Stories for Jan. 23, 2009

Though Charlie’s Angels and Big Fish screenwriter John August’s web pilot The Remnants was beloved by fans and NTV Station alike, as of this writing August says the series is more or less dead in the water.  This week, he addressed the outpouring of positive fan response on his blog, outlining […] Read more »

Teaming up with fellow electronics powerhouse Panasonic wasn’t enough for Sanyo Electric. And for Nippon Oil Corp., a toe-dip into solar for propelling cargo ships was only the beginning. Today the Japan-based photovoltaic maker and oil distributor launched a 50-50 joint venture to manufacture thin-film solar […] Read more »

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache I pull out some of my favorites and share them with you here. Daniel Akst says I Once was […] Read more »

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[qi:006] When asked by Wall Street analysts if eBay was going to spin out Skype, CEO John Donahue answered with something that resembled a maybe. In a comment worthy of a former consultant, Donahue said, “I think we are now confident that the synergies between Skype […] Read more »

We’re all about good music applications running on our smartphones and today we got another option.  Popular service has hit the Android platform and can be downloaded for free from the Android Market. brings streaming radio stations and music sharing and this Android version […] Read more »

Wind is a bourgeoning industry, one in which promising developments, such as First Wind’s opening of the 57-megawatt Stetson wind farm in Maine this week, are common these days. But if you dig a little deeper, past some of the rosier press releases, it’s clear the […] Read more »

One of the things that I’ve always loved about the Mac is its cohesiveness. Everything just flows. It’s the experience that careful attention to design has created. When I open the lid of my MacBook, OS X springs back to life, just as expected. When I […] Read more »

Cloud services and data synchronization continue to grow and SugarSync is the latest to add new features. Today they introduced SugarSync v1.5 which adds a feature I’ve come to adore in other offerings: Shared Folders. I use this feature in Dropbox all the time because it’s […] Read more »

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Working as a freelance artist or musician can be a trying experience, at best. It’s still a field where, in general, the work speaks volumes and can more than make up for a relatively shallow C.V. But how best to show off your work, and make […] Read more »

Intel’s Chairman Craig Barrett said today that he will step down in May. After 35 years with the company, seven of them as the CEO and almost almost four as chair, Barrett is announcing his departure at a time when the chipmaker is slashing manufacturing, recently […] Read more »

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 »

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 » 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 »

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 », 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 »

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