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(C|Net)   Forbes puts free wifi hotspots in some issues of their magazine. At least, that's what they want you to think they are   (news.cnet.com) divider line 20
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2013-04-30 08:50:58 AM
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Now really wants a Nokia Lumina for some reason.
 
2013-04-30 08:57:43 AM
Next they're going to tell us that Norm was a drunk, Dan Fielding was a sex addict and Alf had a feline fetish.
 
2013-04-30 08:58:25 AM

Mugato: Next they're going to tell us that Norm was a drunk, Dan Fielding was a sex addict and Alf had a feline fetish.


whoops, wrong thread.
 
2013-04-30 09:08:35 AM
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2013-04-30 09:12:38 AM

Mugato: Mugato: Next they're going to tell us that Norm was a drunk, Dan Fielding was a sex addict and Alf had a feline fetish.

whoops, wrong thread.


Actually, it kinda applies here too.
 
2013-04-30 09:31:03 AM
I'd like to have the hardware, just for educational purposes.  However, it looks like they targeted specific people and businesses to send the limited run of Wi-Fi enabled mags to.
 
2013-04-30 09:31:17 AM
Look at the size of that LiPo battery.

Isn't anyone scared?
 
2013-04-30 10:00:05 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Look at the size of that LiPo battery.

Isn't anyone scared?


Microsoft bombs again.
 
2013-04-30 10:07:19 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Look at the size of that LiPo battery.

Isn't anyone scared?


If you see someone stapling something to the magazine, yeah.
 
2013-04-30 10:19:17 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: StoPPeRmobile: Look at the size of that LiPo battery.

Isn't anyone scared?

If you see someone stapling something to the magazine, yeah.




The correct term is clip.

What's to stop a child from doing that?
 
2013-04-30 10:25:25 AM
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media.washtimes.com
 
2013-04-30 11:39:52 AM

physt: <stoptryingtomakeoffice360happenitsnotgoingtohappen.jpg>


Office 365 makes a lot of sense for a lot of organizations. Even for ones that would have the in-house resources of running Exchange.
 
2013-04-30 11:40:17 AM
Weren't magazines already wasteful enough?
 
2013-04-30 11:52:30 AM
What's a magazine?

/last bought one in the 2000s.
 
2013-04-30 12:29:33 PM
It'd be interesting to see if someone can hack one for unlimited use.
 
2013-04-30 12:55:54 PM
HA!  <│8'D  HA!
I'M USING

Forbes' insoluble dry wifi hotspots.

 
2013-04-30 01:16:03 PM
Christ, I can only imagine the tech support calls if this idea takes hold ("Hide your ugly old wifi router inside a book!") and becomes the standard.

"My book stopped working!"  or "I can't tell if the lights are blinking - I don't see any lights!".

CSS:

I would hope that end users would become more computer literate as technology becomes more readily available, but no. Just yesterday, I overhead a coworker ask another, "How do I make this go away?" while gesturing at a Word document. It took about 10 minutes to realize that what the coworker actually wanted to do was delete the entire file 'because she didn't need it anymore' ... and another 30 minutes to  realize that when she said 'anymore', she meant for the immediate future - as in, a week down the road, she might need that file again. I was not handling her issue, only eavesdropping while working on my own project, and even eavesdropping I wanted to bang my head against the wall by some  of the 'helpful' answers she gave.
 
2013-04-30 01:22:06 PM
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Free tech gadgets with a magazine? Why that's such a cutting edge new idea, Forbes. You're soooo hip with the times.
 
2013-04-30 01:42:51 PM

MrEricSir: [imageshack.us image 500x375]

Free tech gadgets with a magazine? Why that's such a cutting edge new idea, Forbes. You're soooo hip with the times.


That reminds me of Sony's "media tagger".  I forget what it was called.  You'd click it when you heard a good song on the radio then plug it into your computer.  It would let you sift through the playlists of participating radio stations to figure out what the song was based on the time of the click.  I think it may have also had support for commercials on some TV networks.  Apparently it was bad enough that Sony bribed people to turn in the devices.
 
2013-04-30 09:10:35 PM
Yep, don't want to be the first chump to buy one of these at the airport gift shop.
 
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