Web technology: 5 things to watch in 2013

Chrome on iOS has a chance to shake up the OS-browser alignment in the mobile market. The evolution of the Web is a messy process. We do so much with the Web today that it’s easy to take it for granted. Banking, social networking, word processing, t…

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Google’s new VP9 video technology reaches public view

VP9, the successor to Google’s VP8 video compression technology at the center of a techno-political controversy, has made its first appearance outside Google’s walls. Google has built VP9 support into Chrome, though only in an early-stage version of…

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Browsers: Top 5 events from 2012

For a while there, the browser was winning the war. New startups launched online services rather than packaged software. Browser makers raced to transform the Web from a place to publish documents into a general-purpose programming platform. People …

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

RockMelt for iPhone gracefully goes all thumbs

The alternative Web browser RockMelt continues its march on mobile devices by releasing a new iPhone-specific app. RockMelt for the iPhone (download) is not the same version as the iPad app, though. It’s been redesigned so that it can be controlled a…

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Google60 Emulates Search Engine Querying with 1960s Technology

Google60 is a novel little project that mimics the interface of a 1960s-era computer and mashes it up with modern Google search queries. Take it for a spin; you’ll never appreciate the speed of even the slowest modern browser more. While playing…

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