Monthly Archives: December 2008

Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall ‘09

Techcrunch has this from three independent sources close to Apple: expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of ‘09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen. Great, a new expensive gadget which I have to find a use for!

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US Becomes Largest Wind Power Producer in the World

This is great news. The United States has overtaken Germany to become the largest producer of wind energy in the world, generating enough capacity to eliminate the burning of 91 million barrels of oil per year. And the trend ahead looks impressive.

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Read this article by Thomas Friedman, then send it to a friend

This is some creative thinking from Thomas Friedman, and it is a strong reminder of what we need to do to get moving in the right direction.   It isn’t pretty and won’t be painless or easy, but we have to get this country back in the game.

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40 Year Anniversary of Apollo 8 Moon Mission

NPR: Audio and Video – On Christmas Eve in 1968, Americans turned on their TV sets to watch something unprecedented: a live broadcast from outer space. Three astronauts were orbiting the moon, sending back images of the gray craters and mountains that were passing by about 70 miles below their tiny spacecraft.

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iPhone Nano cases appear online!

Another indication that Apple could be readying a smaller iPhone Nano appeared Monday in the form of a product listing on a case manufacturer’s Web site.

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New York City After the Google Earth Update

It’s not a photo of New York. It’s actually many photos of New York, textured on 3D models in Google Earth’s latest update. This is very very cool.

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National Geographic : International Photography Contest 2008

natpicSee what their online viewers selected as their top picks for images submitted for the English language edition of the International Photography Contest. Wow.

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