NEW NET Issues List for 14 August 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 14 August 2007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. I won't be there because, as Luke puts it, I'll "be at the SkyNet awakening" (actually just the Google:Chicago Open House).

The ‘net

  1. Primary role of the Internet shifting from communications to content http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070813-study-primary-role-of-the-internet-shifting-from-communications-to-content.html
  2. See Who's Editing Wikipedia - Diebold, the CIA, a Campaign http://www.wired.com/politics/onlinerights/news/2007/08/wiki_tracker

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Homeland Security tests automated "Hostile Intent" detector http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070812-homeland-security-tests-automated-hostile-intent-detector.html
  2. UK Police Data Stolen http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070813/tc_pcworld/135878
  3. SpyProxy takes Web apps security fight to 'virtual sandbox' http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070808/tc_infoworld/90864
  4. New Security Holes Put PC Users at Risk: Streaming Media Files http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070806/tc_nf/54418

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. New Razr 2: First Impressions http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005130.html
  2. Skype comes to iPhone via IM+ http://news.yahoo.com/s/macworld/20070813/tc_macworld/skypeiphone20070813
  3. Nokia says 46 million batteries may overheat http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070814/tc_infoworld/90976
  4. iPhone Customers Report Touch-Screen Dead Spots http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070811/tc_cmp/201400193
  5. HTC Tempts iPhone Fans With 'Unlocked' Mobile Computer http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070810/tc_cmp/201307165

Open Source

  1. Novell wins right to Unix copyrights: SCO finished? http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070811/tc_infoworld/90941
  2. Motorola sees Linux as its mobile mainstay http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070808/tc_infoworld/90862
  3. HP turns to Linux for datacenter of the future http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070809/tc_infoworld/90880


  1. For a fee, Google lets you increase the size of your in box http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/08/10/google_space/
  2. Google Pack Picks Up Free Office Suite http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070814/tc_cmp/201500243
  3. Yahoo edges Google in U.S. user satisfaction survey http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070814/wr_nm/internet_study_dc
  4. Google gBox key to latest iTunes challenge http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070810/ap_on_hi_te/google_digital_music
  5. Dr. Google and Dr. Microsoft http://tinyurl.com/2dv67r (NY Times)

General Technology

  1. End of an era: Intel intros 3.0 GHz quad-core Xeon, drops Pentiums http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/33351/135/
  2. Paper battery offers future power http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6945732.stm
  3. AMD helping developers get ready for octo-core and parallelism http://news.com.com/8301-13579_3-9759153-37.html
  4. Consumer Devices to Kill All But 802.11n http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20070810/tc_zd/213220

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Halo 3 Presales On Record Pace http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070810/tc_cmp/201311216
  2. Microsoft Slashes Xbox 360 Price, Offers New Editions http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070808/bs_nf/54486
  3. Wikia Unveils Gamers' Guide http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070813/tc_pcworld/135871

Economy and Technology

  1. Microsoft forms new ad unit with $6 billion aQuantive http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070813/wr_nm/aquantive_microsoft_dc
  2. VMware sets much-anticipated IPO at $29 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070814/ap_on_hi_te/vmware_ipo
  3. Talk Of iPhone Cutback Sinks Apple Stock http://news.yahoo.com/s/ibd/20070731/bs_ibd_ibd/2007731tech
  4. Yahoo's president snaps up $1.1 million in stock http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070810/wr_nm/yahoo_president_dc

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Space Hotel Slated to Open in 2012 http://www.space.com/news/070811_space_hotel.html
  2. Keith Cowing's Devon Island Journal http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=24980
  3. Why Progressives Should Care About Human Destiny in Space http://www.alternet.org/story/59310/

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. SGI Technology Accelerates Rendering for CG Feature Film http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1711955.html
  2. AMD Unveils High-End Graphics Accelerators http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1709011.html
  3. ITER Selects ANSYS Software for Design of Fusion Facility http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1717726.html
  4. Cluster 2007: Early Registration Now Open http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1715384.html
  5. Liquid Computing Presses Sales to Boot Up Company http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1712403.html
  6. Deadline Extended for Microsoft eScience Workshop Abstracts http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1712952.html



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