My interns – Brittany Sauser and Heather Toth – are hard at work scouring the daily newspapers, watching out for stories that hit the wires. Even with RSS feeds, it’s a thankless job. Here’s what we found interesting today.
Wi-Fi approved for United Domestic Flights
According to an article in the International Herald Tribune the U.S. regulators approved United Airlines proposal to offer wireless internet networks on domestic flights. Passengers will be able to check email, send instant messages and surf the web while in flight by mid-to-late 2006. – By Brittany Sauser
Processors Receive Aid in Sharing Loads with Dual-Core Chips
According to an article in the Washingtonpost.com, last week rival chipmakers, Advanced Micro Devics Inc. and Intel Corp, introduced two new families of processors. Both AMD’s Athlon 64 X2 and Intel’s Pentium D use dual core designs that put two processors on a single piece of silicon, dividing the work up between the pair. – By Brittany Sauser
Vendors Show Skype, VoIP Handsets
At the Computex exhibition last week in Taipei East Asian hardware makers where seeking to turn the popularity of Internet telephony services and Skype Technologies’ VoIP application into sales with a throng of handsets on display. There was a range of models on display from advanced systems to basic consumer models. Among the most elaborate featured handsets was the PWG-500 dual mode Wi-Fi SIP and GSM phone from Taipei based G-Tek electronics according to PCWorld.com. – By Brittany Sauser
Blackberry has new competition with Microsoft’s Mobile Email
Microsoft will make free software upgrades available for Microsoft Exchange server 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 and other Outlook data that will give users access to wireless corporate email on mobile devices according to Reuters. – By Brittany Sauser
Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever
Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.
All charges against China Initiative defendant Gang Chen have been dismissed
MIT professor Gang Chen was one of the most prominent scientists charged under the China Initiative, a Justice Department effort meant to counter economic espionage and national security threats.
Going bald? Lab-grown hair cells could be on the way
These biotech companies are reprogramming cells to treat baldness, but it’s still early days.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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