CNET News Daily Podcast: Tech innovations that won big

From one-time-use syringes to fire logs made from an invasive African plant, the 2008 Tech Awards honored five innovators for creating solutions for developing countries.

From one-time-use syringes to fire logs made from an invasive African plant, the 2008 Tech Awards honored five innovators for creating technology solutions for problems in developing countries. CNET News reporter Kara Tsuboi attended a reception for the winners, and she joins the podcast to talk about what stood out.

That, and the headlines of the day, on Thursday's podcast.


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Today's stories:

Google gives customers faster Site Search service

Windows Live tries to show its social side

Smart-grid group gains Google

OLPC giveaway offer comes to Europe

End of a snarky era: Gawker shuts down Valleywag

'WoW' launch: Sleepy old grandpa geek comes out at night

Video: Tech Awards honor techie solutions for developing world

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Leslie Katz, senior editor of CNET's Crave, covers gadgets, games, and myriad other digital distractions. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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