TWR's Top 5

Welcome to our newest feature here on The Wireless Report, where we will list what we consider to be the Top 5 stories of the week. Below is our list with direct links to these featured blog posts. Enjoy!

  1. 3GSM Happening Next Week in Barcelona, Spain -- Next week is sure to bring a bevy of announcements from new handset models - both humans and phones - and new, up-n-coming technology like ZigBee. We'll be blogging about all the goodies from Spain next week, so keep your browser or RSS reader ready. It's going to be a wild week.
  2. Boston Foundation Issues It's Own Wireless Network Report -- After a long period of foot-dragging, it seems that Boston is seriously committed to bringing wireless access to its residents.
  3. Will WiFi and WiMax Laptops Spell the Death of the Desktop PC? -- With even $500 entry-level laptop PCs coming with WiFi (802.11b, but so?) built in, and with folks on the move more and more, and with WiFi hotspots and municipal wireless being all the rage (and sure to increase expenentially), is the standard "beige box" PC and flat-screen TFT monitor - and those clunky CRTs - going the way of the dinosaur soon for the most part?
  4. Wireless Communications Systems Being Developed for Miners -- The recent mining disasters where sixteen miners have perished has resulted in a call by state governments, including West virginia and Pennsylvania, for a wireless communications system whereby rescuers can quickly locate the positions of the victims and get them out of the danger zone.
  5. The Art of RFID -- Instead of using RFID to track high-dollar paintings - so Thomas Crown won't steal them - many artists are using RFID an a rather interesting way - to provide their masterpieces with a unique identity all their own.

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