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Point: Shoot: Upload. It's another cute Wi-Fi app
10/9/2005   Post a comment
Electronic shutterbugs don't have to hassle with sliding memory cards into their PCs anymore. Nikon and Kodak have recently released Wi-Fi enabled digital cameras that transmit pictures straight from the camera to your computer or printer through an adaptor.
Xilinx FPGA-powered Ghostrider competes in DARPA
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
10/7/2005   Post a comment
I love zoomy applications--and this one is literally one of the zoomiest I've seen. Xilinx Spartan-3 and Virtex-II Pro FPGAs are at the heart of an autonomous vehicle's vision algorithm, allowing the vehicle to 'see' its surroundings, even in adverse conditions.
Technology, old and new
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/7/2005   Post a comment
Think about how far technology has come in the last 35 years or so.
Robot challenge may aid industrial race
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
10/6/2005   Post a comment
Every so often in the search for new industrial technology, something fun happens along that might provide some real, tangible benefits. One such incidence is this weekend’s robotic race through the desert, sponsored by DARPA.
Staying an ARM's length ahead of the curve
10/5/2005   Post a comment
ARM's latest core, the Cortex-A8, was announced at the company's developer conference.
Congrats on the milestone!
10/5/2005   Post a comment
I just read that Aclatel has shipped it's 70 millionth DSL line.
Linux for the Little Guy
10/5/2005   Post a comment
Wind River announces consumer-products Linux platform; Green Hills/I-Logix deal gets VDC's blessings.
SEDs: Are they a plasma killer in Japan?
10/5/2005   Post a comment
With Canon set to launch an SED TV by year end, some are wondering whether SED will displace plasma displays in the Japanese market.
Convergence redux
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/5/2005   Post a comment
Pundits talk about convergence of video, audio, and multimedia every six months whether it’s needed or not. Once again “convergence” has been declared a major trend in various product groups including portable products.
Spectrum allocation pot boils - again
10/4/2005   Post a comment
Looks like the pot is starting to boil in spectrum allocation again (as if it ever stops!). This is good news for companies that design wireless products, of course, because it means the market will keep growing.
DVD format war mongering (and peaceful co-existence?)
10/3/2005   Post a comment
The news this week that Paramount Studios will be releasing movies in BOTH Blu-ray and HD DVD formats pretty much seals the deal here -- there really IS going to be a good old-fashioned format war for high def DVD.
IVR Hell
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/3/2005   Post a comment
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems were supposed to improve customer service and make it easier to solve problems. But long the way the Web has arrived and IVR is stuck in the 80s - and with some maddening "features."
Longtime U.S. resident made to feel like a stranger in a strange land
10/3/2005   Post a comment
I read Ron Wilson's article about the Semiconductor Industry Association (see Sept. 19, page 1) and would like to share my experiences regarding a problem faced by some workers in the semiconductor industry.
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