Stories for Jan. 16, 2009

[qi:004] Some days you read something that makes you go: What the…? I got that feeling when I read Peter Kafka’s report that Tweetdeck, one of the many Twitter desktop apps that use Adobe Air and has been downloaded 250,000 times, is getting just shy of half […] Read more »

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Despite my addiction to The Age of Empires (and the rest of the franchise), I’m not much of a gamer. Nevertheless, last year a friend of mine let me borrow his Nintendo Wii and after a couple of hours spent playing some of its simpler games, […] Read more »

Samsung Electronics, the world’s second-largest mobile phone company, the only profitable DRAM maker and the manufacturer of flat-screen televisions announced a reorganization that combines its consumer electronics businesses into one unit focused on gadgets from phones and televisions to home appliances, and a second unit that […] Read more »

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Advanced Data Centers (ADC) announced this morning a record-breaking “Savings by Design” award from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Awards are great and all, and the company’s energy-saving designs have been much publicized. What’s actually interesting about this news is what ADC plans to do […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 15, 2009

Cisco Systems chief technology officer, Padmasree Warrior, is on a very short list of candidates being considered for the job of U.S. CTO. She is on a short list that also includes Vivek Kundra, CTO of the government in Washington, D.C., according to BusinessWeek. Warrior, who […] Read more »

When the Big Three auto executives drove away from Capitol Hill last month, they left a trail of buzz about the electrification of the auto industry. GM’s plug-in hybrid Volt, which the company says will enter production in less than a year, and Chrysler’s proposed portfolio […] Read more »

The new push by television set makers to introduce Internet-connected models this year could turn consumer electronics manufacturers into gatekeepers for content. Internet-connected sets from Sony, LG and Samsung were among the most buzzworthy products showcased at the recent Consumer Electronics Show. They’ll come to market […] Read more »

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, a Republican, said today that he will be stepping down from his post once the new administration takes over next… Read more »

Many WebWorkerDaily readers use the Firefox browser, and if you do, today on OStatic we covered two extremely powerful Firefox extensions: Ubiquity and iMacros. Ubiquity adds a flexible natural language command line to Firefox, and is developed by the folks at Mozilla. iMacros sits in your […] Read more »

Here’s a way to draw in cleantech financing in a global credit crunch: find a country, or an emirate, that’s spending lots of oil money on clean power projects. Thin-film solar darling First Solar, said today that it’s selling 5 megawatts (MW) of solar panels to […] Read more »

Mint.com turned out to be a near perfect solution for my financial needs. To understand why, I’m going to give a little background. I used to obsessively enter every single receipt into my financial software of choice and track all my expenses. I knew exactly how […] Read more »

Heroes lost some of its power on Trendrr‘s list of the top Twittered broadcast TV shows for the week ending Jan. 13, down from the 2,000 tweets a day it was getting before the new year. Gossip Girl got some of its social mojo back to […] Read more »

There is a way to solve our energy crisis with strong leadership. Either candidate could have done it, and President-elect Barack Obama should. If our rich and prosperous country’s leader defines the strategy, implements the tactics and requires results, he could free the U.S. of dependence […] Read more »

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