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  • FireChat Network-Free Chat Could Be Big. And Now It’s on Android.

    04/04/2014 2:05:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | Rafe Needleman
    FireChat is one of the most interesting new communications products to arrive in the past year. Mostly because it’s not another take on standard messaging. By which I mean it’s not another WhatsApp clone. FireChat is a hyperlocal chat tool that allows smartphones to connect to each other directly, without the need for WiFi hotspots or cellular networks. As long as two devices (or a bunch of devices in a small space) can connect to one another, using Bluetooth or their WiFi radios, they’ll be able to chat. (Typically, every communication your smartphone gets from another smartphone comes through an...
  • Danish teenager makes rare Viking-era find with metal detector

    05/17/2013 4:30:09 PM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/16/13 | AP via FOX
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins. Danish National Museum spokesman Jens Christian Moesgaard says the coins have a distinctive cross motif attributed to Norse King Harald Bluetooth, who is believed to have brought Christianity to Norway and Denmark. Sixteen-year-old Michael Stokbro Larsen found the coins and other items with a metal detector in a field in northern Denmark.
  • You Won't Believe What My iPhone Did in the Car This Morning

    04/17/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, if there is anybody in this audience listening that writes for an Apple or high-tech blog -- or if there is anybody listening to this program that works for or at Apple, Incorporated -- you have to hear what happened to me this morning. Sadly, I can't prove it. (interruption) Well, you'll hear why in a moment. I was so discombobulated by what happened that I didn't save what showed up on my iPhone. Now, let me describe my setup for you. I have a car that has a Bluetooth mating system in it. So my...
  • Cell Phone + Bluetooth = Dead battery

    08/21/2011 9:04:53 PM PDT · by djf · 9 replies
    Now I have an LG cell phone which I've had for about the last 8 months. When I first got it, the battery would last for up to five days or so before I needed to put it on the charger. In the last ten days or so, that was not the case. It was dying after about two days. So I ordered a new battery. Then I did some googling and one of the first things that popped up was "TURN BLUETOOTH OFF!!!" Checked my phone, and sure enough, I had forgot to turn it off last time I...
  • The Invisible iPhone

    05/24/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.technologyreview.com ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | By Kate Greene
    A new interface lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand. Over time, using your smart-phone touch screen becomes second nature, to the point where you can even do some tasks without looking. Researchers in Germany are now working on a system that would let you perform such actions without even holding the phone—instead you'd tap your palm, and the movements would be interpreted by an "imaginary phone" system that would relay the request to your actual phone. The concept relies on a depth-sensitive camera to pick up the tapping...
  • Archaeologists uncover Harald Bluetooth's royal palace

    06/24/2010 6:04:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Copenhagen Post ^ | Thursday, June 24, 2010 | unattributed
    In what they describe as a 'sensational' discovery, archaeologists from Århus find the remains of 10th century king's royal residence. After speculating for centuries about its location, the royal residence of Harald Bluetooth has finally been discovered close to the ancient Jellinge complex with its famous runic stones in southern Jutland. The remains of the ancient wooden buildings were uncovered in the north-eastern corner of the Jellinge complex which consists of royal burial mounds, standing stones in the form of a ship and runic stones. Harald ruled Denmark between 940 and 985 AD and is reputed to have conquered Norway...
  • (Vanity), Anyone farmiliar with bluetooth enabled cordless phones ?

