-Updates 8.2 Wireless Network Technology 9.3 Internet Issues: Ethical and Political Dilemmas

Walking on the Web

If you believe that the Internet should be accessible to everyone, iPavement may make you happy. This new technology promises to bring us a step closer to universal access by putting a wireless network underfoot.

-Context 1.4 Computer Connections: The Internet Revolution 1.6 History of the Future 8.2 Wireless Network Technology

From Desktop PC to Mobile Connectivity

Not long ago “computer literacy” meant being able to use office applications on PCs. For a growing number of people around the world, smart phones and tablets are far more important than desktop—or even laptop—PCs. This article from The Economist illustrates the growing importance of mobile gadgets using clear prose and several illuminating graphs.

-Updates 10.2 Computer Security: Reducing Risks 13.2 E-Business 1.0: Intranets, Extranets, and E-Sales 7.0 The Google Guys Search for Tomorrow 8.2 Wireless Network Technology 8.3 Specialized Networks: From GPS to Digital Money

Google Wallet: A Wireless Credit Card in Your Phone?

This summer some consumers will be able to pay for some of their purchases by waving their phones instead of swiping their cards. Google Wallet is an Android App that uses near-field communication technology to send transaction information from phone to merchant terminal. This kind of technology could eventually change the way we do most of our face-to-face shopping.
This New York Times article includes a demo video.