Wireless Summer

Getting mixed signals? Here are the latest ways to connect--at home, on the road or in Fiji

As Bill Maggs slides behind the wheel of his Audi S4, his Palm is at work answering the critical question of the morning: Route 280 or 101? The PDA's wireless Etak Traffic Touch function surveys competing routes from his San Francisco home to his Silicon Valley office and beams down constantly updated reports on which one is less clogged. En route, Maggs is a flurry of wireless connectivity. He chats on his Motorola cell phone and answers e-mail on his Internet-enabled Palm. If he likes a song he hears on the radio, he can order it on Amazon with a few...

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