Went to Nokia HERE .com and the advertised 3D view only works on WebGL. Now, I am not a WebGL supporter. I believe that should be a HTML job. But, my line has been crossed. I think MS should really put WebGL as a consideration. Maybe the same, click yes then run, kind of system if security is not ready yet. Nokia is a big partner of MS. Surely they can use whatever technology available, but, I know their action is not based on preference, but, necessity.
@magicalclick: Don't close that tab, it will work soon! And someone at nokia will get fired. They're just waiting for the next check from Redmond.
I don't know where Nokia sources its maps and satellite images, but for my area it is way out of date, and in the case of the satellite images, I'm talking YEARS out of date. Google simply leaves it for dead.
@evildictaitor: Note to self: Do not click on a link to prove evildictaitor wrong.
@JoshRoss: I assume it crashed? I don't have Chrome so I can't test it. But, I believe that can be managed by limiting the amount of GPU processing and terminating the processing intelligently. Although I have to say, Windows itself has yet to perfect this when something eat up all the RAM and making task manager too slow to do its job. I am still baffled why there is no dedicated memory allocated to special internal process management applications.
@magicalclick: Artificially limiting the amount of resources an application uses can be tricky, especially in a game where you want it to run as fast as possible.
@kettch: same thing could be said about browser security privileges. And it is default at lower setting isn't it. It is exactly the same technique, only to manage hardware resources better.
The feeling comes from seeing all three browsers ganged up on IE. And more and more sites using WebGL. While IE6 border-box made a mess, but, standard finally catch on and responsive site finally don't crap out with static layouts. To be a tech leader, it make sense to go outside the box until standard catches on. And mostly, it is clear the resource management is needed when wc3 finally support 3D rendering. Now, IE is behind the WebGL, soon IE will be behind hardware management. It will take at least 2 versions to offer some half backed functionality when more users moved on to competing browsers.
WebGL is an open standard of Khronos Group, which is the largest consortium dedicated to computer graphics.
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