NEW NET Issues List for 26 Feb 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 26 February 2008, 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.

To connect to the NEW NET meeting tonight, head over to Stickam and connect with newnet2, or go on Skype and connect with bwaldron22. You can just watch on Stickam without signing up for an account, but if you want to participate in the NEW NET meeting, you should sign up for a Stickam account -- there's a small "Sign Up" link in yellow text near the top center of the Stickam main page.

The ‘net

  1. Radar Networks takes $13 million, readies Twine for the public http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9877934-7.html
  2. iLike Launches Artist News Stream http://tinyurl.com/yt8w4h (TechCrunch)
  3. Ask.com Binoculars Adds Compete.com Stats http://searchengineland.com/080221-095847.php
  4. The Wisdom of the Chaperones http://slate.com/id/2184487
  5. Japanese satellite provides hyper-speed internet service http://inventorspot.com/articles/japanese_satellite_provide_super_11016
  6. Windows Live SkyDrive launches, but needs a touch of paint http://tinyurl.com/2hfmmd (Ars technica)
  7. AOL ending all support for Netscape on March 1 http://tinyurl.com/ypwb6g (Ars technica)
  8. Now you can outsource your life http://tinyurl.com/yox824 (TheAge.com)
  9. On the Internet, Everyone Can Hear You Complain http://tinyurl.com/37z3jl (NY Times)
  10. 6 Adobe AIR Apps to Check Out http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/some_adobe_air_apps_worth_a_look.php
  11. BricaBox - Social Content Platform http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/bricabox_social_content_platform.php
  12. Yahoo opens up search with web-based solution http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080226-yahoo-opens-up-search-but-not-far-enough.html
  13. The Brash Programmers at 37signals Will Tell You: KISS http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/16-03/mf_signals

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. The hands-free way to steal a credit card http://www.news.com/8301-10789_3-9875961-57.html
  2. Google-Powered Hacking Makes Search A Script-Kiddie Threat http://tinyurl.com/2rpxkt (InformationWeek)
  3. Domestic surveillance goes on despite expiration of law http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080225-domestic-surveillance-goes-on-despite-expiration-of-law.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Nokia Shows Off Nanotech "Morph" Concept Phone http://tinyurl.com/ypszuy (DailyTech)
  2. Will Apple sell 10 M iPhones in 2008? http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/2/iphone_sales_stunted_too_early_to_tell_aapl
  3. 1st US university to provide all incoming freshmen iPhone or iPod Touch http://www.acu.edu/news/2008/080225_iphone.html

Open Source

  1. Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive http://www.linux.com/feature/125625
  2. Bank group takes Linux migration a step at a time http://www.linux.com/feature/127173


  1. Google to Store Patients' Health Records http://searchengineland.com/080221-105128.php
  2. Make Google Calendar into PDF http://tinyurl.com/23qoc4 (WebWorkerDaily)
  3. 10 Reasons I Recommend Google Grand Central http://www.promotionworld.com/se/articles/article/08022210reasonswhy.html
  4. Google Becoming a Force in E-Mail Security for Smaller Businesses http://bmighty.com/hardware_software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206801671
  5. A Beautiful Mind: Microsoft over Google http://seekingalpha.com/article/65908-a-beautiful-mind-microsoft-over-google
  6. Google invests in new undersea cable http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080226-unity-under-the-sea-google-invests-in-new-undersea-cable.html
  7. Googlemail.com address lessens Gmail spam http://lifehacker.com/360524/use-a-googlemailcom-address-to-lessen-gmail-spam

General Technology

  1. Vista SP1 will break these programs or do endless reboots http://tinyurl.com/yukq86 (News.com)
  2. $10 GiFi chip puts Australia on the fast track http://tinyurl.com/2j3fyj (TheAge.com)
  3. New Macs launched: Has Apple found the magic Touch? http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-9879471-37.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. MS, Nintendo indie games services http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSN2040857920080221
  2. Nintendo to launch Wii Fit virtual gym http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/feb/20/nintendo
  3. Emotiv brain control consumer headset for gamers http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7254078.stm
  4. The "Tragic" State of PC Gaming http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/006522.html
  5. Star Trek, Twilight Zone, classics beamed onto 'Net http://tinyurl.com/yq9key (Ars technica)
  6. Kurzweil: Exponential change ahead for games, people http://tinyurl.com/yvcesh (News.com)
  7. Massively micro game, 'Bac Attack,' wins design challenge http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9876921-52.html
  8. Wii Pay and Play - one of Nintendo’s cleverest ever moves? http://www.nintendic.com/news/1883
  9. EA free game will earn revenue entirely from advertising http://tinyurl.com/2xawed (TheAge.com)
  10. EA tries to buy Take-Two for $2 billion http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9877637-52.html?tag=nefd.top
  11. 48% of teenagers bought no CDs at all in 2007 http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-music27feb27,1,5116325.story
  12. Amie Street's pricing, social features attract indie artists http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080225-amie-streets-pricing-social-features-attract-artists.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Lessig for Congress http://lessig.org/blog/2008/02/two_announcements.html http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/02/20/lessig/
  2. Networking Groups Aim To Turn L.A. Into Technology Star http://tinyurl.com/2c88w9 (Investors.com)
  3. The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur http://tinyurl.com/2jgxyy (Forbes)
  4. Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-03/ff_free

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Orbital Wins $171 Space Station Re-Supply Deal http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080219-sn-cotswinner-orbital.html
  2. First 10 teams for Google $30M moon shot http://tinyurl.com/yqejoj (TechNewsWorld) http://www.news.com/Google-lunar-challenge-gets-under-way/2100-11397_3-6231576.html?tag=ne.fd.mnbc

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Intel, Microsoft, Uncle Sam sink big money into multicore http://tinyurl.com/2css7q (Ars technica)
  2. 1 million trillion FLOPS targeted by Institute for Advanced Architectures http://tinyurl.com/2gxfmg (Sandia.gov)
  3. The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research http://view.eecs.berkeley.edu/wiki/Main_Page
  4. CPU designers debate multi-core future http://tinyurl.com/2gkyez (EE Times)
  5. Promise and perils of coming multi-core revolution http://www.ctwatch.org/quarterly/pdf/ctwatchquarterly-10.pdf



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