Scott Carson, senior vice president of Boeing, displays a laptop with wireless broadband capability while aboard a Boeing 737 jetliner in Seattle, Washington. Boeing and British Airways announced they will offer inflight e-mail and Internet access to passengers for a three month trial period in early 2003 by using tehnology called Connexion by Boeing. Passengers will have wireless and plug-in ethernet access and DC power via an accessory seat box such as the one seen at the bottom centre of Carson's seat on Boeing's test airplanes. —
right could be your flight
past few years there has been a sudden boom in the telecommunications
and electronics market with products like mobile phones, pagers, PDAs,
personal computers and related hardware like printers, modems,
scanners flooding them.
to have access to e-mails
of personal e-mails, other Internet information and telephone records
are to be made accessible to the police and intelligence services in a
move that has been denounced by critics as one of the most
wide-ranging extensions of state power over private information.
millipede conceived over beer
RESEARCHERS at IBM
Corp. announced last week the development of an ultra-dense storage
technology that resembles the old computer punch cards - except that
the latest version shrinks the perforations to a molecular scale.
Manufacturing Co said last week it had made a working microchip using
a transistor one-tenth the size of those made with the most advanced
production technology available.
key hidden to prevent govt meddling
administrator of South Africa's Web addresses said he had hidden the
key to the country's ".ZA" domain network abroad to prevent
any government interference in access to the Internet.