2008/04/22

NEW NET Issues List for 22 Apr 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 22 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. Social Networking Could Kill web search as we know it http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4259135.html
  2. Six Apart's 'Blog It' Turns Facebook Into a Fire Hose http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2008/04/six-apart-launc.html
  3. Zoho can win in second place http://blogs.zdnet.com/Howlett/?p=371 http://www.news.com/8301-13953_3-9920138-80.html
  4. Encyclopedia Britannica free for bloggers http://tinyurl.com/5vvysx (TechCrunch)
  5. Accessing Hotmail with Outlook Express http://emailsupport.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!5D6F5A79A79B6708!5359.entry
  6. eBay's Skype: what went wrong, and who can fix it http://tinyurl.com/5xfkbd (Ars technica)
  7. Skype to offer unlimited overseas calls http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9924123-7.html
  8. Live Mesh week: Ray Ozzie’s biggest bet since Groove? http://tinyurl.com/3oohbh (LiveSide)
  9. Start Pages: The Next Social Networks http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/start_pages_the_next_social_networks.php
  10. Dimdim: A good, free, open source Webex competitor http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9912537-2.html
  11. Hands-on with SlideRocket presentation service http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9901766-2.html
  12. Intel's Mash Maker: Mashups for the Rest of Us http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9921313-7.html
  13. (Mostly) free software for getting together on the Web http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6545453.html?industryid=47079
  14. Grou.ps: All Your Collaboration Tools In One Place http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/22/groups-all-your-collaboration-tools-in-one-place/
  15. Shelfari to Bring Authors and Readers Together http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/21/shelfari-hopes-to-bring-authors-and-readers-together-over-wikis/
  16. Science 2.0 -- Is Open Access Science the Future? http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=science-2-point-0&print=true http://www.openwetware.org/wiki/Main_Page

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Defenseless on the Net http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2008/tc20080415_792943.htm
  2. PayPal to fight phishers by blocking old browsers http://tinyurl.com/525gpb (Ars technica)
  3. New airport scanner peeks through clothes http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2004357441_scan18.html
  4. Wii and iPhone browsers could allow phishing http://www.news.com/8301-10789_3-9922824-57.html
  5. Woman accused of using RootsWeb to steal IDs of dead people http://tinyurl.com/4vh8dn (Ars technica)
  6. Laptops fair game for airport customs searches http://tinyurl.com/5ofn8l (SFGate)
  7. Microsoft sees big jump in Trojan downloaders http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9925077-7.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. $549 Eee PC 900 to hit U.S. May 12 http://tinyurl.com/5k3omm (ComputerWorld)
  2. Papyrus: student eReader http://www.thegreenergrass.org/2008/04/papyrus.html
  3. Upcoming.org Founder Creates Fireball http://tinyurl.com/4t2ab8 (TechCrunch)
  4. Eee! A New Cellphone! http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/04/21/cellphone-eee-asus-tech-wire-cx_ew_0422asus.html

Open Source

  1. Red Hat Skips Consumer Linux Desktop http://tinyurl.com/4x3ezp (PCWorld)
  2. Microsoft, Novell Tag-Team Against Chinese Distros http://tinyurl.com/65beee (eCommerceTimes)

SkyNet

  1. Google-Backed Solar Startup Picks Up $130 Million http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/news/2008/04/solar_thermal
  2. Google Apps a great choice for small-medium Mac shops http://tinyurl.com/47mt8q (ComputerWorld)
  3. Academia's big guns fight 'Google effect' http://education.guardian.co.uk/librariesunleashed/story/0,,2275375,00.html
  4. Google Summer of Code 2008 http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2008/04/announcing-accepted-student-proposals.html

General Technology

  1. AMD going to 45 nm; 12 core package? http://blogs.zdnet.com/processors/?p=162
  2. Intel cuts quad-core prices http://blogs.zdnet.com/processors/?p=163
  3. New WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive Cruises Through Speed Tests http://tinyurl.com/3rptjp (Washington Post)
  4. Windows XP SP3: A quick, painless upgrade http://www.news.com/8301-10789_3-9924689-57.html?tag=nefd.lede

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. 'The Sims' franchise hits 100 million units sold http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9920327-52.html?tag=nefd.top
  2. Up close with Shigeru Miyamoto and Wii Fit http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9922578-7.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Tesla files trade secret theft lawsuit against competitor http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24165227/
  2. IBM Acquires Storage De-Duplication Company Diligent http://tinyurl.com/6ewtvg (PCWorld)

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Next Space Tourist to Take Custom Snapshots of Earth http://www.space.com/news/080416-spacetourist-earth-portraits.html
  2. College Rocketeers Nationwide to Fly Rockets in North Alabama http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/releases/2008/M08-049.html
  3. Long Space Missions Risk Cancer, Premature Aging http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080415-space-radiation-risk.html
  4. Rocket Racing League Sets Date for Exhibition Race http://www.space.com/news/080414-rocket-racing-exhibition-date.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. CUDA, Supercomputing for the Masses: Part 1 http://www.ddj.com/hpc-high-performance-computing/207200659;jsessionid=0UQCLP52MZM5AQSNDLOSKHSCJUNN2JVN
  2. GPU supercomputer: Nvidia Tesla cards to debut in Bull system http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37070/135/ http://newsblaze.com/story/2008042202130300001.pnw/newsblaze/HIGHTECH/High-Tech.html
  3. Physics for the masses http://www.techradar.com/blogs/article/physics-for-the-masses-323649
  4. Computing at Scale http://www.computingatscale.com/?p=73
  5. MPI in Thirty Minutes http://www.linux-mag.com/id/5759/
  6. RapidMind Platform Accelerates HD Video Transcoding http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2285942.html
  7. Allinea Tools Offer Path to Parallel Programming http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/2293071.html

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