Stories for Jan. 5, 2005

The big news at the moment is the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held in Las Vegas from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th… Read more »

The recently announced consortium of 26 mobile carriers working on something called “Super 3G” left many people scratching their heads and w… Read more »

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Induction Dynamics (sounds impressive) makes a sound system that is based on a combination of rare-earth and highly magnetic elements that was invented by the U.S. Navy twenty years ago.  How can it not sound good?  The SolidDrive turns solid walls into giant speakers so no […] Read more »

You know the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is big news when Good Morning America has a live segment from the trade show floor.  One of the first new gadgets they demonstrated for the television audience is the Fossil Wrist PDA, a Palm OS based watch […] Read more »

Well, the only one surprised are the companies in the industry….big money is now flowing in US in the ringtones business. Stratton Sclavos… Read more »

Time Warner Cable has confirmed that it is working with Sprint on a mobile virtual network operation. So the so called quadruple play, or as I like to call it, Four Play, will help TW offer data, video, wireless and telephone service to its customers. Greg […] Read more »

Ramesh Jain: Most new technology is initially used using the legacy approaches. Thus when CD ROM first appeared, people started scanning and putting books on CD ROMs and called it multimedia. Much of the talk about convergence is about communication and computing and really does not […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 4, 2005

The Broadband Daily: The number of cities deploying citywide Wi-Fi networks (or planning them) has risen dramatically in the past year. Cheap hardware and software, impatience with the slow rollout of broadband (whose price remains high) and frustration with the continuing digital divide, are driving city […] Read more »

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Plaxo announced that it has finally hired a new CEO. I had reported this about a week ago, but I guess it got shuffled in the post-holiday pre-new year madness. Silicon Beat has the lowdown! Read more »

Todd Cochrane is the brain behind the Geek News Central blog, a nice site with tech news of the day.  He has been producing a Podcast two or three times a week and it is pretty good. Todd also recently became a paid blogger in the […] Read more »

I am back in LA after a six week break. James is doing a stellar job, and he will be doing the majority of the postings from now on, as I wo… Read more »

This morning I woke up, with a sore throat, a backache and a runny nose. Classic symptoms of a flu! What a miserable way to start the day, and it got worse when I learnt that Apple had dropped the prices on its wonderful Cinema Displays […] Read more »

Business 2.0: The 1990s proved to be the decade when cable news networks replaced network television as the primary source of breaking news for many Americans, just as the 1960s saw newspapers supplanted. In the new millennium, a broadband-enabled, always-on Internet threatens to usurp those cable […] Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in 2005, and we are starting the year with a bang. I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live […] Read more »

Cingular Wireless is getting pretty serious about the whole 3G thing – it has tested High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology in tandem with Lucent Technologies and has achieved downstream speeds of 3 megabits per second, according to Mobile Pipeline. The HSDPA theoretically technology that, proponents […] Read more »

(credit Symphonix over at macosx.com) Ok, I had to. With all the insanity flying around I wanted to add a little humor. I hope we’ll be hearing about an iPhone and seeing the real pics soon (next week?), but until then, keep your pants on and […] Read more »

According to NeoWin Bill Gates may unveil the upcoming Windows Mobile update codenamed Magneto at the CES this week in Las Vegas.  They have an exclusive look at Magneto on their web site and for me, the best news yet is updated versions of Pocket Word […] Read more »

The Australian government is trying to create a regulatory framework for mobile content, mainly to keep inappropriate content away from chil… Read more »

“Orb’s technology lets people access video, music or live TV on their home PC though anything with a Web browser–a cell phone, a PDA or a w… Read more »

LG has introduced what is arguably the first digital multimedia broadband phone, which can receive terrestrial television signals. The phone also has a mega-pixel camera and MP3 player functions. Apparently the company spent nearly $9 billion and two years developing this phone and has filed 150 […] Read more »

3HK has now fully covered Hong Kong’s metro line, giving its customers something to do on that killer commute to and from work. Read more »

The quality of the work exhibited by The Student Tablet PC is first rate and they have published an overview of MindManager by MindJet that is a must read for anyone curious about what this program and mind mapping can do for you.  By far the […] Read more »

I don’t know how I missed this review as I have been waiting and waiting for it but I guess the holidays got in the way and it just slipped by me.  PDA Buyers Guide is always on top with early reviews of units that are […] Read more »

I have been a champion of VGA Pocket PCs for a long time and always like to see good reviews of these devices.  PDA Buyers Guide has reviewed the Asus A730W with its 3.7" VGA screen, 128 MB RAM/ 48 MB ROM and integrated Bluetooth and […] Read more »

Smallware:  those little utilities that do one thing (maybe two) but do them very well.  They typically have no installation- just a EXE file that you put where you want and execute from there.  They are always free, always small and written to accomplish a specific […] Read more »

One of the most interesting aspects of this year’s CES is the number of VoIP related events, and product launches. Jeff Pulver is putting together Consumer VoIP Summit, and VoIP TechZone. Vonage is going to announce a slew of new phones, one of them from VTech […] Read more »

Inventing Money, one of the better investing weblogs has some sage advice for tech investors. First avoid the PC chip stocks, and secondly be very careful of what you buy. Semiconductor growth will likely come from FTTP, GbE, HDTV/ATV, IPv6, 3G, VoIP, & advanced set-top boxes. […] Read more »

Over the Christmas break, I had chance to have dinner with Peter Rojas, the man behind Engadget, and some other friends including Eric Lin. We talked about the new issue of Fortune magazine, and also discussed the cover-your-face pose. Well Peter did his best and recreated […] Read more »

Folks have been predicting a big year for mergers and acquisitions in 2005, and we are starting the year with a bang. I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, […] Read more »

Stories for Jan. 3, 2005

Network World is running a story and review of various different 3G options in the United States. They put Verizon’s Broadband Access and AT&T’s UMTS service to the test. However, don’t take this story too seriously. The writer, Chuck Sharp, says keep an eye out on […] Read more »

SBC will offer a set-top entertainment box in mid 2005 that brings Internet downloads, music and photos to the TV screen for subscribers.  The box will offer extended functionality to SBC’s high-speed internet customers and will enable recording and viewing TV shows, as well as accessing […] Read more »

Textually.org has found a new blog, The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog, which has set up an alert system using SMS. The idea is… Read more »

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