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"The killer is that the application can be anything. I've watched a Picsel equipped iPaq displaying four windows. One had a Word document in it; another had a game of Doom playing in it, another showed live video, and the last had a .PDF Acrobat file in it. And incredibly, it was possible not just to view these files, but to cut and paste one to the other. You could cut the video, and paste it into the Acrobat."
just looking into this... Sounds ever so good. You don't even need
broadband (rather 3G) apparently. And it's supposed to be shipping for
Windows as well as Symbian. See more details about ePage.
Microsoft Speech Server 2004, released Wednesday, will sell for $18,000
per CPU; a version limited to a smaller number of callers will sell for
$8,000. That's a hefty discount over competing products, Microsoft says.
Ouch. Interesting that MS are getting into this market, but still very expensive. Mobile phones, now, are more able to look up internet sites where multiple choices are easier to 'mind map' perhaps more would be done there than trying to talk to a computer.
"Lawsuits are not imminent in the UK, industry officials insist. But they are threatened."
Detailed overview telling the true state of dirty illegal and suffocatingly legal P2P. Frankly, with 6 million file sharers in the UK, the game is lost. Their carrot and stick game is years away from competing with free, use anywhere downloads.
With BitTorrent, I've downloaded over 4 gigs of music in 5 days. If I had the space I'd try and get an 8 gig DVD of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, but I just don't have that kind of disk space.
Be careful out there though, make sure your firewalls are up and your open ports protected. Read my first day with BT.