Archive for December, 2004

Happy New Year!

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2004

One man holds the key to the room deep under Times Square, where the only sounds are a hissing pipe and a rumbling subway overhead. Behind the blue, padlocked door are the pieces of the New Year’s ball that will mark midnight as it slides 77 feet down a pole atop One Times Square. The […]

Intel’s Resolutions

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2004

Intel has a clever bit of PR (below): According to the Chinese calendar, 2005 is the year of the Rooster. However, a technology calendar might suggest that it is the year of mobility. In that spirit, Intel proposes 10 mobile resolutions: Be a wireless winner: In honor of National Mobility month, for two weeks beginning […]

Tsunami Warning Ideas

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2004

While many people are aware of the terrible impact of disasters throughout the world, few realize that this is a problem that we can do something about. Kofi A. Annan UN Secretary-General United Nations experts believe that governments around the world must work together to build early-warning systems from natural disasters like the Indian Ocean […]

The Global Grid

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2004

Unstrung reports that telecom services across South Asia are gradually being restored after the devastating tsunami that hit the region last weekend. Subsea communications links will be vital as aid agencies the world over continue the work of assessing the damage and providing assistance. The major undersea cables, operated by consortiums of telecom providers, survived […]

Dubious Achievements in Wireless: 2004

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2004

Well, sure. Daily Wireless planned to do a year-end wrap-up highlighting some top news items for 2004. But dubious achievements kept cropping up. So we made a list: Nomadix Claims Redirect Patent Nomadix claimed it developed the technology to redirect customers to a sign-up page first. Man on the Moon: President Bush wants a new […]

Handheld Facial Recognition

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2004

The Los Angeles Police Department is currently testing facial-recognition software on handheld computers reports Wired. Capt. Charles Beck of the LAPD says the facial recognition is like having a mobile electronic mug book. The LAPD has been using two computers donated by their developer, Santa Monica company Neven Vision, which wanted field-testing of its technology. […]