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Google JAM with Chrome uses Keyboard Cat to demo browser power

Google JAM with Chrome uses Keyboard Cat to demo browser power

Google has launched JAM with Chrome, a new interactive web app intended to further demonstrate why the future of computing is inside the browser, and calling on Keyboard Cat to help demo it. The new toy relies on various HTML5 features to allow four players in different locations to jam together on the same track, choosing from 19 different instruments including drums, electric and acoustic guitars, and synths.

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Stitcher releases web app for desktop users

Stitcher releases web app for desktop users

If you're an avid podcast listener, you might happen to be using Stitcher's podcast aggregation app on your mobile device. However, the company has expanded to the desktop by introducing their very own web app, complete with HTML5. It also works, and is optimized, for all major web browsers, so there's no restrictions as far as what browser you have to use.

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Tech giants launch Web Platform Docs for web standardization

Tech giants launch Web Platform Docs for web standardization

A handful of web browser developers and other leading tech companies have launched what's called Web Platform Docs, which aims to create “a new, authoritative open web standards documentation site,” and addresses the issue of finding a single source of accurate and quality information on all web standards that are scattered around the internet.

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The New York Times launches HTML5 web app for iPad

The New York Times launches HTML5 web app for iPad

The New York Times just launched an all-new HTML5 web app for the iPad, and it's probably so that they can avoid Apple's in-app subscription fees, which is a steep 30%. The web app is available only to digital subscribers of NYTimes.com, as well as home-delivery subscribers who link their account for digital access.

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Atari remakes gaming classics in HTML5 for browsers and Windows 8

Atari remakes gaming classics in HTML5 for browsers and Windows 8

Atari has decided that it's time to give some of its classic games a fresh coat paint, launching the new Atari Arcade. Eight of Atari's classic games have been updated using HTML5 and are playable in your browser for free. That's not the end of it though, as Atari has also teamed up with Microsoft to bring these games to Windows 8 tablets.

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Firefox updates Android and Desktop with “BrowserQuest” action

Firefox updates Android and Desktop with “BrowserQuest” action

Mozilla's newest duo of updates is coming on today in the form of updates for both their desktop web browser and Android web browser interfaces - complete with a browser-based game to make it all worthwhile! With the desktop version update you'll be getting reduced memory usage for browsing with add-ons as well as lovely new tidbits like a new JavaScript Debugger. The Android version of Firefox brings a plethora of requested updates such as Flash for Honeycomb devices, a personalized start page, and - you guessed it - support for tablet-sized devices as well!

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Nokia tweaks Symbian phones with Belle Refresh

Nokia tweaks Symbian phones with Belle Refresh

Nokia may be reading its Windows Phone 8 range, but there's still some Symbian development going on, with Nokia Belle Refresh now being pushed out to owners. The Nokia N8, C7 and X7 are among the bevy of Symbian handsets in like for Belle Refresh, most appealing of which is likely the new browser with support for HTML5 web apps.

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Telenav extends HTML5 Navigation to Android and Windows Phone

Telenav extends HTML5 Navigation to Android and Windows Phone

With the new HTML5 wave covering the whole internet-loving universe, the news this morning of Telenav's HTML5 Nav on Android and Windows Phone devices is a sign of a fabulous new era. This push comes in the form of Scout for Apps, a service that was launched earlier this year for iOS exclusively. With Scout for Apps, developers will be able to integrate into their creations the first HTML5, browser-based, voice-guided, turn by turn, GPS navigation service for mobile phones!

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Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

First there was skydiving Google Glass; now Google IO has brought us Cirque du Soleil in the browser. The famous acrobatics company took the IO stage to show how they'd used web technologies to put motion-tracking dance and interaction into Chrome. The webcam of a Chromebook was used to follow the movements of the user, all rendered in smooth 3D; even more impressive, it all worked in the browser on a tablet, too.

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LG and friends form the Smart TV Alliance

LG and friends form the Smart TV Alliance

LG and TP Vision, representing Philips TVs, have today announced the formation of a Smart TV Alliance. The goal of the alliance is to create a “non-proprietary ecosystem for application developers to create attractive, platform-independent services,” with several Japanese television manufacturers said to be in the process of joining already. It looks like TV manufacturers are wary of developers being bearish on the development of apps for multiple Smart TVs, aiming to simplify things instead.

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Google grabs HP webOS Enyo HTML5 team

Google grabs HP webOS Enyo HTML5 team

Google has quietly snatched up the HP team responsible for the webOS Enyo HTML5 project, it's been revealed, with the search giant expected to use their expertise in Android, ChromeOS and other products. Initially believed to be the bulk of the team, according to The Verge, then narrowed down to roughly half a dozen by AllThingsD - including project chief Matt McNulty - the ship-jumping was not apparently done all at once, but after a series of individual hires. However, HP says its open-source webOS plans are still on track.

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Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Flash may have fallen out of favor in recent years, but AMD is betting on a resurgence of the technology with the prediction that Flash games will equal their console counterparts in quality within the twelve months. The chip manufacturer made the ambitious prediction at the launch of the new AMD Trinity, the company's latest APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) that delivers, among other things, hardware-accelerated Flash support.

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