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Archive for April, 2007

Navizon on Blackberry: GPS Not Required

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2007

Thanks to Navizon software, owners of Blackberries can now: See where they are on a map and find their next destination See the whereabouts of their friends or coworkers. Search for businesses such as bars or restaurants near where they are. A GPS device is not required. Navizon’s Virtual-GPS is able to triangulate your location […]

RFID Live 2007

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2007

RFID Journal LIVE! 2007, produced by RFID Journal, runs April 30 to May 2, 2007 in Orlando. You can hear from the top industry leaders in a comprehensive RFID agenda. Learn the benefits of RFID in Retail/CPG, Health Care/Pharma, Aerospace/Defense, Manufacturing and Transportation/ Logistics. Industry solutions and demos will be featured from RFID vendors along […]

Statewide/Nationwide Wireless Broadband

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2007

A statewide wireless broadband network is planned for South Carolina. The goal is for schools, homes, public safety workers, municipalities, hospitals and health care workers, businesses and visitors to have Internet access anytime and anywhere, in rural or urban areas, says Rep. Dwight Loftis, a Greenville Republican who co-authored the bill to fund the project. […]

Virtual Earth Adds Cities

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 27th, 2007

Seven new and updated 3D cities were published yesterday – Calgary, Redmond, Buffalo, Beaverton, Portland, Swindon and Brighton on Microsoft’s Virtual Earth. Lots of aerial and Birds Eye imagery was published as well. Here’s Portland, Intel in Beaverton/Hillsdale, Calgary and Brighton. Converting flat images into 3-D virtual-reality models that can be manipulated on-screen is the […]

Whitacre Retires on $158M Package

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 27th, 2007

AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre is getting a $158 million retirement package when the 65-year-old Texan retires this June, reports the Wall Street Journal. He’ll also make more than $1 million per year for three years as a consultant for the company, according to Business Week. Other perks, include country club fees ($25,000) and automobile benefits […]

One Laptop Per Child Morphs

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 27th, 2007

The One Laptop Per Child program, promoting a $100 laptop has apparently morphed into a $176 laptop that can run Windows, reports Engadget. Furthermore, 19 state governors have reportedly shown interest in grabbing a few of the inexpensive machines for their own schoolkids, and while the creator initially stated that the XOs were “designed for […]