Tech Thursday: Wireless, Wireless Everywhere!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The city of Baltimore, Maryland, is quietly working on a potentially groundbreaking technological project: wireless. WiMax, the super high speed wireless internet network spreading throughout the city, is broadcast from cell phone towers and is much faster than the 3G network used by cell phones, DSL, or cable modems. While other countries such as Israel, Korea, and Japan already know the technology, the U.S. has been slow to adopt the trend. Sam Grobart, the personal technology editor at The New York Times, and Peter Wayner, a contributing tech writer for The New York Times and author of Translucent Databases 2Nd Edition: Confusion, Misdirection, Randomness, Sharing, Authentication And Steganography To Defend Privacy, talk us through the pros and cons of the new wireless.

Guests:

Sam Grobart and Peter Wayner

Hosted by:

Amy Holmes

Contributors:

Jen Poyant

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