Stories for Feb. 11, 2009

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

A new bill working its way through the Italian government could force Internet service providers to block access to sites such as YouTube and Facebook if those sites incite or justify criminal behavior, Bloomberg reports: The bill says the Interior Ministry will be able to order […] Read more »

This might just be incredibly coincidental timing, but Apple is announcing that they’ve finally brought the Windows side of their MobileMe personal data syncing service up to snuff, only shortly after it’s come to light that Microsoft in working on their own similar service, currently dubbed […] Read more »

Turns out there was some NewTeeVee-ish news that came out of the New York Comic-Con last weekend. Our sister publication The Apple Blog (via TechRadar) writes that Marvel is getting further into the motion comics game, selling the slightly animated versions of their books on iTunes […] Read more »

This morning, like every morning, I rolled out of bed to make a pot of coffee. Like I do every other morning, I fire up a netbook in the kitchen and catch up on the latest tech news. I hit the same few sites and aggregators […] Read more »

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