Facts and rumors Blog 2/24/2006 Post a comment Interim licensing agreements are now in place for those manufacturers and suppliers of hardware and software of AACS so that HD DVD can launch in March. And, to that end, Toshiba announces late March availability of HD DVD.
Great Firewall of China Blog 2/20/2006 Post a comment Key words: freedom, democracy, Taiwan independence. Counterproductive, grandstanding, baloney. The first few key words are just a test to see if I'll be able to read this story when I head to China next month. I'll search for it on Yahoo! and Google to see if they are fulfilling their promise to the Chinese government to filter out "politically sensitive" material.
The great underhanded set shot Blog 2/20/2006 Post a comment When I was a lad, I was nutso for basketball and we played ball at Morrill playground. There were two baskets, one on the Rockwell Street side of the playground and the other on the Maplewood Street side--with a half city block between baskets. Needless to say, a fast break was an exhausting experience. We limited full-court games to one a week.
Why people prefer watching TV on TV Blog 2/20/2006 Post a comment As TV begins to migrate from the big 35-inch screens of the living room to the tiny 2-inch screens of cell phones and portable media players, it should be clear that there's nothing undesirable about the intermediate 17-inch screen size of the PC.
I want a "find problem" button Blog 2/14/2006 Post a comment Three of my five children still live at home, and my mom just moved in as well. Today Agilent announced that with event identification software, it can identify signal integrity problems.
Humans still thrive on decimals Blog 2/13/2006 Post a comment
When it comes to representing, storing and manipulating numbers in computers, most engineers use some form of binary (base-2) representation. This is especially true when performing engineering or scientific calculations, in which case binary floating-point representations adhering to IEEE 754 are the norm. Binary floating-point representations have the advantage of being very efficient in terms of storage requirements. Furthermore, calculations performed on these representations are usually
HD DVD's and Blu-ray Disc's dirty little secret Blog 2/8/2006 Post a comment This week I want to talk about the trusty Component Video connector that we've become accustomed to over the past 10 years, and how it relates both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Forgetting the impeding 'Format War' for a moment, one of the big problems with both of these formats is Component Video.
The demise of CableCARD Blog 2/2/2006 Post a comment I've been going through various press material from CES over the last couple of weeks, I've noticed a trend among many TV manufacturers for their upcoming 2006 models. It appears that many brands a removing the Digital Cable Ready with CableCARD functionality from many of its new HDTVs.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.