Stories for Jul. 7, 2008

Kevin and I had to shoot a geek session since it’s iPhone 3G week.  This video finds the pair talking about everything from the iPhone 3G to Andre Agassi.  You’ll have to watch to understand the Agassi part.  You’ll also find a warning for those interested […] Read more »

Earth2Tech: More VC money for wireless mesh for smart meter readers. NewTeeVee: Announcing NewTeeVee Pier Screenings 2008, with NY, LA on the menu. NewTeeVee Station: WhenP-Diddy meets YouTube, you get DiddyTV. WebWorkerDaily: 5 rules of thumb for Web Workers. Read more »

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(Let me preface this post with a warning that tweaking unpublished settings can break your system and applications.) While I am a fan of the Terminal, sometimes remembering (or Googling for) the proper “defaults write …” undocumented setting to tweak a feature on a new build […] Read more »

We’ve discussed the hassles of dealing with multiple timezones and distributed web-working teams before. New site World Time Engine (in open beta) tries to bring order to this chaos. At root, it’s a huge database: type in a location (like “Scotland” or “Indianapolis” and it will […] Read more »

Some of you might remember the beleaguered company Planktos, which was looking to fertilize the world’s oceans with iron in an attempt to stimulate phytoplankton blooms and reduce carbon emissions. Come on, you remember — its dreams went dead in the water back in February due […] Read more »

Old media isn’t seeming so stalwart after an analyst at Lehman Brothers this morning downgraded shares of Disney, CBS and News Corp., sending them down as much as 3.8 percent, 6 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively. The report, written by Lehman’s Anthony DiClemente, looked at declining […] Read more »

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Given the state of the antiquated power grid, there are dozens of options that will help the grid get smarter. One of those tech choices is wireless mesh networking, which can intelligently route information to and from distant meters in an efficient manner and is an […] Read more »

FrontRow Podcasts Issue Help with exporting track data from iTunes Unlocked iPhone – iTunes Sync Pro Care and Battery Replacement Who plans on buying the new iPhone relatively soon? Read more »

I fired up front row the other day for the first time after getting a Time Capsule, and sure enough my Time Capsule movies weren’t indexing. I first tried using the settings inside of Front Row to map the folder, but there was no mapping option […] Read more »

Dell is distributing a new research report from the Ponemon Institute titled “Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops.” Their headline finding is simple: business travelers lose more than 12,000 laptops per week in U.S. airports. Given that many web workers travel with a laptop containing […] Read more »

A silly little idea about the homonyms “pier” (where our San Francisco office is) and “peer” (the growing community of online video producers) turned into a series of events last summer that gave us some of the most special moments in NewTeeVee’s short history. Hearing the […] Read more »

NBC Buys The Weather Channel; the peacock, along with private equity firms Bain Capital and the Blackstone Group, have reportedly agreed to pony up just shy of $3.5 billion for the channel. (NYT) Local Online Video Advertising to Grow; Kelsey Group says revenues will hit $1.5 […] Read more »

NBC will be mining 3,600 hours of coverage from the upcoming Olympics in an attempt to figure out how people are consuming the games beyond traditional oldteevee. Our question is, If NBC is delaying the webcasting of the most popular events until after they’ve aired on […] Read more »

Symbian, which recently agreed to be acquired by Nokia, is part of a growing number of mobile platform makers — Apple, Google, LiMo — that are all are vying for the attentions of the mobile developer community. The company sent over an email this morning with […] Read more »

As web workers, we shy away from paper. But as a developer, sometimes I’m faced with a client who absolutely requires paper for some process – say, a dunning letter to a client. That’s where newly-beta PostalMethods comes in. They make available a web API that […] Read more »

Now that I’ve got my batteries recharged from a long holiday weekend, it’s time to get to work. In my "infinite wisdom" however, I scheduled an appointment for service on the Highlander Hybrid first thing this morning. Clearly, I wasn’t thinking, but no matter: I tossed […] Read more »

According to several reports, Toyota’s next-generation Prius, due out next year, will have the option for solar panels on its roof. Japanese newspaper Nikkei and Reuters are reporting that Kyocera will provide the solar panels, which would be able to power part of the 2- to […] Read more »

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