Stories for Nov. 1, 2008

The count down to election day ticks on and this week we saw a number of political figures taking time to check out cleantech projects, if only for a photo opp. In case the flashbulbs had you in a daze, here are the big clentech headlines […] Read more »

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Paul Polak, a Pop!Tech 2008 featured speaker, has been starting businesses since he was 15. He’s now 75, and says he has succeeded — and failed — with more ventures than he can count. Polak’s first was a strawberry distribution operation in his hometown of Millgrove, […] Read more »

USB has become a part of most of our lives since it became the de facto standard for connecting peripherals to our computers at home and work.  Firewire may have been first on the scene but it’s been solidly bumped by USB since 2.0 became the […] Read more »

Our post about the top 10 web tools for the election got some great suggestions from readers, so we’ve packaged them up for you here. Thanks to everyone who sent in their picks — and don’t forget to vote! Track voter rights news and resources at […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 31, 2008

EETimes reported that Ultra-wideband startup WiQuest has shut its doors. This is a sad day for the more than 120 employees of the Allen, Texas chipmaker and unfortunate for the venture backers who put at least $54 million in the wireless networking company, but it’s something we should prepare to see more of as the wave of startups backing that standard finally run out of money and compelling arguments for the technology Read more »

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One of my personal gripes with iTunes 7 and earlier versions was that the “retention” rules for podcasts were global. You could choose to keep all episodes, all unwatched episodes, the 5 most recent, etc. but that choice would be applied universally to all your different […] Read more »

Despite being an avid OS X user, there are deficiencies in this great OS of ours and many of the ones I focus on center — unsurprisingly — around security. In the plethora of accurate claims of superiority in Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ads, one counter-example […] Read more »

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Sony seems to have a hard time with notebook batteries and have issued a recall of over 100,000 notebook batteries once again.  The batteries are prone to overheat and start smoking and catch fire, although only 19 reports of such incidents have taken place in the […] Read more »

As JKOnTheRun is reporting, Asus president Jerry Shen has told DigiTimes that consumers can expect a $200 netbook in 2009. Asus, of course, was one of the pioneers of the now very fast-growing netbook category, with its diminutive Eee PCs, some of which now sell in […] Read more »

I visited the relatively new AMD campus here in Austin today, where the chipmaker employs about 2,600 people, for an overview of the products and computing trends that the company is keeping its eye on. Below is a quick video I shot of Pat Moorhead, V-P […] Read more »

The debris from Hurricane Ike, a depleted oil field and some biomass power expertise could soon start delivering clean power to the city of Houston, which is still recovering from the third-most destructive hurricane to hit the U.S. Biofuels Power Corp. signed an agreement today to […] Read more »

Do old media and new media have anything in common? Two nights ago I went to a dinner titled “The Future of Content.” Last night I participated in a workshop called “The Next Generation of Advanced Media.” The differences between the two were striking. The first […] Read more »

Ever find that little tool and think, “where have you been all my life?” We’re constantly talking about ways of dealing with information overload, so it’s a happy day when a tool can truly make a difference. Today, that tool is Idea Shower’s ReadItLater. Along the […] Read more »

In a previous article I explained how in the last year I’ve moved the majority of my data to the Cloud. By utilizing MobileMe’s syncing mechanisms, I’m able to do this without sacrificing the “comfort” and “safety” of having all my data local. This not only […] Read more »

Don’t let the ghouls today or the uncertainty of next Tuesday scare you from securing your ticket to NewTeeVee Live! Today is the very last day of our “late bird” special, so step right up and buy your ticket now. Come meet the senior executives from […] Read more »

Duke Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy, two major utilities in the Southeast, have partnered to test a fleet of smart-charging plug-in electric Priuses in what they say will be the country’s first interstate electric car-charging scheme involving multiple utilities. Read more »

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