Stories for Sep. 29, 2008

We wanted to thank everyone who attended our rockin’ party at West Coast Green last week — the event was a smashing success and we hope everyone had a great time. (Anyone have a report on the Hunter Lovins’ after party?) Our team snapped these photos, […] Read more »

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Worried that you might run out of storage space on that cell-phone? SanDisk doesn’t want you losing sleep at night wondering what music you’ll have to move from one memory card to another. That’s why they introduced high-capacity, 16-GB microSD cards today. The small flash memory […] Read more »

Last Friday I was given a tour of HP’s factory floors in Houston, where it makes high-value custom servers for clients. The pictures I took document all the steps involved, from gathering the boards and chips to the shipping of individual servers, with a quick shot of an HP system being built. Read more »

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A dramatic Reuters report about a supposed flaw in Flash video delivery that allows users to download Amazon movies and TV shows for free is being refuted by Adobe. The software maker appears to be blaming the problem on Amazon for neglecting to properly use its […] Read more »

The failed passage of a financial bailout bill has taken a harsh toll on most corners of the stock market, but few sectors saw steeper one-day declines Monday than solar stocks. That’s largely because there was a second piece of bad news coming from Congress that […] Read more »

I was cruising in Best Buy this afternoon to see what trouble I could find and lo and behold was surprised to see this: This surprised me for a couple of reasons, 1) because it was the only netbook in attendance even though so many are […] Read more »

Does anyone else find it weird that the rejection of the $700 billion bailout plan was a day of unlucky sevens? The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 777.7 for the day. I wrote over the weekend a post that rounded up what some of the big […] Read more »

Apple dominates music and consumer mobility. The MacBook is selling in record numbers. But despite making consumer-friendly products for the whole family, Apple has failed in an increasingly important market that includes TV, movies, music and gaming, and will soon encompass videoconferencing, education and more: The […] Read more »

As wind farm developments have soared in the U.S., turbine makers are finding they can barely keep up. Northern Power Systems said its parent company, Wind Power Holdings, has completed a $37 million round of financing to boost its turbine manufacturing business, led by RockPort Capital […] Read more »

Let’s face it. iWeb allows just about anyone to create a website in minutes with little to absolutely no knowledge of web design. Add some text, drag and drop a few pictures… and BAM! you’ve got yourself a slick looking website. The only problem? It looks […] Read more »

Never before has the story of our 9th president, William Henry Harrison, been told with such pathos, or such high levels of intoxication. That’s right — it’s another installment of Derek Waters’ web series Drunk History! And now that Revision3 announced its “farm team” of beta […] Read more »

There are major transformations underway in the U.S. electric grid, driven by an aging infrastructure and growing concern over the environment. Well-established firms, like IBM and SAP, have launched energy practices aimed at capturing emerging opportunities to revolutionize the way electricity is delivered to our homes. […] Read more »

Written by Liane Cassavoy. Tivo’s excellent software is coming to a PC near you. TiVo and Nero have teamed up on a new product, called Nero LiquidTV | TiVo PC, that will turn your PC into a TiVo-equipped TV. The $200 product will include a copy […] Read more »

Baidu Invests $15M in UiTV; takes a 8.3 percent stake in the Internet TV platform, which will power the Chinese search engine’s authorized movie and TV distribution. (release) ON Networks to Charge for Distribution; company has brought together some 100 million viewers across distribution platforms and […] Read more »

We always like a good utility here at WWD. But we like it even better when two of our favorite utilities start working well together. That’s the case with 1Password and Dropbox: if you’re storing your passwords (and other confidential information) in 1Password, you can now […] Read more »

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