Stories for Sep. 19, 2008

I am in the airport in San Francisco waiting to board a plane to take me back home.  It’s been a great trip but I’m ready to get home to the family and the electricity.  I pulled out my laptop here and turned it on and […] Read more »

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Today Apple released a statement recalling all iPhone 3G ultracompact USB power adapters. It seems a small percentage of the adapters have a predisposition for the metal prongs to snap off in the electrical socket, potentially having some unfortunate side effects. The ultracompact USB adapters were […] Read more »

Updated: Comcast has filed its plan with the Federal Communications Commission detailing how it intends to govern traffic on its network, and says it should affect less than 1 percent of its users. It will start to go live commercially as of Nov. 15, and will […] Read more »

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Starting today and for the next six weeks, Diggnation will be sponsored by Michelob. The deal is significant for the beer-infused show, which runs down the top stories on Digg.com each week, because it’s with such a major brand and it ties in so well to […] Read more »

A version of the open source productivity suite OpenOffice.org version 3.0 is now out in a release candidate offering. While the most recent stable version is recommended for primary use at this point, and the release candidate is primarily for testing, some web workers who use […] 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) Server Beach: By geeks, for geeks Volo Media: Dynamic advertising for downloadable audio and video Ki Work: Take control of […] Read more »

The MIT Energy Initiative has doled its second round of seed funding — $1.7 million in grants in total — to 17 separate projects. The initiative, which was established in September 2006 and first proposed during MIT President Susan Hockfield’s inauguration in May 2005, aims to […] Read more »

ABC launched its new video player today, featuring updated navigation and full-screen viewing — but as we reported earlier this year, no full embeds. The player offers online HD streaming, which takes a second to kick in, but looks good once it gets going. Disappointing is […] Read more »

There’s a new netbook coming to town, but it’s got the same face as many others. What’s the difference then? Averatec’s device wants to be your Buddy. Maybe in name only, but you have to admit that it’s a good name for a companion device. Pricing […] Read more »

We put the debut Mobilize 08 conference to bed yesterday evening after a long day full of interesting conversations, smart panels and most importantly, forecasts for the future of the mobile Internet. Indeed, the reason we wanted to host Mobilize in the first place is because […] Read more »

Venturi Automobiles, the Monaco-based maker of luxury electric cars, says it is looking to build an assembly plant for electric vehicles in the Ouest Park zone near Sablé-sur-Sarthe in France’s Loire Region, where Venturi was founded in 1984. The plant is scheduled to open at the […] Read more »

Talk Like A Pirate Day is arrrrrguably one of the Internet’s most ridiculous holidays, but hey, what better day than Friday for a few minutes of swashbuckler-themed frivolity? And there’s a decent variety of activity to choose from: Ninja of Ask a Ninja will be doing […] Read more »

Google Maps continues to improve their mobile version, and this week they announced some nice new features. Alas, just like last time, these aren’t immediately available for the iPhone. You may remember the iPhone 1.1.3 update in January 2008. Google Maps got a few new features, […] Read more »

Last night after the Mobilize conference, I had a great time meeting attendees from all over. Andy Abramson was one of those and we spent a good fifteen minutes talking mobile tech. Andy lives such a mobile lifestyle that it was awesome to discuss new tools […] Read more »

After eight years trying to convince Dallas that it could only keep watering its lawns in a drought if it would pipe in water from West Texas, everyone’s favorite billionaire T. Boone Pickens has officially put his water pipe dream on the back burner. Instead, Pickens […] Read more »

For the most part, the applications we cover on WWD are web applications. But every once in a while a desktop application comes along that’s worth consideration by dedicated web workers. Billings 3, the latest release of this time-tracking and invoicing application, is one such. If […] Read more »

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