Stories for Jan. 6, 2009

Sling Media has announced that the SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone application it has been developing since June will be delivered to Apple (N… Read more »

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As the semiconductor industry prepares to post a rare drop in revenues, with another decline expected next year, it’s no wonder that many chip companies are shifting their hopes to solar power. Last month, Hemlock Semiconductor announced plans for a $3 billion expansion of its polysilicon […] Read more »

Freescale said Monday it would offer an ARM-based chip that could lead to a $200 Linux-based netbook, offering about twice the amount of usage on a single battery charge as Intel’s Atom processor allows. Freescale’s efforts are nothing new (only AMD has so far stayed above […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 5, 2009
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It could certainly be argued that the iPhone has sparked a new revolution of multi-touch capable mobiles phones and handheld devices. iPhone-esque phones seem to be rearing their heads every day, all sharing one common problem; they don’t recognize a tap from a gloved finger. For […] Read more »

Video transcoding leader RipCode has raised $12.5 million in funding in a round led by Granite Ventures and including existing investors Hunt Ventures, El Dorado Ventures, Vesbridge Partners and ATA Ventures. Dallas-based RipCode sells video transcoding appliances, as well as services around them, for both video […] Read more »

I have been a frequent user of Truphone since it launched its mobile VoIP service over two years ago. What started as a simple VoIP client for Nokia Symbian S60 devices is fast becoming a unified client that does it all. You can make low-cost calls […] Read more »

Bush League.tv, the dude-centric web series/blog launched by Deca in May of last year, was shut down in December. Deca CEO Michael Wayne confirmed the site was shuttered in a phone conversation this afternoon. Though the Bush League site is still up, it has not been […] Read more »

yellowsn0w Disrupts The White Stuff – The iPhone is no longer pure as the driven snow. The dev team, true to their word, has delivered the iPhone 3G unlocking tool to the public. Dubbed “yellowsn0w”, it appears to work well enough, based on Stephen Fry’s anectdotal […] Read more »

Who would have guessed that in the New Year, Twitter, the popular micro-blogging service, would be for the most part stable, but fall victim… Read more »

UK-based mobile game company Connect2Media is developing its own TV shows, apparently in a move to control the initial content that it would… Read more »

Day 1 of Macworld is nearing an end (although some of the parties may continue well into the night) and activity at the Moscone center in San Francisco is winding down. Last minute additions to the booths were being made all day today and there was […] Read more »

Venture capitalists are not excited by mobile content at the moment (although to be fair, they’re pretty cautious about everything) accordin… Read more »

The venerable Mac database solution, Filemaker Pro, has received a whole new look for 2009. I have had a chance to kick the tires a little prior to release and this is certainly the biggest visible change to Filemaker in years. Filemaker Gets a Facelift The […] Read more »

I have been a frequent user of Truphone since it launched its mobile VoIP service over two years ago. What started as a simple VoIP client for Nokia Symbian S60 devices is fast becoming a unified client that does it all. You can make low-cost calls […] Read more »

Like many other chip companies, consumer electronics makers and investors, Japanese manufacturer Toshiba is wading into the bright but unfamiliar waters of the growing solar market. Today, Toshiba said it has officially jumped into the solar photovoltaic business by launching a “Photovoltaic Systems Division” that will […] Read more »

Last summer, I did a post on the best ways to get the most battery life you can with portable computers. Since then, I’ve had a lot of good alternate suggestions come my way from readers, and I’ve had a chance to try some of the […] Read more »

As part of a CES related briefing, I was turned on to a product Motorola is pushing that combines a CDMA femotocell with a software-based phone and a digital picture frame. The femotocell will connect with a user’s existing broadband connection and boost cellular coverage in […] Read more »

Growing support for nuclear energy in the U.S. has hinged on three key arguments in recent years: It offers a carbon-free alternative to coal; a domestic alternative to petroleum; and a supposedly cheaper, more reliable alternative to renewable sources like wind and solar. But according to […] Read more »

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