Verizon Wireless and AT&T are the largest mobile providers that have bet on LTE as their 4G technology of choice compared to the WiMAX 4G flavor that Sprint and Clearwire are utilizing.
Paradise Cinema is a small little movie entertainment company that originates from Williams Lake Canada. Recently, the owners announced that they are updating their theaters with the latest in digital projection technology.
Amateur radio operators tend to be easy to spot, said Jason Foster, president of the nonprofit Montgomery Amateur Radio Club. With one or several antennas up to 100 feet tall outside their homes, or even on top of their cars, amateur radio operators, also known as "hams," are often thought to be older people who are not ready to embrace modern communications technology. Over the weekend, 25 hams participated in the Field Day at Montgomery College's Germantown campus. The event drew hams of all ages who competed against hams from around the country to try to make as many contacts with other hams as they can in 24 hours from temporary stations set up in trucks. The participants proved hams aren't outdated, though instant messaging, texting, and social networking Web sites such as Facebook and Twitter are the rage. But according to Allen Pitts, spokesman for the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio operators, the hobby is gaining popularity -- and technological advancement. About 100,000 of the 665,000 licensed hams in the U.S., received their license in the last four years and more hams are experimenting with digital technologies, Pitts said. Hams are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to use radio frequencies located above AM frequencies to broadcast for a variety of purposes, including providing back-up communication for emergency response organizations, weather reporting, participating in worldwide and national contests, and simply chatting with other hams.
Piraja, PS8RF, has contacted us in response to an article we carried on Monday regarding Brazilian satellite pirates
Marvell has taken the wraps off the latest revision to its Plug Computer line - which started last February with the SheevaPlug - and it's got some impressive specifications.
Averatec has announced a new all-in-one computer with a large 25. 5-inch screen available for under $1000. The machine is capable of 1080p resolution and has a built-in hybrid digital/analog TV tuner.
VIA has announced the Surfboard C855 Reference Design, a netbook motherboard that supports full HD video playback. The chip makers says the VIA Surfboard C855, which includes a C7-M ULV processor and the Chrome9 integrated graphics, provides flawless playback of high bit-rate 1080p HD video.
Asus today unveiled the Asus P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard. Built around the Intel P55 Express chipset. The Asus P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard features the new LGA1156 socket for next-generation Intel Core i5 processors and DDR3-2133 (O.
Yes, we just talked about K75, but also on display at Computex 2009 in Taipei was the Mio Explora K85. Very little is known about the Mio Explora K85 so far.
There are certain things I couldn't be. I couldn't be a fighter pilot, because my vision isn't good enough. I couldn't be a professional baseball player, because I can't hit a curve ball. I couldn't be a professional basketball player, because I'm not gargantuan -- and I can't jump. And I couldn't be a teacher, because I'm not particularly patient. I think I'd do OK with the kids, because I like kids and they generally amuse me. The parents would be the problem. The first time one of them gave me grief about some poor grade or discipline I meted out to their child -- which would be richly deserved, by the way, because I am very fair-minded -- you would be reading about it the next day. It is fortunate that there are people who possess the requisite patience, lest we become a nation of dolts. Couple that patience with boundless energy and enthusiasm, and you have something truly special. You have Carole Perry. Perry said she gets little resistance from school administrators once she takes them through her 15-minute presentation. "I have my ducks in a row," she told me. Perry also said that students are reacting enthusiastically to the program, which surprised me. I would have thought that amateur radio would seem too "old school" to today's kids, given all of the gadgetry and content that's readily accessible to them in the Internet age. But Perry assured me that she has found ways to make radio communications relevant. Once she got an astronaut to conduct a lesson from space on how to properly design a space suit, a communication that she said was possible only via amateur radio.
Google is announcing the Nexus One officially on Tuesday, January 5th. Hands-on reviews of the Nexus One Android handset have now appeared after lots of tidbits that surfaced from Google employees who have been testing the Nexus One since the last couple of weeks.
Stories covered and special features in This Weeks edition:
01. Hams assist in the rescue of a snowbound fellow amateur in Wyoming.
02. Oklahoma amateurs give advance warning of approaching tornados.
03. National Council of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators Question Pool
Committee begins work on the new 2010 technician class question pool.
04. Two satellite traveling at hyper-velocity collide in earth orbit.
05. A Palmdale California judge rules in amateurs favor in a controversial
antenna support structure case.
06. Even during a bad economy, towers continue to make money for owners.
07. Colorado amateurs win an exception to the states new cell phone law.
08. The IEEE forms a new balloting group on BPL/EMC standards.
09. World Amateur Radio News Round-Up
UNITED KINGDOM.........TWO METER AM TAKING OFF IN THE UK
CROATIA................SPECIAL EVENT STATION
ITALY..................HAM RADIO CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY OF RAI
10. Amateur Radio and Technology News Shorts
2008 ARRL - TAPR DCC NOW ON DVD
QCWA DAYTON HAMVENTION BANQUET MAY 16th
DAYTON HAMVENTION TO HOST 2009 ARRL NATIONAL CONVENTION
11. Ham radio aids on communications for wildfires across Australia.
12. Ontario Canada puts its proposed new cellular regulations on hold.
13. TWIAR International weekly on WBCQ 7.415mHz (Sundays at 4pm eastern)
14. Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte.
15. The Ancient Amateur Archives with Bill Continelli, W2XOY.
16. The Random Access Thought with Bill Baran, N2FNH "Don Ecker KE6RVO #1"
17. Outpost PM creator to speak at west coast EmComm 2009.
18. The Gateway 160 Meter Net Report with Vern Jackson, WA0RCR.
19. Weekly propagation forecast and report with Geremy Boot, G4NJH.
20. New Zealand amateurs get 7.1 > 7.2 mHz.
21. Get ready for the 2009 ARRL International CW DX Contest.
22. Follow the TWIAR Staff now on Twitter
23. The ARRL/W1AW to change frequency on top band. (160)
24. TWIAR QSL Cards are now available. Write in for yours today.
25. A new youth amateur radio group is looking for new members.
26. Two commercial broadcasters are hit with fines from the FCC.
27. The Apple MacIntosh computer celebrates its 25th anniversary.
28. The radio room on board the museum ship Queen Mary is renamed to honor
This Week in Amateur Radio" is a weekly amateur radio audio, on the air, news
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The Versa could end up being one of the more fascinating North American devices to launch this year, and it turns out that Dooney Burke agrees.
Radio operations continue to be productive with 6-7 stations QRV 24/7. The QSO count is 60,000 and everyone is having fun while working hard
Are you tired of the messily resolution and brightness that pico projectors provide? Recently a company called Maradin has announced that they have developed a new display system they call the Miniaturized Laser-diode Projector (MLP) technology.
Virgin Mobile has unveiled the latest Helio phone to come to the US called the Ocean 2. The handset is the first contract 3G phone to be added to the Virgin Mobile 2009 line.
While the fact that Twitters SMS service is returning to Canada is grand news, Bell Canadas 15 cent price for admission is most definitely not.
Amongst many, many other things at CeBIT, ASUS also found time to showcase two new Eee Top all-in-one PCs, though it completely failed to make any deal of it at all.
Are you excited about the Pinetrail Atom platform? If so, youll be glad to know weve got the full specs from one of the first machines to make use of the new technology.
Sure, there are endless desktop configurations out there and oodles of good deals, but were still smitten with this particular setup from iBUYPOWER: the Gamer Power 906.
Renovating an old house can be extremely difficult. Doug and Candy Laven found out the hard way when they turned the basement of their 1886 Victorian house into a home theater.