For anybody who has ever tried to retrieve Web-based content on their mobile handset, be it a full-blown smartphone or just one that's capable of basic Web access via the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), being able to retrieve content on that handset the way its retrievable on the PC are two tasks that are worlds apart.
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In case you missed my coverage of the consumer-oriented Tasers that were on display at CES earlier this year, you can see our video showing how a hot pink-colored consumer-oriented taser (pictured left) was used to immobilize a CES-showgoer. The consumer-oriented model isn't as robust as the model used by law enforcement agencies (for example, the consumer version can't work at the same distances).
It's late at night and you're using the anonymity feature of the Tor "cloud" to mask the fact that your surfing porn. When you're done at 3am, you go to bed thinking "Ha!
When I think of the online storage market, I primarily think of 2 1/2 models. The first is the one that's for developers: services like Amazon's S3 or AOL's X-Drive where, through APIs that are programmatically accessed by their applications, software developers hardwire their software to the storage found in Amazon's datacenter instead of wiring their software to a server in their own datacenter.
I've been so busy with other stuff that I've only peripherally been paying attention to an ongoing meme on the Internet about how the World Wide Web Consortium's Common Document Format (CDF) had been identified by the OpenDocument Foundation as a superior document format to the OpenDocument Format that it had been backing for so long. On the heels of the controversy, the OpenDocument Foundation was shuttered yesterday.
Are humans just naturally driven to want what they cannot have?Apple may be resisting the OS licensing model that has traditionally worked so well for Microsoft and perhaps that resistance is finally paying off as Macs nibble away (albeit very very slowly and from a distant blip in Microsoft's rear view mirror) at the market share of Windows-based PCs.
Of IBM's various mashup building tools, Exeed Technologies Jacob Ukelson who attended Mashup Camp Dublin and blogged about it (one of his most trafficked blogs according to him) wrote:....it is like the mashups are the lightweight cousin of ETL - for display rather than bulk load purposes.
As many people know, on Monday of this week, the One Laptop Per Child project began its Give One Get One program whereby individuals who pay $399 (plus 24.95 for shipping) will end up buying two OLPCs -- one for themselves and one that "will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation.
After a blur of a long weekend in Dublin, Ireland, I'm replaying in my mind the course of events that took place at Mashup Camp Dublin and the great many new and old friendships that I and the rest of the Mashup Camp team either started fresh or nurtured.When Mashup Camp founder Doug Gold and I first started talking about taking Mashup Camp to Europe, I honestly think both of us were privately thinking that the other one was crazy.