Unity gets Native 2D: The Unity 3D game framework and tools is getting native 2D support. 2D’s been hackable from the framework in the past by fixing the camera and arranging things so it all looks 2D-ish. But now, the company has announced actual 2D support with autoslicing sprites and an integrated 2D physics engine in Unity 4.3 which has just gone into beta.
Mozilla’s Brick: Mozilla has put Brick, a collection of reusable UI components which can be introduced into web pages using custom HTML tags, into beta. While the W3C Web Components is some way from getting implemented across browsers, Brick uses X-Tag to get that functionality acrss browsers now in a technique called polyfill. Brick currently has an appbar, calendar, datepicker, deck, flipbox, iconbutton, layout, slidebox, slider, tabbar, toggle and togglegroup and tooltip available.