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Japan Plans Wireless Test Network

The Japanese government plans to set up a ?ubiquitous special zone? which will be used to test mobile web applications and see what sort of consumer-friendly technologies can be developed in such a network, reports Japan Economic Newswire. Examples given in the article include:

--Produce will carry IC tags that phones will be able to read, allowing people will be able to check the names of producers and how the produce has been grown.
--Sensors will monitor pedestrian movements and send data to onboard terminals in cars to control their speed in an effort to prevent traffic accidents.
--Senior citizens living by themselves will have sensors checking their blood pressure and pulse data which will be constantly sent to hospitals, allowing doctors to take action if there is a problem.

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2) AT&T makes customer portal available to PDA users
3) GDC FOCUS ON: Game Advertising Summit to Highlight Industry Research, Perspectives From Independent In-Game Ad Service
4) Infospace?s U.S. Games Division Sold To Twistbox
5) Future mobile games to be inspired by Wii

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