Chrome 56 Beta Ships With WebGL 2.0 Enabled By Default & Much More
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 8 December 2016 at 05:49 PM EST. 20 Comments
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Google has announced the release of the Chrome 56 beta and it comes with a good amount of changes.

Among the changes in Chrome 56 Beta are:

- Showing a "not secure" warning for HTTP password and credit card pages.
- Web Bluetooth support for Bluetooth Low Energy devices.
- CSS position "sticky" support.
- WebGL 2.0 is enabled by default on desktop platforms.
- Remote Playback API on Android to allow remote playback controls for smart TVs and speakers.
- Various improvements to the Notifications and PaymentRequest APIs, along with work on other modern JavaScript APIs.
- TLS 1.3 support.
- A ton of other developer-oriented changes for making a more modern web.

More details via the Chromium.org blog.
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