Stories for Oct. 3, 2008

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If you work from a laptop frequently, as many web workers do, you probably know the frustration of not getting all day battery life. The battery manufacturers and fuel cell community have been claiming for years that they’ll deliver all day power, but a lot of […] Read more »

Celebrities — they care about using their power for good. They all want you to vote (for Obama). And they’re making videos about it! Most of them, however, are kind of bad. Here are the five (plus one) most recent celebrity get-out-the-vote videos we’ve seen, ranked […] Read more »

It took a financial crisis, but the U.S. Congress has finally extended the investment and production tax credits that are so vital for the cleantech industry. Congress had long fought over how to pay for the renewable energy tax credits and voted against them eight times […] Read more »

Today’s launch of a $400 touch-screen e-Reader from Sony had me eager to whip out my credit card, but the mess on Wall Street stopped me cold. Even with the $700 billion bailout, there are going to be some serious consequences for companies — among them […] Read more »

The internets are currently abuzz with rumors of a new, genre-bending product due out of Cupertino, possibly at the speculated October Mac event. Though most agree it likely isn’t a building material to be used with mortar in the construction of buildings, there are a number […] Read more »

Update: If you’re looking for more information on the Canadians who pranked Sarah Palin by pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy, our post is here. NBC.com celebrated 25 million unique visits in September, serving almost 29 million short-form video streams. Among the biggest draws to […] Read more »

The MSI Wind with the 10-inch screen is one of the top netbooks to beat so when MSI released the U90, the 8.9-inch brother it sounded pretty good.  Laptop Magazine has reviewed the U90 and basically say MSI screwed up a good thing.  The U90 uses […] Read more »

Auto shows can be like fashion shows, where the designers bring out both their bread-and-butter designs, as well as things more fanciful. Debuting at the Paris Auto Show that starts this weekend, Renault’s Z.E. Concept car seems to be a little of both Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s GigaNET sponsors: Accenture: “The Innovation Dilemma: How to Achieve High Performance through Superior Research & Development” (free download) Volo Media: Dynamic advertising for downloadable audio and video Peer1: ValuePro Managed Hosting Plan, $299/mo Ki Work: Take control of […] Read more »

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1863410&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1Turning the Iphone into a Wireless Router from John Chow on Vimeo. We don’t often cover apps for jailbroken iPhones, but the topic of using a 3G phone as a WiFi hotspot to share the connection is one we’ve shared before. Apps like WMWiFiRouter and JoikuSpot […] Read more »

Our big NewTeeVee Live conference is fast approaching, and you’ll need to act fast if you want to snag some tickets at our deep-discounted rate. Special Early Bird tickets are only available through this Sunday, October 5th. Buy now and save $200 off the regular ticket […] Read more »

Our big NewTeeVee Live conference is fast approaching, and you’ll need to act fast if you want to snag some tickets at our deep-discounted rate. Special Early Bird tickets are only available through this Sunday, October 5th. Buy now and save $200 off the regular ticket […] Read more »

Even non-fans of netbooks have to agree: these little notebooks are becoming more hackalicious by the day. Take the above homebrew UMPC for example. The creator cobbled this together with an Acer Aspire One and a touchscreen kit for a small but usuable slatebook. It looks […] Read more »

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