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When McDonalds started installing WiFi hotspots in its restaurants it provoked concerns about exposing its customers to radiation. That could be nothing compared to what will happen when the much maligned cellular base stations start appearing as 'femtocells' in residential and corporate environments.
ABI Research estimates that 148 million cellphone handsets supporting the GSM EDGE technology will be shipped in 2006, 14 percent of the total, and says that EDGE deserves more attention than the "sexier" technologies such as WCDMA and HSDPA.

A majority of a Windows users sample have indicated that the latest critical vulnerability in Windows will prompt them to look at using other computer platforms, according to a new poll.

National ICT Australia (NICTA) and Ericsson have signed a three-year umbrella agreement for research aimed at developing technology that will enhance device and service mobility across next generation networks.
Touch screen developer Synaptics and industrial design house Pilotfish have teamed up to demonstrate a new touch-sensitive cellphone user interface able to recognise pointing, tapping, complex gestures and proximity to the user's cheek.
We now know it's going to be called the Treo 750, we know it will be a Windows-based 3G device and we know what it looks like, but we don't know if Palm's latest PDA will come with WiFi and bluetooth built in.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have been awarded a $US1.1m grant to progress a radical new transistor design that promises to result in much faster chips that use much less power.

The company employing two security specialists who caused a sensation in early August at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas when they demonstrated how to hack an Apple MacBook wirelessly has been forced to eat humble pie. It turns out that the two hackers did not use the native MacBook wireless driver in their hacking demonstration.

Saturday, 19 August 2006 04:22

Pipex, Intel & Airspan gear up to WiMAX UK cities

A joint venture between UK telco, Pipex, and Intel says trials of Airspan WiMAX gear have proved successful and it is gearing up to provide WiMAX networks in several UK cities, starting with Milton Keynes.
Thursday, 17 August 2006 18:00

NetComm aims to automate broadband set up

NetComm has developed a suite of software products for ISPs designed to enable them to connect new broadband customers and configure the customers' CPE at minimum cost.

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