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Eric S. Brown Guest Contributor

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    NTT Lab wants to build commercial technologies using its RedTacton technology, which enables devices to communicate by using the electrical fields on the human skin.

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  • ZigBee Takes It Easy

    Short-range wireless “ZigBee” networks are ready to unwire your house.

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  • Voice Over WiFi: the Great Disrupter

    People who seek anytime, anywhere Internet access face trade-offs between 3G service over cell phones and high-speed WiFi data “hot spots.” Could high-quality phone calls over wireless networks tip the scales in favor of WiFi?

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  • A Better Optical Switch

    Fiber Optics: Holography takes optical switching to nanosecond speeds.

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  • The Atomic Battery

    A breakthrough in betavoltaics could mean a 10-year battery life for sensors and medical implants.

  • Strained Days Indeed

    With strained-silicon technologies such as the new Dual Stress Liner from AMD and IBM, semiconductor companies are focusing on power efficiency as much as they are on speed.

  • The Call to Voice

    Voice over IP may be built upon broadband, but it doesn’t need to follow the same anti-competitive path. In fact, the VoIP business could remain wild and wooly (and cheap).

  • The Selling of Cell Phone TV

    Qualcomm and Texas Instruments have unveiled two competing schemes for delivering video to cell phones that bypass 3G. Is the market big enough to get them off the ground?

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