Stories for Nov. 4, 2008

From the news reports of long lines, it looks like voter turnout will soar above the anemic 35-50 percent of presidential elections past, and anyone eager to track early indications of how the outcome will swing can turn to the web for clues. Judging by Google’s […] Read more »

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between professional industry analysts and Apple fanboys coming up with dream specs for their ideal notebook. Such is the case with the most recent prediction by Neil Mawston of Strategy Analytics. His call for the (immediate) future of the […] Read more »

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Netbooks have tackled the world by storm due to their low price, often just $300-$500.  Small useful little laptops that can hit the web running.  Word has been trickling out this week that major carriers are planning on introducing netbooks at super cheap subsidized pricing to […] Read more »

The FCC today opened up the wireless communications market with its approval of a plan to allow independent devices to operate in the spectrum between digital TV channels; it also OKd the merger of spectrum between Sprint and Clearwire as well as Verizon’s $28.1 billion deal to buy Alltel, creating two new wireless networks backed, in part, by Google. Read more »

Despite the pressures of the economic downturn and caution among most of its customers, Dell continues to see opportunity in its enterprise infrastructure and service business, Senior VP Paul Bell said at the Dreamforce conference today. He noted that Web 2.0, social-networking companies and other firms […] Read more »

First, the good news: SingTel reported in a filing to the Singaporean exchange today that it had sold 170,000 iPhones since launching the ha… Read more »

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The election here in the states is in full swing and we figured you may be wondering where to get good coverage of the results as they unfurl.  Our sister blog NewTeeVee has produced an excellent summary of coverage that can be found online and you […] Read more »

Atlanta-based Suniva said today it has started fabricating its first line of solar cells at its Norcross, Ga. facility. Current capacity is 32 megawatts but Suniva plans to increase that to 175 megawatts by 2010. Read more »

Say you’re looking for the perfect place to watch the election results pour in tonight, but your living room seems too lonely, your favorite blog seems too impersonal, and (depending on how the vote goes) your neighborhood bar may break out into a fight. How about […] Read more »

Herman Miller, the creator of the wildly popular Aeron chair, have built a high-end chair that will make you all the more comfortable as you sit for eight hours staring in disbelief at your plummeting stock portfolio. At $1,600 the Embody chair doesn’t come cheap, but […] Read more »

Dear America, if you won’t do what famous people tell you to do, will you do what an adorable small child tells you to do? Four-year-old Truett says vote! And YouTube’s Video Your Vote site, collating user videos of their voting experiences, is now in full […] Read more »

The VooDoo Envy 133 is a notebook to lust after and that just got easier to do.  HP has integrated the VooDoo operation into the main notebook unit and as a result the Envy 133 just got $200 cheaper.  Starting today the Envy 133 price is […] Read more »

In a previous post here at WWD, I gave a list of four essential contacts for web workers. The list included a mentor, a newbie, the walking social network, and the non-techie. While those contacts will help you enrich your career, there are other contacts you’ll […] Read more »

In one fell swoop, Apple has put an end to the “speculating.” Stating that their “holiday line-up is set,” Bill Evans, an Apple spokesman, has put to bed the rumors that were circulating Apple news sites stating an update to the iMac and Mac mini was […] Read more »

A crappy economy, a momentous election? We excuse you for having other things on your mind. But come Nov. 13, if you’re a fan of online video, we sure hope you’ll plop your butt down in San Francisco for our NewTeeVee Live conference. We’re even doing […] Read more »

A crappy economy, a momentous election? We excuse you for having other things on your mind. But come Nov. 13, if you’re a reader of this site, we sure hope you’ll plop your butt down in San Francisco for our NewTeeVee Live conference. We’re even doing […] Read more »

Can’t get that Bluetooth device to pair with a PC? Lost your manual so you don’t know what services your Bluetooth headset actually supports? Just like digging through databases of information to prep for Trivial Pursuit: the Bluetooth Edition? Whichever the case, the Bluetooth SIG has […] Read more »

I’ve noticed a common denominator in some of the netbooks I’ve seen of late: the integrated microphone is sub-par. And while many folks don’t use a netbook for audio recording or voice communications, I’ve found that the form factor makes for a great little Skype machine. […] Read more »

I thought that might get your attention. Well, boatload might be an exaggeration, although how about 8GB of free storage space? More importantly, how about they support either the Mac or the iPhone? As part of any backup solution, having offsite storage is pretty key these […] Read more »

It’s been a busy few weeks for the team at online meeting service Yuuguu, with the announcement of Linux and Flash clients as well as support for Google Talk users. Earlier today the company rounded out its ‘Yuuguu Inside’ strategy by extending its integration of Google […] Read more »

Break to Show Full-length Films; company moves beyond clips in a bid to reach advertisers, movies available to include Ghostbusters, Men in Black and The Fifth Element. (MediaPost) Clearleap Gets $3.3 Million; company looking to a combo of set-top boxes and partnerships with TV service providers […] Read more »

Maybe Larry Ellison was right — maybe cloud computing has been so overhyped that the term now applies to pretty much anything. A perfect example:’s Dreamforce event. After riding the SasS wave to a market capitalization of $3.7 billion, it seems co-founder and CEO Marc […] Read more »

The big day is finally here, folks! You can have your say in how the federal and local governments will deal with clean energy, alternative transportation, getting the U.S. off foreign oil and fighting climate change. Obviously there’s the historic presidential election, but there are also […] Read more »

The Fujitsu P16xx series has been a great Tablet PC series, I should know I bought both the P1610 and the P1620.  Fujitsu must be needing higher sales numbers as they have just announced the latest refresh in the series, the P1630.  This convertible notebook retains […] Read more »

I was thinking we’d soon have to retire our UMPC category but Fujitsu just gave it a stay of execution. The follow-up to the U810 UMPC is now available says jkkmobile and for $999 it can be yours. That’s the starting price of a Windows Vista […] Read more »

For those of you who don’t know, Apple is currently embroiled in a legal dispute over former IBM exec Mark Papermaster, whom they recently lured away from the IT firm. The apparent purpose of pinching Papermaster, according to news this week, is to replace iPod chief […] Read more »

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