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Archive for May 2008

Samsung Announces New 256 GB SSD

May 31, 2008

Largest SSD To Date! read more | digg story

A Video Camera for Anyone Exhibiting on YouTube

May 31, 2008

The JVC Everio GZ-MS100 video camera has a special upload button that automatically uploads your video to YouTube when the camera is connected to a PC. read more | digg story

Half of world’s population has a mobile phone

May 31, 2008

The number of mobile phone users world soared to over 3.3 billion by the end of 2007, equivalent to a penetration rate of 49 percent, the International Telecommunications Union has said in a report. read more | digg story

Google Mobile Phone Software Draws Raves At Conference

May 30, 2008

The Google Android software has received preliminary good reviews. Many may accuse Google’s open network approach to be self-serving but few other companies are offering many free mobile options. Google continues to set the standard that more companies should be following to press the case for interoperability. read more | digg story

The Future of the Internet – And How to Stop It

May 30, 2008

Jonathan Zittrain, professor of Internet governance and regulation at Oxford University, will discuss his new book. read more | digg story

FCC ponders free high-speed Internet network plan

May 30, 2008

The FCC is serious about creating a free high-speed Internet after the recent auction was criticized in several circles as merely re-creating monopolies for the telecomms. This will take courage and don’t be surprised if Google has a major role in this process. This could create the open network that Google has long desired. read […]

World’s rarest rhino caught wrecking video camera

May 30, 2008

When a large and rare mammal says no comment, she means no comment! Don’t mess with the mother or else you can get the same treatment that this wildlife camera received. Contrary to popular belief everyone is not a fan of convergence. read more | digg story

Teens say they were banned from Apple stores for life – WTH?

May 30, 2008

I had to say what the heck or what the hell because this is family viewing my friends. As you know from reading I am a huge Apple fan, but then again Microsoft is still a first love (ah divided loyalties), but this story is an example of why the DMCA of 1998 should totally […]

Edutainers Are Making Their Mark At Universities

May 29, 2008

A new genre of professors are encouraging students to take a holistic view of business and their personal lives in a profound way. Imagine that professors are encouraging students and alumni to work together to create a better world! read more | digg story

Entering Virtual Worlds for Real-Life Pitches

May 29, 2008

Starting in June, people who play The Sims 2 will be able to buy a “stuff pack” that lets them decorate their simulated families’ homes with Ikea furniture. read more | digg story