Although the failed effort may have been a work of "philosophical purity," it was overshadowed by HTML 5. Why are Web standards so darned hard to create?
Beyond the 3G capability, the 6263 offers a 1.3-megapixel camera, a Micro SD card, a 16-million-color internal display, Bluetooth, personal organizer applications, a digital music player, and an XHTML browser.
During a day of protests by taxi drivers in Paris, an Uber car carrying a technology executive was left with slashed tires and broken windows.
Violent treatment at a roadblock outside Paris makes an Eventbrite executive a bigger fan of the very Uber car service that taxi drivers were protesting.
After a political setback last week, Parisian taxi drivers protest new-era car services booked via smartphone apps. But the new UberPop ride-sharing service could bring even more disruptions.
The World Wide Web Consortium's fresh blood includes China Unicom, Netflix, LG Electronics, Facebook, and Zynga.
In a new approach, two Microsoft employees, an Apple employee, and an independent consultant now edit the W3C's "snapshot" version of the fundamental Web standard.
Marrying the broad reach of the Web with two narrow domains, members of the World Wide Web Consortium now have groups adapting Web technology for the automotive and publishing industries.
Don't expect a resolution to the Web standards fracas next year, but high-res images will happen, and new browsers might carve out a niche.
The "Home of the Future" is on the way. But how long will it take to get here?