Stories for Oct. 7, 2008

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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 »

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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 »

Sure it’s not like back in the early 2000s, when those crooks from Enron were driving the prices of bandwidth down into the ground, but even today prices on Internet bandwidth continue to fall. If you are a consumer, however, there’s a good chance you’re wondering […] Read more »

Subodh Bapat, who heads up computing giant Sun Microsystem’s energy efficiency charge, advocates the notion of “energy-proportional computing.” While most data centers today use basically a constant amount of power regardless of workload, engineers and data center designers are working on making servers use the equivalent […] Read more »

It’s been a long time coming, but AMD said this morning that it has entered into a transaction with the Advanced Technology Investment Company of Abu Dhabi to create an independent semiconductor manufacturing foundry called The Foundry Company. As part of the spin-out of AMD’s fabrication […] Read more »

The now non-existent iPhone developer NDA seems to have been holding back a flood of useful and diverse information. IBM has contributed to this information deluge with their release of a tutorial (registration required), authored by PJ Cabrera, on how to use the Eclipse C Development […] Read more »

If the V-P candidates’ lukewarm responses on climate change last week failed to satisfy your hunger for a serious energy debate, perhaps an opportunity to join T. Boone Pickens in an online forum about energy issues during Tuesday’s face-off will. Pickens and Carl Pope, executive director […] Read more »

Stories for Oct. 6, 2008

Green building materials startup Serious Materials officially announced the availability of its eco-windows, ThermaProof, on Tuesday, which it says can save significant energy in buildings and reduce heating and cooling costs by 40 percent. Serious Materials says its windows are so energy efficient that they can […] Read more »

Add Hulu to the list of places live-streaming John McCain and Barack Obama duking it out in their remaining presidential debates. The site will stream NBC’s coverage of Tuesday’s debate from Belmont University in Nashville Tenn. starting at 9 p.m. EST. This is also the first […] Read more »

YouTube is experimenting with two new viewing options for long-form content: “Theater View,” which shoves down creator information, pulls a clip into widescreen mode, and frames it with red curtains, and “Lights Off,” which dims the browser window outside the video player. The options were documented […] Read more »

Social Line Connect is a simple iPhone game with a cross-platform backbone. The free app, which looks similar to Connect Four, was added to the App Store over the weekend. The real point of the no-frills game is playing it with friends — even if they […] Read more »

1 Block Off the Grid Brings Community and Solar Together: 1 Block Off the Grid is a community-based purchasing program for residential solar which negotiates with installers for group discounts. The group’s first block purchase in San Francisco is set to receive solar panels soon – […] Read more »

I sometimes wonder if the folks over in the Googleplex ever sleep. It seems like we have a new product or service update every other day some weeks. Google is now getting even closer to Mac desktops with the release of Update-Engine, a Mac OS X […] Read more »

The Firefox browser from Mozilla is one of the most popular web worker applications, and one of the reasons is that as an open source browser, it’s always been designed for customization. Firefox extensions are a top way to customize, but in this post I’ll cover […] Read more »

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