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Archive for September 2008

AT& T, Verizon to Refrain From Tracking Users Online

September 29, 2008

AT&T and Verizon, two of the nation’s leading Internet service providers, pledged yesterday to refrain from tracking customer Web behavior unless they receive explicit permission to do so. read more | digg story Advertisements

MySpace Music to launch Thursday

September 25, 2008

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will officially take on Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Thursday. That’s when MySpace is expected to launch MySpace Music, the music service formed by the world’s second largest social network and all four of the largest recording companies, executives from the News Corp.-owned social network said Wednesday. read more | digg […]

The Music Scene: Legal vs. Illegal

September 25, 2008

This story provides a thoughtful approach to DRM also known as digital rights or restrictions management versus no-DRM on digital content. read more | digg story

The Multi-Touch War Starring Apple and Microsoft

September 25, 2008

The release of Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch and Microsoft’s Surface technology has taken touch or haptic technology directly to consumers and is changing the traditional mouse and keyboard interaction with the computer. Digital natives have already taken to the new technology, but digital immigrants and many natives will keep the keyboard alive. read more […]

The Multi-Touch War Starring Apple and Microsoft

September 25, 2008

The release of Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch and Microsoft’s Surface technology has taken touch or haptic technology directly to consumers and is changing the traditional mouse and keyboard interaction with the computer. Digital natives have already taken to the new technology, but digital immigrants and many natives will keep the keyboard alive. read more […]

Google’s G1: First Impressions

September 24, 2008

Google’s new G1 phone announced today is the first real competitor to the iPhone. Like Apple ’s product, it’s a serious handheld computer with a powerful new operating system (called Android) and a clever touch-based user interface. Like the iPhone, it’s likely to be a major new platform for third-party software. But it’s also very […]

Google’s First Android Phone Is Here!

September 23, 2008

Google appears to be taking a shot at longtime rival Microsoft and longtime ally Apple by introducing the open-sourced Android operating system on HTC phone with a pull out menu. The Android system may also begin appearing in cars, devices and even homes as they adopt smart technologies as Microsoft has been doing with Microsoft […]

Google’s Android: It’s not just for phones

September 23, 2008

The first phone using Google’s Android operating system will debut Tuesday, a model from T-Mobile, and more are set come. But some Android partners say the software will use more broadly than just phones. “We’re starting to see Android get designed in on devices that extend way beyond the phone–things that might go in the […]

SlingCatcher Hands-On Shows How Sling Streams Directly To TV

September 23, 2008

The final hardware for the upcoming SlingCatcher is all but finished, and after a brief demo with the new hardware, I’m pretty excited about what this thing can do. For those unfamiliar, the SlingCatcher can take a video feed from another Slingbox and throw it up on your TV or play multiple types of media […]

Cassidy: A tech giant wants you to know who it is – SiliconV

September 23, 2008

Cisco is taking dead aim at the consumer market while improving its branding simultaneously. read more | digg story