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MobileTechRoundup show #153, Netbooks and MIDs

MobileTechRoundup show #153, Netbooks and MIDs

It turns out that we ended up with another show almost fully focused on netbooks so if you are interested in this topic check out MobileTechRoundup show #153. Kevin continues to confuse his MSI Wind by now installing Windows 7 on the device, after trying XP, Vista, and Mac OS X. James wrote up a blog post I linked to in regards to MIDs and this was discussed by all three of us on this show. If battery life is your focus then you may want to check out the Samsung NC10 too. HP also continues in the netbook category with their new HP Mini 1000.

November 3, 2008 by

Auditude could transform entertainment - but it won't

Auditude could transform entertainment - but it won't

Auditude's deal with MTV and MySpace (PR) is a huge vote of confidence in a business model that transforms today's copyright morass into a win-win-win for all involved.Auditude looks at this huge world of illegal filesharing and sees an untapped resource, just like grid computing sees a bazillion unused PC cycles as a resource.

November 2, 2008 by

Can we measure digital mood?

Can we measure digital mood?

I'm currently working on a project to dig into the accessibility issues that web designers need to consider when building new sites. Among the companies I am talking to is Keynote Systems who label themselves as a provider of Internet test and measurement services.

November 2, 2008 by

Aspergers diagnosis could keep 'NASA hacker' out of US prison

Aspergers diagnosis could keep 'NASA hacker' out of US prison

"NASA hacker" Gary McKinnon's recent diagnosis of Asperger syndrome – a kind of autism with a high incidence among computer programmers – may yet keep him out of American prisons. Several members of Parliament have signed onto a motion calling for McKinnon not to be extradited to the U.S. because of his condition.

November 2, 2008 by

Judge wants to see legal memos in NSA wiretapping case

Judge wants to see legal memos in NSA wiretapping case

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Dept. to turn over documents relating to the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program. ACLU and EFF had sought the legal opinions under an FOIA request, while Justice merely submitted summaries, claiming attorney-client privilege. Judge Henry Kennedy said the summaries the department provided were inadequate for him to determine whether the memos were truly privileged.

November 2, 2008 by

BD+ busted - Blu-ray on Linux one step closer?

BD+ busted - Blu-ray on Linux one step closer?

A small group of dedicated researchers over on the Doom9 forum have successfully defeated BD+, the Blu-ray copy-protection system. This was the copy-protection mechanism that Richard Doherty, a media analyst with Envisioneering Group, claimed wouldn't likely be broken for 10 years.

November 2, 2008 by

Traffic to political blogs in September 2008

Traffic to political blogs in September 2008

 Sep-2007Sep-2008% ChangeTotal Audience181,858189,4684HUFFINGTONPOST.COM7924,545474POLITICO.COM5322,362344DRUDGEREPORT.COM1,2152,05970REALCLEARPOLITICS.COM1921,129489FREEREPUBLIC.COM1,022987-3Capitol Advantage79495921DAILYKOS.COM192923381TOWNHALL.COM407884117NEWSBUSTERS.ORG113732547WORLDNETDAILY.COM41163655TALKINGPOINTSMEMO.COM324581,321MICHELLEMALKIN.COM103247140REDSTATE.COM38235514CROOKSANDLIARS.COM12221879RAWSTORY.COM219212-3POLLSTER.COMN/A194N/AMEDIAMATTERS.ORG14517823FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COMN/A169N/ACQPOLITICS.COMN/A139N/AAMERICABLOG.COMN/A104N/ASource: comScore

November 2, 2008 by

Who would be better for tech, McCain or Obama?

Who would be better for tech, McCain or Obama?

From Net Neutrality to H1B Visas to data privacy and other economic and policy issues, the next U.S. president will influence many important developments in the technology industry. See what we know about the stances of Barack Obama and John McCain on the tech issues.

November 2, 2008 by

The Microsoft 'black screen' of software legitimacy

The Microsoft 'black screen' of software legitimacy

Microsoft has come up with a new way of handling software piracy. Using its Windows Genuine Advantage tool, when a non-authorized version of its Windows XP Pro operating system is detected, every hour of use throws up a black screen that can be reset to anything else in the usual ways, but every 60 minutes it will change back to the plain black background.

November 2, 2008 by

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