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Friday, October 4, 2002

Car theft and telematics ...

It is pretty clear that tracking systems and vehicles are two business areas that are heading for a merger! The company I work for (see here for more on Aeris), as well as others, have been looking at mobile solutions that are very consumer-oriented. It is not science-fiction and fantasy and is... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Is *your* brain fried yet?

A few days ago, rationality (as I see it) prevailed... Judge Tosses Cell Phone Lawsuit Citing Lack of Evidence A U.S. District Court judge tossed out an $800 million lawsuit brought by Christopher Newman against numerous wireless providers, alleging that use of a cell phone caused him to develop... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 23, 2002

Wireless Flirting!

Here is the next best use for wireless PDA's and cellphones: Do U Luv Me? wireless gadgets taking art of flirting to new level By MARTHA IRVINE (AP) - On her way home from London, Sara Gartman checked her cellphone and saw the text message from a friend she'd just left: "if we had met earlier and u... Sign in to see full entry.

Get a soda without change in your pocket!

No change in your pocket? That's okay... wireless smart cards are in the works. They will interact directly with the vending machines and pop out that cold refreshment for you in a snap. The US is slower to take off in this regard than other parts of the world (typical problem in the US), but it... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 20, 2002

Don't track the kids! Track the perps instead!

Here is another spin on the people-tracking dilemna. Seems better than tracking the kids and stressing them out. Track the perps instead! Kansas Program Tracks Released Prisoners With iSECUREtrac's tracNET24 Offender Monitoring System New Product Gaining Traction with U.S. Law Enforcement and... Sign in to see full entry.

Hands on the Wheel? Yeah, Right

This is gonna cause the at least same kind of distractions as the ones I have already seen in daily commuting: applying nail-polish while tailgating (I sped up and immediately got out of the way!) one hand with cell-phone to ear and other hand scribbling on the notepad on the dash (wonder what he... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 16, 2002

XM gets same public reception as satellite cellular ... surprise! Surprise!

Pretty simple analysis in my opinon. XM seems to have about 3% of the customers they need to break even; Sirius has about 0.25%. If they are on the brink of bankruptcy (sorta like the way Globalstar and Iridium for satellite voice bit the dust), then why will the consumer buy a unit now? "If I buy,... Sign in to see full entry.

3G ain't deployed yet ... but here comes 4G cellular!

Third-generation cellular is not deployed yet, but the experts are already talking about Fourth-generation stuff. No wonder most of the telecom stocks are tanking... too much confusion in the marketplace! The Secret World of 4G Wireless Thu Sep 12, 1:24 PM ET Lou Hirsh, Wireless.NewsFactor.com Some... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 13, 2002

So where is my child really?

Statistics show that child kidnapping rates in the US have not really risen much in the past many years. This factoid is probably true in other countries as well. With most such kidnappings being done by direct family members (estranged fathers and mothers are the most common perpetrators), the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Multi-media over short-range wireless networks ... music wirelessly!

If this new organization gets underway successfully, we may see new networking features in multi-media devices. Imagine portable MP3 devices sending music files back and forth... wirelessly! The new WiMedia TM Alliance was founded on September 03, 2002, by nine companies representing the... Sign in to see full entry.

How do cellular phones work?

Ever want to know how cellular phones work? Here is a site that will get you started... http://www.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm Sign in to see full entry.

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