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Journal: RCA announces wireless headphone mp3 Player

Journal by cottageman
Among tons of other announcements at CES, RCA has become the first company to announce the first wireless mp3 player to utilize Kleer Audio Technology.
Why is this interesting? The technology delivers 10 times the battery life of Bluetooth, crystal clear audio sound to up to 4 recipients at the same time etc.
Read the RCA press release at http://home.rca.com/en-US/PressReleaseDet
Communications

+ - Potty mouth: reading e-mail in the bathroom

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coondoggie
coondoggie writes "In a rather disconcerting find, almost one in five small business managers read work-related e-mails and other documents in the bathroom, presumably at work. It's worse that almost 50% of them said they work while driving, but the bathroom? What could be that interesting? (This study follows another one that indicated more Americans are logging wirelessly into the Internet — from their bathrooms.) The survey of 300 small business owners (with up to 20 employees) was sponsored by Staples and conducted by International Communications Research. Here are some other findings: One in five (21%) work while eating dinner at least 4-5 times per week... http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/1031 8"
Software

+ - Scott Rosenberg: What Makes Software So Hard

Submitted by lizzyben
lizzyben (986088) writes "The history of software development is marked by missed deadlines, blown budgets and broken promises. Author Scott Rosenberg, founding editor of Salon discusses this dysfunctional culture, and why it persists.

From the interview: "Software is basically entirely abstract, except for the screens, and the screens are what business people always end up focusing on. The insubstantiality of the product promotes the idea that, hey, why should it take so long? There's nothing there.""
Wireless Networking

+ - Laws cracking down on WiFi security

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Alphadogg
Alphadogg writes "Mounting worries about the dangers of too-easy access to wireless LANs have prompted government officials in New York and California to put new laws on the books aimed at preventing network "piggybacking" and exposure of sensitive data in both businesses and homes. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/010807-unpro tected-wifi-security-laws.html"
Microsoft

+ - Vista Beta Users Get First Taste of DRM

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darkonc
darkonc writes "Some people testing Microsoft's Windows Vista got an unexpected holiday surprise: their TVs stopped working.... Microsoft blames this on the fact that they only licensed the MPEG2 CODED for RC1 until the end of 2006 (Beta users were told that the software was good until April), but even people with third party decoders can't access their content (both live and stored). This is how "Trusted Computing" is supposed to work. If somebody in Redmond (or elsewhere) decides that you can't use certain content, nothing that you try to do should allow you access — Owning the content, or obtaining the rights by some other path, is no defense.

5 million people downloaded RC1, and some have access to Vista Final or RC2 (100K copies downloaded). The rest will have to wait until the end of January to access their suddenly banned content."

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