    11/06/2009 2:19:18 PM PST · by Sonny M · 12 replies · 589+ views
    N/A ^ | 11/06/09 | Sonny M.
    Long story short. I am looking to get a new cordless phone that is bluetooth enabled. This way I can link my cordless phone and my cell phone (i.e. when at home, and without having to do call forward, I can get the cell phone calls on my home phone). I know the Vtech DS6321 is the newest model that I know of that does this, but has one drawback, or is missing one feature that I need. Call Blocking on the phone. My current cordless phone has call blocking on it (Panasonic KX-TGA740), but none of the other features...
  • In re Bluetooth Headset Product Liability Litigation

    05/09/2009 9:58:48 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 20 replies · 943+ views
    If you bought a Bluetooth headset between June 30, 2002 and February 19, 2009, the settlement of a class action lawsuit may affect your rights. The Settlement resolves claims in a class action lawsuit that Bluetooth headsets manufactured by Motorola, Inc.; Plantronics, Inc.; or GN Netcom, Inc. / "Jabra" (“Defendants”) create a risk of hearing loss. The lawsuit also claims Defendants acted wrongfully when they did not warn consumer of that risk, if it exists. The Defendants deny their Bluetooth headsets are unsafe or that they did anything wrong. Defendants are settling only to avoid the risk and expense...
  • Bluetooth Big Brother uses mobiles and laptops to track thousands of Britons (without their consent)

    07/21/2008 8:43:58 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 239+ views
    Bluetooth Big Brother uses mobiles and laptops to track thousands of Britons Last updated at 12:04pm on 21.07.08    Thousands of people in Bath are unaware their movements may have been tracked through their bluetooth mobiles Thousands of Britons' movements have been covertly tracked by scanners placed in streets, pubs and offices for a technology experiment.  The Cityware project run by the University of Bath has secretly placed scanners around the Somerset city, with the first 10 installed 2006. The scanners pick up bluetooth radio signals transmitted from mobile phones and laptops. In a scene reminiscent of the Will Smith...
  • HELP ME DOWNLOAD MY PICTURES FROM MY CELL PHONE USING A BLUETOOTH DEVICE

    03/07/2008 4:31:02 PM PST · by securityMama · 10 replies · 1,219+ views
    I need help downloading my pictures from my cell phone. My brother sent a picture to me via "Picturemail" and I cannot download it. Anyone done this before?
  • Lifting the Veil Using a 'Bluetooth Burqa'

    03/04/2008 8:37:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 42 replies · 1,401+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 25, 2008 | Staff
    A burqa may not be the flirtiest garment ever invented for women. The highly modest head-to-toe robe even shrouds the eyes, so for centuries it's been difficult for women wearing them to send suggestive signals to men. But now a German designer has debuted a digitally-enabled burqa that can broadcast a photo of the wearer to nearby mobile phones. Markus Kison calls it the "CharmingBurka," and says it isn't forbidden by Islamic law. A model demonstrated a prototype of Kison's garment at the Seamless 2008 design and fashion show in Boston, a high-tech fashion event run with support from the...
  • Wireless USB chip debuts

    03/02/2007 11:25:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 294+ views
    EE Times ^ | 03/01/2007 | R. Colin Johnson
    MONTEREY, Calif. — Startup Artimi Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has unveiled a WiMedia-compliant dual-mode wireless USB and Bluetooth chip. Including both a media-access controller (MAC) and programmable applications processor, Artimi's A-150 chip is intended to help OEMs add WiMedia-based wireless USB and Bluetooth 3.0 communications capabilities to devices. The dual-mode chip provides up to 480-Mbit/s wireless communications to peripherals, adding just 60 milliwatts of power consumption to handheld devices. For older peripherals, thumb-sized USB devices with a A-150 inside can be plugged into the existing USB port to turn it into a wireless peripheral. The MAC and applications processor are...
  • Have You Gotten Used To People Walking Around Talking to Themselves? (Mobile TV Is Next)

    01/20/2007 3:49:31 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies · 405+ views
    Amazon ^ | 1/20/2007 | Me
    Ok....I still stare at some guy or lady walking around the store talking to him/herself...even when I know they have this stuck in their ear.. But ...this will really having me looking hard...People walking around WalMart watching TV...Talking to themselves... MicroOptical myvu Personal media viewer for the video iPod® for ideo iPod and iPod photos * viewer with binocular LCD display: * attached in-ear headphones with interchangeable rubber sleeves * up to 6 hours playback with rechargeable battery * AC adapter * 12-volt adapter for car use * Car Use???? MicroOptical myvu Personal media viewer
  • Sophos sees OS X virus ghosts

