Top of the tech news…
- Did you see NASA’s hypersonic speed test Saturday? Maybe you heard it! The X-43A scramjet flew at Mach 7 for 11 seconds shattering the plane speed record (and a few ear drums).
- Forget a chicken in every pot, how about broadband for all? President Bush is calling for affordable universal broadband access by 2007. He also said “Congress must not tax access to broadband technology if we want to spread it around.” He also said “The more the price goes down, the more users there will be.”
- Microsoft is ready to rev Windows CE. Version 5, code named Macallan (isn’t that a Scotch?), is a lightweight Windows for phones, PDAs and other small devices . It will ship this summer. Among other improvements this version will support a version of DirectX for improved 3D graphics.
- What happened to Google? It’s simpler, cleaner. Don’t they know busier is better?