Stories for Oct. 3, 2008

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 »

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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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Watching this legislation to bail out Wall Street and banks clear the House has shaken my faith in true capitalism. I thought Wall Street was good at one thing: making and managing money. But like the folks in Washington D.C., most of them are just incompetent. […] Read more »

The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed the Senate-amended bailout package — the final tally, announced over applause and cheers in the chamber, was 263 to 171 in favor (we’ve been glued to CSPAN all morning). The big difference between this bill and the bailout […] Read more »

For all the outrage over the Chinese government spying on Skype users, when it comes to privacy, consumers value the talk rather than walk the walk. We often don’t want the inconvenience that security requires (sometimes even re-entering passwords is too much), which can be a […] Read more »

While looking into the Operation Foxbook story, I ran across Aviary – an application interesting enough to deserve some notice on its own. Aviary bills itself as “a suite of powerful creative applications that you can use right in your web browser,” and although they’re certainly […] Read more »

Garden State Offshore Energy, a joint venture between utility Public Service Enterprise Group Renewable Generation and Deepwater Wind, was selected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today to build an offshore wind farm far off the Jersey coastline. Read more »

Mail.app is an imperfect beast. Thankfully, with a little modification and some extensibility, you can make Mail.app a more modern email management client. In my previous post, I criticized Mail.app for not providing modern tools to improve email management. Nevertheless, I was able to find a […] Read more »

LIN TV Stations Disappear from Time Warner Cable; retransmission contract expires as two sides fail to reach a new deal, 15 stations affected. (Multichannel News) New Web Series; TheWB.com to launch High Drama: Against All Oz and Rich Girl, Poor Girl this month; Boondocks writer signs […] Read more »

Yesterday, Apple released both an iTunes (8.0.1) and Apple TV (2.2) update. The Apple TV update has some great new features: Support for the Genius Support for HD Television Shows Numerous bug fixes One unmentioned feature change is how Apple TV now handles Wish Lists. In […] Read more »

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache I choose a theme, pull out some of my favorites and share them with you here. Our friends over […] Read more »

PetroSun, a company that has been building an algae-to-fuel farm in Texas, said this week that it plans to establish an algae farm in China that will produce algae to be converted into biofuels. The company says it has an agreement with the Shanghai Jun Ya […] Read more »

I consumed last night’s debate in a truly multimedia fashion, starting with the radio on my drive home, watching it on TV when I arrived, and then following different Twitter and blog feeds as the debate was still going. Earlier this week we pointed to all […] Read more »

I’ve noticed that web workers tend to be particular about their communication tools. Twitter is usually for mass sharing, wikis or collab apps are for project discussions, while email is for almost everything else. We all have our own preferences when it comes to communicating with […] Read more »

Skype President Josh Silverman says privacy breach in China is a TOM Online issue. Don’t blame them. Of course, he never talks about the number of Chinese Skype users – huge and big portion of Skype user base. Read more »

The Wall Street Journal says today that Sprint may have found a few private equity buyers or a Latin American carrier to take its Nextel network off its hands. The paper names Cerebus Capital Management and NII Holdings, a carrier with operations in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, […] Read more »

We reported earlier on the possibility of a 66% raise in royalty fees for digital music distributors. Have no fear readers, the iTunes store will continue offering the generous service of providing somewhere for you to dump all that spare cash. According to CNET News, the […] Read more »

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