Stories for Jan. 11, 2009

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Our buds over at WebWorkerDaily are sharing info from Microsoft engineers on power consumption in modern notebooks. Some of you are probably already aware that the display draws the most power. Did you know it was nearly 50%? This is why I favor the newer LED […] Read more »

After our first week proper in 2009, we’ve run smack-bang in to a hurricane of Apple news courtesy of this year’s Macworld event. Over at Apple’s final MacWorld Keynote, standing in for Papa Jobs, Uncle Phil unveiled brand new iLife and iWork suites, alongside completing the […] Read more »

Heavy traffic put Windows 7 beta download on hold yesterday, but we’re hearing reports that things are humming along nicely now in Redmond. Here’s the link in case you missed it: you can find both the 32- and 64-bit versions. Early reports of installs and impressions […] Read more »

The CES 2009 is still going although it’s obvious today that a lot of attendees have had enough and are not attending today.  Kevin and I will be seeing a few things today that we’ve got on our short list of things we must see first-hand.  […] Read more »

I like this concept from Celio because it leverages the smartphone platform, and more importantly, your data. They showed me this working mock-up. Look close because the automobile dashboard is solely a representative picture. It’s the 7-inch touchscreen display that’s real. That screen is commonly available […] Read more »

Pubescent, cracked-voice TV teen Peter Brady (and his TV siblings) once sang: “It’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange.” Fast forward to today, and you’ll see Christopher Knight, aka Peter Brady (and you kids might know him better from his reality show “My Fair Brady”), […] Read more »

Updated: Old-media newsrooms are dying, as are some of their less-lucky online rivals. One seemingly immune cottage industry has emerged: chronicling the demise. A Twitter feed focusing on this grim theme has gathered 8,400 followers, and the parade of unsavory little scoops is relentless and oddly […] Read more »

Written by Max Bloom. A 20-foot great white shark came at you while you were diving, and your friends want evidence. Good thing you had along your Liquid Image underwater digital camera mask. Liquid Image’s latest offering, a diving mask that records HD video in 720p/30fps […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 9, 2009

I haven’t found the BenQ U101 here at the show, but you’ll be able to get your own here in the U.S. Yesterday, the company changed their minds and decided to market the device here in the U.S. But don’t hold your breath for this 10.1-inch […] Read more »

The poor economy dominated the scene at CES this year, and it led highly anxious exhibitors to highlight lower prices for gadgets like netbooks, cell phones, and A/V devices. The jittery economy is pushing consumers to look for value, and aggressive price points are the best […] Read more »

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