Yes its on now, and this is a big case with regard to the much criticised Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). I hope you all watching this one, it affects us all.
The Germans are worried about the costs of Palladium. New to you? This ZDnet article will give you the info. Microsoft will have to change their pricing structure if descent like this is to be stopped.
The Reg is carrying a very funny story concerning some people who decided to manipulate Amazon’s system. When you are looking at a book to purchase you are also shown what people who bought that book also purchased. In this case the book is heavily anti-homosexual, but some people decided to change things around. I can imagine the author is livid.
For those of who who can avail of it xDSL technologies are quite handy for providing faster internet access. With ADSL 2 you will be able to use the Internet at much faster speeds, and without the loss in distance that would occur with standard ADSL.
Yes they are closer to getting every letter in the alphabet after ‘DVD’. Not only do we have DVD RW, DVD +RW, DVD RAM, DVD R +RW, and god knows how many more, now we will have a DVD player with VCR so we can watch films while recording from the TV. Wow.
Carried in several news reports this is Harvard’s study into the so called ‘Great Firewall of China’. It is an interesting study, and one that gives a good insight into China’s methods and outlook.
Wireless is something I am very interested in and this story is related to a whitepaper I did. Seems that Newbury Networks has found a way to tell IT managers if their wireless network is being accessed, and to pinpoint the location of the person doing so. At $20,000 it would be easier to turn on WEP and wait for better security in future 802.11 releases.
The yearly trade show Comdex will see the showcasing of Smart displays. They are basically wireless flat-screen monitors with touch input to boot. They use WiFi to transmit the data. Pretty cool. ABC has the article here.
Motorola managed to somehow leak information about phones (this link will likely not last long) they plan to release next year. Most of them do look very nice, and I had not expected phones with 802.11b/GSM/GPRS/3G phone to be coming out quiet as soon as 2003 The Reg are right though, those V70i phones do look horrible. .