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March 6, 2008

LOTD for March 6

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 2:49 pm

Daylight Savings Time was created to save energy, but a study found that it actually results in MORE energy being used due to air conditioning…something that wasn’t used much when they started Daylight Savings Time:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR.aspx?PUBCODE=014&ACCT=1400000100&ISSUE=0803&RELTYPE=PR&ORIGRELTYPE=EDNT&PRODCODE=00000000&PRODLETT=BM&CommonCount=0

Forbes came up with their annual richest people in the world list and Bill Gates dropped from #1 to #3:
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/10/billionaires08_The-Worlds-Billionaires_Rank.html

http://www.forbes.com/home/billionaires/2008/03/05/buffett-worlds-richest-cx_mm_0229buffetrichest.html

Toshiba is opening a U.S. nuclear-power company:
http://www.news.com/2110-11392_3-6233274.html?type=pt&part=inv&tag=feed&subj=news

The Pentagon has banned Google Earth from video mapping bases:
http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/pentagon-bans-google-earth-video/story.aspx?guid=8E485497-1DED-4F25-A3F4-9E4CCDEFFC9B&siteid=msn

Study of using MRIs to reconstruct our dreams, even read our minds!
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0803~RELTYPE~MIC~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~BE.html

First-ever solar cell printed by an inkjet:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0803~RELTYPE~MS~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~BC.html

The world’s largest binoculars (side-by-side 8.4 meters mirrors) is in Arizona:
http://www.rdmag.com/ShowPR~PUBCODE~014~ACCT~1400000100~ISSUE~0803~RELTYPE~PHOT~PRODCODE~0000000~PRODLETT~BA.html

The San Antonio Airport has “airport-of-first-landing” status from the Department of Homeland Security. This means that private aircraft coming to the US from other countries can fly direct to San Antonio and clear customs:
http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2008/03/03/daily16.html

The UK government lost more than 1,000 laptops in recent years:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5694

A Seattle company has issued the world’s first global wind map, showing where there is enough wind to justify wind farms:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5696

iRobot was selected as a winner for the DARPA Landroid program:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=5695

The worldwide mobile industry is expected to be worth $1 trillion by the end of this year!
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/29725.php

Rumor is the Sprint will spin off Nextel:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/67361-rumor-sprint-to-spinoff-nextel?

Rumor is the T-Mobile may buy Sprint now that its stock price has dropped so much and the dollar is so weak:
http://www.kansascity.com/382/story/519407.html

Speculation on whether or not Verizon will buy Sprint, with a mention of how Verizon decided not to buy Sprint in 2004:
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2007/11/27/why-buy-sprint-when-you-can-get-its-customers-free/

Clearwire is cutting back on its WiMAX build-out as it tries to save money:
http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/clearwire-slow-down-buildout/2008-01-31?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Tata (in India) launched the biggest WiMAX network in the world:
http://www.unstrung.com/document.asp?doc_id=147494

WiMAX is considered a significant interference threat to C-band satellite systems:
http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/260017.html

Samsung and Addidas team for a “fitness phone”, with hearbeat monitor and step counter. It even tells you when you are jogging too slowly:
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/03/05/samsung-and-adidas-team-up-to-launch-f110-fitness-handset/

Google gave a lot more information on their Android platform, including how they are not looking to make money on it now:
http://gigaom.com/2008/03/05/google%e2%80%99s-dan-morrill-on-android/

Brain imaging shows that cell phone use affects driving (37% of brain activity related to driving reduced!):
http://www.freshnews.in/brain-imaging-shows-cell-phone-use-affects-driving-22489

Americans would give up the Internet, TV, and landline phones before they would give up their cell phone!
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gklqRd2x4pLm_rsfXk_S8u9nOT1Q

Phillipine mobile users are the world’s greatest senders of text messages:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42783&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10&view=news

Yahoo bought itself some time to decide whether or not it wants the Microsoft offer:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/interactive/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003720724

Penthouse is planning a $250 mil IPO:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601204&sid=aJJU6O5Duy40

Cool review of the Ni Hao, Kai-Lan screening that my family went to:
http://www.sdaff.org/staff_blog.php#blog_id_49

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