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News Week of December 20, 2009

Ford brings Wi-Fi to the highway

Ford is making its cars into mobile Wi-Fi hot spots.

The next generation of the Sync in-car entertainment and information system will use a USB mobile broadband modem to establish a secure wireless connection capable of supporting several devices simultaneously.

The system will be available next year on selected models -- no word yet which ones -- and you won't need a subscription or hardware beyond the modem.(Source: Chuck Squatriglia, CNN)

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by ChrisD
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Jobs "extremely happy" with tablet

A flood of rumors point to a Jan. 26 unveiling of Apple's new touch-screen device

Apple (AAPL) is a company that leaks with a purpose, and for Christmas it has loosened its normally tight-lipped public relations operation and delivered a heap of neatly wrapped rumors. The best it saved for the New York Times' Bits blog. (Source: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune)

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by ChrisD
Rating: 2.66 Comments ()

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