NYT: In Online Musical, the Mad Doctor Is In

Excerpt from New York Times Article: In Online Musical, the Mad Doctor Is In http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/arts/television/02horr.html It should come as no surprise that “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” Joss Whedon’s 42-minute online musical, has been greeted like the second coming of, well, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” From the moment it was announced that Mr. Whedon had used…


NYT: Who Altered British TV? ‘Who’ Indeed

Excerpt from New York Times Article: Who Altered British TV? ‘Who’ Indeed http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/arts/television/15lyal.html CARDIFF, Wales RUSSELL T DAVIES, perhaps the most admired writer and producer working in British television drama, was once confronted at a wedding by a fellow guest bristling with indignation about a scene in Mr. Davies’s hugely successful, family-friendly science fiction series,…

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NYT: Chocolate, ‘Part of a Balanced Diet’?

Excerpt from New York Times Article: Chocolate, ‘Part of a Balanced Diet’? http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/02/chocolate-part-of-a-balanced-diet/index.html In a British newspaper today, a 37-year-old man claimed to have settled into an extraordinary lust for Mars chocolate bars. A 12-bar-a-day habit, which began 17 years ago, is fortified with orange juice and vitamins, Keith Sorrell claimed. Far from some dire…

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NYT: The Alpha Geeks

Excerpt from New York Times Article:The Alpha Geekshttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/23/opinion/23brooks.html In 1950, Dr. Seuss published a book called “If I Ran the Zoo.” It contained the sentence: “I’ll sail to Ka-Troo, and bring back an IT-KUTCH, a PREEP, and a PROO, a NERKLE, a NERD, and a SEERSUCKER, too!” According to the psychologist David Anderegg, that’s believed…

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NYT: Microsoft Is Joining Low-Cost Laptop Project

Excerpt from New York Times Article:Microsoft Is Joining Low-Cost Laptop Projecthttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/16/technology/16laptop.html After years of conflict, Microsoft and the computing andeducation project One Laptop Per Child, have reached an agreement that will putWindows on the organization’s computers. MY COMMENT: To download the Times Reader, click here. Published with BlogMailr

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NYT: Microsoft to Share More of Its Technology

Excerpt from New York Times Article:Microsoft to Share More of Its Technologyhttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/21/technology/reuters-microsoft.html REDMOND, Wash. (Reuters) — Microsoft said Thursday that it would make key technology elements of some of its best-selling software widely available to increase interoperability with its competitors and customers. MY COMMENT:Big News More info : http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/interoperability/default.mspx To download the Times Reader, click…

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NYT: Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domain

Excerpt from New York Times Article:Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domainhttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/21/fashion/21webgirls.html THE prototypical computer whiz of popular imagination— pasty, geeky, male — has failed to live up to his reputation.Research shows that among the youngest Internet users, the primary creators ofWeb content (blogs, graphics, photographs, Web sites) are not misfitsresembling the Lone Gunmen of “The…

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NYT: Microsoft Opens Game Development

Excerpt from New York Times Article:Microsoft Opens Game Developmenthttp://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Microsoft-Xbox.html SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday itwill make Xbox 360 video games developed by players available for downloadthrough the console’s online service. The new service will double the size ofthe Xbox 360 game library, to 1,000 games within a year of its launch,scheduled for…

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NYT: Microsoft Giving Away Developer Software

Excerpt from New York Times Article: Microsoft Giving Away Developer Softwarehttp://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Microsoft-DreamSpark.html Filed at 2:08 a.m. ET MY COMMENT:https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/To download the Times Reader, click here. Published with BlogMailr

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NYT: Monkey’s Thoughts Propel Robot, a Step That May Help Humans

Excerpt from New York Times Article:Monkey’s Thoughts Propel Robot, a Step That May Help Humanshttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/science/15robo.html If Idoya could talk, she would have plenty to boast about. On Thursday, the 12-pound, 32-inch monkey made a 200-pound, 5-foot humanoid robot walk on a treadmill using only her brain activity. She was in North Carolina, and the robot…

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