Month: August 2007

IBM ups ante in multicore race

IBM uncorks a new multicore blade server powered by the Cell processor—the same processor design that currently drives the PS3—making the single most powerful processor available for enterprise computing. Simultaneously, IBM introduces application development software aimed at multiple cores, integrating Read More

Printed electronics startup raises $20 million in B round

Plextronics Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), a startup with interests in organic electronics for both solar power and printed electronics applications, said it raised $20.6 million in Series B round of venture capital financing led by European chemicals group Solvay Group. Full Read More

Want your fifteen minutes of fame? Get Naked On The Internet Wanda Nara Did

Wanda Nara, the famous latin model is riding the crest of a wave, (an Internet wave), but for all the wrong reasons. Wanda, famous as a model and a TV presenter is now better known as Argentina’s Celebrity Queen of, Read More

KLF: Burn a Million Quid (video) and The Manual (e-book)

BB pal Michael W. Dean recently reminded us of the work of K Foundation, the UK anarcho-prankster duo who set about to become ginormous pop stars in the 1980s, and did just that as The KLF. In 1988, members Bill Read More

Short links: faster than an Idaho senator’s airport bathroom funtime

Wonderful photoset of photos from the Calfornia ghost town called Bodie. Link. Above, a decaying ’37 Chevy. NYT editorial on Matt and Trey’s groundbreaking South Park profit-share deal with Viacom: Link. A must-read. Watershed moment here, guys. Lost in translation: Read More

Microsoft, Eolas settle big patent dispute (Updated) (Todd Bishop/Todd Bishop’s Microsoft Blog)

Microsoft, Eolas settle big patent dispute (Updated)  —  Microsoft and Eolas Technologies Inc. have settled their high-profile patent dispute over technology in Internet Explorer, according to a letter to Eolas shareholders from Mark Swords, the company’s chief operating officer. Source: Read More

Green groups and social justice orgs fight DRM

Peter Brown, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, sez, “An international coalition of environmental and social justice groups have signed a statement condemning DRM and specifically the DRM in Microsoft’s Windows Vista, looking to promote awareness of computer user Read More