Stories for Jan. 12, 2009

Some of the first news we heard coming out of the Detroit Auto Show, which kicked off on Sunday, is that Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla will be offering a high-performance “Roadster Sport” which will cost about $20,000 more than its currently available luxury Roadster. […] Read more »

Fox Interactive Media Shutters Flektor; online video editing and slideshow company closed down along with SpringWidgets. (paidContent) Opponents Pipe Up About Possible DTV Delay; FCC Chair Kevin Martin urges the incoming Obama administration to not push back the transition because it would create more confusion (DSL […] Read more »

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Microsoft continues to push touch as a user interface, this time as a participant in the $24 million funding round for Israeli startup N-Trig, whose technology enables multitouch, or the use of more than one finger for input. Multitouch hit it big on the iPhone, where […] Read more »

As you know, we have been tracking the progress of Denver-based rural WiMAX operator Open Range Communications for quite some time now. The company has secured $100 million in funding from One Equity Partners, though it had lined up this financing as far back as March […] Read more »

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On Friday I wrote about the rise of specialty computing clouds and AMD’s efforts to build a supercomputer that will essentially be a graphics rendering cloud. Today, insideHPC points me to a post from Josh Simons over at Sun Microsystems about his  trip to the Oak Ridge […] Read more »

To make our vehicles more efficient, every component needs innovation. Monday morning, Fallbrook Technologies, a company that makes efficient but low cost mechanical transmissions for vehicles and devices, including bikes and electric vehicles, says it’s raised $25.4 million. The company, based in San Diego, turned to […] Read more »

Now that President-elect Barack Obama has presented his economic stimulus plan — and set a goal of doubling clean energy output within three years — it’s time to delve into what wind and solar industry insiders say will be the most crucial incentive for boosting production: […] Read more »

Because Google has developed its search engine to provide you with results as fast as possible, its search queries are actually consuming a significant amount of power, resulting in substantial CO2 emissions per search query, Harvard PhD student Alex Wissner-Gross, creator of CO2Stats tells the London […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 11, 2009

As was expected, CBS is revamping TV.com to be a video-viewing destination. The well-URLed site, which six months ago started featuring Hulu content, has added CBS shows, and Monday is announcing deals for shows from MGM, Sony, PBS, Endemol USA and Showtime, according to reports tonight. […] Read more »

Did you know that breathing for about 12 minutes emits roughly 7 grams of carbon dioxide into the air? According to a recent study conducted by Alex Wissner-Gross, a Harvard University physicist, that’s the same amount of carbon dioxide that’s emitted when you type in a […] Read more »

No longer the passive box that just displays moving pictures, television just got a whole lot more interesting at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Three big stories that emerged from CES will change how you control your TV, where you get your […] Read more »

Tech industry watchers likely know the almost 40-year old venture firm Mayfield Fund for its investments in computing and Internet startups — the company funded well known computing companies Silicon Graphics and SanDisk more than a decade ago. But like so many others in the Valley […] Read more »

It’s rumored that AT&T may soon allow people to tether their iPhones to their portable computers and use them as 3G modems for an extra $10 a month. Now that’s a wonderful idea — in theory. If it does indeed happen, though, you can expect one […] Read more »

Today is a day to wind down from the CES 2009 grind and for me that means installing the newly released Windows 7 beta.  I got an install DVD from someone at the Tablet meetup yesterday so today I’m installing it under Parallels on the MacBook. […] Read more »

It has taken me a full day to recoup from the Crunchies 2008 and the associated festivities. Silicon Alley Insider, TechCrunch and VentureBeat, along with GigaOM, had jointly organized the event, now in its second year, to recognize startups, entrepreneurship and technology in 16 categories. A […] Read more »

Two-thousand eight will be remembered as a watershed year for many reasons, but two are of special interest to the startup community: the meltdown in the financial markets and the emergence of cloud computing.  Tighter capital means investors will be more cautious, and startups can expect […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 10, 2009

Long-time reader Hector Gomez drove hours to meet up at the tablet gathering in Vegas. Hector had some cool gear with him, the MSI Wind running Windows 7 and the sweet little Kojhinsha SC3. Thanks for coming out Hector! Read more »

One of the events held during the CES week each year that is our favorite is the Tablet PC meetup.  This year it’s being held in the CntrStg suite and you can attend with us as it’s being streamed live.  It starts at 3 PM Pacific […] Read more »

The new year means new opportunities, even for web content you’ve previously dismissed. And so in today’s Station Conversation, Jill Weinberger and Liz Shannon Miller revisit future Late Night host Jimmy Fallon’s ongoing web prelude to his on-air series — which definitely gets their vote for […] Read more »

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