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  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    some questions about these code
    Published. April 19, 2014

    i'm learning win32 from Programming Windows Fifth Edition book, but i need ask something about these code: /* SCRNSIZE.C Displays screen size in a message box (c) Charles Petzold, 1998 */ #include #include #include int CDECL MessageBoxPrintf (TCHAR * szCaption, TCHAR * szFormat, ...) { TCHAR szBuffer ......


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #ENERGY: "Quantum Dots Enable Windows to Harvest Solar Energy"
    Published. April 18, 2014

    The windows of the future could double as solar energy concentrators according to researchers at Los Alamos Natl. Lab which recently demonstrated a prototype: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogTransparent quantum-dot-impregnated window panes luminescence under ultraviolet illumination. Solar energy is collected by cadmium-selenium (CdSe) quantum dots which pass the energy to a cadmium-sulfur (CdS) inner cores which emits the light at a different wavelength thus concentrating the solar energy from the whole...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft highlights big-data, analytics projects at TechFair research fair
    Published. April 17, 2014

    Microsoft is highlighting some of its big-data and analytics projects at this week's TechFair research fair....


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Making the Internet of Things accessible with Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Posted By Nayana SinghSenior Product Marketing Manager Microsoft recently announced the upcoming release of Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service. I’m excited and proud about the promise this service offers businesses investing in the Internet of Things (IoT). As a member of the Intelligent Systems Service team, I feel that we are successfully meeting a great need and will open new doors in the IoT space. Read More... Comments Internet of Things...(read more)...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    How to run XP on Linux Mint with Oracle VirtualBox
    Published. April 14, 2014

    For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint....


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Password Reset Key is a Godsend to IT Admins
    Published. February 3, 2014

    One of the most classic and – yet still perversely prevalent – issues IT staff face is resetting Windows passwords for users who have […]The post Password Reset Key is a Godsend to IT Admins appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Intel unveils Education 2-in-1 convertible laptop
    Published. April 13, 2014

    The chip giant's latest device for schoolchildren features a detachable 10-inch tablet, magnifying lens and temperature sensor probe, and Windows 8.1....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Five Year Old Hacks Microsoft XBox Console
    Published. April 9, 2014

    Kristoffer Von Hassel successfully hacked Microsoft’s XBox gaming system. Kristoffer Von Hassel is only five years old. According to his dad, Robert Davies, his son typed in the wrong password, then accepted the password verification screen by hitting the spacebar repeatedly. Without really trying, the boy gained access and was able to play games that […] The post Five Year Old Hacks Microsoft XBox Console appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Five Year Old Hacks Microsoft XBox Console
    Published. April 9, 2014

    Kristoffer Von Hassel successfully hacked Microsoft’s XBox gaming system. Kristoffer Von Hassel is only five years old. According to his dad, Robert Davies, his son typed in the wrong password, then accepted the password verification screen by hitting the spacebar repeatedly. Without really trying, the boy gained access and was able to play games that […] The post Five Year Old Hacks Microsoft XBox Console appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    Microsoft opens .Net but misses the point with mobile
    Published. April 4, 2014

    In my last column, I observed that it's possible that Satya Nadella may be able to lead Microsoft out of the desertread more...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Better Software, Faster!: free virtual prototyping book available now
    Published. March 26, 2014

    Free book explains virtual prototyping and includes case studies about virtual prototyping from Altera, Bosch, GM, Hitachi, Lauterbach, Linaro, Microsoft, Renesas, Ricoh, Siemens, and TI.The post Better Software, Faster!: free virtual prototyping book available now appeared first on Tech Design Forum....


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    Time to Take Back Email
    Published. March 23, 2014

    I’ve been mostly ignoring the hubbub about companies reading my email. I’ve always assumed that part of not paying for a service means that I’m indirectly paying for it in other ways, but the closing line of this CNN piece somehow put me over the edge. In a move that might be deemed ironic, Microsoft… More#...


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    EDA vs. Windows 8
    Published. March 17, 2014

    I have read a lot in recent months about Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest incarnation of its flagship Windows operating system. While there are many new features over and above its Windows 7 predecessor, one thing that makes me quite curious about Windows 8 is its optimization for touchscreen technology. Note that I have yet to […]...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #590 – DIYINHK USB Soldering Microscope Review + Tagarno FHD ZIP
    Published. March 15, 2014

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  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Innovations for the differently abled – Part I
    Published. March 11, 2014

    C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments   How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization. - Chen Guangcheng In this blog post, I will look at three projects in the area of Assistive Technologies – an emerging area where technological innovations are used to help physically challenged persons. The first project intends to help old patients with possible visual impairment, who may have to take their own medication in the absence of a caregiver. The second project...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Heat Your Home Office for 8p a Day. Part 4 – Comfort Temperature
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Have you ever wondered why, after a winter night, some of your car windows are iced over whilst others are not? Happens after a clear night with no clouds. To understand the reason one must appreciate the fact that something loses heat, and thus gets cold, for two reasons; losing heat to the local air […]...


