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PC architecture integrates a media center 'on wheels' - Part 2: building a unified system and connecting it to portable devices
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Consumers increasingly want to plug-in a myriad of devices in their cars--requiring a high level of integration between vehicles, content, applications, and the devices themselves. A PC-compatible system offers performance, flexibility, connectivity, and scalability to meet today's, and future, infotainment needs.
Updated: Emerson buys Motorola's embedded comms group
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
One of the oldest and most well established names in embedded computing, Motorola's Communications Computing group, is being acquired, for $350 million in cash, by Emerson.
PC architecture integrates a media center 'on wheels' - Part 1: coding/decoding content, rights management, and HMI challenges
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Consumers increasingly want to plug-in a myriad of devices in their cars--requiring a high level of integration between vehicles, content, applications, and the devices themselves. A PC-compatible system offers performance, flexibility, connectivity, and scalability to meet today's, and future, infotainment needs.
Text-entry algorithm takes aim at Qwerty
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
The venerable keyboard may be obsolete, according to Kannuu Inc., which is demonstrating a one-thumb text-entry technique.
Enriching the connected car driving experience: Part 2--Online content and applications
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9/13/2007   Post a comment
X86 platform architecture delivers a rich and interactive in-car experience in a way that's difficult for non-PC-compatible platforms--and bridges the gap between automotive and consumer product lifecycles.
Group drafts virtual machine standard
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Aiming to smooth the way for a new generation of software key to making best use of multi-core processors, a handful of top computing companies have drafted the Open Virtual Machine Format, an ad hoc standard for virtual machines that aims to automate the process of moving virtual machines between computers.
Bootstrapped learning beats AI
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
SRI International has won the role of system integrator for a new approach to AI funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency.
Enriching the connected car driving experience: Part 1 - connected platforms and the Rich Internet
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9/1/2007   Post a comment
X86 platform architecture delivers a rich and interactive in-car experience in a way that's difficult for non-PC-compatible platforms--and bridges the gap between automotive and consumer product lifecycles.


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Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
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