2007/08/21

NEW NET Issues List for 21 August 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 21 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.

The ‘net

  1. Microsoft Increases Free E-Mail Storage Limit to 5 GB http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070814-hotmail-gets-much-needed-attention-storage-limit-bump-other-upgrades.html
  2. Skype users hit with outage http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/17/BUUNRJVSU.DTL
  3. [BarCamp style] Community Wi-Fi comes to San Francisco http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1035_22-6202624.html
  4. How JavaScript is Slowing Down the Web http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_javascript_is_slowing_down_the_web.php
  5. Across the pond, Bebo leaps ahead of MySpace? http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9760021-7.html
  6. Yahoo Local Gets A Sophisticated Makeover http://searchengineland.com/070814-234930.php
  7. Battling Click Fraud One Click at a Time http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070815/tc_nf/50605
  8. Introducing good bloggers and companies to hire them http://marshallk.com/introducing-bloggers-and-companies-to-hire-them
  9. Univ., startup partner on human search ChaCha.com http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070815/ap_on_hi_te/techbit_iu_chacha
  10. Thoughts on the Social Graph http://bradfitz.com/social-graph-problem/
  11. OpenID: Great idea, bewildering consumer experience http://miksovsky.blogs.com/flowstate/2007/08/openid-great-id.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Battling The Latest Weapon In Domestic Abuse – Spyware http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070816/tc_cmp/201800303
  2. Spammers find new ways to slip through http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2007-08-15-spam_N.htm
  3. Liberties Advocates Fear Abuse of Satellite Images http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/17/us/17spy.html
  4. $300,000 settlement for copyright news articles distribution http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136045-pg,1/article.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Technology helps reinvent cell phone ads http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070818/ap_on_hi_te/mobile_phone_ads
  2. Apple chooses European iPhone carriers http://news.com.com/8301-13579_3-9763744-37.html

Open Source

  1. Two Linux tools for enabling wireless cards http://www.linux.com/feature/118555
  2. Hardening your systems with Bastille http://www.linux.com/feature/118353
  3. How to set up Apache virtual hosting http://www.linux.com/feature/118471
  4. Questions swirl as Sourcefire buys ClamAV http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=457

SkyNet

  1. Say hello to Think - the Google car http://www.pandia.com/sew/505-think.html
  2. Google Apps XSS Hole: “Expected Behavior” http://ha.ckers.org/blog/20070817/xss-hole-in-google-apps-is-expected-behavior/
  3. Google Opens Click-Fraud Resource Center http://www.internetnews.com/ec-news/article.php/3695126
  4. Real time Traffic in Google Earth http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2007/08/real-time-traffic-in-google-earth.html

General Technology

  1. Sony plans to recycle electronics for free http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/environment/2007-08-16-sony_N.htm
  2. RIP AppleWorks http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/08/15/rip-appleworks
  3. IBM wins $120 million contract to run DTV coupon program http://tinyurl.com/2675zg (arstechnica)
  4. Adobe's AIR strategy: First platform, then applications, exec says http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9761815-7.html
  5. Tiny wind engines cool computers http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6946042.stm
  6. Tesla Roadster to Make First Road Trip http://blogs.business2.com/greenwombat/2007/08/tesla-roadster-.html
  7. Tesla electric supercar may be delayed http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/15/possible_snags_at_tesla_electric_car_co/
  8. AMD to extend x86 for multicore era http://tinyurl.com/2b4qcv (arstechnica)
  9. Couple tries to name baby 'at' symbol http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070816/ap_on_hi_te/china_name_blame
  10. What Apple's iWork moves mean for Office http://news.yahoo.com/s/macworld/20070817/tc_macworld/iwork_office20070817
  11. Arctic ice at record low, melting faster than predicted http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/17/america/NA-GEN-US-Low-Ice.php
  12. The biodegradable laptop http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9761853-7.html
  13. Teen Girls Play with Technology at IBM Camp http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2172412,00.asp
  14. Toshiba Planning 320GB Notebook Drive http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136212-c,harddrives/article.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. MTV Networks investing $500M in games http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2007-08-16-mtv-games-investment_N.htm
  2. EA ships four Mac games http://news.yahoo.com/s/macworld/20070818/tc_macworld/eaships20070817
  3. Videogame industry hopes to harness girl power http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070817/wr_nm/media_videogames_girls_dc

Economy and Technology

  1. VMware IPO: Silicon Valley giant is born http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_6626949
  2. Citrix to buy virtualization company XenSource for $500 million http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9760160-7.html
  3. Microsoft trying to derail Google/DoubleClick deal by lobbying Congress http://tinyurl.com/yugt37 (arstechnica)
  4. Dell Cooked Books to Meet Quarterly Financial Targets http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070816/tc_pcworld/136067

Civilian Aerospace

  1. How I Spent My SETI Summer http://www.space.com/searchforlife/070816_seti_reu.html
  2. Bigelow Aerospace Fast-Tracks Manned Spacecraft http://www.space.com/news/070814_bigelow_sundancer.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Scan Primitives for GPU Computing http://graphics.idav.ucdavis.edu/publications/print_pub?pub_id=915
  2. NVIDIA slides pdf from Graphics Hardware Conference http://graphicshardware.org/presentations/nickolls-tesla-gh07.pdf
  3. 64-core CPUs shipping in 4Q 07 http://news.com.com/Chipmakers+aim+to+unclog+data+paths/2100-1006_3-6203218.html

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