TiVo: Bully of DVR design? Blog 8/24/2006 Post a comment TiVo threatens to really put the nail in the coffin of any future DVR innovation. Isn't the ability to simultaneously record and play on a hard disk really a generic capability of any DVR?
You go, Qwest Blog 8/23/2006 Post a comment In a world where every time I turn around I hear, 'There should be a law against...' Qwest's stance on whether or not legislation is required to keep subscriber data for a year is refreshing.
LCD Displays, Blu-ray, and HDMI 1.3, oh my! Blog 8/23/2006 Post a comment With August winding down and Labor Day only a couple of weeks away, there's not a lot of news on the Digital TV front right now. Obviously, this will pick-up in mid-September at C.E.D.I.A. as we hear more about Blu-ray Disc, 1080p plasma displays, and version 1.3 of HDMI. Right now, however, much of the news seems to be centered on LCD displays.
I do not enjoy doing this Blog 8/21/2006 Post a comment Cadence's decision to exclude its major competitors from CDNLive! continues its bewildering behavior that ignores functioning traditions in the EDA industry
The 21st century Lucky Strike Blog 8/21/2006 Post a comment When I observe standard mobile-phone behavior among the natives of most Western nations--from France to Italy to the U.S.A.--I can't help but think of arctic wolves prowling the tundra, peeing on shrubs.
Look at what NFC does for diabetes Blog 8/16/2006 Post a comment Cambridge Consultants unveiled an innovative medical device concept for managing diabetes that uses NFC, the close-proximity wireless communications standard, to integrate glucometers and insulin pumps.
A future of 3D viewing Blog 8/16/2006 1 comment I had an interesting meeting this week with the Philips 3D Solutions group. Ever since I was a kid, 3D has held a certain fascination for me. I remember seeing "The House of Wax" in 1953 with Vincent Price. From that day onwards, 3D has always stuck with me.
Fallout Blog 8/9/2006 Post a comment The ink hardly dried on the complaint that Nokia filed against Qualcomm in a Delaware state court before Nokia announced it would drop half its San Diego workers in restructuring.
An early look at C.E.D.I.A Blog 8/9/2006 Post a comment Just when you think its calm and you can focus on writing stories and columns, I am starting to hear from PR companies already about C.E.D.I.A (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Assn.) show, which will be held in Denver, CO next month.
The dog days of summer Blog 8/2/2006 Post a comment These are the dog days of Summer with temperatures in the upper 90s and low 100s. It's a time when many people go on vacation or "go on holiday" --as some like to call it.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...