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Tech Encyclopedia
http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/

666 Hidden in the hardrive
http://www.pastornet.net.au/jmm/aasi/aasi0176.htm


3D Infrared Facial Recognition




I underwent the procedure myself and it only took a few seconds. A camera used a near-infrared light to put a virtual mesh on my face 16 times. It merged these into one unique template and calculated all the measurements of my features.
These could theoretically then be instantly checked against a database to control access to a building or allow a cash machine withdrawal. [ Ed. note: like supermarkets, banks, ATMs , shopping malls ? ]
Providing a secure environment is paramount to protecting assets, profits, people and brand reputation. 3D recognition is a huge leap forward for access control."
He claims a major UK airport is interested in introducing it to check the right passengers board the plane.
And in the future it could replace a PIN for withdrawing cash at the bank.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4035285.stm


3D infrared animation brings life to the image-
First, the animators created the movie’s environments and backgrounds in the computer, much of them based on Van Allsburg’s illustrations. These virtual sets were then recreated on a soundstage using wire frame recreations of objects with a grid of infrared receivers suspended high overhead. The actors perform their scenes wearing Lycra suits covered with sensors, and 150 sensors are placed on their faces. Using these sensors, the receivers are able to accurately capture their movements and facial expressions, which are then digitized into the computers.

With the help of a costume designer and hairstylist to visualize the characters, something unheard of for an animated feature, the animators create "skins" to place over the computerized skeletons captured on set. This great attention to detail has allowed Zemeckis to create some of the most lifelike computer animated humans ever seen on screen.
http://www.mb.com.ph/INFO2004112823438.html

BlueToothing our homes
connecting videos,computers, TV etc.

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The world's largest electronics firms have decided to use Bluetooth wireless technology to send high quality video between devices in the home, two industry associations said on Tuesday.
The decision is expected to determine how hundreds of millions of televisions, video recorders and personal computers will be connected without wires by the turn of the decade.


Bluetooth is a short-range radio technology which is currently mostly used to connect cell phones to separate devices like headsets, printers or microphones. It is increasingly used also by the car industry.
Bluetooth, invented by Swedish telecoms group Ericsson in the 1990s, is more than just a wireless connection. It also contains security features and protocols to connect many different devices in a small area. This is a key difference with simpler Wi-Fi short-range wireless Internet connections


The new version of Bluetooth, which uses Ultra Wideband (UWB) radio technology, will enable connections of 100 megabits per second, compared with transfer speeds of well below 1 megabit per second for most phones available now. Speeds of at least 10 megabits per second are necessary to exchange high quality video and television between devices
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyid=2006-03-28T183752Z_01_L2839345
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Mobile TV .... 24 / 7 IMAGE of the Beast ( interactive too)
Innovations to better to see the image of the beast with
TV without Frontiers
But the British government and some Internet companies had feared that a previous draft would have gone even further, potentially subjecting private Web sites, blogs and Web cams to regulation
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/11/12/business/eurotv.php

Local TV, Globally
The end result is the same for all of them: You can watch the TV channels you get at home on your personal computer wherever you can get a broadband Internet connection - office, hotel, cafe, airport lounge, etc. - either as they are broadcast or to record to watch later
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/14/business/ptend15.php

CELLPHONE TV:  Orange, the mobile phone company
controlled by France Télécom, is introducing the first mobile phone television service in Britain to its high-speed wireless customers. The service will initially be available only on the Nokia 6680 phone. Customers will be charged £10, or $18.33, a month to watch nine channels for a total of about 20 hours of viewing time. (Bloomberg, Reuters) -- IHT

Gates: Interactive TV
to handhelds, mobile phones; TiVO downloads and DVDs
http://www.smh.com.au/news/Business/Gatess-grand-telly-vision-is-in-the-palms-of-our-hands/2005/01/06/1104832238829.html?oneclick=true

TV with no boundaries:
TV2Me
Now, Schaffer, 57, is trying to abolish yet another blind spot. In short, he has devised a way to make home TV reception portable - with high-quality pictures to be watched, and channels to be changed, from anywhere in the world that the Internet can reach
In fact, Schaffer was controlling a dedicated computer terminal in Moscow that was simultaneously connected to his Moscow cable box and a DSL data link. The terminal, which Schaffer calls TV2Me, uses a small infrared emitter to tell the cable box which channel to display. Inside TV2Me are special computer cards that allow the unit to send high-quality video over a routine broadband data connection.

