A new radio chip mimics the human inner ear—but detects signals at frequencies of about a million times higher—could enable universal wireless devices that are able to pick up almost any electrical signal in the air.
Smart grid developer Trilliant announced that it purchased SkyPilot Networks yesterday in an attempt to future-proof the smart grid. SkyPilot, a broadband wireless company, delivers over 10-times the bandwidth of cellular networks at a lower cost. The company's long-range (over 10 miles) wireless mesh network add on to Trilliant's short-range SecureMesh networks that connect home smart meters and utilities.
Today I found out about a company called Houdini www.houdinisoft.com that apparently can legally "unlock" any CDMA phone for use on different CDMA networks. I know locked phones have been a big deal for a few years now, but I honestly never understood why. Most carriers give you some kind of a new phone every couple of years and technology changes so fast a new phone is probably a good idea. Are there really that many people who want to take their old phones to new carriers?