Stories for Dec. 21, 2008

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Only two months after going into beta, AOL has released AIM for Mac 1.0. Unfortunately, not a whole lot has been changed since our review of the beta. There is still no option for video or audio chats, and beyond the addition of AIM Expressions (a […] Read more »

According to the App Store, the holiday season has begun proper, with a deluge of Christmas-themed goodies up for grabs. However, that hasn’t hindered happenings in the greater world of Apple this week. In a disappointing but somewhat expected turn of events, was Apple’s official announcement […] Read more »

It’s time to get out my asbestos coveralls because the touchscreen faithful always appear with their flamethrowers when I broach the “touchscreen in laptops” subject.  This is a hot topic currently as almost every day we see rumors that “netbook X” will be appearing with a […] Read more »

After some sites reported that Dell was shipping 24Whr batteries with the Inspiron Mini 9 netbook in lieu of the advertised 32Whr units, I explained why we need better battery standards for mobile devices. I still feel we need future clarity on this front, although there’s […] Read more »

Let’s say Steve Jobs retires next year. So what? I’m one of those in the lonely camp that doesn’t believe Jobs is Apple and Apple is Jobs. Or that when he disengages from Apple the wheels must necessarily fall off. Jobs bought Pixar in 1986, and […] Read more »

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Stories for Dec. 19, 2008

Monday Update: Over the weekend repair crews were dispatched for all three cables. Engineers arrived at the SEA-ME-WE3 and SEA-ME-WE4 cables on Sunday. India, Singapore, and about 80 percent of Egypt (according to the Egyptian government) regained internet service. Reliance said it expects the FLAG cable […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: OSI Hardware: Used Cisco gear, 50 to 95 percent off list prices. Concentric: Hosted IT Solutions from Concentric. Green IT Tools: Download The Green IT Guide and Toolkit for Sustainable Businesses Peer1: Free Flip Video when […] Read more »

Bring On the Renewables: A new study suggests California’s electric grid may be able to handle three times as much wind and solar energy than previously thought. — Wired Science Picturing Federal Priorities: Andrew Revkin looks at trends in the government’s non-defense R&D spending since 1953 […] Read more »

Have you been using Google’s open source Chrome browser? If you’re like me, you use it some of the time, and take notice of how speedy it often is, but favor Firefox for the many useful extensions that it supports. Because of the might of the […] Read more »

Apple’s new notebook-oriented 24-inch LED Cinema Display is certainly a glorious piece of equipment. If you’re not up to speed, this 24-inch LED-backlit 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution glossy-finish widescreen unit includes a built-in iSight video camera, mic and speakers in an elegant, thin aluminum and […] Read more »

New Jersey’s Ocean Power Technologies said today it’s signed an agreement with Australia’s Leighton Contractors to develop wave power projects off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. This is the latest in a number of deals for Ocean Power […] Read more »

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