Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
PS3 Motion Controller May Be Best Game Motion Capture Yet — After Xbox 360's Project Natal, Sony is also adding their own motion controller to the PS3, aptly named The PlayStation Motion Controller. It's the best motion control demo that we have ever seen, but it may be arriving a little too late.
Discussion: tinyComb, Engadget, Pulse2, Crave, NEWSFACTOR, VentureBeat, Joystiq, Obsessable, Electronista, DVICE, GottaBeMobile.com and The Register
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Sony announces new PS3 motion controller
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: War Of The Motion Controllers: Wii Motion Plus, Project Natal, and PS Motion
Scott Stein / Crave: The gadget blog: Nintendo's answer to Project Natal: Wii Motion Plus, Vitality Sensor, confidence
Frederick Lane / NEWSFACTOR: Xbox 360 Sensor Takes Gaming To the Next Level
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sony shows off its own motion-tracking technology for games
Majed Athab / Joystiq: PlayStation Motion Controller launching 2010
Peter Pachal / DVICE: Sony unveils motion controller for PlayStation 3
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile.com: Microsoft's Project Natal Lookss Awesome
Austin Modine / The Register: Sony shows off PS3 motion-control magic wand
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft games executive describes origins of Project Natal game controls — Microsoft threw one of the biggest curve balls at the E3 video game conference on Monday as it announced a new way to control games through your speech, gestures, and your full body.
Discussion: GMSV, CNET News, VG247, Eurogamer and Cathode Tan
John Murrell / GMSV: More moving moments at E3
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: You can believe in Microsoft's Project Natal
Daniel Emery / BBC: Sony joins new ‘controller wars’
Johnny Chung Lee / Procrastineering:
Project Natal — If you've been wondering why my project blog …
Project Natal — If you've been wondering why my project blog …
Discussion: Xconomy, The Microsoft Blog, CNET News, Daring Fireball, Things That, p2pnet, SlashGear, I4U News, Digital Joystick and technabob
Eric Hal Schwartz / Xconomy: Future of Xbox Looks Social and Spirited
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Wii hacker is on Microsoft Natal team
Ina Fried / CNET News: ‘Wii hacker’ part of Microsoft's Natal effort
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Project Natal unveiled as Microsoft Xbox Motion Controller
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Windows 7 to launch October 22 — Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it is planning for Windows 7 to hit retail shelves and start showing up on new PCs on Oct. 22. — In order to reach that milestone, Microsoft plans to wrap up development of the operating system by the middle of next month …
Discussion: Between the Lines, The Windows Blog, Direct2Dell, Dow Jones Newswires, All about Microsoft, Gizmodo, Tech Beat, iTnews Australia, Technologizer, iTWire, MobileContentToday, blogs.ft.com, eWeek, BetaNews, SEO and Tech Daily, Windows 7 Center, Electronista, Channel 10, TechFlash, TechSpot, SlipperyBrick.com, The Register, Boy Genius Report, Ed Bott's Microsoft Report, Ars Technica, Softpedia News, WinBeta, Download Squad, AppScout, Neowin.net, Geek In Disguise, Tim Anderson's ITWriting, Engadget, Techgeist and GottaBeMobile.com
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog: The Date for General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 is...
Daniel Judd / Direct2Dell: Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Program
Jessica Hodgson / Dow Jones Newswires: Microsoft: Windows 7 To Be Generally Available Oct 22
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Windows 7: The incentives are coming
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Windows 7 To Be Released October 22
Peter Burrows / Tech Beat: Acer Plays Its Android Card
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Windows 7: Coming to a PC Near You on October 22nd
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / iTWire: Acer right, Windows 7 launching on October 22
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Dell Comments on Windows 7 Performance & Upgrade Program Prior to Oct. 22 Release
Morning Call / blogs.ft.com: techfile 3.06.09 — Acer said it would start producing …
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Microsoft Windows 7 Hits the Streets on Oct. 22
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Windows 7 to be released October 22
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Windows 7 set to launch before holidays
Sarahintampa / Channel 10: Windows 7 General Availability Announced
Todd Bishop / TechFlash: Microsoft: Windows 7 on Oct. 22
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: Confirmed: Windows 7 to arrive on October 22
Conner Flynn / SlipperyBrick.com: Windows 7 to go on sale October 22nd
Austin Modine / The Register: Windows 7 to ship October 22
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica: Windows 7 arrives on October 22 (Updated)
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Windows 7 release date: October 22nd
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Microsoft Confirms Oct. 22 Windows 7 Release Date
Darren Murph / Engadget: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd
Alex Wilhelm / Techgeist: Windows 7 Launches October 22
Xavier Lanier / GottaBeMobile.com: Windows 7 Launching October 22
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Microsoft Wants Gadgets to Run Windows — Microsoft is not willing to cede the laundry room to Google. — I wrote last week about how Google's Android may be the leading candidate to be the operating system that will drive Internet-connected devices of all sorts, including …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Martyn Williams / LinuxWorld.com: Microsoft won't offer Windows for smartbooks
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Federal Antitrust Probe Targets Tech Giants, Sources Say — The Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether some of the nation's largest technology companies violated antitrust laws by negotiating the recruiting and hiring of one another's employees, according to two sources with knowledge of the review.
