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August 14, 2008

LOTD for August 14

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:51 pm

Apparently there is a design flaw in the 3G iPhone, as published tests show that its sensitivity to 3G network signals is well below the level specified in the 3G standard:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26187370/

Brutal pictures have emerged from the Russia-Georgia conflict. And the people in the field seem to indicate that Russia exaggerated the death levels that they were using to justify their military response:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/08/brutal-pictures.html

The Russia-Georgia conflict provided interesting matchups in the field. It sure looks like the anti-tank missiles (allegedly made by the Israelis) were effective against Russian tanks!
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4277747.html

Interesting ABC poll of Americans shows what people think about global warming, solar power, nuclear power, and other issues:
http://abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/story?id=5525064&page=1

University of Cincinnati researchers designed their “solar house” using hot water, not solar cells, to provide electricity. Interesting idea to use hot water-derived energy!
Article link

University of Reading scientists are actually growing rat brain neurons to use for robot control:
Article link

Amazing that at the end of last year there were already 1 million industrial robots in use in factories:
http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/08/over-1-million-industrial-robots.html

GPS technology is increasingly becoming a useful tool for police:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/12/AR2008081203275.html?hpid=topnews

AT&T’s objection to the Sprint/Clearwire merger states that Sprint/Clearwire told the FCC that they would control 55.5 MHz of spectrum after the merger, but Sprint/Clearwire told investors and the SEC that they would control over 165 MHz of spectrum after the merger!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/zd/20080812/tc_zd/230819;_ylt=AhhYcMsM5oEgri63y1EFE8sjtBAF

Siemens has left the telecom sector. When I was a professor I had a number of students at Santa Clara who worked for Siemens or got internships there…hard to believe things have changed so much so quickly!
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=43685&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Interesting to see what the wireless companies, computer companies, and retail stores spent on advertising last year:
http://www.rcrnews.com/article/20080813/WIRELESS/624776919/1078/Ad-spending-in-wireless

Google says that they will not sell ads on their homepage. They also feel that mobile search will bring in more revenue than that they now with regular search:
http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/08/google-ads-emph.html

Wi-LAN and RIM signed a patent deal:
http://www.mobile-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=0310031QUD7A

The problems with Apple and Amazon’s cloud computing have given a big boost to Microsoft:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/tech-bottom-line/archives/2008/08/microsoftas_new.html?source=NLC-DAILY&cgd=2008-08-14

Facebook passed MySpace to be the biggest social networking site in the world, with 132 million users!
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2008/tc20080812_853725.htm

This 79-year-old man REALLY wants his driver’s license. He’s taken the written test 72 times recently without passing it!
http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article768761.ece

Article on 14-year-old Ali Lohan and how badly she wants fame:
http://www.usmagazine.com/ali-lohan-flaunts-a-fuller-chest

The city of Baltimore is offering free trips to journalists and/or bloggers who will write positive articles on the public transit projects in LA, Portland, Seattle, or Phoenix:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.vozzella13aug13,0,2276639.column?track=rss

Who knew that famous chef Julia Childs was a spy for the US during World War II? 24,000 mostly secret names were just released:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/14/spies.revealed.ap/index.html

This is a sad story about a police officer breaking the jaw of a 16-year-old high school QB when he mistook the high school student for a suspect:
http://www.thesportspoint.net/2008/08/cop-breaks-jaw-of-quarterback.html

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