standards

FIDO Alliance and W3C have a plan to kill the password

By now it’s crystal clear to just about everyone that the password is a weak and frankly meaningless form of authentication, yet most of us still live under the tyranny of the password. This, de

36 companies agree to a Kubernetes certification standard

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced today that 36 members have agreed to a set of certification standards for Kubernetes, the immensely popular open source container orchestration t

Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alo

AWS just proved why standards drive technology platforms

When AWS today became a full-fledged member of the container standards body, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, it represented a significant milestone. By joining Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat a

NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dus

The Politics Of The Internet Of Things 

The prospective scale of the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to fill anyone looking from the outside with the technical equivalent of agoraphobia. However, from the inside, the view is very

Standards Bring Order To Enterprise Software

One thing was clear to me this week as I wandered the halls of the Hilton at Torrey Pines for the Cloud Identity Summit, and it had nothing to do with the famous golf course or the trees for which it&

WebCL Will Soon Let Web Developers Harness The Power Of Multi-Core GPUs And CPUs From The Browser

Web browsers, for the most part, can't use the full power of your computer or mobile device. The code they execute tends to run in a sandbox that's abstracted from your hardware and doesn't give the b

Future Versions of Firefox Could Feature Built-In Video Chat

For a while now, Mozilla has been looking beyond the core browser features to expand Firefox's capabilities. Last week, the Firefox team showed an interesting new demo at the <a href="https://www.ietf

Google Forces Web Standards Issue Using Sexy Buttons

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/google-webkit-buttons-214x145.jpg" width="214" height="145" /> <a href="http://www.google.com">Google</a> made a very minor but significant c

You down with OPDS? Yeah, you know us!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/ebook-readers.jpg" />So eBooks are the Next Big Thing, and soon we'll all be reading eBooks exclusively. How, though, will we find new eB

3X DVD Launched: Kinda HD, But Not

3X DVD is a red-laser DVD standard that works on HD DVD players but uses standard DVD discs rather than the more expensive HD DVD disks. The discs, which are now available, offer AACS copy protection