Discussion: Between the Lines, DealBook, New York Times, paidContent.org, The Register, GMSV, PC World, CNET News, ZDNet Government, VentureBeat, TG Daily and Silicon Valley Watcher
Miguel Helft / New York Times: U.S. Inquiry Into Hiring at High-Tech Companies
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org: Justice Department Probes Big Tech Firm Hiring Practices
John Oates / The Register: Murky world of recruitment gets DoJ probe
John Murrell / GMSV: Feds looking for “don't poach, don't tell” pact among tech firms
John Ribeiro / PC World: Report: Hiring by Tech Companies Under DOJ Investigation
Steven Musil / CNET News: Tech giants reportedly targeted in DOJ recruiting probe
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government: Are tech companies agreeing not to steal top execs?
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Justice Dept. investigates possible hiring pact between Google, Apple, Yahoo, others
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: DoJ investigates IT hiring practices
Arn / MacRumors:
WWDC 2009 Banners: ‘One Year Later, Light-Years Ahead’ — Adam Jackson has posted the first photos (flickr) from WWDC 2009. Apple has started putting up banners 6 days prior to the event. The theme of this year's WWDC appears centered around the App Store. The main banner in Moscone West reads:
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider, The iPhone Blog and bijan sabet
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: First WWDC Banners posted
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Jason Calacanis Tries Turning Mahalo Into a Wikipedia That Pays — Jason Calacanis' Mahalo is getting a two-part makeover. — There's a visual overhaul for the search engine, which involves cramming a lot more stuff on each results page. This is becoming standard operating practice on the Web …
Discussion: Mark Evans, TechCrunch, Beyond Search, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Softpedia News, Sample the Web, Pulse2, Tech Beat, The Business Insider and CNET News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Mahalo Will Now Pay You To Create Topic Pages
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Mahalo: More Spin on Search and Money
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Mahalo 2.0: search engine will share revenue with users who help it grow
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web: Mahalo 2.0 is alive! — Congratulations to Jason and the Mahalo team …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Mahalo Offering To Share Revenue For Content Pages
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider: Mahalo 2.0 Is Wikipedia-For-Profits
Rafe Needleman / CNET News: Mahalo 2.0 is Wikipedia plus money
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Adobe service puts browsers side by side — Adobe on Tuesday said it is offering a free preview of its BrowserLab service, which allows Web developers to quickly see what their site looks like on a number of browsers. — The technology, previously code-named Meer Meer, was shown last year at the company's Max developer conference.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Softpedia News and the Econsultancy blog
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Adobe's BrowserLab is every web designer's dream come true
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Speedy Opera 10 beta reconfigures as Web suite — Opera 10 enters beta with the unstated goal of becoming more than a mere browser. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the Norwegian program hopes to become a speedy utility—Turbo-charged, in their words—that handles browsing, e-mail, RSS, and torrents with robust features.
