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Browsers are getting Stronger Sharper & Smarter ;) The day is not far away when we have nothing but a  browser installed in the desktop and things will be floating in the cloud ( provided our ISP are reliable which they are not now).
Web technology is so open that even the all time money maker Microsoft to open up. WebGL is a open source technology that helps build 3D enabled apps with its rich API within the browser.
WebGL's early application the Body Browser was just a peek to this technology. Google has integrated this tech with the google maps now and they have it pretty well.

Google Maps GL

once you click on the above link you will see a option on the left bottom something like this
then just flow through.

Now checkout the satellite view from the right top then just browse places its so smooth, no more frame by frame loading. Now that's sleek ;) even try the new view angles from the round knobs.

Well everything was not smooth as i expected, thanks to my 2 GB RAM and 5…