PS/3s are to be “left off” according to Sony – as a solution to their current problem of well, allowing anyone to connect to the Playstation network. Even people who attempt to play stand-alone games are told to piss off – for some unknown reason, it’s not possible, even though it’s a stand alone game.
You see, the world is now very highly interconnected. Just think of how many disruptions and delays are caused just by not having a cell connection on your phone. If you are using a real-time 3G based Navigation system, it peters out pretty quickly – your email, dead in the water – twitter updates, please – and you can’t even check in on FourSquare along the Everglades while crossing alligator alley (yes, this actually happened to me yesterday).
We must realize that everyone is attempting to quantify the things we do in order to turn it into research which can allow them to sell you more stuff. It’s just the way it is. Google gives away their services for free because… they get invaluable insight into human behavior. Even yours. For now a little behavior modification (behaviour for those who like it that way) of your own – turn off the PS/3 until the Internets are abuzz with “It’s back!”
Format war looms for new wireless standard – Breaking – Technology
The UWB Forum – led by Motorola spinoff Freescale Semiconductor – and the WiMedia Alliance – supported by Samsung Electronics and chip-makers Intel and Texas Instruments – had been trying to unite on a single standard since forming a task group with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2003.
The IEEE has been the umbrella group for a number of successful standards, including Wi-Fi.
“After a year or so of arguing, unfortunately the thing started to become more personal,” said Roberto Aiello, chief technology officer of Staccato Communications Inc. and the secretary of the WiMedia Alliance. “We started to be more apart rather than closer to finding a solution.”
IEEE approves 802.16e
The IEEE this week formally ratified the mobile version of the WiMax wireless broadband system as a standard.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦
Best survival plan, but …
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which controls the development of the short range wireless standard, is shortly to publish an updated roadmap that defines plans up to the third quarter of 2007, with the focus on interoperability with UltraWideBand (UWB).ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦
eBay Developer Challenge 2006: Write cool, innovative code for eBay Web Services (and promote eBay in the process) and win $5000 plus other goodies. Pretty cool mashup examples provided. These are good times for enterprising and enthusiastic newcomers to jump into the fray headfirst.
AOL’s Total Talk VOIP, if you haven’t tried it – ROCKS. Well, that was until today. I dialed the phone this morning to find that it was suspended due to inability to comply with E911 regulations. What? That’s the solution, cut the plug on my Total Talk without any notification whatsoever?
Well, I’m going to get to the bottom of this as soon as Customer Service gets their ass into the office. But there is currently no one available to take calls. WHEN THEY CUT OFF SERVICE?
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US Robotics delivers 22Mpbs Wireless networking with their latest product additions, model numbers: USR2210 (CardBus Adapter, $89.99 MSRP) and the USR2215 (PCI Adapter, $99.99 MSRP).
The promise of faster wireless connectivity through the advent of the Texas Instruments ACX110 chipset at 22MB has people in a flurry. 11MB wireless made us all happy, but now we want more speed.
The new US Robotics PC Card and PCI Card 11MB 802.11b client adapters perform well above the standard 11Mbps standard; however working without an access point may be overtime for these cards. Continue reading
Dlink’s 802.11a Wireless Access Point Model DWL-5000AP ($319.99 MSRP) – Reviewed!
Everyone wants to be connected faster — and 802.11a answers the call. D-Link now provides a robust 802.11a access point which has robust security and encryption and provides much higher data throughput rates than that of 802.11b.
The D-Link DWL-5000AP provides a highly-secure network environment and also provides users with a faster connectivity to the network. In comparison to other 802.11a models tested, this unit appears to be more robust in multi-floor performance with similar throughput. Continue reading