Football fans aren't the only ones looking forward to the World Cup. The mobile operator community is relishing the opportunity to make serious money from the event - even without 3G. Riccardo Ottolenghi, analyst at [email protected], explains. The industry has certainly come a long way since France 1998, when there was no i-mode, SMS or data services. In 2002, anxious to show off their technical savvy, mobile operators in South Korea and Japan have created the most complete service offering available yet. A considerable degree of national rivalry means each country's Telecommunications Ministry is eager to point out the relative merits of their home service offering. The three Korean mobile operators - SKT, KTF and LGT - have launched several new services to coincide with the event. International roaming over GSM - a new feature for CDMA operators - will be made possible through the provision of rental handsets. It was thought World Cup 2002 would showcase pervasive W-CDMA technology. But, … [Read more...] about The Ovum View: The 3G World Cup
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Developments in the field of robotics are accelerating us towards a bio-mechanical future. But if robots are to plug safely into society, we must start thinking about the rules of interaction today Robots are everyone's favourite technology story. From robot fish to robot doctors, robot football teams and driverless robot cars, interest in the latest robot-related developments frequently propels them to the top of the popular news agenda. Where did our fascination with robots begin? It's a question Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, often gets asked. In the early years of the 20th century, he said, "you see that technology's moving incredibly fast and it really worried people. I think that robots in a sense gave technology a public face and… that's why people were so fascinated with it. "It's still considered to be the peak of technology," he told silicon.com. The mix of fear and fascination has dogged robotics … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence: The robots are coming but are we ready for them?
Third party support for Nintendo’s GameCube continues to wane, with the console set to be bereft of a game based on the Euro 2004 football tournament while Lucasarts has confirmed that it has no more titles in the pipeline for the system. Both Electronic Arts and Codemasters are working on multi-platform football games for Euro 2004 (EA has the official license, while Codies have the England team license), but neither company will be bringing its game to the Cube. Although Electronic Arts says that its commitment to the Cube “remains strong” despite the decision not to do a Euro 2004 title, and that it will be releasing a number of games for the platform this year, Codemasters has joined the ranks of publishers with nothing in production for Nintendo’s home system. Read more at Gameindustry.biz Editors' Recommendations EA studio Motive’s action game still a few years away, will have unique gameplay Nintendo expects the Switch to surpass sales of … [Read more...] about Key Publishers Scale Back Gamecube Support
For Joe Montana, "DeflateGate" apparently is a non-issue. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock In an exclusive interview with The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Mark Kaboly on June 5, the Hall of Fame quarterback said he would have used a deflated football back in his day had he had the chance. "I wish I'd known (it could make a difference) because I couldn't throw a wet ball to save my life," Montana told Kaboly. "Heck, I would've thought about (deflating the ball), sure."Montana added the issue surrounding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the deflated footballs he used for the 2014 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts in January is nothing new. He confessed to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review his own teammates did something to gain a competitive advantage:"Everybody is trying to do something different. Our offensive linemen used to spray silicone on their shirts until they got caught. Once you get caught, you get caught. Period."It … [Read more...] about Joe Montana: ‘Our Offensive Linemen Used To Spray Silicone On Their Shirts’