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Exploring Proximity with iBeacons

By Hari K Gottipati
January 7, 2014

In the last couple of months, iBeacon is making a lot of noise. iBeacons are small wireless sensors placed inside any physical space that transmit data to your phone using Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth …

NYC’s PLAN to alert citizens to danger during Hurricane Sandy

By Alex Howard
October 30, 2012

Starting at around 8:36 PM ET last night, as Hurricane Sandy began to flood the streets of lower Manhattan, many New Yorkers began to receive an unexpected message: a text alert on their mobile phones that strongly urged them to …

On email privacy, Twitter’s ToS and owning your own platform

By Alex Howard
July 31, 2012

If you missed the news, Guy Adams, a journalist at the Independent newspaper in England, was suspended by Twitter after he tweeted the corporate email address of a NBC executive, Gary Zenkel. Zenkel is in charge of NBC’s Olympics coverage. …

What is e-publishing?

By Kevin Shockey
June 13, 2010

Well the short answer is more like, what isn't e-publishing?

Avoiding Linux Installation Problems on the HP Mini 110 and Mini 210 Netbooks

Avoiding Linux Installation Problems on the HP Mini 110 and Mini 210 Netbooks
By Caitlyn Martin
June 13, 2010

I first ran into what turns out to be a recurring problem when I installed Pardus 2009 last fall. The installer would lock up... Since then I have run into an almost identical problem in openSUSE11.2, Slackware 13.1 and SalixOS 13.1... It appears that the wireless chipset as implemented in these netbooks conflicts with the ssb module, causing the system to freeze.

Opera Mini Is Fighting For Relevancy

By Chris Josephes
March 26, 2010

Will a mobile browser change the marketplace of wireless surfing? Didn't someone already ask that question three years ago?

One hundred eighty degrees of freedom: signs of how open platforms are spreading

By Andy Oram
February 5, 2010

Visualize open networks--and remember how far we've already come from the days before flat-rate long distance phone calls (much less app stores for cell phones).


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