Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Chromebook Preview

Original post from Azhar Hashem, Product Marketing Manager
Welcome to live updates on the first Chromebook preview, a 2-day exploration of the web that also gives you a way to get your Chromebook early. We will continue to live update this blog post with subsequent preview locations.
Live Updates (latest at the top)
7:45pm PT - That’s all for today! Check out the slideshow below for a preview recap. We’ll be back tomorrow so stay tuned.

PT - Addictive, challenging yet soothing are a few words we'd use to describe Sinuous, an online game built with HTML5 canvas. Avoid the red dots, and keep an eye out for the next Chromebook preview here.

 PT - The next Chromebook preview location is an HTML5 Experiment from 9 Elementswhich started as a performance study on how many particles a browser can calculate and display with a decent frame rate. Add in music and select quotes that contain the words "love" and "HTML5" and the end result is this beautiful, mesmerizing visualization. We love HTML5, too!

 PT - HTML5 meets the personalized music video in the Chris Milk-directed Chrome Experiment "The Wilderness Downtown". This project excited us because it showcased how the modern browser can change the way we experience music in a highly interactive, personalized way, and also frankly, because we love Arcarde Fire.

PT - HTML5 is becoming the leading standard for the future of the web, and the HTML5 Readiness project compares the progress of the top 8 browsers in HTML5 support. See how far the browsers have come since 2008, and you'll also find the next Chromebook preview.

 PT - YouTube changed the way billions of people watched, shared and discovered videos, but what was the first video uploaded to the site? It's also the location of the next Chromebook preview, now live here.

 PT - The first Chromebook preview is now open here. For the first stop, we’re taking you back to where it all began: Tim Berners-Lee’s original memo calling for people to help with his CERN-funded WorldWideWeb project. Look for a familiar icon which will serve as your entryway to the Chromebook preview. Each preview will only be open for a limited time before moving to a new location.

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