Even as it has grown to more than 200 million users and become the global leader in social-networking Web sites, many people see it as just a nifty way for people to share information and images among far-flung friends and acquaintances.
Ever spent an afternoon at the driving range hitting microchip-embedded golf balls that can be tracked on a screen right next to your tee? Ever used a GPS-enabled cart out on the course to calculate your ball’s distance to the next green? Ever lost a ball, then whipped on special high-tech glasses that filter out foliage? Note to players still carrying paper scorecards: Golf has gone over to the geek side.
Washington will be the first U.S. city to get free digital TV broadcasts for mobile devices like cell phones, laptop computers and in-car entertainment systems, broadcasters were set to announce Monday.