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charging without docking

A startup called MobileWise has announced a new technology to charge devices without docking. This article from CNET on it seems a bit confusing however, saying it's wireless and then saying it doesn't emit any radiation of any kind, or emit any field of any other kind for that matter (one way of transmitting electricity would be, for example, to create a moving magnetic field that could be "cut" by the receiving chip), which would imply the transmission happens by contact, and not wirelessly.

A quick perusal of the products section of MobileWise's site shows that they call the technology "wire-free" rather than "wireless." In effect, the section "how it works" of the site explains:

" MobileWise wire-free technology uses electrical contacts to transfer power from the surface of the Wire-free Electricity Base to the mobile device, allowing safe and efficient power transfer -- over 95% efficiency! -- without making use of harmful radiation or magnetic fields.
It would seem that News.com's editors should tone down the hype a little bit. From their headline it would seem that Tesla's dream of wireless transmission of electricity had been achieved.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 3, 2002 at 11:45 PM

warwalking

Did some "warwalking" today, using Network Stumbler for PocketPC (ARM processor) and an iPaq Handheld (running Windows for PocketPC 2002 --- I know, I should install Linux on it :-)) with an Orinoco WiFi card. It was interesting. Found a few places, one right outside my apartment but (damn!) signal strength drops off to nothing when I get into the building. Oh well. It's surprising in a way to discover access points, gives you a measure of how the technology has become more widespread "invisibly" so to speak.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 3, 2002 at 8:26 PM

pre-bubble idea in a post-bubble world

According to this article, Ryze.com is asking for personal information--and then claiming ownership over it.

Haven't we been over this already?

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 3, 2002 at 5:16 PM

double check before pressing ENTER

A slip of the finger... and there go four billion dollars.

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on October 3, 2002 at 5:11 PM

brazil's elections

Brazil will hold presidential elections on October 6. This article from The Economist talks about what is expected and what might happen given different outcomes. Given Brazil's weight in Latin America, elections there are quite important for the whole subcontinent, and could have a direct effect on Argentina's situation.

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on October 3, 2002 at 3:26 PM

new outlook and exchange

According to this CNET article Microsoft will disclose more information on the new versions of Exchange and Outlook.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 3, 2002 at 2:03 PM

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