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Archive for October, 2007

Buffalo’s DD-WRT Router: Trick or Treat?

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2007

Buffalo has announced a new AirStation Wireless-G MIMO Router claims to be the “first commercial wireless router to come with DD-WRT firmware pre-installed,” notes Engadget: The WHR-HP-G54DD (WHR-HP-G54 pictured) is the first device to emerge from the firm’s partnership with NewMedia-NET (pdf). It features five QoS levels to prioritize traffic, optimized link state routing (OLSR), […]

Boingo Expands Airport Coverage

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2007

Boingo Wireless, which runs one of the world’s largest networks of Wi-Fi hotspots, today announced that it has acquired seven airport Wi-Fi networks from Sprint. Operations in all seven airports have been successfully converted to Boingo hotspots. According to Boingo, this acquisition increases their airport hotspot network coverage and its Concourse subsidiary from 16 to […]

Miners Get Mandated Mesh Nets

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2007

A US Congressional committee voted today to add wireless mesh technology as a benchmark for underground communication and tracking systems, as part of amendments to new federal mine safety legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives’ Education & Labor Committee voted to amend the S-MINER Act of 2007 to include wireless mesh technology as a communications […]

Loral Buys Telesat Canada

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2007

Loral Space & Communications today announced the 3.25 billion acquisition of Telesat Canada by Loral and the Canadian-run Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has been completed. “Loral has transformed its regional fixed satellite services business into a 64 percent interest in the fourth largest FSS operator in the world,” said Michael Targoff, chief […]

Garmin Spooks TeleAtlas/TomTom Deal

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2007

Navigation devices maker Garmin spooked investors Wednesday with an unsolicited 2.3 billion euro ($3.3 billion) bid for Tele Atlas, the Dutch mapping company, currently considering an offer from rival device maker TomTom. Garmin said it will offer $35.31 for a share of Tele Altas, 15% higher than the $30.63 TomTom offered in July and a […]

Nightmare or Reality?

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2007

George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, painted a picture of a world without privacy, in which government authorities, using a wide array of technologies, continuously monitored human activity. The loss of privacy shaped society, enabling government to control all aspects of people’s lives. — ACLU: Under a Watchful Eye Video surveillance has doubled in the last […]