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China ready to invest billions
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
China is looking at a massive upgrade to its existing cellular infrastructure.
Facts and rumors
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
Interim licensing agreements are now in place for those manufacturers and suppliers of hardware and software of AACS so that HD DVD can launch in March. And, to that end, Toshiba announces late March availability of HD DVD.
On the road to video democracy
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
From some of the same crew who brought you the Firefox browser, now there's an open source, ad-free and spyware-free media player system, called Democracy.
Heavy duty wireless apps will shift to DSP
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
The inherent flexibility of programmability of DSPs will shove ASICs into the back seat.
Great Firewall of China
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2/20/2006   Post a comment
Key words: freedom, democracy, Taiwan independence. Counterproductive, grandstanding, baloney. The first few key words are just a test to see if I'll be able to read this story when I head to China next month. I'll search for it on Yahoo! and Google to see if they are fulfilling their promise to the Chinese government to filter out "politically sensitive" material.
The great underhanded set shot
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2/20/2006   Post a comment
When I was a lad, I was nutso for basketball and we played ball at Morrill playground. There were two baskets, one on the Rockwell Street side of the playground and the other on the Maplewood Street side--with a half city block between baskets. Needless to say, a fast break was an exhausting experience. We limited full-court games to one a week.

Evolution debate engages readers on both sides of the argument
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2/20/2006   Post a comment
Evolution debate engages readers on both sides of the argument

Why people prefer watching TV on TV
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2/20/2006   Post a comment
As TV begins to migrate from the big 35-inch screens of the living room to the tiny 2-inch screens of cell phones and portable media players, it should be clear that there's nothing undesirable about the intermediate 17-inch screen size of the PC.
Final rants from 3GSM World Congress
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Designing technology, whether the consumer wants it or not
MIMO for a wireless world
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
The leading edge of the cellular community has very much jumped on the bandwagon of the most important innovation in several decades.
3GSM World Congress: Moving to 4G
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
One definition of 4G combines the use the 3G with Wi-Fi.
I've seen the future (Q3), and it's pretty close
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
There's no good reason why the quality of the MP3 player on a handset should be any less than what’s in a stand-alone MP3 player.
I want a "find problem" button
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Three of my five children still live at home, and my mom just moved in as well. Today Agilent announced that with event identification software, it can identify signal integrity problems.
Day 1 at the 3GSM World Congress
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
I expected to be smothered with Mobile TV information here at the show, but that hasn’t been the case, at least not yet.
Humans still thrive on decimals
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
When it comes to representing, storing and manipulating numbers in computers, most engineers use some form of binary (base-2) representation. This is especially true when performing engineering or scientific calculations, in which case binary floating-point representations adhering to IEEE 754 are the norm. Binary floating-point representations have the advantage of being very efficient in terms of storage requirements. Furthermore, calculations performed on these representations are usually
Wristwatch communications concept nothing new
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Tadiran Communications developed a new technology that delivers video to a tiny receiver--small enough to fit in a wristwatch.
The path for Mobile TV
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Mobile TV seems to crank up the propaganda wheel at the industry's largest trade shows, such as the 3GSM World Congress and the CTIA event.
Network neutrality is a joke, for cable-TV
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
When it comes to cable-TV delivery of broadband, this whole issue of Internet "neutrality" has it completely backwards. To pre-suppose that the system today is currently neutral to content is preposterous.
Convergence, substitution or fragmentation?
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
If cellular can't displace fixed services across the board, it will become just another wireless bit pipe.
HD DVD's and Blu-ray Disc's dirty little secret
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
This week I want to talk about the trusty Component Video connector that we've become accustomed to over the past 10 years, and how it relates both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Forgetting the impeding 'Format War' for a moment, one of the big problems with both of these formats is Component Video.
HPI-to-ATCA mapping spec released
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
The SA Forum and PICMG released an HPI-to-AdvancedTCA Mapping Spec detailing how the SA Forum’s Hardware Platform Interface (HPI) maps to PICMG’s AdvancedTCA spec.
Handsets finally fall below $20
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2/6/2006   Post a comment
We've heard that the sub-$20 handset was just around the corner for a while now.
Evolution of a debate: 'Only a theory' doesn't do justice to science
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2/6/2006   Post a comment
The phrase "only a theory" tells me that Jack Atkinson Jr. is not well-acquainted with science (see Crosstalk, Jan. 16, page 30).
The demise of CableCARD
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
I've been going through various press material from CES over the last couple of weeks, I've noticed a trend among many TV manufacturers for their upcoming 2006 models. It appears that many brands a removing the Digital Cable Ready with CableCARD functionality from many of its new HDTVs.
Make sure your handset is protected
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Your handset is just as susceptible to viruses, spyware, and hacking as your PC is.


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