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Disney's HTML5 Graphic Novel for Tron

Disney has teamed up with Microsoft and design firm Vectorform to create an HTML5 based graphic novel based on the Tron sci fi world, one of the first HTML5 graphic novels published by a major brand. Users are treated to interactive storytelling, with backgrounds and panels that zoom, slide and dissolve.

Chrome Now Used By 1 in 8 Web Users

Google's Chrome browser is now used by one out of eight web users, the largest percentage yet, according to statistics released by Net Applications. According to the company's population-adjusted estimates, Chrome usage increased from 11.9 percent in April, 2011 to 12.5 percent in May. This marks a longterm shift towards more standards-compliant, HTML5-ready browsers, and a move away from Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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Google Demos 3D HTML5 Video

Google has launched a new Chrome experiment that shows off their WebM video codec in action along with some of the flashier features of HTML5 video. Users can use controls to expand and shrink the video while it is playing, make it transparent, give it reflections, and rotate the video in 3D using CSS3 transforms.

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Microsoft to Open Up Windows 8 to HTML5 Apps

Although details are still somewhat sketchy, it looks like Windows 8 could see the line between web and desktop applications begin to seriously blur - if not disappear altogether in certain cases. Based on comments and demos at their recent developers' conference, Microsoft has indicated that the next version of their operating system will come with a new programming foundation. This will allow developers build native apps with the same techniques they use for web applications, namely HTML5 and JavaScript. Microsoft is calling this new approach "tailored apps."

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