Stories for Dec. 21, 2008

It looks like Roku made its first move to go beyond being just “the Netflix player” this weekend. Firing up the ole Roku box this afternoon brought up the new home screen instead of immediately jumping directly into the Netflix streaming queue like it usually does. […] Read more »

The folks over at Lumosity are serious about the brain. Some of the leading neuroscientists in the world have come together to create a brain fitness program to improve your brain’s health and performance. Although the full Lumosity brain training program involves many other online games and […] Read more »

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The week meter has rolled over once again and last week was full of tech excitement and news.  Here’s what you may have missed on jkOnTheRun: Microsoft releases amazing Seadragon Mobile- for the iPhone MobileTechRoundup 157: roller-disco and data don’t mix HP Magic Giveaway kickoff on […] Read more »

Chanukah Sameach, everyone! In today’s Station Conversation, Jill Weinberger gives Liz Shannon Miller a brief education on Hanukkah…through online video, of course. Liz: Hey, when is Hanukkah this year? Jill: Sundown on the 21st. Liz: That’s Sunday! We should do something to celebrate. Jill: The thing […] Read more »

We have a broadband problem in the U.S. There’s not enough real competition to drive either innovations or price reductions. This is also true of cable television, was true for landline phone service and will likely be true for wireless broadband service for a few more […] Read more »

Stories for Dec. 20, 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 »

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 »

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