A middleware company called OpenCloud (not to be confused with WLAN provider The Cloud) has been in touch to make us aware of a Dutch charity for the hearing-impaired, which is using its "device-agnostic" Rhino platform for a pretty cool service.The charity, called AnnieS (Annie Sullivan was Helen Keller's private teacher), is using a real-time "talk-by-text" service developed by TNO ICT and operatored (is that a word?
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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.
It seems, perhaps, maybe, that Orange is getting ready to roll out HSDPA in the UK. Took them long enough - everyone else has it (even 3's bringing it in) and EDGE, if you will excuse the pun, just doesn't cut it in comparison.
Yesterday the National Physical Laboratory played host to a conference on the subject of GPS (or any global navigation satellite system) in phones. Everyone from the chipset manufacturers to the operators was there, and perhaps some progress was made (see our FAQ on the subject here).
The big buzz surrounding online TV has recently been hovering around The Venice Project, which was today rechristened Joost (as in Joost The Ticket, Joost In Time etc - any other crap puns spring to mind? Ah well, at least it isn't the Wii...
What, I ask, is the point of including an acronym within itself? This is not a new question - GNU means "GNU's Not Unix", after all - but now Symbian's at it.
Tired of your ISP's bandwidth caps? Well, if you're a fan of both HDTV and P2P you could end up even less keen.
Carphone Warehouse's Q3 results were announced today, and it sure looks shiny for Dunstone et al. Well, sort of.
A couple of days ago BT announced that it had a million VoIP subscribers. Then Ovum analyst Mark Main weighed in, suggesting that some of those subscribers were automatically opted in simply by having BT's broadband package.
We're a bit late with this one (hey, I was away), but apparently a national IT volunteering programme called IT4C (the C being Communities) has recently celebrated the donation of £2m worth of time by IT pros to worthy causes.Not sure how you calculate £2m worth of time, but well done to all involved.
According to Hutchison Whampoa supremo Li Ka-shing (that's a money-making name if I ever heard one), 3 UK is "slightly over one year behind budget", which is the sort of talk likely to fuel those persistent rumours of a sale.However, he does also sound upbeat (of course) about the X-Series, which is increasingly looking like a make-or break line for 3 UK.