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September 22, 2008

LOTD for September 22

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 1:07 pm

I had a web teleconference today that had some technical problems, so while they were fixing stuff I was able to do the LOTD for today.

Has a 12-year-old come up with the key for widespread use of solar energy?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/232218;_ylt=AjSYG23tcXa_iPL_5cbU5OkjtBAF

Looks like men should not use headsets with their cell phones in their pockets…not if they are planning to have kids anyway:
http://www.dailytech.com/New+Study+Shows+Cell+Phones+Are+No+Friend+of+Gonads/article13011.htm

Pakistani troops reportedly shot at US helicopters today!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080922/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_us

Israel is now using its “skunk bomb” to disperse Palestinian protesters. This sound like a good way to disperse crowds, much better than shooting rubber pellets or other techniques and are used around the world:
http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2008-08/2008-08-11-voa4.cfm?CFID=42047290&CFTOKEN=68739660

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1218104256520&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

China is REALLY ramping up its space program! They are about to do a space walk in preparation for the building of their space station:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080922/ap_on_re_as/as_china_space

Looks like Northrop will get a large termination fee from the government to make up for the cancellation of the tanker contract:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-northrop19-2008sep19,0,7521700.story

Apple recalled the 3G iPhone charger:
http://www.itpro.co.uk/606354/apple-recalls-iphone-3g-charger

Infoworld article

Sony now has a whole line of products in its Made for iPod and works with iPhone line:
http://www.tmcnet.com/ce/articles/40498-sony-debuts-new-ipod-iphone-compatible-products.htm

This LG cell phone has an 8 Megapixel camera!
http://www.mobileguerilla.com/articles/2008/09/22/lg-kc910-renoir-dolby-candybar.php

Qualcomm is planning to make satellite connections available for multi-mode cell phones:
Press release

Looks like Sprint’s Xohm will launch on October 6:
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Xohm-Baltimore-Launch-October-6-97821

The new Clearwire got $3.2 billion from Intel/Google/Comcast/etc., but they say they need $2 bil more:
http://blog.internetnews.com/jmottl/2008/09/clearwire-wimax-needs-2b-more.html

Interesting that Nextwave says that the $100 mil they got will last them into 2010 when they had said recently that the $71+ mil they had on hand would only last them a couple of months unless they got new financing. Selling off one of their businesses, laying off 20% of their workforce, and a huge reduction in overhead costs will allow them to stretch their money a lot further. Allowing the funders to buy 40 million shares at a penny a share *really* reduces the value of their existing stock!
Press release

Analyst prediction is for laptops and cameras in te future to have both WiMax and LTE:
http://www.betanews.com/article/Interop_4G_WiMAX_and_LTE_to_coexist_on_laptops_and_cameras/1221761312

Kodak has a new WiFi photo frame:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/soho-networking/?p=266

We’re about to see lots of ads and new product offerings for tissues–who knew that was a $1 bil business? Kleenex is coming out with a 3-ply tissue!
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/packaged-goods/e3ie41d3cb71a4f00677add6eec3eeccc53

Instead of putting missing people on milk cartons, they are now putting pop/rap/rock/soul/country artists to try to spread the word on health, nutrition, and exercise:
http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/current-issue/e3ie41d3cb71a4f0067a4805ad0fb6650c9

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