New Cisco toy?

Tired of iPAQ, Palm or other PDA? Here is a new toy for the mobile geeks! The Cisco 7920 is a wireless IP phone… In a few acronyms: 802.11b, Voice QoS, VLAN support, LDAP, etc… No comment about the look “back to the eighties” … Beurk! 🙂

Java knows you!

The Belgian goverment started a major project: replace all the old “plastic/paper based” Belgian identity cards with brand new electronic toys. They will be based on a chipset running Java from SUN Microsystems. I’m curious to see how this project will grow… Anyway, they didn’t chose Micro$oft code… Ouf! 🙂

And for your PDA? Benzine or diesel?

The power… This is the main issue in lot of embedded applications! Batteries are the most important part of portable device. Some researchers developed a brand new system: the smallest fuel processor ever which can deliver electricity from liquid fuels such as butane, jet fuel, diesel, … Think Small When


Security is a key word today! Don’t open an online service without a strong security policy. But, some (network|system|office) administrators fall into paranoia! Read the stories collected on, they started a competition with the most stupid security rulez. Privacy International – Stupid Security

Does it make coffie too?

The CF slot (“Compact Flash”) found on more and more PDAs seems to be the latest gadget for (un)usuful extensions: After memory extensions, GPS, Wifi, Webcams, now … the FM radio! 🙂

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