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The portrait of an avatar as a young artist – TechCrunch

The portrait of an avatar as a young artist – TechCrunch

LaTurbo was early to exploring these questions of identity and experimenting with telepresence. She has shape-shifted across media types, spending time in everything from AOL and chat rooms, to MMOs, virtual worlds and social media platforms. In this conversation she shares her thoughts on how social networks have breached our trust, why a breakup is likely, […]

Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

Mozilla earlier this month quietly outlined paid support for enterprise users of Firefox, but last week scrubbed the reference from its website, saying that it is “still exploring that option.” The offering – labeled “Mozilla Enterprise Client Support” – was to start at $10 per “supported installation,” which likely referred to per-device, not per-user, pricing. […]

Google starts highlighting key moments from videos in Search – TechCrunch

Google starts highlighting key moments from videos in Search – TechCrunch

Google today announced an update to how it handles videos in search results. Instead of just listing relevant videos on the search results page, Google will now also highlight the most relevant parts of longer videos, based on timestamps provided by the video creators. That’s especially useful for how-to videos or documentaries. “Videos aren’t skimmable […]

Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

With Microsoft embracing Linux ever more tightly, might it do the heretofore unthinkable and dump the NT kernel in favor of the Linux kernel? No, I’m not ready for the funny farm. As it prepares Windows 11, Microsoft has been laying the groundwork for such a radical release. I’ve long toyed with the idea that […]

What’s in the latest Chrome update? No EVs, that’s what

What’s in the latest Chrome update? No EVs, that’s what

Google last week updated Chrome to version 77, patching 52 security flaws, offering tab sharing and dumping an address bar indicator that the destination site was using more expensive digital certificates. The company paid out $34,500 in bug bounties to the researchers who reported some of those vulnerabilities. Eight of the flaws were ranked “High,” […]

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