In his bedroom is a huge Sony plasma flat-panel television. He puts up the same Moscow channels that were on the laptop in the living room. The images are fluid and clear.
Sony, it turns out, has just developed a similar product, called LocationFree TV. Both TV2Me and LocationFree TV allow a user to view their home television from anywhere in the world that has a high-speed Internet link, even a Wi-Fi connection outdoors. The Sony unit is cheaper. The home base station of the Sony unit is smaller. Sony's user interface is slicker. But Schaffer's unit transmits a clearer picture over the Internet.

Schaffer started working on TV2Me in earnest in 2001, and he has ended up using the same basic compression technology that Sony is using, called MPEG-4. But while Sony is essentially using standard MPEG-4 by itself, Schaffer and his team of Turkish and Russian programmers have developed circuitry that allows the MPEG-4 encoder to operate more efficiently and to generate a better picture.
Tekseed LLC, which is developing a separate video system for security applications
his technology, which does, after all, retransmit cable or satellite television signals over the Internet. He insists that each customer put his systems only to personal use

Schaffer refers to the use of his product as "space shifting," as in watching television in one's own space. (His Web site is www.spaceshift.net )
http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/12/03/business/pttv.html

What
is Broadband ? ( 3G wireless and satellite)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/quick_guides/04/technology_broadband/print.stm
http://news.zdnet.com/2110-1035_22-5475326.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ican/A2152423

DSL ( Broadband ) growing exponentially in China, South Korea, and Japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3699820.stm
 

As technology progresses
It has moved on from the discretionary stage to being absolutely mandatory. Once you start rolling out Web-enabled types of technologies, you will immediately be in another dimension with an increased need for security.
http://www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=540904.html


GPS ..from military to civilian -- Ely Portillo
Siemens to develop strategic text messaging
One big innovator, the corporate technology unit of Germany's Siemens AG, is working on a system to send text messages to precise locations rather than to individual cell phones. Any GPS-compatible phone that's passing through the coordinates would receive the message
.All GPS systems, old or future, rely on radio signals that are beamed continuously to Earth by a network of roughly
24 satellites. (The precise number that are operational varies.) GPS devices on Earth receive the signals and measure how long it takes for each to arrive. Using the classic physics formula of rate multiplied by time equals distance, the GPS computes how far it is from at least three satellites. Only one point on Earth corresponds to each set of three distances. The GPS can compute location with an accuracy of about a yard. [ Ed: called "geo-triangualtion" ]

Augmented Reality -- seeing beyond walls
Steven Feiner, a computer science professor at Columbia University in New York, is developing goggles with a GPS receiver in them that tracks the user's position and displays information about what the user is looking at on the goggles' lenses
Feiner thinks his so-called ``augmented reality'' system could be used to display the locations of underground utilities for construction workers. Or to show the utility systems -- and possibly the identities of tenants -- in buildings from the exterior( outside ) . Or to give pedestrians the equivalent of in-car navigation maps.

GPS home-detainees
Also coming is a people-tracker that would do a better job of telling what evasive home detainees such as Martha Stewart have been up to. Houston-based Satellite Tracking of People wants to do it with a one-piece GPS ankle bracelet. Its bracelet can be coupled with software that tracks the wearer and notifies monitors if detainees go AWOL or have been near reported crimes.The radio-based system that tracks Stewart and other federal detainees sets off an alarm if the person leaves home but it can't find him or her.

VeriChip Corporation, a subsidiary of Applied Digital, a leading provider of security and identification technology, announced today that it is introducing its new implantable / wearable security solution - VeriGuard(TM)-
With the Company's recent acquisitions, the VeriGuard system now features both implantable and wearable RFID
access control and monitoring technology. Implantable RFID chips and/or wearable RFID bracelets and tags integrate seamlessly into the new VeriGuard system.
Our first-of-a-kind implantable RFID chip -
VeriChip - can be used for access control and other security applications


