NEW NET Issues List for 17 Oct 2007

NEW NET will once again convene at a quite new meeting location -- the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. They have free wireless, high quality and out-of-the-ordinary food for those who don't have time to eat supper before coming to the meeting, and interesting beverages, including Wolfgang Puck concoctions and bottled soda with pure cane sugar. Below is the final list of issues for the WEDNESDAY, 17 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. Interoperability in Virtual Worlds http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/interoperability_in_virtual_wo.php
  2. Blazingly fast Internet2 gets 10x boost http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071010/ap_on_hi_te/faster_internet
  3. The Structured Web - A Primer http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/structured_web_primer.php
  4. Microsoft Adds Event Planning to MS Live http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202402042
  5. Judge orders firm to stop making software that aids scalpers http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_7185051

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Biometrics wing their way into Gatwick http://www.silicon.com/publicsector/0,3800010403,39168746,00.htm?r=1
  2. Phoenix airport to test body-scan machines http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2007-10-11-body-scan_N.htm
  3. When politicians invoke the do-this-or-Americans-will-die argument http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9795316-38.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Palm Centro Review http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/11/technology/circuits/11pogue.html
  2. Teenager claims to have easy iPod Touch jailbreak http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9797067-37.html?tag=nefd.blgs
  3. Broadcom introduces 3G on chip http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9797486-7.html
  4. BBC online to go free over wi-fi http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7045123.stm
  5. Debating the morality behind software development http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6213376.html
  6. Hyundai W-100 Wrist Phone http://tinyurl.com/3dkfbj (Gizmodo)
  7. Microsoft's Phone Ambitions Face A Winding Road http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=202403451
  8. Sprint, HTC Unveil Touch, The Latest IPhone Rival http://tinyurl.com/2h42uq (CNN Money)

Open Source

  1. Russian schools move to Linux http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7034828.stm
  2. Zend Brings Microsoft Into the PHP Fold http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3704156
  3. Ballmer Claims Red Hat Violates Microsoft IP http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138266-c,redhat/article.html
  4. Red Hat, Novell sued for patent infringement http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9796868-39.html
  5. Open-Source Eclipse Launches Ajax Platform http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=412
  6. Ubuntu founder: Ubuntu replacing Windows http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/34388/118/


  1. Google patents datacenter-in-a-shipping-container, ignores Sun's BlackBox http://tinyurl.com/29w8vv (Ars technica)
  2. Google unveils YouTube antipiracy tool http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9797622-7.html
  3. Does payback on email alone make Google Apps worth $50/yr.? http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/?p=838
  4. Google Both Yin And Yang For Islam http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/10/15/google-both-yin-and-yang-for-islam
  5. Google Offers Advertisers $2000... http://tinyurl.com/26tdyu (Internet Financial News)
  6. Is Google Backing Off From Universal Search? http://blogs.mediapost.com/search_insider/?p=637
  7. Google increases Gmail storage http://tinyurl.com/yuamyh (Pocket-Lint News)

General Technology

  1. Qinetiq touts 'Transformer-like' mobility-scooter killbot http://tinyurl.com/24lwjj (The Register)
  2. Windows XP SP3 to Include Some Vista Features http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138251-pg,1/article.html
  3. Night of the Living Vista http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2190228,00.asp
  4. Hitachi to make multi-TB CPP-GMR drives by 2009 http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138434-c,harddrives/article.html
  5. Santa Clara University team's sun house http://www.mercurynews.com/bizreports/ci_7156658
  6. Apple to Ship Mac OS X Leopard on October 26 http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/10/16leopard.html
  7. The Future of Software Development http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_future_of_software_development.php
  8. Hassle-Free PC http://www.forbes.com/technology/free_forbes/2007/1015/056.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Publishers Flock to Wii, But Will it Be Enough? http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/005640.html
  2. CSI Creator Announces Details of Oct. 24 Second Life Episode http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005649.html
  3. And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Madonna Dumps Record Industry http://tinyurl.com/376brr (TechCrunch)
  4. Universal Wants To Unite Labels To Destroy iTunes http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005678.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Texas criticized for removing biofuel incentives http://tinyurl.com/2zda24 (Dallas News)
  2. Skype and Vonage must die http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9042358
  3. Caterpillar: Web 2.0 giant http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2007/10/caterpillar_web.php
  4. ‘No Yelpers’ Says One Local Café http://gesterling.wordpress.com/2007/10/16/no-yelpers-says-one-local-cafe/
  5. Silicon Valley Start-Ups Awash in Dollars, Again http://tinyurl.com/26u9ek (NY Times)

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Taking the Pulse of Personal Spaceflight http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/071011-xprizecup-symposium.html
  2. X-Wing rocket interview and in-flight disintegration http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/34230/113/
  3. TEENAGE ASTEROID HUNTERS http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/10/09/404377.aspx
  4. Africans To Deploy Microsats http://tinyurl.com/2ymh34 (Aviation Week)
  5. Space museum needs boost http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071007/LIFE/710070306/1005
  6. Download ‘The Space Report 2007 Update’ http://www.thespacereport.org/
  7. Make Your Own (paper) X-15 http://www.airspacemag.com/issues/2007/october-november/paper_X15.php

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. G92 and RV670 are GPGPU monsters http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2007/10/11/g92-rv670-gpgpu-monsters
  2. HPC User Forum Wrap-Up http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1825077.html
  3. Q&A: Dr. Valentina Salapura http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1829825.html
  4. Donation Helps Butler University Get First Supercomputer http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1822541.html
  5. New Nationwide Internet2 Network Complete http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1825305.html
  6. Internet2, Brazilian R&E Network Team on Health Sciences http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1831569.html
  7. SC07 Panels: From Quantum Computing to Exotic Architectures http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1828030.html
  8. Astrophysicist replaces supercomputer with 8 PlayStation3s http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/news/2007/10/ps3_supercomputer



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