The interface is designed to let take advantage of the GPU and multicore CPUs for parallel programming tasks. The standards group will have to convince browser makers to adopt it, though.
The nonprofit Khronos Group is expanding its standard-bearer flag deeper into the world of Web graphics
Standards group releases OpenSL ES 1.1 and OpenMax AL 1.1 standard interfaces to let applications tap into audio and video hardware.
Qualcomm, Broadcom, Samsung, and others are working at the Khronos Group to standardize some nuts and bolts of machine vision. That should let programmers tap into the technology more easily.
Software developers believe Microsoft's selection of Satya Nadella as its new CEO will help strengthen ties that have strained or frayed over the years.
A new version of the interface makes software running on graphics chips more self-reliant and better at sharing data with conventional software running on CPUs.
The technology for 3D graphics could let malicious programmers get access to some private information or simply render a computer unusable.
The graphics chip tech in Apple's iPad and iPhone is due for a major update. Imagination Technologies describes what may be in store.
Trying to speed the graphics interface's development, Khronos updates OpenGL. Phones and the Web carry a competitive advantage over Microsoft's DirectX.
The cross-platform graphics interface adds support for tesselation and better general-purpose computation.