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Really fast food
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
One of the most pressing problems of civilization as we know it is about to be solved by ZigBee technology. Namely, "How do you pay your restaurant bill when the waiter/waitress has gone missing?"
Audio Blog: Bluetooth extends its usefulness
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
I came across a really cool software product recently, one that seamlessly connects your cell phone with your desktop PC.
Latest Greatest
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Green Hills supports VxWorks 6; Phoenix becomes Microsoft Windows embedded partner; Sun supports MontaVista Linux.
We're not in Kansas any more
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
The VON show in Boston last week was actually a true testimony to how far VoIP has come. It's come so far that it's actually falling off the map . . . sort of.
We'll Always Have Boston
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Green Hills highlight at ESC Boston; Aonix targets Linux, Eclipse; Green Hills, I-Logix hold UML workshops.
Music should replace the cameras
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
The next "new" thing has arrived (sort of)--streaming audio files (music) to the handsets.
TV on a popstick
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
A mobile TV trial in the UK is an interesting concept that raises a few questions about practicality and a good deal of curiosity about the technology.
Tech's abandoned institutions
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Telcordia vice president Bob Lucky's eulogy for the Bell Labs Holmdel, N.J., facility in the September IEEE Spectrum also bade farewell to the Army's Fort Monmouth Labs.
Mulling private equity? Proceed with caution
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Your article about private equity finance (see Sept. 5, page 1) mentions some of the potential benefits of this funding source to startups but is less explicit about some of the potential drawbacks.
Whizzy cars, dizzy drivers
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
There is some kind of morbid fascination to the automotive-electronics market.
Canon Expo and next-generation displays
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9/24/2005   Post a comment
The company previewed many of its new consumer and business products with the focus, of course, on digital imaging. Canon has a new logo -- 'image ANYWARE.' This obviously refers Canon's prowess in digital cameras, camcorders, and home/office printing capabilities. Going forward, the 'image ANYWARE' will also include display products
This can't be 3G
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
I know it's a not a real 3G system, but it's supposed to be some reasonable facsimile.
Microsoft: Playing with Embedded Division?
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Corporate reorg puts group under command of Xbox exec.
The mobile workstation
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Just because we can put all these gadgets in our automobiles doesn't mean we should.
Autumn Leaves
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Nokia joins Eclipse; Wind River CEO presents to Bank of America; PC/104 seeks entries for embedded-software award; Microsoft gives Wipro of India Gold Status in embedded partner program.
Mother's Day everyday
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
The massive annual assault on the PSTN on Mother's Day has something to tell us about trying to cram data, voice and video into IP communications pipes.
I stand corrected
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9/19/2005   Post a comment
There's now a shipping set of Bluetooth headphones, and I was quite impressed with the quality.
Software daggers
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
A new word has entered the technology lexicon: bluestabbing. It involves cell phones and, not too surprisingly, Bluetooth.
Let me introduce myself (and our latest Designline)
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
By now, you may be familiar with our Designline series, where we take a "heads-down" approach to design, in a vertical market segment or application area.
VoIP is coming!
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
I can just hear old Paul Revere shouting, "VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming!" as myself and a whole bunch of other people descend on Boston for the Fall 2005 VON show.
The world is going 1080p
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
C.E.D.I.A. opened this past week in Indianapolis, IN, and fostered several themes. The two most important themes were: iPOD connectivity, and displays with resolutions of 1080p. If there ever could be two technologies that are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, it's these two technologies.
September Songs
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
Mobile's killer app
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
There are plenty of companies eager to cash in on mobile applications.
No. 2 sounds real good
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
Alcatel just launched a line of Fast Ethernet switches that it hopes will make Power over Ethernet a staple in enterprise wiring closets the world over.
Emergency comms must be simple, portable
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
Re. "Storm of controversy over comms" [Sept. 5, page 1]: I've worked emergency operations support off and on since I was in high school in the early 1980s.
Palm OS Changes Hands
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
Access of Japan acquires PalmSource; MontaVista releases Pro 4.0 RTOS; EclipseCon call for papers; and more.
Lest we forget . . .
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
Last week's nightmare in New Orleans continues to weigh heaviliy on my heart.
I find myself in a bit of a pickle
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
I agreed to test a HomePlug system, one that extends Wi-Fi to any dead spots in the home.
Falling Ahead
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
Device makers get Daylight Savings Time extension; Fed approves Green Hills software; kit for Win Embedded; Trolltech mulls IPO.
Immortal Works
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9/5/2005   Post a comment
Gather 'round, engineering innovators, and listen as we reveal how you can achieve instant fame, courtesy of EE Times.
Some iPod users vote to unplug the interface; others say it's fine
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9/5/2005   Post a comment
In Embedded Insights (see July 25, page 66), Jim Turley laments the user interface of the iPod.
News from IFA in Berlin
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), which is held every two years, has opened this week in Berlin. IFA is the largest Consumer Electronics show or trade fair in the world.
Some kind of miracle?
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Okay..I'm sitting here watching coverage of the hurricane relief efforts and people are calling CNN from payphones? From phones in the Ritz-Carlton? And people are blogging from waterlogged buildings. I don't get it.
Pre-Labor Day Labors
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Eurotech joins DSO bandwagon; Microsoft re-issues WinXP embedded security updates; Wind stock bounces back.
Trusted by whom?
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Trusted by whom? Will remote attestation put still more power in the hands of parties who haven't earned it?


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