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Mobile Augmented Reality at London Web Standards

This month's London Web Standards was on augmented reality, a hot topic a few years ago that is making its way back into people's mindshare with projects like Google Glass. We had Dr. Paul Coulton talking about the current state of AR on mobile, Imogen Levy talking about how Westminster Abbey is using 3D and AR to improve the visitor experience, and Trevor Ward talked about how we can use AR now on current-generation devices.

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Interacting with HTML5 Video Players

HTML5 video players are incredibly useful, enabling developers to display video on non-flash devices (I'm looking at you, Apple). It's really simple to get started with HTML5 video, but when you want to do something more complicated, there's not much documentation. Thankfully, it's really quite simple, and this article will show you how to use the HTML5 video JavaScript API to interact with the videos.

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The importance of cooperation

This weekend, London Web Standards manage to get evangelists from all of the major browsers in a panel to talk about their companies' products. After a week of Opera bashing for being the first vendor to alias webkit CSS prefixes it was a sight for sore eyes. Thing is, from what I've observed, this is how things usually are between the vendors.

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