2008/01/29

NEW NET Issues List for 29 Jan 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the Thursday, 29 January 2008, 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. IgnoreAll: The One-Click Facebook Cleanup Tool http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/ignoreall_on_facebook.php
  2. Gickr does software-free animated GIF creation http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9858406-2.html
  3. Worm Fears Shut down Skype Video Feature http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080123/tc_pcworld/141674
  4. SmugMug’s Private Pics Are Public http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-01-28-n59.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Charter accidently deletes 14,000 e-mail accounts http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9857697-7.html?tag=newsmap
  2. Drive-by pharming attack hits home http://www.news.com/8301-10789_3-9855195-57.html
  3. Best Buy sells infected digital photo frames http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=825
  4. Bush Order Expands Network Monitoring http://tinyurl.com/2avcq2 (Washington Post)
  5. What Our Top Spy Doesn't Get: Security and Privacy Aren't Opposites http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2008/01/securitymatters_0124

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. AT&T Says SIM Contract Fiasco a Mistake http://gigaom.com/2008/01/22/att-says-sim-contract-fiasco-a-mistake/
  2. Verizon Wireless: Calling all iPhone killers http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9855369-7.html
  3. AT&T Broadband Customers Get Free Hotspot Wi-Fi http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006358.html
  4. Everything You Want to Know About 700-MHz Auction http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4246037.html
  5. Palm Closing Stores, Settles Treo Suit http://www.pdastreet.com/articles/2008/1/2008-1-25-Palm-to-Close.html
  6. Slow Start for 700MHz Auction http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=205918217
  7. Jobs, iPhone have Skyhook pointed in right direction http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2008-01-22-skyhook_N.htm
  8. Livescribe Digit Pen http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/raskin/17607 http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9858330-56.html
  9. Skype On the Go http://gigaom.com/2008/01/28/skype-on-the-go/

Open Source

  1. Move over, Red Hat. Open source ain't what it used to be http://tinyurl.com/2de5hw (InfoWorld)
  2. Advice on keeping your Linux desktop secure http://www.linux.com/feature/124994
  3. Mystery infestation strikes Linux/Apache Web sites http://www.linux.com/feature/125548
  4. BitNami serves ready-to-roll CMS stacks http://www.linux.com/feature/125126
  5. Nokia acquires Trolltech: no open-source companies to change the world http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9859276-7.html

SkyNet

  1. NTT DoCoMo in talks on Google Android-based cell phone http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080124/tc_infoworld/94810
  2. Databases are hammers; Google MapReduce is a screwdriver http://tinyurl.com/yshm3c (Science Blogs)
  3. Google Takes Aim At Domain Tasting Profiteers http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080126/tc_cmp/205918984
  4. 11 Power Tips for Gmail http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/9-power-tips-for-gmail/

General Technology

  1. Via Bets Future on Upcoming Isaiah Processor http://tinyurl.com/33spz6 (PC World)
  2. MST helps extend Moore's Law for another 15 years http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20080125_004032.html
  3. Reinventing the Clipboard http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001041.html
  4. Microscopic Electronics Printing, Nanotechnology http://www.physorg.com/news120474778.html
  5. MEMS: A Taste Of Microscopic Machines To Come http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071221215230.htm
  6. How to get Windows XP after June 30, 2008 http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080128/tc_infoworld/94803
  7. Hey HD DVD: It's Not Just a Flesh Wound (looks like we finally have Jim B’s answer…) http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080129-consumers-analysts-retailers-give-hd-dvd-the-cold-shoulder.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. EA Leaps into Free Video Games http://tinyurl.com/3234cr (Business Week)
  2. Microsoft Xbox 360 Sales Fall 2.3% As 'Halo Effect' Fizzles http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080126/tc_cmp/205918713
  3. Wii: Psychotic bunnies are back http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080125/ap_en_ot/games_rayman_raving_rabbids2
  4. Wii VC game additions for week ending Jan 25 http://tinyurl.com/2jmb5o (Monsters and Critics: Gaming)
  5. Download 25 million songs legally http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3261591.ece
  6. Labels deny deals on file sharing http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7213112.stm

Economy and Technology

  1. The "Work From Home" Generation http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_work_from_home_generation.php
  2. IPod Slowing, Apple's Focus Forced To Shift http://news.yahoo.com/s/ibd/20080123/bs_ibd_ibd/20080123tech01
  3. Apple 4Q profits record: $1.58B http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080123/tc_afp/technologyusitinternetearningscompanyapple
  4. Nintendo earnings nearly double on Wii http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080124/ap_on_hi_te/earns_japan_nintendo
  5. Microsoft $16.4B Record Revenues Surprise Wall Street http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080125/bs_nf/58041
  6. Is the Tipping Point Toast? http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/122/is-the-tipping-point-toast.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Virgin Galactic Unveils Suborbital Spaceliner http://www.space.com/news/080123-virgingalactic-ss2-design.html
  2. Richard Branson Shares Eco-Vision of IT in Space http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/01/richard-branson.html
  3. SpaceShipTwo unveiled with "open architecture like Linux" http://tinyurl.com/yrm2xv (Ars technica)
  4. First Look at SpaceShipTwo http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/01/23/601315.aspx
  5. Next Space Tourist Begins Training for Spaceflight http://www.space.com/news/080121-garriott-training.html
  6. Purdue wind tunnel key for 'hypersonic vehicles,' future space planes http://www.physorg.com/news118511612.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. An Alternative Approach to NSF Funding of HPC http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2059714.html
  2. Matching Simulation to Reality in the Life of the Universe http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2065136.html
  3. Toward GPU-accelerated N-body simulations [PDF] http://pdf.aiaa.org/preview/CDReadyMASM08_1065/PV2008_608.pdf
  4. Acceleration using commodity GPU [PDF] http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/~gp10006/research/Brandvik_Pullan_2008a_DRAFT.pdf
  5. Nvidia Mac GPGPUs? http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/01/24/nvidia_working_on_first_gpgpus_for_apple_macs.html
  6. ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Reviews http://www.extremetech.com/print_article2/0,1217,a=223850,00.asp http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/01/28/ati_r680_the_rage_fury_maxx_2/ http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ1NCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA

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