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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.
First came WebGL for 3D graphics on the Web. A possible sequel uses graphics chips to speed more general software like video game physics engines and photo processing.
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.
With a freemium service, a Ukrainian company hopes to combine the enthusiasm for higher-end raw photo editing with the convenience of Web apps.
A technology to cut delays in Net communications is now built into parts of the Internet. Next up: signing up partners such as Akamai and creating an official standard.
The nonprofit Khronos Group is expanding its standard-bearer flag deeper into the world of Web graphics
With its new Page Speed Service, Google will rewrite your Web page and host it on its own servers. Unlike previous efforts to speed the Web, this one isn't free.