NEW NET Issues List for 06 May 2008

NEW NET will meet on Tuesday, 06 May 2008, at the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. Cambria has friendly and helpful staff, reliable free wireless, food and a variety of beverages. Below is the final list of issues for this week's 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. Broadband over power lines plan is dead in Dallas http://tinyurl.com/4zmqy9 (Dallas News)
  2. Walmart.com using Wii Fit to boost Mom's Day sales http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080502/tc_nm/walmart_wii_dc
  3. Hexagon 3D modeling software exports to Second Life http://www.macworld.com/article/133263/2008/05/hexagon.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Antivirus holes, browser spies are highlights at Microsoft's BlueHat http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9934712-7.html
  2. Pentagon fears trojans, kill switches in foreign-made CPUs http://tinyurl.com/3j3nyv (Ars technica)
  3. A new way to think about data encryption: two-level keys http://tinyurl.com/4g8zjf (Ars technica)
  4. Keep your data safe at the border http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9935170-46.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Adobe Drops Licensing Fees, Gives Away Flash For Devices http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2008/04/adobe-drops-lic.html
  2. iPhone: Apple's Magic Wand http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/30/apple-iphone-3g-tech-wire-cx_bc_0501apple.html
  3. Hands on with Brightkite: real-world social networking http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080504-hands-on-with-brightkite-real-world-social-networking.html
  4. Kensington Offers IPod, IPhone Battery Packs http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,145490-pg,1/article.html

Open Source

  1. Open source diva Danese Cooper (video) http://www.linux.com/feature/132699
  2. YouTube tools for the Linux desktop http://www.linux.com/feature/133157
  3. Getting started with Linux virtualization http://www.linux.com/feature/133018


  1. Google: Larry Page on how to change the world http://tinyurl.com/5n7y48 (Fortune)
  2. Google Realizes Their 700Mhz Win Wasn't Much of One http://tinyurl.com/3sp9d2 (BroadbandReports)
  3. Google sketches up creativity http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/may/05/sketching-up-creativity/
  4. Is Google reliable enough? http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1028

General Technology

  1. Performance showdown: Flash drives versus hard disk drives http://tinyurl.com/43vhdc (ComputerWorld)
  2. HP Reveals Memristor, The Fourth Passive Circuit Element http://tinyurl.com/3j2yda (InformationWeek)
  3. Microsoft developing 'senior PC' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7375286.stm
  4. 'CSI' sleuths out Microsoft's latest technology http://tinyurl.com/6e56f2 (USA Today)
  5. Slipstream Service Pack 3 into Windows XP Installation CD http://tinyurl.com/6gn2cl (Lifehacker)
  6. Exercise Your Brain, or Else You’ll ... Uh ... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/03/technology/03brain.html?em&ex=1210132800&en=4f40185128903601&ei=5087%0A

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Disney Enters Robotic Toy Market http://www.gearlog.com/2008/04/disney_enters_robotic_toy_mark.php
  2. Young electronic game developers invite users to hold the phone http://wistechnology.com/articles/4704/
  3. Microsoft hopes new photo tool will boost Windows http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9931579-39.html
  4. Kongregate: Growing Fast and About To Unleash Its Games on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/4jw9sk (TechCrunch)
  5. Microsoft’s PopFly makes it easy to create your own arcade games http://tinyurl.com/3pd2lg (VentureBeat)
  6. Westin hotels play ball with the Nintendo Wii http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1818

Economy and Technology

  1. Microsoft Withdraws Its Bid for Yahoo http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g9cE_gI-aemyNxZQb7YOBC3rsNlQD90EL0PG0
  2. Our Tip to Mr. Ballmer: Buy AOL http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/05/aol-could-be-le.html
  3. Iron Man: Steve Jobs is even tougher than you think http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20080502_004815.html
  4. OptiSolar sets sights on world's largest solar farm http://www.news.com/8301-11128_3-9934538-54.html
  5. The Mac in businesses http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_19/b4083036428429.htm
  6. Firm fined $45,000 over alleged H-1B favoritism http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9934297-7.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. 'Rockets' pre-launching with Sheboygan Spaceport education week http://tinyurl.com/623zf4 (Sheboygan Press)
  2. Dead trees and the final frontier http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1120/1
  3. Colorado’s 8th Continent Project http://www.prlog.org/10068477-8th-continent-project-recognized-by-colorado-legislature.html
  4. Wanted: an Emirati space tourist http://www.ttnworldwide.com/articles.aspx?ID=1033&artID=7679
  5. Whitson describes rough Soyuz entry and landing http://www.spaceflightnow.com/station/exp16/080502peggywhitson.html
  6. The Vision for Space Exploration and retirement of the Baby Boomers (part 2) http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1121/1
  7. Destination moon http://www.newindpress.com/sunday/sundayitems.asp?id=SEH20080503084601&eTitle=Cover+Story&rLink=0
  8. British perspectives on human spaceflight http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1117/1

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Race Is on to Advance Software for Chips http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/technology/30lab.html
  2. Industry, Stanford hope to fix what ails parallel processing http://tinyurl.com/42s2jp (Ars technica)
  3. July 10 Workshop on Programming Massively Parallel Processors http://iacat.uiuc.edu/events/PMPP/
  4. RapidMind Garners Innovation Award http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/RapidMind_Garners_Innovation_Award.html
  5. Moving closer to a 'Matrix'-style virtual world http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24394425/



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