Stories for Nov. 11, 2008

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The wait is over for HTC’s FUZE on AT&T as the device with the intuitive TouchFlo 3D is now available for $299 after rebate and two-year commitment. I’d say the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device is pretty much loaded: Integrated aGPS, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 + […] Read more »

Electric Power Research Institute is heading up research that will examine whether taking steam from solar thermal projects and adding them to conventional fossil fuel power plants can help reduce fuel costs and plant emissions. Read more »

Libraries Can Download Starz Content for Free; arrangement brokered by Ohio-based OverDrive, which provides public libraries with digital content. (paidContent) Orca Partners With Yuxing for Integrated IPTV Set-top Boxes; the pre-integrated IPTV box will offer HD, MPEG-4 and CPVR and is based on Orca’s SUI SDK. […] Read more »

You’d think that after over two years of covering ultra-mobile devices, you’d have quite an arsenal of useful information. Getting that information into a concise usable format can be a challenge though. That’s why I’m extremely impressed with Steve Paine’s Ultra Mobile Computing Buyers Guide for […] Read more »

Virtualization software has come a long way since the days of Virtual PC on PPC Macs. Microsoft’s Windows-enabling program was more of a parlor trick than fully functional software. These days, Parallels Desktop, version 4.0 of which is available today for purchase, makes running a virtual […] Read more »

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A new study published Nov. 8 by independent warranty provider SquareTrade has shown that over the course of the first year of ownership, the iPhone is more reliable than both BlackBerry and Palm handsets. The study dealt with failure rates for a sample pool of over […] Read more »

Nokia Siemens Networks plans to cut an additional 1,300 employees as part of an overall restructuring. The telecommunications equipment maker has cut about 6,000 workers and plans to lay off a total of about 9,000 before its restructuring is complete. Read more »

The trend in notebooks continues to give us skinnier devices and that trend continues with the Samsung X460, a thin powerful notebook as reviewed by Laptop Magazine.  We’ll have to disagree with Laptop that a 14-inch notebook can be called "ultra-portable" but the X460 is certainly […] Read more »

Whatever system hardware you’re using, including the port-impoverished new 13″ MacBooks, SimpleTech’s new Duo Pro Drive should have you covered. The Duo Pro supports a variety of different backup options, including Apple’s OS X 10.5 Time Machine as well as SimpleTech’s own Fabrik Ultimate Backup, and […] Read more »

Last week brand-new video startup Encoding.com was named a finalist in Amazon’s Start-Up Challenge, one of seven in the running for $100,000 in cash and Amazon Web Services credits and a possible investment from Amazon. Resource-intensive video startups have a pretty good record in the competition […] Read more »

Solar stocks continue to have a rough time. In stark contrast to 2007, when the bigger names in the sector were rallying month after month on the promise of solar power, there is no clear sign of where the bottom is. Just when it looks like […] Read more »

Stories for Nov. 10, 2008

Though my Dad is a clever chap – an old school Maker –  he never had the chance at a higher education and as a consequence would force me to watch historical and educational shows as a kid. One of these were the televised lectures of […] Read more »

Users of IMVU, the popular web-based virtual chat room network profiled on GigaOM last June, can purchase songs from a catalog of 1 million tracks, either as a stream to be played within IMVU or as DRM-free MP3s they can play anywhere. Read more »

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