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November 9, 2007

LOTD for November 9

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:26 pm

Sprint ends its pact with Clearwire and is evaluating whether or not they really want to do WiMAX:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN0828927120071109?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&sp=true

http://money.iwon.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_ge.jsp?news_id=ap-d8sqdl800&feed=ap&date=20071109

http://www.forbes.com/2007/11/09/sprint-clearwire-update-markets-equities-cx_cg_1109markets30.html?partner=iaci

The Navy just invested $3.3 mil for a wireless buoy prototype:
http://mrtmag.com/briefs/navy_buoy_system_110607/

The Army is planning to spend $2.6 bil on European-designed helicopters that cannot fly on hot days:
http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20071109/D8SQDJ7G2.html

Australians are exposed to IEDs in Afghanistan and after the latest casualty there the Australian public wants answers for why Australia cancelled their robotic IED detector program in 2004:
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22709714-2702,00.html

Tiny sensors can have biomedical and security applications:
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2007_1108.htm#magnetometer

Breakthrough on being able to rotate electron spin means that quantum computing is that much closer to reality:
http://www.physorg.com/news113146441.html

Unapproved strand of biotech rice (NOT approved for human consumption) somehow got into the US food supply. This will cost US industry $1.2 bil because they cannot sell the unsafe rice to other countries…but we are apparently eating this rice (NOT approved for human consumption) in the US!
http://www.smh.com.au/news/Technology/Greenpeace-Contamination-by-biotech-rice-could-cost-US-industry12-billion/2007/11/06/1194117987202.html

iPhone launched in the UK and Germany today to mixed reactions:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42175&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Facebook’s social adds may be illegal:
http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9814034-36.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

Samsung stopped their consumer sales in Japan, the market was too hard to get a foothold in:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-SKorea-Samsung-Japan.html?_r=2&ex=1352350800&en=39a32bb49597ec54&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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