Stories for Jan. 7, 2009

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The Eye-Fi folks are at it again. Just when I was considering their most recent product for my DLSR, they go and announce a new product. This SD card connects to WiFi networks like their other products, but the difference here is that it can send […] Read more »

Like many users, I’m pleased that the labels are finally allowing Apple to sell music free of DRM copy protection. Given that the labels have allowed this for many other vendors (Amazon, Wal-Mart, Zune Store, etc.) I think they’ve been flirting with collusion on the iTunes […] Read more »

I recently relocated to Tok, Alaska from Anchorage. Being in Anchorage seemed far removed enough from the happenings in my industry, but I’ve carved out a good stream of social media and web work clients both statewide and nationally even from the Last Frontier. Now, however, […] Read more »

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Let’s leave aside ethical and moral considerations for the moment and think about what can be gained from contributing to the public domain. At first glance, there does not seem to be much solid ROI to be gained from giving away your work product, via something […] Read more »

FPL Group has given its energy generation business a flashy new name, changing it from FPL Energy to NextEra Energy Resources. FPL, based in Juno Beach, Fla. said the new name better reflects the unit, which it said is the largest producer of wind and solar […] Read more »

Netflix today announced that its streaming service will be coming to Vizio HD TV sets, allowing consumers to watch Netflix content without the need for an external set-top box. This latest partnership comes on the heels of a similar announcement Netflix made earlier this week with […] Read more »

This doesn’t bode well for WiMAX, which doesn’t have a ton of device support yet and really can’t afford to lose current support. MobileBurn indicates that Nokia is ending the life of the N810 WiMAX Edition Internet Tablet. In my opinion, the product was way ahead […] Read more »

I’m taking a breather in the CES Blogger Lounge and trying to collect some thoughts without spilling hot coffee on my lap. Although I haven’t been here long or seen too much, there’s definitely a common theme that keeps recurring. Unlike the other trade show in […] Read more »

I was walking down the hall at the Sands Expo Center at CES and ran across this gentleman working away on the floor: Rob works for BoingBoing and was gracious to let me interrupt his work session and we had a great chat about netbooks.  BoingBoing […] Read more »

When you hear that someone’s a “celebrity trainer,” the worst sort of Hollywood meathead stereotypes come to mind. But Eric Fleishman, otherwise known as Eric The Trainer, defies them. For one thing, he’s a bit of a good-natured goofball. And for another, he’s genuinely passionate about […] Read more »

Imagine sitting down to talk with the guy who just broke into your apartment and stole your TV. You might ask him, “Why did you steal my TV?” and he might answer “Because I wanted it.” or “Because I wanted to sell it.” In the real […] Read more »

It seems like everyone’s got a netbook to show off, although we haven’t found Gdium’s yet since the show floor isn’t open until tomorrow. That’s not stopping EMTEC from pinging us with the deets though: LCD screen 10″ Resolution 1024 x 600 Mandriva G-Linux CPU 900 […] Read more »

Netgear announced its new Internet TV Player, the ITV2000, set-top box at CES today. Based on Verismo‘s VuNow, the compact box lets users watch live Internet television programming from around the world, check out web video and access premium content. From the press release: “[F]or the […] Read more »

The Netgear press event just finished up and among the new products is the MBR624GU router. Using a USB dock, you can plug your existing 3G USB adapter in the backside of this puppy and share your wireless broadband connection. This is basically an addition to […] Read more »

Office buildings account for 17 percent of CO2 emissions in the U.S., or about 1-billion tons per year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Thanks to an agreement between property manager Cushman & Wakefield and the EPA, some of those emissions could get cut over […] Read more »

As much as we love drooling over new hardware at CES, there’s software news around every corner as well. Fring is among those applications that get a refresh with new features. Their Windows Mobile client now sports the “Designed for Windows Mobile” moniker and gains more […] Read more »

[qi:050] Aside from slashing its sales estimates today, Intel said it would take a $950 million impairment charge related to its investment in Clearwire, citing a decline in Cleawire’s stock price (to $4.93 as of Dec. 31). Intel has invested millions into Clearwire, which is building […] Read more »

We’re here in Las Vegas for the CES and while the show proper has not begun yet there have already been some press events.  These pre-show events are designed to give journalists a preview of what will be making an appearance at the show and they […] Read more »

Big Bucks for Batteries?: Congressional Democrats are making a strong push for an expected $800 billion stimulus package to include new funds for battery research and production. — The Detroit News Techno Garlic for Energy Vampires: Good for You, Good for the Planet has developed a […] Read more »

TheAppleBlog attended the Macworld Expo keynote presentation by Phil Schiller yesterday to bring you all the news from San Francisco. For your convenience, here is an overview of everything that Apple announced yesterday in one place. If you are interested in watching the full 90 minute […] Read more »

It was fitting that Tony Bennett, beloved for his amazing contribution to his profession but largely irrelevant to the current market, was chosen to close out Apple’s keynote address at a Mac institution that is still well loved and respected for its long history but is […] Read more »

Still struggling to remember the difference between SD and SDHC? Then you don’t want to hear about SDXC, which is a new standard from the SD Association. Secure Digital eXtended Capacity is the new name and with it comes huge leaps in flash storage capacity. How […] Read more »

TiVo Search Goes Hi-Def; set-top box rolls out new widescreen search functionality, which includes a graphical content discovery bar. (Zatz Not Funny!) Spout Hooks Up with MeDeploy; partnership will allow independent filmmakers to distribute their films via Spout. (Spout Blog) Video Becoming More Social; services like […] Read more »

Battery developer A123Systems plans to build a manufacturing plant in Michigan with $1.84 billion in direct loans from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Massachusetts-based startup said today it expects to spend a total of $2.3 billion on several factories in the state, supplying Detroit automakers […] Read more »

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