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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 676: 911, Where Are You?

T-Mobile is telling the FCC the mobile phone networks simply cannot provide the kind of accuracy of location they're asking for using just the wireless spectrum, which in all honesty, isn't a reliable method to begin with.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 675: HEALTHeDiabetes

I'm using the HEALTHeDiabetes app on iOS to track what I eat, what I weigh, and what my blood sugar is all in one app, complete with data from Calorie King on the different types of foods out there.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 674: Piezoelectric Materials

Perhaps this is one way the tiny radios that will be part of Internet of things will be powered.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 673: No A-La Carte Around The Corner

Do you really think we'll see a-la carte cable TV despite announcements from HBO and CBS they'll be offering it for their channels? Fat chance.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 672: Doomed Printer

You can hack pretty much anything that runs software to run that old first person shooter Doom, including a printer!

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 671: Quick Recharge

Even if the capacity doesn't change that much, a battery that can charge to 70% capacity in two minutes will be a game changer, if it can come to market.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 670: My Cross to Bear

This week, I found out I have Type 2 Diabetes. It wasn't a shock, exactly, but it does mean some changes are in store for me.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 669: Moral Plane Panic

While European authorities are set to allow passengers to use mobile phones in flight--including make calls--politicians in the US are set to ban the practice, because moral panic. Of course, we as Americans have a history of moral panic going back to the 19th Century.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 668: Double Caffeinated

Apparently caffeine is so important, coffee plants evolved more than one way to produce it.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 667: Because Copyright

Apparently the only recording that exists of the very first Super Bowl was found in some guy's attic in 2005. While he'd love for folks to see it and even donated the tape to the Paley Center for Media in New York to restore and preserve it, the NFL said: no one can see it because we own the copyright on it.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. Nowadays, I sit in my virtual office and write about what I'm interested in, which includes: computers, telecom, VoIP Service, mobile phones, and many other forms of shiny gadgets.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, and PhoneBoy Speaks, a daily podcast where I discuss whatever technology and security issues are on my mind.