- Sony, Apple experimenting with searchable, clippable video
I’ve had reason to look more into the capabilities of open multimedia formats and am pretty certain the kind of functionality that Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb describes is entirely possible with Matrioshka. Like chapter marks for audio, though, there seems to be a widening gap in what free formats can do in the player regardless of their theoretical capabilities vs. what better commercialized formats are successfully popularizing.
- Advice for venues to secure their WiFi
As promised, Glenn Fleishman posted a follow up at Ars Technica aimed at coffee shops and other venues offering wireless internet access. Sadly, it amounts to one thing, really, to enable WPA encryption. Fleishman points out that doing so is simple and mostly effective, with some clear cut limitations. Both this post and the preceding one still point out the need for more site operators to support SSL for everything, not just logging in.
- Firefox overtakes MSIE market share in Europe
Many folks picked up this story but I like Glyn Moody’s write up at Computer World UK because he touches on a newer question that has been plaguing me. Chrome undoubtedly has had a role in eroding Microsoft’s hold but in many markets has also gained ground at the expense of Mozilla. His conclusion, frames the next potential browser way based on the difference in goals and motivations between Mozilla and Google. I, too, will continue to vote for the open web as championed by Mozilla.
- Interactive emotive-detecting and emoting robot developed , Slashdot
- Apache Subversion project reins in one of its commercial contributors, Slashdot
- The challenge in delivering open source GPU drivers, Slashdot
- Association starts to consider privacy in the mobile space, ReadWriteWeb
- California passes law barring online impersonation, ReadWriteWeb