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September 14, 2007

LOTD for September 14

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 3:34 pm

UK UAV uses flying saucer technology, and has already been demonstrated in outdoor tests, and can take off vertically, fly where directed, hover, and land where directed:
http://www.gfsprojects.com/index.html

I’ve heard of wind energy, but never knew that people have actually deployed (off the coast of Newport, Oregon) wave energy converters–commercial electricity generation from ocean waves!
http://www.finavera.com/files/2008-09-06%20Finavera%20Renewables%20deploys%20and%20commissions%20AquaBuOY%202.0.pdf

Rockwell is going to sell military GPS technology to commercial customers, with the same functions and durability of the military versions:
http://www.rockwellcollins.com/news/page9504.html

In the UK, there are 45 mil adults…and 70 mil cell phones (1.6 phones per adult)!
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/09/14/now_we_have_16_mobile_phones_each.html

Verizon sued the FCC over its open access rules for the 700 MHz auction:
http://www.dailytechrag.com/special-reports/documents-verizon-suit-against-fcc-over-700-mhz-auction-rules

Google responded to Verizon’s lawsuit:
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2007/09/consumer-choice-is-always-right-answer.html

Kyocera may be buying Sanyo’s cell phone business:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=42355

Sprint may finally be ready to listen to activist investors–projections of them losing 200k subscribers in the 3rd quarter instead of the expected 15k increase in subscribers helped them decide things needed to change:
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2007/09/13/sprint-could-be-taking-an-activists-call/?mod=yahoo_hs

Apple is expected to sell 3 mil iPhones by the end of the year, good for AT&T because 45% of iPhone buyers come from other celluar carriers:
http://gigaom.com/2007/09/13/apple-to-sell-3-million-iphones-by-end-of-2007/

Article about WiMAX possibilities for the 700 MHz spectrum auction:
http://www.xchangemag.com/articles/501/79h13917183935.html?cntwelcome=1

San Francisco officially ends its plans for public WiFi–Earthlink already pulled out and the lobbyists were fighting against it anyway in SF:
http://rcrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070913/FREE/70913008/1014

Motorola’s RAZR2 and Q9m both got bad reviews here:
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j0AO61GFUqrjUWEsYRAobNSjZYUA

Google is offering $30 mil for private groups to send robots to the Moon:
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8RKRM5O0.htm

Gas Station TV wants to install TV screens at every gas pump in the US:
http://www.textually.org/tv/archives/2007/09/017262.htm

Body sensor network research has developed a hearing aid-like sensor that can significantly boost the performance of an athlete while training:
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_13-9-2007-13-32-56?newsid=17014

The $100 laptop project now is targeting $188 per laptop:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/09/14/hundred.dollar.laptop.ap/index.html?eref=rss_latest

Peru’s blood banks are now closed because a number of people have been infected with HIV and Hepatitis C through contaminated transfusions:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6994291.stm

U.K. foot-and-mouth outbreak is the same strain as last month’s, so it might be contained in a small region. If final testing finds that it is a different strain, then lots of livestock in the UK would need to be lost:
http://www.physorg.com/news108913781.html

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