NEW NET Issues List for 27 May 2008

Below is the NEW NET issues list for 27 May 2008.

Because Andy is in England, Luke is still not 100% on his recently broken leg and to honor the memory and sacrifice of those who have served and protected the USA, there will be no NEW NET meeting this week. Because there is no meeting, a few extra news items have been included this week. You can spend two hours reading some extra articles instead of participating in the weekly NEW NET meeting!

See you at next week's meeting!

The ‘net

  1. FriendFeed: It May Be The Google Of Social Networks http://tinyurl.com/4p9gw2 (Webomatica)
  2. Microsoft kills books search engine http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/05/23/microsoft_books_search/
  3. Web worlds 'useful' for children http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7415442.stm
  4. Towards a Value-Added User Data Economy http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/value-added_user_data.php
  5. Chi.mp To Offer Free .MP URL’s http://www.inquisitr.com/chimp-to-offer-free-mp-urls
  6. SmallWorlds Brings a Third Dimension to Web 2.0 http://tinyurl.com/5da3vq (TechCrunch)
  7. Apple missing golden .Mac opportunity http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-9947621-37.html

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Large companies paying workers to read employee e-mail http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9950451-7.html
  2. Kids' Net Access Gets Close Scrutiny From Symantec http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080523/tc_pcworld/146223
  3. ZoneAlarm ForceField: Compromised in sixty seconds http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080521/tc_infoworld/101445
  4. Lawmakers See Cyber Threats to Electrical Grid http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080521/tc_pcworld/146153
  5. Practical Linux home security http://www.itwire.com/content/view/18411/1141/

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. To Beat Google, Beat Google to the Mobile Web http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/beat_google_mobile_web.php
  2. Hop-On Unveils $10 Mobile Phone http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080524/tc_cmp/208200290
  3. Philippine provider to offer free phones http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_hi_te/techbit_philippines_ad_phone
  4. Mobile browser: social networks top use http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_hi_te/techbit_mobile_web_study
  5. Brando's iPhone Super Grip http://www.intomobile.com/2008/05/26/brandos-iphone-super-grip-makes-sure-your-iphone-never-slips-away.html
  6. Making the most of your browser screen real estate http://www.linux.com/feature/135688
  7. Kleiner's Pick for the Killer iPhone App http://tinyurl.com/4yowp2 (Business Week)

Open Source

  1. Quick-boot Linux environment makes a splash http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9264408902.html
  2. Comparing Linux USB flash disk distros http://www.linux.com/feature/134670
  3. How To Run Linux From A USB Flash Drive http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080521/tc_cmp/207800392
  4. Haiku Code Drive 2008 http://www.haiku-os.org/community/haiku-code-drive-2008
  5. Google carves an Android path through open-source world http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-9949793-39.html
  6. Tweak photos with Fotox http://www.linux.com/feature/135390
  7. Portrait: NimbleX creator Bogdan Radulescu http://www.linux.com/feature/135098
  8. 50 Open Source Resources for Online Writers http://tinyurl.com/5tk94d (Job Profiles)
  9. How everyone wins with open source software http://www.linux.com/feature/136123


  1. Google co-founder pushes TV "white space" plan http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_9356433
  2. The Prognosis on Google Health is Good http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006993.html http://www.usnews.com/blogs/daves-download/2008/05/21/google-health-enables-data-downloads.html
  3. Better Gmail 2 Gets New Features http://lifehacker.com/392629/better-gmail-2-gets-new-features-skins-and-firefox-3-support
  4. Google Docs Fixed-Width Page View http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9950672-2.html
  5. Google Sites now open to everyone http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/google-sites-now-open-to-everyone.html
  6. Google I/O conference set for developers http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080523/tc_infoworld/101945
  7. The Day Google Erased Me From the Internet http://blog.digitalbackcountry.com/?p=1436

