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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 1998

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  • Mobile Computing: Technologies for a Disconnected Society

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 19 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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  • UMTS: the fusion of fixed and mobile networking

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 49 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) represents the emerging European standard for next generation cellular systems that transmit data as well as voice on a global basis. The UMTS goals involve the integration of evolved versions of today's second generation digital cellular systems, together with new terrestrial and satellite components. They also address a fusion of the mobile a... View full abstract»

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  • Stuck in the mud [virtual communities]

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 70 - 72
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    As netizens maneuver through an ever expanding web of information, they continually negotiate the duality of their online and physical lives. Increasingly immersive online environments have encouraged the rise of artificial societies. Anonymity, equality, and the ability to interact with everyone from everywhere allow netizens to explore their alter egos through cyberegos. Sociologists and psychol... View full abstract»

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  • Powerline communications: finally ready for prime time?

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 10 - 11
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (4)
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    Recently announced technology that provides Internet access via electric power lines now adds utility companies to the industries staking a claim to the potentially lucrative Internet “pipe” market. A test of the new technology is under way in a network of over 200 homes and schools, conducted by British codevelopers Nortel and Norweb Communications. High access costs have limited Inte... View full abstract»

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  • MNCRS: industry specifications for the mobile NC

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 73 - 77
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    In June 1997 an industry consortium announced that it was working on a mobile extension of the Open Group's Network Computer Reference Profile (NCRP) to address the unique requirements of the many new mobile computing devices. This specification will propose a set of standards for developers deploying a Java based light weight network computing solution for mobile use. It will also include a new s... View full abstract»

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  • Handling the load

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 91 - 93
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    The Internet's available bandwidth is sometimes just barely enough to sustain the load we're imposing on it. Who's the culprit? The Web, of course, with all its bandwidth devouring technologies. Solving the Web's load problems is no simple task. However, given the speed at which Web sites are adopting bandwidth hungry technology, we can expect serious trouble on the Internet within a few years. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile networking through Mobile IP

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 58 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (74)  |  Patents (75)
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    Mobile IP is a proposed standard protocol that builds on the Internet Protocol by making mobility transparent to applications and higher level protocols like TCP. Mobile IP (RFC 2002) is a standard proposed by a working group within the Internet Engineering Task Force; it allows the mobile node to use two IP addresses: a fixed home address and a care-of address that changes at each new point of at... View full abstract»

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  • Toward ubiquitous environments for mobile users

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 22 - 32
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    A computational paradigm that lets processes migrate with users would support truly ubiquitous computing environments. The article investigates the technical problems that must be solved to accommodate this model and examines some systems that are addressing the problems now. The review of current systems addressing these issues reveals that it is now possible to engineer a system in which the use... View full abstract»

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  • An adaptive mechanism for Web browser cache management

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 78 - 81
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (15)
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    Current proxy server and client caching techniques do not incorporate the dynamics of document selection and modification. The adaptive model proposed in the article uses document life histories to optimize cache performance. We briefly describe existing “semi intelligent” caching strategies and then propose a mechanism for adaptive cache management. Our approach attempts to improve ca... View full abstract»

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  • Anthropoid agents

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 94 - 95
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    In the study of agents on the Internet, we often ascribe to them human qualities, such as beliefs and intentions. These qualities are best understood as metaphors that give developers a way to talk about and design the capabilities and applications of agents. Despite all the progress in computing, users have been slow to accept the technology. They have often accepted what was thrown at them, but ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic adaptation of network connections in mobile environments

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 39 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (6)
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    Most network applications assume continuous connectivity-an assumption that does not “migrate” to wireless environments. The authors present the design of a communication layer for mobile computing that dynamically adapts to changes in network connections. Our work was part of AMIGOS (Advanced Mobile Integration in General Operating Systems), a collaboration between researchers at the ... View full abstract»

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  • Shaping the Internet: the dynamics

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 87 - 90
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    Earlier, the author discussed five components of an Internet architecture (middleware; user interface; delivery system; application; and data). He completes that schema by describing the four dynamics: user processes, software development; data management; and system management. The distinction between components and dynamics can be illuminated by an analogy: if the components are features in a la... View full abstract»

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  • Legislating software standards

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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    The author has never owned a PC. He has only worked on mainframes, minis, Lisp machines, and Unix boxes. Now that PCs have become ubiquitous, he has to work on them too. It is hard to understand how such a sorry substitute for an operating system has become so widely accepted that the US government feels compelled to intercede in an attempt to prevent Microsoft from extending the “Windows mo... View full abstract»

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  • Warning: graphic content [Web formats]

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 85 - 86
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    The author discusses graphic formats common to the World Wide Web, as well as a new format in the offing. He considers the Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) standard image format developed by CompuServ, JPEG standard and the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format View full abstract»

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  • Virtual network computing

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 33 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (255)  |  Patents (123)
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    VNC is an ultra thin client system based on a simple display protocol that is platform independent. It achieves mobile computing without requiring the user to carry any hardware. VNC provides access to home computing environments from anywhere in the world, on whatever computing infrastructure happens to be available-including, for example, public Web browsing terminals in airports. In addition, V... View full abstract»

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  • Who owns the Internet?

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 82 - 84
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    While everyone's attention is fixed on Microsoft versus DOJ, the really important contest is taking place amongst the telco, telecommunications and software giants. Because most IP data travels over long-haul lines, the Internet is actually the telephone companies. Who owns the telephone companies? The Telecommunications Act of 1996 actually puts ownership of the Internet up for grabs. The paper c... View full abstract»

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