NEW NET Issues List for 09 Sep 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 09 September 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.

The ‘net

  1. Firefox’s reply: new benchmarks http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/03/AR2008090301615.html
  2. New Microsoft Office competition from Zoho Docs, Zooos http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-10032403-12.html
  3. How Search Will Revolutionize Social Networking http://www.micropersuasion.com/2008/09/how-search-will.html
  4. Why Mozilla is committed to Gecko as WebKit grows http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/mozilla-committed-to-gecko.ars
  5. Tool for UMAS? TravelMuse aims to be the Netflix of traveling http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10036243-2.html
  6. MapQuest Goes Local http://blog.mapquest.com/2008/09/09/mapquest-goes-local/

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Skype ignores PayPal siphoning hijack scheme http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/02/mysterious_skype_hijackings/
  2. Employees have no privacy expectation on company owned computers http://techdirt.com/articles/20080905/0249542178.shtml
  3. Did corporate lawyers put kibosh on 'Mythbusters' RFID episode? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10030509-52.html

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. Esquire: high-tech 75th anniversary cover http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/07/BUR012OVMO.DTL
  2. Will Google's Chrome Shine Up Mobile Browsing? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2329345,00.asp
  3. Microsoft Missing the Boat on Mobile? http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/09/microsoft-missing-the-boat-on.html
  4. Android Dresses Up In Chrome http://tinyurl.com/6y39xb (Microsoft Watch)
  5. Wi-Fi Nets Come to Vehicles http://www.pcworld.com/article/150716/
  6. Gartner Smartphone Market Report Illustrates Need for Mobile Management http://tinyurl.com/5klqbe (TMCnet)

Open Source

  1. $98 laptop runs Linux http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9413803799.html?kc=rss
  2. A hands-on overview of the Access Linux Platform http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/access-linux-hands-on.ars
  3. Amazon to sell OLPC XO Laptop over the holidays http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/hughes/33864
  4. Red Hat acquires Qumranet, will embrace KVM http://tinyurl.com/6n4fnn (Ars technica)
  5. What’s coming in Ubuntu 8.10? http://polishlinux.org/linux/ubuntu/whats-new-in-ubuntu-810/
  6. Ubuntu 9.04 gets a codename: Jaunty Jackalope http://tinyurl.com/5o37xq (DownloadSquad)
  7. Where do community managers fit? http://sourceforge.net/community/where-do-community-managers-fit/


  1. Inside Chrome: The Secret Project to Crush IE and Remake the Web http://tinyurl.com/5s2zho (Wired)
  2. Enable Chrome's Best Features in Firefox http://lifehacker.com/5044518/enable-chromes-best-features-in-firefox
  3. Security Flaw in Google Chrome http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/security_flaw_in_google_chrome.php
  4. Marissa Mayer Demos Google's New Online Newspaper Archive Search http://tinyurl.com/5hcqkh (Washington Post)
  5. Google Invests in Satellite Broadband Startup http://gigaom.com/2008/09/09/google-invests-in-satellite-based-internet-startup/
  6. Google CEO Eric Schmidt offers 20 year energy plan http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10036071-54.html
  7. Top Lawyer Is Selected As U.S. Mulls Google Suit http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122091328430212195.html

General Technology

  1. HP's 'End Run' Around Windows http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/sep2008/tc2008095_077474.htm
  2. A clearer picture of challenges in digital TV rollout http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-digital9-2008sep09,0,6139626.story
  3. Ice Chunk the Size of Manhattan Splits from Canadian Glacier http://tinyurl.com/5lnowl (Scientific American)
  4. Selfish driving causes everyone to pay the Price of Anarchy http://tinyurl.com/6kjjak (Ars technica)
  5. Hewlett-Packard unveils notebook PC that runs 24 hours on one charge http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10035354-1.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Spore Review http://reviews.cnet.com/pc-games/spore-pc/4505-9696_7-31484467.html
  2. 10 Things I Learned From Spore http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/09/spore-review.html
  3. Rumor: Dual Touch DS Hitting Early Next Year? http://kotaku.com/5042290/rumor-next-dual-touch-ds-hitting-early-next-year
  4. NBC Drops Silverlight, Runs Back to Adobe for Flash http://tinyurl.com/5tfdhf (ReadWriteWeb)
  5. Stephen Colbert's DNA to back up the human race http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10035051-1.html
  6. Apple announces new iPods, iTunes 8 with Genius, HD, NBC back http://tinyurl.com/5b8n5d (Ars technica)
  7. Apple iPhone transforming mobile gaming industry http://www.9to5mac.com/apple_disrupts_mobile_models

Economy and Technology

  1. Dell planning to ditch factories http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10033584-92.html
  2. Google News Error Aids In United Airlines Stock Drop http://searchengineland.com/080909-081840.php

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Dubai firm to build space centre in RAK http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Investment/10242586.html
  2. SA space firm positions itself as low-cost, small satellite hub http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article.php?a_id=141622
  3. Moon-Bound Mystery Team Chats About Lunar Goals http://dsc.discovery.com/space/im/moon-x-prize-mystery-team.html
  4. Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Opens http://tinyurl.com/5tl7xx (PRNewswire)
  5. How to Build Lunar Homes From Moon Dirt http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/080903-honeybee-moon.html
  6. Armadillo Aerospace rocket engine flies http://tinyurl.com/68vt4g (FlightGlobal)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. NCSA Offers Online Course on Multicore Performance http://tinyurl.com/5hbdtj (HPCwire)
  2. $6 Million from NSF, SRC Supports Multicore Chip Research http://tinyurl.com/69an86 (HPCwire)
  3. 15 yrs in 3D: NVIDIA cofounder Chris Malachowsky http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/15-years-in-3d-nvidia-interview.ars
  4. Compilers and More: Parallel Programming Made Easy? http://tinyurl.com/6zm32b (HPCwire)
  5. GPU Acceleration of Numerical Weather Prediction http://www.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/WG2/GPU/
  6. Managing multi-core projects http://www.multicoreinfo.com/2008/08/managing-multi-core-projects-a-six-part-series/
  7. NVIDIA Accelerates GPU Power With CUDA 2.0 http://tinyurl.com/69hhuf (DesignNews)



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