Stories for Dec. 2, 2008

Apple released the iTunes top-seller and best-of lists for 2008 this week, and Ask A Ninja was once again took top honors on the “Classics” Video Podcast list. On the more traditional media side, Gossip Girl was the top-selling TV season on iTunes while The Dark […] Read more »

I attended the Sustainable Industries Economic Forum in San Francisco this morning, where green jobs guru Van Jones’ opening remarks kicked off the morning with an it’s-a-great-time-to-get-down-to-work tone that was carried on during the following executive panel. While all the speakers — Kevin Surace of Serious […] Read more »

In a measurement of statewide web-surfing speeds, Nevada came out on top with speeds of a mere 781 kbps, and that was far above the not-even-broadband speeds of 322 kbps experienced by users in New Mexico, the lowest ranked state, according to PCMag.com. The technology magazine […] Read more »

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The Dock has become an iconic feature on the OS X operating system, present from the very earliest versions. It provides a unique way to open applications and monitor what is running on your system, while also offering a space to minimize application windows to. While […] Read more »

Docks can be incredibly useful for notebook users who connect to a lot of peripherals at the desk.  One simple cable tug and the notebook is free to hit the gear bag and the street.  They are particularly useful for netbooks that often lack full amenities […] Read more »

Startup Fisker Automotive has unveiled the first production version of its plug-in hybrid, the Karma, and said the car would be on display at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Not much has changed from the prototypes seen since last year’s event; according to the company, […] Read more »

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If our appliances get too smart, can they still be unplugged? People in the UK are about to find out, as smart grid technology will make its way into their kitchens under a new government program that will give away 3,000 smart fridges in the country […] Read more »

Never before have Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales been so carefully tracked as they were this year. The scrutiny makes perfect sense, for the outcome of this shopping season will directly impact our collective economic future. But while there were numerous reports claiming that sales […] Read more »

Netherlands renewable energy developer Econcern announced today that it’s expanding its wind development into China with plans to invest €863million ($1.1 billion) into onshore wind farms in the country. Venture-backed Econcern is teaming up with some big players for the move: CNOOC New Energy, part of […] Read more »

It seems like only yesterday that articles were popping up around the web talking about the unavailability of Apple’s new Premium In-Ear Headphones with Mic and Remote due to the product being redesigned. Wait, it was only yesterday. Well, that was then, and this is now, […] Read more »

YouTube, in an effort to tame and restrict some of the naughtier bits of content that make it onto the site, announced new community guidelines today. –Sniffle– Our little YouTube is getting all growed up. Accordng to a YouTube Blog post, the new rules are: Tightened […] Read more »

We’ve just received word that RIM has relaunched their mobile.blackberry.com site to make it more friendly on Blackberry screens.  The new site is designed to make it easier to interact with the menus and provides a healthy dose of Blackberry tips.  I have been using it […] Read more »

Just a quick reminder that today kicks off a new round of HP Magic Giveaway contests. It amazes me that HP is providing fifty prize packages that are each worth around $6,000! Today marks the beginning of contests at The Gadgeteer, GottaBeMobile, and I Started Something. […] Read more »

Smaller Automakers Line Up With Big Three for DOE Loans: A $25 billion auto industry loan program from the Department of Energy is open to any company with a plan to make more fuel-efficient cars. Startups EcoMotors, XP Vehicles, and Tesla Motors have applied under the […] Read more »

The closure of Pownce, which was announced Monday via posts by co-founder Leah Culver and her new employer, blog software company Six Apart, didn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who’s followed Pownce since its launch last year. Despite help from co-founders like Kevin […] Read more »

Blockbuster Partners with Microsoft; two companies plan to use the “Live Mesh” software platform to distribute movies to mobile devices. (Dallas Morning News) 5min Launches Syndication Network; VideoSeed will match relevant how-to videos to keywords used on partner sites. (TechCrunch) AMPTP Says It’s Making WGA New […] Read more »

Ars Technica are reporting that Apple has taken the decision to offer no-fee licenses to companies that develop products utilizing the DisplayPort connection, with the aim of accelerating the port’s ascension to a ‘de facto’ standard. Having recently announced that they will be transitioning their entire […] Read more »

We’ve always wondered why, if high-profile Texas energy storage startup EEstor has such disruptive technology, it did an exclusive deal with small Toronto-based electric automaker Zenn Motor Co. for small- and mid-sized cars. EEstor’s energy storage technology can supposedly provide 10 times the energy of lead-acid […] Read more »

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