Google Intros New Chrome Experiments for Rubik's Cube Fans

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-05-20 Print this article Print

Earlier this month, Google launched another Chrome Experiment—this time an online gamelike tool called "Spell Up" that can help users improve their English spelling and language skills using their voices and a Chrome Web browser.  Presently, Spell Up can be used with Chrome on computers or with Android phones and tablets. Users of Apple iPhones and iPads can also try Spell Up, but they won't have voice functionality and will have to type in their answers.

In March 2014, Google unveiled a Chrome Experiment for its innovative $35 Chromecast television dongle. That project lets users wirelessly display the photos from their smartphones right onto the screen of their digital televisions. Photowall for Chromecast lets users display smartphone photos onto a TV to create custom slide shows.

In January 2014, Google unleashed a Chrome Experiment that allows Chrome browser users to build amazing digital Lego creations on their screens as they essentially build to their heart's content.  The Build with Chrome virtual project is a collaboration between Chrome and the LEGO Group that uses the WebGL 3D graphics technology.

In November 2013, Google unveiled a Chrome Experiments project called "Journey through Middle-Earth," a game-based adventure that was created to showcase Google's Chrome Experiments initiative, which combines audio, video, networking and more to show the kinds of content that are possible for mobile users. The Hobbit game was released just before the latest Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, was released in December 2013.

In June 2013, Google introduced a video game, Cube Slam, to demonstrate and show off WebRTC capabilities. WebRTC allows users to see, hear and communicate with each other using only a Web browser, whether they are playing a game or participating in an online video conference.

Google has been working on WebRTC projects for some time as a Google Chrome Experiments project. The technology could find its way into many other business and consumer uses in the future. The Cube Slam video game lets users play face-to-face against their friends by simply using a WebRTC-enabled browser.

In May 2013, Google unveiled two other Chrome Experiments mobile video games—Roll It and Racer—aimed at slot-car-racing and Skee-ball fans, giving them the ability to play with other people using phones, tablets and computers running Chrome. Roll It is a modern-day version of the classic boardwalk Skee-ball game that players can play using a browser on their phone, desktop or laptop computer, while Racer lets players build slot-car-style race tracks, which can then align across up to five mobile screens that are used by friends who have joined the game.


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