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Communications Archive

  • Data Extinction

    It’s too late for old word-processing files. But new technologies will preserve access to digital photos, music and other electronic records forever.

  • Super Soldiers

    Nano materials could provide future soldiers with super strength, protection against bioweapons and even a way to communicate covertly.

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  • Clear Connection

    “Multiuser detection” could greatly expand cell towers’ capacity-increasing their range, their data transmission rates or the number of users they can handle.

  • An RFID Bill of Rights

    Wireless ID tags will soon be everywhere. We need a manifesto!

  • Placement, People!

    Television’s 30-second spot is lurching toward extinction. For the show to go on, the ads will go in.

  • Handspring Treo 270

    Handspring’s latest all-in-one is pretty cool, if you don’t mind talking into a calculator.

  • Push-Button Innovation

    The telecom industry doesn’t need more bandwidth. It needs ways to get people to use the bandwidth they have.

  • Ultrawideband Squeezes In

    A newly approved radio technology promises wireless home electronics and positioning systems accurate to the centimeter. But opponents say it could also mean dead cell phones, thwarted satellite reception–even plane wrecks.

  • Digital Cinema, Take 2

    Film offers the best color and clarity, but in Hollywood’s effects houses, computers rule. Moviemakers must expertly blend both media.

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  • Letter from Ghana

    A burgeoning hacker culture points to promise in Africa.

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