Discussion: Reuters, The Register, Softpedia News and Gizmodo
Tarmo Virki / Reuters: Opera releases first test version of new browser
Dan Goodin / The Register: Opera 10 debuts with ‘Turbo’ boost
John Herrman / Gizmodo: Opera 10 Beta Adds Visual Tabs, Server-Side Compression
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Fifth Ave. Store Is A Goldmine — Apple's (AAPL) Fifth Ave. flagship retail store in New York City is a 24-hour zoo, filled to the brim with tourists, shoppers, potheads, and people just looking to cool off. And once a year, it's home to what's possible the longest line in America …
Discussion: AppleInsider, New York Post, CNET News, Edible Apple, TUAW and MacDailyNews
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider: 5th Avenue store brings Apple $440 million per year
Erica Ogg / CNET News: No recession at Apple's Fifth Ave. NYC store
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Hands-on with Wave: Weird and quite wonderful — Google just opened up to a limited audience its very interesting communications experiment called Wave (news stories). Our hands-on evaluation: There's a lot to like. It really is a more contemporary take on communications.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Internet Evolution
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Wave: Our First Hands-On Impressions
Alan Reiter / Internet Evolution: Google ‘Waves’ at Email's Future
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Opera passes iPhone to lead mobile-browser market — HELSINKI (Reuters) - Norway's Opera Software overtook Apple's iPhone browser in May as the most popular mobile browser in the world, Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Tuesday. — Of all Internet pages that were downloaded …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Unwired View, Mashable! and Techgeist
Dave Jeyes / TECH.BLORGE.com: Opera tops iPhone in mobile browser share
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Opera 10 Beta Now Available
Michael Klurfeld / Techgeist: Opera Is the King of Mobile - A Sign of Things to Come?
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
PC Touch Screens Move Ahead — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The computer industry has a lot riding on your fingers. — For years, companies have dabbled with the touch-screen technology that lets people poke icons on a display to accomplish tasks like picking a seat at an airport check-in kiosk.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
The Emerging World of Real-Time Cellphone Data — At ReadWriteWeb we've been following with interest the projects of the MIT SENSEeable City Lab, which is producing some excellent analysis and visualizations of cellphone data in urban centers. MIT refers to this data as “digital footprints …
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Ellison Says Oracle Will Continue to Invest Heavily in Java — Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Sun Chairman Scott McNealy at the JavaOne conference choose not to discuss the future of Sun's hardware businesses, which include processors, servers, storage arrays, network switches and thin-client terminals.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, iTnews Australia, TechCrunchIT, Tech Beat, The Register, Between the Lines and Digital Daily
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Is this, finally, the thin client from Oracle?
Clare Baldwin / iTnews Australia: Oracle CEO wants more Java on netbooks, devices
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT: The Third Front — Scott McNealy's reappearance at JavaOne …
Aaron Ricadela / Tech Beat: Oracle's Bold Java Plans
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Ellison pits Sun and Oracle against AJAX and Google
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Java founder and Sun CEO preview new Java app store
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Java and Larry Ellison's Thin-Client Flashback
Sacramento Business News:
CEO Ellison says Oracle might make netbooks
CEO Ellison says Oracle might make netbooks
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Engadget and Tech Trader Daily
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal: Oracle Mulls Foray Into Netbook Market
Rochelle Garner / Bloomberg: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Is ‘Eager’ to Develop Java and May Build Devices
Darren Murph / Engadget: Oracle just might produce a netbook after acquiring Sun
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Oracle's Might Build Netbooks, CEO Ellison Says
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube XL Brings The World's Most Popular Video Portal To Your TV — This morning YouTube invited a small group of press to unveil the latest evolution of the site's viewing experience. It's called YouTube XL, and it's going to bring the vast majority of YouTube's content to your TV or large-screen computer monitor.
Discussion: YouTube Blog, Music Ally, Google Operating System, paidContent.org, NewTeeVee, CNET News, Bits, Gizmodo, Engadget HD, InformationWeek, Lifehacker, Obsessable, last100 and Pulse2
Kuan Yong / YouTube Blog: Experience YouTube XL on the Big Screen
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally: YouTube XL is targeting your television
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: YouTube for Large Screens
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee: YouTube Launches XL: Browser-Based TV
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: YouTube making jump to TV screens
Miguel Helft / Bits: YouTube Moves Closer to the Boob Tube
John Herrman / Gizmodo: YouTube XL Optimizes YouTube For TVs, Touchscreens
Richard Lawler / Engadget HD: YouTube rebrands TV web portal “YouTube XL”
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: YouTube XL Expands Web Video For TV Viewing
Adam Pash / Lifehacker: YouTube XL Brings YouTube to Your TV
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: YouTube XL Optimizes Videos For Large Screens
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google's Suggest feature makes for some surprising fill-in-the-blanks — Google's suggested search terms for “Charlies Darwin is.” — Computers can be unintentionally funny. Take the unlikely vein of amusement buried within Google's search suggestion feature.
