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Adidas puts best foot forward with 'smart shoe'
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
Athletic shoemaker Adidas claims it has developed the world's first "smart shoe" that uses a microprocessor to adapt the shoe's cushioning level to a runner's size and stride.
Pentium board carries GPS, Ethernet, CAN bus, data-acq options
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
Based on a Pentium core, here's a feature-rich controller board in an EBX form-factor. It supports up to 32 channels of 16-bit A/D and four channels of 14-bit D/A, as well as an optional on-board GPS that can time-sync data-acq of geographically distant systems, as well as reveal location and altitude.
Celeron M-based CompactPCI plug-in breaks $1000 barrier
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5/14/2004   Post a comment
HHere's news of a 3U-sized CompactPCI (cPCI) single-board-computer (SBC) that delivers mid-range performance at an entry-level price. Thanks to the use of Intel's Mobile Optimized Micro Architecture, and power management, the board's Celeron M offers fast instruction execution at a reasonably low level of dissipation.
Intel-PXA255 processor board is (much) smaller than a credit card
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5/10/2004   Post a comment
Here's a review of one tiny microprocessor board. If you're not careful, the flat cables, headers, and other interconnects and mounting hardware in a system built around one of these boards can occupy more room than the board itself! This tiny board houses a 400-MHz Intel PXA255 XScale microprocessor, making this an incredibly powerful and power-stingy multi-media-ready micro-board.
Microsoft opens Windows on mobile and multimedia
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5/9/2004   Post a comment
Looking beyond the desktop, Microsoft Corp. pushed further into the mobile, multimedia future with a series of products and initiatives discussed at its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference here last week.
Microsoft details DRM for consumer devices
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5/7/2004   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp. provided technical details of its next-generation Windows Digital Rights Management software, its first to support paid-for content on consumer electronics devices.
Une étude montre que Linux est utilisé pour des applications critiques
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5/7/2004   Post a comment
Linux est utilisé pour exécuter des applications critiques dans des grandes entreprises, et pas uniquement pour la fourniture de services d'infrastructure, selon une étude récente de la société Forrester Research. Quelque 53% des 140 entreprises interrogées par Forrester exécutent des applications critiques sur Linux, et 52% optent pour Linux pour de nouvelles applications, explique Forrester dans son étude parue le 26 avril dernier.
National Instruments gives LabVIEW yet another shot in the arm
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5/3/2004   Post a comment
Data-acq and instrumentation company National Instruments is announcing the latest upgrade to its venerable LabVIEW automated instrumentation software. NI's latest spin, dubbed LabVIEW 7.1, is billed as a significant upgrade to the company's family of graphical development products.


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