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PlayCanvas Browser-Based Game Engine Open-Sourced

For the past three years Mozilla's partner PlayCanvas Ltd has been developing a JavaScript-based WebGL-using game engine that is like "unlike anything that had gone before" and today they have open-sourced this browser-based game engine.
4 June 2014 - WebGL Gaming - 7 Comments

Mozilla Starts Pre-Orders For Its Flame Firefox OS Smart-Phone

Mozilla announced this morning that pre-orders are now being accepted for Flame, the new Firefox OS reference design for developers. In cooperation with T2Mobile, the Flame is designed to be the reference device for Firefox OS development.
27 May 2014 - Mozilla Flame - 12 Comments

Pale Moon: Firefox Without DRM, Interface Breakage

For those upset with Mozilla's recent decision to add EME / HTML5 video DRM support to Firefox, the "Pale Moon" fork of Firefox may be of interest.
22 May 2014 - Pale Moon - 37 Comments

Mozilla's Route For Implementing W3C EME (HTML5 DRM)

Due to other web browsers moving ahead with supporting W3C's EME specification, Mozilla too will begin supporting this specification for handling encrypted media (Digital Rights Management) within the web browser.
14 May 2014 - EME - 90 Comments

Mozilla Decides Against Ads In The New Tab Page

A few months ago Mozilla originally shared plans to begin selectively putting ads within the "New Tab" page of Firefox. Well, after a lot of user feedback, they have decided against doing so.
10 May 2014 - Firefox - 41 Comments

Firefox 30 Beta Finally Supports GStreamer 1.0

Following the Firefox 29.0 release, Firefox 30.0 is now in Mozilla's beta channel. One of the changes for Linux users with this next major web-browser update is finally support for the GStreamer 1.0 API.
30 April 2014 - GStreamer - 10 Comments

Firefox 29.0 For Linux Is Now Available For Download

While we're still waiting on the official release announcement, Mozilla Firefox 29.0 is now available for download.
28 April 2014 - Firefox 29 - 111 Comments

Firefox Enables Generational GC To Compete With Chrome

The latest Mozilla Firefox nightly builds have begun enabling the generational garbage collector to better compete with Google's Chrome on performance grounds.
30 March 2014 - Garbage Collector - 25 Comments

Firefox Developers Introduce RR C/C++ Debugger

Mozilla developers working on the Firefox web-browser have introduced a new debugger they developed when working on the browser itself.
26 March 2014 - Debugging - 4 Comments

Firefox 29 Beta Pulls In Many Features

Mozilla has put out the first beta of Firefox 29.0 and with it comes some exciting features.
20 March 2014 - Firefox 29 Beta - 25 Comments

Mozilla Working To Port Unity Game Engine For The Web

Unity has partnered with Mozilla for bringing their popular Unity Game Engine to web browsers via WebGL and ASM.js.
18 March 2014 - Unity - 10 Comments

Firefox 28.0 Delivers VP9 Video Decoding, Opus In WebM

Mozilla Firefox 28.0 is being prepped for release right now and it comes with some exciting updates for users of this open-source, cross-platform browser.
17 March 2014 - Firefox 28 - 26 Comments

Unreal Engine 4 Is Running Great In Firefox

Unreal Engine 4 will be capable of running within web-browsers using WebGL and it's already been demoed running within Mozilla Firefox. Firefox running UE4 is at "near-native speeds" to the desktop version.
12 March 2014 - UE4 - 12 Comments

Mozilla Introduces New JPEG Encoding Library

Mozilla has introduced a new open-source JPEG encoding library that it claims can measurably reduce the file-size of encoded images.
6 March 2014 - JPEG - 14 Comments

Mozilla's Servo Still Going Forth To Parallelize The Web

It's been a while since hearing anything about Mozilla's Servo Engine that's an experimental browser layout engine that could one day replace the Gecko Engine within Firefox, but there's new development activity going forward and a new update to share today.
18 February 2014 - Servo Engine - 13 Comments

Mozilla's Use Of GPUs For 2D Acceleration

While many are upset right now over Mozilla's new advertising agenda, they are still investing on technical improvements to Firefox, including when it comes to 2D acceleration.
13 February 2014 - FOSDEM - 19 Comments

Mozilla To Begin Pushing Ads To The New Tabs Page

Mozilla will begin pushing sponsored ads/sites into the directory tiles when entering the new tabs page where traditionally it has showed the most frequently visited sites.
12 February 2014 - Firefox - 106 Comments

A Look At The New Firefox UI On Ubuntu Linux

After yesterday's article about the new Firefox UI landing in the Aurora channel, here's some screenshots showing what the new Firefox marked at 29.0a2 looks like on Ubuntu Linux.
8 February 2014 - Firefox 29 Aurora Alpha 2 - 30 Comments

The New Firefox UI Lands In Aurora

Firefox Aurora for the 29.0 Alpha 2 version of Firefox is the new improvements to the Firefox user-interface plus many other changes.
7 February 2014 - 29.0 Alpha 2 Aurora - 10 Comments

Mozilla Firefox 27 Is Coming Today With New Features

Mozilla will be officially announcing the Firefox 27 web-browser update today. With Firefox 27 comes a number of new features.
4 February 2014 - Firefox 27 - 30 Comments

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