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Communications Archive

  • The Small Screen

    Wireless phone companies, broadcast networks, and software makers are in a cautious, cutthroat dance to bring mobile TV to U.S. cell-phone users.

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  • Brighter Nanotubes

    Light-emitting carbon nanotubes could find uses in telecommunications, lighting, and high-performance computers.

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  • Discussions

    Our readers tell us what they think. Here’s a sampling of their finest work. (Click on a story’s title to read all postings.)

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  • Base-ic Instinct

    Google Base encourages users to make their information more findable by uploading it directly to Google. But so what?

  • Linus's World

    How open-source god Linus Torvalds got his groove back after a mini-insurrection among Linux insiders.

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  • Small-Screen Sea Change

    Companies are jostling for position as consumers look for more control over digital TV content.

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  • Esperanto for Toasters

    The ZigBee wireless standard could teach a common language to your lights, appliances, doors, and even your cell phone.

    4 comments

  • Cellular Life in Japan

    Anthropologist Mizuko Ito studies Japan’s mobile-phone culture and warns against extrapolating from Japan’s tech development.

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  • BlackBerry Facing Trouble

    If a patent infringement suit isn’t settled soon, several million devoted BlackBerry users might suffer withdrawal.

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  • Welcome to the New TR

    A fresh, flexible design; more news and analysis every day; better blogs and community features – what’s not to like?

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