Stories for Sep. 25, 2008

At WWD, we’ve long recognized that there are many types of web workers: though the stereotypical web worker may be the always-on-the-go, device-laden, “digital bedouin,” there are millions of others in home offices and cubicles who couldn’t do their job without constant internet use. The latest […] Read more »

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The prospect of turning cheap, slimy algae into valuable, high-grade fuels has attracted millions of dollars of investment, including those of Bill Gates. He’s not alone — everyone from airlines to municipalities to foreign federal governments are intrigued by the possibilities. Here’s a roundup of this […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: The return of Monday Night Football not doing it for you? Get your cricket fix online via Willow TV. Earth2Tech: Not everything about solar is sunny, notably some of the substances used to make panels, like cadmium. jkOnTheRun: With the third quarter about to wrap, […] Read more »

The future of the solar power industry may be bright, but solar also has a dark side — some thin-film photovoltaic solar cells contain hazardous substances like Cadmium that can pose a health risk if the solar panel is simply thrown out after it’s done soaking up the sun. Read more »

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As I mentioned in my last post, I attended the first TechCrunch Meetup in Paris on Tuesday. I confess, I don’t enter the tech meatspace very often, generally preferring to observe from afar via the Web. But I couldn’t pass this up. I didn’t find the […] Read more »

Game day in the U.S. usually means a bottle of Bud and football on the television for a few hours. But for Willow TV‘s million registered users across the globe, it means cracking open a Kingfisher, firing up the PC and enjoying literally a day’s worth […] Read more »

Almost a year ago Apple gave us Leopard (OS X 10.5), and along with it came virtual desktops for the masses, in the form of Spaces. For many this was an interesting new way to expand their workspace virtually. For the rest of us [power users?] […] Read more »

Just yesterday we told you about the availability of the Skyfire beta to all in the US and I mentioned getting to interview Nitin Bhandari, the Skyfire CEO at the recent Mobilize conference.  As promised the interview is now available so if you’re interested in the […] Read more »

[qi:_earth2tech] Tonight, come join the Earth2Tech crew at a VIP Reception following the inaugural day of the 2008 West Coast Green conference. We have a packed house with a fantastic number of executives from smart energy and green building companies joining us, and we’d love to […] Read more »

As Republicans in Congress clamor for offshore drilling, Rhode Island’s Republican governor, Don Carcieri, has been looking to tap into offshore wind. The state will reportedly announce today that it’s selected Deepwater Wind for an offshore wind energy project that could cost up to $2 billion. […] Read more »

Earlier this week iRex launched the 1000 series Digital Reader device and I wondered if it actually replaces a printer as opposed to a notebook. Regardless of what it replaces, one thing it won’t have is 3G wireless broadband which some folks were claiming it would. […] Read more »

If you’re not familiar with “netbooks”, you’re missing out on a potentially great little web-working tool. And I do mean little as these are small, fully-functional notebooks that are easy to use on the go. They tend to offer long battery life as well, due to […] Read more »

Toyota is slowly adding more green vehicles beyond its poster child the Prius. Yesterday the Japanese automaker introduced several new alternative fuel initiatives that it hopes will keep it ahead of the curve at its Sustainable Mobility Seminar in Portland. On the top of the list […] Read more »

Stories for Sep. 24, 2008

Last year around this time, we asked the question: What Constitutes an Online Hit? We talked to a number of industry professionals, many of which cited the magic play number of 100,000. But some 12 months later, more people are watching — and making — online […] Read more »

MySpace Music is launching today and will be accessible only to U.S.-based music fans. Some may call it a competitor to Apple’s music store, but that wouldn’t be entirely true, for Apple’s strength is downloads, while MySpace has made a name by allowing streaming of tunes […] Read more »

There are many problems with T-Mobile USA’s 3G plans, as we outlined yesterday. None compare to the seemingly foolish 1 GB bandwidth cap on “unlimited” data plans they are hawking along with the Google Phone. Today, in response to a New York Times query, they seemed […] Read more »

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