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Archive for June, 2006

Cingular’s EDGE Restriction

07 Jun

A couple weeks ago, I picked up a teeny-tiny Sony Vaio TX750P for the times when I’m on the road, but don’t need a development-quality machine with me. If all I’m using it for is watching DVDs and playing poker in the hotel room, I don’t need my doubles-as-a-boat-anchor Dell XPS notebook with me.
Built into the Vaio is a WWAN card, which is essentially a cell phone that connects to Cingular’s EDGE network, to give me data anywhere I go (where Cingular has a network, anyway.) The idea is I don’t need to rely on local hotspots, when Cingular already has a lot of coverage. Sounds good to me. So, today, I finally got around to activating my free 30 day trial.

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The Google

07 Jun

Google really is the coolest company on the planet. Every week, it seems, I start using a new offering from them, or I start using a previous offering more deeply.
I’m convinced that Google and the tools/services they provide are becoming so integral in people’s lives that soon we won’t remember what life was like without them. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say some time in the not-too-distant future, the terms “the internet” and “the web” will be deprecated in favor of “The Google”. “The Google” will be the generic term for the storage medium, the data stored there, the method of retrieval, and the interconnections. Google won’t own the data, but people will be clamoring to get their data (and their own storage medium) plugged in to The Google. They pretty much already are.

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Hello Moto

01 Jun

The new Motorola Q phone is out, and damn it looks sweet. It’s only available through Verizon. I’m a Cingular customer with 9 months still left on my contract, but I’m willing to switch and pay the termination fee just for this friggin’ phone. I hope to pick one up tomorrow when I get back to Dallas.

 
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