Gadgets

Create your own cellular network

Ukama (https://www.ukama.com/) is using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service to let an unlicensed user create their own cellular network. Interesting idea! Read more at Ukama or in this article https://www.androidauthority.com/ukama-cell-service-3216235 or just drop in on their github (https://github.com/ukama/ukama/) and Twitter at https://twitter.com/ukamanetworks

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I had a Pebble watch

This retrospective by the founder of Pebble is a must-read for anyone who contemplates starting or joining a startup. I’ve been through 5 (or more depending on how you count them), with more failures than successes and I have to say that I’ve learned MORE from the failures than the successes.

Yes, I backed Pebble on Kickstarter and still have the original laying around here somewhere in my museum or Blackberries, Amigas, Palms, etc. It was a valiant effort and defined an industry. https://medium.com/@ericmigi/why-pebble-failed-d7be937c6232

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New Panasonic Network Camera Firmware

I picked up a network camera, the Panasonic BL-C10 probably a year and a half ago or so. It was a great deal at Fry’s, something like $120. Today, I was looking for another camera to use around the house and all of the ones I looked at, with the features I want (pan/tilt and a built-in web server) go for between $250 and $600! Sure, the image is clearer on the D-Link DCS-5300 but that camera goes for $275 or so. And, to top it off, Panasonic just released a new set of firmware for the camera that adds digital zoom to the ActiveX control (no, not to the camera, it digitally magnifies the image in your browser). Still, I think it’s one heck of a deal, even at the $165 that Amazon.com is charging for it now.

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T-Mobile MDA/SDA SmartPhone

This article from engadget says the SDA will be available 2/13/2006 for $299.99 and the MDA on 2/20/2006 for $399.99 (pictures of the two are available here). This review in CoolSmartPhone.com discusses the features, pros and cons of the MDA (which is a more traditional PDA-style phone as opposed to the SDA which is more of a phone-style phone). WiFi, Bluetooth, GPRS, GSM and EDGE-capable!

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