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Your Wireless Router Could Save Lives in an Emergency

Your Wireless Router Could Save Lives in an Emergency

An emergency communications system that could automatically piggyback on domestic wireless routers connected in urban locations could help first responders stay in touch even if cell phone towers and networks are down. Details are published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation. Kamill Panitzek and colleagues in the […]

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Writing Graphics Software Gets Much Easier: New Programming Language Yields Code That’s Much Shorter and Clearer — But Also Faster

Writing Graphics Software Gets Much Easier: New Programming Language Yields Code That’s Much Shorter and Clearer — But Also Faster

Image-processing software is a hot commodity: Just look at Instagram, a company built around image processing that Facebook is trying to buy for a billion dollars. Image processing is also going mobile, as more and more people are sending cellphone photos directly to the Web, without transferring them to a computer first. An image undergoing […]

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Cell Phone Financial Identity Theft

Cell Phone Financial Identity Theft

While the cell phone is an amazingly useful device, using it for banking — and consumers are increasingly using mobile phones as banking tools — can lead to identity theft and other financial crimes, if reasonable precautions aren’t taken. “Anyone who has access to your cell phone has access to your identity in a few […]

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How Does ICT Relate to Energy?

How Does ICT Relate to Energy?

I started blogging with a keyword, data center energy efficiency, a few years ago, and over time I expanded the covered areas by adding several keywords, although the main theme remained the intersection of IT and energy. Those keywords include: Green IT Data center energy efficiency Energy efficiency Cloud computing Mobile computing Monitoring Sensors Big […]

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A Useful Infrastructure Planning Mobile Application by NTT DoCoMo

A Useful Infrastructure Planning Mobile Application by NTT DoCoMo

Although there are many mobile applications, those on smartphones and other types of wireless phones are predominantly entertainment oriented, such as the apps for music and games. Many of the interesting applications introduced in the recent Mobilize 2011 conference are also along this line. This is fine and dandy, but I want to see other […]

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Review of The Future of Mobile: A Segment Analysis by GigaOM Pro

Review of The Future of Mobile: A Segment Analysis by GigaOM Pro

I have been covering any subject that is in the intersection between ICT and energy. In this intersection are cloud computing, mobile and wireless computing, telecom, smart grid, new energy sources, and energy efficiency. Energy and ICT are getting much closer because they influence each other much more than before. ICT does not work without […]

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The Biggest Shortcomings of ISO 27001

If you’ve been reading my blog, you probably think I’m convinced ISO 27001 is the most perfect document ever written. Actually, that’s not true – working with my clients and teaching on the subject, usually the same weaknesses of this standard emerge. Here they are, together with my suggestions how to resolve them: Ambiguous Terms […]

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