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Jalousie aka louvre windows are terrible
    Published. February 4, 2014

    This post was written by Alex for Tashman Home Center in Los Angeles. If you live some where that is not temperate year round you may not have run into this abominable style of windows. For obvious reasons, installing these things somewhere cold is a terrible idea but installing them somewhere warm is also silly. […]...


  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    OutDir vs OutputPath
    Published. January 28, 2014

    Which one should you use? Seems like OutputPath is the way to go, since it’s the one that is specified on every project you create, right inside the Debug or Release configuration. From C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319Microsoft.Common.targets, however, we learn: OutDir: Indicates the final output location for the project or solution. When building a solution, OutDir can be [...]...


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Merry Christmas from Intel
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Intel is sponsoring the Android Christmas party at The Counting House this Thursday – an informal evening of food, drinks, and Android chat. Kicking off the evening, there’s going to be a quick presentation on developing apps for Android on Windows 8 and Ultrabooks. I’m looking forward to finding a bit more about this from […]...


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Best of “The Moth” 2013
    Published. December 31, 2013

    As previously (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) the time has come again to look back over the year’s activities on this blog, and as predicted there were 3 themes 1. It has been just 15 months since I changed role from what at Microsoft we call an “Individual Contributor” (IC) to a managerial role where ICs report to me. Part of being a manager entails sharing career tips with your team and some of those I have put up on my blog over the last year (and hope to continue...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Dual Targeting and Agile Prototyping of Embedded Software on Windows
    Published. April 12, 2013

    When developing embedded code for devices with non-trivial user interfaces, it often pays off to build a prototype (virtual prototype) of the embedded system of a PC. The strategy is called “dual targeting”, because you develop software on one machine (e.g., Windows PC) and run it on a deeply embedded target, as well as on [...]...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Dual Targeting and Agile Prototyping of Embedded Software on Windows
    Published. April 12, 2013

    When developing embedded code for devices with non-trivial user interfaces, it often pays off to build a prototype (virtual prototype) of the embedded system of a PC. The strategy is called “dual targeting”, because you develop software on one machine (e.g., Windows PC) and run it on a deeply embedded target, as well as on [...]...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    ePC-K7 Embedded Computer Supports Kintex 7 325/410, Spartan 6 FPGAs
    Published. September 26, 2013

    Innovative Integration announced the ePC-K7 user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument. The ePC-K7 embedded computer is a full Windows/Linux PC. It supports programmable Kintex 7 325/410 and Spartan 6 FPGAs and a wide variety of FMC modules. The ePC-K7 features a modular IO, scalable performance, and easy to use PC architecture. The embedded system reduces time-to-market. Read […]...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    Slow Winter or New Spring for Hardware Design?
    Published. October 3, 2013

    If you're looking for an entertaining gonzo take on the history and current state of hardware design, I highly recommend "The Slow Winter" by James Mickens, the "Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence" at Microsoft.The premise is that it's no longer lucrative or cool to be a hardware designer because process scaling has hit a wall in the form of voltage leaks, excessive heat, and...Pauly Shore. Thus, gone are the days when hardware designers could afford to buy Matisse...


  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Product Coverage and Mitigation for CVE-2013-3893
    Published. September 20, 2013

    Microsoft Security Advisory (2887505) On September 17th, 2013, Microsoft published Security Advisory 2887505, which coverers a remote code execution vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer.   The flaw resides in the handling of objects in memory which have been deleted or improperly allocated.  Specifically, a use-after-free flaw in the HTML rendering engine (aka Read more......


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Bitten by VirtualBox yet again, moving to kvm
    Published. September 12, 2013

    I like VirtualBox. Have for a long time. But it has some … well … interesting failure modes. Including some that have locked up my host machine. The problem for me is that I’ve got my Windows desktop environment for my normal desktop hosted there. And I need this every now and then. Today was […]...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Bitten by VirtualBox yet again, moving to kvm
    Published. September 12, 2013

    I like VirtualBox. Have for a long time. But it has some … well … interesting failure modes. Including some that have locked up my host machine. The problem for me is that I’ve got my Windows desktop environment for my normal desktop hosted there. And I need this every now and then. Today was […]...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    How Window Glass Is Getting Smarter
    Published. September 9, 2013

    A material that selectively blocks heat and light could finally make it practical to add smart windows to buildings.Heliotrope Technologies, an early-stage startup currently incubating at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, may have found the key to delivering the first cost-effective “smart window.” The company has developed a relatively inexpensive glass composite with the unprecedented capacity to selectively block the sun’s heat-producing infrared radiation as well as visible light....


