Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Canadian Wireless Number Portability Finally Gets a (Distant) Date
Just a head's up to you Canadian Laptop Ninjas, after ignoring the issue, then waiing for the carriers to deal with it, then dragging it's heals, the CRTC has FINALLY set a date for wireless number portability in Canada
: March 14th, 2007
Seems like a ways in the future considering all carriers knew it was coming, and our neighbours to the south were able to do it in about half the time.
"This decision establishes the earliest feasible date for wireless number portability consistent with a smooth and reliable transition for wireless customers," says Charles Dalfen, Chairman of the CRTC. "Consumers should be given the widest possible choice of service providers and should be able to switch telephone companies without unwarranted cost or inconvenience."
So who wants to lay bets on this deadline being extended even more?
posted by sAFETY at 9:37 AM
Thursday, December 15, 2005
1940s technology on Your Wrist
If you think that LED timepieces are too common and analog watches are just a little too old school, then here's your chance to finally own a watch that fits just between the two.
The Nixie watch uses neon tubes to display 2 numbers at a time. Just flick your wrist to shift from hour to minute to second.
No the most stylish or functional watch out there, but it's sure to kill at this year's Mad Scientist Convention.
posted by sAFETY at 10:19 AM