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    Location awareness is a component of presence technology that delivers information about a device's physical location to another user or application. The location is usually determined by one of th...

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    WML (Wireless Markup Language), formerly called HDML (Handheld Devices Markup Languages), is a language that allows the text portions of Web pages to be presented on cellular telephones and persona...

  • microblogging

    Microblogging is a web service that allows the subscriber to broadcast short messages to other subscribers of the service. (Continued)

  • Fuel cells still years away for mobile devices

    While fuel cell manufacturers have long fought to consumerize the technology, they're finally finding success in niche professional markets.

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