Issue #5 04-11-00 @ 2:35 AM(cst)
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United States Supreme Court Goes On-line
|The United States Supreme Court will enter the Information Age on April 17, 2000. That is the date www.supremecourtus.gov goes on-line. The Internet site will provide decisions by 12:00 p.m. the day they are announced. |
In addition to decisions, the Internet site will provide the court's argument calendar, schedules, rules, visitors' guides and bar admission forms.
|A consortium of companies including Cisco, Compaq, Intel Corp., 3COM, Advanced MicroDevices Inc., Motorola, Texas Instruments, Radio Shack, Diamond Multimedia, Intellon, Conexant, and Enikia, hopes to connect all of a home's electrical appliances to a home Network with a technology called HomePlug.|
The technology uses the electrical outlets in a home to connect appliances and computers to the Internet. HomePlug creates a way for multiple appliances to share a single Internet connection without having to wire everything to a central modem.
Another new technology, the opto-chip, promises ''unlimited bandwidth'' to surf the net. The opto-chip converts electric signals into optical transmissions at a rate of 100 gigabytes of information per second.
''These electro-optic modulators will permit real-time communication. You won't have to wait for your computer to download even the largest files,'' said Larry Dalton, a chemist at the University of Washington and University of Southern California who helped lead the study.
Quote of the Day
|The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.|
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