• The Toronto Film Festival is in full swing, and The Globe and Mail says cellphone short films are beginning to have an impact on the movie industry. Two particular shorts that originated on the cellphone have been blown up to 35mm film and are showing at the festival. Globe and Mail]
  • The SF Chronicle reports on the contenders in 2005's Darpa Grand Challenge, a contest to see which mad scientist posse's robot car can autonomously cross 150 miles of desert the fastest. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Intel has decided it wants a piece of the consumer electronics market (again). Unlike previous dips in the CE pool (anyone remember the QX3 Microscope or the Me2Cam?) Intel isn't playing around in a niche market like tech toys. Instead, it wants to be a major player in the TV display chip market. [Seattle Times]
  • The latest issue of Time has the inside scoop on how Apple created the iPod Nano, which judging from the mainstream media coverage, is apparently the Greatest Invention of All Time, until the next new iPod, natch. [Time]
  • The San Jose Mercury weighs in on UTStarcom's Wi-Fi VOIP phone. Verdict: you won't be needing that cordless phone in your home much longer. [San Jose Mercury]
  • The Star-Telegram reviews RCA's Rip & Go Digital Music Studio, a boombox-like device featuring a detachable portable MP3 player and the ability to rip CD's without a computer. Verdict: Easy to use and decent-sounding, ripping isn't as fast as doing it on a PC. [Star Telegram]