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PLDT fiber to the home (FTTH)

PLDT fiber to the home (FTTH)

pldt-logoPLDT is launching “fiber to the home” (FTTH).

Exciting.

Allegedly, FTTH willl deliver high-speed data to homes and buildings.

Fiber optic technology transmits data via light signals sent through thin strands of pure glass.  Imagine that, your data travelling through light, inside a strand of pure glass no less.

The new platform will be able to deliver simultaneous voice, video and data services at much higher speeds and larger capacities than DSL or Cable.  I guess it’s like merging DSL and Cable and giving it steroids. Read the rest of this entry

New security camera against terrorists

New security camera against terrorists

t-ray.jpgA new security camera can “X-ray” you without you knowing it. Cool, huh? This new gadget is called ThruVision T5000 and can pick up Terahertz rays or T-rays. Apparently T-rays are emitted by all objects and can pass through clothing or walls.

So what’s the difference between a “T-ray” and an X-ray? Well, with the T-ray, you don’t have to pass through a “door”. Also, this gadget does not emit radiation. In fact, it does the reverse, it picks up on it. Read the rest of this entry

Linus Torvalds Can’t Be Reached, Try Again Later

Linus Torvalds Can’t Be Reached, Try Again Later

linus.jpgHow ironic is it that the man who probably made the phrase “open source” cool doesn’t even use a mobile phone? Does he really have a world of his own or is he just trying to invent a new way of being hip.

Do you have Linux on your mobile phone?

I don’t even have a mobile phone! I hate phones in general because I’m the kind of person that when I work I want to concentrate on my work and if somebody calls me that completely destroys my concentration. I hate phones because they just disturb you, and mobile phones are even worse because you have them with you all the time, so I don’t do mobile phones at all. I have one of the early Linux mobile phones in my workroom because I got it for free, but its not turned on. I have Linux on all my machines but not on any phones.

The full interview can be read here.