Tokyo Ubiquitous Network Project

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Starting next month, stores in the Ginza district in Tokyo will be beaming coupons, special notices, and other information to shoppers and passers-by through the use of RFID tags and wireless transmitters. The initiative, called the Tokyo Ubiquitous Network Project, will allow shoppers to rent a prototype reader or get messages on their own cell […]

Hands Across The Water

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As today marks the 2 year anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, I wanted to point out a great project, both in effort and quality, over at Hands Across The Water. This is an album of Celtic/Folk/Country performances that were done to support the tsunami relief effort. The album has been out about a year […]

David Pogue on phone GPS tracking

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David Pogue, NY Times tech funny man, talks about location based tracking of kids using cellphones. He talks about the phones, the pricing and the mapping backends that are used by the different services. Head over to Mr Pogue’s site to watch the video. David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist, CBS news correspondent