Stories for Feb. 9, 2009

When I wrote last week about Sprint giving up control of its 4G future, my post engendered a lively debate among some of our commenters about the technical merits of LTE and WiMAX. Since most of our readers aren’t planning a network buildout, they may have […] Read more »

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http://www.youtube.com/v/Kt_-qHczCMg&rel=0&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 Google Sync has actually been around a bit for the BlackBerry crowd. Today, Google rolls out the service in bits and pieces for Windows Mobile, iPhone, Symbian S60 and certain Motorola and Sony Ericsson handsets. Since Windows Mobile and the iPhone natively support Micrsoft’s Exchange, […] Read more »

Well, it didn’t exactly take anyone by surprise, but today Amazon officially unveiled the Kindle 2, the follow-up to their successful e-book reader. Virtually everything about it was leaked, including actual photos of the device, so the announcement didn’t exactly shake the tech world to its […] Read more »

Mark Morelli, CEO of Energy Conversion Devices, sees a lot of new customers lining up for his company’s thin-film solar laminates in the next few years. That’s not the problem. The problem is, how are they going to be able to pay? So Energy Conversion has […] Read more »

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If you’ve done much publishing on the web, you’re probaly already familiar with Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. However, many web workers stick with the same small handful of SEO tools. There are quite a lot of them available online for free, and testing keywords and […] Read more »

Tallying the True Costs of Electricity: The quickest, if not the politically easiest, way to boost clean energy is to create a national cap-and-trade scheme — not a Manhattan project for renewables. — WSJ’s Environmental Capital Energy-Tourism Smackdown: Japan’s plan to build out clean energy infrastructure […] Read more »

At TED*: How Far Can a Simulcast Go? NewTeeVee’s Liz Gannes attended the 2009 TED conference last week — but not in Long Beach. Instead, she attended a simulcast of the event held at a separate venue two hours away. As the famed conference expands, its organizers […] Read more »

Nowadays, we use tags pretty much everywhere we work and play online. Flickr, Facebook, Gmail, this blog (and any other blog), and on and on. It’s an easy, intuitive way to keep track of things, and an organizational strategy that transcends categories and other groupings, like […] Read more »

Bob Lutz — the General Motors executive who for years denied climate change, made his name with muscle cars and trucks and eventually came to champion what now represents Detroit’s most serious effort to produce an alternative-fuel vehicle (the Chevy Volt) —  plans to retire at […] Read more »

Legislation changes faster than the weather in Texas, so the tweaks to the broadband sections in President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill are nothing unusual. But as the debates get down to the wire (a stimulus package should be finalized be the end of this week), it’s […] Read more »

I attended the 2009 TED conference last week, but I didn’t really. I was given a press pass to cover a simulcast of the event held at a separate venue two hours away. As the famed conference expands, its organizers are trying to find ways to […] Read more »

We’re living in a cross-platform and cross-browser world. Most web workers aren’t one-browser-fits-all. I have two computers: a MacBook Pro and an iMac. Even though Firefox 3 is my default browser on both computers, I regularly have at least three different browsers open to do what […] Read more »

When iWork ’08 was released it felt like a half-implemented suite for a whole host of reasons: lack of interoperability between the applications, very basic functionality, performance issues — especially with Numbers ’08 — and lack of scripting. Apple’s new iWork ’09 suite has addressed many […] Read more »

UPDATED So much for the plan to achieve world domination of zero-emission cars. Nissan Motor Co. is suspending its plan to roll out electric vehicles in Japan and the U.S. by 2010, and globally by 2012. The automaker announced today that its so-called GT 2012 plan […] Read more »

Amazon unleashed its second-generation Kindle device as expected today, and it doesn’t fail to please in the looks and specs department. There’s seven times more memory, advanced eInk capabilities for 16-color grayscale and faster page refreshing, plus an updated design that addresses some of the original […] Read more »

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