The exhibition and demonstration of the VeriGuard system will be managed by Seguridad Oncor, VeriChip's distributor in Colombia. Seguridad Oncor Ltda., VeriChip's distributor in Colombia, is a distributor of access control and RFID monitoring systems. For further information, please visit http://www.seguridadoncor.com/. http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050727005319&newsLang=en
For information on VeriGuard, please navigate to http://verichip.arcterex.net/content/solutions/1117566047.
http://www.morerfid.com/details.php?subdetail=Report&action=details&report_id=397&display=RFID

VeriGuard can now detect implantable VeriChip
( instead of just only external tags)

The VeriChip product started with the idea of an electronic "dogtags" [ Ed: ID ] for military and emergency services personnel. It has been suggested that eventually VeriChip could replace credit cards and other forms of identification cards with the advantage that, unlike their plastic equivalents, they are almost impossible to lose. But for the near term, the company is promoting VeriChip as a means of identification in a variety of applications including buildings access, military, and government security.

It works in tandem with the VeriGuard system, which, for instance, authenticates people authorized to enter a given building or facility to automatically unlock a secure doorway if the person has authorized access.
The system being announced today will detect both external wearable tags, such as those used with the Xmark technology, as well with as the implantable VeriChip RFID tags.
http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=FAB1FE4D-C713-4CC4-9DF9-B4C3B18212E9


Global Broadband Wireless ( 3 satellites ) Inmarsat 4
http://www.techweb.com/article/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=159401477&site_section=700030

Fiber-to-home
broadband network
... replacing cable network
The utility has begun seeking bids for laying the network, building the central office and then taking the fiber optic cable lines directly to customers' homes. The project is being financed through a general obligation bond issue.
The new network should be available to all Morristown customers by the summer of 2007. Then the utility will use financing based on revenues it's receiving from city customers to extend services to the county, Swann said.
With the fiber-to-the-home network, as technology improves, the utility will be able to deliver data services more and more quickly, potentially improving on today's broadband speeds by more than 100 percent, he said.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/40460.html  

Government's Back-Door to CellPhones
Gov. messages ( PSA's ) by cellphone -- Jan. 4, 2005
SMS text messaging ........ Public Service Announcements
The idea of governments using
mobile messages to communicate with citizens is beginning to take hold.
In April 2003, the government of Hong Kong sent out a text message to six million mobile phones to quash a rumor that Hong Kong had been designated an "infected city" for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.

The Netherlands, too, is building a network that will allow the government to issue alerts to cellphone users nationwide or within an area of a few city blocks. Citizens will be invited to sign on for the alert service. "You can direct a message to people who are close to an area where there has been an accident," and suggest they take another route, said Nanne Bos, a spokesman for LogicaCMG, which is creating the system.
In the past, he said, citizens have not been comfortable with the government having a back door to their personal technology.
http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/01/03/business/text.html
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/03/business/text.html

The 'good' is oftentimes the enemy of the best


Citizen counting
" a cow-bell " ?
Meanwhile, Orange's French unit has sent SMS messages to 3,200 customers who were traveling in the area of the tsunamis on Dec. 25 and 26, asking them to contact the French Foreign Ministry.
France Télécom, which owns Orange, said that the French government had requested the text messages
to help account for its citizens.
It is possible to identify mobile phone customers who were in the area and had their cellphones on through the registration of their phone numbers in a database of "roaming" customers.
http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/01/03/business/textbox.html
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/03/business/textbox.html


iPod storage unit ( your personal mega-database )
1,000s of files, profiles
An iPod in the wrong hands could be as dangerous: Thousands of photos in waiting and nowhere to run. Talk about an ambush. Even worse, it takes no particular skills to use the iPod, once you've made the download from your computer. There is no intelligence deterrent to be considered; Everyone is a threat.

A theme that popped up regularly in early TV science fiction like "Star Trek" and "My Favorite Martian" was the idea that the essence of man could be condensed into a small cube. Suck all the fluids and empty space out of our body and the rest of our being could be compressed into something just about the size of an iPod. This was good for transporting matter over long distances, but it was bad if you dropped one of the cubes, which tended to crumble apart on impact
The iPod tends to mimic this fancy of fiction, without the Humpty Dumpty effect if mishandled.

iHeads.
So while most people are buying iPods for fun, the possibilities seem almost endless. Maybe one day we will carry most of our lives in little memory banks like these, things like birth records, passports, social security information, love letters, power point presentations and our favorite DVDs. Easy access to everything.
http://www.texarkanagazette.com/articles/2005/01/30/local_news/opinion/opinions02.txt

Cellular Squirrel evaluates cell phone calls -- July 19, 2005
When a call comes in, the animatronic squirrel will "wake up" as might a character from a Disney movie. It will then start engaging the remote caller in a conversation in an effort to determine what the call is about, and if it is important enough to disrupt the conversation going on in its area.

