NEW NET Issues List for 25 September 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 25 September 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. Pass-a-matic gives best Southwest Airlines tickets http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9781826-2.html
  2. Intel Offers Vision On The Future Of Virtual Worlds http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070922/tc_cmp/201808046
  3. Ning passes 100,000 social networks http://blog.pmarca.com/2007/09/ning-passes-100.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. ZoneAlarm ForceField arrives in beta http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9782978-2.html
  2. Bush calls for expansion of spy law http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-09-19-bush-eavesdropping_N.htm
  3. Going Undercover in the Slimy World of Phishing http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2186979,00.asp
  4. Is the US at risk from cyberwarfare? http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20070920/tc_infoworld/91961
  5. FBI: Cyber-Crime Outlook is “Bleak” http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2007/09/24/fbi-cyber-crime-outlook-is-bleak/

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Does iPhone match the hype? http://tinyurl.com/yojmyr (ComputerWorld)
  2. New BlackBerry Makes Wi-Fi Calls http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070921/tc_cmp/201807957

Open Source

  1. Free software defenders file suit against Monsoon Media over Linux http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9782211-7.html
  2. Intel hopes open-source effort will lower Linux power http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9781788-39.html
  3. Got more than a gig of RAM and 32-bit Linux? Here's how to use it http://www.linux.com/feature/119287


  1. Two new Gmail features in the queue http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=750
  2. Google Prepping A Second Life Competitor? http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/09/24/google-preping-a-second-life-competitor/
  3. The clever Kiwi who was wooed by Google http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10464931
  4. More on Google’s social networking plans http://blogs.zdnet.com/social/?p=314

General Technology

  1. Inventors Protest Patent Reform Bill http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137417-c,legalissues/article.html
  2. Copier translates languages on the fly http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9782599-1.html
  3. Do Not Call Listings to Expire in 2008 http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=3633254
  4. "Global warming" or not, carbon dioxide emissions demand EPA attention http://tinyurl.com/ypgsox (Ars Technica)
  5. Nvidia aims at Intel with integrated graphics chip http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-29686720070924
  6. Overhyped Hybrids: Green Cars That Guzzle Gas http://abcnews.go.com/Business/IndustryInfo/story?id=3629183&page=1
  7. BP teams with MIT on energy conversion technologies http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9784207-7.html
  8. Fifteen backup programs to safeguard your data http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/09/25/Fifteen-backup-programs-to-safeguard-data_1.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. NBC to allow free TV downloads http://tinyurl.com/2yk3co (NY Times)
  2. Sony PSP Vaults Past Nintendo DS in Japan http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/005499.html
  3. Starbucks to give away 50 million songs http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070924/ap_en_mu/starbucks_itunes
  4. Amazon MP3 launches DRM-free downloads http://gigaom.com/2007/09/25/amazon-mp3-vs-apple-itunes-whos-better-now/

Economy and Technology

  1. The week that Big Software shattered http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2007/09/the_week_that_b.php
  2. Yahoo! for Yahoo? http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/2007/09/yahoo-for-yahoo.html
  3. EchoStar says to buy Sling Media http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/25/AR2007092500496.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. SpaceX reports milestone, details future plans http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9782812-7.html
  2. Please, Mr. Bezos http://www.thespacereview.com/article/959/1
  3. Space economies and economics http://www.thespacereview.com/article/962/1
  4. Gentlemen, Start Your Rockets http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_39/b4051066.htm
  5. UCSC to put Robert Heinlein's archive online http://www.mercurynews.com/centralcoast/ci_6945542?nclick_check=1

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Toshiba Announces Cell-Based 'Stream Processor' http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070920/tc_nf/55461
  2. GPGPU Workshop October 4th http://www.gpgpu.org/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/2007/09/18
  3. ClearSpeed plots 1 TeraFlop floating point pizza box http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/21/1u_teraflop_clearspeed/
  4. Folding@Home Protein Project Hits a Petaflop http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070920/tc_pcworld/137396
  5. PlayStation3 cluster apes human visual system http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070925-playstation3-cluster-apes-human-visual-system.html



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