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  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Updated: The best Black Friday deals on Apple iPads, MacBooks, Mac desktops
    Published. November 24, 2017

    Apple is providing store gift cards with purchases at full price, so here are other options is you are looking to score a tablet or computer for less than the regular price....


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: How to use load switches and eFuses in your set-top box design
    Published. November 23, 2017

    Sitting in front of a TV is easy. Changing the channel is easy. Recording four shows at once while watching one show on your TV and streaming another show to your tablet is excessive – but also easy! It’s all thanks to the power of set-top boxes (STBs), such as the one shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: A typical STB STBs take in a cable/satellite signal; translate that signal into video; and then transmit that video to a TV, hard drive or wireless device. Designing these systems can be complicated...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    The Alto—Forty Years On
    Published. November 21, 2017

    I talked yesterday about the history of the Xerox PARC Alto machine, which is a computer from the 1970s that is still influencing your smartphone today. On December 10th, forty years to the day after the presentation of the Alto to Xerox management at Xerox Future Day, the Computer History Museum hosted a retrospective on the Alto, featuring two 40-year-old machines and half a dozen of the forty-years-older engineers who created it and the software that ran on it. Forty Years Later Forty years after...


  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    The Alto—Forty Years On
    Published. November 21, 2017

    I talked yesterday about the history of the Xerox PARC Alto machine, which is a computer from the 1970s that is still influencing your smartphone today. On December 10th, forty years to the day after the presentation of the Alto to Xerox management at Xerox Future Day, the Computer History Museum hosted a retrospective on the Alto, featuring two 40-year-old machines and half a dozen of the forty-years-older engineers who created it and the software that ran on it. Forty Years Later Forty years after...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    The Alto—Forty Years On
    Published. November 21, 2017

    I talked yesterday about the history of the Xerox PARC Alto machine, which is a computer from the 1970s that is still influencing your smartphone today. On December 10th, forty years to the day after the presentation of the Alto to Xerox management at Xerox Future Day, the Computer History Museum hosted a retrospective on the Alto, featuring two 40-year-old machines and half a dozen of the forty-years-older engineers who created it and the software that ran on it. Forty Years Later Forty years after...


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    The Alto—Forty Years On
    Published. November 21, 2017

    I talked yesterday about the history of the Xerox PARC Alto machine, which is a computer from the 1970s that is still influencing your smartphone today. On December 10th, forty years to the day after the presentation of the Alto to Xerox management at Xerox Future Day, the Computer History Museum hosted a retrospective on the Alto, featuring two 40-year-old machines and half a dozen of the forty-years-older engineers who created it and the software that ran on it. Forty Years Later Forty years after...


  • Michael Jacobs Blog

    Michael Jacobs Blog

    The Alto—Forty Years On
    Published. November 21, 2017

    I talked yesterday about the history of the Xerox PARC Alto machine, which is a computer from the 1970s that is still influencing your smartphone today. On December 10th, forty years to the day after the presentation of the Alto to Xerox management at Xerox Future Day, the Computer History Museum hosted a retrospective on the Alto, featuring two 40-year-old machines and half a dozen of the forty-years-older engineers who created it and the software that ran on it. Forty Years Later Forty years after...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    The new long-term Linux kernel, Linux 4.14, has arrived
    Published. November 13, 2017

    For the next six years, Android smartphones, embedded Linux devices, and Linux-based Internet of Things gadgets will use the newly released Linux 4.14 kernel....


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    First Look: The world's smallest 4G smartphone
    Published. November 6, 2017

    OK, so the Jelly Pro is being touted as the world's smallest 4G smartphone; but is it any good?Every time I pull the Jelly Pro out of the change pocket of my jeans, yes it really is that small, I cannot help but think of Derek Zoolander and his ridiculously ......


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft to integrate third-party security information into its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service
    Published. November 8, 2017

    Microsoft is partnering with Bitdefender, Lookout, and Ziften to integrate their macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android threat-detection offerings with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection....


