Stories for Jul. 3, 2008

Some of the air in the SSD price was let out of Apple’s thinnest notebook: Ars Technica notes that the 64 GB flash drive option has dropped by $400. The configuration they looked at actually dropped by $500, but $100 of the lower cost is due […] Read more »

Google has released a Google Talk client for the iPhone that allows instant messaging as long as the application is open. I’d like to think of this as a nifty way around rising texting costs, but that’s unlikely, given how much time my phone spends in […] Read more »

The rising cost of powering a data center — not “saving the environment” — has been behind a good deal of the greening of information technology. A report out today from ABI Research says cell phone carriers are facing a similar cost problem and are trying […] Read more »

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For a while there, covering the chip industry was like covering a race run by a rabbit and a cheetah. AMD was the rabbit, while Intel — with its much larger market cap and greater profits — was the cheetah. Evey now and then the rabbit […] Read more »

Video search engines haven’t found their place in the world quite yet, but after what happened with web search it’d be stupid to count them out. Now AT&T, after securing the exclusive license to use technology from the stealthy startup Divvio for the consumer market, is […] Read more »

There is a lot of buzz surrounding music labels’ agreements to sell DRM-free music in marketplaces other than the iTunes Music Store. The problem is that they miss the big picture. They don’t pay attention to the two things that really matter. People want to be […] Read more »

With online office applications improving in quality all the time, they’re rapidly becoming the tool of choice for web workers. Between the ability to access your documents anywhere, the easy sharing, and the automatic backups, I know more and more people who are using these services. […] Read more » Viewers Mostly Women; it must be the McDreamy effect — a whopping 85 percent of the network site’s overall audience is female. (Silicon Alley Insider) Comcast Invests in Cartiza Networks; amount of seed investment in the developer of WiMax equipment for mobile broadband data, video […] Read more »

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Speculation that Google is working with French ISPs to build out a Gallic WiMax network has folks at Fierce Wireless wondering if Google may push open broadband overseas by investing in WiMax deployments. They point to a report in a French paper that says Google has […] Read more »

The U.S. isn’t taking aggressive enough action — or much action at all — on climate change, according to a report released today by the World Wildlife Fund and German insurer Allianz. In fact the “G8 Climate Scorecards” place the U.S. at the bottom of the […] Read more »

Traveling with notebooks can be stressful what with the security dance that must be done at the airport.  I’ve always felt that putting my baby alone in that plastic bin only to see it disappear from view in the X-ray machine was rather off-putting if not […] Read more »

While solar projects are getting slated for the deserts of California and Arizona, New Mexico’s four largest utilities have done a public shout out to bring in a very large solar project to their state. El Paso Electric, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Xcel Energy […] Read more »

One of the notable shortcomings of the iPhone is the lack of a chat client. Oh sure, SMS looks like iChat – but we all know that you’re really paying for each of those messages you’re shooting off. So we could wait for Apple to open […] Read more »

Firefox set another new record last month. No, not the 8-million-plus downloads on Download Day – that’s nice, but since this is the first time the Guiness people have ever certified a record in that category, it’s pretty meaningless. Much more important in the grand scheme […] Read more »

Matthew from Darla Mack has hit the road for a vacation and he is attempting to go the distance without cracking open his laptop.  He intends to do all his work using just the Nokia N95-3, N810 and Nokia LD-3W (Bluetooth GPS module) and he is […] Read more »

Those folks at Google are not just making it so you can map the Tour de France, they are making Google Maps even more efficient for certain Blackberry users.  Those with US Pearls (8110, 8210, 8130) can speak the search term right in Google Maps to […] Read more »

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced today it has signed on Norwegian carrier Telenor to its internet services platform Ovi. In the deal, Telenor wil… Read more »

About three weeks ago, I finally upgraded to Delicious Library 2. It is definitely a slick program. The greatest addition for me was the ability to add my gadgets to my library. It just makes sense to be able to add all my electronic gear. You […] Read more »

My ideal workday usually starts at 3:00 am and ends three hours later – which means that I have the rest of the morning to do chores and run errands. Now, because I’ve spent the entire weekend reading until late in the afternoons, I wake up at 4:00 pm, which means that most establishments close an hour later, and the sun will set soon – leaving me unable to go out and perform errands. Plus, by the time 3:00am comes, I am already too tired to work. Not an unusual predicament for web workers. Especially since we own our time. Although we don’t necessarily have a boss who prefers that we start at 9:00 am, waking up late in the afternoons isn’t ideal either. Read more »

Luxury leather case maker Vaja is ready for the imminent release of the Apple iPhone 3G with four cases to protect their customer’s investment.  The cases start from $45 – $85 and come in different forms to meet the user’s preference.  The ivolution SP is a […] Read more »

[qi:_newteevee] The promise of web video was that cheap cameras, easy editing software and free online distribution would open up new vistas of creativity. Instead we’re just seeing the same things, mostly parodies, over and over. Some are just recycling the same ideas. It’s just becoming faster […] Read more »

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