Is a Faster Web on the Horizon With WebAssembly?

PHOTO: Robin Pierre Imagine you wanted to write an application for a design studio that was capable of creating amazingly realistic 3-D previews of the interiors of restaurants. Using the app, a customer of the design studio just points a phone camera at the corner of a room made of rough concrete and a reddish-brown mahogany bar with the latest Saint-Émilion wine...

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HTML Media Capture is Now a Proposed Recommendation

HTML Media Capture is a W3C specification that defines an HTML form extension that facilitates user access to a device’s media capture mechanism, such as camera or microphone, or within a file upload control. It works by extending the <input type=”file”> element with a capture attribute. Surprisingly, browsers were never good at capturing images and videos from your web camera or recording sounds from your device’s microphone. Plugins like Flash and Silverlight...

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