The NanoMetro Map – mapping nanotechnology hotspots

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I haven’t posted about a Google Maps mashup in awhile, but this one, called Putting Nanotechnology on the Map, offers an interesting perspective on where nanotechnology research hotspots are located in the US, including universities, private companies and government facilities. Some of the centers, like the San Francisco Bay area, are no surprise, but I […]

“The Last Mile” on the cheap

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The Last Mile problem is a well known issue in wireless broadband circles. Running between, say, cities is easy… getting it the last mile to individual houses is hard. Most of the solutions thus far have focused on rather expensive technologies (like tower based WiFi) that have limited utility. Enter these gentlemen. They are using […]

Starting MacWorld early

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Other World Computing put out a teaser for their product the ModBook that will be announced Tuesday. It is supposed to be a slate style tablet solution that will even offer a GPS add-on. From the press release The ModBook is also the only portable Mac solution that features an optional built-in Global Positioning System […]

The coming of the Zune

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While we are making our way through Geography Awareness Week, don’t forget that tomorrow the 14th is the release date for Microsoft’s new Zune, their attempt to compete with the iPod. While there has been quite a bit of discussion regarding the lack of podcast support for the Zune, please keep in mind that the […]