Feb 7, 2011

Google Chrome Blog: A dash of speed, 3D and apps

we’re excited to bring several new features from Chrome’s beta channel to the stable build, including WebGL via chrome.blogspot.com

If you don't know what WebGL is, grab the latest Chrome and go check this out. I've been following/tinkering with it lately, as WebGL was available in Chrome's Canary build up to now.  WebGL is still very much in it's infancy, yet it's still quite impressive.  A browser based 3d rendering platform backed by one of the largest internet companies? My bet this is going turn gaming upside down in a few years.

Dec 21, 2010

Yesterday I found one of these much talked about CR-48s at my door. Thanks Google

First impressions... overall pretty cool. The trackpad is bad news, but thats hardware and not the os right lol? The thing loads fast, both at boot up and from sleep. Here's the deal though, I'm a programmer, and despite reading some ideas about making coding work on the thing there is just no overall solution.  Lots of early-stage online editors out there but nothing near the NetBeans level, which is what I'm very used to. So looks like that will keep happening elsewhere. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about Google's efforts and I certainly think the cloud is the future but it's very new. I do look forward to see how much else I can use it, I'll keep you updated.

Dec 6, 2010

Viber | Free calls, free voip, free phone calls from iPhone

free calls to other Viber users using 3G or Wi-Fi via viber.com

This is huge! Voip over the iPhone as I have long suspected is possible. Right now, as I am the only one in my calling circle who uses an Iphone, it's not much use to me, but once the Android app comes it's game on. Viber will be groundbreaking, if they are allowed to hang around, expect many variations later...Google Voice?

Nov 2, 2010

Dictionary.com Opens Its API

I know it’s not exactly headline news, but I just think that Dictionary.com is in a fairly interesting position in the market right now via crunchgear.com

A dictionary.com api? Oh my. What devilish carnations or dare I say it, mash-ups, could be created from this? I know in the past I have looked for this on their site, but apparently it was just released 'publicly' late last month. Although not very public, the usage looks pretty specific, but maybe they approve apps like Ping.fm does hehe.

Oct 25, 2010

Introducing HTML5 Web Sockets

What we have needed, though, is a native approach, both on the client- and server-side to be able to have bidirectional communication. via css.dzone.com

Browser based apps are the future, you did know that right? especially communication apps and games. HTML5 web sockets will play a huge roll, give it a try, very simple(and short) way of doing it here. I like these kind of tutorials.