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Whats Wimax..Im guessing Wireless Tech.

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CHIP GIANT Intel has regained its confidence and started spending money like water again.
According to the Wall Street Journal, it has found a cool billion dollars this year to invest in startups and the like.

That's despite the fact that like the Grand Old Duke of York, it had 10,000 men (and women) who it marched right up to the front gate and wouldn't let in again.

The biggest investment this year, said the Journal, is in an operation called Clearwire to help push WiMAX.

It had better spend some money quick on PR, because in Blighty, at least, mums are up in arms in case wi-fi burns up their darlings' brains.

According to the Journal, Intel Capital president Arvind Sodhani reckons it might cost $5 billion to set up a US WiMAX net
Here:http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36009
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiMAX
    
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SO.....another technology that's gonna be worse than my cable connection, caues you have to share bandwidth...lol.
Oh well, at least they're working on portable internet.
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Whats Wimax..Im guessing Wireless Tech.

Here:http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36009
Does anybody know if there is any scientific basis for the concerns over negative health implications of wi-fi?

Thanks.

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Does anybody know if there is any scientific basis for the concerns over negative health implications of wi-fi?

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.......cell phones
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Does anybody know if there is any scientific basis for the concerns over negative health implications of wi-fi?

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Sorry I'm confused... how can wi-fi have any health implications?
    
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Sorry I'm confused... how can wi-fi have any health implications?
Wireless (radio, microwave, etc) signals can supposedly have a negative effect on the brain. I'm not sure on specifics, but cell phones are often credited with causing cancer. (In extreme cases, as far as I know. No major worries for the normal user.)
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.......cell phones
Actually we had this canadian guy in our school the other day.. he was cool! he said aboot

Anyway, he did some research and found that cell phones actually improve performance at remembering stuff and the like in men, where as there was no change with women..
    
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Wireless (radio, microwave, etc) signals can supposedly have a negative effect on the brain. I'm not sure on specifics, but cell phones are often credited with causing cancer. (In extreme cases, as far as I know. No major worries for the normal user.)
ahh... I see lol... (I'm in electrical engineering and the term wi-fi actually has nothing to do with the technology) I was kind of wondering what was going on but yeah I know how people try to accredit radio waves with causing cancer... I guess an over exposure would but I really don't see how cell phones or IEEE 802.11 (wireless lan or as you guys said wi-fi) can cause it.
    
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Actually we had this canadian guy in our school the other day.. he was cool! he said aboot

Anyway, he did some research and found that cell phones actually improve performance at remembering stuff and the like in men, where as there was no change with women..
Wow, I'd love to see the international scientific community verify his findings. That'd be pretty amazing. Perhaps it's a psychological effect of using cell phones, rather than an actually physical effect?

Yeah, basically we know that exposure to microwave radiation like the stuff in your microwave oven and coming out of your mobile (cell) phone can have a detrimental effect on the body's cells in sufficient doses and over a sufficient length of time, but is there any hard, scientific evidence for the concerns of these UK (Blighty) mother's the article mentions; that some forms of wi-fi could be harmful to the human (developing or otherwise) brain?

I just wondered .

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