2007/08/28

NEW NET Issues List for 28 August 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 28 August 2007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering. This week we'll try a new location for NEW NET, the Stone Cellar Brewpub. It is located at 1004 S. Olde Oneida Street, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. Andy says a brewpub that serves "fish & chips" or "bangers & mash" gets a bit of respect just for trying.

As mentioned in a post last week on this blog, tonight we'll spend a bit of time discussion online maps and mapping tools. Bring tips, tricks and ways you use online maps that are especially fun or useful for you.

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Trying out a new meeting location this week -- Stone Cellar Brewpub!

The Web's Best Mapping Sites http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136018-page,1-c,bestoftheweb/article.html

The ‘net

  1. Why Can’t We Compute in the Cloud? http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/24/why-cant-we-compute-in-the-cloud-part-2/ (see also Part 1 of this article at http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/24/why-cant-we-compute-in-the-cloud/)
  2. Hacking education with Yahoo! Teachers http://tinyurl.com/2tvac2 (Ars Technica.com)
  3. ‘Kit’: Ars Technica’s new hardware and gadgets journal http://tinyurl.com/2rw2ym (Ars Technica.com)
  4. Yelp launches Events, a worthy Upcoming.org competitor http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9765517-2.html
  5. Web Conferencing Services Market Heats Up http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2174340,00.asp
  6. Skype Premium Users Get Free Service http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070823/tc_pcworld/136309
  7. 99 Mind Mapping Resources, Tools, and Tips http://www.collegedegree.com/library/college-life/99-mind-mapping
  8. Internet Radio Saved - For Now http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/internet_radio_saved_-_for_now.php
  9. New Yahoo Email Out of Beta http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136413-c,yahoo/article.html
  10. TorrentSpy Blocks Access for US Internet Users http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/08/torrentspy-clos.html
  11. 10 Free, Innovative Web Analytics Tools http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_web_analytics_tools_free_innovative.php

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Spam fighters hit criminals' weak spot http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/08/24/Spam-fighters-hit-criminals-weak-spot_1.html
  2. Is Your Boss Spying on You? http://www.rd.com/content/is-your-boss-spying-on-you/;.app1_rd1
  3. These CAPTCHAs are just not working out http://xato.net/bl/2007/08/21/these-captchas-are-just-not-working-out/
  4. FBI launches cybersecurity project http://www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/44898-1.html
  5. Honeypots as sticky as ever http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/08/24/34OPsecadvise_1.html
  6. Cyberthieves stole 1.3 million names, Monster says http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/infotheft/2007-08-23-cyberjobs_N.htm
  7. German gov't PCs hacked, China offers to investigate http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070827/tc_infoworld/91368

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Is the future of cell phones 'voice-based' http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/08/24/Is-future-of-cellphones-voice-based_1.html
  2. Can Owning a Skype Wi-Fi Phone Land You In Jail http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=699
  3. Handcuffs chafe wireless [cell phone] users http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2007-08-22-cellphones-abroad_N.htm
  4. iPhone may top sales goals http://news.yahoo.com/s/macworld/20070822/tc_macworld/iphonesales20070822
  5. The iPhone has been unlocked http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/08/24/iphone_hacking/

Open Source

  1. Linux felon forced to install Windows http://news.com.com/2100-1030_3-6204348.html
  2. Rock Your iPod With an Open-Source Upgrade http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136299-c,freeware/article.html
  3. Open-source Plone CMS app gets major upgrade http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070822/tc_infoworld/91262

SkyNet

  1. Hitchhikers Guide to Google Sky http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005211.html
  2. Google sees big boost in mobile traffic http://tinyurl.com/384huo (Ars Technica.com)
  3. Google Puts Ads In YouTube Videos http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070823/tc_cmp/201801805
  4. First year of Google WiFi http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/first-year-of-google-wifi.html
  5. Mother Nature Meets Google Data Center http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/08/google_in_orego.html
  6. Inside the world of Google The Dalles http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2007/08/news08-05-07-02.shtml

General Technology

  1. How to See Tuesday Morning's Lunar Eclipse http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,294451,00.html
  2. Java needs an overhaul http://www.russellbeattie.com/blog/java-needs-an-overhaul
  3. New Sonys automatically shoot when subjects smile http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=NewsDesk_Internal&article_num=082207-3
  4. INDEX 2007 Winners http://www.indexaward.dk/2007/default.asp?id=706&Article=2599&Folder=2599
  5. Iomega's Inexpensive Network Storage http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005263.html
  6. "Junk sleep" damaging teenagers' health http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070828/wr_nm/britain_sleep_tech_dc

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. What Microsoft’s Falcon project is going to mean for when you should buy an Xbox 360 http://tinyurl.com/yu3f7u
  2. Wii Sales Surpass Xbox 360 Lifetime Shipments http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070823/bs_nf/54856
  3. The Dorks Behind Penny Arcade http://www.wired.com/gaming/virtualworlds/magazine/15-09/mf_pennyarcade
  4. Underwater shooter video game a success http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070823/tc_nm/videogames_bioshock_tech_dc
  5. Mobile game firm markets to commuters http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20070824/glu-mobile-mobile-games.htm

Economy and Technology

  1. Chinese Seek to Buy Seagate http://www.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUSN2537585620070825
  2. Why Some Brands Seem Anti-Social http://news.yahoo.com/s/adweek/20070824/ad_bpiaw/whysomebrandsseemantisocial
  3. Help wanted ads go unanswered in West http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070825/ap_on_bi_ge/western_workers
  4. Acer set to buy Gateway for $710 Million http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118820817365109596.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Making a Mark with Rockets and Roadsters http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12484430
  2. Vehicle progress http://unreasonablerocket.blogspot.com/2007/08/vehicle-progress.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Beyond Multicore http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1743477.html
  2. CAE Moves to the Fore http://www.designnews.com/article/CA6470738.html?industryid=43653
  3. Computer Display Reaches 220 Million Pixels In Resolution http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070823122253.htm
  4. Hot Chips 19 NVIDIA Session http://news.com.com/8300-10784_3-7-0.html?keyword=GeForce+8800
  5. Multi-Core The Cool Factor at Hot Chips Conference http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3695411
  6. Heterogeneous Processing In The Age Of Nanocore (Part I) http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1739137.html
  7. Tech Startup Launches 64-Core Processor http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1736472.html

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