Are you still waiting to get prepared for next year's switch to digital television? CNET has published an article this morning that effectively summarizes where we are 77 days out from February 17th. The article includes several good links for over-the-air television viewers to get up to speed on what is needed to continue receiving a television signal after the transition. If all the televisions in your household are connected to cable, then you're already ready for the transition - televisions connected to cable will continue to receive programming after the transition.
Broadband Reports writes about DOCSIS 3.0 deployment in Europe, where one French provider is selling a triple-play package with 100 Mbps broadband. DOCSIS 3.0 is the next-generation cable modem standard which promises to bring super-fast broadband speeds. In the U.S., DOCSIS 3.0 is just beginning to be rolled out - with entry speeds at 50 Mbps. CableDigitalNews has a fuller story on the DOCSIS 3.0 offerings in Europe.
Sherman's got the scoop on the holiday twist that spammers are putting on their unsolicited email scams. Yes, the scammers are attempting to get people to let down their guard by offering free gifts for the holidays or quick cash during tough economic times. Don't fall for it. If you see these claims in an email - delete the email. Remember, legitimate businesses won't make offers like this in unsolicited emails.
Facebook is expanding its Facebook Connect service that will share information from your Facebook profile with third-party sites if you choose to allow it. CNET has a listing of the myriad of sites that will partner with Facebook Connect - and it's a long list. Update your Facebook status from Twitter or post a listing of your favorite New York Times articles on your Facebook profile. I'm looking forward to the innovations that are sparked via Facebook Connect.