Stories for Feb. 5, 2009

Solar companies are painting a mixed picture of the sector’s health this month, with some companies surprising with strong results for the latest three-month period, and others disappointing. In the latter camp is Evergreen Solar, which on Thursday posted a loss in the December quarter on […] Read more »

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Calendars have come a long way from the days of a pocket diary, with software able to manage your schedule and information much more reliable and accessible. iCal for OS X is the bundled calendar application, and works surprisingly well. It appears simple on the surface, […] Read more »

Between over-the-top video delivery, widgets and remote-less TV controls, what a television does will go through dramatic changes in 2009. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to two new research reports, people are looking for their TVs to get social, and the way […] Read more »

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Integration is the theme of the day today, with Broadcom announcing that the Android operating system will run on its multiradio chip, which offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio. It also announced open access to those drivers, allowing developers to play with the functionality offered by […] Read more »

“Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Maybe so, but how funny is that? Well, pretty darn funny, according to The Hustler, a new scripted series running on Crackle. And after a rough start, the show’s creators may well be right. The Hustler stars Mark Feuerstein […] Read more »

DEVONtechnologies this week released the second public betas of their new DEVONthink and DEVONnote information manager applications, and I downloaded Professional Office Version 2 to take a looksee. Already one a powerful productivity tool for OS X, this major update adds even more convenience, functionality and […] Read more »

Is it a Webcam or a mini-robot? That’s the question the Minoru 3D Webcam had me asking. This red and silver camera uses two eyeball-like lenses to capture images in 3-D, and it does a decent– though imperfect — job at that task. The Minoru 3D Webcam […] Read more »

It seems as though our Canadian neighbors have imported our “too big to let fail” economic policy. The Canadian government on Wednesday pledged to give telecom equipment maker Nortel Networks, which has suspended efforts to sell its Metro Ethernet unit, up to C$30 million ($24 million) […] Read more »

First, Clipper Windpower laid off some workers. Now the Carpinteria, Calif.-based turbine maker is cutting its production for 2009, blaming a rocky economy and deferred customer orders. The company manufactured 289 wind turbine drivetrains at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, plant in 2008, but expects a 15-20 […] Read more »

Microsoft has made public their “edition strategy” (my term, not theirs) for Windows 7. While there are still too many editions, at least they make a little more sense, and offer a better overall choice, than what Vista offered. Paul Thurrott has a write-up on the […] Read more »

A few weeks ago, I blogged about how I was experiencing side project overload, and based on the number of comments, I am not the only one. In that post, I said that “I’m starting to experience serious side project bloat resulting in personal overload. I’ve […] Read more »

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