Archive for October, 2011

Halloween 2011

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2011

For Halloween 2011, Tyler Card designed a wearable camera costume using a Nikon DSLR and an old laptop. Fully Functional Camera Costume from Tyler Card on Vimeo. NASA engineer Mark Rober used some red sauce and two iPad 2s that makes it look as though he has a vast, open, and bloody wound through the […]

Carriers Kill Free Wi-Fi

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2011

Carrier provided Wi-Fi solutions continue to gain momentum among service providers around the world, pushing out free public WiFi for paid, carrier-connected service. Shaw Communications of Canada is conducting a trail of HotSpot 2.0 enabled by Cisco (pdf). It will enable automatic authentication ONLY for Shaw customers using smartphones and tablets. Shaw and Cisco plan […]

AT&T Expands LTE with 4G Phones

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2011

AT&T will release its first 4G LTE smartphones and expand its LTE network to nine additional markets on November 6. The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid are both compatible with AT&T’s HSPA+ and LTE networks and run Android Gingerbread. The Galaxy S II Skyrocket features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus (800×480 […]

Incentive Auctions: Going Nuclear

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 28th, 2011

Three incentive auction bills have been introduced in Congress this month. Incentive Auctions would auction off unused television channels and give some of the proceeds to broadcasters. Under the Administration’s plan, the government would fund a dedicated a $10B, LTE-enabled, first responder broadband network, nationwide. Incentive auctions would raise funds by selling television spectrum. There […]

TelcoTV: Here Comes 802.11ac

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 28th, 2011

TelcoTV, the largest video conference focused on the U.S. service provider market, celebrated its tenth anniversary in New Orleans this week. The three day conference included vendor-hosted workshops, a Cloud Services summit, TelcoTV learning tracks, and keynote presentations. Nir Shapira, CTO of Celeno Communications, explains the latest WiFi standard – 802.11ac – in Converge. It […]

Halloween Apps

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 28th, 2011

Here are some Android and iPhone apps to get you into the Halloween spirit. Compiled from Mashable, Top Free Halloween iPad Apps, ZD Net, Handango App Store, Apple App Store, Amazon Mobile Apps, and Android Marketplace. Trick or Tracker allows you to sync your phone with your kids’ and receive text updates on their location; […]