Motorola picks Swindon to test out 4G


Motorola is testing 4G, also known as LTE – the Long-Term Evolution of 3G, at its lab in Swindon. The trials are using 2.6GHz spectrum, just above the range used by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (2.4GHz).

4G is competing with WiMax to replace 3G as the communications standard for the next generation of mobile phones. Vodafone’s also testing a 4G service, but it’s unlikely that consumers will start seeing this technology for at least a few years.

(via Computer Weekly)

O'Malley's Mash-up: Access your home computer from elsewhere


One of the big buzzwords surrounding web 2.0 is that of “the cloud” – the idea that the internet is replacing the hard drive, and we’re storing stuff online rather than on our desktop computers. Things like Google Docs, Flickr and Facebook means that it doesn’t matter what computer we’re sat at, we can always get hold of our spreadsheets, photos and people we haven’t seen since school.

But what if you want to do more heavy duty tasks? What if you need to access things stored on your actual home computer? There are some solutions out there, and that’s what I’m going to be looking at in this week’s mash-up.