Google has a cool new technology that could render "desktop computing" obsolete.
Batman's wrist communicator shakes salt, doesn't call Robin.
NaCl started out as a mechanism for faster processing for Web applications. Now it's getting accelerated graphics abilities, too.
The Native Client technology for high-performance Web applications is getting more versatile. And Google has the power to make NaCl a real force on the Web.
The software for fast browser apps has taken a step beyond mainstream x86-based PCs to Chromebooks using ARM processors. But it won't reach ARM-based smartphones until later this year.
Plug-ins like Silverlight and Google Earth will be harder to find in the Chrome Web Store as Google works to build a safer, faster Web browser.
One corner of the computing world can't use the streaming-video service: the $249 Samsung Chromebook. Netflix and Google are working to change that, though.
A powerful new Google+ photo app embodies a sticky situation facing Web developers: embrace the Native Client tech for high-performance Web apps and risk sites that only work for Chrome users.
The technology to let browser programs run as fast as native software has plenty of challenges. Maybe Google's promotional effort next week will give it a needed boost.
The cross-platform game software now reaches Google's software for faster Web apps and previews support for Flash. Also: new features and better performance.