NEW NET Issues List for 29 Apr 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 29 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.

  1. FAQ: Making sense of Live Mesh http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9926229-56.html http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/microsoft_live_mesh_first_look.php
  2. Version 1.0 of Yahoo's new platform due later this year http://www.news.com/8301-13953_3-9928557-80.html
  3. Presdo, The Magical Online Scheduler http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/25/presdo-the-magical-online-scheduler/
  4. Social Tools for the Office Worker http://tinyurl.com/6cosbv (Read/WriteWeb)
  5. 5 Offbeat, Free Utilities for Everyday Tasks http://webworkerdaily.com/2008/04/07/5-offbeat-free-utilities-for-everyday-tasks/
  6. Broadband 2.0 Poised to Reshape Web http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/news/2008/04/broadband2
  7. Yahoo to outsource Messenger phone calls to Jajah http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080429/ap_on_hi_te/yahoo_jajah

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. FBI's Net surveillance proposal raises privacy, legal concerns http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9929085-38.html http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/04/which-gov-agenc.html
  2. Hundreds of Thousands of Microsoft Web Servers Hacked http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/04/hundreds_of_thousands_of_micro_1.html
  3. Fighting Storm with smog: researchers pollute botnet http://tinyurl.com/3edgs6 (Ars technica)
  4. Lessig, Google, Obama, and Jesus: a net neutrality mash-up http://tinyurl.com/434o76 (Ars technica)
  5. Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from cyberscene of crime http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoft/2004379751_msftlaw29.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. BlackBerry’s Quest: Fend Off the iPhone http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/27/technology/27rim.html
  2. GPS market at turning point with sliding prices, demand off http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080425/ap_on_hi_te/gps_challenge
  3. Mozilla: Fennec to Revolutionize Mobile Browsing http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080424/tc_pcworld/145081

Open Source

  1. Hardy Heron Makes Linux Worth Another Look http://lifehacker.com/383769/hardy-heron-makes-linux-worth-another-look http://www.crn.com/software/207401927 http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2008/04/ubuntu-804-fina.html
  2. What Edubuntu can teach your kids http://www.linux.com/feature/132704
  3. Open source applications Keep You Safe http://www.linux.com/feature/132245
  4. Luminotes: No-frills wiki notebook http://www.linux.com/feature/132297


  1. Gdocs: presentations and spreadsheets offline, too http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2008/04/view-your-presentations-and.html
  2. Google Book Search http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080425/ap_on_hi_te/google_book_search
  3. The Real Threat to Google http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2008/tc20080427_580014.htm
  4. Madison, WI, feeling lucky: Google opens office downtown http://www.madison.com/tct/news/283649

General Technology

  1. Fixing Windows Vista, one machine at a time http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=429
  2. Ballmer: You want XP, we'll keep XP http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9927721-7.html?tag=nefd.only
  3. HP, Lenovo join Dell in extending Windows XP http://blogs.zdnet.com/computers/?p=161
  4. :-( Texting shorthand showing up in schoolwork http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_9050629
  5. PETA offers $1 M for lab-created meat http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gVbtxHwjYAbziT5AMH3IVTi4VthgD907AT480
  6. Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/16-05/ff_wozniak
  7. Peak Water: Aquifers and Rivers Are Running Dry. How Three Regions Are Coping http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/magazine/16-05/ff_peakwater
  8. Holographic storage, 150GB discs finally coming to market http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080428-holographic-storage-150gb-discs-finally-coming-to-market.html
  9. PARC: New way to save energy -- disappearing ink http://www.news.com/8301-11128_3-9930674-54.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Asian history inspires new online games http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080424/wr_nm/column_pluggedin_dc
  2. iBand makes music with two fingers... and iPhone http://tinyurl.com/6brn76 (YahooNews)
  3. Nintendo bucks tradition, says no price cuts for Wii http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080425/ap_on_hi_te/japan_nintendo
  4. Spore Creature Creator Launches June 17 (Spore is a potential trend-setter and catalyst for a $100 million dollar product family – watch for ways to leverage it and participate in its mini-economy) http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9928751-7.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Why Steve Jobs is buying PA Semiconductor http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20080425_004775.html
  2. Apple's iPod Works Magic on Mac Sales http://tinyurl.com/4xg9qp (TheStreet)
  3. NVIDIA: GPU v. CPU http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9929197-7.html http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/36889/118/
  4. E-Trade CFO and general counsel resign http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080426/ap_on_hi_te/e_trade_executives_resign
  5. Yelp Lets Local Businesses Fight Back http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/28/yelp-lets-businesses-fight-back/
  6. McKinsey surveys the new business software landscape http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2008/04/surveying_the_n.php
  7. Promotions Could Overtake Display and Search Says Report http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3629310

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Team America Rocketry Challenge - 2008 teams picked http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/HSblog.php?itemid=6216
  2. The Future of Space Sports http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080425-space-station-sports.html
  3. New Mexico spaceport still needs FAA license http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24297335/
  4. Swedish City Gears Up For Virgin Galactic Spaceport http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/04/swedish-city-ge.html
  5. $100m moon mission ultimate adventure http://www.business24-7.ae/cs/article_show_mainh1_story.aspx?HeadlineID=6033

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Multicore parallel programming: please do it right this time http://www.edn.com/blog/980000298/post/1900025190.html
  2. Extending 10 Gigabit Ethernet http://www.hpcwire.com/features/Extending_10_Gigabit_Ethernet_to_the_Edge.html
  3. Fast N-Body Simulation with CUDA http://media.hpcwire.com/documents/nbody_gems3_ch31%5B1%5D.pdf
  4. Interview with Donald Knuth (including many-core processor rant) http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1193856
  5. Intel to build supercomputers with Cray http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37166/135/



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