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3:05 PM ET, August 4, 2007

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Tim Wilson / PC World:
Public Wi-Fi: Past its Prime?  —  For the average Internet user, wireless means Wi-Fi.  Most routers used in offices and at hot-spots in local cafes and-libraries use Wi-Fi technology.  However, the increasing development and use of the fledgling WiMAX technology has some questioning whether cities should invest in the older standard.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
SF Mayor Puts Free Wi-Fi on Ballot, Lamely  —  Gavin Newsom and the president of the city's board of supervisors stuck a free wireless resolution on the ballot five minutes before the deadline: The measure is nonbinding, but asks voters whether they support the notion of free wireless throughout the city.
Discussion: dslreports.com
PC World:
Surveys Say iPhone Demand Continues  —  Apple's iPhone seems set to disrupt the mobile phone industry, with ChangeWave claiming up to 16 percent of those planning to buy a mobile in the next six months will buy an iPhone.  —  The latest Changewave consumer mobile phone survey …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and The Utility Belt
George Ou:
Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007  —  Undercover reporter Michelle Madigan (Associate Producer of NBC Dateline) got a little more than she bargained for when she tried to sneak in to DEFCON 2007 with hidden cameras to get someone to confess to a felony.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
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Darla Mack:
iTheme for S60 3rd Edition  —  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the interface of the iPhone?  Maybe some have and maybe some haven't, but seeing an app like this even I became a bit interested.  This form of customization goes way beyond basic theme creation.
Discussion: IntoMobile and All About Symbian
KathrynV / dslreports.com:
Google Phone Talk Is Back - Do you want an ad-supported mobile web?  —  The Google phone rumors are back.  Google has apparently developed a prototype cell phone which they say will bring Google Search and Google Aps to the mobile community, offering better web browsing than current products (a not-so-subtle threat to the iPhone).
Xbox-Scene News:
Raid casualty comes forward to tell his story  —  >> HSD - Hours before the raids were news and broadcast across the net and the mass media, an XS member (FallsInc) tried to warn those of us in the inner circle that the noose was about to tighten around US Modchip shops.
Discussion: Engadget, GamePolitics.com and digg
Andrew McAfee:
And Now for Something Completely Different  —  Wikipedia's article on Enterprise 2.0 has been heavily edited by the administrator Jreferee since July 26.  I just read through the most recent version, which consists largely of a history of the term.  According to this version,
Discussion: Zoli's Blog and Between the Lines
Spencer Kelly / BBC:
The new wave of Silicon Valley start-ups  —  Silicon Valley is the southern part of San Francisco's Bay Area, stretching from the city to San Jose.  This is one of the top research and development centres in the world; wherever you look someone is having a good idea.
Discussion: EarlyStageVC
Kyle Pott / Lifehacker:
Featured Windows Download: Log your workday from the system tray with Life Logger  —  Log your workday from the system tray with Life Logger  —  Windows only: Freeware app Life Logger is a small system tray application to help log your daily activities.  Inspired by Gina's quick log script …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
New bill calls for all-knowing, all-seeing, cross-platform V-chip  —  Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) wants to keep consumers from safe from foul words and images, which is why he has pushed for an extension of the FTC's Do Not Call Registry and for the expansion of the FCC's V-chip program.
Discussion: Engadget, Threat Level, Profy.Com and GigaOM
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
NEC and Hitachi team to water-cool hard drives  —  Score one for water-cooling fanatics.  NEC and Hitachi just announced a partnership focused to develop a liquid cooling system for hard drives.  Let's take a look at how liquid cooling typically works, why it's attractive, and how Hitachi and NEC plan to liquid-cool a hard drive.
RSnake / ha.ckers.org web application security lab:
Mozilla Says "Ten F**king Days"  —  I'll do a more thorough writeup of the craziness that is Blackhat, but this I thought should go out ahead of all the other stuff.  I don't have a lot of time so I'll try to make this story short.  Two days ago after Jeremiah and my talk …
Discussion: The personal website … and digg
Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
What could you do with fat fiber?  —  Two years ago, Bob Frankston wrote Why Settle for Just 1%? while in the midst of his ramp-up as a Verizon FiOS customer.  The question is still on the table.  I'd like us to help answer it by re-phrasing the question: What could we, as Linux developers and users …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Community Broadband Act would overturn bans on municipal broadband  —  A bill introduced into the House of Representatives this week will attempt to spur broadband development in the US by overturning existing state bans on municipal broadband deployments.  Titled the Community Broadband Act of 2007 …
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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