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August 24, 2009

LOTD for August 24 (Part 2)

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 10:15 pm

The military’s increasing reliance on UAVs ($3.5 billion in FY2010) have altered the landscape for the defense industry:

Qinetiq got an AUS$23million order by the Australian Department of Defence for its robots and replacement parts:

The Big Dog 4-legged robot can carry soldiers’ equipment (already demonstrated a 154kg load) across rugged terrain that vehicles cannot get to. It has already shown that it can hike 12.8 miles over 8 hours without stopping or refueling:

Nanoparticle “inks” could allow for solar cells to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the roofs or sides of buildings, leading to a a 90% reduction in the cost to make solar cells. These nanomaterials are 10,000 times thinner than a human hair and are semi-transparent, so even windows could become solar cells:

The cable industry is actually growing *faster* than the wireless industry! The main factor for this is that the wireless industry has a LOT of competition while the cable TV/broadband industry has much less competition:

Clearwire’s CEO says that they will have no problem raising the additional billions in capital that they need:

Column that delves into the details of the response AT&T and Apple gave the FCC about the rejection of Google Voice:

AT&T is requiring all of its customers who buy or upgrade to a smartphone to purchase a $30 data plan in addition to their voice plan:;jsessionid=GPYOSFJDMLOXLQE1GHPSKH4ATMY32JVN

Nokia in entering the competitive netbook market–after all the of the rumors about their using Linux, I’m disappointed that their netbooks are using Windows 7:


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