Stories for Feb. 17, 2009

If the energy-using devices in buildings were made to act the way a swarm of bees, a school of fish or a flock of birds do, we could significantly cut our energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions. At least that’s the theory behind Toronto-based startup Regen […] Read more »

Australian incumbent Telstra has launched a new mobile user interface that allows users to customize their phone’s home screen and reduce th… Read more »

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Current Media has chosen Paul Levine as its new president of new media. We don’t usually post about new hires, but this one seems notable because Current has long lagged in taking advantage of the opportunity it has to meld the web and television. Levine seems […] Read more »

Nokia and ST-Ericsson have announced jointly today a new smartphone platform for the Symbian Foundation that will enable the handling of full high-definition 1080p video camcorder functions.  According to the press release (after the jump) this will be possible due to the U8500 SMP A9 CPU. […] Read more »

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Eventually the idea of cloud computing will become an accepted part of the information technology ecosystem — but it will be just one of many tools in the IT arsenal, according to HP. To stake its claim on the idea of pooled commodity computing resources, HP […] Read more »

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has signed a deal with Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) to use its chipsets in 3G phones, initially to be focused on the North Americ… Read more »

We’re hooked on our consumer electronics — iPods, cell phones, laptops — but we’re all starting to hear about some of the pitfalls of our gadgets’ manufacturing processes and power consumption habits. Want to learn more? The second annual Greener Gadgets conference will kick off on […] Read more »

Over the weekend, I was talking about web application development to a retired friend who was once a top programmer. He doesn’t do a lot of programming anymore, and remarked that application development tools for the web are so fragmented that it’s difficult to stay on […] Read more »

Many of us are hip to Twitter these days, and there are a myriad of options for keeping track of the resulting tweets. I personally bounce between the webpage itself and Tweetdeck (while on my Mac). But sometimes I want to trim down my open windows […] Read more »

It’s official: The government haggling over how to revive the U.S. economy ended with the stroke of President Obama’s pen on the $787 billion stimulus bill this afternoon at the solar-powered Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Now begins a new round of jockeying — this […] Read more »

Fox Mobile is reviewing its iPhone application strategy, partly-Berlin-based Fox Mobile CEO (formerly Jamba) CEO Mauro Montanaro told us at… Read more »

This is probably a weird thing for a nerd girl with a college education to say, but man I’d love to be Heidi Klum. It’s not just that the 35-year-old mother of three can still rock a bra and panties collection for Victoria’s Secret, either. Klum’s […] Read more »

In a twist on customer satisfaction surveys, Glassdoor, an online site that tracks employee satisfaction, has asked employees at mobile handset makers and carriers what they think of the executive they work for and the products and services their workplaces offer. The folks at Apple are […] Read more »

The share price of Sirius XM (NSDQ: SIRI) doubled in early trading today, on the announcement that Liberty Media (NSDQ: LINTA) would be inve… Read more »

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