Tag Archives: Internet Protocol

Wikipedia: Important enough to whitewash

By | September 3, 2007

This is an edited version of my weekly column for Loose Wire Service, a service providing print publications with technology writing designed for the general reader. Email me if you’re interested in learning more. Wikipedia has gone through some interesting times, good and bad, but I think the last couple of weeks has proved just how powerful it… Read More »

Phone as Beacon

By | November 28, 2006

The idea that your cellphone may become a beacon of your availability took one small step closer yesterday, although you’d be forgiven for not noticing amid all the post-turkey bloat. The theory is this. Cellphones have gotten smarter, but they still miss one vital ingredient that computer users have had for years: presence. Anyone using an instant messenger,… Read More »

The Phone Of The Future?

By | December 9, 2003

What will the handphone of the future look like? Sony reckons it will combine the functions of a mobile phone with an easy interface for remote access to computer files, The Asia Times reports. Here’s what Gizmodo say it will look like: The interface will allow users to virtually transfer picture, music and text files so they can… Read More »

File Sharers Beware

By | December 3, 2003

 File sharers beware: there’s nowhere to hide, even in supposedly ‘anonymous’ filesharing networks. The NewScientist.com news service reports that Japanese police have arrested two people suspected of distributing pirated films and computer games through a program called “Winny”, which is meant to hide the identity of a user from everyone else on the network.   It is unclear how the… Read More »