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Archive for June 2008

Isikoff: Bush wants satellites for domestic spying

June 29, 2008

Isikoff told MSNBC, “The Homeland Security Department is talking about expanding the program to use military satellites really, for domestic purposes. They say the primary driver is natural disasters — like the recent flooding in the midwest — to pinpoint areas that are most hard hit and to help with responses, first responses. read more […]

Isikoff: Bush wants satellites for domestic spying

June 29, 2008

Isikoff told MSNBC, “The Homeland Security Department is talking about expanding the program to use military satellites really, for domestic purposes. They say the primary driver is natural disasters — like the recent flooding in the midwest — to pinpoint areas that are most hard hit and to help with responses, first responses. read more […]

Isikoff: Bush wants satellites for domestic spying

June 29, 2008

Isikoff told MSNBC, “The Homeland Security Department is talking about expanding the program to use military satellites really, for domestic purposes. They say the primary driver is natural disasters — like the recent flooding in the midwest — to pinpoint areas that are most hard hit and to help with responses, first responses. read more […]

Chrysler to offer Wi-Fi in 2009 autos

June 27, 2008

Your car will be your hotspot starting with the 2009 Chrysler’s! I guess that means the fun and the craziness will begin this fall. Of course, it will be intended for the use of passengers in the car, but we all know what is going to happen: drivers and clever inventors will create a way […]

Convergence Strikes Again – Playing a video game? No, it’s health therapy

June 27, 2008

Video games are known to improve hand-eye coordination but can they help someone quit smoking or lose weight? Many companies are trying jump on the bandwagon of Nintendo’s Wii Fit. Video games have already proven themselves as simulators for space exploration, medical training, sports, flight simulation and the military. When is the form of edutainment […]

New training hones Marines’ visual skills

June 27, 2008

Now this is real edutainment! As an “old” Marine Veteran and an educator this new program demonstrates how traditional learning has become collaborative and inclusive of the backgrounds of the learners taking the training. In this case, the Marines with city backgrounds are bringing their experiences from home and the battle field to the classroom […]

Is Bill Gates a secret cloud convert?

June 26, 2008

Check out this ZDNET post on how Bill Gates may have become a fan of the cloud on the down low. The post also includes a great email from Gates really giving one of his top employees a serious wood shedding online. read more | digg story

Nokia Symbian deal winners and losers

June 25, 2008

Now that Nokia has bought out Symbian ZDNET gives its take on the winners and losers. Obviously, Adobe, Apple and Google stand a chance to win, but what about Palm and RIM. read more | digg story

Charter Halts Plan to Track, Sell Users’ Surfing Data

June 25, 2008

Charter Communications, the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, announced yesterday that it has backed off a plan to monitor customers’ Internet transmissions. The company had been planning to harvest the stream of data from each Internet customer for clues to their interests and then make money from advertisers. read more | digg story

Virgin Says Unlimited Service Is Here To Stay!

June 24, 2008

Unlimited means unlimited according to Virgin which has ushered out a new unlimited plan with no credit check or credit card. Virgin’s service runs on the SprintNextel platform and is aimed at a younger audience. With all of the major wireless carriers offering unlimited service, Virgin makes an inexpensive plunge into the fray. read more […]