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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:53

Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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NBN Co pricing under spotlight
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:46

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NBN Co is considering revising its wholesale pricing model, and has approached the industry for comment.

According to industry newsletter Communications Day , the usage-based Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) charge, which has been subject to criticism since it was first announced in 2010, may be either overhauled or eliminated completely.

Retailers setting up NBN services have to purchase two products: the per-subscriber Access Virtual Circuit (AVC), which takes customer traffic from the premises to the aggregation point; and the CVC, the backhaul component that ships bulk customer traffic from NBN Co to the retail

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NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:58

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NBN Co – via Telstra Wholesale – has revealed which apartment blocks will be the first to get FTTP under commercial trials of a rollout plan designed to thwart cherry-picking by competitors.

The Telstra Wholesale rollout publication (PDF or Excel, here ) obliquely identifies suburbs in Sydney (Millers Point and Haymarket), Melbourne (Docklands and South Melbourne) and Brisbane (Teneriffe in Fortitude Valley, and New Farm) as reaching ready-for-service status on 24 September 2014.

The move is formally designated a commercial trial, and will cover a total of around 2,000 premises within the connected

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Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:01

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Feature On 18 September, the people living in Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide if we should to slice the top off Great Britain and create a separate country. If that happens, and once the locals sober up, Scotland could be a country with universal broadband, a publicly owned postal service and mobile coverage which would be the envy of the world, assuming it can create a regulator capable of doing all that.

An independent Scotland will need all manner of regulators – replicating the environment handed down from Westminster –

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Adding Bluetooth And A Lightning Connector To Beats Pro Headphones
Thursday, 31 July 2014 07:00

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Not wanting to wait for Apple to step up their game and complete their purchase of Beats headphones, [Carnivore] decided he wanted his own pair of Apple-compatible Beats cans with Bluetooth. He created something that will probably be for sale in the Apple store come Christmas: a pair of Beats Pro headphones with Bluetooth and a Lightning connector for charging.

[Carnivore] liked the sound of his Beats Pro headphones but hated the wires. After disassembling the headphones, he carefully rewired the speakers with smaller gauge wire, added a small Bluetooth module and battery, and sealed everything back up.

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