NEW NET Issues List for 27 Nov 2007

NEW NET will meet tonight at the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. Cambria has free wireless, good food and a large selection of beverages. Below is the final list of issues for the Tuesday, 27 November 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. TripIt helps track trip plans http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071120/ap_on_hi_te/tech_test_trip_planner
  2. Web site aims to help caretakers of aging parents http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071119/wr_nm/boomers_caring1_dc
  3. Microsoft will face online fight on core software http://tinyurl.com/25joyz (TimesOnline)
  4. Skype "could have saved London numbers" http://tinyurl.com/28vajv (PCPro UK)
  5. Zoho Writer lets you edit documents offline http://venturebeat.com/2007/11/25/zoho-writer-now-lets-you-edit-documents-offline/ http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/zoho_on_gears.php

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Making malware unprofitable: economics key to slowing hackers down http://tinyurl.com/2fv2jx (Ars technica)
  2. Is security software becoming a security risk? http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071122/tc_infoworld/93601
  3. Tidal wave of spam despite filters http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2007-11-22-spam_N.htm
  4. Making Rules, II http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/2007/11/26/making-rules-ii/
  5. How desktop virtualization will save your company from Generation Y http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=675
  6. Online investigations into job candidates: illegal? http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/nov/27/news.socialnetworking
  7. Why the RIAA may be afraid of targeting Harvard students http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071126-why-the-riaa-may-be-afraid-of-targeting-harvard-students.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Amazon's Kindle device out of stock http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9822429-7.html
  2. Nokia N810: unboxing and first impressions http://tinyurl.com/238k6u (Ars technica)
  3. RIM Working on iPhone Rival? http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139880-c,iphone/article.html
  4. Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far http://tinyurl.com/36ympc (NY Times)

Open Source

  1. ASUS eeePC: First impressions, GPL issues http://cliffhacks.blogspot.com/2007/11/asus-eeepc-first-impressions-and-gpl.html
  2. Asus posts more Eee source code to comply with the GPL http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/26/asus-posts-more-eee-source-code-to-comply-with-the-gpl/
  3. Play Pac-man (and more!) on your Linux PC http://www.linux.com/feature/121911
  4. Asus Eee PC - breakthrough Linux product faces threat http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15483/1023/
  5. Skype's beta videophone for Linux looks pretty good http://www.linux.com/feature/121819


  1. Google Maps Should Push The Wikipedia Analogy Further http://techdirt.com/articles/20071119/162541.shtml
  2. Bizarre politics of the Google-DoubleClick deal http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9821768-38.html
  3. Workshop to boost Google skills http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071125/A_NEWS/711250314
  4. Google’s Gdrive allegedly coming; Still late to the party http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=7144
  5. Understanding Google http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2007/11/understanding_g.php
  6. After criticism, Google confirms that it doesn't own your spreadsheets http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071126-after-criticism-google-confirms-that-it-doesnt-own-your-fantasy-football-spreadsheets.html

General Technology

  1. One Laptop per Child Extends Give One Get One Program Through December 31 http://tinyurl.com/2jncgt (BusinessWire)
  2. FCX: Honda’s Hydrogen Car http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/reviews/healey/2007-11-22-fcx-clarity_N.htm
  3. NVIDIA launches mobile version of next-gen G92 GPU http://tinyurl.com/ytm8kl (Ars technica)
  4. How AMD/ATI Can Turn the Tide http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,2219803,00.asp
  5. The holiday shopper's guide to laptops http://tinyurl.com/2k6wx9 (ComputerWorld)
  6. Improvements: people focused on new cameras http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2007-11-20-digital-cameras_N.htm
  7. OLPC: How do we gauge success? Will 490,000 units do? http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=7135
  8. What is the meaning of meaning based computing? http://blogs.zdnet.com/Foremski/?p=216 http://autonomy.com
  9. Don Norman: Tech design with thought http://www.news.com/2008-1041_3-6219608.html
  10. Cheap sensors could capture your every move http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn12963-cheap-sensors-could-capture-your-every-move.html
  11. Microsoft Quietly Readies Windows XP Update http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139826-c,xp/article.html
  12. Problems with Apple’s new Leopard OSX? http://www.tomsguide.com/us/2007/11/22/more_leopard_problems_plague_apple/

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Wii Celebrates Birthday With 'Super Mario Galaxy' http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312598,00.html
  2. Interactive Web videos clicking with bands http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071124/wr_nm/interactive_dc
  3. Can PS3 and Xbox 360 Capitalize on Wii's Woes? http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20071120/bs_nf/56833
  4. The R4 chip is only small - but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/gadgets_and_gaming/article2933237.ece

Economy and Technology

  1. AT&T calls teleworkers back to cubicle life http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/111907-att-telework-questioned.html
  2. Telecommuting Improves Morale, Cuts Stress http://www.internetnews.com/breakingnews/article.php/3712336
  3. Study linking broadband, job creation shows need for coherent US policy http://tinyurl.com/22pqwe (Ars technica)
  4. Ten Penny-Pinching Ideas for 2008 http://www.businessweek.com/print/technology/content/nov2007/tc20071120_184990.htm
  5. Intuit to Acquire Homestead Technologies http://tinyurl.com/2gdwpd (BusinessWire)
  6. Go west young engineer; Silicon Valley needs you! http://blogs.zdnet.com/Foremski/?p=214
  7. Russian Innovators Don’t Trust Russian VCs http://blogs.zdnet.com/Foremski/?p=215
  8. Beware: Software Group Targets Small Business http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=3913078

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Middle East Space Camp complex to open in 2010 http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1195726585131480.xml&coll=1
  2. Other spaceports reach for sky http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071118/NEWS02/711180330/-1/aftershuttle
  3. Bezos, Amazon.com: Blue Origin Rocket Progress http://www.livescience.com/blogs/2007/11/21/bezos-amazoncom-blue-origin-rocket-progress/

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Submissions Now Being Accepted for Internet2 IDEA Awards http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1903475.html
  2. Acceleware Hosts Webinar On GPUs for Seismic Processing http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1904585.html
  3. Team Led by IU Wins Supercomputing Bandwidth Competition http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1898101.html



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