2007/03/27

Intriguing Tech News This Week: NN for 27 Mar 2007

There weren't any Huge tech issues in the news this week, but a few non-standard ones popped up. In no particular order they are:
  • The Memjet printer discussed in yesterday's post on this blog
  • The high number of civilian aerospace articles
  • Linux MCE (media center edition)
  • Scribd: YouTube for documents
Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 27 March 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. At the meeting tonight, we'll discuss meeting at a different location for the next NEW NET gathering.

The ‘net

  1. Slow Down, Brave Multitasker http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/business/25multi.html
  2. Scribd: YouTube for Documents http://www.scribd.com/
  3. HP goes web 2.0, buys Tabblo http://gigaom.com/2007/03/22/hp-goes-web-20-buys-tabblo/
  4. News Corp, NBC plan YouTube rival http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070323/wr_nm/online_dc
  5. Best Firefox extensions http://lifehacker.com/software/lifehacker-top-10/lh-top-10-musthave-firefox-extensions-246127.php
  6. Many Americans See Little Point To Web http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070325/tc_cmp/198500549
  7. Web 2.0 Apps: A Pandora’s Box of Risk http://tinyurl.com/ys548m
  8. Growing Trend of Offline Access to Web Apps http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/zimbra_desktop_offline_web_apps.php
  9. Zimbra Desktop To Launch: Full Offline Functionality http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/03/25/zimbra-to-lauch-desktop-application-with-full-offline-functionality/
  10. Jajah signs up 2 million Web callers in first year http://news.yahoo.com/i/1212

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Lack of Mac malware baffles experts http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2186013/dearth-mac-malware-continues
  2. Judge's decision leaves RIAA with lose-lose situation in Elektra v. Santangelo http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070321-judges-decision-leaves-riaa-with-lose-lose-situation-in-elektra-v-santangelo.html
  3. EFF sues Viacom over Colbert parody clip http://tinyurl.com/yoq6bx
  4. Russian Trojan Built To Bypass Banking Security http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070324/tc_cmp/198500457
  5. New Trojan calls on Skype http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070323/tc_infoworld/87116

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Vonage enjoined from using Verizon patents; stock plummets http://tinyurl.com/ypmrts
  2. For PCs, smaller isn't always better http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070322/ap_on_hi_te/small_laptop_design
  3. Nokia ships N95 phone with GPS http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070322/tc_infoworld/87074

Open Source

  1. Linux MCE looks hot http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/03/21/linux-mce-looks-hot/
  2. Living (and dying) with Linux in the workplace http://tinyurl.com/2mjyss

SkyNet

  1. Google execs counter phone rumors http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatch/archives/010856.html
  2. Digesting Google’s New PPA Advertising Product http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/03/21/digesting-googles-new-ppa-advertising-product/
  3. Run Google Talk in Firefox Sidebar http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/03/run-google-talk-in-firefox-sidebar.html
  4. Computer Science 101: A Case Study In Google Applications http://www.informationweek.com/internet/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=198500442&subSection=Web+Development

General Technology

  1. Definition of a hacker http://paulgraham.com/gba.html
  2. WiMedia UWB becomes a standard http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070321-wimedia-uwb-becomes-a-standard-opening-door-for-480mbps-wireless-usb.html
  3. Apple TV Has Landed http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/22/technology/22pogue.html?hp
  4. Ten reasons why you should buy a Mac http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/03/21/ten_reasons_to_buy_a_mac/
  5. IBM doubles CPU cooling capabilities with simple manufacturing change http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070325-ibm-doubles-cpu-cooling-capabilities-with-simple-manufacturing-change.html
  6. DRAM Prices Fall as Flash Prices Rise http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070327/tc_pcworld/130161
  7. Memjet Customers, Roadmap Start Taking Shape http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20070326/tc_zd/203931

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Favorite low-cost Mac games http://www.tuaw.com/2007/03/21/mac-gaming-on-the-cheap-our-favorite-low-cost-mac-games/
  2. 'Peggle' a highly addictive PC game http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/fun.games/03/19/peggle/index.html
  3. Wii game console bowling over retirees http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070323/tc_nm/videogames_retirees_dc
  4. The Onion brings fake news to Web video http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070327/ap_on_hi_te/the_onion_video

Economy and Technology

  1. The community spirit of Yahoo's Fake http://news.com.com/2008-1038_3-6169885.html
  2. Tech Sector Healthiest in over 5 Years http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2107267,00.asp
  3. Trouble at the Chronicle http://stories.scripting.com/2007/03/24/troubleAtTheChronicle.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. SpaceX's Second Falcon 1 Rocket Fails to Reach Orbit http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/070320_spacex_falc1_test2.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6474021.stm http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon/f2/070320briefingquotes.html
  2. Rocket Man http://www.economist.com/people/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8885970
  3. U.S. software developer set to become world's fifth space tourist http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/22/europe/EU-GEN-Russia-Space-Tourist.php http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSL2217665520070322
  4. NASA working on developing new space duds http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/4652974.html
  5. Rocket Revelations http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/03/23/99714.aspx
  6. If N.M. builds it, will space travelers come? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17790431/

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Discussing the many-core future http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1332461.html

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