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May 23, 2008

LOTD for May 23

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 4:46 pm

I hope that everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

iRobot’s new robot for the Army uses a controller that is based on a Nintendo game controller:
Aviation Week article

Boeing’s Hummingbird UAV set the endurance record by flying for 18.7 hours straight
Aviation Week article

San Diego’s mayor may try to block Blackwater’s new training facility:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/05/san-diego-mayor.html#more

DHS got the idea for their new UAV from the TV show 24. NASA took ideas from Star Trek and SciFi books, so DHS people getting ideas from 24 does not surprise me:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,357322,00.html

The DoD may try to block Apple’s acquisition of PA Semi:
http://www.eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=207801405

Interesting that 96% of servers with dynamic IP addresses were only used to send spam. Those servers accounted for 42% of all spam during the study period:
Articles link

Google co-founder Larry Page went to DC to lobby for public access to white spaces:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2008/tc20080522_623138.htm?campaign_id=yhoo

Yahoo currently has 10 board members and just renominated 9 of them for the board, with the plan to eliminate the 10th board position. This will not make Icahn happy because he wants his people on the board:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/UK_SMALLCAPSRPT/idUKN2253586220080523

Videocon makes air conditioner, refrigerators and lots of other consumer electronics in India. It looks like they will be opening a whole new market because they are apparently buying Motorola’s cellular handset business:
http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage_c_online.php?leftnm=10&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=38179

I’ve heard the LifeLock ad on the radio several times, where their CEO gives out his Social Security number and says that his identity is safe due to their service. Well, it turns out that there is a class-action lawsuit against them now and there is at least one documented case of identity theft for the CEO:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/781125/lifelock_lawsuit_may_entitle_you_to.html

AT&T issued a press release on how they had an all-time high of 78 million text messages for American Idol:
Press release

Verizon responded to their rival AT&T by issuing their own press release about how they delivered nearly 58 billion text messages in the first quarter of 2008:
Press release

Activision is adding drums, bass guitar, and a microphone to Guitar Hero, responding to MTV’s Rock Band game:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/digital-downloads/gaming/e3i1752bc99a224d580256609d2f714a2bc

Looks like the XBox 360 and PS3 contain some toxic chemicals, with the Wii having a less amount of them:
http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/killer-app-game-consoles-contain-hazardous-chemicals/1214392

Lori loves the Celebrity Baby Blog. People Magazine must love it too because they just bought it!
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/digital-downloads/broadband/e3ieeeb821466c45514903958f0b67790b8

Interesting article on the most expensive hamburgers in the US:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24761956/

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