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Launch of "Digital Opportunity Channel"<:LINEBREAK:>OneWorld and the Benton Foundation announce the launch of Digital Opportunity Channel, an online community focusing on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable development.<:LINEBREAK:>
Apple Offers Rackmount Servers<:LINEBREAK:>New business direction for Apple, taking advantage of the Unix based OSX operating system. But it is not without controversy; check out the discussion here on Ars Technica.<:LINEBREAK:>
Dell Offers Computer Recycling Service<:LINEBREAK:>Dell will begin accepting any computer for recycling, not just Dell brand. They will charge a fee for the service, which will roll out this fall. One more interesting analysis of this service is provided by Robin Schneider of the Texas Campaign for the Environment, who argues that "...the computers won't actually go back to Dell itself. Instead, they'll end up in the hands of federal inmates, through a Dell partner called Unicor--also known as Federal Prison Industries--which has been getting into the business of electronics recycling. Unicor representatives say the recycling labor is a step above other jobs that prisoners could have. <:LINEBREAK:>
TECH4IMPACT: New Nonprofit Technology Email List<:LINEBREAK:>Run by Jayne Cravens of Coyote Communications. This issue has an interesting bit about the demise of a nonprofit website, and news from the recent AIR Web accessibility conference. <:LINEBREAK:>
Choose Wires or Wireless with the new Compex Broadband Router<:LINEBREAK:>The Compex NetPassage 16 Broadband Internet Gateway offers 4 RJ45 ports plus a port for a wireless network card, allowing both wired and wireless broadband Internet sharing. It also offers "pseudo VLAN" functionality, allowing some limited abilities to restrict what access the wireless users have to the rest of the LAN. In other router news, Ars Digita reviews in-depth the Netgear RT314 broadband router - at $100 it's an inexpensive option for the small office.<:LINEBREAK:>
Browse Thousands of News Headlines in one Interface<:LINEBREAK:>A beta Windows software that captures the news feeds from over 800 news sources and organizes them by topic for very fast.
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Portal<:LINEBREAK:>Articles and resources stemming from the Emerging Technology conference last month. Lots of terrific resources here, including one on a P2P universal translator project, Creative Commons Public Domain Works Portal, Building Wireless Community Networks and more.<:LINEBREAK:>
Weblogs are Hot!<:LINEBREAK:>In addition to the recent weblog focus at the O'Reilly Emerging Technologies conference, this MSNBC article discusses how researchers are focusing on the huge increase in the use of weblogs to see how the structure of community formation online is changing.
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