2007/10/09

NEW NET Issues List for 09 Oct 2007

The NEW NET group of tech enthusiasts will try out a new meeting location -- the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. They have free wireless, food for those who don't have time to eat supper before coming to the meeting, and some interesting beverages, including Wolfgang Puck concoctions and bottled soda with pure cane sugar. Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 09 October 2007, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering at Cambria Suites Hotel, 3940 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Women, Health & the Net http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/28/AR2007092801718.html
  2. Introducing the BT FON Community http://english.martinvarsavsky.net/fon/introducing-the-bt-fon-community.html http://tinyurl.com/ypwskn
  3. New Microsoft Service Stores Health Records Online http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138082-c,sites/article.html http://tinyurl.com/28umgj (LA Times) http://tinyurl.com/yv4xef (Ars technica)
  4. Microsoft Offers IE7 to all, Pirates Included http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138125-c,internetexplorer/article.html
  5. The Fakebook Generation http://tinyurl.com/2n2qwc (NY Times)
  6. Black Friday ads already popping up online http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071004/wr_nm/blackfriday_ads_dc
  7. Berkeley university puts courses on YouTube http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071004/tc_afp/lifestyleitinternetuniversityyoutube
  8. The brains behind Bugmenot http://tinyurl.com/2aeybr (Sydney Morning Herald)
  9. IBM updates mash-up builder for businesspeople http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9793569-7.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Sony BMG's chief anti-piracy lawyer: "Copying" music you own is "stealing" http://tinyurl.com/2cln52 (Ars technica)
  2. 24 illegal downloads cost woman $220,000 http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071005/tc_afp/entertainmentusinternetmusicjustice
  3. Danger Lurks on Government Web Sites http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071006/tc_pcworld/138151
  4. Yahoo, eBay, and PayPal Join on E-Mail Authentication http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20071005/tc_nf/55804
  5. GM Lets Police Kill Engines of Stolen Cars http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/10/onstar_stolen.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. McDonald's launches free Wi-Fi in UK restaurants http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071005/wr_nm/mcdonalds_wifi_dc
  2. Japanese phone features outshine the iPhone http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071005/tc_infoworld/92387
  3. Why Google GPhone Won't Kill Apple iPhone http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/138226/why_google_gphone_wont_kill_apple_iphone.html

Open Source

  1. MontaVista, Arm, others to Build Linux UMPC Platform http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071005/tc_pcworld/138038
  2. Tiny Linux Hits the Streets http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20071003/tc_pcworld/138030
  3. Novell Sparkles in OpenSUSE Update http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20071005/bs_nf/55803
  4. Phishers getting better organized, using Linux http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071004/tc_infoworld/92338
  5. Thunderbird Developers Quit Mozilla http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138240-c,email/article.html

SkyNet

  1. Google and IBM build 'cloud computing' data centers online http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/08/business/cloud.php
  2. Google: International Cleanup Weekend http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/NYF05905102007-1.htm
  3. Google to buy Twitter rival Jaiku http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9793722-7.html
  4. Google tools to power virtual worlds http://www.news.com/2100-1043_3-6212325.html

General Technology

  1. On-campus Mac users quadruple http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2007/10/05/news/18871.shtml
  2. Toshiba gadget reads hand as remote http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071002/ap_on_hi_te/japan_toshiba_hand_remote
  3. IVDR devices: Like flash cards, but with hard drives http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9789453-7.html
  4. Sharp integrates scanner into LCD http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/10/02/Sharp-integrates-scanner-into-LCD-panel_1.html
  5. New Anesthetic Avoids Common Side Effects http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/85/i41/8541notw3.html
  6. Senate votes more money for NASA space shuttle http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN0435902420071004
  7. Bjorn Lomborg: environmental skeptic http://tinyurl.com/yv77sn http://tinyurl.com/2yhlm2 (TimesOnline, Telegraph)
  8. Disposable PCs http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=304553&source=rss_topic85
  9. New Hybrid Hard Drives From Samsung and Seagate http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138102-c,harddrives/article.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Video game players battle for cyber supremacy http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071006/tc_afp/entertainmentusitgame
  2. Nintendo gets touchy with new "Zelda" http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071004/tc_nm/videogames_zelda_life_dc
  3. Japanese civil servants editing Gundam at work http://www.buzzle.com/articles/155145.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Web Startups Are A Commodity http://avc.blogs.com/a_vc/2007/10/web-startups-ar.html
  2. VoIP Vendor Jajah Protests eBay's Ban http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138078-c,auctionsites/article.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Air and Space Expo: A Sightseer's Paradise http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/071004-xprizecup-sightseeing.html
  2. Spaceflight Technology's Next 50 Years http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/071003-tw-spaceflight-technology.html
  3. How NASA helped invent Silicon Valley http://tinyurl.com/yq4m75 (News.com)
  4. Do we need NASA? http://www.news.com/Do-we-need-NASA/2009-11397_3-6211308.html
  5. Rocket payload contest for NDSU students http://www.ndsuspectrum.com/news/07Fall/08_Aug/10_5_07_news_rocket.html
  6. Moon 2.0 - Your Chance to Ride Along http://www.xprize.org/blogs/wpomerantz/moon-2-0-your-chance-to-ride-along
  7. Texas Investor Eyes Space Station as Orbiting Pharma Lab http://www.wired.com/science/space/news/2007/10/pharma_iss
  8. Major players in private space travel http://www.news.com/2300-11397_3-6211252-1.html
  9. Carnegie Mellon Sets Sights on Google's Lunar X Prize http://www.space.com/spacenews/071001_businessmonday_lunarprize.html
  10. TRAVELEX LAUNCHES QUIDs IN SPACE http://www.travelex.co.uk/press/ENG/DOC_QUID_10042007.asp

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Boy, 8, evaluates software for Silicon Valley http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/10/04/1004whiz.html
  2. Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/cdi/index.jsp
  3. NSF Solicits Proposals for Computational Innovation http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1813430.html
  4. UC San Diego Opens Doors to Internet2 Participants http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1815788.html
  5. Computational Matchmaking for Proteins http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1813778.html

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