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  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Continuous location tracking for WP 8.1 using bing maps
    Published. September 20, 2014

    Hi All,I am trying to build an App for Windows Phone 8.1 with continuous location tracking using Bing Maps. Is this a possibility at all with WP 8.1 or should i try it with WP 8 only?...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Journey through a smart city of the future
    Published. September 16, 2014

    In our ongoing ‘On the Fringe’ series, some of TI’s brightest minds discuss today’s biggest technological trends and solving the challenges of tomorrow. Imagine a city where traffic lights intelligently adjust their timing with traffic load, people make their way around in semi-autonomous vehicles, and lights intensity adjusts with commuter needs as city unwinds into the evening. Imagine a city where lives are saved as medical aid is sent out based on biosensors reading...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft reorgs its Trustworthy Computing group; cuts some staff
    Published. September 19, 2014

    The fallout from Microsoft's latest round of layoffs is continuing, with a reorg and job cuts affecting the company's Trustworthy Computing group....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    GammaTech Durabook R11 puts rugged tablets on a diet
    Published. September 19, 2014

    At 2.76 pounds, this new Windows tablet is the lightest 11.6-inch ruggedized slate on the market, according to its maker....


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Security Updates for Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 – August 2014
    Published. September 11, 2014

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team The August 2014 Windows XP Embedded SP3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 security updates are now available. Read More... Comments Product Updates...(read more)...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    A Path to Discovery
    Published. August 19, 2014

    Saturday morning is for discovery. Multiple browser windows point me in multiple directions and I wander until I discover a thing to consider. The key to Saturday morning is not direction, the key is association. I am free associating myself across the internet looking for… something. Turntable.fm used to be key to this experience. This… More...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit
    Published. August 6, 2014

    Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Android-based Two-factor Authentication Scam Affects 34 European Banks
    Published. July 25, 2014

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  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Android-based Two-factor Authentication Scam Affects 34 European Banks
    Published. July 25, 2014

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  • 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...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Future Forward: Enterprise Mobility: IBM
    Published. July 24, 2014

    Last week Apple and IBM announced their historic Enterprise Mobility deal. Microsoft in a series of memos and presentations this month declared that it is essentially betting the company on redefining productivity. In one of the hottest mobile segments – IoT – Enterprises are the ones who are driving the most revenue and tangible value. [...]...


  • 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 […]...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #MEMS: "Wearables Battery Life Doubled with Super Accurate Realtime Clock"
    Published. June 4, 2014

    Those tiny batteries batteries in wearables could last up to twice as long by adopting a higher precision realtime clock. The trick? Software that wakes up the device to check on Bluetooth, WiFi, button clicks and other inputs doesn't have to build in buffer times to compensate for the inaccuracy of most realtime clocks: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog SiTimes super accurate temperature compensated MEMS oscillator (TCXO) helps extend battery life of wearables by allowing smaller sampling windows for...


  • 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...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    DAC 2014—ESL Design Is Dead... Long Live ESL!
    Published. May 27, 2014

    Next week the EDA industry is getting together in San Francisco for Design Automation Conference 2014. As I pointed out in a recent blog called "Confessions of an ESL-Aholic", the scope of electronic system level (ESL) design has changed quite a bit over the last 15 years, but there is still a lot of promise, and a lot to come. The basic premise of my soberness on classic ESL is that the basic momentum upwards in abstraction continues—as indicated in my graph dated ca. 2001 below—raising...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #452
    Published. May 14, 2014

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  • 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....


  • 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....


  • 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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  • 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 […]...


  • 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 →...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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)...


  • 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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