With CSS shaders, Adobe hopes to bring dynamic, programmable 3D graphics effects to Web content. Apple and Opera back the proposed standard.
The new "Arrandale" graphics technology has 20 percent more shaders, an important component for 3D graphics, the chipmaker says.
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.
Music videos have come a long way since MTV's early days. A cool new film for the Arcade Fire single "Reflektor" lets you help design the visual effects with a wave of your mobile device.
HTML5 and other standards haven't yet caught up to Flash Player, but Adobe thinks they can surpass it -- and it's working to make that happen. Also: What to do about the Retina display conundrum?
The GPU company is putting some serious horsepower in the data center to power gaming on the go.
Trying to speed the graphics interface's development, Khronos updates OpenGL. Phones and the Web carry a competitive advantage over Microsoft's DirectX.
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Adobe gave up its ambitions to make Flash Player as important in mobile browsing as it is on PCs. Flash is still important, but it's not healthy.
In what appears to be a dramatic turnaround, Adobe seems to have scrapped a high-profile effort to bring Flash Player browser plug-in to mobile devices.