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Good to be a Geek
Lots of interesting geek news came out this week.

AA debuts in-flight WiFi access. It kind of makes you wonder why WiFi and cell phones are banned on other flights. Just remember that the ban actually originated from the FCC to reduce cellular network clogging and was then adopted by the FAA which expanded the ban to other broadcasting devices.

Sony announced the PSP 3000 with several minor enhancements. The most significant is probably the built-in microphone. While it doesn't appear that Sony wants to turn the PSP into a phone, the primary use of the mic will indeed be to support Skype and other VoIP services using it's WiFi capabilities.

Lastly, in light of all the iPhone issues, the first "gPhone" utilizing Google's Android operating system has been announced. T-Mobile will take pre-orders for the HTC Dream with Android (aka G1) in September with the phone to be delivered in October. Upgrade prices for existing customers (such as myself) and data plans sound pretty reasonable.
Posted 08/21/2008 11:13 PM in Games, Geek Stuff, Travel | Total Comments: (2)
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Re: the in-flight WiFi access, I hope this will herald an end to the wireless silliness up in the air (for all portable devices). Also, T-Mobile finally implemented text-message blocking for its customers the other month. Needless to say, I turned it on as soon as I found out. (S'about time...)
Submitted by Dan on 08/22/2008 00:16 AM



Interestingly enough, while airline wifi will be uncensored, major VoIP services will be disabled to preserve the peace.
Submitted by filbert on 08/22/2008 09:09 AM



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