Filed by Donnie Jenkins
BellSouth has announced they will offer a $29.95 wireless service to back up their broadband connection in the event it goes down. The company says this is inspired by Hurricane Katrina, which shut down all communication in New Orleans. Wireless was the quickest way to re-establish contact after the disaster.
Several companies are beginning to offer network attached storage for home use. This technology has been used by businesses for years and allows several computers to share a common hard drive and other devices. Watch for more on this later.
Apparently the first HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD players will be crippled and will not have several networking features installed which allow the user to copy and use the content on a home network. Also, Toshiba announced it may delay release of its players until content is shipping, supposedly sometime in April.
Regarding my Tuesday column this weekwatch for a program called Spycar being developed now to be released soon. It tests your spyware programs with 25 different mini-programs to see if you are really protected. More on this when it is released.
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