Reading through the new Illinois law set to take effect next year, I got to wondering, will it be against the law to read electronic billboards? Here’s the language of Public Act 096-0130:
(a) As used in this Section:
“Electronic communication device” means an electronic device, including but not limited to a wireless [...]
And the winner is: Blu-ray.
Yes, if you’ve purchased an HDTV and been contemplating whether to get a Blu-ray or HD-DVD player, the decision just got a whole lot easier. Toshiba announced that it’s abandoning the HD-DVD technology it invented, thus signaling the end of the format. It will now be remembered alongside [...]
For those who still use rabbit ears to get their TV signals, here’s a worrisome press release from the market-research firm Centris. Basically, it says that to really get a good signal, you need a rooftop antenna and be within 35 miles of the transmitter. If you’re farther away, or if you’re using rabbit [...]
In the Chicago Tribune today (free registration required):
About 90 percent of the free wireless broadband connections available at O’Hare International Airport are not true Wi-Fi hotspots and some could be traps laid by fraudsters, a computer security firm asserts.
Apparently, what some hackers do is go to the airport, log onto either a [...]
Great Scott! I knew DSL would be faster, but I really didn’t expect it to be quite this fast.
For those of you my age or older, do you remember the old 1200 baud modems? Remember the first time you upgraded to 2400 baud and how screamin’ fast it was for getting on those [...]