Stories for Nov. 17, 2008

Coskata and sugar producer US Sugar are in formal negotiations to build a 100 million gallon per year, $400 to $450 million ethanol plant that can turn sugar cane material into ethanol. The announcement was spurred by US Sugar and the state of Florida coming to an agreement over the sale of US Sugar’s land for $1.34 billion. Read more »

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Our friends at Vaja Cases have notified us they are now partnered with Rivet, maker of cases and clip systems.  Rivet has high tech clips that secure just about any gear and their phone and laptop cases look very nice.  I particularly like the leather messenger […] Read more »

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a client wants you to transfer a project, including your intact file structure, remotely over the internet. FTP is an easy solution, right? If you have the space, and if your client is web-savvy enough to know what […] Read more »

In a previous article I described the abundant tutorials and tips Apple supplies online for their various software products. In this article I’ll examine two other ways Apple provides learning tools for their software. Resources Apple’s resources pages contain numerous links to information on a particular […] Read more »

Ethanol producer Aventine is putting one of its planned ethanol plants on hold and extending the timeline of the construction of another. It’s the latest sign that the financial crisis is battering the already troubled ethanol industry. Read more »

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As a web worker who cares about your career, it’s just plain good sense to do what you can to make sure that your income survives increased competition. Fortunately, WWD has offered plenty of advice on that score over the years. Here are an even dozen of our best articles and tips for supercharging your career. Read more »

One of the first true Intel Atom MIDs is finally showing its face in the world. Actually the Aigo P8860 it’s showing its backside, profile and slide-out QWERTY keyboard thanks to fine coaching by video director Steve Paine. Don’t worry, the film is safe for all […] Read more »

Japanese electronics maker Kyocera believes solar’s star is rising, and the company said it plans to expand its solar cell production to keep up with growing global demand, building a new large-scale solar cell manufacturing facility in Yasu City. Kyocera said it will be the company’s […] Read more »

Silverlight 3 to Include h.264 Support; next version of Microsoft’s video player (due next year) will incorporate the high-quality video standard and will also include 3D support and GPU hardware acceleration. (Scott Guthrie’s Blog) Raised $5.2 Million; funding announcement originally didn’t have a dollar figure, […] Read more »

Tubular solar startup Solyndra today announced a $320 million deal with Carlisle Energy Services, a newly formed division of Carlisle Construction Materials. The deal is for 100 megawatts of panels over five years which will be installed with Carlisle’s reflective roofing membrane. Read more »

Many of us who have embraced The Web as the place for our stuff have looked to applications like Backpack, Evernote, or Google Notebook as places to store all of the things that we need to get or stay organized. While most apps of this type […] Read more »

For the first time ever, a supercomputer using Nvidia chips has achieved a spot on the Top 500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers released late Friday. The Nvidia-containing machine is ranked 29 and is a cluster built by NEC and Sun that uses chips from Nvidia, Intel and AMD. Read more »

As an aspiring videoblogger and indy filmmaker, I’ve been eying mDialog for a while but had yet to wrap my head around what it actually offered. I also had a strange first introduction to mDialog that may have clouded my view of the site. Luckily, I […] Read more »

This coming February will see the first anniversary of Adobe AIR, the company’s cross-platform bridge between computer and web. And when I say computer, I don’t just mean the traditional desktop or laptop. At this week’s Adobe MAX conference, attendees will get a taste of the […] Read more »

The recession won’t cut too deeply into wireless data spending in the U.S., according to data sent over last night by Chetan Sharma of Chetan Sharma Contulting. Sharma concludes that the rise in consumer smart phones mean that data spending by consumers will offset cuts in plans caused by increased job loss and data subscriptions paid for by the employer. Read more »

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) incentive was a success last year in spite of lacking a major outlet for getting the orders in.  This program produces and sells the cheap ($199) laptops and combined with the Buy 1 Get 1 for yourself promotion distributed 160,000 […] Read more »

Targus, a company more popularly associated with its extensive line of laptop cases, also markets computer accessories. One of their newer introductions is the Targus USB 2.0 4-Port Bend-A-Hub, a modestly-priced, useful add-on and an excellent gift suggestion or stocking stuffer for computer users on your […] Read more »

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