Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Get ready!

It's that time again - time for a massive, sprawling, information dump! Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times.

First off, if you're doing the whole "online shopping" thing, definitely check out Deals Plus. I mean, who doesn't want 40 percent off your entire order at

If you're like most people, you don't have GPS on your cell phone. In fact, only 15 percent of cell phones have that, and it probably costs money to use and whatnot. Well, Google has a cool app that will triangulate your location based on cell-phone towers, rather than GPS. Cool, no? You can install it on blackberries now, but I'm sure it will be rolling out for future phone models too.

Picture time: Remember when space was cool?

Q and A with Pamela Jones of Groklaw
. If you have no idea what these things are, well, um, I don't really have the patience to explain them right now, but you can read up on it here. Slashdotters have something to say as well.

Verizon is opening up their network to non-Verizon devices. Looks like they will likely be bidding against Google in Jan 2008's spectrum auction, then. This is a very promising development, allowing for 3rd parties to introduce better phones into the American market.

Google is dropping a huge chunk of change into the renewable energy business.

More later!

EDIT: Here's a much simpler explanation of the whole SCO-IBM-Linux love triangle. It's one of the first articles written for Groklaw.

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