Table of Contents For This Issue
News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home
Microsoft and HP have brought to market the first product based on the "Freestyle" concept Bill Gates debuted at CES last January. It's a good first step to fulfilling the promise, although one purposely targeted to a specific segment of the market. We expect Microsoft will learn from it and over time fill in the missing pieces of the promise.
Magis has developed a technology for networking video - including high definition - wirelessly in the home. But it's not compatible with Wi-Fi. Why not?
The Wi-Fi Alliance has released a new approach to replace the vulnerable "WEP security" before the standards body has fully signed off. Now that the Alliance has started to move in front of standards, we wouldn't be surprised to see more actions to meet market needs for Wi-Fi hot spots.
What you get when you combine a computer with a TV set-top: a computer. What a surprise!
Digital terrestrial radio is coming soon.
Do operating systems support powerline networking?
Here are a couple of additional thoughts on compelling broadband applications. If we haven't gotten your favorites yet, do let us know.
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