Meet the web platform - On the cutting edge
Alex Komoroske, a Product Manager on Chrome's open web platform team, demonstrates how the web platform is learning entirely new tricks like webcam access, sophisticated audio APIs, and complex 3D effects. Check out the companion for more information on the demos and the technology that powers them: goo.gl
Google has promoted three major Chrome features from the beta channel to the stable build. With the latest version of Chrome, all users can take advantage of WebGL, Chrome Instant and the Chrome Web Store.
WebGL brings hardware-accelerated 3D rendering to Chrome, making for some amazing graphics that could have gaming implications in the future. Right now, you can see it in action in several impressive demos. Chrome Instant will have a bigger immediate impact on users' day-to-day browsing. It loads your frequently-visited pages as you type into the address bar. No enter key required!
For folks who love extensions, themes and Web apps, the Chrome Web Store is the most important new feature. Now that the Web Store is open to all U.S. customers, Google has added a Web Store link and a couple of demo apps to the new tab page in the latest version of Chrome. They've also assured international users that the Web Store will be expanding to other countries soon.
As always, if you run Chrome, it will download the update automatically -- but you'll need to close and re-open it for the update to be applied.