Stories for Oct. 7, 2008

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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 »

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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 »

Anything that Google does makes news. Case in point: the Mail Goggles extension to Gmail, fresh out of their Lab. It’s meant to be a sort of double-check on email sending, but I’m not convinced that it’s a good solution, or even that there’s a problem […] Read more »

The massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) business is a lucrative one, as consumers typically first pay for the game, then are charged a monthly fee of $10-$15 to keep playing it. At least that’s the case for huge productions like industry leader World of Warcraft, and […] Read more »

One of the inaugural stories on just-launched news site The Daily Beast is a column by the founder and former editor of Mac news and rumors site Think Secret, Nicholas Ciarelli.  The article suggests that Apple is relaxing its notoriously strict veil of secrecy.  Think Secret […] Read more »

Thin-film solar startup Konarka today opened its new manufacturing plant in New Bedford, Mass., which will have a production capacity of 1 gigawatt per year. The 250,000-square-foot plant was previously an advanced printing facility for Polaroid, so Konarka has retrofitted much of the old printing equipment […] Read more »

There are so many available tools and resources on productivity that it’s bound to make one crazy.  I confess that I was one of those productivity addicts who subscribed to all the GTD and lifehacking blogs out there, downloaded all the tools I could find, and […] Read more »

Advertising market research is already being infiltrated by terms like “dramatically lowered expectations,” and even online video — where growth rates are huge because it’s so new — hasn’t been immune to downgrades. Indeed, eMarketer recently chopped its estimate for 2008 U.S. video ad revenue by […] Read more »

Kineto Wireless said today it has raised $15.5 million in additional capital, including funding from Motorola as part of a broader commercial relationship with the company’s home & networks mobility business. Read more »

One of the reasons I dearly love Firefox is how I can make it become a better tool for my work.  Firefox is open virtually all day on every computer that I use and the ability to extend the browsing environment with add-ons is priceless.  I […] Read more »

Smart Device Central shares a short list of ways to de-bloat your smartphone which could be helpful for those new to this type of device. Most of the article explains how to use the standard methods to remove programs on all of the major platforms: BlackBerry, […] Read more »

Silver Spring Networks, a startup working to build the next generation of the smart power grid, says this morning that i’s raising $75 million, led by the green VC folks at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Founded in 2002, Silver Spring is a mature startup and […] Read more »

For those of us who don’t have an iDisk up in the MobileMe cloud, it can be very useful to have a way of easily moving files to an FTP server without opening up your FTP client and moving the file manually. Maybe you want to […] Read more »

If you’ve been enjoying unlimited wireless data access through the GoPhone back-door on AT&T’s network, you’d better enjoy the heck out of it between now and November 12th. That’s the date that this little loophole gets closed says PhoneNews, who got the info from the AT&T […] Read more »

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