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    USB 3.2—The USB Type-C Connector Finally Met its Match
    Published. September 19, 2017

    It’s only a week before the first event of USB Developer Days, a series of meetings for USB developers, where the USB 3.2 specification will be formally announced. Much like with any recent smartphone announcement, we know pretty much everything about the new standard before it’s formally announced. We know that the big news is the 20Gbps support, twice the performance of the previous (USB 3.1 Gen 2) standard, which is enabled by using the second high-speed signal pair of the USB Type-C...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    How to Get to a Trillion Devices in the Internet of Things in 2035
    Published. September 12, 2017

    Next month at Arm TechCon, one of the key discussion topics with be the internet of things (IoT), especially after Masayoshi Son, Arm's "parent" Softbank’s CEO, took the stage last year and boldly predicted that “more important, in the next 20 years, we will see 1 trillion internet of things devices.” So that means 1 trillion devices in 2035. That’s not too far in the future! Are we on the right track? Well, let’s first clearly identify the target and put it in perspective....


  • Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    Otaku, Cedric's weblog

    I am the reason for Hungarian notation in Android
    Published. July 17, 2017

    I am the reason for Hungarian notation in Android You know, this: private String mName; That’s because of me. There, I said it. It’s my fault. This topic comes up on a regular basis and more recently, this reddit discussion reminded me that I had never really explained how this notation came about and also, […]...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Six USB-C Laptop Docks Help Maximize Connectivity
    Published. June 16, 2017

    Feature Comparison Featured USB-C Docks on Amazon Samsung DeX Turns Smartphone into Desktop (2017) Samsung’s DeX docking station is closest thing to Microsoft’s Continuum, […] The post Six USB-C Laptop Docks Help Maximize Connectivity appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Six USB-C Laptop Docks Help Maximize Connectivity
    Published. June 16, 2017

    Feature Comparison Featured USB-C Docks on Amazon Samsung DeX Turns Smartphone into Desktop (2017) Samsung’s DeX docking station is closest thing to Microsoft’s Continuum, […] The post Six USB-C Laptop Docks Help Maximize Connectivity appeared first on Everything USB....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    ALL FUTURE BLOGS AT LINK BELOW
    Published. May 17, 2017

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  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #979 – Mailbag
    Published. March 17, 2017

    Mailbag is back! Robomaid teardown VIDEO Forum HERE SPOILERS: http://www.frantone.com Protean 8×2 MOSFET driver Proto Board http://protean.adamlhumphreys.com/ Fujitsu Lifebook Stylistic 500 Tablet PC Teardown HP 48G Graphing Calculator RoboMaid RM-770 Robot Vacuum Cleaner RatherBoard Industrial Raspberry Pi Controller Ratherboard Old Philips Databook...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    The Download, Feb 27, 2017: Nuclear Claims Fall Flat, Smartphone Crossroads, and a Morphing Drone
    Published. February 27, 2017

    The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day....


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    Building a Better Electronics Enclosure with CFD
    Published. February 8, 2017

    Electronics need to be assembled in some kind of enclosure, whether a standardized rack system or a custom-built enclosure such as the housing of a smartphone or tablet or part of another product such as a vehicle’s dashboard or aircraft flight deck. So an electronics system has to be designed with the enclosure in mind […]...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    How to Create a Working IoT Sensor in One Month
    Published. June 28, 2016

    Cadence and ARM have created an IoT IP reference sub-system that can speed system development, enabling rapid prototyping and reducing time to market. The sub-system contains a processor and a set of peripherals that are typical for IoT sensors, giving a design team access to required functionality. Thus, the engineering effort is spent configuring the system, connecting the data stream to the cloud, and developing the solution applications. The system is available as an FPGA development board, peripherals...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Out of the Trash and into the Class: Building a STEM Program by Re-Building Computers.
    Published. August 22, 2016

    While many agree on the importance of extending resources to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula within K12 education, there isn't always alignment on the best tools or techniques to, as the US Department of Education explains, equip students with the “knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information,” or schools and districts with the resources and expertise to “improve the delivery, impact, and visibility...


  • Robert Dwyer's Blog

    Robert Dwyer's Blog

    CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2010: What EDA360 Means to Digital Implementation Engineers
    Published. October 27, 2010

    CDNLive! Silicon Valley 2010 -- our user's group meeting and more -- kicked off yesterday morning at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. It's been 2 years since the last CDNLive! (last year's event was online-only) where I captured this video of our Encounter software running though VPN/VNC on an iPhone . I was thinking this morning: How are we going to top that? What is going to be the thing I remember most at this year's event? Well, for starters I grabbed a seat near Richard...


