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posted in April 2009
Can Atom-based Symbian OS unleash a raft of new consumer devices?
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Will the Symbian operating system, like competitor Android help spawn a new generation of non-mobile phone consumer devices?
Analysis: Oracle looks back to the future
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4/20/2009   1 comment
Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems marks a strange step back to the future that raises questions about the outlook for Sun's hardware, Java software and the database giant itself.
Dell, HP drive growth for low-end CPUs
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
Dell announced a deal to sell its latest Intel Atom-based netbooks through China's top cellular carrier, and rival Hewlett-Packard rolled out a new line of thin-client computers, most based on Via's x86 processors, reinforcing the fact much of the growth in consumer and business computing is for low-end systems, especially in emerging markets.
HomeGroup Networking in Windows 7
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4/8/2009   Post a comment
Setting up a home network has a lot of advantages, but to date it is not a simple set up. Windows 7 has a useful feature to alleviate this problem. The feature, called "HomeGroup", lets you share content, such as pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers, to other computers running Windows 7 in the home. This method makes it easier to share material throughout the home.
Pentek : Clock synthesizer offers a choice of 80 frequencies
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
With the Model 7190 multifrequency clock synthesizer, Pentek offers designers working with A/D and D/A converters a high performance, highly precise source of clock signals in a small PMC format.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: RTS Hypervisor V 2.0 released for multicore and Intel ATOM processors
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
Hardware consolidation dramatically lowers system costs
Analysis: Aftershocks of IBM/Sun talks
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
With its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems apparently scuttled, executives at IBM and Microsoft are breathing a sigh of relief this morning while Sun's managers must figure out how to survive the on-going consolidation of the computer industry that is being accelerated by a steep recession.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: LynuxWorks LynxSecure 3.0 Separation Kernel/Hypervisor for High Assurance
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4/3/2009   Post a comment
Lynuxworks introduces full virtualization of guest operating systems for ultimate flexibility and code re-use


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Two swaggering technicians are dramatically humbled when they flip the power switch on a high-voltage simulator.

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The Case of the Nonexistent Component
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Every engineer has likely had the unfortunate experience of verifying a part's availability with a vendor, only to have the part ultimately wind up either not getting produced or ...

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The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
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To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

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Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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