The device makes this determination by listening to the conversation around it, trying to pick up key subject words that it can use to compare with what the inbound caller seeks to discuss. The number of the caller is also compared with an internal list of numbers belonging to "friends", and the tone of the callers voice is evaluated
http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=1519

Videos of Cellular Squirrel
http://web.media.mit.edu/~stefanm/phd/cellularsquirrel/


WiMax
WiMax is a long-range system that can deliver massive amounts of bandwidth - up to 70 megabits a second - over distances as long as 30 miles, or 50 kilometers. Add voice-over-Internet gear, and some of this bandwidth can be used to carry standard telephone calls. Bolt a WiMax antenna to an office building, and you've got a heavy-duty communications link that can supplement or replace traditional telephone and Internet hookups.

"It's a better way to deliver broadband," said TowerStream founder and president Jeff Thompson, who has set up WiMax services in New York, Chicago and Boston.
TowerStream can deliver a 1.5-megabit-per-second Internet "pipe" for $500 a month, compared with $370 for a connection from the local telephone company Verizon. But in New York and Chicago, TowerStream offers 5 megabits for $500, and it will soon introduce the higher-speed service to Boston at the same price.
http://www.iht.com/articles/514682.htm

What is WiMax ?
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wimax.htm


WI - FI Cities (Broadband) HOTSPOTS
http://evdo-coverage.com/#maps
 


pocket-lint co.uk
 
Rabbit : Wi-Fi for entire cities
-- July 18, 2005
The device's key characteristic is permanent wireless connectivity to the Internet via a Wi-Fi network, preferably one that stretches across the entire city in which it is located.
For now, the rabbit remains a basic communications device that uses lights, sounds and movements of its ears to discreetly pass on messages to anyone nearby. Sounds can include MP3 files of music, voice or noises, and any combinations of colored lights and patterns can be used to signal specific information

Ed : Population Control through networking
John Gage, chief researcher at Sun Microsystems, at the TED forum. ''Once they get enough of them out there, I would love to see a global piece of installation art created by moving all their ears at once.
''The ultimate goal is to link all devices within a home and even a city for your convenience
Some of the things he is working on include an announcement by the rabbit when a specific bus nears the neighborhood in the morning; [ ED : from local governance to your home ]
His next application — to be introduced in September — will be a mobile telephone that can make calls over the Internet
Various city governments have made it their stated objective to offer wireless Internet to their residents,.....
The network bounces the signal from antenna to antenna, so only a few antennas need to be connected to the Internet via a land line.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/17/technology/web.0717ted18.php

Tracking over Wi-Fi
https://www.ekahau.com/products/T101/

MS Location Finder ... No hide Wi-Fi
Microsoft Location Finder is a client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware. When launched by a user, Microsoft Location Finder uses WiFi access points - or reverse IP lookup when WiFi is not available - to center and display the person's location on an MSN Virtual Earth map, enabling the user to quickly and easily search in their present location.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B5E8C83A-EA8E-4464-9980-7B6A8DD1013C&displaylang=en rms

Wi-Fi MOBILE Visibility
TransAlta plans to replace its existing handheld computers, which can scan passive RFID tags wirelessly but have to be connected physically to other peripherals to gather metrics, with next-generation handhelds such as Intermec Corp.'s Bluetooth-enabled devices. Intermec's handheld computers have built-in Bluetooth capability and come with RFID-enabled handles that easily snap on. The active RFID tags will give TransAlta more flexibility than passive tags because they have more memory and transmit over greater distances

It's also investigating software such as AeroScout Inc.'s Visibility System, which supports RFID, real-time location tracking, telemetry, and choke-point detection, which is technology that detects tagged items or people as they pass through gates or other defined spaces. Locating an expensive calibration tool in a power plant six times the size of a Costco store can be difficult, says Paul Kurchina, program director at TransAlta. "We don't want to just identify the equipment like passive RFID does; we want to be able to find it when it's mobile. And using active RFID combined with a Wi-Fi network can tell me exactly where this calibration tool is in the plant, and it can even tell me if it's leaving the premises," he says.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=57701494&tid=5978

Verizon - Vodaphone ...36 cities
EV - DO ..... 30 % of US covered under broadband
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. wireless company, will expand its high-speed data service to
16 markets by the end of the year, the chairman of Verizon Communications Inc. said on Monday.

