Security researcher Sabri posted a bit of code that will "force restart any iOS device." It's interesting to see HTML & CSS have this kind of dangerous power. It's essentially a ton of
<div>s scaled to be pretty huge and then set over a repeating JPG image with each
<div> blurring the background via
backdrop-filter. It must cause such extreme and unhandled memory usage that it wreaks havoc on the browser as well as the entire operating system.… Read article
Early in my career when I worked at agencies and later at Microsoft on Edge, I heard the same lament over and over: "Argh, why doesn’t Edge just run on Blink? Then I would have access to ALL THE APIs I want to use and would only have to test in one browser!"
Let me be clear: an Internet that runs only on Chrome’s engine, Blink, and its offspring, is not the paradise we like to imagine it to be.… Read article
Safari 11.1 shipped a strange-but-very-useful feature: the ability to use a video source in the
<img /> tag. The idea is it does the same job as a GIF (silent, autoplaying, repeating), but with big performance gains. How big? "20x faster and decode 7x faster than the GIF equivalent," says Colin Bendell.… Read article