2007/12/11

NEW NET Issues List for 11 Dec 2007

NEW NET will meet tonight at the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. Cambria has friendly and helpful staff, reliable free wireless, tasty food and a varied selection of beverages. Below is the final list of issues for the Tuesday, 11 December 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. The Dr. Seuss Jumble: Naming Web Sites http://tinyurl.com/39y4kg (NY Times)
  2. Internet providers question 'neutral net' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7116929.stm
  3. Sun guru foresees data center disaster in '08 http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2007/12/sun_guru_forese.php
  4. Online content success without ads http://www.news.com/2100-1038_3-6222063.html
  5. LinkedIn courts developers http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN0932121820071210?sp=true
  6. Need a Wiki? Just Add Wetpaint http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2229244,00.asp
  7. Microsoft Office Live Workspace Goes to Public Beta http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2230146,00.asp
  8. The Evolution of Personal Publishing http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_evolution_of_personal_publ.php

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. The Portable Risk of High Capacity USB Drives http://gigaom.com/2007/12/05/the-portable-risk-of-high-capacity-usb-drives/
  2. SAFE Act won't turn mom-and-pop shops into WiFi cops http://tinyurl.com/28tyev (Ars technica)
  3. Hackers force mass website closures http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3007298.ece
  4. Hackers Launch Major Attack on US Military Labs http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140390-c,hackers/article.html
  5. Warning sounded over 'flirting robots' http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9831133-56.html
  6. Ask rolls out search privacy tool http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7138260.stm
  7. RIAA: Those CD rips of yours are still "unauthorized" http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071211-riaa-those-cd-rips-of-yours-are-still-unauthorized.html
  8. Microsoft Offers Free Copy of Windows Vista Ultimate if you Surrender Privacy http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4139
  9. In Test, Canadian ISP Splices Itself Into Google Homepage http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/12/canadian-isps-p.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Kindle can light up your life http://www.suntimes.com/technology/ihnatko/672259,CST-FIN-Andy29.article
  2. TSA Greenlights Paperless Boarding Passes http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/04/travel/main3573858.shtml
  3. “Comes With Music”: Nokia Won't Play iPhone's Tune http://tinyurl.com/22leqk (BusinessWeek)
  4. AT&T reopens its open network http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9830094-37.html?tag=newsmap
  5. Jajah allows really, really cheap intl. calling from your iPhone OR iPod Touch http://blogs.zdnet.com/ip-telephony/?p=2819
  6. Internet to Invade the Airways http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/internet_airplanes.php
  7. Nokia Prepares for Fisticuffs with Google http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006050.html
  8. Japanese cellphone operator gets Android up and running http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com/index.php/digital_tokyo/articles/japanese_cellphone_operator_gets_android_up_and_running/

Open Source

  1. Software Freedom Law Center goes after Verizon http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9830783-7.html?tag=newsmap
  2. Microsoft feeling heat from Linux in budget flash PC market http://tinyurl.com/ypr6h9 (Ars technica)
  3. Ruby on Rails 2.0 released for Web apps http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071207/tc_infoworld/93911
  4. Larry Wall: Programming is Hard, Let's Go Scripting... http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2007/12/06/soto-11.html?page=1
  5. "Cloudbook" UMPC to run Googlish Linux http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6962839488.html

SkyNet

  1. Google apps get faster on iPhone http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/12/04/google-pre-launches-new-iphone-interface/
  2. Google Ruins Its iPhone Home Page http://informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/12/google_ruins_it.html
  3. Google Mac Developer Playground Unveiled http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140335-c,google/article.html
  4. Google Docs and Spreadsheets http://blog.compete.com/2007/12/06/google-docs-spreadsheets/

General Technology

  1. Girls Dominate the Siemens Competition http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2007/tc2007123_368568.htm
  2. Don’t Buy an AMD Barcelona Until 2008 http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/35149/118/
  3. IBM Researchers Build Supercomputer-on-a-Chip http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140343-c,cpuarchitecture/article.html
  4. Western Digital DRM'd hard drive won't let you share MP3, DivX http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/12/western-digital.html
  5. New transistor design may kick off race to 10GHz http://tinyurl.com/2ekgbm (Ars technica)
  6. Toyota Shows Violin-Playing Robot http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gWAzbeeHkC45cqw8PGHGe6DD7qZwD8TC223O0
  7. Toshiba Launches 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB Solid State Drives http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2007_12/pr1001.htm
  8. Toshiba to Launch Innovative Rechargeable Battery Business http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2007_12/pr1101.htm

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Battle of the Bands: 'Guitar Hero III' vs. 'Rock Band' http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,315125,00.html
  2. Software changing how photos can be cataloged http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2007/12/03/story12.html http://www.getphotology.com
  3. SmugMug Automatically Scales Photos and Video http://tinyurl.com/2v8vkp (TechCrunch)
  4. Looking Beyond Megapixels http://tinyurl.com/2k4zfq (NY Times)
  5. Flickr + Picnik = Web Photo Editing Made Easy http://laist.com/2007/12/04/flickr_picnik_w.php

Economy and Technology

  1. CompUSA shutting down; who’s next? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119706842364217640.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  2. Mark Zuckerberg cashes out? http://valleywag.com/tech/scoop/mark-zuckerberg-cashes-out-331589.php
  3. Valleywag confession: We're frigtards, and no money to Mark http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/2007/12/valleywag-confession-were-frigtards.html
  4. Who should Apple buy? http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/12/07/who-should-apple-buy
  5. Local Online Ads Will Reach $12.6 Billion In 2008 http://searchengineland.com/071207-163012.php
  6. Netflix Is Stuck, Dude: Nonissue? http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2007/12/06/netflix-is-stuck-dude.aspx
  7. Jonathan Ive: One step from the top, Essex boy who reached Apple’s core http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article3019090.ece
  8. Entrepreneur's Journal: Ditch the phone book and advertise online? http://bhp.bloggingstocks.com/2007/12/08/entrepreneur-s-journal-ditch-the-phone-book-and-advertise-onli/

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Lunar X Prize - Collaborators Off and Running http://www.space.com/news/071206-update-astrobotic-lunarxprize.html
  2. Race to space http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071207/LOCAL/712070328/-1/LOCAL17
  3. Aliens Apart http://www.space.com/searchforlife/071206-seti-aliens-apart.html
  4. Down-to-earth opportunities more likely to get VC funding http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_7669430?nclick_check=1
  5. Google Lunar X Prize's race to the moon has begun http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9830063-7.html?tag=newsmap

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Mechdyne Installs Immersive Visualization Displays in Wales http://news.tgc.com/msgget.jsp?mid=1920825
  2. Iranians claim to have built Opteron-based supercomputer http://tinyurl.com/2b5gh2 (ComputerWorld)
  3. Linked PS3s become supercomputer http://www.gameindustry.com/ih/item.asp?id=1480

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