Okay, so we’re not quite at the point where you’re going to be playing the next Crysis sequel in your browser, but still — the arrival of WebGL in ’s beta channel is kind of a big deal. Apart from being able to play around with cool demos like the ones offered up by in its official announcement , WebGL is another important step in bringing more desktop-like functionality to the Web. In addition to cloud-y 3D support, hardware acceleration support is due to arrive at some point — presumably before Chrome 9 gets pushed to the stable channel. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but we’ll know soon enough thanks to the six-week release cycle

547b6d99adewebgl.jpg 450x252 WebGL has arrived in Google Chrome Beta; get your gaming hardware ready!

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WebGL has arrived in Google Chrome Beta; get your gaming hardware ready!