The service, already available in all or parts of 20 cities, offers typical download speeds of about 500 kilobits per second, about 10 times as fast as dial-up Internet connections, with bursts of up to two megabits per second, comparable to home broadband service.
[ Ivan ] Seidenberg did not say which cities would be added to the service. Verizon had set a goal of covering 30 percent of its U.S. network with the technology known as EV-DO by the end of the year. In the second quarter, about 4 percent of Verizon Wireless' revenue, or $255 million, came from data services
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=575&ncid=738&e=8&u=/nm/20041011/wr_nm/telecoms_verizonwireless_dc
 


Wi-Fi
Wi- Fi and NFC ( Near Field Communication Forum)
http://www.iht.com/articles/510996.html  

Wi-Fi and Transportation
Boston installs GPS + RFID web-enabled buses
MBTA and Wi- Fi Accessibility
Once installed, the system will provide subway passengers with the ability to utilize wireless voice and data devices, including cellular telephones and hand-held Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). The license also includes the right to expand the wireless network to other stations and tunnels… a move that would generate additional non-fare revenue for the MBTA to increase ridership and hopefully extend the service to other branches of commuter service if it is widely accepted and utilized.

“Enhanced communication within the T system is not just a matter of convenience for customers,” said Transportation Secretary Daniel A. Grabauskas. “It also has a critical public security aspect to it, as passengers will have increased ability to report safety issue to the appropriate personnel.”

http://www.bostonpocketpc.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2713

"In the case of the CharlieCard system, a backend database would store information about each time a CharlieCard is used to purchase a bus or subway ride.  A transaction record in a database would likely contain the following pieces of information about a purchase:  
1.  The ID number of the CharlieCard making the purchase 
2.  Date and time of the purchase 
3.  Amount of the fare 
4.  An ID number of the fare box where the CharlieCard was scanned.  
5.  And maybe a digital photo of the person making the purchase


Other parts of the CharlieCard backend database would contain tables which hold information about CharlieCard owners, fare boxes, location of stations, routes, etc.The whole purpose of RFID tags is to make it easy to put data into a database about someone's or somethings activities.
A backend database might also be used to keep track of where a bus has been via a GPS receiver." --- rms


Miscellaneous

In Silver
The process requires three materials, Dr. Mahabadi says. Most polymers - the molecules found in plastics - are insulators, and these can be printed quite easily. The semiconductor material will also be a type of polymer, he says. For the more complex conductor, XRCC researchers are working with tiny particles of silver suspended in a solvent that will evaporate after being applied to the tag, leaving a layer of silver behind.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060615.gtxeroxjun15/BNStory/Business/home

Changing the Internet
... the network will focus on security, "pervasive computing" environments populated by mobile, wireless and sensor networks, control of critical infrastructure and the ability to handle new services that can be used by millions of people
[Leonard] Kleinrock also said it would be possible to design a network that would be better able to handle traffic from the edge of the network, at the level of individual users. In the next decade, computer researchers expect an explosion of data from mobile and wireless devices as well as sensors that will vastly outnumber current personal computers
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/08/29/business/net.php

"light messaging" and "flash message"
The 3220 is currently the only phone in the world that allows users to send mid-air text messages called “light messaging”. By waving the unit from side to side, the Xpress-on Fun Shell lights up to write messages that appear to float in mid-air. This has become possible because of the special arrangement of LEDs on the back of the Xpress-on cover.  When the phone is waved in the air, a motion sensor in the phone makes the lights blink in a sequence that spells out specific letters. An optical illusion turns the sequence of letters into a message that appears to hang in the air

The phone also features a flash message capability.  Like other phones, the 3220 can send text messages (SMS) and multi-media messages (MMS). But unlike other phones, the 3220 can send a Flash Message. The person to whom you send your message does not need to press any button or open his inbox to read incoming messages. Your message is instantly flashed on the screen until it is read.  Although Flash messages can be sent by computer or thru operator support, this is the first time a flash message feature is integrated into a phone.
http://www.mb.com.ph/TECH2005052335306.html

