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Archive for January, 2005

RF-ID Cracked

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2005

RF-ID chips can be cracked using cheap technology, U.S. computer experts said Saturday. The radio frequency identification (RFID) system, commonly used in car locks or gas cards uses a relatively simple code that criminals can easily decipher, making it easier to steal a car or get a free tankful of gasoline, said experts at Johns […]

Irrelevant Funny Story

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2005

Small Town Get’s Navini Broadband

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2005

The City of Quitman, GA (pop. 4500), is getting a mobile wireless broadband system from Navini Networks. It will use Ripwave Element Management System (EMS) with Rodopi Software’s EasyOSS billing for managing accounts. Camvera Networks was contracted to design and deploy their new wireless broadband network. “We are very pleased to be able to automate […]

Powerbooks Get Bluetooth + WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2005

WiFiNetNews reports that Apple will add Bluetooth 2.0 to its laptops: The entire PowerBook line of laptops will include both AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0, which adds a 3 Mbps flavor to Bluetooth. This new flavor of Bluetooth is called Enhanced Data Rate (EDR). Apple says it s the first to add Bluetooth 2.0, […]

Telecom Gets Grid

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2005

Talk America, which offers a bundle of local and long distance telephone services to residential and small business customers in the United States, has deployed an enterprise grid computing infrastructure with Oracle 10g software at its core. “In the past, the database has been a single point of failure,” said Leonard. “So we looked at […]

Sprint Joins WiMax Forum

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2005

Sprint has joined the WiMAX Forum as a Principal Member. The industry-led, nonprofit corporation was formed to promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standard. Many other carriers are members, so it is only surprising that Sprint, which owns about one third of the MMDS (2.6 GHZ) […]