Stories for Sep. 10, 2008

I’ve been following National Geographic’s YouTube channel casually over the past few months — it’s always good for a quick and entertaining glimpse into the natural world. Sperm Whale Diving details the slightly terrifying nature of the mama and baby whale relationship — imagine leaving your […] Read more »

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I happened across a post on Verizon’s Policy Blog this afternoon and had to chuckle. The entire post is an effort to refute statistics used by organizations that claim the U.S. is falling behind in speed or has really pricey broadband compared with other nations. We […] Read more »

Cleantech venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has been bullish on biofuels to power vehicles, but he called wind wildcatter T. Boone Pickens’ plan to power our cars with natural gas a dead end at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Green and Clean conference on Wednesday. Khosla said […] Read more »

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All tech startups need just a few ingredients to germinate: sophisticated money; first-rate technology universities; and a few template successes (a Google or a Facebook, and so on) to encourage founders to get off their duffs. Contrary to current wisdom, these ingredients exist in many communities outside of Silicon Valley –- in fact, they always have. Continue Reading. Read more »

Depending on how much you pay attention to the tech press, you may be aware that the DEMOfall08 and TechCrunch50 conferences were this week. But – although you’ll find some coverage on our parent blog GigaOM – we haven’t featured a single startup from either of […] Read more »

UMPC Portal provides a thorough and detailed review of the latest UMPC offering from Raon Digital, the Everun Note. The device has a 7-inch touchscreen display, full keyboard and plenty of power under the hood with the 1.2 GHz AMD Turion X2, so how well does […] Read more »

DTV Switch Tested in Wilmington, N.C.; town shuts off analog system in a test for the larger, national switch in February. (The Wall Street Journal) ABC Orders 13 Episodes of In the Motherhood; the former web series has been in development at ABC since the spring; […] Read more »

Not that I have anything against Flash, but this AJAX solution for image editing is pretty nifty and doesn’t require Flash to be installed. Dr. Pic offers basic functionality like resizing, cropping and rotation, but there’s a few semi-advanced goodies in there as well. I used […] Read more »

UOP, a subsidiary of conglomerate Honeywell, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with bio-oil veteran Ensyn to form a joint venture to produce second generation biofuels for power generation, heating and eventually transportation. Read more »

Forrester Research recently sent us a copy of “It’s Time To Take Games Seriously,” an overview of the burgeoning “serious games” industry. As the term suggests, these are video and computer games created to achieve practical, real-world outcomes, such as education or job training; consequently, it’s […] Read more »

We often get e-mails asking where to get a particular device and the most oft asked for items are the Stowaway Bluetooth keyboards and mice. These wireless peripherals are difficult to find because iGo purchased the company line and then discontinued these products in January of […] Read more »

I updated iTunes this morning to the brand spanking new version 8.0 which adds a number of features, most notably the Genius SideBar.  While the Genius SideBar feature is no doubt intended to get Apple some additional music sales I am finding it very nice for […] Read more »

It seems that Lenovo shipment delays on new systems is a recurring theme as we’ve heard about such delays regularly when they announce a new product.  Liliputing is reporting that their order for an IdeaPad S10 netbook has just been delayed for two months, a long […] Read more »

I am still sifting through all the information I have gathered this week while attending a couple of conferences. This has taken my focus away from what’s in the news. The good news is that most of the team has been busy at work. You can […] Read more »

On Wednesday morning, Bay Area mayors — Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, Chuck Reed of San Jose and Ron Dellums of Oakland — will meet to discuss how to create “a regional climate compact” at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Clean and Green conference. The group […] Read more »

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