PalmOne LifeDrive: Mobile Manager

The LifeDrive is the first product from palmOne's new mobile manager category of products. This new class of device is the first PDA released domestically to include a built in hard drive. It's aim is to be a repository for your digital content, be that photos, movies, music or large volumes of office documents.
The LifeDrive takes the traditional PDA look with a modern minimalist look.
http://www.palminfocenter.com/view_story.asp?ID=7840

American Power Conversion Adapter
But one product that cuts down on some of the weight in her computer bag is a $60 DC-to-AC power converter made by American Power Conversion. It enables her to plug her laptop into the different types of power outlets available on some aircraft, as well as the cigarette-lighter sockets in cars.
http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/01/04/business/gadget.html
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/04/business/gadget.html

How wireless cellular networks work
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_network
http://www.cellular.co.za/howagsm.htm

Cellphones with GPS receivers --cellular vs. satellite
triangulation and gyroscopes
But cellphones with GPS receivers have brought the cost within reach of almost anyone. Leong says the monthly cost of the application is now around $20 to $25 per phone, plus airtime charges. Prices vary, depending on how often the location is reported, but Leong says a $20-a-month, 1.5-megabyte package serves most needs.
Even in-vehicle systems today can use the cellular network to report their location to a central point, instead of transmitting that information by satellite as early systems did. That reduces costs noticeably.

Most advances in this area can be attributed to the U.S. government's requirement that cellular carriers develop the ability to pinpoint the locations of cellphones that call 911 emergency services to within 150 metres 95 per cent of the time. That has accelerated the arrival of GPS-equipped phones and led carriers to explore using the cellular network itself to locate phones more accurately.
http://www.itbusiness.ca/index.asp?theaction=61&lid=1&sid=57604&adBanner=Networking
 
"jeremiah" : Putting a face to Big Brother
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3982367.stm

TVs interactive red-button
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3974523.stm
 
Understanding VoIP ...Voice over Internet Protocol ( Internet as telephone)
http://www.fcc.gov/voip/

Free Broadband net calls
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3997145.stm

Understanding Broadband
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/689887.stm

Devices change faster than the rules
Radio Waves: too many devices; too many interferring frequencies

While travelers may know that cellphones are signal producers and comply with rules banning their use in flight, their understanding of the risks posed by other devices is fuzzier. Passengers with laptops equipped with Wi-Fi cards may turn on the laptop without grasping that it is broadcasting, looking for an access point. Some may turn on a wirelessly equipped hand-held to look at a calendar and forget that it, too, is radiating
http://www.iht.com/articles/511032.html


What is ? ......

"SMS" text messaging for mobile phones?
European Constitution now in text messaging
http://www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?aid=15090

"texture mapping" 3D Chips (graphics, images)
It was a grim lesson for Huang, who co-founded Nvidia in 1993 after leaving LSI Logic to start the company with two friends from Sun Microsystems. At the time there were no 3D games in the PC market, and no one was attempting to use texture mapping, a technique for wrapping a digital image around an object to give it a more realistic appearance.
http://www.iht.com/articles/514652.html

VeriCode Systems is a systems integrator based in Bolingbrook, Ill. It provides a full range of services, including systems design, installation, and integration for automatic data capture systems in warehouses. SAMSys's readers will be integrated with VeriCode's Pallet Track and Carton Track solutions, which provide manufacturers and distributors with real-time information needed to keep manufacturing and shipping operations running efficiently.
http://www.vericode.com

VeriTec
http://www.veritecinc.com/about.html

VeriTec VS Code:
VeriCode Electronic Fingerprint
http://www.veritecinc.com/technologies.html ( Ashland, Massachusetts)

VeriTec: Bio- ID Card
http://www.irish-industrial-components.com/prod_veritech.htm

Veri-Logic ( integrated labeling and tracking)
http://www.vericodesystems.com/

VerifiCard( Code verification)
http://www.sics.se/fdt/projects/vericode/
Verifying Smart Cards
http://www.sics.se/fdt/projects/vericode/projects.html

