Here is some news from the first half of February.
HTMLA List Apart posted Cross Platform Scalable Vector Graphics with SVGweb, by Jim Ray, which explains the usefulness of SVG and how you might implement it.
FrameworksThe jQuery team has released version 1.5.1, closing many new and a few older bugs.
The Game Closure Framework makes building cross-platform games easy.
Interesting ReadingThis is an interesting article (Why Must We Still Close Script Elements) that looks at the HTML and XHTML DTDs to explain why script tags require a closing
</script>, even when they contain no content.
A List Apart posted Web Cryptography, Salted Hash, and Other Tasty Dishes, by Lyle Mullican, which explains how various crypto systems work and how they might be useful for web apps.