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  • Xboxie and Sonyfied let you play free HTML5 games through your Xbox One or PS4 browser
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    Xboxie and Sonyfied let you play free HTML5 games through your Xbox One or PS4 browser

    By 24 January 2014

    Xboxie and Sonyfied are two inspired ideas that allow next-gen Xbox One and PS4 owners to play online games through their console's browser. This means plenty of free HTML5 games are already available. Some big name games you can enjoy on your next-gen...

  • Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools
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    Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools

    By 7 January 2014

    Vimeo has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned its video player from scratch to create a future-proof platform. The result is a faster and more accessible Vimeo. The new Vimeo player is an impressive 50 per cent faster than it was before, meaning...

  • Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer
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    Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer

    By 30 August 2012

    Microsoft has teamed up with Atari to launch a new website that allows Internet Explorer users to play eight classic Atari games, including Pong and Mission Command. The experience, which will actually work on any HTML5 browser including Chrome (although...

  • Brandon Generator is born: Edgar Wright's online comic book now live
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    Brandon Generator is born: Edgar Wright's online comic book now live

    By 13 April 2012

    Microsoft has always been inventive in the way it has extolled the virtues of HTML5 and Internet Explorer 9's abilities, but none more so than with The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator. Not only is this in-browser animated comic book interactive...

  • Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'
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    Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'

    By 10 January 2012

    You may have read earlier this week that Internet Explorer, so long the undisputed king of the browser world, is under serious threat from Google's Chrome for the no.1 crown. Pocket-lint asked Gabby Hegerty, the new Internet Explorer Lead in the UK,...

  • Microsoft gets its IE9 HTML5 game on with Cut the Rope
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    Microsoft gets its IE9 HTML5 game on with Cut the Rope

    By 10 January 2012

    Just as it did when it tuned in Last.fm for HTML5 scrobbling, Microsoft is flexing its IE9 HTML5 muscles again - this time by bringing Cut The Rope to the browser, as shown by CEO Steve Ballmer during his keynote presentation. That's right Om Nom lovers,...

  • Microsoft tunes in Last.fm for IE9 HTML5 scrobbling
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    Microsoft tunes in Last.fm for IE9 HTML5 scrobbling

    By 14 December 2011

    Microsoft has teamed up with music streaming radio service Last.fm for a new online portal to its "three million up and coming unsigned artists." Pocket-lint was invited to a demo of the HTML5-powered site at the tech giant's offices in London and we...

  • Adobe: Flash for mobile is dead
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    Adobe: Flash for mobile is dead

    By 9 November 2011

    Update: Adobe has confirmed the move. Speaking on the Adobe Blog, Danny Winokur, Adobe VP and general manager for interactive development, said: "Adobe is all about enabling designers and developers to create the most expressive content possible, regardless...

  • Amazon responds to Apple app terms with Kindle Cloud Reader
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    Amazon responds to Apple app terms with Kindle Cloud Reader

    By 10 August 2011

    Amazon has quietly released the Kindle Cloud Reader into the wide-world-web - a HTML5-based app that is optimised for Chrome and Safari desktop browsers and, more intriguingly, optimised for Safari on the iPad too. If you remember, Amazon recently had...

  • Google+ available on your iPhone now
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    Google+ available on your iPhone now

    By 29 June 2011

    So you've got your Google+ invite and you've had a bash around on the new social network, but you can't help but feel a smidgen of jealousy towards your Android buddies who have the mobile app already up and running, with no sign of it in the App Store...

  • Google Swiffy: SWF to HTML5 quick as a Flash
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    Google Swiffy: SWF to HTML5 quick as a Flash

    By 29 June 2011

    Google Swiffy has been let loose into the Google Labs - an on the fly conversion tool to make your Flash animations more HTML5 friendly. Swiffy takes a SWF file and converts it in two phases. Firstly the Swiffy compiler processes the SWF file and generates...

  • Facebook to take on Apple with own App Store
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    Facebook to take on Apple with own App Store

    By 16 June 2011

    The web is abuzz with murmurs that Facebook is about to take on Apple at its own game...and on its own devices. A TechCrunch report has spilled the beans on the existence of a top secret Facebook initiative dubbed Project Spartan (you can just imagine...

  • Aside HTML5 magazine: The future of publishing?
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    Aside HTML5 magazine: The future of publishing?

    By 13 May 2011

    Yes, it's in German. And yes, the scrolling isn't nearly as smooth in real life as it is on the demo video - but that doesn't mean that Aside magazine isn't a big deal. Well, it's not really Aside - "world's first magazine only made with HTML5" - that's...