  • MyEclipse

    MyEclipse

    Creating a Custom Eclipse Sapphire Editor to Edit Two XML Files Simultaneously
    Published. March 1, 2016

    In previous articles, we’ve learned how to perform relatively simple Eclipse Sapphire customizations. Let’s try out something more complex. We’ll be creating one more editor for the android resources. This time our editor will handle not only color resources, but also another node representing string resources which are stored in another file, strings.xml.PrerequisitesOf course, you […] The post Creating a Custom Eclipse Sapphire Editor to Edit Two XML Files Simultaneously appeared first...


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    UVM-ML OA: Now Within Incisive Platform As Well!
    Published. February 23, 2016

    Open-source software has many advantages. In short: you can see it (the code), you can inspect it ( check out what Coverity revealed in the Android kernel ), and you can change it. But the fact that open-source software is not commercial also raises concerns: Is it “polished” enough? Is it thoroughly tested? How hard should I work to make it part of my product? What is the level of support? Etc. Yes, life is always a compromise… Cadence has been providing its multi-language solution (UVM-ML...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software Enables Safe, Secure CarPlay and Android Auto in the Connected Car
    Published. January 1, 1970

    INTEGRITY Multivisor Securely Consolidates Safety- and Security-Critical Functions with AllGo's RACE Smartphone Connectivity...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana's Weekly News Roundup, Ed 17
    Published. November 13, 2015

    To summarize many of these articles, there is a "lack of priority in mobile security." (see first article below) As mobile devices become more integrated into our daily lives, it is essential we address the problems that lack of proper security poses to our personal and professional lives.  Both Apple and Android well as many apps that run on those platforms have proven security risks and flaws. ...


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana's Weekly News Roundup, Ed 17
    Published. November 13, 2015

    To summarize many of these articles, there is a "lack of priority in mobile security." (see first article below) As mobile devices become more integrated into our daily lives, it is essential we address the problems that lack of proper security poses to our personal and professional lives.  Both Apple and Android well as many apps that run on those platforms have proven security risks and flaws. ...


  • John Day

    John Day

    Ford Enhances SYNC AppLink™ for Developers
    Published. September 20, 2015

    Ford says that more than 90 smartphone apps are compatible with its SYNC AppLink™ application programming interface (API). It would just as soon have a lot more, and it’s working to make that happen. Upwards of 13,000 developers have registered with Ford and more than 24,000 software development kits have been downloaded. SYNC AppLink™ lets […]...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #461
    Published. February 7, 2015

    So long… and thanks for all the awesome! Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com   The Last Ever episode of the Java Posse, recorded in front of a live audience at Devoxx, several months ago.   Video version on www.parleys.com (recommended as there’s lots of visual action)   For follow up news, please subscribe to http://www.voxxed.com/ news, where we will announce any updates about former posse members as they live out their rock and roll retirement, trashing...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Quiz question: I’m an embedded system, but I’m not a smartphone. What am I?
    Published. September 10, 2015

    In the embedded market, there are smartphones, automotive, consumer….and everything else. I’ve figured out why AMD’s G-Series SoCs fit perfectly into the “everything else”. Continue reading →...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Mediatek extends big:LITTLE strategy with ‘tri-cluster’ smartphone CPU
    Published. June 24, 2015

    Ten cores in three clusters help match smartphone power/performance to app load and usage at MediaTek, thanks to Synopsys design exploration tools...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Anatomy of a #fail … the internet of broken software stacks
    Published. January 16, 2015

    So I’ve been trying to diagnose a problem with my Android devices running out their batteries very quickly. And at the same time, I’ve been trying to understand why my address bar on Thunderbird has taken a very long time to respond. I had made a connection earlier today when I had noticed the 50k+ […]...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    Where There's Smoke, There's fire in the Belly of an Aspiring Engineer
    Published. April 2, 2012

    Humans learn with their hands and, it turns out, electrical engineers are humans. Most of us fondly recall "experiments" we did that made electrical engineering our destiny. But what of the current generation? Have apps deadened the EE in the way video killed the radio star? I am happy to report that the answer, for one future EEs at least, is a resounding "power up!" For some strange reason, my oldest son thinks EE is a great career path. Maybe its my incessent blabbing about...


