Red Hat 8.0 Coming Monday

Red Hat 8.0 Coming Monday. EXCLUSIVE: Users will get their first official look at Red Hat 8.0 upon its release on Sept. 30. Here's a preview report of what to expect… [Internet Product News]

Possible PPTP Flaw Could Leave VPNs Open

Possible PPTP Flaw Could Leave VPNs Open. A German security firm warns of a possible flaw in the PPTP service that secures VPNs in both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. [Internet Product News]

Pep Talk from Dan Wood

Pep Talk from Dan Wood. Watson developer Dan Wood, in an interview with O’Reilly, gives Mac developers a great pep talk: “It’s actually possible to get a new product built and selling with a minimal outlay of time and money. Of course, you need a good idea, and you have to work hard, but it… Continue reading Pep Talk from Dan Wood

Mobile wireless ubicomp unleashes learning on campuses

Mobile wireless ubicomp unleashes learning on campuses. Remote bell-tower hacking is just one of the ways the wireless network is changing life at Dartmouth. The network is subtly but profoundly altering teaching techniques, social interaction, study habits, and personal security. In spite of its remoteness, the college has long been one of the most wired… Continue reading Mobile wireless ubicomp unleashes learning on campuses


Technopolis. The advent of the automobile changed how–and where–people could live. Are advances in telecommunications actually changing the definition of what a city is or should be? All types of wireless technologies or, more generally, mobile technologies that are coming along, like position systems, location-based applications that they can support, 3G, etc.–they are really changing… Continue reading Technopolis

Going Wireless

Going Wireless. A dirty little secret about 802.11b is that it can cover more than 20 kilometers with suitably directional antennas. Imagine reaching places that do not have sufficient commercial value to justify classic infrastructure. In these cases, the viral nature of unlicensed telecommunications becomes a major force of human development, transforming everything from education… Continue reading Going Wireless

The Circle

The Circle. The Circle is a scalable decentralized peer to peer application. Which is quite a mouthful. In English, what this means is that there's no central authority running the show. Which means no entry taxes, no one booting you off the network, and (in theory) no weak point which can break the whole system.… Continue reading The Circle

Add To My [Someday] Reading List

Add To My [Someday] Reading List. Classrooms of the Future “Verner Vinge's Fast Times at Fairmont High just won the Hugo for best novella. The story is set in the 2020s in a world where wireless technology, pervasive computation, augmented reality and wearables make future classrooms and their ethics a lot more complicated for both… Continue reading Add To My [Someday] Reading List