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Archive for May, 2011

Basetrack: iPhone Goes to War

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2011

A group called Basetrack (team) provides some unusual coverage of the war in Afghanistan. The group, funded by the Knight Foundation uses social media and other online tools to bring the war home to America. Basetrack covers the 1st Battalion, Eighth Marines in Helmand province. It uses WordPress in an innovative way and integrates closely […]

D-Block Gets a Hearing

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2011

Expressing concern about use of past federal investments of spectrum and money for public-safety communications, members of a key House subcommittee last week questioned whether proposals to reallocate the 700 MHz D Block would alleviate problems that exist today, reports Urgent Communications. Multiple bills in the Senate and House call for the D Block to […]

Cyber War: The New Frontier

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2011

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war. That opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force, for the first time, reports Siobhan Gorman of the Wall Street Journal. The Pentagon’s first formal cyber strategy, unclassified portions of which are expected to […]

Intel’s Roadmap Shrinks

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2011

Intel VP Sean Maloney today at Computex in Taiwan, that by the end of 2012, 40 percent of the consumer laptop market segment will be no-compromise “Ultrabooks”, with best-in-class performance in thin, elegant form factors. During his opening keynote speech, Maloney described their Intel Core processor roadmap and reiterated Intel’s push to accelerate the pace […]

Apple Joins Amazon & Google with Cloud Music

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2011

Apple is kicking off its Worldwide Developers Conference next week with the unveiling of its cloud-based service, iCloud, says C/Net. Apple said in a press release that it will detail its next-generation desktop operating system, Mac OS X Lion, as well as iOS 5, the next version of the mobile operating system running on its […]

High Throughput Satellite Goes Live

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2011

Eutelsat today announced the commercial entry into service of its KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite, marking the official launch of its new-generation Tooway broadband service. The high-capacity all Ka-band system, opens a new chapter in the market for satellite-based IP services with the world’s most powerful spotbeam satellite. It delivers up to 10 Mbps for consumers, […]