Dec 30

Nokia ramps up its legal fight against Apple, claiming that almost all of its products infringe its patents. [From Nokia expands claim against Apple]

I guess the next move is for Apple to dig up even more patents it claims Nokia infringes. Apple has been in the computer business a lot longer than Nokia has been in the phone business, and smartphones are computers.

Dec 30

Today an 85Mbps Homeplug Turbo I bought in June 2007 died. Just the power light on, no powerline or ethernet lights. Its partner of the pair I originally bought died in October.

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A different make of HomePlug Turbo I bought in October 2007 failed in June.

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I’ve been replacing all these units with the cheapest generic Chinese devices on Amazon because I really like the speed and simplicity of mains networking.

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But it seems they don’t last longer than about two years

See HomePlug inside

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