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The Role of Coal in Presidential Politics: “Clean coal” has many technical hurdles, so why is it almost always part of proposed energy plans? Maybe it has something to do with the fact the the coal lobby has sponsored many of the debates during this election […] Read more »

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The recent bill dedicated to improving the nation’s broadband profile has passed the Senate — albeit with a few changes to render it less problematic for telecom companies. The modified version of the Broadband Data Improvement Act that is now before President Bush is aimed at […] Read more »

Google has just posted the first three videos in an ongoing series of technology roundtables that it is hosting. The discussions are pretty esoteric at times, but anyone interested in advanced computing topics such as working with web search, the cloud, clusters, and speech technology will […] Read more »

There’s growing concern that public opinion polls, which do not include cellphones aren’t accurate because of the rising number of younger p… Read more »

Secretive thin-film solar startup Solyndra unveiled for the first time today its solar module design for commercial rooftops and funding totaling more than $600 million. The company says its design can cut the cost of installing solar rooftops in half and reduce installation time by a […] Read more »

Sorry for the MC Hammer play, but I try to have fun to offset bad news. Here’s the deal: the HTC Touch HD you might be salivating over isn’t Coming to America like Eddie Murphy. In a recent Twitter posting, a company rep says: “sad news, […] Read more »

Speculation has surfaced recently that StumbleUpon, a social media utility that was acquired by eBay in April 2007 for around $75 million, was back on the market. If true, I think eBay should sell it to Digg in exchange for equity in the combined entity. Before you call me crazy, hear me out. Continue Reading. Read more »

I hate outlining.  There, I feel better having said that, but I hate the writing process without outlining even more than I hate doing them.  The recent conversation about pen and paper making for better thinkers ties directly into the process I use for writing articles.  […] Read more »

YouTube today announced it has added the option to incorporate e-commerce links from videos on its site to relevant iTunes and Amazon products. The move was expected, as YouTube CEO Chad Hurley described doing exactly that at a talk in June and such links have been […] Read more »

It’s been four long years since AIM 4.7 for Macintosh was released by AOL.  The screenshots on their product page still show the horizontal pinstripes of the original release of OS X.  The version was old.  Some would say languishing in neglect.  Really, though, since iChat […] Read more »

About three weeks ago, we reported that Apple had issued a recall on the small form-factor USB wall charger that was included with the iPhone 3G. Apparently there was a slim chance that the prongs could break off in the outlet, and Apple didn’t want to […] Read more »

I love Firefox but and have always wished I could have it running on my mobile devices.  Sure Opera Mobile is really good but it’s not Firefox.  Mozilla has been working on Firefox Mobile for a very long time, forever it seems, but word is coming […] Read more »

BitGravity Adjusts Video Delivery Quality to Match Connection; CDN launched a new API today that lets content distributors automatically tweak the quality of video stream delivered, based on the quality of the user’s connection. (VentureBeat) Candidates Urge Networks to Free Up Debate Footage; letters from Obama […] Read more »

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