2008/09/16

NEW NET Issues List for 16 Sep 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 16 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. The social web: All about the small stuff http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/social-web-all-about-small-stuff.html
  2. Turning Social Networks Against Users http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/21371/?a=f
  3. Facebook Isn’t A Social Network. And Stop Trying to Make New Friends There http://tinyurl.com/5a5clc (TechCrunch)
  4. Warning sounded on web's future http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7613201.stm
  5. Don’t Buy That Textbook, Download It Free http://tinyurl.com/5mszkk (NYTimes)

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. FBI Seeks to More Power for National-Security Probes http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122126125303530343.html
  2. Should Apple join new DECE video ecosystem? http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10041165-93.html
  3. Podcaster Developer Uses "Ad Hoc" Mode To Distribute Banned iPhone App http://tinyurl.com/5m4n29 (ReadWriteWeb)

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. T-Mobile, Android event confirmed for September 23rd http://www.jkontherun.com/2008/09/t-mobile-androi.html
  2. Get ready for mobile social networks http://tinyurl.com/5s7x9x (ComputerWorld)
  3. iPhone App Store: I’m out http://speirs.org/2008/09/12/app-store-im-out/
  4. More To Google, Android, Chrome, & Gears Than Meets The Eye? http://tinyurl.com/3lcw9k (InformationWeek)

Open Source

  1. How Dropbox ended my search for seamless sync on Linux http://tinyurl.com/5umesu (Ars technica)
  2. Linux Wi-Fi Works With wicd http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/6527/1/
  3. Supercharge Firebug http://www.linux.com/feature/147354
  4. 42 of the Best Free Linux Graphics Software http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/2008091312364896/Graphics.html
  5. Michael Larabel talks about Phoronix, Linux hardware review site http://www.linux.com/feature/147172

SkyNet

  1. 7 days with Google Chrome http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-10037406-12.html
  2. Google Search Knows Where You Are http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10040313-1.html
  3. Google Introduces Its Mobile Search for Windows Mobile http://tinyurl.com/55fjen (PocketPCThoughts)
  4. Google buys Korean blog platform TNC http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10040228-36.html
  5. Google offers cutting-edge Chrome, first update http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10042670-2.html
  6. Google Audio Indexing http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_audio_indexing_keyword.php

General Technology

  1. 8 Cores on a Budget- Building a Better Workstation http://tinyurl.com/5wfvmo (Geek.com)
  2. Seagate expands consumer backup drives http://venturebeat.com/2008/09/14/seagate-elbowing-its-way-into-consumer-market/
  3. Reflections on DEMO: Tech Innovation Alive and Well http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/reflections_on_demo.php
  4. Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50 http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/10/yammer-takes-techcrunch50s-top-prize/
  5. Best of shows: Top 10 from DemoFall, TechCrunch50 http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10038846-2.html?tag=mncol;title
  6. Further notes on my TechCrunch50 session http://evhead.com/2008/09/further-notes-on-my-techcrunch50.html
  7. Swype: Text Input From the Inventor of T9 http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/09/swype-text-inpu.html
  8. HP announces new high-definition multimedia PCs http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10042309-1.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. DRM Helps Spore Make History as The Most Pirated Game Ever http://tinyurl.com/5kfn4u (ReadWriteWeb)
  2. The iPod touch Has Got Game http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080910/tc_zd/231868
  3. SAT prep services get into video games http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_hi_te/tec_techbit_sat_games
  4. George Lucas ushers in 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10042368-1.html

Economy and Technology

  1. Hardin Design & Development takes on the digital world http://wistechnology.com/articles/5018/
  2. Clean technology has green backing http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_10464423
  3. Search engine Cuil is valued at absurdly high level of $200M, despite flop http://tinyurl.com/3wwfzt (VentureBeat)
  4. Wall Street’s meltdown and the potential technology hit http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=10024
  5. Silicon Valley banker http://gigaom.com/2008/09/16/gigaom-interview-bill-hambrecht-legendary-silicon-valley-banker/
  6. Best Buy Offers $121 Million for Napster http://www.cio.com/article/449249/Best_Buy_Offers_Million_for_Napster
  7. Each Nintendo Employee to Generate $1.6m Annual Profit http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=197290

Civilian Aerospace

  1. Buyers bemoan launcher prices, availability http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/080915-busmon-satellite-launchers.html
  2. Fearlessly facing the final frontier http://tinyurl.com/577p32 (The Globe and Mail)
  3. Space trucker fleet needed to gather up rogue space debris http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39311/113/
  4. A step forward for space solar power http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1210/1
  5. Rocket Town U.S.A. http://money.cnn.com/2008/09/04/smallbusiness/rocket_town_usa.fsb/index.htm
  6. SpaceX faces biggest COTS challenge yet http://tinyurl.com/5f93yg (FlightGlobal)

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Understanding NVIDIA’s GT200 and CUDA http://www.geek.com/understanding-nvidias-gt200-and-cuda-20080915/
  2. NVIDIA's GT200: Inside a Parallel Processor http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT090808195242
  3. Abe Lincoln and Tesla to reside at NCSA in October http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39277/135/
  4. da Vinci Systems Stereoscopic 3-D Processing Powerhouse http://www.postproductionbuyersguide.com/davinci_09_15_08.php
  5. Compilers and More: GPU Architecture and Applications http://tinyurl.com/4aczun (HPCwire)
  6. AMD Releases Stream SDK 1.2 http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/AMD_Releases_Stream_SDK_12.html
  7. Building and using BOOST.MPI on Windows HPC http://terboven.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!EA3D3C756483FECB!417.entry
  8. Nvidia Offers Its Chips in New Cray Desktop http://gigaom.com/2008/09/16/nvidia-to-offer-its-chips-in-the-new-cray-desktop/

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