New PDA's
http://www.winnetmag.com/windowspaulthurrott/Article/ArticleID/42479/windowspaulthurrott_42479.html


IMAGE
VConex
The VConex engineering team will expand on proprietary technologies developed by Light Speed Labs to create new product categories which integrate video acquisition, storage, retrieval and display into single solutions with secure global data access over network infrastructures. Initially the Company will focus on network displays for public view,
network digital recorders, high definition cameras and a combination of all of these products to make a complete network solution for video switching and control. VConex will also develop network recorders for security applications that can be embedded into public view displays to yield standalone display/players.
The Display Systems Group (DSG) is a global provider of integrated display products and systems to the public information, financial, point-of-sale and medical imagining markets. DSG partners with leading hardware vendors to offer the highest quality liquid crystal display (LCD), plasma, cathode ray tube (CRT) and customized display monitors. DSG engineers design custom display solutions that include specialized finishes, touch-screens, protective panels, custom enclosures and private branding. For more information on Richardson's Display Systems Group please visit http://display.rell.com.
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2004/Dec/1100539.htm

KODAK AND IBM TEAM UP
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Eastman Kodak and IBM said they had agreed to develop and make image sensors for digital still cameras and camera phones.
IBM said it was pursuing the partnership because of anticipated growth in the image sensor market, a new venture for the technology giant. Financial terms of the pact were not released.
Image sensors act as the "eye" of a digital camera by converting light into electric charges. (AP)
--- International Herald Tribune Sept. 17, 2004


ARTICLES :

Specifications not always accurate -- Dec. 27, 2004
Until a few years ago, most CPUs had relatively similar designs. So the faster the unit's internal clock ran, the more work it could do per second. But that simple calculus broke down when Intel moved from its Pentium III to its current Pentium 4 family of processors.
"They went from a chip that performs a lot of work per clock cycle to one that performs less per clock," said Scott Wasson, who edits the hardware review site The Tech Report ( www.tech-report.com ).
Ulrike Diehlmann, director of the test center for PC World magazine, notes that clock speed is now just one factor that determines a processor's performance. Others include the amount of built-in chip memory, known as cache, and the speed of the connection between the CPU and other parts of the PC
http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/12/23/business/ptspecs.html

Symantec ( Norton) and Veritas ( Data storage software) merge
http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/12/14/business/veritas.html


'GRID' CONSORTIUM:   A group of technology companies including International Business Machines, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems planned to announce the formation of a consortium to accelerate the adoption of utility-like grid computing in the corporate world.

The group, called the Globus Consortium, will develop software for business uses of grid computing, and will educate companies about the technology.

 Globus's software pools computing resources from many machines in the fashion of a virtual supercomputer to focus on one task. The Globus project was started in 1996 by scientists at research laboratories and universities.  The U.S. government provided most of the early financing to develop the software. (NYT) ---International Herald Tribune Jan. 25, 2005


The following information is not confirmed. It could be an Urban Legend to discredit the 3 angels who fly through the heavens with a message in Revelation 14.
BlueBeam Sky Image
http://www.hiddencodes.com/blue-beam.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/6583/project238.html
http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/hoax/bluebeam.htm
http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/hoax/af.shtml


BLUE GENE to analyze signals from Outer Space -- MARE NOSTRUM System
"O earth, earth. earth : Hear the word of the Lord " Jeremiah

http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/59053
http://www.astron.nl/
Low frequency array http://www.lofar.org/

Deception in the Last Days
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2005/donnad126-2.htm

Techno-phony rapture
http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/may2004/jhoyle524.htm
and
http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1375.cfm
and
http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1378.cfm

Green Neon Light Display : "celestial advertising" and HAARP
First Artificial Neon Sky Show Created
By shooting intense radio beams into the night sky, researchers created a modest neon light show visible from the ground. The process is not well understood, but scientists speculate it could one day be employed to light a city or generate celestial advertisements.
Researchers with the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) project in Alaska tickled the upper atmosphere to the extent that it glowed with green speckles.
The HAARP experiment involves acres of antennas and a 1 megawatt generator. The scientists sent radio pulses skyward every 7.5 seconds, explained team leader Todd Pederson of the Air Force Research Laboratory.
http://www.livescience.com/technology/050202_light_show.html



Salvation
hopetotheend.com/sal.html

Bible www.blueletterbible.org