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Dunn, others to be indicted in HP privacy scandal's Greg Sandoval reports: Hewlett-Packard's embattled former chairman Patricia Dunn and four others involved in HP's spying campaign will be indicted Wednesday by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, according to published news reports.

October 4, 2006 by David Berlind

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HP privacy probe: Dunn closer to being done (for)?

News came out yesterday that former HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn was the one who gave HP's outside private investigators the phone numbers that were later used as part of a fraudulent pretexting scheme that was designed to smoke out whoever it was inside of HP that was leaking company secrets to the press. According to News.

October 4, 2006 by David Berlind


On extra-sensory perception

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed ultrasonically-enabled glasses and shoes designed to give the blind a set of "bat ears" that can detect obstacles and report them using varying levels of vibration. From the article: "The shoes will be able to detect steps, holes in the road and obstacles within a five cm (two inch) vertical distance.

October 4, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


Bluetooth SIG director Foley: Don't confuse Bluetooth and Wibree

Mike Foley, the executive director of the Bluetooth SIG (the multi-vendor special interest group that plays chaperone to Bluetooth standards), has responded (in his blog) to a post of mine (yesterday) about whether or not Nokia's Wibree wireless technology is a gauntlet, one that could end up being substituted for Bluetooth.

October 3, 2006 by David Berlind

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IT matters most, but there are other techs to watch - and fear

Last week, at MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference, I decided to corner Jason Pontin who is not only the editor-in-chief and publisher of MIT's Technology Review Magazine, but he's also the executive producer (for all intents and purposes) of the conference that's held annually in Cambridge, MA.

October 3, 2006 by David Berlind