Category Archives: Bluetooth

The Predictable Human (and a Privacy Issue)

By | June 5, 2008

A study of mobile phone data shows that we are extraordinarily consistent about our movements. Mobile phone data, unsurprisingly, provides rich pickings for researchers since we carry one around with us all the time, and, unlike dollar bills, it’s more likely to stick with one person. But some have questioned the ethics of such a study. The BBC… Read More »

Bluetooth Tracking

By | June 2, 2008

Research from Purdue University shows that Bluetooth would be a very good way to track travel time. Bluetooth devices give off unique IDs which could be used to measure speed and movement of pedestrians and vehicles. But why stop there? Wouldn’t it be possible to track people via their Bluetooth signal, if you knew one of their device… Read More »

Bye Bye, Laptop?

By | January 22, 2008

The day seems to be getting closer when we can do something that would seem to be pretty obvious: access our pocket-sized smartphone via a bigger screen, keyboard and a mouse. Celio Corp says it’s close. Celio Corp have two products: their Mobile Companion (pictured above), a laptop like thing that includes an 8″ display, a full function… Read More »

Cellphone Virus Hype Podcast

By | August 11, 2007

Cellphone viruses: hype or hellish new threat — a podcast I recorded for the BBC World Service Business Daily. If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed of this podcast you can do so here, or it can be found on iTunes. My Loose Wire column for The Wall Street Journal Asia and WSJ.com, can be found here (subscription… Read More »