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Compact but powerful industrial Pentium M board bows in
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3/24/2004   Post a comment
Need a powerful Pentium M single-board computer with virtually every PC hook and bell-and-whistle imaginable? Need one that will work in harsh industrial applications? If so, take a looksee at Arista's newest mainboard based on an Intel 82855GM and 82801DB chipset.
Pentium 4 board to run Windows, Linux
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3/9/2004   Post a comment
Board maker Kontron America is pre-announcing its Model PCI-953 product, a processing board the company says will be available in the second quarter of this year. When it's released, the PICMG 1.0 board is designed to support a range of applications requiring ISA bus support, with high-performance processing.
Thales rolls single/dual PowerPC G4 board/node
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3/9/2004   Post a comment
Thales Computers, a vendor of PowerPC and Pentium-based VMEbus commercial off-the-shelf computing systems for OEMs and system integrators, introduces a single/dual 1-GHz PowerPC G4 high-end computing node featuring lots of connectivity and low power.
WinSystems shows fanless 1-GHz x86-compatible embedded PC
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3/9/2004   Post a comment
Board maker WinSystems has a nifty new 1-GHz fanless x86-compatible industrial single-board computer. Designed to balance sometimes conflicting requirements in industrial designs for a high-performance processor, while operating without a fan to cool the CPU and chipset, this board may fill the bill for quite a few hardened embedded PC-compatible applications.
Autonomous vehicles to put embedded technology to the test
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3/9/2004   Post a comment
Ground-based transportation will take a new turn this week, as 20 driverless vehicles " described as supercomputers on wheels " race across the southern California desert in a million-dollar, winner-take-all competition sponsored by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Microsoft's Windows Media 9 may become mandatory for HD DVD
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3/2/2004   Post a comment
The DVD Forum said its steering committee has provisionally approved Microsoft's Windows Media 9 as one of the mandatory elements of a high-definition DVD spec for future HD DVD players. From Paris, Junko Yoshida reports.


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Future Engineers: Donít 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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