Article archive for 2007 – Page 3

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Routing misbehavior in mobile ad-hoc networks

One of the fundamental functions of a network is the transfer of data packets from one location to another, or routing. The absence of a fixed infrastructure makes routing a challenge a mobile ad-hoc environment. In this article, Contributing Editor Humayun Bakht show you what causes routing problems and how you can overcome these challenges in a mobile ad-hoc network.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

How to get a hundred bucks back from your overpriced PlayStation 3

Apparently, Sony has decided that being dead last in the next generation console wars is a loss of face. Perhaps selling a game console for $599 wasn’t such a hot idea. On July 9th, Sony dropped the price to $499, leaving the console expensive, but no longer mind-blowingly expensive. Here’s where we’ve got good news for you recent purchasers. Read this article to find out how you can get $100 back, as long as you act fast. Right now, fast.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Take your library with you, but on which eBook reader?

Since most companies that sold dedicated eBook readers had gone belly-up after they did not sell like TiVos. At $110, the eBookwise 1150 seemed to Denise Lance like an inexpensive way to explore eBook world, especially since she doubted my bibliophile mind would even like reading this way. Is this inexpensive eBook reader for you? Read Denise’ review.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

eBookstore roundup: finding the best deals

This great article compares several eBook providers and gives their price for Stephen King’s novel Cell and Tina Brown’s The Diana Chronicles for comparison purposes. This will help you get a feel for how the prices of eBooks from top authors vary and where to get the best deals. One thing that surprised us: some stores offered the identical book for almost 60% less money than some of the other stores.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Hands-on with the HTC Touch — is it an iPhone killer?

Like Germany’s aerial assault on England in World War II, Apple’s media campaign for the iPhone was a blitzkrieg. A revolution, it was to be the first mobile phone/handheld computer that operated solely by touch-interface; only it wasn’t the first. Weeks before the iPhone’s release, HTC quietly launched their Touch mobile phone.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Cost of retransmission for mobile ad-hoc networks

Mobile ad-hoc networks have the potential to turn the dream of being connected at anytime into reality. Before our dreams come true, there are a few obstacles in the way. In this article, Contributing Editor Humayun Bakht takes a look at those obstacles and how to work around them.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Outlook Mobile Service: a low-bandwidth connection to your mobile life

We have a problem. Ok, maybe not you personally, but we, the users of Outlook, collectively have a problem. That problem is how to maintain access to our Outlook data when we’re mobile. Outlook Mobile Service (OMS) is one possible solution to that problem. It’s an inexpensive, low-bandwidth way to get access to crucial Outlook data on virtually any mobile phone that can send and receive text (SMS) messages.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Got fab? Rapid fabrication (scan-modify-mill) solid objects right on the desktop

In this incredible article, Dr. Richard Siderits shows us how it’s possible to create an entire fab lab on the desktop. Using a shockingly inexpensive 3D scanner, along with a CNC milling machine and fourth-axis technology, he shows how we can scan, modify, and mill solid objects, all on the desktop. "I want it!" is a wild understatement.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Be prepared with the AMBER Alert Child ID Kit

Much as we hate to admit it, the world isn’t what it once was. And every time our kids are out of our sight, there’s a danger they could be snatched. Take the active approach and prepare for the unthinkable with the AMBER Alert Child ID Kit.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

When coffee meets keyboard

What happens when your keyboard encounters twenty-four ounces of coffee? It tanks, that’s what it does. Unless you have a Unotron Washable keyboard. Read on to find out how Unotron’s corded keyboard handles the coffee test.

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