These are the most recent forum messages posted by maokh:
Re: "using light"?
LED's can be used to detect light, including the detection of their own light reflected back into the LED. It would take a specialized display driver IC to read the reverse current flow, and you could probably scan an OLED display matrix it like you would the rows/columns of a camera. Its a well known property of LED's and hobbyists have used it for years. There is a neat demo out there where someone touches ...
Re: I don't get it
They have a small team going through the entire code base, making sure that HP has the rights to release it in the first place. All sorts of licensing situations within a code base as large as that. The last thing they want to do is get sued.
"Such a standard, says LightSquared, would help GPS devices and 4G networks co-exist in peace." 4G networks? Maybe you mean just your network. Don't try to fool us.
How is that source code coming along?
I havent been able to compile the press release :( :lol:
Re: B. S.
Oh! but we need to get our pitchfork mobs and go after those evil, greedy GPS companies for not reinventing the law of physics.
That 13% accounts for all vampire power
It is true...about 10-13% of all electricity is standby/vampire/phantom power. But this includes everything from microwaves to dvd players to wall warts. In my house, these other items out number the battery chargers I have. Still, this mandate will save a measurable amount of power. Even 1% savings on this massive scale is a lot of energy. Nearly all your chargers are designed based on cost, not on energy efficiency, since the consumer probably doesn't no any ...
Right? GPS is a weak signal mode
GPS is a weak signal mode. It was here first. While I haven't looked at the test data and personally validated it, i'll assume there's not some out of control conspiracy theory at stake, and there is truth to the results of the report. Ask any amateur radio operator or RF engineer: If you put powerful signals right next to a weak signal operation, you are asking for trouble. These guys deal with 1000 ...
Re: Be warned!
in the phone's forearm or forehead. Where is the forearm on one of these samsung phones anyway?
Re: This is awesome!
iPhone is way better than this thing.
Re: AirTouch Communications? This is a scam.
Scam? As much as i joke about it, I think LightSquared is giving it all they got on repurposing this slice of spectrum. There are billions to be made on the off chance they get buyoff. I doubt any of these contracts have upfront costs anyway. The whole industry knows that LightSquared is on shaky ground, and I am sure each one of these contracts have contingency clauses. These companies are probably coming out of the ...
Re: "Durr.... what's a guard band?" - Julius
So are you saying that the avionics for RNP/RNAV are lousy, second rate radios too? GPS receivers are designed to reject strong out of band signals (such as jamming attempts), but the position quality will go down due to this. Sometimes this is acceptable (ie, google latitude showing a general area vs. me inside the bar), but other times this is not...ie..50 foot decision height, which will eventually turn into autoland in the next 10 years. ...
Anything above 3ghz (heck even 2ghz) is a garbage band. It's great for point to point microwave, fixed satellite, short range communications (ie, household) and that's it. Why? 3+ghz is finicky, reflective, unwilling to transverse obstructions and easily absorbed, line of sight, and difficult to make omnidirectional.
Heh...misinformed. Good luck putting CDMA and LTE on randomly scattered 30KHz channels in the 800MHz band. You do know that it would need to be contiguous in order for it to work, right? This is nothing more than leveraging the IDEN PTT functionality as a stop gap due to all the failed attempts to "replace" it.
[insert sprint has been trying to replace iden for 10 years joke here]
How in the heck some crap trunk radio standard from 1994 outperforms Sprint's multibillion dollar CDMA network performing the exact same task is one of the top 10 mysteries of civilization.
Re: The only sound they'll hear is crickets chirping...
HP had a second change to make this right (by licensing the crap out of it), but they didn't. Sure, the hardware is impressive (The Veer is a very powerful phone, and its tiny!) and the usability of WebOS blows android out of the water, and perhaps even iOS...BUT....what really makes a platform successful is great apps. WebOS has been a complete dud with both developers and consumers. Its a chicken or the egg with little ...
Sounds like a tasteless PR stunt to me.
Re: Who on earth would get roped into a 2YR contract for this garbage?
iPhone 4 is way better than this I think.
Connecticut dialing up a way out of a $3.5B deficit
Oh, im sure its all in the name of safety. :roll:
Huawei has had a rocky past. in 2004, they were making Cisco router knockoffs running IOS....but they forgot to search and replace any of the cisco copyright messages! Whoops. This and other blatant violations in the past, along with their direct connections to the chinese government, has really tarnished their image. The worry is that, taking in account all of the shady crap they have done in the past/present, letting them into our core telecom networks is going to ...
Re: Cool! :)
I'm sure a lot of us were hoping for high definition audio someday. But i am sure carriers will find a way to charge a premium for the experience.... Once IMS is common place across carriers....probably 5-10 years out before its end to end, things should be interesting.
50 years later....
....sprint will probably still be making attempts to replace direct connect with something comparable. I remember when readylink's garbage SIP implementation was touted as the successor, and when that sucked, QChat would be the successor...and when that sucked...ugh...
