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December 7, 2007

LOTD for December 7

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:50 pm

Lawmakers are VERY upset at Boeing and the Department of Homeland Security for their spin on the SBINet problems and Boeing won’t be paid until everything is working properly:
http://www.fcw.com/online/news/151010-1.html

New Terrahertz-ray machine could improve airport security and cancer detection without any of the potential problems that X-rays cause:
http://www.photonicsonline.com/content/news/article.asp?DocID=%7B4D8C0735-F051-4153-A349-B502EA83A1D1%7D&Bucket=Current+Headlines&VNETCOOKIE=NO

Silicon Valley startup is creating a robot army to replace soldiers in the field. They used private investor money instead of government money to fund their development:
http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/03/technology/robotex.fortune/?postversion=2007120403

All of the UAVs we have in the air now apparently may cause problems for air traffic control:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/22632

China is beginning to dominate the pharmaceutical market, which may cause problems both for national security and consumer safety:
http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/391581.html

Physical therapist prescribes Nintendo Wii time:
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSLAU65942220071207?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

The WiFi act apparently is NOT going to be a problem for people with unsecured WiFi APs…it is targeted for ISPs:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071206-safe-act-wont-turn-mom-and-pop-shops-into-wifi-cops.html

Google is making its own devices and conducting testing for “white space” wireless devices:
http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7B20373546-75CF-4730-9BDD-8F33ACE46916%7D&siteid=nbi

Analysis on how Motorola would look if it was split up:
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2007/12/06/what-a-dissected-motorola-would-look-like/

Echostar is splitting iteself into 2 companies as previously rumored, with Dish Network TV on one side and with its hardware (including Slingbox) on the other side:
http://gigaom.com/2007/12/06/echostar-now-dish-network-spins-off-slingbox-set-top-biz/

Israeli study found that frequent cell phone use (22 hours per month or more) results in a significant increase in tumor chances:
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jDAawN9Z5z8XC8yMHYPmCUoJfIvg

A parrot mimics his owner’s cell phone ring just to mess with him–and laughs when he goes to answer his cell phone:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/parrot-mimics-ringtone-to-torture-his-owner-331211.php

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