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November 13, 2008

LOTD for November 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 6:37 pm

Qualcomm gave up on UMB, so the 4G options are down to LTE and WiMAX:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/13/qualcomm-throws-in-the-towel-on-umb-4g-race-down-to-lte-and-wim/

The first photos of multiple planets orbiting another star show planets several times the mass of Jupiter:
Article link

Surgery by videophone is here:
Article link

The Obama team and the General in charge of the Missile Defense Agency are at odds over how Pres.-elect Obama refused to commit to putting interceptors in Eastern Europe, something Pres. Bush has been pushing for years:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/outgoing-mda-ch.html

DARPA just released a program to develop a flying car:
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/11/darpas-flying-c.html

Secret rocket-ball weapon may be effective against weapons of mass destruction facilities:
http://hsdailywire.com/single.php?id=7062

San Francisco is deploying gunshot-location technology, and they found that it increases response times and is a big help to the police. Interesting that in one area only 21 of the 166 gunshot incidents were reported to police:
http://urgentcomm.com/networks_and_systems/news/gunshot-location-technology-1112/

Meru’s “virtual ports” would replace Ethernet with WiFi:
http://www.techworld.com/mobility/news/index.cfm?newsID=106889&pagtype=samechan

http://urgentcomm.com/networks_and_systems/news/meru-networks-os-1112/

Tech startups are struggling in Silicon Valley…though open source companies are doing relatively well:
http://weblog.infoworld.com/tech-bottom-line/archives/2008/11/nuclear_winter.html

The Blackberry Storm will be available from Verizon starting next Friday (11/21):
Press release

Verizon will also be getting the HTC Touch Pro on 11/24. Sprint and AT&T already has it:
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/11/12/touch-pro-launching-on-verizon-november-24-in-stores-december-1/

Sprint is offering packages for employees in certain areas to leave the company:
http://sprintconnection.kansascity.com/?q=node/867

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/11/12/sprint-announces-voluntary-separation-program-more-layoffs-possibly-on-the-way/

SK Telecom had been discussing an alliance with Sprint since 2007, but they just ended those talks:
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/techscience/2008/11/13/0601000000AEN20081113001400320.HTML

Starbucks launched their “Gold Card”, which provides 2 hours of free WiFi access every day. It costs $25 per year and includes a free drink, another free one on your birthday, plus 10% off regular purchases at Starbucks:
http://www.starbucks.com/GoldCard/index.html

Australian man was kite surfing when a whale’s tail hit him on the head!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27695050/

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