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Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims 211

Posted by Soulskill
from the framing-the-narrative dept.
CWmike writes "Mozilla and Opera are mocking browser rival Microsoft's use of the term 'native HTML5' to describe Internet Explorer 9 and the in-development IE10 as an oxymoron, an attempt to hijack an open standard and a marketing ploy. On Tuesday, Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, the executive who runs the IE group, used the term several times during a keynote at MIX, the company's annual Web developers conference, and in an accompanying post on the IE blog. Hachamovitch claimed in his keynote that, 'The only native experience of the Web of HTML5 today is on Windows 7 with IE9.' Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, replied mockingly in Bugzilla: 'I'm pretty sure Firefox 5 has "complete native HTML5" support. We should resolve this as fixed and be sure to let the world know we beat Microsoft to shipping *complete* native HTML5.'"

+ - Kuda, WebGL tech for creating in browser based 3D

Submitted by kilrathu
kilrathu (1270456) writes "A new open source HTML5 / WebGL tool has been created as a result of a project undertaken by the U.S. Dept of Energy to train Weatherization workers . This technology, called Kuda, is a set of JavaScript libraries that build on Google’s O3D technology by providing a GUI to build interactive 3D environments. It also runs in browser. It allows people to import 3D assets and make them interactive with a simple message handler utility."

Comment: Re:"Sorry, no Mac version yet." (Score 5, Informative) 158

by kilrathu (#23995213) Attached to: A Video Game To Teach AP Level Immunology
We at the Federation of American Scientists (the non-profit group that made this) are working on a way to make it run under WINE but we don't have it quite yet. We hope to have it up by the end of the month. Sorry.

The reality is we made this with a very limited budget and for that reason we have not not yet implemented a mac/*nix version yet. This is primarily a research project to show that students can learn from video games. The goal is to prove to policy makers that technology can be used to improve education. FAS is open to any feedback you can give them about the game or if you can help get it into the classroom.

If you really need a different version consider donating or joining FAS [http://fas.org/member/index.html] so that we can continue development.
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+ - Video games to teach AP level immunology.->

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kilrathu
kilrathu writes "Longtime proponents of using video games as sources of learning, the Federation of American Scientists [FAS.org] put its money where its mouth is. FAS released Immune Attack, an educational video game designed to teach immunology to AP level high school students and combines the most current research on teaching methodologies with a 3D first person shooter game.

"The key to the game was making sure it was fun while also covering accurate and complex immunology topics," said Dr. Michelle Lucey-Roper, director of the FAS Learning Technologies Program.

The game is free, although not open source, and can be downloaded here http://www.immuneattack.org/

More info here at http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Story?id=5063661&page=1

Sorry no Mac version yet."

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