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The hype is that broadband will transform entertainment, changing everything from how we watch movies to the video games that we play. The reality doesn’t exactly match up.
Over 99 percent of computers are inconspicuous: embedded in objects from toys to cars. Open-source software dukes it out with proprietary offerings to provide their operating system.
Internet: New software provides copyright protection for content providers.
Wireless: Hardware that can reconfigure itself on the fly could give wireless devices more power
Upstart Transmeta’s pioneering microprocessor chips are heralding a fundamental evolutionary step in the design of computing’s core technology.
After 20 years of plodding development, the Global Positioning System remains a novelty for niche markets. The system’s future hinges less on technology than on politics, economics and human nature.