Stories for Dec. 5, 2008

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A netbook as we’ve come to know it is a small laptop that is cheap. That’s about it, although the term can be confusing, as larger notebooks are sometimes called netbooks, since that is currently the hot buzzword.  So you want to get a small, cheap […] 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. Volo Media: Download a free white paper on advertising insertion, measurement, targeting and campaign management for downloadable audio and video Peer1: Free Flip Video […] Read more »

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This week, Glu Mobile’s latest game The Dark Knight: Batmobile Game for iPhone went live on the App Store. In the game, players get to direct the Batmobile through a difficult street path filled with twists and turns as well as jump sequences with the goal […] Read more »

After a year peppered with construction slowdowns, bio-refinery idlings, and more than a dozen bankruptcy filings in the corn ethanol industry, we have an early indicator of how it will shape up post-shakeout — with significantly less cozy alliances between grain growers and ethanol producers. The […] Read more »

Wi-Fi, because of its ubiquity, familiarity and low cost, is leaving the home office and taking over the home networking environment. In the second segment from my visit to the home of Kelly Davis-Felner, marketing director of the Wi-Fi Alliance, we talk about Wi-Fi in relation […] Read more »

In professional services, you are only ever as good as your last engagement. Which is to say, if you have no one to vouch for the quality of your work, then you’ll probably have a hard time finding more. Traditionally, the best way to sell to […] Read more »

Cellulosic ethanol startup Coskata said today it’s closed its Series C round, with peHub reporting that the company raised $40 million. Illinois-based Coskata did not disclose the amount of funding, but the figure from peHub is a step down from earlier estimates of a $50 million […] Read more »

It’s Friday. That’s usually a pretty good day to feature a video of kittens. Plus, it’s got a helpful tip on how to break up a catfight. (You might not choose to use it yourself, though.) And there’s an extraordinary figure in online video who is […] Read more »

As the economy has crumbled and the telcos have watched their customers cut cords and retrench, cable companies have benefited from being perceived as a safer investment option. Since this time last year, shares of Comcast, which trades on the Nasdaq, have fallen by 12 percent […] Read more »

Apple’s Address Book is a clean and concise way to manage all of your contacts. It does what it needs without a bunch of frills, and for the most part, that’s a good thing. My use of Address Book is fairly infrequent — and by infrequent […] Read more »

In the past, syncing Google Calendar with your iPhone has been a pretty big hassle. After having tried just about every method in the book, I’ve found two solutions that are definitely worth checking out. One is NuevaSync, which is completely free but requires registering for […] Read more »

Earlier in the week, we said that Vista SP2 beta would go public "in the very near-future" and the future is now. Perhaps that’s overly-dramatic, but the beta is open to the public and ready for downloading. You can pull down a 388MB file directly from […] Read more »

Those kooky solar engineers are always up for a good lark! The engineers at eSolar decided to really cut loose for this year’s birthday celebration of the firm’s founder, Bill Gross. They put together this video, which is the equivalent of an all-night drinking binge in […] Read more »

If you’re like most web workers, Google is pretty pervasive in your online life. But how about your physical life – you know, the one full of atoms rather than bits? Well, if you’d like a little bit of Google to stick on your laptop or […] Read more »

Flickr Mobile Adds Video Support; photo-sharing site implements QuickTime-compatible videos encoded in H.264 so they run on iPhones and iPod Touches. (VentureBeat) Netflix Streaming Having Video Issues; strange glitch diminishing video quality for some users of the Roku and Xbox. (CNET) What Is Vidding? Video series […] Read more »

Graphics card maker HIS has issued a warning that netbooks that have appeared in India with HIS branding are counterfeits.  The company does not make netbooks nor do they plan to.  They promise swift retribution to those they find producing netbooks with their branding.  HIS netbooks […] Read more »

New Mission for Iceland’s Geothermal Industry: Engineers in Iceland, where geothermal power provides 30 percent of the nation’s electricity, have learned how to keep a geothermal plant running smoothly at relatively low cost. But startup costs — surveying and extracting heat from below the earth’s surface […] Read more »

I’ve been using ShareThis on my blogs and recommending it to my clients for a while now. I explain to my clients that ShareThis is a “passive broadcaster” of their content, giving their blog and web site visitors handy tools to email posts or articles to […] Read more »

There’s a trusted maxim in the marketing game: cheap razor, expensive blades. It comes from the practice of selling razors like the Mach3 or Fusion for next to nothing, and then selling the disposable blades for said razors at a rather more expensive price. Consumers tend […] Read more »

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