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Wardriving coming to a Wi-Fi hub near you!

So you’re using Mozilla’s Firefox web browser, and you feel that glow of confidence about you. That warm feeling that tells you that your web surfin’ is more secure than those other guys using that .. other web browser. More secure? Well… It’s been a lazy past two days writing for me. I’ve rarely strayed […]

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Say hello to Apple PowerShare

We all know how Apple likes to take existing technologies and do clever things with them. Well, next up looks like electrical recharging of devices at a distance.But if you’re into electronics, or you’ve got a penchant for fancy techno’ terms, then inductive charging will be the phrase most likely tripping off your tongue right about now…

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Electronic paper ‘PDA’ debuts

Those first faltering steps of any new technology are often the ones left unseen. And those that strike out first aren’t always the ones left running when the race is several years old. For me, the market for electronic paper is enormous. Thing is, we just don’t know it yet. And the topic of electronic […]

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Negroponte: Rich countries to buy laptops for poor

For such a well-meaning and competently managed project, the One Laptop Per Child program has managed to attract its fair share of detractors and critics. However, ideas abound if the OLPC project is fulfilled as intended by Nicholas Negroponte et al, we could be witness to a wonderful international gesture of good will: “Nicholas Negroponte, […]

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Assessing the true cost of One Laptop Per Child

What one man giveth, another man often takes with both hands. So while the One Laptop Per Child project might look like a winner right from the get-go, the long-term consequences could be hidden costs and comment spam on the cheap. This isn’t good news, especially on the back of criticisms of the OLPC project […]