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Google is sunsetting Gmail’s basic HMTL view, which allows users to look at their emails in a bare-bones state, starting January 2024.

Google is killing Gmail’s basic HTML view (but not Gmail) in 2024

The edit tweet button isn’t Twitter’s only new feature that can rewrite history. The company has apparently changed the way it handles embedded tweets that were deleted after the fact,…

Twitter is wiping embeds of deleted tweets from the web

Mozilla today launched MDN Plus, a paid subscription product on top of the existing (and recently re-designed) Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), one of the web’s most popular destinations for finding…

Mozilla launches paid subscriptions to its Developer Network

U.K. edtech startup Erase All Kittens — an online game that teaches kids, especially young girls, coding skills — has signed a distribution deal with Tesco, one of the U.K.’s…

Erase All Kittens, an online game that teaches girls to code, signs distribution deal with Tesco

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There’s nothing Automattic about balancing commercial growth with an open source developer community

The tech industry has made a full 180-degree turn with regard to open source in the 16 years since Matt Mullenweg founded Automattic, the commercial backer of open source CMS, WordPress.

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There’s nothing Automattic about balancing commercial growth with an open source developer community

Missouri governor Mike Parson is facing a monumental backlash after threatening to prosecute a journalist for responsibly reporting a serious security lapse in the state’s website. Earlier this week, St. Louis…

F12 isn’t hacking: Missouri governor threatens to prosecute local journalist for finding exposed state data

Byteboard, a service designed to replace the pre-onsite technical interview part of a company’s hiring process with a web-based alternative, will be spinning out of Google, TechCrunch learned and Google…

Technical interview platform Byteboard spins out of Google’s Area 120, takes on new funding

Erase All Kittens (EAK) is an edtech startup that created a “Mario-style” web-based game designed for kids aged 8-12. However, the game has a twist: it places an emphasis on…

Erase All Kittens raises $1M seed round for Mario-style game which teaches girls to code

When Kite, the well-funded AI-driven code completion tool, launched in 2019, its technology looked very impressive, but it only supported Python at the time. Earlier this year, it added JavaScript,…

Kite adds support for 11 new languages to its AI code completion tool

The continual uncertainty around TikTok’s future may have provided a big boost to Snapchat in August. Or maybe it was just the Disney eyes filter that went viral. In any…

Snapchat had a big August amid TikTok uncertainty

A month after Europe’s top court struck down a flagship data transfer arrangement between the EU and the US as unsafe, European privacy campaign group, noyb, has filed complaints against…

EU websites’ use of Google Analytics and Facebook Connect targeted by post-Schrems II privacy complaints

Google today announced that Grasshopper, its tool for teaching novices how to code, is now available on the desktop, too, in the form of a web-based app. Back in 2018,…

Google’s Grasshopper coding class for beginners comes to the desktop

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The new new web

Over the last five years, almost everything about web development has changed. Oh, the old tech still works, your WordPress and Ruby On Rails sites still function just fine — but they’re increasingly being supplanted by radical new approaches. The contents of your browser are being sliced, diced, rendered, and processed in wholly new ways…

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The new new web

Publishers don’t always love Google’s AMP pages, but readers surely appreciate their speed, and while publishers are loath to give Google more power, virtually every major site now supports this…

Google starts rolling out better AMP URLs

Google today officially launched AMP for Email, its effort to turn emails from static documents into dynamic, web page-like experiences. AMP for Email is coming to Gmail, but other major…

Google makes emails more dynamic with AMP for Email

A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone — with just a few lines of code. Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just…

A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone

In what amounts to be an amazingly nefarious bit of malware, hackers have created an exploit that watches 2.3 million high-value crypto wallets and replaces the addresses in the Windows…

New malware highjacks your Windows clipboard to change crypto addresses

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The day that changed your phone forever

It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. I know it changed mine and had a fundamental impact on this company’s business. So let’s take a moment and look back on what happened a decade ago. There are a…

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The day that changed your phone forever

Legend tells of a programmer named Martin Kirkholt Melhus who worked at a client site where there was no Internet. Realizing most of his work involved cutting and pasting from…

This hack connects you to the Internet via a virtual modem

The MysteryVibe is a snake-shaped vibrator that took the Internet by storm and is still going strong. This week I talked to the co-founder of the company, Stephanie Alys, about…

MysteryVibe’s Stephanie Alys talks about a pleasurable future

Zoe Quinn went to the heart of Gamergate and has come back with a new book, Crash Override, a meditation on online communities and making the Internet safer. Quinn spoke…

Zoe Quinn talks about online abuse and her new book, Crash Override

Metacert is a company that hunts down and kills fake news. Created by Paul Walsh, it can assess whether or not a link is trustworthy and warn you before you…

Metacert’s Paul Walsh on ICOs, phishing, and the future of fake news

Kristoffer Lawson created one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while: Solu, the social computer. His tiny device uses a unique UI and UX to allow you to…

Kristoffer Lawson talks about a future where you zoom into work

In this episode of Technotopia I talked with Rabbi Abe Cooper, Associate Dean, Director Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Cooper doesn’t use many online services,…

Rabbi Abe Cooper talks about online hate

This week on Technotopia I interview Rahul Sood, former founder of Voodoo PC and the current CEO of Unikrn, an e-sports betting service. Sood, who spent a number of years…

Former Voodoo PC head Rahul Sood talks about the road to real token sales

Founder of Estimote, Jakub Krzych, expects the world to be a far kinder place. His beacons are already appearing in museums, stores, and public places and helping folks find their…

Jakub Krzych sees a world where computers help us do more than we can imagine

Construction – the actual process of putting brick on brick to build something – is still in the dark ages. While there is plenty of technology out there to help…

How Bassem Hamdy aims to disrupt the construction industry

If you’ve spent any time in Silicon Valley offices you’ll see the ubiquitous bottles of Hint water splashed out along kitchen counters and desks. Kara Goldin, this week’s Technotopia guest,…

Kara Goldin of Hint talks about the future of water

On this week’s episode of Technotopia we talk to Sarah Kaufman, the assistant director at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. Kaufman is working to create new transit…

NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

On this week’s Technotopia I interviewed Cindy Gallop, the outspoken TED speaker and found of MakeLoveNotPorn. Cindy worked tirelessly to bring SexTech and FemTech out of the shadows and she’s…

MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop talks about the future of love