• Dot Org First TLD To Implement DNSSEC

    The Public Interest Registry, operators of the .org top-level domain name, was today granted permission from ICANN to implement Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNS is inherently insecure, which has become more apparent recently with security issues found in most server implementations (to do with easily guessing client ports used for responses) and the lack of a trust mechanism… Read More

  • Esquire Magazine integrating digital cover, forgets how to count

    “The 21st Century Begins Now”, according to David Granger, Esquire’s editor in chief. At least that’s what the magazine cover will flash at newsstands in September. Read More

  • Most popular posts for Monday, July 21st

    Today’s Top Posts: Stop doing whatever you’re doing, because Facebook is getting a new design today Help us build a $200 web tablet Jimmy Fallon, next host of Late Night, will cut his teeth on The Internet Qik goes into public beta Netbook margins so low, some PC makers not even going to bother Hitachi’s new humanoid robot distinguishes voices You’ve already… Read More

  • NYTimes To Customize Headlines For LinkedIn Users

    The NYTimes and LinkedIn are announcing a partnership this evening that will bring tailored headlines in the NYTimes Business and Technology sections to users based on some of their profile information. The example the NYTimes uses: LinkedIn members who work in the energy sector will see Times stories that cover the energy business. Users can also share stories with other LinkedIn users… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 for Sprint Touch and Mogul


    The Windows Mobile 6.1 update for the Sprint Touch is officially available, finally, on HTC’s site. Along with the updated OS, HTC says the benefits of upgrading include: support for EV-DO Rev. A; advanced GPS functions including Sprint’s Navigation app; the Opera browser; and a full Qwerty on-screen keyboard. HTC is also offering the Windows Mobile 6.1 update for the Sprint… Read More

  • Ex-GameSpotters Launch GiantBomb, The Gaming Encyclopedia

    Last winter GameSpot, one of the web’s largest video game sites, was embroiled in a scandal that led to the loss of a number of veteran employees and, as far as many gamers are concerned, any shred of credibility. On November 28 the site suddenly fired Editorial Director Jeff Gerstmann who had been with the site for over 10 years. Rumors soon emerged that Gerstmann had been fired… Read More

  • BGR gives a BlackBerry Bold browser play-by-play

    Not satisfied with The Boy Genuis Report’s exhaustive BlackBerry Bold review? Lucky you, BGR has given another walk through, this time just on the handset’s browser. Highlights: though many pages still loaded wonky and sites that have special BlackBerry views had trouble loading, the “Bold does a pretty decent job at banging sites.” Tested sites includ: surprise, The… Read More

  • Video: Netflix for Xbox 360 gets demoed

    http://www.gamevideos.com//swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://www.gamevideos.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D20263%26ordinal%3D%26adPlay%3Dfalse Major Nelson has a great video preview of the upcoming Netflix service that will be available on the Xbox 360 this Fall. I’ll be resubscribing to Netflix when this rolls out later in the fall. Read More

  • Techcrunch Web Tablet Part #2

    Continue comments here. The discussion has been very interesting, thank you to everybody. We are taking it all in and organizing the new dev site which will be up in the next few hours. Forking comment thread here. Thanks! Read More

  • OCZ's NIA brain-computer interface gets reviewed


    Hot Hardware has had their little hands on one of OCZ’s “Neural Impulse Actuator” doodads for a while and they’ve decided to drop a surprisingly positive review on us. Words cannot describe how skeptical I am of the concept, having studied neuroimaging a bit, but behind the highfalutin nonsense in which the NIA is wrapped, there is a limited capacity for coolness that… Read More

  • Microsoft says Windows Mobile smartphones are great

    Windows Mobile phones are still the way to go, according to Scott Rockfeld, group products manager for the mobile communications business at Microsoft. Despite all the ballyhoo surrounding the iPhone 3G launch, almost 20 million Windows Mobile licenses were sold for Microsoft’s fiscal year ending June 30. Microsoft’s visibility in the business sector has always been well noted… Read More

  • Bezos Says He Wants S3 Uptime to Be Nothing Less Than Perfection. (Yeah, Work On That).

    When cloud-computing services like Amazon’s S3 go down, as it did again this weekend, it raises the question of whether they are ready for prime time. If these services keep going down, can startups rely on them enough to build their businesses on top of them? At Fortune’s Brainstorm conference in Half Moon Bay today, in response to a question from the audience, Amazon CEO Jeff… Read More

  • Beware of streams bearing gifts

    Hackers are now using ASF (Advanced System Format) to trick PC users into installing malicious software. If you’re not familiar with ASF, it’s a Microsoft-defined container format for media streams that contain additional content like links to websites and images. You don’t see it around quite as much these days (most sites use FLV or some such these days) but it’s… Read More

  • Tongue-input device for handicapped uses tiny magnets


    Click To Play Interestingly enough, the tongue generally stays active even in the event of massive trauma or disease it’s the perfect candidate for controlling wheelchairs and other communications and wheelchair control systems. Students at Georgia Tech created a unique system that uses the tongue and a few tiny embedded magnets, allowing quadriplegics to control multiple… Read More

  • Qik goes into public beta

    As you may have noticed, the TechCrunch Network kinda has a thing for Qik. Sure, its gone a bit awry on us in the past – and sure, its certainly got some competition. Challengers and occasional quirks aside, however, Qik rocks faces. When it works, it works damn well. Not to mention, it’s almost stupidly easy to use. Don’t believe me? Check it out yourself. Now in public… Read More

  • Motorola is suing an Apple Exec for telling secrets

    It has been reported that Motorola is suing Michael Fenger, a former executive who is now working for Apple. According to the complaint, Motorola is accusing Michael of telling Apple their trade secrets for global marketing. Michael was the VP of mobile business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa when he was at Motorola for six years. He is now Apple’s VP in charge of taking the… Read More

  • Slydial Lets You Avoid Awkard Calls, Go Straight To Voicemail

    It’s Friday night, you’ve got a blind date in an hour, and the last thing you want to do is make small talk with a stranger. You’d like nothing more to cancel, but there’s no easy way to do it. Text messages and emails are out of the question – they’re too cold and impersonal, especially with so little notice. So you call, hoping with every ounce of your… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite gets bundled with Dell laptops

    In what could be seen as an inventory clearing move, Microsoft has teamed up with Dell to bundle the Xbox 360 Elite System with the gaming oriented XPS 1730. The top of the line bundle features a 7200 RPM, 400 GB hard drive along with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB/6MB cache). Read More

  • WoodRatchet: It ratchets your wood

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1106949&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ It’s not every day you find a cool gadget in a free newspaper in the Poconos but here you have it: the WoodRatchet, a system to hold wood at odd… Read More

  • Help us build a $200 web tablet

    I’m tired of waiting – I want a dead simple and dirt cheap touch screen web tablet to surf the web. Nothing fancy like the Dell latitude XT, which costs $2,500. Just a Macbook Air-thin touch screen machine that runs Firefox and possibly Skype on top of a Linux kernel. It doesn’t exist today, and as far as we can tell no one is creating one. So let’s design it, build a… Read More

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