Stories for May. 19, 2008

Despite all the troubles with VoIP service providers such as SunRocket and Vonage, VoIP as a technology seems to be doing quite well in the U.S., according to data from Telegeography. As of the end of March, there were 16.3 million consumer VoIP lines, or about […] Read more »

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Desktop virtualization is far from a new topic, in fact it dates back to the inception of the client-server model. But there are still virtualization startups out there, among them Redwood City, Calif.-based MokaFive, which is gunning for a chance to go up against Microsoft, IBM […] Read more »

EnLink Geoenergy Pumps Up With $30M: The Houston-based company has raised $30 million in private equity to reorient its business model around its geothermal heat pumps which it has installed for residential, commercial and institutional customers – VentureBeat. EoPlex Raises $4 Million for Printing Cleantech: Redwood […] Read more »

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Rob Bushway of GottaBeMobile has his hands on a ModBook from Axiotron, the slate tablet that Axiotron converts from a MacBook.  He’s posted a first looks video and if you’re curious about this Mac tablet you should take a look.  I have to admit that after […] Read more »

In response to my recent post on free tutorial sites for web worker applications several readers called out some excellent alternative sites. I’ve given these sites a try, and a couple of them are good enough that I feel trumped. In this post, I’ll discuss the […] Read more »

How do you visualize the colossal amount of data surrounding climate change? Al Gore squeezed a lot of info into 100 minutes and a PowerPoint presentation, but the next step needs to be dynamic, interactive and malleable. That’s where Google Earth has been doing a lot […] Read more »

Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) believes the latest safe harbor for terrorisms is…YouTube. The senator fired off a letter (and a press release) to Google CEO Eric Schmidt calling on YouTube to pull all content produced by terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda. From his letter: In other […] Read more »

Which online email service provider is adding ten thousand servers to their data centers every month to keep up with demand? Would you believe it’s Microsoft? That’s one of the tidbits of info to come out of an interview Reuters conducted with Office VP Chris Capossela, […] Read more »

Eternal Storms has released a public beta of flickery, an OS X (Leopard only) client for flickr. It bring a great deal of iPhoto-like functionality to your flickr.com account in the way it displays photos and enables you to tag & group your collection. You can […] Read more »

Apparently searching video is really hard, as market leader Truveo today declared a competition to help it find new video search applications. And the prize? $100,000 in cold, hard cash. The problem with video search is not just difficult technology, but usage habits — or more […] Read more »

Here’s a short quckie: if you want in on the Evernote beta that we’ve been raving about, you’ve got until 2pm tomorrow afternoon. TUAW has a special 24-hour deal with Evernote via a special link. It’s their deal, so I won’t steal their thunder and promo […] Read more »

Every year Engadget gives Readers’ Choice awards and Editors’ Choice awards for different gadget related items. Guess which company won the most awards? You’re right, Apple. Here is the shortlist of Apple’s accolades: iPhone won Best Gadget, Best Smartphone, and Most Anticipated Gadget (3G) for the […] Read more »

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull whips its way into theaters this weekend, and much like his archaeologist hero, Spielberg is still a big believer in the importance of relics. Jones has his crystal skulls, Spielberg clings to his beloved film stock. While […] Read more »

Conspiracy theorists might just be onto something after all. As we open up our homes and wallets to electronic devices, we’re also opening up our lives to surveillance. So before you head to the mall, hop in your car, fire up Facebook or pose for your drivers license photo, consider who might be watching. Continue Reading Read more »

I first heard about Scrivener on MacBreak Weekly a couple days ago, and although it has been around for a while, this was the first time that I heard about it. It was only mentioned as “I only use Scrivener now” when they were talking about […] Read more »

Cultural transposition is always a bit…weird…and the accessibility the Internet provides doesn’t really change that. Case in point: Remember how one of the alternative revenue streams for Vuguru’s Prom Queen was to come from licensing the show in Japan and France? Well, the Japanese version has […] Read more »

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