Archive for November, 2009

Driveway Moment

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2009

This story doesn’t have much to do with wireless technology. It was a driveway moment. Today on National Public Radio, correspondent Daniel Zwerdling took my breath away with a story that inspires on all sorts of levels. Here’s the story: It’s an old cliche: “Tragedy makes us stronger.” But one military mother says it’s true. […]

Animated Holiday Lights

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2009

Chuck Smith, considered by many to be the father of computerized holiday displays, started PlanetChristmas over 10 years ago as a place for people to learn how to light up the world. The members of PlanetChristmas became pioneers in animated displays, building their own home brew systems. He uses a micro-powered radio station on site. […]

One Economy + Comcast +/- Google Phone?

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2009

Comcast and One Economy today announced a major technology learning and service initiative. The program, Comcast Digital Connectors, will take place during after-school hours at the Urban League of Springfield as well as in 21 other locations across the United States. Teams of high school students, who come from diverse and low-income backgrounds, will gather […]

Verizon or T-Mobile for iPhone?

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2009

The iPhone’s next destination may be T-Mobile and not Verizon, says The Street. AT&T will lose its exclusive agreement to sell the iPhone sometime next year and Verizon has been the leading candidate to take on the popular Apple phone next, but analyst Doug Reid disputes that assumption. Apple already sells phones through Germany’s T-Mobile […]

CrunchPad is Dead

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2009

The CrunchPad is dead, says Michael Arrington in TechCrunch. Arrington says the planned $200-$300, 12-inch touchscreen web-slate has been axed and the project has self destructed over nothing more than greed, jealousy and miscommunication. In a long post on TechCrunch, Arrington details the sudden discovery that their manufacturing partner, Fusion Garage, was looking to cut […]

Mexican WiMAX Network to Serve 23 Cities

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2009

Mexican communications firm MVS Comunicaciones has reached a preliminary agreement with Clearwire and Intel to invest $700 million in a WiMAX network covering 23 cities, reports Bloomberg. The joint-venture deal hinges on the Communications and Transportation Ministry renewing the company’s spectrum licenses in the 2.5GHz band in about eight cities, including the key markets of […]