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?
Looks like men should not use headsets with their cell phones in their pockets…not if they are planning to have kids anyway:
Pakistani troops reportedly shot at US helicopters today!
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:
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:
Looks like Northrop will get a large termination fee from the government to make up for the cancellation of the tanker contract:
Apple recalled the 3G iPhone charger:
Sony now has a whole line of products in its Made for iPod and works with iPhone line:
This LG cell phone has an 8 Megapixel camera!
Qualcomm is planning to make satellite connections available for multi-mode cell phones:
Looks like Sprint’s Xohm will launch on October 6:
The new Clearwire got $3.2 billion from Intel/Google/Comcast/etc., but they say they need $2 bil more:
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!
Analyst prediction is for laptops and cameras in te future to have both WiMax and LTE:
Kodak has a new WiFi photo frame:
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!
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: