Stories for Nov. 12, 2008

President-elect Obama promised during his campaign to create a “Google for government.” Now that he’s on his way to the White House, let’s imagine what this might look like, and how such a tool could change the way people relate to those tasked with running our […] Read more »

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I do a fair bit of video editing and I have upgraded my arsenal of tools throughout the years. Each time I go for something that can pack a little bit more punch in terms of video editing. However there is a problem with this, a […] Read more »

Is mobile online conferencing on smartphones poised to become a killer app? There are some efforts to make it so, even though some may question whether the size of the displays on phones and other issues make the success of such applications prohibitive. PC World has […] Read more »

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Over the years we have seen the gradual separation of phone numbers from geographical location. To date, Skype’s SkypeIn service has been the best demonstration of this trend; even though I live and work just outside Toronto, Canada, I have a Palo Alto, Calif., SkypeIn number […] Read more »

Guitar Rock Tour has arrived to challenge Tap Tap Revenge‘s rhythm-action throne. The new arrival touts a bevy of terrific tunes to tap along to, plus the option to play drums or guitar, loads of characters and unlockable awards. While Guitar Rock Tour may be Rock […] Read more »

Intel (INTC) after the close of markets today issued its fourth-quarter revenue forecast — something it had said it would do on Dec. 4 — and as expected, cut its guidance by some $1 billion. Read more »

A tiny clamshell UMPC has appeared from UMID that reminds me of the uber-small Fujitsu U810.  The Korean device has a 4.8-inch screen and a bunch of connectivity options including WiBro, WiMAX, HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth for starters.  Couple all of that with a 1.33 GHz […] Read more »

Freescale Semiconductor said today that it is teaming up with McLaren Electronic Systems to build regenerative braking systems for Formula 1 race cars. The energy would be released with a special “boost button.” Think Knight Rider meets Prius. Read more »

Six years ago, when I wanted to make a conference call involving five participants, Bell Canada wanted to charge me $0.55 per minute per participant, resulting in a $165 cost for a one hour call. All those participants had to be in North America and a […] Read more »

Using Flash based content for your sales, marketing or training can be an effective and impressive way to present your message. It can also be expensive. When the content you created last month needs tweaking, it’s back to the developer to program your changes. Flypaper wants […] Read more »

Apple’s user interface is heralded as a sleek, modern experience. A great deal of attention is paid to the design of icons, and a guide is published to help ensure that developers also create icons which meet the standards of OS X. If you’d like to […] Read more »

[qi:114] So much for the Obama bump. The markets have resumed their downward spiral, making clear that our economic conditions aren’t going to improve anytime soon. The impact of this sustained selling is even being felt by companies that were, until recently, deemed bulletproof — among […] Read more »

I was playing Texas Hold’em on the iPhone the other day when it struck me: If Apple allowed one-touch financial transactions inside apps — in the case of Texas Hold’em, for example, to buy $1,000 of poker chips for $1 — the consequences could be huge. […] Read more »

T. Boone Pickens, the hedge fund manager with a plan to get the U.S. off of foreign oil, is stalling the financing of his massive wind farm due to the debt markets, Pickens tells us. Pickens says he was originally planning to finance his 4,000-MW wind […] Read more »

It’s almost here! Our second-annual NewTeeVee Live conference is less than 24 hours away. If you’re not one of the 500 people with a ticket to the show, you can still tune in to our live-stream here, our live red carpet interviews here, and our live-blogging […] Read more »

The addition of Gmail Voice and Video Chat to Google’s list of services brought back to mind a question I’ve been thinking about for a while: have we gone past the saturation point in having different ways to chat with people? Even if you count only […] Read more »

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