Blackberry 7100t, New Nokia Handsets Announced

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Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2004, 10:56
Category: Mobile Phone

RIM Blackberry 7100tResearch In Motion (RIM) has announced the Blackberry 7100t, their new flagship mobile phone and email device that looks more like a phone than a PDA.

The 7100t is a full-featured, quad-band (GMS 850/900; DCS 1800; PCS 1900), world-ready smart phone that works on the GSM/GPRS network.

Philadelphia Considering World's Largest Wireless Mesh Network

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Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2004, 09:10
Category: Archive

Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street, an unapologetic technology buff with a Blackberry tethered to him at all times, has appointed a 14-member committee to review his city’s plan to turn Philly into the world’s largest wireless Internet hot spot. City officials believe they can turn all 135 square miles of Philadelphia into a WiFi-connected hotspot at a cost of about $10 million.

The ambitious plan, now in the works, would involve placing hundreds, or maybe thousands of small transmitters around the city — probably atop lampposts. Each would be capable of communicating with the wireless networking cards that now come standard with many computers.
Once complete, the network would deliver broadband Internet almost anywhere radio waves can travel — including poor neighborhoods where high-speed Internet access is now rare.
And the city would likely offer the service either for free, or at costs far lower than the $35 to $60 a month charged by commercial providers, said the city’s chief information officer, Dianah Neff.

As you already may know, Philadelphia is the home of the PowerPage and this news is exciting on several levels for residents of “the city of brotherly love.”
Although it is not entirely surprising that Philly is mulling installing the largest WiFi network in the world when you consider that in 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer and that Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate.
Personally, I can’t wait to surf the Web wirelessly while enjoying cheesesteaks, water ice, soft pretzels and TastyKakes.
Read more at CNN.com.

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Apple Expo Paris 2004 Keynote Stream Available

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Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2004, 09:51
Category: Archive

Did you miss Phil Schiller’s keynote address at Macworld Expo Paris 2004? Fear not citizen, Apple has posted the keynote address in a QuickTime stream. Watch it to see the iMac G5.

Apple Expo is Europe’s largest Mac-dedicated event, and this year’s show ? which takes place at Porte de Versailles in Paris from August 31st to September 4th ? is bigger and better than ever.
This year’s Apple Expo keynote is delivered by Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, at the Palais des Congr?s in Paris. See the video-on-demand presentation right here exclusively in QuickTime and MPEG-4.

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No Stickers on my PowerBook

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Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2004, 07:43
Category: Archive

BlankBaby writes about his disdain for putting stickers on his PowerBook:

It seems that Joi Ito, Esther Dyson (who I met), Lawrence Lessig, Mena Trott, Cory Doctorow, and Bruce Sterling enjoy putting stickers on their PowerBooks. I, personally, would never put a sticker on Ambrose (that’s my PowerBooks name, and yes damn it I am a geek) mostly because I think that the PowerBook is a darned good looking machine. However, I did put an Apple sticker on my Thinkpad (which is nameless).

Ever Since visiting Japan I have been a big fan of a sticker (or two) on my PowerBook (they all do it in Japan). What is your policy on stickers on your PowerBook? Post a link to your picture.

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Find the Perfect Airline Seat

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Date: Wednesday, September 8th, 2004, 12:07
Category: Archive

For those of you who enjoy travelling with your portable accessories but are frustrated by the bad seats on airplanes, lower headroom due to video equipment, no power outlets, bathroom noise and smell, etc. I thought you might like Seat Guru. They list by airline and airplane the best seats, the worst seats and which ones have a power outlet.

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What's on your PowerBook?

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Date: Wednesday, September 8th, 2004, 07:03
Category: Hardware, PowerBook

Remember those old “What’s on your PowerBook” print ads? The Mothership has posted four of the original print ads on their site featuring Father Don Doll, Todd Rundgren, France Lear, Tama Janowitz, Martina Navratilova, Art Monk, Greg Catchum and Michael O’Brien. What a blast from the past. So, What’s on your PowerBook?

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Airport Express Review: Great Product, Not Insanely Great

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Date: Wednesday, September 1st, 2004, 00:17
Category: Hardware

Apple Airport ExpressApple came up with a great idea with the Airport Express but fail to follow through.
Back in June, I was planning on doing some work on my house. The big frustration for me is that I wanted to be able to distribute my iTunes music to 4 different rooms in my house. I was all set to start running audio cable through my house, then Apple announce the Airport Express, the answer to all my problems (or so I thought). I got my first Airport Express tonight and started playing around with it, and I must say it works great. The audio quality is top notch (I am a Sound Mixer in Hollywood so I am fairly critical of these things). Read More…

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