Smart hinge? There are keyboard cases that make iPad just like MacBook Pro, like the following one. Similar models have been on market for 2 years. I guess Microsoft copied the idea on their surface.
Oooh...the GriD - that was a fun bit of machinery back in the mid-80s. I did a fair amount of business doing custom GriDs for electric utility companies. They had two empty ROM sockets onboard and a nifty little link to MS-DOS to make them run the software embedded in the ROMS. Chuck out my last unit about six years ago - sob - could have used it to kill this *#$! squirrel that keeps coming in my Window(s 8) VM....
I have a problem with the article's title: “Slideshow: 10 things you should know about Win 8”. It is 10 pages of mostly not Win 8 content.
Page 1 – Mentions Win 8. Talks about Win 8 running on ARM-based SoCs. Talks about microprocessors.
Page 2 – About Win 8. Discusses Win RT and Win 8 for x86.
Page 3 – Mentions Win 8, but it’s a trip down memory lane.
Page 4 – No Win 8. Another trip down memory lane.
Page 5 – Mentions Win 8, but it’s about the form factor of the platform.
Page 6 – Mentions Win 8, but it’s about selecting embedded hardware to run popular OSs.
Page 7 – No Win 8. It’s about Microsoft’s hardware.
Page 8 – About Win 8 and the user interface, window’s experience, and performance.
Page 9 – No Win 8. It’s about tablets.
Page 10 – Mentions Win 8 but it’s really about an application of Win 8.
Bottom line, this article has a bogus title and teaches you very little about Win 8.
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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.