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Android 4.0 running on AMD Brazos platform spotted
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1/21/2012   9 comments
Despite Intel’s best efforts to cozy up to Google and focus the firm’s entire ultra-mobile strategy on Android, CPU rival AMD is showing it doesn’t need a partnership to run Google’s latest and greatest iteration on its own platform.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets free NFC stack
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1/17/2012   2 comments
Inside Secure SA, a fabless supplier of near field communications (NFC) chips, has announced a free, open-source NFC protocol stack that it has made available for version 4.0 of the Google Android platform that is otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
In-vehicle infotainment software architecture: Genivi and beyond - Part 2
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1/16/2012   Post a comment
With cars increasingly becoming networked IT entities, security is becoming an indispensable issue for car electronics developers. This also applies for the infotainment domain as the connector between vehicle and the outside world. In the second part of this article, different models are discussed on how to protect the software.
Capacitive proximity detection spurs automotive convenience features
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1/12/2012   4 comments
A broad range of motion detection depends on an astute application of technology. Moisture and rapid temperature changes are challenges.
Ballmer foretells new era in computing, entertainment and smartphones in final Microsoft CES keynote
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1/10/2012   6 comments
Steve Ballmer’s delivery of the last Microsoft CES keynote, 17 years after Bill Gates first took to the stage in 1995 with a CES workshop, signified the end of an era, and the beginning of a new stage in Microsoft’s story, a stage in which it emerges fully from behind the WinTel duopoly and competes toe to toe in the smartphone, entertainment and mobile computing arenas, a competition defined as much by ecosystems as it is by technology.
Nokia buys Nordic OS developer
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1/9/2012   3 comments
Nokia has bought mobile phone software developer Smarterphone AS (Oslo, Norway), for an undisclosed sum.
Will Windows 8 be on demo or display only at CES?
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1/9/2012   2 comments
One of the hot topics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, the Redmond giant’s first to run on both the x86 and ARM platforms, able to scale from PCs to tablets, with the advantage of touch optimization.
Asus reveals 2012 tablet roadmap
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1/8/2012   3 comments
Jumping the gun on CES, Asustek computer has unveiled its tablet roadmap for 2012 at a press event in Taipei, Taiwan.
Scarcity value ramps Raspberry Pi price on Ebay
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1/4/2012   7 comments
A pre-production batch of the low-cost credit-card sized computers being developed by British not-for-profit foundation Raspberry Pi is set to raise thousands of dollars for the charity by being sold on the internet-auction site Ebay.
Top ten Embedded Internet articles for 2011
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1/3/2012   1 comment
Here are the ten most popular (by views) technical How-To articles on Embedded Internet Designline for 2011.
In-vehicle infotainment software architecture: Genivi and beyond - Part 1
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1/3/2012   2 comments
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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.

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