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Archive for October, 2003

WiMax Comes Home

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2003

Airspan Networks, announced today the launch of two new 802.16a products, the AS4030, a multi-point WiMax radio and AS3030, a point-to-point 802.16a compliant (Wi-Max) radio. Interoperability is still an issue between the vendors of early 802.16a gear, as WiFi Planet points out. The AS4030 is a high-end point to multipoint (P-MP) product for medium to […]

Cellular Jam Session

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2003

Techdirt points out a New Scientist article, Cellphone software allows a musical jam. “English engineers have found a way for groups of people to collectively create music using their cellphones. “Nick Bryan-Kinns and his colleagues at Queen Mary College (QMC) have developed daisyphone software that let will groups of people phone into a mobile number […]

Horrors! Microsoft + Google?

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2003

Here’s a horror story; Microsoft and Google Partners? Google’s search services are powered by Linux and their AdSense services are very popular with blogs (like Daily Wireless). Microsoft’s MSN is awful. Any Microsoft takeover of Google would likely be the end of civilization as we know it. While marriage may be unlikely … “it demonstrates […]

Broadband Handhelds

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 30th, 2003

A Compact Flash radio for 3G will offered by NTT DoCoMo for highspeed data access by handheld and desktop computers. The card – P2402 – will enable videophone and other wireless data services offered on FOMA at speeds of up to 384Kbits/sec downstream and 64Kbits/sec upstream. It allows connections to other FOMA handsets and ISDN […]

Voice Command

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 30th, 2003

MS Mobiles reports that Microsoft Voice Command, for the Pocket PC will let you use your voice to look up contacts, place phone calls, get calendar information, play music, and launch applications. It is expected to be available in early November for $39. The Voice Command application is said to be speaker independent, requiring no […]

Sun Explodes

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 30th, 2003

Space Weather reports a second explosion in as many days has hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. It will sweep past our planet on Oct. 30th or 31st and could trigger renewed geomagnetic storming. Electric utilities and communications companies are on high alert for surges and disruptions in service. The solar activity has […]