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U-Verse IPTV on iPhone

https://i0.wp.com/www.themaclawyer.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/09/13/iphone.png“MacNN | AT&T plans to link iPhone to U-verse services
AT&T’s position as exclusive carrier for the iPhone will contribute to the new technology. Voice mail messages will be accessible from the user’s TV screen, while DVR recordings will be transferable to the phone”…. <More>

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Bringing Broadband to Africa Via Satellite

“What caught our attention was a map with a bunch of red lines representing the fiber that runs around the world,” says Mike Fries, chief executive of Liberty Global, the broadband and cable company partly owned by media mogul John Malone. The map showed large areas, primarily in and around Africa, with little or no fiber. “It was a compelling illustration of what this network will fill,” says Mr. Fries, adding that Liberty’s Denver office will help develop the project”…. <More>

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Intel Demos Wireless Electricity

“It’s just demoed what it’s calling “Wireless Resonant Energy Link” – a way of transmitting electricity to nearby devices sans any pesky wires. Read on to find out how.

The principle works in a similar fashion to the way an opera singer can transfer enough energy to shatter a glass purely by hitting the right note. It’s based on work done by Marin Soljacic at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but, crucially, Intel’s managed to up the efficiency so that 90% of the power transmitted actually makes it to the receiving device”…. &lt;More>

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Realistic, Fast 3D Graphics For You Anywhere from The Cloud

“Imagine you could play video games – and immerse yourself in virtual worlds – with 3D graphics comparable to those found in blockbuster films like Transformers or WALL•E. And then imagine you could experience and control those graphics in real-time from any internet-enabled device, whether it be a desktop computer, set-top box or even iPhone.

Sound far-fetched? It doesn’t to Jules Urbach, founder and CEO of a Los Angeles-based company called OTOY, who has been working with microprocessor manufacturer AMD since 2006 to make the idea of server-side graphics processing a reality. If all goes as planned, 3D rendering will become just another computer task that jumps from the client to the cloud. Call it gaming as a service (GaaS) if you will. No more Xboxes, no more PlayStations, and no more souped-up PC towers. Just a monitor, some controls, and a way to receive and display frames generated by a powerful server farm”….<More>

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Could TransferJet Wirelessly Replace Your USB Cables?

“Unlike  Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and soon Ultra WideBand and Wireless USB, Sony’s TransferJet technology isn’t proposed as a disruptive transmission force: it uses electric induction to transmit data rather than the radiation field antennas used by 802.11 Wi-Fi kit.

This means that TransferJet won’t interfere with or be degraded by any surrounding radio signals “…. <More Via Tech Radar>

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TOP 10 Wireless Innovations 2008

#8 Talkster  
Talk can’t get any cheaper than with Talkster, the only service providing free long distance, international and group conference calls from any phone on any network

 #5 Ribbit
Not another phone company, but a new kind of  phone company—one  that boasts an open platform that enables developers to easily integrate voice into almost any kind of Web application and powerhouse partnerships with salesforce.com and Adobe”…. <WIRELESS INNOVATIONS 2008>2008

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FCC AUCTION 2008 RESULTS

“As predicted, Verizon Wireless was the big winner for the 700 MHz auction after winning the Upper C Block of spectrum, which is laden with open access provisions. Google did not win any licenses. Satellite television company EchoStar subsidiary Frontier won a significant amount of licenses in the E Block–enough to give the company a nationwide footprint”…. <MORE> 

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Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Eats MacBook Air for Lunch

“The X300 is a full-feature laptop, shrunken down to (just about) the Air’s diminutive size and a tad heavier at 3.4 pounds.The screen is the same 13.3 inches wide, though less bright than we’d like. Under the hood, a 1.2-GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM, and a 64-GB solid-state hard drive power it to respectable benchmarks (faster than a standard MacBook but slower than Dell’s XPS M1330). But the X300 really shines by offering every connectivity option you could need, including three USB ports, VGA output, ethernet and a DVD burner. And if that doesn’t cut it, every conceivable wireless radio is also inside the box, from Bluetooth and 802.11n to Verizon 3-G WWAN (plus GPS) and even WiMax”… <Via Wired>

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Matchbox-Sized Device Turns Any WiFi-Enabled Phone/PDA/UMPC or Device Into A Mobile TV

A short demonstration of PacketVideo’s mobile broadcast receiver. This matchbox-sized device turns any WiFi-enabled device into a mobile TV.

