Stories for Oct. 15, 2008

As much stick as the Mac Web rumoristas and “insider” channelers take from advocates of “serious journalism,” over the years they have proved to be right more often than not, and leading up to yesterday’s new Apple MacBook announcements, it’s now confirmed that they’ve been batting […] Read more »

In this crumbling economy, maybe a working knowledge of how to manufacture cocaine isn’t such a bad thing. From Lonely Planet comes this behind-the-scenes look at a cocaine lab, complete with recipe! Meanwhile, a recent trend in online video has been shorts-that-look-like-porn-but-aren’t, with not always great […] Read more »

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Robotics are making a move in the world of solar. Earth2Tech has video and pictures of cleantech robotics from Solar Power International in San Diego. Read more »

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Reports are coming in that Apple’s new MacBooks and MacBook Pros are selling out in retail stores around the world. Apple’s flagship San Francisco store reportedly had no stock as of this morning, and our own David Appleyard apparently scored the last new MBP at the […] Read more »

Many noticed (and lamented) the lack of a 17-inch version of the updated MacBook Pro at yesterday’s notebook event. For those interested in Apple’s Pro line of laptops, screen real estate is a valuable commodity indeed. Designers need the space for working on large documents and […] Read more »

Innovalight, a thin-film solar startup developing photovoltaic silicon ink, has received $5 million in debt financing from Leader Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The startup looks to be ramping up for production as it previously announced it had raised $5 million in equipment lease financing from […] Read more »

Mobile browser maker Opera today is announcing MAMA, a research project designed to show people the insides of web pages. MAMA began as a research project aimed at tracking more URLs than previous web page categorization efforts, and will eventually open to the public as a search engine. Read more »

GigaOM is proud to support the 24th annual SIIA CODiE Awards. Presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE Awards stand out as the only peer-reviewed awards honoring excellence, vision and innovation in software, education technology and digital content. We encourage you to […] Read more »

I just got back home from a trip to the Apple Store.  Geek that I am I trekked to get you some hands-on photos of the new MacBooks because that’s what I do.  What I found was…. nothing.  In spite of the clear statement that Steve […] Read more »

According to John Nack, Principal Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop, the entire Creative Suite 4 is now shipping. Announced in September, the release date itself was not initially specified.  Those looking to test out the new programs before deciding whether or not to upgrade will have […] Read more »

One of my ‘pet peeves’ about OS X is the inability to force a window to remain on top of all the others. Several years ago, when using Windows, this was a functionality that I found invaluable for watching videos and keeping certain web pages or […] Read more »

Most of the talk about solar being integrated with vehicles focuses on solar rooftops that can charge features like air conditioning — the solar roof of the next generation Prius will reportedly power just part of the 2- to 5-kilowatt air conditioning system. But what if […] Read more »

I consider PDF Annotator a “must-have” app if you work with PDFs and own a Tablet PC. That’s an arguable opinion of course, but take it for a 30-day test-drive and see what you think. If you already have tested the software but held off on […] Read more »

We’ve managed to get our hands on a brand new 15″ MacBook Pro and have a collection of photos of the box, packaging and accessories. Initial Impressions The look and feel of the new MacBook Pro is one of luxury. The aluminum shell has clearly enjoyed […] Read more »

I’m going to have to take SIMable’s word on the “unlocks 85% of the world’s phones” bit because I just don’t have the time or travel budget to test every phone in the world. Maybe Verizon’s “can you hear me now?” guy would consider defecting from […] Read more »

In the "at least it’s not the same old, same old" department, AVING has spotted a handset from Sharp that looks and acts like a MID.  The 9225H is surprisingly small and thin yet has a Sharp Zaurus-like keyboard inside that looks pretty darn functional.  It […] Read more »

I just got a promotional email from HP that shows the Mini-Note is now available for $399.  This starting configuration is the low-end version of the netbook: Via processor 512 MB of RAM Suse Linux 4 GB SSD The unit with 1 GB of RAM, 120 […] Read more »

[qi:___wifi]  Cablevision said today it now offers Wi-Fi access to commercial and high-traffic locations across its Long Island, Connecticut and Westchester/Dutchess service areas as an additional service for its high-speed Internet customers. Commuters may enjoy the fact that the Wi-Fi is also available on the commuter […] Read more »

When it comes to web working, Africa is one of the last frontiers. In most sub-Saharan African countries, people tend to use mobile phones more than the Internet for business-related activities and communications. Factors contributing to this are high illiteracy rates and linguistic diversity. Read more »

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