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January 7, 2010  4:53 PM

For Auld Lang Syne — Alex Howard weighs in on tech stories of the decade



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Apple, Bill Gates, botnets, Facebook, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, social networking, tech stories of the decade, YouTube

Former WhatIs Associate Editor and top-ranked technophile Alex Howard sent us his list of the top tech stories of the decade, bless...

November 20, 2008  9:08 AM

Windows Azure video demo



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cloud computing, Microsoft, operating systems, programming, software development, the cloud, Uncategorized, utility computing, Virtualization, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, WhatIs.com, Windows

Here's Manuvir Das' presentation about Windows Azure, from Microsoft's 2008 Professional Developers' Conference: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/AlF4V35U7as" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cool, creativity, culture, data, demonstration, display, entrepeneurship, fun, futurism, geek, immersive 3D worlds, innovation, interactive media, interesting, interface, Internet, invention, media, multimedia, operating systems, science, Technology, tool, video, virtual, virtual reality

William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...


October 22, 2008  5:44 AM

Joel Maloff on SIP trunking



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cloud computing, communications, Mobile Computing, Networking, VoIP, Web 2.0, wireless

jmaloff_img.jpg "For a service that was forecast by Gartner last year to be part of a more than $2 billion market...


September 2, 2008  5:21 PM

Chrome: A shiny Web browser from Google may just be the next global platform for running Web applications



Posted by: GuyPardon
advertising, AJAX, Apple, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, cloud computing, collaboration, communications, cool, demonstration, desktop, downloads, freeware, geotargeting, Google, innovation, Internet, Microsoft, Mobile, Office, operating systems, reviews, search engine, SEM, SEO, Silicon Valley, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, Technology, the cloud, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, Windows, YouTube

Chrome logoTechies and geeks returned from one last weekend of sun, sand and summer to find news of a disruptive change sweeping the online business world. Meet


August 20, 2008  6:58 PM

Video: MIT’s OpenCourseWare — Introduction to Algorithms (Lesson 1 and 2)



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, Class, college, courses, education, free, fundamentals, Google, learning, programming, public domain, software, software development, Technology, tutorial, useful, video

Thanks to a friendly Creative Commons license, these introductory lectures could be uploaded to Google Video by Peteris Krumins from the host on MIT’s...

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August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, college, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, creativity, crowdsourcing, culture, exploration, fun, futurism, geek, Google, history, humor, Internet, languages, Silicon Valley, social networking, Technology, Web 2.0, WhatIs.com, widgets, wiki, word meanings

Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...


August 8, 2008  11:03 AM

Google helps you keep up with the Olympics



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, blogging, cool, event, free, Google, Google Earth, Google Maps, howto, innovation, Internet, resource, Technology, tool, useful, widgets, YouTube

These days, Google isn't just a search engine, though of course google.com is the starting point for most online searches. As Dylan Casey points out on the Official Google Blog, Google has now made it easier than ever for users to


August 7, 2008  4:31 PM

How you can watch the Olympics live online (and what sysadmins can do about it)



Posted by: GuyPardon
communications, cool, event, feeds, free, Google, government, hacking, howto, interactive media, Internet, IPTV, media, Microsoft, multimedia, participation, resource, streaming, Sun Microsystems, Technology, useful, video, Web applications, Web services, wiki, Yahoo!, YouTube

After years of buildup, the Olympics are about to kick off tomorrow in Beijing. As Shamus McGillicuddy reports,


August 1, 2008  10:29 AM

Video: Jimmy Wales on Google’s Knol



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, collaboration, commentary, communications, community, conversation, free, Google, innovation, Internet, learning, public domain, search, search engine, Silicon Valley, social publishing, tool, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, wiki, YouTube

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, talked to WNYC's Brian Lehrer about Google Knol, a new competitor...


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