Stories for Oct. 31, 2008

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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 »

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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 »

NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) is launching a mobile portal in Japan. The portal goes live today, and will support its hit movie ‘Wanted’ during i… 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 senior executives from ABC, […] Read more »

As a developer and some-time designer, I’m always on the lookout for tools to make communicating with customers easier. For many things, the textual tools that web workers reach for are sufficient: email, wikis, project management systems, instant messages, and so on. But sometimes you just […] Read more »

It’s Friday the 31st of October and that means only one chilling thing… it’s time for our first annual Halloween App Store Roundup. On this frightful Friday, we went bobbing for a selection of the most spooktacular Apps created just for Halloween. This Halloween we’re looking […] Read more »

Google Labs is starting to collect some really cool features that bring GMail to a new level of usefulness and the SMS chat feature now available is really neat.  The new SMS Chat feature enables sending SMS text messages from GMail to any mobile phone which […] Read more »

Joyent, a Sausalito, Calif.-based cloud storage startup, says the economic downturn is bringing on the good times and that since August its annualized revenue is up more than 25%. Is Joyent’s good fortune a sign utility computing will get a boost from the glum economy?

The 19-employee company provides scalable cloud storage and got a start with a seed round four years ago and is cashflow positive, according to Rod Boothby, Joyent’s V-P of platform evangelism. Read more »

Every time around this year I get ghostly pangs of gastro-intestinal discomfort as I’m haunted by memories of eating bags and bags of candy in a single sitting. I also get secretly excited about the one time of the year I’m able to play dress-up in […] Read more »

A little over a week after Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk said that the company had pulled back from raising a $100 million round because of the credit crunch, Musk tells Reuters (and Tesla confirmed with us this morning) that the electric car maker plans […] Read more »

TV Watching and Internet Use Complement Each Other; according to a new Nielsen report, the more Internet you use, the more TV you watch; 31 percent of in-home Internet activity takes place while the user watches TV. (emailed release) Time Warner to Raise Cable, DVR Rates; […] Read more »

We’ve heard this before in the market, but I suspect this time a $200 netbook will become a reality. Watch for it in 2009 says Asus president, Jerry Shen by way of DigiTimes. I’d expect a netbook costing two bills will be a fairly bare-bones unit […] Read more »

As we continue to slide into a dire economic correction, a silver lining is starting to emerge around the dot-com crash. By pushing a lot of froth out of the system several years ago, it has spared us from a true “Perfect Storm” of an economic crisis in 2008. Read more »

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