  • Firefox and Chrome WebGL poses "multiple significant security issues"
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    Firefox and Chrome WebGL poses "multiple significant security issues"

    By 11 May 2011

    Firefox 4 and Chrome users could be leaving their PCs open for exploits as a result of the "inherently insecure" specification of the WebGL web standard. WebGL was developed by the Khronos Group, which oversees the OpenGL graphics technologies, who signed...

  • Netflix ready for HTML5 Chrome OS streaming
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    Netflix ready for HTML5 Chrome OS streaming

    By 9 May 2011

    With Google I/O 2011 all set to kick off within a matter of hours, a few little snippets of info are already popping up, giving us a some clues as to what might drop from the Big G. And, one of the launches that is most hotly tipped is that of Google's...

  • VIDEO: Adobe Wallaby on pre-release - first step to iPad, iPhone Flash-compatability
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    VIDEO: Adobe Wallaby on pre-release - first step to iPad, iPhone Flash-compatability

    By 9 March 2011

    Adobe Wallaby has been on the cards for a while, and it's been exciting iPad and iPhone owners with the potential that simple Flash to HTML5 conversion could help sites convert their content to run on iOS devices. However, much of the talk has been theorising...

  • HTML5 gets new logo, and a t-shirt to go with it
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    HTML5 gets new logo, and a t-shirt to go with it

    By 18 January 2011

    You can now show your love for the new HTML5 logo by wearing it on a t-shirt like you're superman. Probably one for the hardened geek in your life (that’s most likely you to be fair) the designers of the new HTML5 Logo have created the HTML5 shirt....

  • YouTube drags-and-drops new HTML5 feature
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    YouTube drags-and-drops new HTML5 feature

    By 11 January 2011

    There's not a lot to this, but it is a nifty little time-saving feature so we thought that we better tell you all about it. YouTube has tapped into Google's ever expanding HTML5 revolution, by offering drag-and-drop video uploading onto the popular video...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook showing HTML5 capabilities
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    VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook showing HTML5 capabilities

    By 5 January 2011

    It's been a while (well, about a month) since we last saw RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook in action, so it's nice to see the BlackBerry blog updated with some new footage. The latest teaser video contains more than a few digs at RIM's tablet rivals by showing...

  • VIDEO: HTML5 animation converting - quick as a Flash
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    VIDEO: HTML5 animation converting - quick as a Flash

    By 29 October 2010

    Now, who thought there wasn't room for both Flash and HTML5? Clearly not Adobe, who showed off a demo of a brilliantly quick Flash to HTML5 conversion tool at its MAX 2010 expo over in Los Angeles. Engineer Rik Cabanier ran through the process, which...

  • Gorillaz help launch Microsoft's IE9 Beta
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    Gorillaz help launch Microsoft's IE9 Beta

    By 15 September 2010

    Microsoft employed the help of Murdoc and the Gorillaz to launch its IE9 Beta in London tonight (15 September). An exclusively put together video by the team at Zombie Flesh Eaters was shown to a crowd containing none other than Gorillaz co-founders Damon...

  • What is the Google Doodle?
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    What is the Google Doodle?

    By 7 September 2010

    We at Pocket-lint love a good Google Doodle. And whilst the latest effort (on show now) is lovely and colourful, and interactive - we're not entirely sure what it is for. Usually Google rolls out its doodles to mark a significant anniversary or event,...

  • DivX hammers another nail into Flash's coffin
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    DivX hammers another nail into Flash's coffin

    By 6 September 2010

    Poor old Flash. It's endured a torrid time as of late. First up was Steve Jobs' vehement outburst via a (very) public letter. And then Google unleashed its WebM project. And all this as the video platform continues to come under severe pressure from the...

  • YouTube HTML5 mobile friendly site goes global
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    YouTube HTML5 mobile friendly site goes global

    By 24 August 2010

    Google has rolled out a new version of its mobile site for visitors outside of the US on Tuesday, as it moves the new experience to HTML5 rather than Flash. Although the service has been available in the States since July, it was the first time the rest...

  • YouTube backing gives Flash timely relief
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    YouTube backing gives Flash timely relief

    By 30 June 2010

    Adobe's Flash has taken a bit of a kicking as of late. First there was Steve Jobs' public and highly critical open letter regarding the format. And then it fell out of favour with two of the leading online porn establishments, YouPorn and Digital Playground,...