Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 27, 2013

DeviceOrientation Event Specification

This specification defines several new DOM events that provide information about the physical orientation and motion of a hosting device.

These seem to be implemented in Android ICS 4.0 and above. Time to do some testing.

February 13, 2013

Opera moving to WebKit for future products

On the same day as announcing that Opera has 300 million users, we’re also announcing that for all new products Opera will use WebKit as its rendering engine and V8 as its JavaScript engine.

And just like that, I am 100 times more interested in Opera’s future projects. (via Stuff & Nonsense)

February 12, 2013

Frame Latency — Why you should stop talking about FPS

A great thread on NeoGAF discussing the pros of using frame latency as a metric over frames per second for assessing the performance of video games. It’s a little bit harder to understand, but appears to capture stuttering issues much more accurately.

February 4, 2013