Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Here's where we stand — I know many of you have had issues with the Windows 7 Beta site over the last 24 hours. As you may have noticed the download site has been up and running smoothly since this morning. That said, we apologize for the inconvenience that it caused some of you.
Discussion: CNET News, Ewan Spence's All New Musings, Steve Clayton, TechFlash and Gadgetell
Steven Musil / CNET News: Microsoft lifts download limit for Windows 7 beta
Robert Nelson / Gadgetell: Windows 7 makes a return, available until January 24
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Microsoft Extends Windows 7 Beta Availability Until January 24th — Microsoftie Brandon LeBlanc admits that the Windows 7 beta release scramble “was not ideal” and says the company will extend its availability beyond the 2.5M cap until January 24th. … Though their initial underestimation …
Discussion: Alec Saunders SquawkBox, Beyond Binary, Bink.nu and MediaVidea
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary: Windows 7 beta now available
Vasudev / Bink.nu: IE8 in Windows 7 Beta
Pramit Singh / MediaVidea: Do we need yet another Operating System?
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
How-to: Burn your Windows 7 .ISO to DVD disc
How-to: Burn your Windows 7 .ISO to DVD disc
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: Windows 7 Product Keys Available—for Some
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles — I spent a lot of last year urging people to work on stuff that matters. This led to many questions about what that “stuff” might be. I've been a bit reluctant to answer those questions, because the list is different for everyone.
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog: A Job That Matters — In Tim O'Reilly's Work on Stuff …
Times of London:
Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches — Physicist Alex Wissner-Gross says that performing two Google searches uses up as much energy as boiling the kettle for a cup of tea — Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount …
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and The Noisy Channel
Daniel Tunkelang / The Noisy Channel: Is Google destroying the planet?
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
A Software Populist Who Doesn't Do Windows — THEY'RE either hapless pests or the very people capable of overthrowing Windows. Take your pick. — In December, hundreds of these controversial software developers gathered for one week at the Google headquarters in Mountain View …
Discussion: SuperSite Blog and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Greg Kumparak / CrunchGear:
Look out, Microsoft Surface - the iTable might just trump you in every way — Who would have thought that one of the coolest things we've seen at CES would be hidden in a 10×10 booth at the very back of the South Hall? Like a diamond in the rough, there sat the PQ Labs iTablet.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work, Lost Remote and techblog.dallasnews.com
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
CES 2009: World's first dishwasher safe keyboard to help beat superbugs — The world's first dishwasher safe keyboard, specifically designed to help eradicate superbugs from hospital, will soon go on sale in the UK. — Seal shield, a US healthcare company, unveiled its new range of fully submersible …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel to bring out chip for lower-cost thin laptops — Intel will bring out a new Core-architecture processor for lower-cost ultra-thin laptops later this year, according to Intel sources at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. — The processors will distinguish themselves by targeting …
John Markoff / New York Times:
In Venting, a Computer Visionary Educates — BEFORE the personal computer, and before the Web, there was Theodor Holm Nelson, who almost half a century ago understood how computers would transform the printed page. — Mr. Nelson anticipated and inspired the World Wide Web, and he coined the term …
Discussion: Guardian, michael parekh on IT and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Ted Nelson returns, with a book
Bonnie Cha / CNET News:
First impressions: Palm Pre — Phew! Thursday was a long, action-packed day thanks to Palm. I'm just now getting to sit down and gather my thoughts on the Palm Pre and Palm Web OS announcements, and I have to confess that I went into the press conference with some skepticism.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Palm Pre Takes Best of CES from CNET
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
TrueMotion's Way-Better-Than-Wii Game Controller — I'm still mulling over everything I saw at the Consumer Electronics Show, but I know what my sleeper hit is: Sixense's TrueMotion game controller, which I saw demoed at the meeting room of chipmaker Analog Devices, which supplies some of the technology the controller uses.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and Slashdot
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Video: Sixense demos Wiimote-smashing controller
Dave Copeland / Boston Globe:
Foreign news website hopes readers will pay for quality — GlobalPost.com, the international news website founded by two veteran Boston journalists, is scheduled to launch Monday after months of planning. — The site - which bills itself as the first international news site based in the United States …