This Week in Tech

Aug 12th 2007

This Week in Tech 109

The Numinous From The Quotidian

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Defcon report, the death of DRM, and thumb whittling...
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Defcon report, the death of DRM, and thumb whittling...

  • An NBC Dateline reporter was caught undercover at DefCon.
  • The exploitation of several authentication systems were demonstrated at DefCon.
  • MySpace removed a security researcher's profile after he unveiled some security flaws.
  • The FaceBook source code was leaked.
  • Novell has won rights to a few Unix copyrights, finally.
  • After their Google and Amazon lawsuits failed, Perfect 10 is suing Microsoft.
  • A Colorado man allegedly whittled his thumbs down in order to use the iPhone. However, it turned out to be false.
  • I Can Has Cheezburger is only one of the greatest sites on the planet.
  • Anil Dash has written up grammar linguistics for LOLCats.
  • The OpenBSD team was mocked at the first ever "Pwnie" awards.
  • Mike Shaver handed his business card to Robert Hansen at Black Hat with "ten f-ing days" meaning that they would patch any security vulnerability within Mozilla apps within 10 days. Mozilla has taken back that statement.
  • There is an iPhone NES emulator third party app.
  • There is an iPhone installer.app for easily installing iPhone 3rd party apps.
  • Universal has plans to sell DRM-free music, but not on iTunes.
  • Google is shutting down its video service. This means that any purchased videos will not be able to be authenticated.
  • Time Warner Cable ISP has implementing packet shaping.
  • Broadcom has won their lawsuit against Qualcomm limiting several 3g phones in the US.
  • iFuntastic allows you to heavily customize your iPhone.
  • Microsoft has convinced a judge to throw out a lawsuit from Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Leo just ordered a brand new iMac.
  • Apple has stirred controversy with the complete iMovie rewrite.
  • A new World of Warcraft named Wrath of the Lich King is going to be released.