NEW NET Issues List for 13 May 2008

NEW NET will meet on Tuesday, 13 May 2008, at the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. Cambria has free wireless, food and 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. Real Estate Lists Grow Comfortable With the Web http://tinyurl.com/6evmgf (NY Times)
  2. It's Now Completely Impossible To Sell A Laptop On Ebay http://tinyurl.com/55hprp (Consumerist)
  3. 15 Websites / Services I’d Actually Pay For http://ryanspoon.com/blog/2008/05/08/15-websites-services-id-actually-pay-for/
  4. Five tools everyone working online should have http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/five_tools_everyone_working_on.php
  5. Yahoo.com Sends a Ton of Talkative Traffic http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/yahoo_buzz_talkative_traffic.php
  6. Once shunned, Wikipedia now a teaching tool http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080511/tc_afp/canadascienceinternet
  7. The long goodbye to the browser http://weblog.infoworld.com/editor/archives/2008/05/web_browser_app.html
  8. Why Yelp Works http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/12/why-yelp-works/
  9. EarthLink to pull the plug on Wi-Fi in Philadelphia http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5haSn0o7V8Gy5ZNM2Glw_sOwsshvgD90KVOD80

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Brewster Kahle offers a cookbook for fighting security letters http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3795
  2. Alluring MP3s, movies hit LimeWire, install malware instead http://tinyurl.com/49ublt (Ars technica)
  3. 'Mebroot' proves to be a tough rootkit to crack http://tinyurl.com/65qwhz (InfoWorld)
  4. Security industry’s 7 dirty secrets http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/05/01/7-dirty-secrets-of-the-security-industry_1.html
  5. Thoughts of a Teenage Bot Master http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11517
  6. Click Crime http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/471

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Sneak Peak At Android Apps Out of MIT http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/09/sneak-peak-at-android-apps-out-of-mit/
  2. BlackBerry vs. iPhone http://daringfireball.net/2008/05/blackberry_vs_iphone
  3. Music industry hopes upgrades boost mobile sector http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080512/tc_nm/mobile_dc
  4. Paper is passe for tech-savvy South Koreans http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080509/tc_nm/korea_coupons_life_dc
  5. Eye-Fi Adds Geotagging And Hotspot Support http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2304042,00.asp

Open Source

  1. Audacity Tutorial part 1 – Recording audio tracks http://linux-audio.net/articles.php?id=25002
  2. Wine 1.0 rc1 available http://www.winehq.org/?announce=1.0-rc1
  3. Hardy Heron converts an Ubuntu skeptic http://www.linux.com/feature/134672
  4. Red Hat lives on the edge with Fedora 9 http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9942865-39.html http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7497650845.html
  5. Top 7 Wireless Apps for Linux http://www.madpenguin.org/cms/?m=show&id=8124


  1. Google, Sprint, Cable Companies Join Forces On Wireless Internet Initiative http://searchengineland.com/080507-074758.php
  2. Google to launch Friend Connect for the social Web http://www.news.com/8301-13953_3-9941039-80.html
  3. Where does Google go next? http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/09/technology/where_does_google_go.fortune/
  4. Google Hands Out $1.25 Million To 50 Android App Winners http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/5/android_winners_are_in_goog_
  5. Wikipedia Added to Google Maps http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2008/05/wikipedia-added-to-google-maps.html

General Technology

  1. Early adopters spend more time with Microsoft than Google, Facebook, or Skype http://tinyurl.com/6do68f (TechCrunch)
  2. Windows XP SP3 Sows Havoc, Users Complain http://tinyurl.com/4e9qjx (Information Week)
  3. Toshiba to use Cell processor in future notebook http://www.cnet.com/8301-13924_1-9940771-64.html?tag=blog.promos
  4. Why AMD Went the Multi-Chip Module Route http://tinyurl.com/5dsfzp (InternetNews)
  5. Why is Yahoo so afraid of Microsoft? http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20080509_004880.html
  6. Teaching Kids Computer Skills and Programming http://tinyurl.com/3qqp8g (Torkington) http://scratch.mit.edu/about
  7. MS Office for the Mac: Microsoft listens to its users http://www.macworld.com/article/133398/2008/05/griffiths_vba_office.html
  8. Best Computing Solutions: Windows vs. Linux - Part I http://www.osweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2774

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. EA launches Steven Spielberg's 'Boom Blox' http://www.news.com/8301-13772_3-9937525-52.html?tag=nefd.top
  2. Gore Verbinski to direct 'Bioshock' http://www.variety.com/VR1117985365.html
  3. There might be gold for techies in Tinseltown http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9941307-7.html
  4. Giant Missile Command: The Best Use of Multitouch to Date http://gizmodo.com/389739/giant-missle-command-the-best-use-of-multitouch-to-date
  5. Dell Tries to Revive Its Game PCs http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121063491209086661.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  6. Nexuiz shoots to the top of free FPS gaming list http://www.linux.com/feature/133830
  7. Dell Quashes U.S. XPS Game PCs, Focuses on Alienware http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/006949.html

Economy and Technology

  1. As IBM Reaches For Cloud, Where the Next Microsoft? http://tinyurl.com/5d29te (Information Week)
  2. Circuit City gives up the fight http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9940588-7.html
  3. 11 Biz Dev 1.0 Tips http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/11_biz_dev_10_tips.php#more
  4. HP to buy EDS for $13.9 billion to compete with IBM http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9244444

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Bootstrapping the Moon http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=1287
  2. Station Astronaut on 'Colbert Report' http://www.space.com/entertainment/080508-expedition17-reisman-colbert.html http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?episodeId=167538
  3. Private Space Station Hits Orbital Milestone http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080509-bigelow-genesis1-milestone.html
  4. Astronauts help generate enthusiasm for Spaceport http://tinyurl.com/68znnq (Sheboygan Press)
  5. Students get preview of Spaceport Sheboygan http://tinyurl.com/3kcuqd (Sheboygan Press)
  6. Model Rocketry in Science Fairs http://www.sas.org/tcs/weeklyIssues_2008/2008-05-02/feature1/index.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Compilers and More: Accelerating High Performance http://tinyurl.com/56x9nt (HPC Wire)
  2. Homegrown high-performance computing http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php/id;1930421781;pp;1;fp;4;fpid;4
  3. Not Necessarily Parallel http://www.linux-mag.com/id/5954
  4. Notes on the state of the RLV industry in 2008 http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1126/1
  5. Domain-Specific Parallel Programming http://www.computingatscale.com/?p=75
  6. SiCortex application workshop http://insidehpc.com/2008/05/13/sicortex-application-workshop/



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