Archive for June, 2007

A Cingular Sensation

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 29th, 2007

Does wireless causes brain damage? The following websites offer certifiable proof: Google News Yahoo Full Coverage C/Net Special coverage Multi-city Line Blog Scoble On the Line Ustream.Tv Zoomr Live PC World CNN Reuters Mercury News GigOm Mac World Wall St Journal Washington Post Make Your Phone an iPhone

Sensor Nets Get Small

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 28th, 2007

Motes, those tiny, low-powered sensor devices just got smaller. Moteiv, a San Francisco startup, recently introduced Tmote Mini, the smallest device yet. It fits in the MiniSD slot and can be incorporated in stationary network nodes, phones or PDAs. The Tmote Mini comes standard with a temperature sensor, but includes hooks for connecting multiple sensors. […]

Rhode Island Wireless: Show Me the Money

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 28th, 2007

This is going to change everything. — Jerry Maguire Rhode Island’s plan to build a state-wide WiMAX network was setback this week when the General Assembly chose not to back a $28.5-million loan, reports the Providence Journal. The money was needed as a guarantee to build the Rhode Island Wireless Innovation Networks (RI-WINs). But Legislators […]

Qwest Proposes Universal Service Changes

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 28th, 2007

Qwest proposed Wednesday to create a program that would subsidize high-speed Internet deployment to underserved rural areas that are not cost-effective for companies to service, reports the Denver Post. The Universal Service Fund is paid for with a nearly 12 percent surcharge on phone bills. State public utilities commissions manage the program. The USF fund […]

Nielsen Expands Phone Data

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 27th, 2007

The Nielsen Company, the longtime monitor of television consumption, is buying Telephia, a private company based in San Francisco that collects data on the cellular market, reports the NY Times. Telephia tracks consumers’ phone calling, mobile Web surfing, video viewing and other data for advertisers. Nielsen has been building mobile tracking products on its own, […]

SiBEAM Goes 60 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 27th, 2007

Startup SiBEAM today revealed its new WirelessHD chipset, designed to “make wireless multi-gigabit throughput a reality”, in the home. SiBEAM’s operates in the 60 GHz or ‘millimeter-wave’ unlicensed band, with 7 GHz of frequency bandwidth. Technology competitor UWB operates from 1.5 to 7.5 GHz, while 802.11n uses one or two 20 MHz-wide channels (generally in […]