Wouldn't you feel silly wearing a TV on your wrist but missing Arrested Development because you didn't know what time it was?

Wouldn't you feel silly wearing a TV on your wrist but missing Arrested Development because you didn't know what time it was? (USNews.com)

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"The service is not for me, it's going to be all about them, and what they can get out of it."

There is already one patch of midtown Manhattan that provides an ideal glimpse of what a more wireless-friendly New York will be like.

Bryant Park has been providing a free service to any laptop user who wants access for many months now.

People come from all over the city to log-on and work in the sunshine, and naturally, everyone I spoke to welcomed the idea of extending this kind of coverage.

But when it came to the longer-term health effects, there was more scepticism than perhaps the city would like to hear.

Lilly Martinez, from Brooklyn, was using the service for the first time, and found it slow with the sheer volume of users logged on.

She said she was "freaked out" by the idea of a huge microwave expansion.

"What does this mean for my brain?" she asked.

"The service is not for me, it's going to be all about them, and what they can get out of it." (BBC)

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Digital memories survive extremes

Five memory cards for digital cameras were subjected to a range of tests....

....They were dipped into cola, put through a washing machine, dunked in coffee, trampled by a skateboard, run over by a child's toy car and given to a six-year-old boy to destroy.

Perhaps surprisingly, all the cards survived these six tests. (BBC)

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"Down the road, we're looking at acoustically intelligent windows that will allow a person in a house to filter out or accept noise,"

"We have solutions that will filter out aircraft noise and high traffic noise. Down the road, we're looking at acoustically intelligent windows that will allow a person in a house to filter out or accept noise," said Allaei. "For example, on a romantic evening you want to hear the birds outside sing but not the dogs barking; we could do that. But that's still a few years down the road."
(The Plain Dealer)

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pop culture is moving one way while the FCC and the mainstream media appear to be heading very much in the opposite direction

The timing for a satellite radio boom may be perfect right now, considering that pop culture is moving one way while the FCC and the mainstream media appear to be heading very much in the opposite direction....(Howard Stern) has said he'll consider switching to satellite when his current contract with Infinity Broadcasting is up in about a year and a half.

"I have heard from satellite companies about going to satellite, and I am giving it lots of consideration," Stern said in a CNN/Money article last month. "I think satellite radio may be the future, not because the quality of music is better and not because there are less commercials. What satellite promises to someone like me is no censorship."
(Chicago Tribune)

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Microsoft generates roughly $1 billion in extra cash each month.

Microsoft generates roughly $1 billion in extra cash each month. (New York Times)

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America Online revealed a staggering security breach...

America Online revealed a staggering security breach as federal prosecutors said they had arrested a software engineer accused of stealing 92 million customer screen names that were then sold to spammers.
(Chicago Tribune)

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Apple Computer Inc.'s quarterly net income more than tripled

Apple Computer Inc.'s quarterly net income more than tripled, fueled by surging sales of its iPod digital music players as shipments of its signature Macintosh computers rose 14 percent, it said on Wednesday. (Reuters)

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