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Mike Quigley: The background check

Mike Quigley: The background check

Father, brother, cancer survivor, highly intelligent engineer and leader of the "Australian mafia" group of executives who battled their way to the top of global telco supplier Alcatel-Lucent. We present Mike Quigley, executive chairman of the National Broadband Network Company.

July 29, 2009 by in NBN

Sidekick Sync brings Exchange to Sidekick LX 2009

Sidekick Sync brings Exchange to Sidekick LX 2009

I previously reviewed the T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 and one feature I mentioned would be coming in the future that would appeal to the business customer is the support for Exchange. Microsoft purchased Danger last year so we knew there would be some Microsoft influence eventually and the new Sidekick Sync application is one major piece of that. Sidekick Sync is a monthly subscription service that runs $4.99/month and was developed by Remoba.

July 29, 2009 by in Collaboration

Novatel announces new MiFi 2372 for North American GSM networks

Novatel announces new MiFi 2372 for North American GSM networks

One of the most popular mobile accessories that I have heard about from others who travel quite a bit is the Novatel Wireless MiFi. I personally have not tried one out because they have been available on Sprint and Verizon Wireless and I don't get a good enough signal where I live with these carriers to pay for another mobile data service. Novatel Wireless just announced the MiFi 2372 HSPA device that is optimized for North American GSM networks and worldwide usage with a GSM carrier. There have been unlocked ones you could pick up from an importer, but this newest model also has other features integrated into it.

July 28, 2009 by in Networking

What Microhoo means to you

What Microhoo means to you

Microhoo, uniting companies with a combined age less than my own 54 years, will now face months of scrutiny by U.S. and international regulators. When they're finally finished, will the resulting company even be viable? Or will the growth of Baidu have made such scrutiny irrelevant?

July 28, 2009 by in Innovation

Toshiba TG01

Toshiba TG01

<p> Toshiba's <a href="http://www.toshiba-europe.com/mobile/Mobile2Live.aspx?WCI=PageNavigate&WCE=&WCU=%3bLANG%3d1%3bPID%3d385%3bTYP%3d240%3bPNT%3d0%3bSEC%3d2">TG01</a> is a frustrating device. Its superb hardware design really pushes some boundaries as far as Windows Mobile handhelds are concerned, and there's a unique user interface too. Both could have been market leading in concept and execution, but some fundamental issues detract considerably from the overall experience. This is all the more annoying as the TG01 costs nearly £500 (inc. VAT) SIM-free. On contract, it's exclusive to <a href="http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/Toshiba-TG01?WT.mc_id=ConMarGoMob_1059&WT.srch=1&cd_source=Automedon">Orange</a>. </p>

July 28, 2009 by in Smartphones

Toshiba TG01

Toshiba TG01

The slim and sleek TG01's hardware design breaks new ground, while the 4.1in. screen is great for media-rich activities. Unfortunately the user interface is eccentric, and battery life is very disappointing.

July 28, 2009 by in Smartphones

Don't underestimate the power of the electrical power plug in the smart grid

Don't underestimate the power of the electrical power plug in the smart grid

Lots of attention is paid to the role of wireless communications devices in the smart grid and smart energy systems build-out, but the dark horse of this movement could be technology that uses the electrical wires living inside your walls to communicate relevant usage metrics.That's the position of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, a group of companies that advocates the use of electrical wires to create "reliable" home networking and smart grid applications.

July 28, 2009 by in Networking

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