Archive for March, 2007

Nokia & Sony: Free WiFi for Webtablets

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2007

EarthLink is offering FREE internet service for Nokia N800 users on EarthLink’s municipal Wi-Fi networks until January 1st, 2008. The EarthLink Wi-Fi network is currently available in the following cities: Anaheim Corpus Christi Milpitas New Orleans Philadelphia The $400 Nokia N800 web tablet (review) allows portable web browsing and email access. The Devicescape service also […]

Geotagging Photos – Cheap

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 29th, 2007

Automatic geo-tagging of images just got cheaper and easier using the Breeze Systems’s Downloader Pro software ($29.95). It automatically syncs GPS data collected from devices like Sony’s GPS-CS1 tracker ($150), right. The software automatically tags photos with embedded location information as the images are later downloaded to your computer. Sony’s stand-alone GPS device (right) can […]

Personal Telco Finds Portland WiFi Coverage Lacking

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 29th, 2007

Red Pollard: Everybody thinks we found this broken down horse and fixed him, but we didn’t. He fixed us. Every one of us. And I guess in a way we kinda fixed each other, too. — Seabiscuit At last night’s monthly meeting of Portland’s Personal Telco Project, Russell Senior and Caleb Phillips described their independent […]

AT&T, Verizon & Qwest Share $50B Contract

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 29th, 2007

Qwest, AT&T and Verizon on Thursday were awarded the government’s largest telecommunications contract ever, a 10-year deal worth up to $48 billion. In the deal of the decade, the federal government plans to spend at least $20 billion for telecommunications services over the life of the Networx Universal contract, which is capped at $48 billion. […] Mobile, Live, Everywhere, Now

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 28th, 2007

Craig Schwartz: There’s a tiny door in that empty office. It’s a portal, Maxine. It takes you inside John Malkovich. You see the world through John Malkovich’s eyes, then, after about fifteen minutes, you’re spit out into a ditch on the side of The New Jersey Turnpike. Maxine: Sounds delightful. Who the fuck is John […]

Personal Telco’s Independent Report on MetroFi Coverage

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 28th, 2007

Two Personal Telco volunteers are conducting their own test of Portland’s free Wi-Fi project, reports the Oregonian. Russell Senior and Caleb Phillips bid, unsuccessfully, to conduct the official evaluation of the city’s network but performed their own tests anyway. They will post their results on their website, tonight. They plan to release their results […]