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    HDMI 2.0 – Ushering in the Next Generation of Ultra HD TV
    Published. September 6, 2013

    The future of television is being defined by two key technologies: organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens and ultra high definition (Ultra HD or "4K TV") standards. OLED is a display technology that makes colors pop like nothing you've seen before. 4K TVs deliver incredible sharpness and detail by packing in four times as many pixels as there are on the 1080p HDTVs in our living rooms. Today HDMI 1.4b, the ubiquitous digital display standard, pipes content from a source (DVD player,...


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Texas Instruments XDS200 JTAG Emulator Features USB Connectivity
    Published. August 28, 2013

    Texas Instruments recently introduced the XDS200 JTAG emulator. The TI XDS200 can be used for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI’s embedded processors. The JTAG emulators support a USB connection to the host computer and work with 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The TI XDS200 JTAG emulator [...]...


  • Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    GitHub: Critical New Issue in FOSS Management
    Published. August 21, 2013

    The management of FOSS continues to evolve. Many companies have focused on managing their internal resources and repositories. However the rise of GitHub and other online repositories increases the complexity of this management. Samsung recently had this experience native Linux driver for Microsoft’s exFAT file-system which was accidently posted on GitHub. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQxNzg. Samsung has [...]...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    An Interview with PICMG President and Chairman Joe Pavlat
    Published. July 29, 2013

    PICMG is the standards organization responsible for AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, CompactPCI, and several other hardware form factors. They’ve had a VERY busy twelve months, with myriad standards updates on the way. From CompactPCI Express, to faster Ethernet, to lower priced memories … Continue reading →...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Victory Lap for Ask Patents
    Published. July 22, 2013

    There are a lot of people complaining about lousy software patents these days. I say, stop complaining, and start killing them. It took me about fifteen minutes to stop a crappy Microsoft patent from being approved. Got fifteen minutes? You can do it too. In a minute, I’ll tell you that story. But first, a little background. Software developers don’t actually invent very much. The number of actually novel, non-obvious inventions in the software industry that maybe, in some universe, deserve a...


  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Our Blog has Moved
    Published. June 21, 2013

    As you may have noticed, we’ve started to blog most of our announcements on the .NET blog. As of today, we are officially merging the BCL blog with the .NET blog. Originally, the .NET blog was the CLR’s team blog. Back in those days, we’ve basically split the content according to feature area: runtime features go to the CLR blog, managed features go to the BCL blog. After a few years we’ve figured out that this split doesn’t really help. First of all many features span...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    First USB 3.0 Docking Stations Specifically Targetted at Tablets
    Published. June 4, 2013

    Belkin announced the release of the very first USB 3.0 Docking Stations specifically targetted at tablet PCs. The design is such that it allows the simultaneous use of 3 screens: the tablet screen and 2 screens attached to the docking station. At this time, the docking station supports Windows 8 Tablets which means that the [...]...


  • Fusion

    Fusion

    Now Showing on AMD Everywhere – Adobe Premiere Pro with Real-Time editing and Finishing
    Published. April 5, 2013

    Now Showing on AMD Everywhere – Adobe Premiere Pro with Real-Time Editing and Effects Today at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow (NAB), AMD  announced a collaboration with Adobe to deliver OpenCL™ powered hardware-accelerated for the first time on the Microsoft … Continue reading...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by Harry Hedgecock
    Published. April 4, 2013

    Could you lie any more Mr. Holden? Allow me to show your readers the entire list of everything found in his room via a search warrant, except for guns, clips and bullets, there was a lot of them, that would have taken up to much space, My point is to demonstrate there was no large amounts of NRA literature as Mr. Holden claims. In fact the contents found via the search warrant revealed absolutely none, and instruction manuals, come with guns when they are purchased. However Mr. Holden feels he can...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by Harry Hedgecock
    Published. April 4, 2013

    Could you lie any more Mr. Holden? Allow me to show your readers the entire list of everything found in his room via a search warrant, except for guns, clips and bullets, there was a lot of them, that would have taken up to much space, My point is to demonstrate there was no large amounts of NRA literature as Mr. Holden claims. In fact the contents found via the search warrant revealed absolutely none, and instruction manuals, come with guns when they are purchased. However Mr. Holden feels he can...


