Google gives glimpse of future Gears goodies

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    Google showed off working prototypes Wednesday of new possibilities for its Gears project to goose Web browsers' abilities.

    When Google launched Gears a year ago, the company overemphasized one important feature, its ability to make Web applications work even when the browser is disconnected from the Internet, said Chris Prince, a lead Gears engineer, in a talk at the Google I/O conference here Wednesday. The new features, though, head in dramatically different directions: notifications on the desktop of various events, support for location information, better interactions with a computer's file system, and technology to let large file uploads proceed even when hampered by intermittent network connectivity.

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