Stories for Feb. 23, 2009

Broadcom said today that it would make sure content from Chumby, a nascent widget syndication effort for televisions, would run on its chips. It’s one of a handful of integration deals Broadcom has inked with software vendors to port their content to its chips. As broadband […] Read more »

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As the federal government finally makes significant moves to tackle climate change policy on a national level, it would be well advised to take a page from California’s book, according to Mary Nichols, chair of the California Resources Board. As Nichols noted to a roomful of […] Read more »

No More Mashed Potatoes: Top Gear America’s car fanatics are fed up with gas sippers that look like “lumps of cold mashed potatoes.” So they’re trying to build a 70 mpg car that does zero-to-60 in seven seconds. If that makes you think of Tesla and […] Read more »

How does an old media guy do new media? With big budgets, but not too big. And with his eyes on the prize of crossing over any one project onto all sorts of platforms. In his “old world” experience of producing young adult media properties, Albie […] Read more »

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I’m always on the hunt for freeware and open source applications and utilities, and one of my favorite finds from last year, which I wrote about here, was Startup Delayer. I’ve been steadily using this utility, and recommend it highly to Windows users frustrated with slow […] Read more »

Acer spent MWC showing off its first foray into the smartphone market — there were 8 Windows Mobile devices on display. ZDNet UK has a vide… Read more »

You know how you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover? Well, when it comes to smartphones and netbooks, a semiconductor research firm is predicting that in fact the cover — or rather, the device casing — may soon be one of the only […] Read more »

I’m exceedingly happy to tell you all about a brand-new series of articles we’re launching here at TheAppleBlog, entitled: The App Review. Every other weekday, I’ll be sticking my big hands deep into the gaping jaws of the App Store and pulling out a fresh app […] Read more »

It’s a sad fact that those who devote themselves to the world of paranormal investigation are oftentimes rational society’s punching bags, rarely taken seriously by those with more pedestrian outlooks on the natural world. True believers find themselves routinely mocked and ridiculed — even Fox Mulder […] Read more »

Lukasz Gadowski’s Spreadshirt, which calls itself a Web 2.0 platform for designing and selling clothes, has raised Read more »

Three or four times a year since 1993, AT&T has been simulating a network-crushing catastrophe and subsequently sending a portion of its $500 million worth of disaster recovery equipment out into the field to practice bringing its wired and wireless networks back online. Such a simulation […] Read more »

No big surprise here, but Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the debt ratings on Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU). It cites steep earn… Read more »

Yes, Virginia, there is a solar thermal market. NRG Energy and eSolar have signed an agreement to develop up to 500 megawatts of solar thermal projects in California and throughout the Southwest region of the U.S., the two said today, marking the industry’s second big deal […] Read more »

As you might expect, the Oscars buzz moved beyond the red carpet and onto Twitter last night, racking up over 100,000 tweets, according to Trendrr (how many of them were about that silly “the musical is back!” number?) As American Idol becomes less about a parade […] Read more »

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