    02/22/2006 9:09:11 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 433+ views
    2/22/2006 | Tom Sanders
    Sophos sees OS X virus ghostsAnti-virus software mistakes real applications for pests, breaks systems Anti-virus vendor Sophos has released an update of the Inqtana-B virus identity file for it Sophos Anti-Virus for OS X software due to false positives. The company initially released an antidote that incorrectly flagged various files in Microsoft Office 2004 and in Adobe Acrobat Reader as being infected with the OS X worm. Users in some cases reported that the anti-virus software claimed over 1,000 infections. The false positives have a great impact on users, as the anti-virus program will block access or delete all "infected"...
  • Vladimir Putin and the Philosopher Stone (my title)

    02/09/2006 2:08:41 PM PST · by struwwelpeter · 12 replies · 378+ views
    Radio 'Echo of Moscow' ^ | Saturday, January 28th, 2006 | Yuliya Latynina
    NO ORIGINAL TITLE These are some highlights from radio talk program 'Access Code' on radio station Echo of Moscow, regarding a recent spy scandal. Arkady Mamontov, a Russia version of Michael Moore (Mikhail Boloto?), recently made a documentary called 'Spies', which Echo of Moscow radio host Yuliya Latynina reviews and comments on, but first she mentions some of Mamontov's more notorious documentaties. I have a question that's even more global: why is this whole story, which should in theory be news, being given to us instead in the form of a movie? Or rather, in the form of a documentary,...
  • Data, Music, Video: Raising a Curtain on Future Gadgetry

    01/02/2006 5:26:19 AM PST · by Neville72 · 3 replies · 294+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/2/2006 | Damon Darlin
    The flat-panel televisions will be getting bigger, the MP3 players and cellphones will be getting smaller. And almost everything will be getting cheaper. But the biggest trend expected at the International Consumer Electronics Show, which begins this week in Las Vegas, is that these machines will be communicating with one another. The theme of this year's show might best be described as Convergence: This Time We Mean It. For more than a decade, manufacturers of consumer electronics like televisions and audio gear have talked about blending their products with personal computers, so that consumers can enjoy a seamless stream of...
  • DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF MOBILE VIRUSES COULD RISE FAST

    09/29/2005 11:27:23 AM PDT · by bkepley · 2 replies · 311+ views
    Infoworld ^ | 09/29/05 | Dan Nystedt
    The dream of a connected world where PCs and mobile phones can communicate with the digital home and other devices is supposed to make life easier. But it could instead make life far more dangerous if malware developers have their way.
  • Not-So-Pious Saudis Flirting Via Bluetooth

    08/12/2005 9:09:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 909+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/12/05 | AP
    The restaurant, like all Riyadh eateries, has taken precautions to prevent its male and female diners from seeing or contacting each other. Circular white walls surround each table in the family section, open only to women alone or women accompanied by close male relatives. Other male diners are on lower floors. Yet despite the barriers, the men and women flirt and exchange phone numbers, photos and kisses. They elude the mores imposed by the kingdom's puritanical Wahhabi version of Islam - formulated in the 18th century - by using a 21st century device in their mobile phones: the wireless Bluetooth...
  • New Hack Cracks 'secure' Bluetooth Devices

    06/03/2005 5:21:44 PM PDT · by LaserLock · 13 replies · 901+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | June 3, 2005 | Celeste Biever
    Cryptographers have discovered a way to hack Bluetooth-enabled devices even when security features are switched on. The discovery may make it even easier for hackers to eavesdrop on conversations and charge their own calls to someone else’s cellphone. Bluetooth is a protocol that allows different devices including phones, laptops, headsets and printers to communicate wirelessly over short ranges - typically between 10 and 100 metres. Over the past few years security experts have devised many ways of hacking into Bluetooth communications, but most require the Bluetooth security features to be switched off. In April 2004, UK-based Ollie Whitehouse, at that...
  • How shall I own your mobile phone today?