General Technology

  1. Two Great PDF Creators http://opensource.sys-con.com/read/566363.htm
  2. Down on the server farm http://www.economist.com/business/displayStory.cfm?story_id=11413148&fsrc=nwlehfree
  3. Appropriate Technology http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080523/tc_pcworld/146248
  4. Forget DVI, HDMI; USB Displays Coming http://www.tomshardware.com/news/hdmi-dvi-usb,5425.html
  5. Samsung develops 256GB solid state drive http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-9952007-64.html
  6. Via set to fight Intel in microprocessor arena http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/26/BU8Q10PQ9K.DTL
  7. DimP - A Direct Manipulation Video Player http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/05/22/dimp-a-direct-manipulation-video-player/
  8. Samsung sinks price of 1TB hard drive http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/samsung-sinks-price-of-1tb-hard-drive-372604
  9. 101 tech-things we didn't know last year http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/roundup/101-tech-things-we-didnt-know-last-year-370876
  10. More battery life, fewer explosions http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/maryb/2008/05/23/more-battery-life-fewer-explosions/
  11. Which Desktop Features Are Worth It? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/26/AR2008052600090.html
  12. XP deathwatch, T minus 5 weeks http://tinyurl.com/3ku5m8 (ComputerWorld)

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Big Pictures, Now Suitable for E-Mail http://tinyurl.com/5ykg3b (NY Times)
  2. Linking to movies leads to $4 million in fines http://tinyurl.com/4hoafz (Ars technica)
  3. Gamestop: We stopped selling Zunes http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8902
  4. Guitar Hero World Tour Brings Downloads to Wii Owners http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,146208-c,games/article.html
  5. Hack a Nintendo DS to Make an Awesome Digital Sketchbook http://tinyurl.com/482f4n (Wired)
  6. Head Tracking for Desktop VR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw
  7. No Windows? Use Linux, Intel Macs for PC Gaming with CrossOver http://tinyurl.com/3tc2mk (Joystiq)
  8. New Yamaha music machine http://pingmag.jp/2008/04/18/tenori-on-the-sound-visualiser/ http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20080430/151197/

Economy and Technology

  1. The URL Is Dead, Long Live Search http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_url_is_dead_long_live_search.php
  2. Lenovo quarterly profit up 133 pct on China sales http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080522/ap_on_hi_te/earns_china_lenovo
  3. Tech tops financials in S&P; energy on the rise http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080524/ap_on_bi_ge/wall___main
  4. Paypal has been terribly broken for 10 days and no one's talking about it http://getclicky.com/blog/120/paypal-has-been-terribly-broken-for-10-days-and-no-ones-talking-about-it

Civilian Aerospace

  1. It's Up To Us: Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/05/one-in-a-millio.html
  2. NASA: Developers should pay for online game http://www.fcw.com/online/news/152644-1.html
  3. From Scottish roots into space http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7416518.stm
  4. 90 Days in Bed for NASA's Human Guinea Pigs http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90664432
  5. Four New Teams Join Moon Rover Race http://www.space.com/news/080522-xprize-new-teams.html
  6. To boldly grow where no one has grown before http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/05/20/ceac.wheeler/
  7. From Rockets to Electric Cars http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=4912259&page=1

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Photoshop to get GPU and physics acceleration http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37611/140/
  2. CUDA coding contest http://insidehpc.com/2008/05/21/cuda-coding-contest/
  3. Nvidia takes cautious step into graphics-accelerated mainstream programming http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37526/140/
  4. Nvidia's GT200 Chip: About 1 Billion Transistors http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-GT200-geforce,5441.html
  5. Talking About CUDA and RayScale http://www.legitreviews.com/article/712/1/
  6. Why HPC Is Flying High http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Infrastructure/Why-HPC-Is-Flying-High/
  7. The Human Side of 3D Design http://www.designnews.com/article/CA6562265.html
  8. Ernst Stuhlinger dies, was space age 'giant' http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1211793338287890.xml&coll=1&thispage=1
  9. AMD Releases Stream SDK For Linux http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_stream_released&num=1



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