This is by far the best source of concise and accurate information I found on the web around HTML5.

Dive into HTML5

Features summarized-
1. Canvas
2. Video tag
3. Local Storage [not to be confused with cookies which are transmitted to the webserver]
4. Web Workers
5. Offline Web Applications
6. More input types –
for search boxes
for spinboxes
for sliders
for color pickers
for telephone numbers
for web addresses
for email addresses
for calendar date pickers
for months
for weeks
for timestamps
for precise, absolute date+time stamps
for local dates and times
7. Placeholder Text
8. Geolocation – popularized by by Gears from Google for older browsers that dont support this specific
HTML 5 feature.
9. Autofocus attribute on any HTML element –


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