    03/25/2005 7:48:48 AM PST · by Disambiguator · 5 replies · 770+ views
    The Register ^ | 3/25/2005 | Scott Granneman
    It pains me to give this woman any more publicity, but Paris Hilton and her cracked cell phone, the Sidekick II, really woke a lot of people up. For those of you who recently returned from a stay in a monastary somewhere high up in the Himalayas, last month Paris Hilton had her Sidekick II hacked and the contents spread all over the Internet. We're talking some hot stuff here: private phone numbers of celebrities, childishly-written notes revealing all sorts of interesting personal and business details, and photos, including several nude pix (I'm not going to provide the link; just...
  • King Harald faces new operation (Norway)

    03/17/2005 4:03:48 PM PST · by franksolich · 13 replies · 424+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | March 18(?), 2005 | tr. Nina Berglund
    King Harald faces new operationNorway's King Harald will undergo heart surgery right after next week's Easter holiday, to correct a defective valve. Crown Prince Haakon will take over his father's duties as regent while the monarch is on sick leave.The 68-year-old King Harald is expected to be off work for at least two months, but palace officials hoped he would be able to resume his duties as quickly as possible. The royal family is in the midst of a busy program of public appearances tied to Norway's centennial celebrations.King Harald underwent surgery for bladder cancer in December 2003 and was...
  • Can a Virus Hitch a Ride in Your Car?

    03/13/2005 4:49:54 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 30 replies · 1,104+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 13, 2005 | Tom Zeller Jr. and Norman Mayersohn
    A virus can wreak havoc on computer files, hard drives and networks, but its malicious effects tend to be measured in wasted time, lost sales and the occasional unfinished novel that evaporates into the digital ozone. But what if viruses, worms or other forms of malware penetrated the computers that control ever more crucial functions in the car? Could you find yourself at the wheel of two tons of rolling steel that has malevolent code coursing through its electronic veins? That frightening prospect has had Internet message boards buzzing this year, amid rumors that a virus had infected Lexus cars...
  • Mobile virus infects Lexus cars

    01/26/2005 1:01:58 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 27 replies · 1,248+ views
    SC Magazine (Online) ^ | 01-25-2005 | David Quainton
    Lexus cars may be vulnerable to viruses that infect them via mobile phones. Landcruiser 100 models LX470 and LS430 have been discovered with infected operating systems that transfer within a range of 15 feet. It is understood the virus could affect the navigation system of the Lexus models, it transfers onto them via a Bluetooth mobile phone connection. It is still unclear whether the cars in question use the Symbian operating system which has recently been under attack from various worms and viruses. Vulnerable operating systems are increasingly moving onto a number of different devices. Last year the Slammer worm...
  • First mobile phone virus discovered

    06/15/2004 1:09:49 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 27 replies · 290+ views
    News Interactive ^ | June 16, 2004
    THE first ever computer virus that can infect mobile phones has been discovered, anti-virus software developers said today, adding that up until now it has had no harmful effect. The French unit of the Russian security software developer Kaspersky Labs said that that virus - called Cabir - appears to have been developed by an international group specialising in creating viruses which try to show "that no technology is reliable and safe from their attacks". Cabir infects the Symbian operating system that is used in several makes of mobiles, notably the Nokia brand, and propagates through the new bluetooth wireless...
  • TI's Magic Wanda (Tech Candy Alert)

    03/21/2003 8:50:38 AM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 269+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | March 20, 2003: 11:06 AM EST | Eric Hellweg
    <p>Texas Instruments breaks new ground with its bundling of three technologies into a single chipset.</p> <p>Back in September, I wrote a column lauding Texas Instruments for its breakthrough designs that reduced from four to one the number of chips needed to operate a cell phone. Looks like the company is at it again.</p>