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Latest Posts

Ask and you may receive (a mashup)

Wow.  Yesterday, Berkman Center fellow David Isenberg publicized his request for a mashup that allows the public to create its own coverage map for the cellular services.

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Must (not) see HDTV

By way of ZDNet reader Derek Flickinger comes the low down on why just about every monitor on the market is about to become obsolete (for HD movie playback).  Including many of those big screens hanging on your walls (oops).

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


IE7 beta 2 goes public

Internet Explorer for XP SP2 beta 2 is now out in the wild for the universe to bang on. The official launch will be sometime later this year along with Windows Vista.

January 31, 2006 by Dan Farber


Torvalds at odds with Cox over Linux and GPL3

Ingrid Marson of ZDNet News UK reports on Linux developer Alan Cox's take on GPL 3:Cox told ZDNet UK that he thinks that many of the changes in GPL 3 are sound: "The majority of it looks very sensible, such as letting copyright information be displayed in an About box rather than relying on command line instructions (as is the case in GPL 2). Some of the more contentious stuff has sensibly been made optional.

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Google: New channel for Microsoft's DRM?

Reuters on ZDNN: Internet giant Google is in talks with digital music service Napster over an "extensive alliance" that could include an "outright acquisition," according to a Tuesday report in the New York Post, citing anonymous sources....Google has been in discussions with Napster to offer a digital music service, rather than start one on its own, the Post reported.

January 31, 2006 by David Berlind


Close but no cigar: Wharton B-School's DRM analysis

If I didn't know any better and someone told me that Apple paid for this analysis of DRM by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, I'd believe it.  At first, when I read the headline -- DRM: Media companies next flop?

January 30, 2006 by David Berlind


On sensors and the Great Barrier Reef

New Scientist (October 22-28, 2005) reports that Australia and the EU are funding a vast sensor network (four to five square kilometers--which, in real units, is roughly 1.5 square miles) to be deployed on the Great Barrier Reef, which is either (depending on whom you ask) perfectly healthy or teetering on the edge of a fatal eco-coronary.

January 30, 2006 by Ed Gottsman