Marvin Ma / DigiTimes:
Microsoft to use a new term for netbook — Microsoft plans to redefine mini-notebooks that Intel has categorized as netbooks with a new term - low cost small notebook PC, according to Steven Guggenheimer, general manager of the Application Platform & Development Marketing Division at Microsoft.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Gizmodo and Engadget
Court Awards TiVo $190 Million in EchoStar Patent Case — A federal judge in Texas awarded set-top box maker TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) Inc <TIVO.O> about $190 million in damages on Tuesday in a long-running patent infringement dispute with DISH Network Corp and EchoStar Corp .
Discussion: CNET News, Engadget, Pulse2, Electronista, Dow Jones Newswires and Associated Press
Steven Musil / CNET News: Court orders Dish to pay $103 million to TiVo
Donald Melanson / Engadget: DISH / EchoStar ordered to pay TiVo $190 million in patent infringement case
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: TiVo Wins $193 Million In Patent Lawsuit Against EchoStar
Aries Hsieh / Google Mobile Blog:
Places Directory app for Android — As an engineer based in Taipei, I frequently travel to Google headquarters in Mountain View. When I'm there, I'm always looking for local businesses to try out, like coffee shops and restaurants. I also forget where the banks and ATM's are.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, TechCrunch, Google Android News …, MobileContentToday, Sexy Widget, Mashable!, Lost Remote and digg.com, Thanks:sinkercat
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google Launches Local Search Application for Android
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Google Places Directory for Android Smartphones
James Sherwood / The Register:
Triangular buttons key to touchscreen typing success - inventor — A British inventor has submitted a patent application for a wacky touchscreen keyboard design which, he claims, could spell the end for accidental key presses. — David Baker's Crocodile Keyboard is so named because its keys are shaped like the reptile's sharp teeth.
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Triangle Keys May Be Ideal for LCD Keyboards But Look Vaguely Klingon
Soumyadip / Cutting the Chai:
Microsoft bars Indians from searching for sex — Microsoft silently made available to the public its new (actually Live Search on energy boosters) search engine Bing.com - they prefer to call it a “decision engine”. And the online world was abuzz with buzz about the new product. So was I.
Discussion: NEWS.com.au, Neowin.net and All Things Digital
Chloe Lake / NEWS.com.au: Sex searches censored on Microsoft Bing
Sam Symons / Neowin.net: Microsoft releases the very first Bing commercial
Katherine Boehret / All Things Digital: Microsoft Effort to Best Google Yields Results [The Mossberg Solution]
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Hulu Content Headed to Roku? — I can't say I'm a regular reader of Playboy but, after coming across this juicy nugget, I did indeed pick up the current issue (June 2009)... for the articles. Well, just one little blurb in particular. After talking to Roku, Playboy has concluded “Hulu support is coming” to the $99 set-top box.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, CNET News and Gizmodo
John P. Falcone / CNET News: Hulu coming to Roku? Maybe, maybe not
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Roku Getting Hulu? Playboy Says So
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
More on Palm's WebOS ‘Media Sync’ — In yesterday's piece on Palm's WebOS “media sync” iTunes integration I mostly avoided the legal aspects. When I say that the WebOS media sync feature is not “legit”, I mean that it is not supported by Apple, not something Apple intends for third-parties to do …
Discussion: The iPhone Blog, Forge Code, Gizmodo and Technologizer, Thanks:atul
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Confirmed-ish: Palm Pre Still Syncs with iTunes 8.2!
Andi Wang / Gizmodo: Don't Worry: Pre Media Sync Works With iTunes 8.2
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Palm Pre's iTune Sync: Destined for Oblivion?
Corynne / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Apple Rejects EFF Updates App, Claims Parody Content Is Objectionable — Last month, EFF got an email from software developer Duane Fields of Exact Magic, asking if he could use our logo on an iPhone application that exclusively displays content from EFF's RSS feed.
Discussion: Mashable!, textually.org, Roughly Drafted, Techdirt, Daring Fireball and Brad Ideas, Thanks:shankargan
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Brace Yourself, Here Comes Another Unfair iPhone App Rejection
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Apple Rejects EFF Updates App
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
AMD to ship DirectX 11 GPUs this year — If you're planning to put down some cash for a new GPU, you might want to wait. Today at COMPUTEX, AMD announced that it plans to deliver DirectX 11 GPUs to support Windows 7 later this year, ahead of the competition.