NEW NET Issues List for 01 Apr 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 01 April 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.

The ‘net

  1. Chat app Digsby goes public with with A/V, Twitter support http://tinyurl.com/22zfnj (Ars technica)
  2. Zoho: Invoices Next http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/27/the-zoho-business-machine-rolls-forward-invoices-next/
  3. Adobe Is Slowly Building an Online Empire http://tinyurl.com/2nvx7w (Read/WriteWeb)
  4. Boonies broadband $267M boost http://gigaom.com/2008/03/28/broadband-in-the-boonies-gets-a-boost-new-service-coming/
  5. 20 Types of Pages that Every Blogger Should Consider http://tinyurl.com/yuvlcx (ProBlogger)
  6. Free Copyrighted eBooks in at Wowio http://lifehacker.com/373615/get-free-copyrighted-ebooks-in-pdf-format-at-wowio
  7. Flickr's New Friend Finder: Data Portability or Privacy Violation? http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/flickr_friends_data_portability_or_privacy_violation.php

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Plagiarism screener gets passing grade in copyright lawsuit http://tinyurl.com/2epwwm (Ars technica)
  2. 7 Whole-Disk Encryption Apps Put A Lock On Data http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080329/tc_cmp/206905765
  3. Money will Fuel Mobile Spyware Programs http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080328/tc_pcworld/143932

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Getting things done traveling thru SE Asia http://lifehacker.com/362895/getting-things-done-traveling-through-southeast-asia
  2. Traffic GPS Helping Drivers Avoid Traffic http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0308/507154.html
  3. Software turns smart phone into hotspot http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080326/ap_on_hi_te/techbit_walking_hotspot
  4. Nokia N810 gets long-awaited WiMAX support http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080401-nokia-n810-gets-long-awaited-wimax-support.html
  5. iPass to Add Consumer Wi-Fi/3G Service http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2279745,00.asp
  6. Windows Mobile 6.1 unveiled http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9905822-7.html

Open Source

  1. Vista, MacBook Out--Only Linux Left in Hacking Contest http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080329/tc_pcworld/143962
  2. Microsoft's Brad Smith Tries To Make Nice With Open Source Community http://tinyurl.com/yuuvgj (Information Week)
  3. OpenOffice.org Update Arrives http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080327/tc_pcworld/143900
  4. Run Windows Apps Seamlessly Inside Linux http://lifehacker.com/367714/run-windows-apps-seamlessly-inside-linuxx


  1. Woohoo!! Google Docs launches offline capabilities! http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2008/03/bringing-cloud-with-you.html http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_docs_offline_support.php
  2. Google Calendar outages anger users http://tinyurl.com/33oolk (ComputerWorld)
  3. Google looks to cellphones for next bout of growth, profit http://tinyurl.com/yrlsrn (AZCentral)
  4. Is Google Over? http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2008/03/28/is-google-over.aspx
  5. Why would Google Web Services cost $0? http://www.scripting.com/stories/2008/03/30/whyWouldGoogleWebServicesC.html

General Technology

  1. Video: How to Get Noticed At A Conference http://tinyurl.com/2wd88x (DatacenterKnowledge)
  2. High-Tech Soldier Suit, Crawling Back From the Dead http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/03/land-warrior-ba.html
  3. Futurist Ray Kurzweil Pulls Out All the Stops http://www.wired.com/medtech/drugs/magazine/16-04/ff_kurzweil
  4. 11-year-old runs school network http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/032708-netkid.html?ts0hb=&story=wknd_jpenn
  5. 101 Fantastic Freebies http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143642/article.html# (At the meeting on Apr 1, let’s discuss whether any of us have used and would recommend either the programs listed in this article or others that they’ve found. The ones of most interest to me that I don’t already use are: Zamzar, CCleaner, SpamFighter, Secunia PSI, Spyware Doctor Free, meeVee, Photoscape, Miro, FlightStats, and Foxit Reader. Two other free programs I wondered about that are not in the article are GMER anti-rootkit and NoScript for Firefox.)
  6. Windows Search 4.0 vs. Google Desktop 5.5 http://tinyurl.com/yrl374 (DownloadSquad)
  7. Free Ways to Synchronize Folders Between Computers http://lifehacker.com/372175/free-ways-to-synchronize-folders-between-computers
  8. Finding Registry Keys the Easy Way in Vista or XP http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/finding-registry-keys-the-easy-way-in-vista-or-xp/

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Adobe opens shop on Web-based Photoshop Express http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9903446-7.html
  2. Send Pictures from Google Picasa Directly to Photoshop for Editing http://tinyurl.com/2retxn (Digital Inspiration)
  3. The music industry’s new extortion scheme http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/27/the-music-industrys-new-extortion-scheme/
  4. Amazon takes on Apple with drm-free music http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2008-03-25-sony-music-service_N.htm
  5. Musicians take social networking into their own hands http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080329/wr_nm/social_dc
  6. Consoles to “die out” in the next 5 to 10 years http://tinyurl.com/3x3mt6 (ThatVideogameBlog)
  7. Catch your favorite TV shows on the Web http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/kimkomando/2008-03-27-web-tv_N.htm

Economy and Technology

  1. Motorola to split in two http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9903426-7.html
  2. The tech world's lesson for newspapers, traditional media http://tinyurl.com/26xt4m (Ars technica)

Civilian Aerospace

  1. XCOR to Unveil New Suborbital Rocketship http://www.space.com/news/080326-xcor-lynx-spaceplane.html
  2. Economy Fare Lifts Space-Tourism Race http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120649603238064447.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  3. Space elevators face wobble problem http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn13552-space-elevators-face-wobble-problem.html
  4. Merging Man and Machine to Reach the Stars http://www.space.com/entertainment/080328-robots-vs-humans.html
  5. All eyes on a future in the skies http://www.startribune.com/local/east/17117246.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Interactive Supercomputing Launches Parallel Computing Blog http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2251943.html
  2. SC08 Tech Program Submissions Deadline Extended http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2257096.html
  3. Nvidia Processor Has New Niche http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120649136650364147.html (if WSJ link doesn’t work, go through Digg http://digg.com/hardware/WSJ_com_Nvidia_Processor_Has_New_Niche)
  4. Building EKA - The world’s fastest privately funded supercomputer http://punetech.com/building-eka-the-worlds-fastest-privately-funded-supercomputer/



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