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Legal issues associated with FemtoJack

The FemtoJack sounds like an excellent fit for people who want to grab advantage of wireless communication but don’t really care about its technological nitty-gritty.  The truth is, anyone can use the FemtoJack and anyone can easily use it! By paying an annual fee of 20 dollars only, cell phone user can enjoy calling. The best part: The installation needs no expertise.

A user just plugs FemtoJack into a computer USB slot, enters a code into the cell phone to activate the connection between mobile and device. It is similar to Bluetooth connectivity, and so long as the person is within eight feet of the computer it will automatically synchronize phone with FemtoJack.

The simple functioning of this femtocell device has raised concern of skeptics. The experts have put forth certain questions. Suppose a person is talking on cell phone by way of FemtoJack and then he or she just jumps into a car and then pulls away from the place they are at while continuing his/her phone conversation. Then what will happen? According to experts, two things might happen- either the call will be disconnected since he/she goes out from the scheduled range or the service will remain uninterrupted.

We will deal with the second possibility. The reason of uninterrupted connectivity is possible because the caller leaves femtojack’s range and lands into range of some of the other cellphone towers.

For cellphone service providers the phenomenon is tagged as seamless handoff. It is not a new occurrence and they can handoff signals between their own towers or even between towers of other carriers with whom they have shared service agreements.

For Ymax Corporation, the makers of FemtoJack, seamless handoff will not be simple. For seamless handoff to occur cell carriers and Ymax will have to come to agreement that benefits both parties. Presently IT experts do not see any such hope. Ymax and FemtoJack are targeting cell carriers as their direct competitors and incurring a huge source of revenue. Cell carriers are willing for any kind of agreement. This is a serious legal issue.

The topic of femtocell technology stipulates that there is also possibility that people can dodge laws and other regulatory measures.  Such is the view of legal experts. A real femtocell always falls into domain of a cell phone mobile operator that ensures compliance with the spectrum license and a high quality of service.  However FemtoJack approach will give scope for evasion within operator’s network.  It might not meet operators’ requirements for service quality, security, standards or regulatory compliance.

Benefits and problems are just two sides of same coin. With proper agreement for safe execution a FemtoJack service will be counted as a treasure house of benefit for net-savvy customers.

I was really close to being in the hospital last week because I was using my cell phone and was way to close to being in a really bad accident that would have surly landed me in the hospital. It was the close call I’ve needed to do something about my bad habit of driving and talking on my cell. I’m not sure which direction I want to go yet. I am considering a number of products right now. I would love your feed back if you have any experience with any of these products.

The first hands free set I’m considering is the Aliph Jawbone 2. When the first version of this headset came out in 06 it was considered one of the best bluetooth headsets on the market. The Jawbone 2 came out last year and has had some mixed reviews. It is known for it’s great ability to cancel out noise. My good pal Zack had the Jawbone and loved and decided he would upgrade to the latest model and was not impressed with it. He ended going onto ebay to get the older version that has me a little concerned especially when having to choke up so much money for this little bluetooth device.

You may be surprised to hear that I am actually considering an As Seen On TV product. The Jupiter Jack is a device made specifically for your car. You plug your cell phone into the Jupiter Jack and then then the device transmits your phone conversation through the speakers in your car through the radio. I am a little suspect about how well this device could work. I had a similar thing for my Ipod and it seemed like that when you got near a big city the other stations would bleed into the station you were playing your music through. The really attractive part about the Jupiter Jack is the price. You can buy 2 for 1 right now for twenty bucks plus that stupid ass shipping charge. I figure for the price it might almost be worth it. I like the idea of not having to wear an ear thingy and that I don’t have worry about draining my cell phone battery using the bluetooth. I wonder about Jupiter Jack claim that it can go for fifty hours of talk time on it’s battery. If anyone has had any luck with this product I’d love to know.

Those were the two main options I am considering. If anyone has any suggestions on other hands free accessories I should be considering I would love to hear from you. I need to move on this ASAP though because I really need to not drive and talk on my phone anymore. It’s probably my worst habit, a habit that could wind me up in the hospital or even worse.

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I had installed Yoper 3.0 on my PC, without additional software installation option. After installation, I try to add CDROM as channel through smart GUI tool. While selecting CDROM/DVD option in channel selection dialog, it was showing “no local media found!” message. It was applicable for command line smart also. Note: I checked the media, it was perfect with checksum. I attempted the CD with both CD Driver and DVD Combo drive. No use.

To my surprise, “system:/media/hdb” on location bar on konqueror was showing the content of installation media CD. But there was no such directory (/mnt/hdb) available. I confirmed the same with shell. Then I created /media/hdb manually and mounted the CD. that is it! all problems solved. I have installed ykde-standard from CD. Thanks a lot for the wonderful support from Musikolo in Yoper forum!

Today’s The Hindu report on IT Trends talks about 3D Printing. You can make 3D plastic objects at home as per your design. This printer makes you to capture the existing object like cell phone casing, boxes, plastic casing for fragile materials which are more common in households. Though this technology is used in Industry for prototyping, it has become available to lay man also with the cost around $5000 from http://www.desktopfactory.com/ .

Dr. Adrian Bowyer who is behind this technology has promised to release the technology under GNU license. That’s great! This price tag will come down to $400 since other manufacturers too start manufacturing the 3d Printer based on open sourced technology.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Read more: http://www.desktopfactory.com/ . http://fabathome.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

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