December 14, 2005

In the Eolas Patent Lawsuit, Users Lose

bout two years ago, I wrote an editorial explaining (and excoriating) the Eolas lawsuit?or more pointedly, the patent itself. Given Microsoft’s recent announcement that it’s planning to change Internet Explorer to circumvent the patent, it’s worth following up on what’s happened in the past couple of years and put a

Book Excerpt: “802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide”

s you all know by now, wireless networks offer many advantages over fixed (or wired) networks. Foremost on that list is mobility, since going wireless frees you from the tether of an ethernet cable at a desk. But that’s just the tip of the cable-free iceberg. Wireless networks are also

Building Speech-Enabled Applications with ASP.NET

hile sleepless the other night, I was channel surfing and ran across a rerun of the 1968 science fiction classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s definitely a must-see. HAL, one of the main characters of the movie, is a slightly psychotic speech-enabled super computer.