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Archive for February, 2007

Lower Power Sensor Nets

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2007

Sensor networks are an emerging way to monitor inaccessible and unwired places. The units communicate with each other, and send the information they gather at intervals to the human operators. They’re used to monitor wildlife activity, for example. But sensor network protocols, based on WiFi use too much power. The researchers experimented with Zigbee nodes […]

IBM + Google = Foaming Cleanser

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2007

IBM and Google are teaming up to bring “gadgets“, mini applications that run on a browser, from the consumer Web to corporate networks, reports ZDNet. The partnership will allow business users to access Google gadgets from IBM’s WebSphere Portal software. WebSphere Portal 6 and Portal Express customers can get Google Gadget Portlet for free starting […]

Samsung + Beceem Go Mobile

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2007

Beceem will be supplying Mobile WiMAX silicon to Samsung for use in fixed and mobile WiMax applications, reports Unstrung. Samsung is currently the front-runner in the mobile WiMax market. Samsung 802.16e gear is used in Korea’s WiBro standard, and will be used by Sprint in their Washington DC Mobile WiMAX rollout later this year. SkyCross […]

U-verse Big Bang

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2007

San Antonio-based AT&T, the nation’s biggest phone company, said it has ironed out technical glitches with the service and is readying an expansion of its U-verse IPTV service that will take it to all major cities in its 22-state service area and 8 million households by year-end, reports the San Antonio News Express. “We’re ready […]

MediaFlo Debuts March 1st

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2007

Verizon Wireless will begin offering mobile television on March 1, according to coverage maps on the carrier’s Web site, reports RCR News. Verizon Wireless has branded the service as “Vcast Mobile TV.” No further details were offered, and the maps offered the caveat that mobile TV would be available only in “select markets” on March […]

Boingo Offers Voice over WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2007

Boingo Wireless has announced Boingo Mobile, the first global Wi-Fi Internet service designed for Wi-Fi-enabled mobile phones and devices. Boingo Mobile lets users enjoy access the Internet using their Windows Mobile handsets over Boingo’s hot spots for a monthly flat rate of U.S. $7.95. Voice over WiFi can also be utilized. Belkin’s Wi-Fi Phone for […]