NEW NET Issues List for 22 Jul 2008

NEW NET will meet on Tuesday, 22 July 2008, at the Cambria Suites Hotel on the north side of Appleton. Cambria has food, beverages and free wireless. 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.

Trying something different for the NEW NET issues list. The lists have been getting toooo long lately, and it's unlikely most of the items on the list are ever looked at. The new policy, for a while at least, will be to have the long form of the NEW NET list (typically having 50+ new tech articles or posts from the past week) attached to the weekly email. This weekly NEW NET blog post, however, will only have ~ 35 items in an effort to encourage people to read more of the items.

If you'd like to be on the weekly email distribution list for the long version of the NEW NET list, send me a note at bwaldron [att] gmail {dott} com.

The ‘net

  1. Will Mainstream Users Ever Learn About The Browser's Address Bar? http://tinyurl.com/5flw72 (ReadWriteWeb)
  2. Nation's Largest ISPs Crafting Fake National Broadband Policy http://tinyurl.com/6e44nv (BroadbandReports)
  3. 20-yr-old at heart of web's most anarchic and influential site http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jul/20/internet.google
  4. Wikipedia Tries Approval System to Reduce Vandalism on Pages http://tinyurl.com/6d6ljh (NYTimes)
  5. More Amazon S3 Downtime http://tinyurl.com/5srrsn http://tinyurl.com/6qeea4 (ReadWriteWeb & GigaOm)

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Protecting against Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID data attacks http://news.yahoo.com/s/cnet/20080719/tc_cnet/830110093999502283
  2. Why San Francisco's network admin went rogue http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/07/18/30FE-sf-network-lockout_1.html
  3. Ubisoft Uses Internet Crack To Get Around Its Own DRM http://techdirt.com/articles/20080718/1117121722.shtml
  4. Nabbed for speeding? GPS data could get you off the hook http://tinyurl.com/68lgs3 (Ars technica)

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Steve Jobs Decision Behind iPhone Apps' Achilles' Heel http://tinyurl.com/64srqn (InformationWeek)
  2. Mobile live-video service Qik opens public beta http://blogs.zdnet.com/feeds/?p=153
  3. Where Are the Smartphone Standards? http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080717/tc_zd/229888

Open Source

  1. Proprietary software? Counsel objects http://www.linux.com/feature/140930
  2. Sweet Home 3D: simple interior design http://www.linux.com/feature/141073
  3. Event aims to bring Lindependence to one California town http://www.linux.com/feature/140575


  1. Rate Businesses from Your Phone http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2008/07/rate-and-review-businesses-from-your.html
  2. Updates to Gmail contact manager http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/updates-to-gmail-contact-manager.html
  3. Templates bring Docs to life http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/templates-bring-docs-to-life.html
  4. Gmail, Gcalendar to add offline support http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/07/gmail-and-google-calendar-to-add.html

General Technology

  1. Apple Demands That Psystar Recalls All Hackintoshes http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/07/apple-demands-t.html
  2. Lenovo ThinkPad X200: 9 hr battery life? http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38454/145/
  3. CherryPal Mini-desktop Consumes 2 Watts of Power http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38489/135/
  4. Al Gore's call for renewable energy sets us up for a useful failure http://tinyurl.com/5njaju (Ars technica)

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Neal Stephenson lecture on whether genres matter anymore http://www.boingboing.net/2008/07/11/neal-stephenson-lect.html
  2. Peerflix: Good or Bad? http://www.peerflix.com/help/tutorials/howitworks.jsf
  3. Online Digital Photo Print Services Buyer's Guide http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080720/tc_cmp/208802988
  4. Wii MotionPlus: Good for Gamers, Bad for Business? http://gameplasma.com/index.php?do=viewarticle&id=919

Economy and Technology

  1. AMD's Ruiz steps off the roller coaster (- $6.3B from 2002 to 2008) http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-9993814-92.html
  2. Google shares sink after profits miss expectations http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38460/118/
  3. Yahoo! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080721/20080721005563.html

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Microsoft and space elevators http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/371392_spacevator19.html
  2. National Coalition for Cheap and Reliable Access to Space (CATS) Formed http://tinyurl.com/5tm9sd (PRNewswire)
  3. British Students Win U.S.-UK Rocket Contest at Farnborough http://tinyurl.com/56kxhq (Fox Business)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Is GPU stacking the answer to all your performance concerns? http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38410/135/
  2. Hello AMD Socket G34 http://www.dailytech.com/Hello+AMD+Socket+G34/article12400c.htm
  3. Computing and mobiles: The piranhas of processing await http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jul/17/news.computing



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