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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.

Cable internet won't need dose of fibre to stop feeling bloated
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:13

Build a business case: developing custom apps

CableLabs, the industry group that develops data transmission standards for cable television networks, is experimenting with Active Queue Management (AQM) to deal with the issue of bufferbloat in cable networks.

Bufferbloat is one of the underground problems of Internet performance: the way that buffers in network kit add to latency, because TCP will helpfully fill up buffers, however much memory equipment providers put in their equipment.

That's because TCP doesn't reduce its flow-rate until packets start getting dropped. While packets are getting through – even with long latency – TCP assumes that the

Comcast exec: No, we haven't banned Tor. I use it. You're probably using it
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 05:41

Boost IT visibility and business value

Comcast has denied claims that it will cut off subscribers for using the Tor project's anonymizing web browser .

"Comcast is not asking customers to stop using Tor, or any other browser for that matter," said Jason Livingood, VP of internet & communications engineering at Comcast in a blog post titled "Setting the record straight on Tor."

"We have no policy against Tor, or any other browser or software. Customers are free to use their Xfinity Internet service to visit any website, use any app, and so forth."

The ISP felt the need to

Tasmania offered possible pay-to-connect for NBN fibre
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:01

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NBN Co boss Bill Morrow has told Tasmanians that communities might be able to preserve the fibre rollout – if they're prepared to kick the can for the installation.

In an interview with The Mercury , Morrow said the network builder was investigating the possibility of using co-funding models under which “everyone can jointly pitch in a little bit of money to give them this fibre all the way to the premises”.

The option – which to Vulture South looks suspiciously like testing the community reaction to such an idea – would probably draw

Inductive Charger Mod Allows for Non-Stop Wireless Rocking
Monday, 15 September 2014 13:01

Inductive charger

When you want to jam out to the tunes stored on your mobile devices, Bluetooth speakers are a good option. Battery power means you can take them on the go and the Bluetooth connection means you don’t have to worry about cables or wires dangling around. Unfortunately the batteries never seem to last as long as we want them too. You can always plug the speaker back in to charge up the battery… but when you unhook those cords they always seem to end up falling back behind the furniture.

[Pierre] found himself with this problem, but being a hacker … Read the rest

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