Archive for December, 2009

Happy 2010!

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2009

You can catch the Times Square New Year festivities at home with Hulu. The coverage will include views of Times Square and the crystal ball, plus ambient sounds from the “crossroads of the world.” EarthCam will webcast the annual New Year’s Eve Times Square celebration live from New York City. The 2009 Times Square event […]

Mobile Outlook: Good

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2009

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the number of mobile subscriptions per 100 people stood at 12.1% globally in 2000. By the end of 2009, it had risen to an estimated 67%, representing around 4.6 billion total mobile subscriptions. Over the past 5 years, the total number of fixed broadband subscribers has grown more […]

Top 10 of the 2000s

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2009

Social Web visionary John McCrea has an interesting take on Silicon Valley: Top 10 of the 2000s: The Dot Com Bubble Collapse. We entered the new decade and the new century drunk with optimism that recessions were a thing of the past, with a firm belief that the Internet’s transformational power had created an unprecedented […]

Top Ten Personal Area Net Stories of the Decade

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2009

Welcome to The Top Ten Bluetooth/UWB/Zigbee/RFID stories of the decade., has recorded achievements in broadband wireless for the last 8 years (since March 2002). We are making a Top Ten of the Decade list in 10 categories. Cellular Wi-Fi Municipal Wireless Wimax & LTE Bluetooth/UWB/Zigbee Digital Broadcasting Satellites Infrastructure Regulations Devices and Applications Here […]

Cheaper Prepaid Data Plans

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2009

DataJack, launching next month at CES, is a dongle with a difference — it offers 3G high speed cellular data for just $39.99 a month, without any contract commitments. DataJack promises no early termination fees, no deposits, no credit check, and their USB modem costs just $99 at signup. The modem has a micro-SD slot […]

Tagging HD Radio Songs

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2009

Soon, if you like a song that you hear on your HD Radio in a Ford, you’ll be able to “tag” it so that you’ll know the artist and title in case you want to buy it later on, notes USA Today. Among the new features in the 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is a handsfree […]