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Shawn Rider /
Why Nintendo Gets It, or Why Sony Should Start Trying  —  keywords: analysis sony nintendo microsoft industry  —  And I thought they had logged out:  —  It blows my mind that Nintendo has so effectively proven that they "get" it.  How so?  The Revolution controller.  What?
Discussion: Cathode Tan and digg
Opening the potential of  —  As a consultant, consistency and trends are essential signifying elements in determining where software, hardware and IT is heading.  In some cases this can be predictable, such as Linux, but it can also be a total surprise right out of the blue …
Discussion: jonobacon@home and
Kendall Clark /
SPARQL: Web 2.0 Meet the Semantic Web  —  The Semantic Web.  It's an odd duck, and not only from the publishing point of view.  Academic computer science is starting to take the Semantic Web (which means, for them, webizing the Knowledge Representation part of AI) seriously.  There are conferences, journals, books.
SPARQL to ignite web 2.0  —  Kendal Clark, managing editor of, just wrote: "SPARQL over AJAX just by itself is so cool it gives me a headache!".  —  What problem does SPARQL solve?  SPARQL is here to replace the SELECT part of SQL query statements, the long standing standard for database access.
Nathan Weinberg /
IE7 Beta 2 Will Have A9 OpenSearch  —  Microsoft has announced several new features for Internet Explorer 7, features that will be present in Beta 2.  —  On eof the biggest moves involves search, with IE supporting all manner of search engines.  The IE team says they are working with Amazon …
Vista and a good night's sleep  —  Turning a Windows computer off has always been a bit of a lottery as the sleep mode could be overrided by applications still running.  Windows XP offers several "off" options, including hibernate, standby, and shut down.  Pat Stemen, a Program Manager …
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Get Ready for Wireless Cable Broadband  —  Ireland-based Digiweb has started using a Wireless DOCSIS 2.0 technology, that allows consumers to get broadband at 3Mbps download and 512Kbps upload.  The company is also bundling free (VoIP) phone number and a phone line with this package …
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Results from Google Groups Now Appearing at the Bottom of Google Web Results Pages  —  Results from Google Groups are now visible (query dependent, of course) in a OneBox on Google web results pages.  The addition is documented on the Google Web Search Features page.
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Petitioning parliament by mouse  —  If e-government seems to be mainly about doing tax returns online, then e-democracy is its more exciting cousin, promising to put citizens at centre stage of the political process.  —  E-democracy projects are springing up all over the UK.
Jim Louderback / ABCNEWS:
Acer Unveils Tablet PC, Plans to Enter U.S. LCD TV Market  —  The tablet computer has a sliding LCD panel that allows for quick conversion.  —  Sept. 17 ATHENS, Greece—At its Global Press Conference here Saturday, Acer rolled out a brand new tablet PC with an innovative pop-up hinge.
Discussion: TeleRead and jkOnTheRun
Tony Baer /
A Microsoft switch: Vista feature to go cross-platform  —  As part of the announcement of the next generation look and feel for Windows Vista, Microsoft said that it will make a subset of the new presentation layer available for other platforms.  —  Windows Presentation Foundation …
Gizmodo, The Gadget blog:
PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier: No More Wasted Outlets  —  I don't think I've ever coveted anything so badly from ThinkGeek.  Anyone who has ever struggled with a typical 5-outlet power strip will tell you that one of their main hindrances is that you can only really fit two or three plugs on it …
Discussion: Boing Boing

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