2007/12/18

NEW NET Issues List for 18 December 2007

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 18 December 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. Shortcuts for your WordPress blog http://yodel.yahoo.com/2007/12/13/shortcuts-for-your-wordpress-blog/
  2. Microsoft's Ultimate Avatar All Night Party http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/microsofts_ultimate_avatar_all.php
  3. Amazon SimpleDB 101 & Why It Matters http://gigaom.com/2007/12/14/amazon-simple-db/
  4. Microsoft buys Web map company Multimap http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071213/ap_on_hi_te/microsoft_multimap
  5. Ribbit debuts as “Silicon Valley’s phone company” http://www.mercextra.com/blogs/takahashi/2007/12/17/ribbit-debuts-as-silicon-valleys-phone-company/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. What the Creative in 'Creative Commons' Really Means http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20071214/tc_zd/221757
  2. Trojan robbing online bank customers http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/121307-zbot-trojan-robbing-banks.html
  3. Defendant can't be forced to divulge encryption passphrase http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9834495-38.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. T-Mobile + Twitter http://blog.twitter.com/2007/12/t-mobile-twitter.html
  2. T-Mobile Turns Off Twitter? http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/12/14/t-mobile-turns-off-twitter/
  3. Updated GarageBand does custom ringtones for iPhone http://tinyurl.com/22eekp (Ars technica)
  4. Google Builds iPhone Interface For Picasa Photo Service http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071214/tc_cmp/204803043

Open Source

  1. A sleek introduction of $299 laptops http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/14/BU4QTSTAN.DTL
  2. Sun will offer back-line support for OpenOffice http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071214/tc_infoworld/94047
  3. Netherlands adopts open-source software http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071214/ap_on_hi_te/netherlands_open_source
  4. Open source and the corporate elephant http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20071212/tc_infoworld/93988

SkyNet

  1. Googleberry: sync Gcalendar with Blackberries http://informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/12/google_takes_mo.html
  2. GoogleKnol: Encouraging people to contribute knowledge http://searchengineland.com/071213-213400.php http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/encouraging-people-to-contribute.html
  3. Google's Webmaster Tools: More Diagnostic Features and Video Sitemaps http://searchengineland.com/071213-184847.php
  4. Google Gets Ready to Rumble With Microsoft http://tinyurl.com/22qsf4 (NY Times)
  5. Google Profiles http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/12/google-profiles.html

General Technology

  1. Intel's new ultramobile processors http://tinyurl.com/22unlv (Ars technica)
  2. Intel Unveils Tiny Flash Drive; Tips End Of The Hard Disk? http://www.crn.com/hardware/204803759
  3. Review: Windows XP (humor or fact?) http://dotnet.org.za/codingsanity/archive/2007/12/14/review-windows-xp.aspx
  4. IBM, Partners Target 32 nm Process Technology http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1935929.html
  5. Digitizing the Streets with NASA Technology http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/12/earthmine-digitizes-world-nasa.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. New 3D camera eyes Wii-style gameplay http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN1225985620071213
  2. Nintendo and GameStop to guarantee Wiis after holiday http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071214/tc_nm/nintendo_wii_dc
  3. Universities bring video games into classrooms http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071206/tc_nm/column_pluggedin_dc
  4. Physical therapists prescribe Wii time http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071206/tc_nm/videogames_therapy_tech_dc

Economy and Technology

  1. Surviving the 2008 recession http://scobleizer.com/2007/12/15/surviving-the-2008-recession/
  2. Scripps Networks Launches Online Real Estate Listing Service http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071214/tc_cmp/204802263
  3. Holiday Shoppers Drawn To Uggs, Wii, Social Shopping Sites http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20071215/tc_cmp/204803553
  4. Anatomy & Optimization Of A Local Business Profile http://searchengineland.com/071217-081815.php

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Space experiment contest launched http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7139356.stm
  2. Space Mail System Works (Except for that Lost Package) http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/071212-tw-space-tether.html
  3. SpaceDev Attracts Institutional Investor http://spacedev.com/press_more_info.php?id=218
  4. Google expands the heavens http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2007-12-13/goods_next.php

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. GPGPU: A Stream Computing Story http://www.enterpriseitplanet.com/networking/features/article.php/3715851
  2. Faster Chips Are Leaving Programmers in Their Dust http://tinyurl.com/288s9m (NY Times)
  3. HP plots path to server accelerator madness in '08 http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2007/12/11/hp_gpgpu_fpga/
  4. NextComputing Adds Quadro FX 5600 to Flextop Computers http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1949922.html
  5. MIT Cycling Team Sets Record in Human Powered Computation http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1946306.html
  6. Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Conference http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/1936105.html

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