Stories for Jun. 30, 2008

It’s official: Tesla Motors has named its electric sedan (codename WhiteStar) the “Model S” and the company says it has decided to bring the manufacturing of its vehicle back to California. We just got out of a press conference at Tesla Motors headquarters in San Carlos, […] Read more »

Web workers save on the daily commute especially now with the high fuel cost. But there are times when we need to go out for meetings. I chanced upon RideSearch.com, a free nationwide carpool matching website, that helps carpoolers save money on gasoline and help reduce […] Read more »

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My gut reaction to the news that AOL’s Platform A would offer a guaranteed CPM (cost per thousand) for applications developers building widgets for Facebook and Bebo was that it’s a subsidy and subsidies are an unnatural and bad thing for business. Then I found out […] Read more »

The upcoming Olympics are bringing out the competitive streak in NBC. Though the network will make more than 2,200 hours of live competition available online, according to the AP, events scheduled to be on TV won’t be shown on the web until after they’ve been televised. […] Read more »

EMI Sues VideoEgg; music label suing over copyright infringement as part of a larger suit against the social network Hi5, which had received video services from VideoEgg in the past. (TechCrunch) Car Shoppers Turning to Online Video; almost half of in-market car shoppers and roughly a […] Read more »

Must be an "alpha" day because this is yet-another pre-beta today. It’s still exciting news though since up to now Mobipocket was absent from regular or feature phones that support Java (J2ME). If you have a device that can run it, you can find the software […] Read more »

Just like with golf, technology is as much about ensuring that your bad hits are recoverable as it is ensuring that you make great ones. Here are 10 common mistakes made during platform development — and the ones we believe are the most important to avoid. Read more »

I just plugged in my 4th external hard drive today – the 1TB My Book Essential Edition. That brings my total external storage capacity to about 2TB – which is pretty good considering most people don’t have ANY sort of backup solution. But as I was […] Read more »

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I’ve only been using it for a few hours but I’ll offer up my initial impressions of the BlueAnt Z9i Bluetooth headset.  It’s very small and so light that I don’t realize it’s on after just a minute of putting it in my ear.  It comes […] Read more »

Former Intel Chairman Andy Grove says the grassroots plug-in hybrid vehicle movement is like the 1970s-era Northern California Homebrew Computer Clubs that paved the way for the personal computer. The way the early PC-hobbyists kick-started the personal computing movement, plug-in conversion shops will similarly be able […] Read more »

Does this sound like anyone you know? I’m not qualified for the work I’m doing. It’s only luck that I got this far in my profession without being found out. I’ve forgotten just about everything I learned in school about how to do this job. Other […] Read more »

Acknowledging the growing role of digital media within their organizations, both CBS and NBC announced promotions for some of their top digital execs today. But digital isn’t moving anything or anyone else out the door yet; in both instances, the moves created new, formerly unfilled titles. […] Read more »

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MSI has the mini-notebook to beat right now in the Wind and earlier this year they announced they would be producing a desktop version of the Wind for the Asian market.  Engadget is reporting that the Wind desktop will be hitting the market in September and […] Read more »

With more and more web applications being built by Mac-addicted developers, I thought I’d have a chat with Stephen Caudill over at FatJam. Stephen not only codes his creations on Apple hardware but also relies on it to serve up the applications to the public. Travis […] Read more »

For freelancing web workers, we sometimes get caught in the contract work aspect of our careers. Clients require your services, you provide, they pay. This cycle can get too comfortable that sometimes, you can’t imagine making money any other way. After all, you’re mobile and you […] Read more »

The first item up for review has already reached the new Mobile Tech Manor and I’ll be giving it a look today for future publication.  The folks at BlueAnt have sent a Z9i Bluetooth Headset with a dual microphone for advanced noice cancellation.  The Z9i will […] Read more »

Novomer, a startup that uses recycled carbon dioxide to make polymers and plastics, said this morning it has started selling its first product: the unsexy-sounding “NB-180,” made from a little less than half carbon dioxide. NB-180 is a class of products called sacrificial binders, which are […] Read more »

The ZvBox is one of the many contenders looking to bring Internet content to your TV set. It basically turns your oldteevee into a remote desktop that lets you watch anything from PC on your TV (see our previous coverage). But instead of just reading about […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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