timothy from the old-familar-cacaphony dept.
Ant points out this two-page TechRadar article about the history of modems; the photographs of some behemoth old modems might give you new respect for just how much is packed into modern wireless devices.
And in India, it is illegal to have your car windows tinted black, because a few years ago, a Swiss tourist was raped in a car that had tinted windows and apparently that made it 'difficult' for the cops to know what was going on inside.
We've all read the reviews, and lots of us have even tried out Windows 7. It will of course, remain Windows, inherently flawed. But the improvement over Vista is huge. Businesses that are currently running Vista would be quite prompt to shift to Windows 7, because Windows 7 is everything that Vista is not. On the other hand, businesses running XP are more likely to be complacent with their current setup, and will most likely wait to see how other companies are responding to it, and what compatibility issues crop up.
I always suspected that they did. In fact, even rabbits and dogs do that kinda stuff. Not exactly voice modulation, but, you know, making that cute round face, running up to you and licking your legs whenever you grab something to eat from the kitchen. I seriously doubt the fact, however, that cats specifically found out what frequency our babies cry at, and then copied/used that frequency in their cries for food. It could be a coincidence.
The concept sounds interesting, and I do remember watching a video related to this earlier this year. But seriously, we've seen things like these before - Beryl, Visual based search engines and Micrsoft Surface. They look good, but end up becoming an all-play-no-use toy utility. And if it something that requires websites to be crafted specially for it, I say it is far away from becoming an everyday concept and replacing our traditional browsers.
Being a Slashdotter makes you too cynical I guess.