Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Breastfeeding Is Not Obscene"

Facebook has angered a number of users for it's prohibition on photos of nursing mothers.

eBay's Ban on Ivory Sales

Martin Drops Porn Filter Plan

FCC Chairman has dropped the requirement for anti-porn filtering from his plan for nationwide wireless broadband.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

How HP Sells to Iran

Trade between the U.S. and Iran is banned, yet California-based Hewlett Packard is a big seller there. How do they do that? They use middlemen.
In 1997, two years after President Clinton banned trade with Iran, HP struck a partnership with a newly formed company in Dubai to sell its products in the Middle East. At the time, the company, called Redington Gulf, had only three employees and its sole purpose was to "sell HP supplies to the Iran market," says a history on Redington Gulf's website and Rajesh Chandragiri, the administrative manager in Redington Gulf's Dubai office.

Monday, December 29, 2008

RIAA v. Thomas Retrial Will Happen

From Wired:
A federal judge is denying the Recording Industry Association of America's request to appeal his decision granting a retrial in the RIAA's only file sharing case to go to trial.

Lost in Snow, Saved by MP3 Player

A skier and snowboarder were outside marked runs near Savognin in southeast Switzerland when they got lost. They were able to alert authorities to their problem, but the batteries in their phone ran out before they were found. Yet, according to the story, they were found because of the faint glow of their MP3 player.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Sellout 2008!

Our guest on 11/20 was Tanguy Leborgne, VP Worldwide Marketing, at Pinnacle Systems. We talked about lots of the cool stuff they have this year.

- Listen to the Interview -

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sock and Awe

This is what has come of it.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Report: Kevin Martin Abused Power

From CNet News:
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin ignored his responsibilities as head of the regulatory body and abused his power, according to a congressional report released Tuesday.

Virtual World For Muslims

Somewhat similar to other virtual environments, Muxlim Pal, currently in beta phase, is designed for Muslims in Western society, and to foster understanding among non-Muslims.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Army to Open Second Life Islands

The virtual islands will be used as recruiting tools.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra

A Reminder to Facebook Users

Post details about parties at your own risk.

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Tech of Terror

From Wired:
The Mumbai terrorists used an array of commercial technologies -- from Blackberries to GPS navigators to anonymous e-mail accounts -- to pull off their heinous attacks.

Free Nationwide WiFi?

From the WSJ:
Outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is pushing for action in December on a plan to offer free, pornography-free wireless Internet service to all Americans, despite objections from the wireless industry and some consumer groups.