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Multi-Device Development in Visual Studio
    Published. May 28, 2014

    You've read on Soma's blog post that Microsoft is broadening Visual Studio's reach to other platforms (including for example Android)…  specifically this is what Soma wrote: "With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in the consumer mobile device market, developers are increasingly focused on building apps that can target a variety of devices. We are committed to enabling developers to build apps for this heterogeneous, mobile-first world with Visual Studio for...


  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    Why the Demand for Acceleration and Emulation is Growing
    Published. February 14, 2011

    The dream of any marketer is a growing demand for its product line. Let me start this blog by quoting the System Realization (part of the Cadence EDA360 strategy) section from the transcript of the recent (Q4) Cadence earnings call. "In April (2010), we introduced the Verification Computing Platform, enabling emulation, acceleration, and simulation all on one single platform. Customers who are designing SoCs at 40nm and below find this product necessary to meet the time-to-market and quality...


  • Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Top 3 reasons your car won’t get hacked (today)
    Published. November 7, 2011

    By Rainer Makowitz — After the malware attacks on mobile devices running the Android operating system, speculations about automotive viruses have soared again. Compared to IT and telecom, the plague of car viruses has not (yet) arrived in the automotive industry. Open networks appeared in IT in 1985, and appeared in telecom 15 years later. […]...


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic
    Published. September 12, 2014

    The Document Foundation's tender for the development of an Android implementation of LibreOffice begs serious questions, namely: Can an influx of cash into open source code creation succeed, and how do pay-for-code plays from nread more...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Trello, Inc.
    Published. July 24, 2014

    Hello? is this thing on? I’m not sure if I even know how to operate this “blog” device any more. It’s been a year since my last post. I’m retired from blogging, remember? Want to hear something funny? The only way I can post blog posts is by remote-desktopping into a carefully preserved Windows 7 machine which we keep in a server closet running a bizarrely messed-up old copy of CityDesk which I somehow hacked together and which only runs on that particular machine. The shame! I do...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 2
    Published. August 29, 2013

    As mentioned previously in Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1, any Camera built today really, really needs wireless connectivity.  Basically, they need a SmartPhone without the Phone.  You might get away with a WiFi only device.  In this case, you want the WiFi device to use SSIC […]...


  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    Solar smartphones
    Published. August 9, 2012

      This blog originally posted on the Low Power Engineering Community 2/9/12. http://chipdesignmag.com/lpd/absolute-power   One of the more intriguing smartphone features that hasn’t yet reached the final product is the possibility of a solar cell embedded in the screen that would produce enough energy to power the device indefinitely (at least in the sun). Rumored […]...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Web-Enabled Toothbrushes Join the Internet of Things
    Published. March 4, 2014

    What the world needs now is a Web-enabled toothbrush. That part is clear to several oral-hygiene companies. What they can’t agree on is who was first to put teeth into the smartphone. The giant Procter & Gamble Co. last week demonstrated what it calls the “World’s First Available Interactive Electric Toothbrush.” It links with a smartphone […]...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Web-Enabled Toothbrushes Join the Internet of Things
    Published. March 4, 2014

    What the world needs now is a Web-enabled toothbrush. That part is clear to several oral-hygiene companies. What they can’t agree on is who was first to put teeth into the smartphone. The giant Procter & Gamble Co. last week demonstrated what it calls the “World’s First Available Interactive Electric Toothbrush.” It links with a smartphone […]...


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Debugging Android applications on Intel Architecture
    Published. December 10, 2012

    We would have gotten away with it, if it hadn’t been for those pesky bugs! They say that writing is rewriting, and perhaps programming is debugging. At the very least, it’s a vital part of the quality control process. There’s an insightful and detailed article about debugging Android apps that might help you to get […]...


  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Aggressive Ad Module Scans Android Apps
    Published. September 9, 2013

    During our routine patrols of popular marketplaces offering Android applications we recently came across some suspicious applications hosted on the popular Google Play. The applications are distributed as hacking tools, utility tools, and pornographic apps by different developers. Here are images for a few of them: Suspicious applications on Google Play. These apps seem to Read more......


