Google stresses that it’s not just games that profit from this API, though. “Medical and scientific visualization, training, simulation, modeling, authoring packages” and similar highly graphical web apps will also be able to make good use of this feature.
You can give Pointer Lock on Chrome a try using Mozilla’s BananaBread 3D shooter demo. Mozilla, by the way, started supporting Pointer Lock with Firefox 14.
In addition, says Google, the latest version of Chrome now features a number of enhancement for Windows 8 users. The team also notes that it continues to add polish for users with Retina screens. Sadly, though, Google didn’t provide any details about the actual changes it made.
Google also awarded numerous awards to hackers who found security issues in Chrome. Besides the usual awards, which range from $500 to $2000, Google’s team issued two $5,000 awards and one $10,000 award for three bugs that were especially severe. As Google noted in August, when it announced some of these higher-level awards, the company has now paid over $1 million to developers who found vulnerabilities in Chrome.
Google Chrome is an based on the open source web browser Chromium which is based on Webkit. It was accidentally announced prematurely on September 1, 2008 and slated for release the following day. It premiered originally on Windows only, with Mac OS and Linux versions released in early 2010. Features include: Tabbed browsing where each tab gets its own process, leading to faster and more stable browsing. If one tab crashes, the whole browser doesn’t go down with it A...