Make Room on the Couch for Steve — Our computers have become great media devices for songs, pictures and now TV and movies. — Newsweek — Steve Jobs's talk last week was nearing an end and coming dangerously close to a letdown. The stuff he introduced—a freshening-up of the iPod line …
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Google Video on iTV: Because that Mentos fountain video looks …
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Rumor: Google Video on Apple's iTV
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Apple and Google in talks about iTV
Paul Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting: Steve Wants Your Couch And I Want Him To Get It
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Apple's iTV Might Include Google Video
Garett Rogers / Googling Google: Google and Apple "in talks" about iTV
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Google and Apple Finally Teaming Up?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Video could be headed to Apple's iTV — Google is reportedly in talks with Apple to allow users of the forthcoming Apple iTV set top box to view files from Google Video on their televisions. — The iTV was announced at Apple's "It's Showtime" event last week.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google and Apple talking video? — It's the stuff fanboy dreams are made of: Google and Apple, sittin' in a tree. In fact, if you nearly passed out when Stevie J. walked onto the stage the other day sans mock turtleneck, or started into hysterics when Larry Page rode into CES on the back of that SUV …
Discussion: Download Squad, PVR Wire, Paul Colligan's … and Sparkplug 9 >> bizhack
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad: Google and Apple iTV alliance in the works
Brad Linder / PVR Wire: Google could supply Apple with iTV content
Paul Colligan / Paul Colligan's Profitable Podcasting: The ITV Story Gets Googlicious?
Google and Apple 'in video talks' — Technology giants Google and Apple are in discussions over video content for the computer firm's recently announced iTV device, say reports. — US magazine Newsweek reports that Google is talking to Apple about supplying video clips for the player.
Fungke / digg: Google and Apple 'in video talks'
Scoop: Apple is about to break big into ad sales
Scoop: Apple is about to break big into ad sales
Discussion: Conversion Rater, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and ReveNews
Pat McCarthy / Conversion Rater: Google Ads To Run On Apple Properties?
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Apple to sell ads on the iTunes Store?
ReveNews / Revenue Sharing Opinions: Apple to Serve Up Google Ads
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
"Hotel Minibar" Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines — Like other computer scientists who have studied Diebold voting machines, we were surprised at the apparent carelessness of Diebold's security design. It can be hard to convey this to nonexperts, because the examples are technical.
Discussion: IP Democracy, Engadget, Techdirt, Davis Freeberg's Digital …, UMBC eBiquity, 27B Stroke 6, the LOOSE wire blog, Dvorak Uncensored, digg and Slashdot
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Mini-Bar Keys and Voting Machines
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget: Open your Diebold AccuVote-TS with a minibar key
Ryansingel / 27B Stroke 6: Professor Teaches Children to Vote Drunkenly
Jeremy Wagstaff / the LOOSE wire blog: Loose Change Sept 19 2006
Rpeterclark / digg: "Hotel Minibar" Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines
David Carr / New York Times:
Contemplating Time Warner Without Time — COVER an industry, any industry, long enough and you will learn that the sky is always falling. Morale has never been lower, competition is beyond the pale, and the customers have lost their minds. Nowhere has the drumbeat been more persistent than in publishing.
Discussion: Dan Blank and paidContent.org
Intel, UC Santa Barbara Develop World's First Hybrid Silicon Laser — Chip that Emits and Guides Light Could Drive Silicon Photonics Into Wide Use in Future Computers and Data Centers — Researchers from Intel Corporation and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) …
Discussion: The Tech Report, dailywireless.org, I4U News and SuperGeek
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Chip That Can Transfer Data Using Laser Light — Researchers plan to announce on Monday that they have created a silicon-based chip that can produce laser beams. The advance will make it possible to use laser light rather than wires to send data between chips, removing the most significant bottleneck in computer design.
Discussion: Engadget, Digital Download and Slashdot
Paul Miller / Engadget: Intel embedding lasers into silicon for speedy data
Kdawson / Slashdot: Intel Announces Lasers On a Chip
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker:
Technophilia: 15 ways to get more out of Pandora — There's just so much you can do with music discovery engine Pandora: create your own personalized radio stations, find new, original music and share your stations with friends, just to list a few. But listening to Pandora can be a drag on your system …
Discussion: Uninnovate, jkOnTheRun and digg
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: As if we needed more to like about it: 15 Pandora tweaks
Jeromeerome / digg: 15 Ways To Get More Out Of Pandora
Michael Geist / Michael Geist's Blog:
30 Days of DRM: 30 Things You Can Do — The House of Commons is back in session and, as I promised last month, the 30 Days of DRM project has now concluded. The postings remain accessible via the 30 Days of DRM page, the wiki, and a new PDF version that incorporates all postings into a single document.
Discussion: Boing Boing and digg
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Canadians: HOWTO stop the Canadian DMCA, act now!
Digitalgopher / digg: 30 Days of DRM: 30 Things You Can Do
Alan Breznick / blog.cabledigitalnews.com:
Cable Racks Up Over 1 Million VOIP Subs in Q2 — Shattering their old quarterly record for VOIP subscriber gains, North American cable operators signed up more than 1 million IP phone customers for the first time during the spring, according to the latest figures compiled byCable Digital News.
Discussion: GigaOM, Aswath Weblog, 21talks, O'Reilly Emerging Telephony and broadbandreports.com
Om Malik / GigaOM: CableCos -11,000 VoIP Customers A Day
Bruce Stewart / O'Reilly Emerging Telephony: Cable VoIP Surging
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
An In-Depth Look at Netscape vs. Digg-Part 5 — The Digg community is often criticized as being immature, especially when compared to the Slashdot community. Before we can compare the Digg community with the Netscape community, let's look at one of the main differences between the two.
Discussion: The Jason Calacanis Weblog, Monkey Bites and digg
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog: Netscape & digg age distribution
Wiredblogs / Monkey Bites: Netscape vs. Digg = Old vs. Young?
Kharisma / digg: Digg.com: How old is the average digg user?
Paperghost / The SpywareGuide Greynets Blog:
Pipeline Worm Floods AIM with Botnet Drones — Proactive research on security threats is the key to catching hidden threats before they can collect confidential data, deliver adware, or take down a network. When researchers grab a threat, it's usually been doing the rounds for some time.
Discussion: ReveNews, TechSpot, Vitalsecurity.org, Alice Hill's Real Tech News, Slashdot and digg
Justin Mann / TechSpot: New worm using AIM to spread
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org: Instant Messaging Worm Floods AIM Pipeline
Jimmy Daniels / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Ten Move Botnet Takedown
Aquafinality / digg: Pipeline Worm Floods AIM with Botnet Drones
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Satellite TV's 3-Headed Rival: Cable Plus Internet Plus Phone — For two decades, Rupert Murdoch worked to become king of the cosmos, launching a ring of satellites that hover over five continents. He wanted to make sure he could beam his movies, networks and sports programming directly …
Discussion: IP Democracy and broadbandreports.com
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: More on Murdoch and Malone — The negotiations between Liberty …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPod nano (second-generation) — Return of the iPod mini? — iPod nano — Manufacturer: Apple (product page) — System requirements: Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, USB 2.0 port; Windows PC running Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP SP2, USB 2.0 port; iTunes 7.0
Discussion: The Digital Music Weblog and digg
Grant Robertson / The Digital Music Weblog: Apple gets tougher on disassembling bloggers
Paulsmerdon / digg: Arstechnica Review: iPod nano (2nd Gen)