Links for Monday

  • Paging George Jetson! (Or Bladerunner fans.) The Mundus Group has a “Flying Car” that it will now sell as a kit vehicle “under the experimental kit aircraft protocol.” The website describes vehicles for police and emergency crews that use Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) technology. You know, the same sort of tech that powers helicopters! (Look at the pictures!)
  • Social networking early adopters should check out Flock 2.0 beta. Flock’s social networking browser is based on Firefox and the Gecko web rendering engine. The press release says that Google Mail and Zoho Office run twice as fast on Flock 2.0.
  • Primary schools and colleges in Bangladesh will receive free wireless access; the service, AlwaysOn Network Bangladesh, will also be available for “underserved rural and urban areas.”
  • iDayo, a stock selector venture, has
    announced a website redesign. Is this a common press release practice?
    In any case, I don’t know what it looked like before, but it’s … busy
    … and has a very annoying Web 1.0-type “news ticker.”
  • Catch-all: AMD announces a teraflop processor, the AMD FireStream 9250 … there’s a new Netflix player, from Roku, that “enables Netflix subscribers to instantly stream a growing
    library of movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly to the TV” … and the Financial Services Technology Consortium is holding its annual conference this week, with topics such as RFID tagging (for money?) and, of interest to this blog, mobile payments.

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