We all know the web browser will soon become the central figure in the world of computing. That's why we care about a few compelling new hints from Khronos Group, the consortium behind such standards as OpenGL, about WebGL, a web standard that promises to bring 3-D acceleration to browsers without the need for plugins.
That would open up a fresh world of possibilities for what can be done within the once-humble confines of a browser window.
This could also be beneficial for Palm and its WebOS platform, which is based entirely around web standards. Palm made their enthusiasm for HTML 5 publicly known at last month's MobileBeat conference; WebGL could help the Pre to rival the iPhone in pixel-pushing power.
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