Stories for Feb. 11, 2009

Wind turbine makers are aiming ever higher to get more power from the giant machines, building turbines that pack more of an electricity generating punch, as well as towers and blades that are just, well, bigger. But how big can the turbines get? American Superconductor is […] Read more »

NBC’s NBC Direct download video service has gone through two maligned iterations, and now, as a tipster has pointed out to us, the peacock has quietly launched round three. NBC confirmed for us that the new version is out, but wouldn’t provide any further details. NBC […] Read more »

Upcoming Events

The Uptime Institute‘s 2009 Research Symposium, “Lean, Clean & Green,” is the only Enterprise IT and Data Center event focused on peak productivity, reliability, efficiency and eco-sustainability that provides senior-level strategies and tools you can implement immediately to help reduce your power bills by 25 percent, […] Read more »

I have finally gotten time to give the HP Mini 1000 MI netbook a fair shake and so far it’s held up admirably.  While I sometimes experience a bit of lag doing things overall the performance is pretty good.  This video shows off the Mini 1000 […] Read more »

We’re sick of reading stories about how the credit crunch may slow Clearwire’s WiMAX deployment, which we first questioned last fall. And since Clearwire has consistently declined to comment on this particular issue, we may just have to wait until it reports quarterly results on March […] Read more »

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Does this sound like a solid description of your startup? “We leverage Internet and computing technologies to fight climate change.” If so, then it could be a great fit to present during the LaunchPad session at our Green:Net conference to be held in San Francisco on […] Read more »

Today might be a BOGO day for BlackBerry handsets at Verizon, but you can’t get RIM’s new BlackBerry Curve 8900 there. That new handset is available now for T-Mobile customers and we got a look-see at CES. It was so slick that James almost dropped it […] Read more »

When the Mac operating system OS X 10.4 (aka “Tiger”) was first announced, there were two things that I instantly fell in love with: Automator and Dashboard. While Automator is great when you really want to geek out, Dashboard is a great companion for new and […] Read more »

Earlier this morning, after enduring days and days of dropped calls and errant network behavior, I quit on my iPhone. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it had to be done. I love my iPhone — but AT&T’s network failed me. Read more »

Some long-awaited rules and regulations related to offshore renewable development could be introduced in the U.S. this year, potentially cutting the red tape for startups looking to put their wind, wave, or tidal projects in the water. Ken Salazar, the new head of the Department of […] Read more »

For the first time ever, I’m glad to have seen The Hills and its spin offs. It means that I understand the joke behind The District, Newsweek’s (yes, that Newsweek) mashup of Barack Obama’s first 100 days as President and the faux-reality format perfected by MTV. […] Read more »

Just in time for Valentine’s Day Verizon is running a promotion that will nab you a free BlackBerry for your sweetie and give you a great excuse to get one for yourself.  The BOGO sale at Verizon is running now through March 31st and is pretty […] Read more »

In the current economic climate, many web workers are trying to increase revenues by expanding their service offerings. One popular way of doing that is to offer remote desktop technical support. There are many tools and services available that can get you connected remotely with users […] Read more »

Finavera Forfeits Wave Power Permits: Finavera Renewables plans to give up its FERC license for two Pacific Coast wave energy pilot projects so it can focus on developing wind power in British Columbia and Ireland. — Energy Business Review Can You Charge Me Now? Good: Evan […] Read more »

Apple’s current chipset bedfellow, NVIDIA, has just announced that the first iteration of its upcoming Ion platform will come in desktop form, and should be expected this upcoming Spring. The new architecture integrates Intel Atom processors with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics card, making it […] Read more »

We wrote yesterday about the effect the broadband stimulus bill may have on rural ISPs, and today we ran across a nice rundown of broadband access in rural America over at Daily Yonder. Their article takes the latest Census of Agriculture (2007) data, published this month, […] Read more »

Does this sound like a solid description of your company? We leverage Internet and computing technologies to fight climate change. If so, then your startup could be a great fit to present during the LaunchPad session at our Green:Net conference to be held in San Francisco […] Read more »

So much for all those people who bought Sirius (NSDQ: SIRI) stock last week. The company’s shares almost doubled on Feb. 4 following reports… Read more »

When reading the newsletter that electric car startup Tesla Motors sent to customers this morning, you could hardly be blamed for thinking the company had a Department of Energy loan in the bag. “Regarding funding,” writes CEO Elon Musk, “I am excited to report that the […] Read more »

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