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Video: Nokia Concept Morphing Phone

Here’s Some info about the Morph:

Nanotechnology on the palm of your hands – The mobile handset is said to have 10,000 transistors in a single fly hair made possible with Nanotechnology
Self-cleaning – made with dirt and water-proof material that just lets foreign substances to just slip away
Stratchable – the whole gadget can be shaped according to the user’s preference made possible with it’s nanoscale structure that lets it’s components to be stretched
Wearable – can be turned into a bracelet that can change it’s design according to the user’s preference “…. <More>

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Move over iPhone: 5 User Interface Advances to Watch in 2008

# 2 Skyfire is a free, downloadable Windows Mobile smartphone browser touted as a “better than iPhone” experience. In addition to enabling full audio and video, Flash content, QuickTime, advanced Ajax and Java, Skyfire displays web pages in miniaturized form, a la iPhone, with a SmartFit feature that resizes each article’s text to fit within each individual handset’s display.
# 4 Zeemote’s patented Zeemote JS1 is a handheld, Bluetooth-based controller promising near-console gameplay for mobile devices”…. <More>

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Video: Google & Wireless Data

“Google believes balloons like these could radically change the economics of offering cellphone and Internet services in out-of-the-way areas, according to people familiar with its thinking. The company is among the registered bidders for a big chunk of radio spectrum at a government auction”…. <Full WSJ Article>

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The Stone UMPC

“The killer feature on the Stone UMPC though is a module docking bay located on the righthand side of the screen. Modules inlude webcams, GPRS and, fitted to this unit, a tiny detachable bluetooth VoIP phone”…. <MORE>

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ASUS PDA P750 HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB GPS Phone

“With complete 3.5G high speed network coverage (HSDPA 3.6Mbps), Tri band GSM (GSM 900/1800/1900), WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b+g), Bluetooth V2.0+ EDR, USB 1.1 and a built-in GPS antenna, the P750 truly allows the user to be connected to the world. What’s more, it comes with a complete range of exclusive business features to aid the business-oriented consumer in their daily work”….  <More>

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Solar Bluetooth GPS Receiver Review

The solar battery can contribute something like 15 mA to the overall power. This means the receiver only needs to draw 30 mA from the rechargeable battery, and can therefore theoretically run for 30 hours, assuming the sun is shining all the time, day and night. Hum, something’s not sound here… If I just knew what … 😉

This also means that if you want to run your receiver exclusively from the solar battery then you can use it only one third of the time it is exposed to the sunlight. To completely recharge an empty receiver with just the solar battery takes 60 hours – five days if you assume 12 hours of sunshine each day and the receiver always being in optimal reception. This is highly unlikely, so don’t throw that USB charging cable away just yet”…. <More>

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Network Connected HDTV

“News just in from the connected HDTV frontier (yes, it does exist): LG’s new 52LG71 telly combines 52-inch LCD 1080p goodness with blazing fast 802.11n Wi-Fi.Great! But why would you want a Wi-Fi TV? To stream high-definition video, of course, whether it’s from your computer or from online services. And yes, there isn’t much HD video available on the web yet, but expect that to change quickly in the coming months”… <More> 

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OLED Display Phone: The Samsung SPH-W2400

“It has a hinge display.It has a 2.3″ display,2 mega-pixel camera,mp3 player,bluetooth,micro-SD slot and TV-Out.The device comes in the limited edition”…. <More> 

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Top 5 U.S. Wireless IPOs in 2007

Glue's Transformer GameInvestors hoped to forget the IPO dud of 2006 that topped them all: Vonage. Back then, the IPO market looked prime for success in 2007. So has 2007 lived up to expectations? The jury may still be out on that, but here are the five 2007 IPOs from wireless companies that you need to know: Airvana, Clearwire, Glu Mobile, MetroPCS and Virgin Mobile USA. While every single one of these companies’ stocks is down (as of this writing) since they went public, the money raised from their offerings has driven innovation in the wireless market”…. <Full Article>

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Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

Question: “Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

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“What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

“The big question is – can WiMAX catch up w or replace Cellular adoption and maturity? Intel and Samsung would like to make it the big connect-anywhere feature for new UMPC’s, but I note that for instance Sprint just delayed its planned US rollout – so we have to wait and see.

Korean WiBro is a Govt supported service up and running, and I have heard that Indian operators will now look to WiMAX for gaining cheap RoW into cities and across slums areas instead of trenching-in fiber”….   Via Linked In Answers

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A Google Parallel Internet?

“A mobile datacenter patent has been issued to Google based on its December 2003 filing, giving the company a technology similar to that of Sun’s Project Blackbox.

The timing of the patent, and the beginning of YouTube videos with ads on AdSense, may not be coincidental. Google has made significant promises regarding its AdSense video content.

Delivering on that promise requires infrastructure, an issue that Google probably understands as well as or better than they understand search. Here’s something else to consider.

What if Google rolls out 300 of these datacenters, plugs them into strategically located Internet peering points, and erects big towers next to them to provide wireless Net access. Maybe those towers will use WiMAX technology. Maybe they will work on the up-for-auction 700MHz wireless spectrum”…. <More>

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