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Unlocking the Wireless Broadband Gates

The Federal Communications Commission is working out the rules for what could be the most important radio spectrum auction for years to come. At stake is the right to use spectrum in the coveted 700 MHz bands, which are characterized by the ability to travel long distances and go through the walls o...

Raspberry Pi Gets a Touchscreen to Call Its Own

The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Tuesday announced the availability of a touchscreen that brings the low-cost tiny computer one step closer to becoming a standalone mobile device. The touchscreen was in development for nearly two years. The first round of screens will require some assembly of parts th...

Nexus One: More Power to Android?

With the rumor mill still in overdrive following reports of a new, Google-branded Android phone going on sale directly to consumers as early as Jan. 5, it's not yet clear what effect it may have on the broader cellphone market. Widely referred to as the "Nexus One," the HTC-manufactured phone will l...

Will HTC and T-Mobile Get Android’s Gears Spinning?

T-Mobile may be partnering with cell phone handset manufacturer HTC to deliver the first smartphone running Google's Android platform, according to reports. Unnamed sources briefed on T-Mobile's plans have said the carrier could announce the phone as early as September -- and would almost certainly ...

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Apple’s ‘Malware’ Tactics, Motorola’s Split, BitTorrent’s New Friend

Mozilla's Firefox has a loyal following of people who say it's a lot better than the leading browser, Microsoft's Internet Explorer. But Mozilla CEO John Lilly looks like he also has a close eye on Apple's Safari browser, which commands a mere fraction of Firefox's market share even though it's avai...

Linux Blog Safari: Android’s True Nature, Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu and More

With Google's Android rollout this week, hand in hand with the creation of the Open Handset Alliance, the Linux community has had plenty to discuss regarding the platform, its openness and what it would all mean for wireless users. There was considerable debate on Slashdot, focusing on what part of ...

Google’s Russian Android Appeal Falls Flat

A Russian appeals court recently rejected Google's appeal of a $6.75 million fine regulators imposed on it for anticompetitive behavior -- that is, for forcing mobile device vendors to put Google Play apps on the main screens of devices using the Android operating system. The Ninth Arbitration Appea...

IBM Open to Letting Consumers Control Identity Info

IBM on Monday announced a new open-source initiative meant to boost security and give consumers more control over their personal online identity information. Code-named "Project Higgins," the initiative is a collaborative effort by Big Blue, Novell and Parity Communications to develop security softw...

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Using Tech To Fix Elections: Part Two

This week's column is about the nature of the software needed to go with the elections administration hardware laid out in last week's column. In brief, the idea was to ignore political reality long enough to imagine a system in which the voting support application runs on the local servers but capt...

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Using Tech To Fix Elections

The U.S. Federal Election Assistance Commission under chairman DeForest Soaries has the unenviable job of recommending standards and procedures for electronic voting in time for use in the 2004 federal election. The commission's freedom of action is obviously time constrained, but, less obviously an...

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