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Friday, September 05, 2008

Wi-Fi Chumby delivers Godzilla news to bedside/futonside

Although it was announced in the US a while back, it’s only this fall that other territories will get their hands on Chumby, the so-called alarm clock of the future.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Cognitive radio group draws up 4G plans for Japan's smart phones

Next time you’re stuck in a 2 or 3G phone black spot and cursing your choice of mobile network spare a thought for the balding bureaucrats of Japan who are struggling to create a framework [Subscription link] for something called cognitive radio as they plan for 4G in the near future.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

PlaceEngine Wi-Fi mapping spreads wings beyond Sony

Confirming the promise we saw in Sony’s GPS-shunning PlaceEngine application recently, comes the news that Japanese mapping giant Edia will use it in its next round of navigation software.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fujitsu interactive wall uses RFID to tell masses to ‘Buy now, buy often’

One of the most useful future technologies I’ve messed with recently is Fujitsu’s oddly named UBWALL (pronounced ‘U-B-Wall’), a giant plasma display panel loaded with RFID and Wi-Fi and intended for pushing information to all and sundry. Although it has been around for at least two years, the UBWALL has now found its first home outside the Fujitsu R&D labs.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Fujitsu Wi-Fi system keeps Big Brother eye on site workers

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From May 18 Japanese construction workers could be carrying more electronics than an Akihabara nerd after a hot day’s shopping, when Fujitsu Japan introduces its Fast IC remote-monitoring system.



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