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2:40 PM ET, August 26, 2006

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greenpeace.org:
Your guide to green electronics  — The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials.  Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple …
Discussion: Download Squad
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Jay Savage / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple not big on trees?  Greenpeace releases "green electronics" report  —  Over at Download Squad today, we're talking about the report on "green electronics" and "e-waste" that Greenpeace released this morning.  It's no secret that environmentalists have been unhappy with Apple …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Matthew Broersma / Techworld.com:
Windows Vista the last of its kind  —  Vista will be the last version of Windows that exists in its current, monolithic form, according to Gartner.  —  Instead, the research firm predicts, Microsoft will be forced to migrate Windows to a modular architecture tied together through hardware-supported virtualisation.
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, Slashdot and digg
Scott Carlson / Chronicle of Higher Education:
U. of California Will Provide Up to 3,000 Books a Day to Google for Scanning, Contract States  —  A mere two months after the University of California begins its book-digitization project with Google, the university may provide the search company with a whopping 3,000 books a day for scanning.
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Un-Wired:
Hello World...  Hey there, welcome to the Windows Live WiFi team blog.  —  I'm Stefan Weitz, director of planning for Windows Live WiFi.  The team has been developing Windows Live WiFi Center over the past few months and it's now time to let others experiment with it.
Fred / A VC:
Call Me Converted  —  For the past three years I have been blogging actively but not using a feedreader actively.  Sure I've used plenty of feedreaders.  I've basically tried them all.  I've been regularly subscribing to feeds in newsgator online and bloglines, largely to database blogs I like.
Walter S. Mossberg / WSJ Personal Technology:
Blocking Spyware Before It's Installed  —  There's no other major item most of us own that is as confusing, unpredictable and unreliable as our personal computers.  Everybody has questions about them, and we aim to help.  —  Here are a few questions about computers I've received recently from people like you, and my answers.
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Will at&t Voicemail Work in an Emergency?  —  According to a survey of Gulf Coast residents commissioned by at&t, the most desired technology during a natural disaster is a voice mailbox (54% of respondents).  However, at&t apparently doesn't have confidence in its own ability to keep existing voicemail working in a catastrophe.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Announcing Yahoo (Open) Developer Hack Day  —  A few months ago I was able to hang out at Yahoo Hack Day, and see first hand the energy that developers are willing to put in to their own projects and ideas.  Yahoo is now taking the Hack Day idea one step further.
Gizmodo:
Lexus Self Parking Car Video and Review  —  Lexus invited Gizmodo along for a ride in the new LS 460 L super rich guy sedan.  The thing is packed to the gills with tech.  In fact, I'd call it the most geeked-out car evar, next to the Tesla.  —  But even the Tesla car can't park itself.
James Yu / ShoutBlog:
Digg sends cease and desist to digggames  —  One of my favorite places to find addicting games is at digggames, which aggregates flash games that have made it to the front page of Digg.  With Digg's current interface, it can be difficult to distill these kinds of genres from previous posts.
Jeff Howe / Wired News:
No Suit Required  —  Terry McBride has a maverick approach to music management: Take care of the fans and the bands, and the business will take care of itself.  —  Terry McBride has an idea.  Another idea.  A good - no, a great idea.  McBride, CEO of Nettwerk Music Group …
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Techdirt
Haaretz:
Report: Fugitive top hi-tech exec tracked down in Sri Lanka  —  The founder of Israeli hi-tech giant Comverse, who fled the United States ten days ago, was tracked down in Sri Lanka by an Israeli private investigator, the Ma'ariv daily newspaper reported on Thursday.
Official Google Blog:
We love you, webmasters  —  We always aim to offer our users relevant and helpful results, and webmasters provide the great content that we point to.  Unfortunately — though we've had the pleasure of chatting with many of you in a variety of forums, around the blogosphere …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
One thing about innovators...  Dave Winer frustrates me too.  Why?  Cause he shows me a world I didn't know could exist.  He challenges my assumptions.  And, tries to get me to join his world.  The baaahhhhssssstttttaaaaarrrrrddddd!!!&nb sp; —  I remember when he showed me RSS.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
 
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