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Notion Ink Adam update

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I got my Notion Ink Adam tablet a few months ago.

Tablets have finally evolved to a level to be useful. I use my tablet mostly as an ebook, secondary display, and music/video player.

Notion Ink has been refining and improving their Android port over the last several months. I have been updating my tablet with the official OS as they are released. This time around I decided to try an unofficial Android port- boy was I glad that I did.

The unofficial OS I installed is called ‘Beast’ and it is one of the slickest, most useful, and most stable tablet interfaces I have used. I am absolutely delighted and I am now eagerly awaiting the release of Android Honeycomb for the Notion Ink Adam.

If neurons talk using RFID…are we zapping our brains with our phone yapping?? !!

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I stumbled across this article today about how neurons in brains do not rely just on physical connections to talk to each other. They interact with each other with their version of electro-magnetic coupling similar to Near Field Communication (NFC)or RFID.

NFC or RFID type technologies can be prone to interference from various gadgets or devices. This new discovery about neural communication may bring into focus how electronic devices affect our brains and cognitive abilities. Is it time to think about how our society designs and uses the billions of cell phones ?

Here is the article from Caltech:

Neurobiologists Find that Weak Electrical Fields in the Brain Help Neurons Fire Together – Caltech Media Relations.

Home wireless overhaul successful !

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I had been struggling with the poor wi-fi at home for a while. After some looking around I got a refurbished Netgear WNDR3300 dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n wireless router from www.newegg.com for about $30.

The stock firmware on the router is mediocre so flashed it with DD-WRT. Now I have super-fast connectivity to my computers and phones. Ya for awesome free open sourcey stuff !

Now for my geeky friends here is my setup: This router has 2 independent radios  so after flashing the firmware to DD-WRT I configured a client bridge setup to the interweb on the 802.11g radio . On the other radio (802.11a/b/g/n) I setup a mixed 802.11g/n 2.4Ghz access point

Netgear WNDR3300

Netgear WNDR3300

because my Android phone cannot do 5Ghz 802.11n

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