NEW NET Issues List for 20 Feb 02007

Extremely busy but fun-filled waking hours have led me to neglect this blog for the past few days.

This afternoon's post consists solely of the NEW NET articles for this evening's weekly meeting. Lots of good tech news to discuss. If you're in the vicinity of Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, Earth and haven't had a recent dose of tech talk, we'll see you tonight at Tom's!


Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 20 February 02007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 6:45 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Wikipedia's Wales: Damn the advertising, full speed ahead! http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070215-8860.html
  2. Wikipedia Breaks Into U.S. Top 10 Sites http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070217/tc_pcworld/129135
  3. No Turning Back from Rich Internet Apps http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070217/tc_cmp/197006901
  4. Blogs can bite back: US presidential candidates learn http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070218/tc_afp/usvote2008politics

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Savant’s anti-malware software acts as a bouncer http://www.gcn.com/print/26_04/43171-1.html?topic=reviews
  2. Mac users 'still lax on security' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6378541.stm

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. The iPhone: Mac or iPod? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,253149,00.html
  2. Time is right for Palm sale, analysts say http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;333014543
  3. Vonage patent infringement trial set to begin http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070220-8884.html
  4. Coming Up: Vonage Wireless? http://businessweek.com/technology/content/feb2007/tc20070220_452876.htm
  5. The Battle for Mobile Search http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/feb2007/tc20070220_828216.htm

Open Source

  1. Flaw allows malicious hackers to take control of Snort http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070220/tc_pcworld/129195
  2. Cuba embraces open-source (cigar-smoking penguins) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070219/ap_on_hi_te/cuba_software
  3. Reports: Open source gathers steam http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070215/tc_infoworld/86127


  1. Google co-founder: Science needs entrepreneurs http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/biztech/02/19/google.interview.reut/
  2. Google buys its way into in-game advertising http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070216-8868.html
  3. Google VP: Mobile phones the future of the Internet http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070220-8885.html
  4. Google class debuts at the UW http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/304299_google20.html

General Technology

  1. Can Earth Dodge Asteroid Heading This Way? http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/Science/story?id=2885820&page=1
  2. Virtual PC 2007 made available http://news.zdnet.com/2110-3513_22-6160244.html
  3. AMD releases low-watt processors as part of cold war http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/9759/53/
  4. AMD finalizes DTX motherboard specification http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070220-8886.html
  5. New NVIDIA compiler offloads math functions to GPU http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070219-8878.html
  6. Vista "Express Upgrade" anything but express http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070216-8861.html
  7. An Example of Why UAC Prompts in Vista Can’t Always Be Trusted http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/security_response/weblog/2007/02/an_example_of_why_uac_prompts.html
  8. What Dell customers want - Linux, no craplets, more RAM, no offshored tech support http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=265

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Shunning YouTube, Viacom hooks up with Joost http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070220-8883.html
  2. 10 Things You Might Not Know About the Sirius-XM Merger http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/02/10_things_you_m.html

Economy and Technology

  1. 'Internet Addict' Sues IBM for $5 Million http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129169/article.html
  2. Seven steps to remarkable customer service http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/customerservice.html
  3. Gates and Jobs to Make Historic Joint Appearance At Fifth Annual 'D (did Walt invite you to this, David?) http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=114073



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