Stories for May. 19, 2008

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 »

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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 »

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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 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 »

With Nokia, Apple and RIM all trying to flex their muscles and become the new gatekeepers of the mobile Internet, carriers are responding by making their own moves. AT&T and Vodafone are amongst likely buyers of Huawei’s handset unit. Huawei Technologies, the largest mainland manufacturer of […] Read more »

Elon Musk, chairman of electric car startup Tesla Motors, plans to take the firm public by the end of the year, CNET reports. Musk, who estimated Tesla would raise some $100 million via the IPO, made the remarks on-stage at the TiECon conference in Santa Clara, […] Read more »

Congdon Comes Full Circle; with big media behind her, she’s back to video blogging, her new show Sometimes Daily launches today in partnership with Media Rights Capital. (, NY Times feature) Sweeps Kinda Suck for Networks; despite new episodes of popular shows, audiences dropped by 10 […] Read more »

If a recent research report by IDC (sponsored by Nortel) gets some traction, a new word will likely enter the web-worker lexicon: hyperconnected. After surveying 2400 members of the “global information workforce” in 17 countries, the IDC folks performed a cluster analysis of communications and connectivity […] Read more »

Somehow, I missed this despite subscribing to Adam’s blog, but Bee Docs’ released Timeline 3D this month. The main new feature is the ability to display/present timelines in (no surprise) 3D mode. The best way to see what this looks like is by viewing the demo […] Read more »

Have you ever been in a meeting involving collaboration around a whiteboard, sketched up brilliant ideas or diagrams on the whiteboard, only to have to erase it at the end?  Or perhaps you’ve wanted to permanently preserve a hand-written note or quickly scan a printed document, […] Read more »

Sprint isn’t just losing millions of customers and billions of dollars, it’s in the midst of pioneering a new management philosophy. We’ll call it the Three-Megabit Monte. Similar to the venerable street con, this is where Sprint leads a customer down a confusing line of lies […] Read more »

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