NEW NET Issues List for 05 Aug 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 05 August 2008, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering. This week we're upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

To connect remotely to the NEW NET meeting tonight, head over to Stickam (www.stickam.com) and connect with newnet2, or go on Skype and connect with bwaldron22. You can just watch on Stickam without signing up for an account, but if you want to participate in the NEW NET meeting, you should sign up for a Stickam account --------- there's a small "Sign Up" link in yellow text near the top center of the Stickam main page.

The ‘net

  1. Location-Based Mobile Social Networking http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/8/location-based-mobile-social-networking
  2. Yelp, Yahoo! Local & LinkedIn SearchMonkey Apps Now Default-On http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000609.html
  3. Breaking Free of Outlook http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/breaking_free_of_outlook.php
  4. Amazon to acquire AbeBooks and stake In LibraryThing http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/01/amazon-to-acquire-abebooks/
  5. Universal Thoughts on Local Search http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3630407

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Homeland Security: We can seize laptops for an indefinite period http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10004646-38.html
  2. Comcast Illegally Interfered With Web File-Sharing Traffic, FCC Says http://tinyurl.com/5u4qyo (Washington Post) http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10000821-38.html
  3. Bruised South Korean government takes on "infodemics" http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080803/wr_nm/korea_internet_dc
  4. If you run a red light, will everyone know? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/technology/03essay.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  5. How Much Is Antivirus Slowing Down Your PC? http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080804/tc_zd/230504
  6. Feds charge 11 in largest-ever identity theft bust http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/08/feds-charge-11.html
  7. Cablevision wins DVR appeal http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10006580-93.html
  8. High-tech Peeping Tom rigged laptop webcam to snap nude pics http://tinyurl.com/6z7b5b (Ars technica)
  9. Hi-tech criminals target Twitter http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7543014.stm

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Apple pulls iPhone tethering from AppStore; AT&T speaks http://tinyurl.com/5qrmy9 (iPhoneAtlas)
  2. Lenovo joins the $399 notebook party http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38710/145/
  3. Has Mobile Local Search Finally Arrived? http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3630406
  4. Apple extends contract with AT&T, forgets about you http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10004957-17.html
  5. LiMo aims DBus at Android http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2754946580.html
  6. The case of the vanishing iPhone apps: A security concern? http://tinyurl.com/66fe3e (VentureBeat)

Open Source

  1. Robot software shootout -- the sequel! http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4496959678.html
  2. Fanless PC sports dual PCI slots http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6097554099.html
  3. Linux-friendly Beagle fetches $150 http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8479495970.html
  4. Viewing contents of online archives with ArchView extension http://www.linux.com/feature/143089
  5. OOo Basic crash course: Creating charts with Base and Calc http://www.linux.com/feature/142229
  6. Linux-libre project meets rocky reception http://www.linux.com/feature/142772
  7. FSF works with Los Alamos Computers to provide free computers http://www.linux.com/feature/142384
  8. Monitor DNS Network Traffic From a Shell Prompt http://tinyurl.com/6gejjg (CyberCiti)
  9. Why Microsoft cozied up to open source at OSCON http://www.linux.com/feature/143771


  1. Google Declares: 'Complete Privacy Does Not Exist' http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/007374.html
  2. Did Google Kill Journalism? http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20080804/cm_huffpost/116649
  3. Yahoo BOSS Is So Open, It Runs on Google's App Engine http://tinyurl.com/673tkp (Washington Post)
  4. Google venture capital http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121747323523899779.html?mod=e-commerce_primary_hs
  5. Google's speech-to-text technology is huge search advance http://tinyurl.com/5p22bd (Detroit Free Press)
  6. Google's translation center: Language lessons for the Googlebot? http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10005605-93.html
  7. Why Google And Microsoft Are Building Data Centers In Iowa http://tinyurl.com/5mwknk (InformationWeek)

General Technology

  1. Night Life Reprogrammed http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/fashion/03webparty.html
  2. Tiny $10 Microscope Poised to Do a World of Good http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/21147/?a=f
  3. Toyota’s Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/08/toyota-announce.html
  4. Nvidia Calls Claims It's Quitting Chipset Business Groundless http://www.crn.com/hardware/209901649
  5. Intel details future 'Larrabee' graphics chip http://tinyurl.com/5vb8bo http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10005391-64.html
  6. NVIDIA Clears Water Muddied by Larrabee http://tinyurl.com/6lo5hh (DailyTech)
  7. Nvidia ‘Big Bang’ September, OpenGL 3.0 and SLI multi-monitor support http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38649/135/
  8. Micron preps 256 GB SSDs for notebooks http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38743/135/

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Online Viewing Starts to Replace TV http://newteevee.com/2008/07/29/report-online-viewing-starts-to-replace-tv/
  2. Carmack: iPhone more powerful than Nintendo DS, PSP combined http://tinyurl.com/5lfpg8 (AppleInsider)
  3. Whatever they call it, it spells 'Doom' http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2008-08-01-doom-id-software_N.htm
  4. Keeping Up Nintendo's Momentum http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121780805792108617.html
  5. The Line http://tinyurl.com/6xbwzn http://tinyurl.com/6nq6tx (AppScout and Crackle)

Economy and Technology

  1. Tech women: don't cry for us Silicon Valley http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jul2008/tc2008081_296528.htm
  2. Facebook to let employees sell some stock — at internal $4 billion valuation http://tinyurl.com/5gkoru (VentureBeat)
  3. Chinese entrepreneur dreams of a global brand http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080804/ap_on_hi_te/china_new_entrepreneurs

Civilian Aerospace

  1. SpaceX's Falcon 1 Falters For a Third Time http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080802-spacex-thirdlaunch-setback.html
  2. Next Space Tourist, Station Crew Eager to Fly http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080730-exp18-garriott.html
  3. Rocket Racer Takes to the Skies http://www.space.com/news/080801-rocket-racing-wrap.html

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. The Other Microprocessor Revolution http://www.hpcwire.com/blogs/26160109.html
  2. DirectX 11: unlock horsepower in multi-core CPUs, enable GPGPUs http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38660/98/
  3. Larrabee: A Many-Core x86 Architecture for Visual Computing http://www.gpgpu.org/cgi-bin/blosxom.cgi/2008/08/04
  4. FPGAs and GPUs ramp up to supercomputing http://www.electronicstalk.com/news/sda/sda136.html

Those who read my 22 July 2008 blog post will realize I've failed miserably at limiting the weekly NEW NET issues list to a manageable size. This happens when I see too many interesting tech news items during the week and am limited in time on Tuesday when I write my blog post. At that point I need to get the post up, and I sometimes don't have time to go through the items and trim it down to my target of 35 items...

Sorry; we'll try harder next week!



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