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  1. -01-01-07 Intel Introduces Core 2 Quad Chip (PCWorld.com)
      "Quad-core chips can handle complex tasks faster than single-core chips by using multithreaded software to break each job into smaller pieces, then computing them simultaneously. The chips are most popular with users of servers and workstations running programs like digital media creation and high-end gaming." 01-07

  2. -01-06-07 Verizon to Offer Cellphone TV (USA Today)
      "Prime time is coming to the really small screen." 01-07

  3. -01-09-07 Apple Reveals iPhone (Time Magazine)
      "pple's new iPhone could do to the cell phone market what the iPod did to the portable music player market: crush it pitilessly beneath the weight of its own superiority. This is unfortunate for anybody else who makes cell phones, but it's good news for those of us who use them." 01-07

  4. -01-10-08 Gadgets for Tomorrow (Christian Science Monitor)
      "As the new year begins, a host of companies is unveiling products to help consumers find the right work-life balance in 2008. Here are a few entries featured in our new product catalog." 01-08

  5. -01-30-07 Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft (PBS News)
      "Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates announced Thursday he would give up his day-to-day role in the company to focus on philanthropy. David Kirkpatrick, senior editor of Fortune magazine and Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy discuss Bill Gate's move to philanthropy." 01-07

  6. -01-30-07 Windows Vista Review (BBC News)
      "The BBC's Technology team have put Vista through its paces and sampled reaction of those using it." 01-07

  7. -02-02-07 Interview With Bill Gates on Vista (MSNBC News)
      "Bill Gates explains why you should buy his new operating system, what he’s doing next and why John Hodgeman bugs him." 01-07

  8. -02-02-07 Viacom Orders YouTube.com to Remove Videos (MSNBC News)
      "Media company Viacom Inc., which owns the cable networks MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and the Paramount Pictures movie studio, asked YouTube on Friday to remove more than 100,000 unauthorized clips from its hugely popular video-sharing site." 01-07

  9. -02-21-08 Sony's Blu-ray Beats Toshiba's HD DVD (US News)
      "In the fast-changing world of video tech, two years seems an eternity. The question is whether it's a fatal delay for high-definition movies on disk."

      "Toshiba announced Tuesday that it was abandoning the high-def disk battle, giving the victory to Sony and its Blu-ray format." 2-08

  10. -03-12-07 "No EMail" Fridays (ABC News)
      " 'I'm announcing a ban on e-mail every Friday,' Ellison's memo read. 'Get out to meet your teams face-to-face. Pick up the phone and give someone a call. … I look forward to not hearing from any of you, but stop by as often as you like.' "

      "The no-e-mail-Friday idea landed with a thud." 03-07

  11. -03-16-07 Communications Companies Bid for Biggest U.S. Government Communications Contract Ever (Bloomberg.com)
      "AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and competing phone companies will find out this month whether they can bid for the biggest U.S. government communications contract ever or get shut out of most federal work for a decade."

      "Carriers must win the right to bid on projects valued at more than $20 billion over 10 years, for work ranging from Internet-based telephone and video services to data-network security upgrades. As many as 135 agencies will pick providers from the list, limiting work for companies that are left out." 03-07

  12. -04-15-07 What's Wrong With the Web (MSNBC News)
      "Government and university researchers have been exploring ways to redesign the Internet from scratch." 04-07

  13. -05-11-07 New Domains in 2008? (MSNBC News)
      "INew Internet addresses for general use could start appearing in the summer of 2008 under a timeline the Internet's key oversight agency announced Thursday." 05-07

  14. -05-30-07 "Surface:" A Revolutionary New Interface for Computers? (MSNBC News)
      "In an industry whose bold pronouncements about the future have taught me the benefits of skepticism, Surface took my breath away. If the Surface project rollout goes as planned in November, it could alter the way everyday Americans control the technology that currently overwhelms many of us." 05-07

  15. -05-31-07 A Top Spammer Caught (MSNBC News)
      "A 27-year-old man described as one of the world’s most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail." 05-07

  16. -06-04-07 China Expected to Become the Largest Internet Population (MSNBC News)
      "China has the world's second-largest population of Internet users, with 137 million people online, and is on track to surpass the United States as the largest online population in two years." 06-07

  17. -06-09-07 Wireless Charging of Devices (CBS News)
      "Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers announced Thursday they had made a 60-watt light bulb glow by sending it energy wirelessly, potentially previewing a future in which cell phones and other gadgets get juice without having to be plugged in." 06-07

  18. -06-17-07 Online Sales Growth Rate Peaking (New York Times)
      "Since the inception of the Web, online commerce has enjoyed hypergrowth, with annual sales increasing more than 25 percent over all, and far more rapidly in many categories. But in the last year, growth has slowed sharply in major sectors like books, tickets and office supplies."

      "In response, a so-called clicks-and-bricks hybrid model is emerging, said Dan Whaley, the founder of GetThere, which became one of the largest Internet travel businesses after it was acquired by Sabre Holdings."

