Stories for Jan. 23, 2009

With a record number of viewers watching video streams of the presidential inauguration this week, it’s not hard to see why energy consumption of the Internet has doubled between 2000 and 2006. And it’s just going to consume more energy as greater numbers turn to the […] Read more »

The Senate late Thursday night agreed on a bill that would delay the transition from broadcasting analog to digital television signals by four months. It will vote on that bill next week. Meanwhile, the House this week approved the $6 billion in broadband funding offered under […] Read more »

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Boxee is telling their Mac users to get LOST — that is, they are telling them that they can watch the hit show on their Mac. Boxee is releasing a new update for their Mac version today that allows users to stream content from ABC. The […] Read more »

White House Flip-Flops on YouTube Privacy Exemption; Obama’s administration had exempted the video-sharing site from federal rules relating to cookies and privacy, but later backpedaled and implemented a fix that limited YouTube’s ability to track visitors to the White House web site. (CNET) Senate Closer to […] Read more »

http://www.youtube.com/v/Sxz7kkXsivw&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01 Today I’m offering a short video look at a free application called Switcher. It’s for Windows Vista devices and only those with Aero functionality enabled. Switcher adds another useful way to navigate around through your active applications. There’s a Tiled view that reminds me of […] Read more »

Online auto site Autobytel has taken itself off the block. The Irvine, Calif.-based auto sales and lead-generation company hired RBC Capital… Read more »

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The Vatican officially launched its own YouTube channel today. Updated daily, the channel’s description says its mission is to offer “news coverage of the main activities of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican events.” The site offers translations in Italian, English, Spanish […] Read more »

You own an iPhone. You probably own a Mac as well. We all know that there are startup keyboard shortcuts for every troubleshooting procedure a user can follow when his or her Mac misbehaves. Some are easier to remember than others. Some are truly arcane. If […] Read more »

Last.fm, a division of CBS, has launched a mobile version of its social music service for Google’s Android platform. (Download it here.) I am trying it out, and so far, no surprises. It offers functionality similar to that of the iPhone version (which I love.) The […] Read more »

The House Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved $20 billion in incentives for wind and solar energy projects and efficiency improvements to existing homes. Part of the economic stimulus package we covered earlier in the day, the vote came late in the afternoon. House Democrats advanced […] Read more »

Updated: Samsung today reported a fourth-quarter loss of 937 billion won ($682 million), due, in part, by its squeezed DRAM operations. This is unfortunate because up until this point, Samsung had the honor of being the last profitable maker of DRAM chips. Too much supply and […] Read more »

As President Barack Obama begins his new job, industry insiders are working to bring their favorite cleantech policy ideas to the top of the new administration’s agenda. A wide variety of options are competing for attention, with perhaps the most talked-about being a national renewable portfolio […] Read more »

Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere — in your phone, laptop, and by this time next year, maybe your car. The technology is slated for GM’s Chevy Volt, Toyota’s plug-in Prius, and electric versions of the Daimler Smart and BMW Mini. Until recently, lithium went primarily into ceramics […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 22, 2009

The Obama administration’s $825 billion economic recovery package, nicknamed the “Green New Deal,” is packed with references to doubling renewable energy generation, funding public transportation and energy-efficiency projects, and investing in clean water and environmental restoration. But it’s not just a present for the cleantech crowd […] Read more »

The Obama administration’s $825 billion economic recovery package, nicknamed the “Green New Deal,” is packed with references to doubling renewable energy generation, funding public transportation and energy-efficiency projects, and investing in clean water and environmental restoration. But it’s not just a present for the cleantech crowd […] Read more »

UK broadcaster Channel 4 will slash its mobile offerings to save money, moving to automatic porting and away from bespoke mobile publishing.… Read more »

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