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Google’s Portable Native Client goes live for web apps that act like native apps

Google’s Native Client is a set of tools that developers can use to write web apps that can interact with your device as if they were native apps, using your CPU, GPU, and other hardware. Now Google is taking Native Client a it further with Portable Native Client, or PNaCL. It basically lets developers write […]

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Google launches Portable Native Client for cross-platform web apps

Google’s Native Client software lets developers write web apps that act more like native desktop apps. For instance, Quake, DOOM, and DOSBox have all been ported to run in the Chrome web browser using Native Client (NaCL). Now Google has released a tool called Portable Native Client (PNaCL) which takes things a step further by […]

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Google Chrome for ARM gets Native Client (Support for Netflix, other apps on the way)

Google’s Native Client, or NaCl is a platform that lets the Chrome web browser run certain apps written C or C++ instead of the usual web languages such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. In other words, developers can use the same tools to write web apps for Chrome as you would use to write native apps […]

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New Chromebook: Thinner, lighter, cheaper, doesn’t run Netflix (yet)

The new Samsung Chromebook is a notebook with an 11.6 inch display and Chrome OS operating system which weighs less than 2.5 pounds, runs for up to 6.5 hours on a charge, resumes from sleep almost instantly, and costs just $249. But there’s at least one downside. Unlike the $350 Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and […]

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Google Chrome browser adds support for native apps

Google has released an updated version of the Chrome web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux with two major new features that blur the line between web apps and desktop apps. Both features have been available in beta versions of Chrome for a while, but with today’s release they’re available in the Stable channel — […]

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Google Chrome browser beta now supports C, C++ apps

Web apps have come along way in the last years, letting you do many things in a web browser that you could previously only do in a desktop app. We can play games, compose documents, or even edit photos or audio using a web browser. Recent advances have even made it possible to create web […]