['launched'] is in these articles:
- The iLiad
eBook reader from iRex, looks pretty nice except for an insane
650euro price. This is supposed
to ship in Europe in June'06. This gets a review from ars technica. A new version of this < ahref="http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/07/irex-launches-new-iliad-book-edition-e-book-reader/">was launched in May'08, still very expensive though at $770.
In Nov'06 Fujitsu launched its Stylistic
ST5100 Tablet PC units, nice
In Mar'07 the USPTO launched a new
accelerated review process - which probably means that more junk
patents get issued, faster.
The replacement for
the Hubble Space Telescope will be launched in 2013 and will be 3
times the diameter, it will be stationed at Lagrange point 2. It will
be called the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
In Aug'06 ABIT
launched their AW9D
motherboard, based on the Intel 975X chip set that is said to be quad
core (Kentsfield) ready. Apparently these chips
will be available in Nov'06.
CPU from Intel will contain 4 cores on a single chip and ship in
Nov'06, this will run in existing 775 socket motherboards and looks
like it will bring quad-CPU functionality to the desktop. Here is a preview
of the performance that can be expected. The Core 2 Quad got launched
in early Jan'07.
A web site called Four
Thirds User has been
launched which will specialize in the four thirds system
- Google has launched its own Facebook application. 
- SanDisk has launched a patent lawsuit against 25 companies relating to flash memory patents. 
- The Eee PC 4G-X has launched in Japan, this is a version preloaded with Windows XP, it should be available in the USA soon. 
- National Geographic have launched their My Shot site, a photo sharing site that allows you to submit photos to National Geographic's Your Shot feature. 
- A preview of the new WorldWideTelescope that one of Microsoft's research labs has been working on. This project takes images from telescopes all over the world and stitches them together to produce a full view of the night sky that can be explored interactively. Discussed here on Slashdot. Now this will be a great way to use a home theater system driven by a good sized PC. This has now been launched. In March'09 a web interface to this (see it here) was added. 
- A short article discussing approaches to project hosting. And the final outcome was to use Google code and groups behind a small web site front end. 
- change.gov puts the Obama plan on line for all to see. Looks like a good start. In May'09 the U.S. Federal Government launched their new data.gov web site. 
SageTV has launched the HD200 media streamer which is a set top box media player with integration for use with a SageTV server. This is about the third device Sage has put together to do this and it appears this model may have the ability to play from locally attached media that the previous versions did not have. 
- Possibly before Windows 7 ships Microsoft is going to ship Windows Foundation Server, a light version of Windows Server 2008. This got launched on April Fool's day 2009. Here's Microsoft's page on it. 
- The UK has launched a national database of all its children, with a mere 390,000 authorized users it won't be long before someone finds a flash drive with all of its contents in a pub parking lot. 
- ATT is going live with the TerreStar sat phone service after July'09, this will cover the whole of North America and Mexico with satellite coverage and the phone will switch to an available GSM network to save costs. Might be just the ticket for an emergency phone for those who wander beyond standard GSM coverage. This satellite was successfully launched on July 1st (talk about Canada Day fireworks!) and will be activating soon, it appears that coverage will be limited because of line-of-sight from the ground to the satellite, so it might not work if you are on the wrong side of a mountain (or shielded by a nearby building). 
- A web site that will convert a set of overlapping photographs into a 3D model has been launched.  
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