• That DNS flaw is the real deal, but many ISPs still haven't applied patch

    Oh, AFP That DNS flaw that we mentioned a few days ago has been discovered by “hackers,” and is currently being “weaponized,” says a top Internet security expert. The attack makes use of cache poisoning to re-direct traffic. Worst case scenario, you try going to yourbank.com, but instead are taken to a hacker’s phishing site. You put in your account details and… Read More

  • Japan gets the world's fastest Blu-ray recorder

    Today Buffalo introduced [JP] the world’s fastet Blu-ray recorder, which is Japan-only for the time being. The recorder is available as an external (BR-816SU2) and an internal version (BR-816FBS-WH in white or BR-816FBS-BK in black). The new drives are capable of burning single-layer Blu-rays at a speed of up to 8x (up to 2x for a double-layer disc). The internal recorders feature… Read More

  • Alienware m17x has been unboxed

    The art of opening a box while taking photos or video is known ’round these parts as unboxing, and it’s been played out since 2006. That said, an unboxing of the Alienware m17x , which Biggs lauded earlier this year, has now surfaced. As the lucky recipient says, it sure as hell does look a lot sturdier than the m15x. And as Biggs says, it’s an honest to goodness gaming… Read More

  • Want to Buy Xdrive? AOL Is Trying To Sell It For $5 Million.

    Continuing the tradition of selling bad Web businesses for less than they were bought for (in the vein of Cnet selling Webshots for $45 million three years after paying $70 million for it), AOL is trying to unload online storage service Xdrive. Three years after buying Xdrive for a rumored $30 million (never officially disclosed), the price it is now trying to fetch is $5 million, and… Read More

  • Amazon To Power Upcoming MySpace Music Downloads

    The as-yet unlaunched MySpace Music will likely partner with Amazon to handle all music ecommerce transactions, we’ve heard from multiple sources. Apple and Rhapsody are also bidding for the business, however, and one source says a final decision hasn’t yet been made. The project, which combines the music from three of the four major labels (Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and… Read More

  • MindTouch Revamps Enterprise Collaboration Platform

    Open source wiki developer MindTouch has recently announced Kilen Woods, the newest version of its collaboration and knowledge management platform. The version is the companies latest attempt to beef up their wiki collaboration interface. Users now have access to an expanded set of adapters to various systems and web-services including Salesforce, SugarCRM, LinkedIn, MySQL, Microsoft… Read More

  • Internet offing bike messengers faster than open car doors

    I’ve always wanted to be a bike messenger. It seems so cool – riding around fast in the city, dropping stuff off, getting fit, making a little money, going to special bars where you sit with other messengers and talk about gears and stuff. Well, it looks like my dream will never be realized simply because the Internet is forcing many companies to shut down simply because… Read More

  • iPhone 2.1 firmware to get better GPS functionality

    Turn-by-turn, anyone? Gear Live is reporting that the new 2.1 firmware will have better GPS integration and allow programs to sense the direction you’re moving and your speed which points to future turn-by-turn instructions. Not a lot of information besides that but the 2.1 firmware is being passed on to beta programmers so expect it soonish. Read More

  • Tweenky Brings Gmail's Good Looks To Twitter

    Twitter may be experimenting with a new design, but even its new interface still leaves something to be desired. Tweenky, a new mashup that launched in private beta last week, is looking to offer Twitter users an alternative. The site sports an AJAX-heavy design that borrows heavily from Gmail (which isn’t a bad thing), and integrates a number of features that should appeal to… Read More

  • Scrabble is suing Scrabulous for using too many letters…and that whole Facebook thing

    Scrabulous, which has been around for a few years, rocketed in popularity when developers made an application for Facebook. And that caught the eye of Scrabble makers, Hasbro, which recently released their own official version. And then sued Scrabulous. Now, I hate Scrabble as much as the next guy, but this is pretty low even for them. In essence, they let Scrabulous work the game back into… Read More

  • Piczo Launches Pseudo API

    Piczo, a social network with a strong teenage following, has launched a new developer platform that allows users to quickly generate content from partner sites while helping brands increase their exposure on the network. Piczo has never reached near the popularity of mega-networks like MySpace and Facebook, but it continues to draw a sizable audience, primarily from the teenage demographic. … Read More

  • Review: Beats by Dr. Dre

    Writing anything about Monster is fraught with peril. Everyone knows the traditional lime: Monster preys on morons. They sell expensive cables to people who don’t need them and they made a mint doing this over and over again. But this is a new era. Wireless is soon going to eat Monster Cable’s lunch and unless they can diversify – and convince the jaded public that… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Thursday, July 24

    Today’s Top Posts: Rumor: Guitar Hero World Tour track list revealed FCC to approve XM-Sirius merger Notes for nerds: meet CrunchGirl BlackBerry offers free Media Sync software to talk with iTunes Slow news day: Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates Facebook Connect on the iPhone this fall The Sigma DP1 is a technical marvel, but that’s about it Sanyo offers clever Eneloop solution for… Read More

  • Atlassian Announces JIRA Studio Hosted With Contegix

    Atlassian has announced the availability of their JIRA Studio suite as a hosted Saas service. JIRA Studio is a hosted integration of popular Atlassian products starting with the JIRA issue tracker and Confluence, their wiki and knowledge management product. Atlassian has partnered with Contegix to provide the hosting for the new suite of applications. The JIRA Studio solution includes… Read More

  • Silent washer/dryer, low-flow toilet, and a heat pump

    Here are a few more strange and wonderful inventions from the Far East – this time from the Panasonic Center in Osaka, Japan. First up is a dead-ass silent washer/dryer combo, which I thought was pretty amazing. It’s a washer and dryer in the same unit, so you can pile all of your unmentionables inside, then set it and forget it. When it’s all done, your clothes will have… Read More

  • TheFind Launches Its iPhone App In Private Beta

    TheFind, a technology-heavy shopping search engine, is introducing an iPhone application for the site that it says should launch on August 4. The application allows users to search for stores in a region that are selling a particular product (the site claims a database of over 200,000 retail locations). Because the app hasn’t been accepted to the Apple App Store yet, TheFind is going… Read More

  • In-game antipiracy measures for Dragon Quest V on DS

    Having some trouble with your copy of Dragon Quest V? Having trouble landing a certain boat, in particular? That may be because you’re a dirty, dirty pirate and Square-Enix knows it. They programmed a glitch into the game wherein a cutscene will never end if you’re using a pirated version of the game — though they don’t say how they know it’s pirated. Of… Read More

  • Does this $500 gaming chair do anything?

    I’m skeptical of this chair. The website is chock full of user reviews and in-action type videos, but nowhere does it say what this chair actually does. The idea of a chair on a rocker is certainly a not a bad one; lean with the action and the chair leans with you. Definitely does more than my couch does. But for $500? Uh, no. Especially because this happens to be an exceedingly… Read More

  • Video: Gary Oldman aka Lt. Jim Gordon outs "The Dark Knight" video game

    http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/27261 This better not suck. Read More

  • Michael Arrington on Charlie Rose: This guy knows iPhone

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-4166135682969279719:726000:1424000&hl=en Our own Michael Arrington joins Wired’s Steven Levy and the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg on last night’s Charlie Rose show. Most of the discussion was on the iPhone 3G and how Apple continues to turn the mobile world on its head. At the end of the discussion the trio also… Read More

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