“The once-famous Commodore computer brand could be resurrected after being bought by a US-based digital musicdistributor.” – Their list of commodore computers is interesting – it lists the “commodore Amiga 1000” but goes no further. Nice one BBC. Link.
“In another demo, Garriques showed off a Motorola RFID tag that allows a consumer to continue to play a digital music or video file while moving between locations and devices. In the demo, a music video clip moved with him as he walked among an LCD TV, MP3 player, laptop computer and mobile phone. The tag is part of Motorola’s “Liquid Media” technology, and it is slated to be available later in 2005. ” – I’ve fantasises about this technology many a time, especially when I come home from work with my headphones on, bouncing along to a great track, and then had to turn it off half-way through the song (or alternativly, walk around the flat for the next 4 mins doing stuff with my headphones still on feeling a bit of an idiot although I get to hear the end). Why couldn’t I have an automatic and seamless transition of the music from my mp3 or minidisc player to my computer and stereo speakers? Well it looks like this will be possible in the not to distant future. Link.
On a related note, a company in america had been granted premission by the FCC to develop ultra low power, ultra wideband (UWB) active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Will be interesting to see what applocations these doohickies can fufull. Link.
“A museum guard told Julia’s parents that sketching was prohibited because the great masterpieces are copyright protected, a concept that young Julia did not understand until her mother explained the term.” – Now that’s a bit silly. Link.