Stories for Sep. 12, 2008

The iPhone comes to the rescue again. The WSJ reports in a lengthy feature that the time for mobile games may finally be arriving, thanks to… Read more »

Hard times for the U.S. corn ethanol industry doesn’t always mean plants officially get the boot — sometimes it’s a more subtle move, like ignoring a planned plant til it’s basically kaput. That’s the case for Ford Heights Ethanol, at least according to Bloomberg, which says […] Read more »

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Firefox users may have seen the blog announcement from Mozilla Labs last month introducing Ubiquity. Ubiquity is an “experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more […] Read more »

Filmmaker Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) will debut his new film The Princess of Nebraska for free on YouTube on Oct. 17th, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will appear in YouTube’s Screening Room, the section of the site devoted to independent and art […] Read more »

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The Justice Department this week lost an appeal that would have allowed the government to use cell phone data to track your location without having probable cause. A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that such tracking could violate […] Read more »

Toshiba has let the gato fuera de la bolsa in Mexico as jkkmobile has uncovered.  The specs are the same as we told you before: 8.90inch 1024 x 600 screenIntel 1.6Ghz Atom1GB RAM120GB HDD or SSDLAN, Wifi, 3 x USB and SD slotXP Home We’ve seen […] Read more »

When it comes to all the gadget-y things that now fill up our world — from computers to mobile phones — we should thank Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce, the inventors of the integrated circuit. Fifty years ago today, while all of his colleagues were on […] Read more »

The folks behind GoPotato.tv, makers of Eli’s Dirty Jokes and Tato Salad, have accumulated some 20 million views for their seven original series in the last two years. Tyler and James McFadden have raised money from friends and family and made some through the YouTube partner […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 11, 2008

So when the first ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates aired, I was mildly confused and more than anything really wanted to give it a chance. But this evening Microsoft aired the second ad in the series and now I’m really just flat out baffled […] Read more »

As gas prices have soared, more commuters have made the switch to carpooling, and they’re turning to a host of free web-based services. And so a growing number of ride-share startups are following in the footsteps of other Web 2.0 applications providers: targeting the enterprise market. Read more »

Segments of the first interview with Sarah Palin since she was picked to be McCain’s second in command were aired on ABC News this evening. In the interview reporter Charles Gibson grills the Alaskan Governor on her foreign policy experience, which leads to a discussion about […] Read more »

Planar Energy Licenses Tech for Thin-Film Li-Ion Battery: Planar has signed an agreement with Policell Technologies for the technology and manufacturing rights for large-format prismatic lithium-ion batteries, potentially for use in mobile and fixed wireless services – Green Car Congress. Portland Hopes to Manufacture Chinese Electric […] Read more »

Keeping up to date on all of your social networks while on the PC is hard enough, but when you’re using your phone, people must flip between… Read more »

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