Last week, I published what amounts to the missing manual when it comes to connecting a notebook computer to the Internet through a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. Perhaps proving that a picture is actually worth 100 words, that missing manual included almost 4000 words of text and almost 40 distinctly separate pictures.
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I just read a post by SiliconValleyWatcher Tom Foremski entitled "My First Podcast...." It sounds he's referring to a baby taking its first step or getting its first tooth.
New Scientist has an excellent article on "highways in the sky"--an immersive heads-up display that replaces cockpit windows with artificially-generated images of terrain (from radar-based aerial maps) and nearby aircraft. It's also augmented with instrument readouts and nested rectangles that show your projected flight path.
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If you haven't been following my coverage of what I believe to be a somewhat disingenuous Centrino marketing campaign (on behalf of Intel), let me catch you up on the basics. First, certain notebooks made by companies like IBM, Dell, and HP come with a pretty Intel Centrino sticker on them (not all of them).
It is in Microsoft's best interest to have a common MS Office source code easily ported to any OS. By focusing on Windows, Microsoft is leaving money on the table.
At a Churchill Club event on July 13, entitled "Stem Cell Research: The Hope, the Reality & the Future," Silicon Valley VCs, a biopharmaceutical executive and a pioneering stem cell scientist discussed the controversial topic. With the passage of Proposition 71 in November, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been tapped to distribute nearly $300 million annually in stem cell funds for 10 years to California universities and research institutions.
Worth reading: George Ou's blog posting on the public spat and legal maneuvering by Cisco after researcher Michael Lynn showed during a session at the Black Hat security conference how he could exploit a flaw in Cisco's hardware and software platform that could potentially bring the Internet to its knees.
Sun's Jonathan Schwartz blogs about how his company came up with a simple measure of quality, based on asking customers the following yes or no question: 'Would you recommend Sun?' "So what defines quality at Sun?
Worth reading: BusinessWeek looks at the state of surveillance, ranging chips and biochemical sensors that identify your "halo" to artificial noses that sniff out explosives. And don't forget about the satellite images that see all from afar.