* Posts by Anna Log

17 posts • joined 11 Jan 2008

UK Femtocell manufacturer goes it alone

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@Blacklight

>>Or can it be trained to only recognise certain devices?

Yes, it (at least the Voda one) has a 'whitelist' of allowed numbers.

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Interference knocks Vodafone NZ into court

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GSM?

" 3G network should use next-generation GSM technology (UMTS) operating at 850MHz rather than 2.1GHz, where it usually hangs out."

Presumably they're deploying W-CDMA at 850MHz, rather than TDMA based GSM 850, which is only UMTS in marketing rather than engineering terms.

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T-Mobile getting out of blighty?

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@I remember the day

Didn't they also use the Cable and Wireless name as their brand for a while? Must be the most rebranded network operator in the UK anyway.

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LG 830 "Spyder" phones recalled for dropping 911 calls

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@Frank

The FCC require cellular carriers to provide fairly accurate location information on E911 calls, see:-

http://sss-mag.com/e911.html

Basically you need to stick a GPS receiver in the phone or rely on measuring the phone signal's time of arrival at different base stations and using triangulation to estimate location. I would expect a GPS phone to use the latter as a fall-back alternative, maybe it didn't work in this case.

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Acer to phase out 8.9in Aspire One netbook?

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Maybe this is why Asda have been selling 'em cheap?

Asda have been selling the Linpus 120GB version for 150 quid for about a week now, in store only; seemed particularly cheap, maybe this is why.

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UFO damages Lincolnshire wind turbine

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@boltar

Maybe the alien spacecraft SatNav hadn't been updated with the positions of the wind turbines?

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Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless music player

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wot no uPnP?

Personally I'd find the lack of uPnP a pain; I assume this means that this box can only stream music from PCs running the bespoke SW, and not from a NAS box? Not impressive for a 200 quid (ish) box, if this is the case.

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Revo Pico RadioStation DAB+ radio

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looks like this isn't a Reciva radio

Can't find any specific info. either way on the Revo or Reciva websites, third party info suggets it isn't Reciva based.

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Roberts WM-201 Wi-Fi internet radio

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answering a few queries above

Based on experience with my Reciva based Logik IR100:-

It will play back internet radio stations using OGG, must admit I haven't tried audio files.

Yes, if the Reciva web site goes titsup I think you're left with a media streamer.

Mine has worked using Tversity and Twonky UPnP SW, although the latest FW is causing issues. Stiil working with WMP11 :-/

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Re: listen again

>>1) Does it do full "Aunties 7 Day listen again" - or just the live streaming of whats currently playing?

Judging by the Roberts web site, yes. I would hope so, given that my 50 quid Logik IR100, which uses the same Reciva chipset, does support 7 day listen again. Let us hope the BBC don't switch their 'radio' web output to Flashplayer, as I don't think these radios can cope with Flash :-((

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Yahoo! tunes! out! of! music! subscription!

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Sorry, but I do actually like Napster's service!

With teenaged daughters whose musical tastes change every 5 minutes buying music to listen to forever is a waste of time and money in our household. The Napster subscription is equivalent to roughly one full price CD purchase a month, so it's much better than piles of CDs that may as well be coasters after a month or two. One subscription allows storage / playback on 3 PCs, so HDD failure isn't much of a risk.

... and it all works nicely again now I've dumped Pipex/Tiscali :-)

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Man stumps record £375k for number plate

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Paris Hilton

Would n't it be cheaper ...

To just change your number plates to 'F1' anyway, or maybe "TO55 ERS" is better, and pay the fines?

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Tiscali hits 'undo' after bandwidth throttling chokes iTunes

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Paris Hilton

RE:RE: ooohh the little tinkers.

>>"My download speeds from Napster using my 'pipex' ADSL line were down to a whopping 3kb/s yesterday afetrnoon"

>>You should be ringing them up to thanks them - Napster sucks!! :)

Serious question : is there actually an alternative 'all you can eat' download service available in the UK, covering most mainstream labels / artists? With two teenaged daughters whose musical tastes change every 5 minutes,10 quid a month rental to Napster is actually a pretty cost effective solution for me. Plus they let me use it sometimes ;-)

Napster still seem to have an image problem, the majority of Pipex / tiscali "support" staff I've spoken to in the last few days seemed to think Napster is still some 'naughty' P2P service.

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Still no Napster - or anything much else

Well surprise, surprise I couldn't log on to Napster yesterday evening. I understand the concept of line contention, I understand that I'll get the service I pay for. My Pipex 'to go' account has a 15Gb per month limit, my typical usage is < 5 Gb. Yet, all of a sudden, I'm permantently on the naughty pipe, despite the fact I don't use P2P, one or two programmes a month are downloaded from BBC iPlayer, but even that's configured to downlaod only, no uploads. Oh well I wonder how long it'll take to get a MAC from Tiscali :-/

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... and while I'm at it ....

When I spoke to tech support they denied port blocking, despite the fact that during the late evening I couldn't even log in to my Napster account, let alone download anything. A quick double check with the 56k dial -up allowed immediate log in to my Napster account. Time to move ISP methinks.

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ooohh the little tinkers.

My download speeds from Napster using my 'pipex' ADSL line were down to a whopping 3kb/s yesterday afetrnoon, I achieved faster rates via an old 56k dial -up into Freeserve/Ornage. Now I know why :-(

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Polish teen derails tram after hacking train network

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Will they be in the stores soon?

Universal remotes with a ' tram points ' button between ' TV ' and ' DVD ' ?

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