Native Client turns Chrome into high-end gaming platform

Calling it Native Client, Google says that integrating technology into Chrome is essential for the future of Web browsers.
To show that Native Client is road-ready, the company used its event to announce several new Chrome-only versions of games known for their rich and processor-intensive graphics, available immediately. It also revealed that the browser currently has more than 200 million users worldwide.
The games include those made by Square Enix, maker of Mini Ninja; Wolf Toss, built with Moai; Supergiant Games' Bastion (Chrome browser only), which has won industry awards; and the Unity 3D game-building engine. Game designer Amir Rao showed off Bastion running in Chrome via Native Client to the crowd of about 100 developers, Google employees, and journalists, and it was apparent that the gameplay was smooth and that the graphics were highly detailed. It looked as if it could've been running on a console, except it was being played in a Chrome tab.

The popular Xbox game Bastion has been ported to Google Chrome using the new Native Client technology.
(Credit: Supergiant Games)

Ian Ellison-Taylor, Google's director of product management for the open Web platform, said that Native Client, also called NaCl, can currently improve browser performance by 2 to 10 times. "What would it be like if we could run native code inside the browser," he asked the crowd, and he enumerated two goals for the Native Client project. He said Google wants to bring native applications to the Web for performance and security reasons, and it wants to enrich the Web ecosystem by bringing popular, long-in-use programming languages to the Web.

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31 Days of Windows Mango


Welcome to the 31 Days of Mango, a series of articles which will focus on development for Windows Phone 7.5.  This is a continuation of the original series, 31 Days of Windows Phone, which was published in the fall of 2010.

For every one of these articles, you will need to use the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 and Visual Studio 2010.  You can download both, for free, from the link below:



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Graphing with Google

All you math lovers out there, you need not look out for the web graphing tools or graphing calculators any more. Google does that for you! Yeah, Google introduced an interactive graphing tool into its own search interface. The graphing calculator works with the formulae separated with comma as input and a beautiful SVG Graph as the output. Here are some screen shots, I have tried.

                                                           Single formula

Try the above formula from here on Google. These Graphs support you with options like Zoom in and Zoom out which adjusts the scale of the graphs and you can try the multi-formulae version from here.

                                                         Multiple formula

In this multi formulae version, you can see the point scale with the color you choose from the top right corner. This is one useful tool if you are into graphing off late. Did you find any thing more on this aspect, let us and your fellow readers know by commenting below.

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What It Looks Like Inside AMAZON

These pictures are from Swansea, Wales. The Amazon Swansea fulfillment center is one of the largest Amazon warehouses in the world. This where all your stuff come from!
(Photos: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)