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Witech Embedded Introduces OK210-A ARM Cortext-A8 Development Kit
    Published. July 19, 2013

    Witech Embedded announced the OK210-A ARM Cortext-A8 development kit. The OK210-A is based on Samsung S5PV210 microcontroller. The OK210-A ARM Cortext A8 development kit is bundled with a 7″ capacitive touch screen. Board support packages and sample programs are provided with source code, binaries, and documentations for Windows CE 6.0 R3, Linux-2.6.35 Linux-3.0.8, Android 2.3 [...]...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Breakfast Series: Seattle
    Published. June 3, 2013

    We are gearing up for our Mobile Breakfast Series Discussion on 6/11. There was a recent global developer survey and HTML5 ranked a close third behind Android and iOS as the platform of choice for mobile developers around the globe. We saw the same results in our annual industry predictions survey with developers favoring HTML5 [...]...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Regular Audio Human
    Published. March 28, 2013

    I'm a rookie when it comes to listening to music, and chances are, so are you. Like me, you're just fine using whatever headphones were supplied with your smartphone. You know there are better headphones out there, but you think,......


  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    PlayFirst abandons PC/Mac market for greener mobile pastures
    Published. October 9, 2012

    PlayFirst calls it quits on PC and Mac, doubling down on iOS and Android instead. Flo fans will just have to go buy a tablet to get their daily dash on....


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    A smartphone screen shattered, customer service mastered
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Great hardware isn't enough to ensure market success. Great hardware combined with great software still isn't enough. Great service and support is the key piece of the puzzle that Apple gets, and so many companies miss. Does your company get it?...


  • EEBeat

    EEBeat

    Info surfaces on the new Microsoft Surface
    Published. October 19, 2012

    If you want to know more about the Surface tablet computer, have a look at this page: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/7/A/37A9C06B-DB3D-4189-99EC-C1EE175234DE/HelpMeChoose.pdf The price for the RT version is $499 to $830. The price for the Windows version with the higher res display has not been given as of yet....


  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    Hunger for Tablets Continues to Grow, CEA Research Finds
    Published. January 30, 2013

    The future of computing is here as tablet ownership in the U.S. continues to grow, according to new research released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®....


  • Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Android Platform Code – Turtles Most of the Way Down (Part 2)
    Published. March 9, 2011

    Part 2 – Kinks in the Supply Chain Earlier this week in “Android Platform Code – Turtles Most of the Way Down”, I looked at complexity in the Android stack, in terms of software components and of the licenses that govern them. As in the Hindu myth of the world resting on a turtle’s back [...]...


  • Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Managing Legal Issues in Android
    Published. June 1, 2011

    The use of the Android operating system continues to grow. Gartner recently reported that Android had become the leading operating smartphone operating system in the world in the first quarter of 2011. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216848/Gartner_Android_and_Apple_win_big_globally_in_Q1. Android grew from 9.6% to 36% of the market in the last year. Its lead over smartphones running Symbian is now almost 10 million units per quarter. During [...]...


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Bheestie bags
    Published. February 6, 2013

    If you’ve ever had the experience of getting your smart phone or tablet wet, Bheestie Bags may be able to help....


  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Documenting user interfaces in a mouse-less touch UI
    Published. November 25, 2012

    “Old” apps rely on mouse pointing and tooltips to explain what a given button is for. Maybe there is text associated with the button, but you can only put so much text without wasting useful screen state. More so in a phone or tablet app. I’ve seen a trend in Google apps where they put [...]...


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    ROM code first
    Published. August 23, 2012

    Finally, nine months after the next-generation SoC project was kicked off, the first prototype board has finally arrived! There are just six months left to get Android and Linux up and running. Since Android should take full advantage of the latest hardware additions, let’s make sure we get it ported as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, [...]...


  • Nigel Dessau

    Nigel Dessau

    “Highlander” is Just a Movie
    Published. July 18, 2011

    If you have seen the movie Highlander you will know that it is about immortals who cut each other’s heads off because in the end “there can only be one.” Now, if you follow the tablet hype you would think … Continue reading...


  • Fusion

    Fusion

    Announcing AMD AppZone Player, Powered by BlueStacks
    Published. September 27, 2012

    BlueStacks' powered AMD AppZone Player brings Android apps to Windows based PCs Continue reading...



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