      "John Morgan, an economics professor from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, said he expected online commerce to continue to increase, partly because it remains less than 1 percent of the overall economy. 'There’s still a lot of head room for people to grow,' he said.' 06-07

  19. -06-18-07 Blockbuster to Focus on Blu-ray for High Definition (BBC News)
      "Film rental firm Blockbuster is to rent high-definition DVDs only in the Blu-ray format at 1,450 US stores." 06-07

  20. -06-18-07 Touch Screens Start to Take Over (Time Magazine)
      "People are ready to break the fourth wall of computing and put their fingers directly on the data. This is manual-free computing, instinctive and intuitive, with zero learning curve." 06-07

  21. -06-18-07 Yahoo Boss Steps Down (BBC News)
      "The chief executive of internet search firm Yahoo, Terry Semel, has quit his position and has been replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang." 06-07

  22. -06-22-07 Court Gives Email Privacy Protection (Time Magazine)
      "In a startling decision this week, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati ordered the feds to keep their mitts off e-mail stored with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Yahoo! unless they notify the sender first or show that he doesn't consider the e-mail private. The ruling was based on the conclusion that most people think e-mail, like letters or phone conversations, is private, and protected under the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable government searches and seizures."

      "That seems a pretty fair conclusion, but the amazing thing is that no court has ever reached it before. In other words, we've been living under a legal regime that essentially assumes we don't much care if, say, Alberto Gonzales sees our e-mails after they leave our outbox. So for a federal appeals court to upend that regime is a big deal, as experts like Professor Orin Kerr at George Washington University Law School will tell you."

      " 'If this case sticks around,' says Kerr, 'it's the most important decision involving the Fourth Amendment in a long time for new technologies.' " 06-07

  23. -06-30-07 25 Web Sites to Watch (MSNBC News)
      "To keep you ahead of the curve, we've rounded up 25 innovative Web sites and services that are well worth watching. Some of them help you design your own personalized Web site mashups; others enable you to create video mixes, build wikis, share personal obsessions, and more. But take note: A number of these sites are works in progress, and user-generated sites depend on developing a critical mass of content, which doesn't happen right away. With that in mind, check out the following dot-com destinations. One of them may become the next big Web hit." 06-07

  24. -06-30-07 AT&T Nearly Out of iPhones (MSNBC News)
      "AT&T Inc. sold almost all its initial stock of Apple Inc.’s iPhone within hours of the device going on sale, an AT&T spokesman said on Saturday."

      "The combination cell phone, media player and Web browser went on sale at AT&T and Apple stores on Friday at 6 p.m. in each U.S. time zone in the most anticipated gadget launch of the year." 06-07

  25. -07-07-07 iPhones Must Be Sent In to Replace Batteries (CBS News)
      "The iPhone's battery is apparently soldered on inside the device and cannot be swapped out by the owner like most other cell phones."

      "Users would have to submit their iPhone to Apple for battery service. The service will cost users $79, plus $6.95 for shipping, and will take three business days." 06-07

  26. -09-13-07 Tech Stocks for Tough Times (USNews.com)
      "Here are five tech stocks worth a look." 09-07

  27. -09-19-07 AOL to Focus on Advertising (MSNBC News)
      "AOL stepped up its transformation from Internet access provider into an ad-driven business Monday as it announced plans to move its corporate headquarters and consolidate its advertising operations." 09-07

  28. -10-03-07 The Worm that Roared (Time Magazine)
      "Nobody knows who's behind the Storm Worm. F-Secure suspects a group based in Russia, but there's no way to be sure, and recent Storm Worm subject lines referring to Labor Day and the start of the football season suggest that those involved have an American connection. What is certain is that they are very smart--prodigious innovators engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with security firms that so far they're winning." 10-07

  29. -10-20-07 Apple Introduces the iPod Touch (ABC News)
      "I've been testing the newest member of the iPod family, the big-screen iPod Touch. It's a close cousin to the iPhone that connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi wireless networking and replaces the famous iPod click wheel with a touch screen." 06-07

  30. -10-22-07 How Many Site Hits? (New York Times)
      "Online advertising is expected to generate more than $20 billion in revenue this year, more than double the $9.6 billion it represented as recently as 2004. Nobody doubts that the figure will grow — particularly as advertisers hone their techniques for aiming messages to particular consumers — but the question remains how much the clashing traffic figures will hold the market back." 10-07

  31. -12-07-07 PC Memory Currently at Discounts (US News)
      "Now is the time to stuff your computer with DRAM, even if it means yanking out smaller chips that are in the way. Absent holiday discounts, it still can cost less than $50 to install two sticks of 1 gigabyte each. That would keep a PC humming even when shouldering the latest memory hogs: Windows Vista and Macintosh Leopard." 12-07

  32. MSN's List of Top Technology Products (MSNBC News)
      Provides overviews of desktops, laptops, cameras, media players, cells phones, and more. 06-07

Papers
  1. Five Alternatives to iPhones (USNews.com)
      "The iPhone looks like a great device, but it has its pros and cons and can't be all things to all people, despite the ads suggesting it might be." 06-07

  2. Flash-Based Hard Drives (MSNBC News)
      "SanDisk Corporation has introduced a 32GB, 1.8-inch solid-state drive (SSD) which is built to be a drop-in replacement for standard mechanical hard disk drives. This means the device has no moving parts." 01-07

   
   


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