Can't wait for the first GSM+CDMA+iDEN phones....
:-)... Maybe Sprint will dig up some old IMTS company in the midwest and add that to their handsets too.
Re: Wireless charging
I think the OP is talking about a mag-safe charger...which has nothing to do with efficiency. Simply rare earth magnet and a smart electrical interface that only provides full current when a proper device is connected, as well as something that easily breaks away when pulled on. They are orientation agnostic and the connectors/solder joints last longer. I'm sure the phone would end up on the floor if someone tripped on it, but maybe not if the force ...
Sprint still seeking a PTT replacement after 10 YEARS?
Wow... it is embarrassing that it has taken sprint this long to come up with a properly working PTT replacement for iDEN... It will nearly be 10 years in 2013. ReadyLink...QChat...now some TBD PTT?
Re: Watch the Demo
I don't think you really could compare the two. "Word Lens" does it in real time at 10-15fps. It matches text color, background color, and font size too...and would make any casual photoshopper blush. Abby foto translate takes about 30 seconds to process a still image.
Re: I'm astounded
Two quotes that pretty much sum it all up: "It will take years" and "wont comment on handset sales" Really...years in the mobile/tech industry? You are already years out of date. Not wanting to boast about handset sales, even when LG is proud of selling a pathetic number of handsets after a launch? WP7 is looking like a flop.
Re: Because it's going to be a Verizon exclusive!
By the time these perfectionists finish with this trophy of a product, its going to be a 7G exclusive on AT&T&MetroVeriziSprint.
not the price..but the complexity...
this could have been worded better.
okay, everybody stop and wait until 2011...
Wow, it would be completely unheard of for industry to jump ahead of the standards committee. Let these guys sit on their butts for another 4 years so they can finish. Everybody, pull out all HTML 5 features, okay? that means you too Apple. Thanks guys!
Re: Dismissing Health issues?
But we aren't guinea pigs to the technology. Radio has been around for over a hundred years. Even the more extreme users of RF have not really shown any sign either direction. "A variety of studies over the past 50 years have been done on workers exposed to high RF radiation levels; studies including radar laboratory workers, military radar workers, electrical workers, and amateur radio operators. Most of these studies found no increase in cancer rates over the ...
T-Mobile, step back slowly...
AND RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN..
For consumers too..
I think this could be a niche hit with some consumers who work outdoors, play outdoors, or live in one of the many rural areas in the united states that has poor to zero terrestrial coverage. The west coast, Alaska, and canada are some good examples. I have an Iridium satellite phone, and I am a "consumer". While Iridium is global, i bet most satellite consumers don't need global coverage, and TerreStar is much more economical ...
Why should a private royalty dispute drive US law to force radios in cell phones?
I think the real thing that angers me is why the heck should a royalty dispute between NAB and RIAA drive US law to force their product into a completely unrelated device such as an internet connected telephone? Why should I have to pay for that? This forces the entire US public to be party in this settlement, and collectively pay for this stupid decision. While we are using private settlements to force unrelated products ...
MSV has been going to CTIA for a couple years now under various names, and while at first they seemed to be full of vapor, TerreStar did eventually launch a satellite last year. Its in geosync, and offers reasonably fast all IP network, which can be used for VoIP/Data services. While im sure someone will pick up their GSM/Sat hybrid mobile phone (which is the size of a smart phone, infact, it is a smartphone). the biggest problem ...
Re: me thinks we're too late
I doubt it ... TeliaSonera has been operating two small test markets for about the same time Verizon has been operating theirs. Neither network is accepting general customers yet. I'd imagine they'll launch around the same time. The hardware is hot off the press, with barely unified idea on how the network will handle voice calls.
Re: Oh man, I can imagine...
I was expecting something a little more creditable than this. This apple "source" writes like he dropped out of high school. But that aside, I'm not seeing anything compelling. Carrier provisioning files contain nothing more than apn and mms settings (it would be odd but not impossible to issue a subsidy lock command through this) I am also not convinced that FaceTime is doing anything more than what is required for call setup. I ...
by blanket, you mean a loosely sitched Crochet blanket..
I'd much rather see existing coverage areas improved...or better yet completed. An island here and there that looks like swiss cheese does not equal availability in a market.
Re: Great sales tool!
This is the problem with apple... All this creepy dialer hijacking isn't simply possible without jailbreaking. I mean, how am I going to write that great game that secretly redirects all calls to a series of 1-900 numbers I own?
Re: Evo copycat?
No, it's just too dry for you to notice. I also know a friend who knows omeone really high up in apple who told him that HTC has caused white pigment shortages worldwide, which is likely the cause of apple's delay. I've also heard that they did secure a supply of pink, but they won't tell anybody about the substitute until they sign a 2 year contract.
Re: gonna go ahead and wait this one out.
White is for girls.
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