Stories for Jun. 30, 2008

ScreenSteps is a desktop application (available for both OS X and Windows) designed to make it easy to document processes that take place in a step-by-step fashion. After installing ScreenSteps, you can create a library of lessons; each lesson is made up of steps, and each […] Read more »

Get your satire meters cranked up: AT&T has come up with an advertising effort designed to shame you into paying your bills online (thanks, Consumerist). The telecommunications company that got into hot water with warrantless wiretapping is pushing its online bill payments with a series of […] Read more »

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I have said it before and I’m sure I will say it again, the only distinguishing features the increasingly large crop of mini-notebooks have over their "normal" laptop cousins are size and price.  Let’s face it, mini-notebooks are just laptops with lots of the same features […] Read more »

Sure, there’s no official eBook software available for the Nintendo DS, but you do have a few options if you need a break from Mario Kart. The DS does have WiFi and can browse the web for reading content. What about offline content? It won’t work […] Read more »

The New York Times continues its love affair with the notion of coworking with last Friday’s Working Alone in a Group by Lisa Belkin. Quickly realizing her home is not conducive to a productive working environment, Belkin experimented with coworking at Stamford CT’s Soundview Coworking, (actually […] Read more »

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We spoke with Altairnano’s former CEO Alan Gotcher back in January when the Reno, Nev.-based battery maker had just inked a $2.5 million deal with the Navy. Two months later Gotcher agreed to resign because the board “determined that the level of progress made at this […] Read more »

Update: Tesla has decided to manufacture its electric sedan, newly named “Model S,” in California. We attended the press event and got the details from Governor Schwarzenegger, Treasure Bill Lockyer, and Tesla execs Ze’ev Drori and Elon Musk. Read all about it here. Tesla just sent […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 29, 2008

PopTok wants to expand your IM and email communication beyond “:)”s and “LOLs” with snippets from popular movies, TV shows and music. The service, which goes into private beta today, has licensed content from major studios and chopped it up into little tiny 2 – 5 […] Read more »

North America’s first carbon tax is set to roll out this coming Tuesday in the Canadian province British Columbia. This means British Columbians can start expecting to pay even more at the pump and to their utility as the tax will apply to transportation fuels and […] Read more »

Looks like venture capitalists’ attempts to “go green” mean there are fewer venture-backed IPOs out there. Not a single venture-backed company went public in the second quarter of this year, says the New York Times this weekend, citing data from the National Venture Capital Association. And […] Read more »

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Before he became a founder, Ian Shea spent eight years at DVR maker (and TiVo predecessor) ReplayTV. During that time, the company went through — among other things — a massive restructuring, layoffs, bankruptcy and a turnaround before finally being bought by DirectTV for an undisclosed […] Read more »

The Will Smith super-hero actioner Hancock hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but Sony already has big plans for the movie’s debut in your home. The company announced a new service that will deliver movies like Hancock directly to Internet-connected TV sets without the need for a […] Read more »

IBM’s Luis Suarez is the latest social networker to argue for reducing your dependence on email as a productivity tactic. Tired of spending hours a day on email, Suarez worked to stop the cycle of emails generating emails, reducing his incoming stream by 80% in a […] Read more »

Updated From Frankfurt: It has already been a long day! I got up at 3 a.m. to get ready and head to the San Francisco Airport in time to catch my early morning US Airways flight to Charlotte and then connect to Frankfurt and then to […] Read more »

Stories for Jun. 28, 2008

Christophe Bisciglia, Senior Software Engineer at Google, talks to NewTeeVee’s Chris Albrecht at our Structure 08 conference and discusses how Google is bring cloud computing to academia including the National Science Foundation. Google gives academics and students at some of the largest universities around the planet […] Read more »

Just got an email that someone was subscribing to my Friendfeed and I went to check them out.  I won’t give any names because it’s a private thing but looking at this person’s subscriptions I found it cool to be in good company: As you can […] Read more »

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