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Archive for October, 2004

WiMax World

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2004

Anticipation is building for the first WiMAX World Conference and Exposition, in Boston, November 2-4, 2004. WiMax (IEEE 802.16), is widely viewed as the next significant advance in broadband wireless. For the first time, all of the major WiMAX players, including technologies and applications, will be brought together. This conference could be the venue for […]

Banned in China

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2004

SlashDot reports China is closing some 1,600 “Internet Bars”, fining them up to $12.1 million. The Chinese government says the Internet Bars were letting young children to play violent and adult-only PC games. Reports say the goverment inspected some 1.8 million bars and ordered about 18,000 of those bars to “to stop operation for rectification.” […]

Revolution in Mobile Services

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 30th, 2004

There are some 100 million game consoles worldwide about 73 million PlayStations, 16 million Xboxes and 14 million GameCubes. According to the Zelos Group, 45 million full-feature media-capable handsets will be in the global market by the end of the year. Software that supports music, video and game downloads will follow. Photoblogs provide free or […]

Happy Halloween

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 29th, 2004

Need a Halloween mask? Forbes magazine has some famous movers and shakers. Some are heroes, the kind of wealthy people we all aspire to be. Others are villains. And some are both. Click on the images for a full-size, printer-friendly color mask. SlashDot has a strange Halloween Geek Test and iPod-O-Lantern. InfoSync describes developments in […]

WiFi Detector with LCD Info

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 29th, 2004

Glenn Fleishman of WiFiNetNews, mentioned yet another tiny WiFi detector (the $35 Hawking Detector), and mused out loud what he really wanted: What I’m waiting for (and Gizmodo is, too) is a detector with a small LCD that scrolls through the open and closed SSIDs found in the neighborhood. We want a WiFi Sniffer–a WiFi […]

Voices of Iraq

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 29th, 2004

For the documentary Voices of Iraq, Iraqis received 150 video cameras and were asked to film whatever they wanted. The result is a rare look at daily life in Iraq — the tragic, the joyful and the mundane. Filmmakers Eric Manes and Archie Drury talk with NPR’s Michele Norris. Hello Peace is a free phone […]