  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    Five Connected Car Experts You Should Follow on Twitter
    Published. March 13, 2013

    Car technology has come a long way since cassette players and roll-down windows. Here are five experts who cover and discuss the latest innovations in this product category....


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Embedded World 2013: Virtual Platforms Connected to Everything
    Published. February 22, 2013

    Sometimes it is hard to explain why certain ideas take off and why others don’t. There are many stories of poor products that are more successful than much better products. There are also many stories about products that struggle in one time or place, but the same thing is a big hit at another time in history. This is especially difficult for engineers who tend to analyze everything.Embedded World 2013 starts Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2013) in Nuremberg, Germany. Since the event revolves...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #408 - Roundup '12 - Tools for Running a Business
    Published. February 12, 2013

    Roundup ‘12 - Tools for Running a Business Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.comRecorded at the Java Posse Roundup 2012 in Crested Butte, CO. Join us for the next Roundup, Feb 25th to March 1st. Big Data and the Cloud.http://www.mindviewinc.com/Conferences/JavaPosseRoundup/ Microsoft Excel http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/ Expensify https://www.expensify.com/ Quickbooks Online http://quickbooksonline.intuit.com/ OneReceipt http://www.onereceipt.com/ Mint.com https://www.mint.com/ Moneydance http://moneydance.com/ Kashoo...


  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Microsoft offers progress report on carbon-neutral pledge
    Published. February 13, 2013

    The developer's internal carbon fee is funding investments in energy efficiency and purchases of renewable energy credits....


  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Keynote at SMART TECHnology World
    Published. March 26, 2012

    On Friday 23rd March 2012 Kevin Dallas, General Manager of the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft delivered a keynote presentation at SMART TECHnology World, during the keynote Kevin is joined by Michael Allison, IT Administrator of Hillcrest Medical Center, Tom Romano, CIO of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Jim Buczkowski, a Technical Fellow at Ford to discuss the emergence and value of Intelligent Systems Here’s a link to the keynote video - Mike...


  • Windows Embedded Standard

    Windows Embedded Standard

    This Blog is Moving!
    Published. July 9, 2012

    This blog site is being incorporated into a new, more integrated blog site that covers all things Embedded. As of today we will no longer be posting news and announcements on this site but will be posting to the new site instead- Approaching Embedded Intelligently. We have migrated a number of useful articles to this new site already so you will not lose these troubleshooting and information resources- you can find them under the Products Update discussion topic. We hope you enjoy the new site!...


  • 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....


  • John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    Compact 7 Webcast–June 19th!
    Published. May 21, 2012

      Our Windows Embedded Compact 7 team is hosting a Webcast on June 19th! Image Tuning to balance Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7 The demands of the embedded world make creating the best image possible an absolute requirement. ...(read more)...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    A 10-year Look-Back from 2013 – Some Technology Predictions that are Coming True!
    Published. January 23, 2013

    It is January 2013, the year has begun and it is time for my annual 10 year look-back to see how well technology predictions have been implemented or missed (you can find last year's look-back here). This year's trip into the garage to find my old January IEEE Spectrum issues brought back memories of where I was personally at that time. Following the dot.com bust I had followed the Silicon Valley mantra that you cannot have lived there without having been involved with a couple of startups...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Open Mobile Summit -- What‘s Happening in the World of Applications
    Published. November 15, 2010

    I attended last week's Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco last week. This is a twice-a-year event, once here and once in London. The conference attracted over 600 attendees to discuss the world of mobile applications -- open mobile, to be precise. There were chip suppliers (TI, Qualcomm, Intel, etc), device suppliers (HTC, Motorola, RIM, Samsung, etc), applications developers (Zynga, LinkedIn, Foursquare, etc), carriers (AT&T, Orange, Verizon, Sprint, Rogers, etc), advertising agencies, content...


  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    Intel vs ARM - Did the Embedded Systems Conference India Shed Light on the Battle?
    Published. August 5, 2009

    Being a Brit, Cricket is never very far from my thoughts especially when travelling to India, the biggest cricket mad nation in the world. There is a saying in cricket that you should always think of doing what the opposition would least like, a statement that applies in business too. I was on my way to present a session on Verifying Embedded SW Power Management” at the Embedded System Conference in Bangalore. With the recent activity by Intel firstly joining forces with TSMC to deliver...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Missing Real-World Assertions in Computer-Land
    Published. September 26, 2011

    I was reviewing the page view statistics on the Cadence Functional verification blog and noticed that my previous three posts about missing real-world assertions are among the most read. So, in the spirit of milking the cash cow, I've collected a few more incidents that amused me with their utter illogic. My examples this time all have to do with some aspect of computer programs or Web sites being out of sync with the times in which we live. As a member of several airline frequent-flier programs,...





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