The Internet, now in its 30s, is moving on from common top-level domains like .COM and .ORG, and the American Bible Society is fully in tow. The NYC-based organization revealed this week that it is just a matter of time before it takes control of the .BIBLE domain as it starts accepting pre-registrations.
"This is the Bible's moment to move from Gutenberg to Google," American Bible Society President Doug Birdsall said in a statement. "I can think of no better way to signal to today's generations that the Bible is wide open for a bold and promising future."
The .BIBLE domain has yet to be fully finalized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the private, nonprofit corporation that controls name spaces on the Web. Those seeking to claim their own corner of the Internet with .BIBLE as a main URL likely will have to wait until 2015, although the Bible TLD websiteallows interested parties to pre-register. more >>
The Galaxy Note 3 release date is set for the first week of Sept.
The device will begin shipping in the 36th week of 2013 which falls between Sept. 2-8, according to a report from SamMobile.com.
The Galaxy Gear Samsung watch is expected to be unveiled on the same day as the Galaxy Note and that device will ship four weeks after the phablet, according to this same report. more >>
Christian reviewers praised the new film "Jobs" as inspirational, a great example of one man using his God-given talents to bless the world, but they also had a caveat – beware of the message of work becoming an idol.
"'Jobs' did an excellent job of showing the value that can be created and the way people can be blessed when someone uses his God-given skills to the best of his ability," Katie Shupe, communications associate at the Christian non-profit Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, wrote in an email to The Christian Post. "It also illustrated the pain that can be caused when someone's talents become an idol, and they neglect the call to serve God and love others."
Shupe cited the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25 to showcase the biblical principle of working hard to fulfill our God-given potential. She argued that Steve Jobs, best known for the powerful innovations of the iPod, iPad and iPhone, provides a great example of someone who invested their talents wisely, benefiting millions. more >>
A viral video of a church choir giving a spirited warning to Christians about Facebook in a song billed 'Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook' has sparked a controversial debate on whether the song is glorifying to God.
The just under two-minute video of the choir's performance posted to YouTube last month and had been viewed nearly 35,000 times on Friday warns against indiscretion in using Facebook.
"Well you need to keep your business off of Facebook. You need to keep your business off of facebook," the choir riffed in the video. The male soloist then belts out in part, "the things that you say, your neighbor's gonna find out about them anyway, you need to keep your business off of Facebook." more >>
The original Nexus 7 16GB version is now available at Staples for just $199.99.
In order to purchase the tablet at that price, customers must print up the special coupon that is now available for it. It can only be accessed by walk-in buyers as the deal is not available on the company's website.
Staples is also running a deal on the 32GB version, however, the coupon can for it can also be used online, as well as in stores and on the phone. more >>
The iOS 7 release date could be set for the third week of Sept, just a few days before the iPhone 5S/6 drops.
The final version of the software will be issued to developers on Sept. 10, according to a new report from MacRumors.
Apple will issue it to them and unveil the new iPhone on the same day. The company normally releases the smartphone the following Friday after it's unveiling which should be Sept. 20. The software is expected to roll out a few days before that which would make the official release date for iOS 7 in the third week of next month. more >>