Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:05 PM ET, August 26, 2007

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Fred / A VC:
The Internet Is As Dead And Boring As You Want It To Be  —  I have friends who loved music in high school and college, would spend hours going through the bins at the record store, and would hang out all night playing music and talking about music.  And some of these friends barely listen to music anymore.
RELATED:
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
The Internet is Dead and Boring  —  A lot of people are all up and upset about my comments that the Internet is dead and boring.  Well guess what, it is.  Every new technological, mechanical or intellectual breakthrough has its day, days, months and years.  But they don't rule forever.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Is The Internet Dead And Boring?  —  Mark Cuban wrote Friday that he believes the internet to be "dead and boring."  —  Cuban argues that: … He goes on to state that "The days of the Internet creating explosively exciting ideas are dead.  They are dead until bandwidth throughput …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Mark Cuban says "The Internet is dead and boring" What he really meant was...  Mark Cuban says "The Internet is dead and boring".  It is an attention grabbing headline but what he really means is that Internet bandwidth is not growing fast enough to support new innovative applications.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Windows Genuine Advantage suffers worldwide outage, problems galore (updated)  —  Late last night we started receiving reports from readers experiencing problems with Windows Genuine Advantage authentication.  Users of both Windows XP and Windows Vista were writing to say that they could not validate …
RELATED:
Alexkoc / Windows Genuine Advantage:
Validation Issue Fix  —  We've been receiving reports on our forum and through customer service starting last night that Windows Vista validations have been failing on genuine systems.  It looks now as though the issue has been resolved and validations are being processed successfully.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:   Massive Microsoft WGA meltdown fingers legit Vista and XP owners as pirates
Dean Hachamovitch / New York Times:
Minding the Meeting, or Your Computer?  —  BACK in 1994, when portable PCs started their descent from 15-pound luggables to today's 5-pound laptops, I started taking mine to meetings at Microsoft, and so did my colleagues.  So novel.  So useful.  —  We could type notes.
Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
With 'LOLcats' Internet Fad, Anyone Can Get In on the Joke  —  Eric Nakagawa was between jobs last January when he came across a funny picture while surfing the Web: a high-strung cat with an open maw making a garbled request for a cheeseburger.  —  Mr. Nakagawa couldn't really say why he found the picture so funny.
BBC:
Teenage hacker unlocks the iPhone  —  A New Jersey teenager has unlocked the iPhone, opening the way to Apple's iconic mobile telephone being used by non-US networks.  —  The Associated Press news agency confirmed George Hotz, 17, had unlocked the iPhone and used it on T-Mobile, a rival to its sole US operator, AT&T.
Discussion: Zohar Efroni's blog
RELATED:
Brad Stone / New York Times:
With Software and Soldering, a Non-AT&T iPhone
Discussion: CCUCEO and deal architect
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
Inspiron Notebook Product Delays  —  Thanks to all of our customers who continue to wait for your orders despite the delays.  We apologize for the frustration that they have caused all of you.  I know that many of you have seen the blog posts about the XPS M1330 delays …
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
See All Sex Offenders In Your Neighborhood  —  Vision 20/20 offers a free web based mashup of sex offender data and Windows Live Maps.  —  Users simply add their address, city and/ or zip code to the Vision 20/20 site, and then the locations of sex offenders in the immediate vicinity are displayed over a map.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
UniquePhones's iPhone unlock release 'slowed' by AT&T lawyers  —  Hope you weren't waiting in tense anticipation to get your hands on UniquePhones's iPhone unlock software, because things certainly aren't going as planned.  Reportedly, the gurus behind the software unlock were contacted by …
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
A First-Hand Look at a Chinese Second Life, HiPiHi  —  Zhong Guan Village, Beijing - Last year, a mysterious YouTube video purported to demo a Chinese Second Life called HiPiHi (pronounced "high-pee-high") stormed the virtual world blogosphere.  But with little English language commentary to go on …
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Raph's Website
John Markoff / New York Times:
Chinese Seek to Buy a U.S. Maker of Disk Drives  —  A Chinese technology company has expressed interest in buying a maker of computer disk drives in the United States, raising concerns among American government officials about the risks to national security in transferring high technology to China.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 6:05 PM ET, August 26, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society  —  Microsoft's new book explores where AI is going and the new societal issues it has raised.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Adobe:
Technology and Culture When the World Becomes the Screen  —  The future that lies beyond the screen will bring dramatic changes to the way we live, work, and play with technology.
Zoho:
Introducing Sticky notes, Email snippets, and other updates in Zoho Mail  —  Take a break from your email for a second and consider this: the average worker spends almost a third of their work hours on email.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Latest Bogus Stats On Music Piracy Losses
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Saturday Morning: I'm Watching Tubecast
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Anime Distributor Has No Legal Right to Threaten BitTorrent Users
Discussion: Channel NewsAsia and digg
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Janus Friis on Joost: adult content, charging and not paying ISPs over bandwidth
Discussion: Ceosmack and dslreports.com
 Earlier Items: 
Anything But iPod:
SanDisk Announces the Sansa Clip
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Picture Exclusive: Palm Centro Leaked Official Shot
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Researchers Crack KeeLoq Code for Car Keys
Discussion: The Raw Feed
NEWS.com.au:
Student cracks $84m porn filter
Discussion: Gizmodo and TECH.BLORGE.com