2008/06/17

NEW NET Issues List for 17 Jun 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 17 June 2008, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering. This week we'll be back at the Stone Cellar Brewpub. It is located at 1004 S. Olde Oneida Street, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. They have good food and beverages and free wireless.

Two big releases today; Firefox 3 and the Spore Creature Creator. Mozilla is aiming for 1+ million downloads of Firefox 3 today, so you might want to wait a day or two... If you're a Will Wright or Sims fan, or if you want to get an early jump on what will likely be a $100+ million video 'game' franchise, download the Creature Creator today, either the free 'demo' or the full-featured $10 version. The Spore game itself has a 07 September 2008 release date; create your creatures now, make the first viral YouTube video with a Spore creature and ride the wave!

The ‘net

  1. Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/technology/15cable.html?hp
  2. Firefox 3 set to ship on June 17 http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37912/140/
  3. Why Kyte.tv will kill Qik and Flixwagon in cell phone video space http://tinyurl.com/5ssot2 (TechCrunch)
  4. RepairPal: Yes, your mechanic is ripping you off http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9966636-2.html
  5. Disqus is winning the web comment battles http://www.louisgray.com/live/2008/06/why-disqus-is-winning-web-comment.html
  6. Lost in E-Mail, Tech Firms Face Self-Made Beast http://tinyurl.com/59a9d6 (NY Times)
  7. Top 10 reasons why you should upgrade to Firefox 3 http://www.tgdaily.com/html_tmp/content-view-37980-140.html
  8. Millennials: Will they really reinvent IT? http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9121

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Malware Silently Alters Wireless Router Settings http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/06/malware_silently_alters_wirele_1.html
  2. China denies hacking into US computers http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJxb1IN1QhieBsB9jEUqW611sBCgD918I1J80
  3. State worker's child porn charges dropped; virus blamed http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9098598

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Smartphone battle: Apple vs Google? http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4268146.html
  2. Mozilla: Mobile Browser Warfare http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2008/tc20080612_114801.htm
  3. Will AOL's iPhone app pave way for Pandora? http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6490_7-9968909-49.html
  4. AT&T: no iPhone 3G tethering for you! http://www.iphoneatlas.com/2008/06/13/att-no-iphone-3g-tethering-for-you/
  5. Hidden costs and little secrets you should know about when buying iPhone 3G http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37935/145/
  6. How to Block Cellphone Spam http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/12/how-to-block-cellphone-spam/
  7. Finally a Useful Digital Pen Offering http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=10000AFIKR8C

Open Source

  1. Microsoft Project open source replacement tops 500,000 downloads http://www.linux.com/feature/138457
  2. Finally, it's time for Wine http://www.linux.com/feature/138160
  3. Dimdim Open Source is a bright-bright solution for Web conferencing http://www.linux.com/feature/137877

SkyNet

  1. Google giving us pond-skater minds http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/andrew_sullivan/article4136782.ece
  2. Google To Develop ISP Throttling Detector http://mashable.com/2008/06/14/google-isp-monitors/
  3. Google-Yahoo deal good news for IM, but... http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9967942-7.html
  4. IM Interoperability Just a Dream? http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/why_im_interoperability_may_be_a_dream.php

General Technology

  1. Qosmio G55: First Gesture Control Laptop http://blog.laptopmag.com/hands-on-with-the-qosmio-g55
  2. HP tries to thump the Macbook Air with its Envy 133 notebook http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37871/145/
  3. Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter http://tinyurl.com/3nazeg (PCWorld)
  4. AMD, Nvidia graphics chip designs diverge http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-9968992-64.html
  5. Windows XP era draws to a close http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-9968449-56.html
  6. Vista's big problem: 92 percent of developers ignoring it http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9969231-16.html
  7. Solar-Powered LED Lights For the World’s Neediest http://earth2tech.com/2008/06/16/dlight-solar-powered-led-lights-for-the-worlds-neediest/
  8. iRobot to develop 'ChemBot' for military http://news.cnet.com/8301-17912_3-9970345-72.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. June 17: Spore Creature Creator & Sporelebrity Contest http://laughingsquid.com/spore-creature-creator-sporelebrity-contest/
  2. Sneak Peek at Spore, EA’s Ultra-Web 2.0 Game http://gigaom.com/2008/06/11/advance-look-at-spore-eas-ultra-web-20-game/
  3. EA on launching Spore Creature Creator http://www.gamespot.com/news/6192630.html
  4. Nintendo Sues Nyko Over Wireless Nunchuk http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/06/nintendo-sues-n.html
  5. Flying a simulated Apache helicopter http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-9967691-52.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Glassdoor lets workers discuss salaries http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/10/BUBL114329.DTL&tsp=1
  2. Instant Messaging and Disruption in the Workplace http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/garrett.html
  3. Arrington is Wrong about Yahoo!-Google Deal http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2008/06/why-arrington-is-wrong-about-y.html
  4. IBM muscles into CIGS solar-cell market http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9966992-54.html
  5. Intel Enters Solar Panel Market http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121365049025078831.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Civilian Aerospace

  1. New spacesuit maker for moon missions http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080613-spacesuits-constellation-contract.html
  2. First private mission set for ISS http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7449261.stm
  3. Space Race II http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/digs-spacerace.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Intel Develops Programming Language For Multi-Core Computers http://tinyurl.com/3vpbgu (InformationWeek)
  2. RapidMind’s Multi-Core Development Platform http://www.rapidmind.net/News-June9-08-AMDFireStream.php
  3. New multicore info hub online http://insidehpc.com/2008/06/08/new-multicore-info-hub-online/
  4. Universities Choose Microsoft High-Performance Computing http://tinyurl.com/49c42l (HPC Wire)
  5. An Evolutionary Path for High Performance Heterogeneous Multicore Programming http://tinyurl.com/4frg4z (HPC Wire)
  6. Second-gen Tesla: more memory, bandwidth, horsepower http://www.tgdaily.com/html_tmp/content-view-37955-135.html
  7. Brute Force: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 280 and 260 http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,2320121,00.asp
  8. NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280 GPU http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-9969234-23.html
  9. Clearspeed squeezes 96 GFlops out of 12 watts http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/37970/135/

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