U3 Smartdrives, USB flash drives that conform to the U3 standard, are due to arrive in October. This standard will make developing and deploying portable applications that run stand-alone on USB drives a snap. Full article here.
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Here's a great selection of unfortunate domain name choices. Be careful what you register. Did you mean ExpertsExchange.com or ExpertSexChange.com?
Wired has a good story about ZigBee
MDI (Moteur Developpment International) claims that they have developed a car that uses "bi-energy" (compressed air + fuel) that has an effective driving range of 2000 km with "zero pollution in cities and considerably reduced pollution outside urban areas". They are promoting it to be used as a CAT vehicle.
There's a nice roundup of do-it-yourself robot building here. Lots of links and resources for the budding robotocist.
Linspire, everyone's favorite WalMart distro, can be downloaded for free until September 6. They claim they are doing it to remove any confusion with Andrew Betts' Freespire, which is now called Squiggle. Actually, this confused me even more. According to their site, Linspire (free or not) includes "a lot of legal and paid-for 3rd-party licenses for things like mp3, Java, Flash, Quick Time, Windows Media, Bitstream fonts, Real media, music, etc.".