Stories for Oct. 23, 2008

Asus isn’t the only one riding high on the growth of the netbook market. MSI originally expected to move half-a-million Wind netbooks this year, but they’ve revised their forecast. The company figures to sell between 600,000 and 700,000 units before year end. Yup, it’s just a […] Read more »

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Amazon Web Services, which said three weeks ago it would begin offering Windows on its Elastic Compute Cloud in closed beta, has opened the beta service up for all. Even bigger news is the beta tag has been removed from the rest of the EC2 service and it now has an SLA. Read more »

While Firefox 3.1 will include geo-location support, that version of the browser is still in beta. Until then, you can use the Geode concept extension to your current Firefox 3 software and experience some of location-awareness benefits on your notebook. Geode works with Skyhook’s database of […] Read more »

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A UK consumer group has found that nearly 1 million British broadband users have come close to exceeding or have exceeded their broadband caps according to the BBC. The group, uSwitch, also found that five of the nine Internet service providers that advertised “unlimited” access actually had caps. Read more »

At first blush this ad sent in by reader Camus appears to be one of those ads with an error that someone didn’t catch but that seems to be not the case.  This reseller in Spain (I believe that’s where they are) is offering a white […] Read more »

The problem with function keys on a MacBook or MacBook Pro is that they are one-trick ponies; they are either regular or special F-keys, but not both. With FunctionFlip, you can have complete control over those flipping function keys. On the keyboard of a MacBook or […] Read more »

Energy storage and batteries are constantly named as the pressure points of the power grid, our gadgets and the next-generation of electric vehicles — which is why many young startups are hard at work on new innovations. Planar Energy Devices, which was spun out of the […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 22, 2008

In 2004, Andy Bechtolsheim co-founded Arastra, a Menlo Park, Calif-based maker of high-performance 10 GB switches for the data center market. Today the company announced it’s changing its name to Arista Networks and is hiring Jayshree Ullal, a 25-year veteran of the networking business, as its president and CEO. Read more »

We’re beginning to see companies announce their memory upgrade kits for the MacBook and MacBook Pro models. In this example, the cost is $139. Apple wants $150 when you order a system, so it appears that they’re finally only charging a slight premium. This isn’t bad […] Read more »

Written by Adrian Covert. Following previous revelations that TiVo would be teaming up with CinemaNow to provide users with Disney movie rentals straight from their DVRs, they appear ready to unleash that content to the public, with digital film provider Jaman.com also along for the ride. […] Read more »

If you’ve been looking for a program that replicates the experience of sitting next to that favorite, wacky uncle at Thanksgiving dinner and having him conspiratorially whisper hokey but funny jokes in your ear, look no further than iLaugh for the iPhone and iPod touch. The […] Read more »

UN Wants Green New Deal to Save Economy: Ahead of the meeting of the world’s finance leaders at the Financing for Development – Doha Review Conference, the UN’s Environment Program says the solution to the global financial, fuel and food crises is in a clean energy […] Read more »

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