NEW NET Weekly Issues List

No time today to write a post, so here's the weekly NEW NET issues list...

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 13 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.

Top Three Tech Issues in The Past Seven Days

  1. Internet Security – The first three articles below in the Security section address different aspects of internet security. If the implication of the first article is true, that’s great news. Microsoft’s backing, as discussed in the second article, may finally give OpenID critical mass. Finally, all those at the RSA conference whose security was compromised, as discussed in the Security article # 3, deserved it and should have known better.
  2. Quantum Computer – If the quantum computer being introduced this week isn’t a hoax, it represents a huge step up the Moore’s Law curve, although you and I will still be using standard silicon CPU computers for a few years.
  3. Future of Personal Computing – The points made in this post by Mark Cuban will have a huge impact on the future of the way you interact with computers and on myDigitechnician’s business model.

The ‘net

  1. Pipes and Filters for the Internet http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/02/pipes_and_filte.html
  2. Critical mass and social network fatigue http://blog.jonudell.net/2007/02/06/critical-mass-and-social-network-fatigue/
  3. A Comparison of Live Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/02/08/a-comparison-of-live-hotmail-gmail-and-yahoo-mail/
  4. State of the Virtual World – Key Metrics, January 2007 http://blog.secondlife.com/2007/02/09/state-of-the-virtual-world-%e2%80%93-key-metrics-january-2007/
  5. Blogs transform Mideast social dialogue http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070209/ap_on_hi_te/mideast_blogging
  6. Firefox 3 To Support Offline Apps http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/firefox_3_offline_apps.php
  7. Students charged in online snow-day hoax http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_on_re_us/fake_snow_day

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Internet Attacked! (Did Anyone Notice?) http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2007/02/internet_survives_major_attack.html?nav=rss_blog
  2. Microsoft and OpenID http://identity20.com/?p=90 http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/02/openid_gets_a_b.html http://www.identityblog.com/?p=668
  3. Conference Attendees Drop Ball on Wi-Fi Security http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070209/tc_pcworld/128921
  4. Congress: We want our porn labeled and our data retained http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070209-8804.html
  5. Microsoft's Bitlocker: useful tool or impediment to forensics? http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070207-8789.html
  6. Victim of RIAA "driftnet" awarded attorneys' fees http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070207-8786.html
  7. Defense Department sued over "censorship unit" disclosure http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070209-8805.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience http://www.voip-news.com/feature/hacking-skype-020607/
  2. Samsung Ultra Smart F700 Kicks iPhone Butt http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-devices/news/2007/02/09/Samsung-Ultra-Smart-F700-Kicks-iPhone-Butt/p1
  3. Windows Mobile 6.0 released http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070208-8802.html
  4. Yahoo Messenger Inside Yahoo Mail http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/003722.html

Open Source

  1. Canonical and Linspire team up http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070208-8801.html
  2. Rumors of Novell Linux ban greatly exaggerated http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070207-8794.html
  3. JBoss founder Marc Fleury leaves Red Hat, now what? http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=258


  1. Try Google's Smart Custom Search Engine http://blogs.pcworld.com/tipsandtweaks/archives/003691.html
  2. Google and cable firms warn of risks from Web TV http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2007-02-07-google-web-tv_x.htm
  3. Google: Web is OK for TV (despite what you may have read) http://gigaom.com/2007/02/09/google-web-is-ok-for-tv-despite-what-you-may-have-read/

General Technology

  1. Burnaby-based company to roll out a quantum leap in computer design http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=483eb224-1f44-4459-b50c-97f60a92fd6a&k=22661
  2. The Future of Personal Computing ? http://www.blogmaverick.com/2007/02/11/the-future-of-personal-computing/
  3. More megapixels, better photos: Fact or fiction? http://news.com.com/2100-1041_3-6156398.html
  4. Vista follow-up likely in 2009 http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/02/09/HNvistafollowup_1.html
  5. Windows "Vienna": hypervisor being considered http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070211-8811.html
  6. Intel's GPU plans could include extending x86 ISA (CGPU?) http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070211-8810.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Will Vista Run Your Games: The Final Word http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2090571,00.asp
  2. Jobs on DRM: We want iTunes to be DRM free, but… http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=4445
  3. Xbox Live Arcade Founder Leaves Microsoft For PopCap Games http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2007/02/xbox_live_arcad.html
  4. Apple Embraces Casual Gaming http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/feb2007/tc20070209_857229.htm
  5. Virgin announces digital game delivery service http://gaming.monstersandcritics.com/pc/news/article_1262824.php/Virgin_announces_digital_game_delivery_service

Economy and Technology

  1. A Kirkland cafe with no prices http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003558690_terrabite06e.html
  2. Kodak "revolutionizes" inkjet market with cheap ink http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070206-8778.html



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