Tag Archives: Bluetooth

Bluethievery

By | June 25, 2005

Another kind of Bluesnarfing: The Times Online reported yesterday that [t]hieves are using Bluetooth technology to scour parked cars for mobile phones and laptop computers, police believe. The wireless software allows users to detect any mobile phones, PCs, palmtop computers and camcorders that are equipped with Bluetooth within a radius of 50m (160ft). Of course this is not completely… Read More »

A Cordless Skype Phone

By | June 19, 2005

There’s been quite a bit of hype surrounding the launch last week in the UK of the BT ‘Bluephone’ dualphone, which uses Bluetooth in the home to connect to a VOIP connection, but which switches to a mobile phone elsewhere. (Actually the launch consists of 400 early adopters until September.) There are lots of questions about this. Why… Read More »

Is The Tablet Coming Back Down The Mountain?

By | May 25, 2005

This space is getting interesting: The sort-of-tablet-handheld. Nokia unveils Linux based 770 Internet Tablet: The main attraction of the device is its widescreen, 65K colour TFT touch screen with a diagonal size of 4″ and resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. This, along with a navigational array flanking the screen on its left side, provides an interface to… Read More »

Infecting A Policeman’s Phone

By | April 19, 2005

I’ve been a bit skeptical of the danger of mobile phone viruses — at least for the time being — but I had to chuckle at this one. Mikko Hypponen, director research at F-Secure tells in a recent email of giving a presentation on mobile viruses at Interpol’s 6th International Conference on Cyber Crime in Cairo, Egypt. There… Read More »

Kuwait To Jail Camera Phone Abusers

By | April 16, 2005

Looks like Kuwait is going ahead with outlawing taking pictures of other people with cameraphones without their consent. An AFP story out of Kuwait today (no URL available yet) says a Kuwaiti parliamentary panel has “approved government proposed legislation laying down jail terms for people using Bluetooth technology in mobile phones to take or circulate pictures without the subject’s… Read More »