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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple responds to iPod nano screen concerns  —  Since being introduced almost four weeks ago the iPod nano has taken the MP3 market by storm, earning accolades from reviewers and industry analysts alike, but not everyone is completely satisfied.  Some customers have complained about scratched …
BBC:   Nano owners complain about damage
Charles Arthur / The Register:
Apple's iPod Nano screen woes deepen
Steve Friess / Wired News:
Podcasting Goldrush Is On  —  The podosphere may be virgin terrain for the online world, but already the race is on to figure out whether there's any real money to be made through the new medium.  —  Consider the vast variety of approaches that have cropped up since Apple's iTunes upgrade …
Heather Green / Business Week:
BitTorrent's Grab at Respectability  —  Its technology is beloved by illegal downloaders and file sharers.  Now the outfit is raising venture funding in a bid to go commercial  —  BitTorrent, the maker of popular file-sharing software used to distribute movies, music, and games both legally and illegally, is going commercial.
Discussion: digg
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
BitTorrent gets $8.75M from venture-capital firm
Discussion: Perceptric Forum
Reed Stevenson / Reuters:
Microsoft, Intel throw weight behind HD DVD standard  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. on Monday threw their weight behind the next-generation HD DVD format being promoted by Toshiba Corp. in a blow to Sony Corp.'s, Blu-ray format.  —  The world's largest software maker …
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Intel, Microsoft endorse HD DVD
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Windows' development processes torn apart  —  It's interesting to watch the reactions to the Wall Street Journal article about how messed up Windows development processes were.  Many bloggers called it a "puff piece" but now on Memeorandum the headlines that are attached to it say "Microsoft Windows Officially Broken."
Dave Winer / Dave Winer's RSS Weblog:
Browse.  Search.  Subscribe.  —  In one of my meetings last Thursday at Yahoo we talked about the icon that Yahoo uses to add items to your subscription list on My Yahoo.  This subject came up because of something Yahoo is doing that is very cool, they're supporting OPML export of the user's subscription list.
Discussion: The RSS Blog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Don't like our aggregator? Take your OPML somewhere else!
Discussion: OpsanBlog, Traffick and The RSS Blog
Kodak Ships the World's First Wi-Fi Consumer Digital Camera; Groundbreaking EASYSHARE-ONE Model Delivers an Unequaled Digital Photography Experience  —  Device Significantly Expands Picture-Sharing Possibilities; Wirelessly E-Mail, Upload, and Share Pictures at Thousands of Public Hotspots and at Home
Decline of the Desktop  —  The PC still rules the desktop — but not for long.  Laptops, once considered an expensive luxury, will soon claim the mantle as the personal computing platform of choice in the enterprise.  —  News Story by Robert L. MItchell  —  SEPTEMBER 26, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) …
Robert L. Mitchell / Computerworld:
Mobility versus productivity
Discussion: What Is New
Michael Hopkin / Nature:
Computer users move themselves with the mind  —  Electrode cap allows users to think themselves along a virtual street.  —  Computer scientists have created a hat that can read your thoughts.  It allows you to stroll down a virtual street.  All you have to do is think about walking.
Dan / PSP Sony PlayStation Portable:
Working PSP Firmware 2.0 to 1.50 Downgrader!!!  —  NOTE: So that everyone gets a chance to see this piece of news, we will be keeping this article at the top and putting new news below it for a while.  —  Welcome to 1.50, PSP firmware 2.0 users!  MPH has created a WORKING downgrader from PSP firmware 2.0 to firmware 1.50.
schrankmonster blog:
Apple iTunes for Windows Mobile 5 spotted!!!  —  UPDATE: even more pictures and testing here...  I managed to get my hands on Apple iTunes for Windows Mobile 5.0.  After the Motorola ROKR Apple seems to get seriously into the mobile phone business.  As my sources tell there will be a special data rate …
Rashmi Sinha / Rashmi Sinha's weblog:
A cognitive analysis of tagging  —  (or how the lower cognitive cost of tagging makes it popular)  —  At the start, let me confess that I struggled with this topic.  From my first encounter with tagging (on systems such as & flickr), I could feel how easy it was to tag.
ESA selects targets for asteroid-deflecting mission Don Quijote  —  ESA PR 41-2005.  Based on the recommendations of asteroid experts, ESA has selected two target asteroids for its Near-Earth Object deflecting mission, Don Quijote.  —  Don Quijote is an asteroid-deflecting mission currently under study …
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Microsoft, JBoss link server software  —  update Two companies on opposite sides of the open-source philosophical divide, Microsoft and JBoss, have signed a partnership to make their server software work together better.  —  Microsoft and JBoss said Tuesday they'll work …
Geoff Adams-Spink / BBC:
Firms urged to back design talent  —  Disability Affairs Correspondent, BBC News website  —  Design students who create products for disabled people are hoping to attract the attention of manufacturers at an exhibition in London this week.  —  Among the ideas are user-friendly central heating timers …
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