Archive For January, 2007

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Linux drive development model turned upside down!

By Dan Poirot In what one Slashdot-er describes as an 'epic announcement', Greg Kroah-Hartman has offered up the services of the Linux Kernel developer horde as free labor for device driver development. No longer will hardware companies have to spend more than a moment to get a fully supported driver written by the experts in the field. Continue Reading ››

The naked truth about using the phone

By Paul Tingey Telecoms can be a somewhat dry subject at times so when I recently tripped across a news release which made me giggle I decided it was my responsibility to share it with you. BT recently carried out a survey (Starkers Talkers) asking what British people did while they were using the phone. Most interesting (in a purely…

Tools standardisation

By Alex Wilson Changing tracks for a moment I couldn't help but pick up on one of my Google Alerts this morning regarding what is essentially the technology behind DSO standardisation - ECLIPSE. Here is what I read Pluginfest Day Two By Adrian Taylor Some of the tools available from WindRiver, for example, are just light years ahead of what’s available…

A robot in every home

By Paul Parkinson I've been trying to keep track of industry news, and at the moment it seems as to me as if everyone is either blogging about the Apple iPhone  (Engadget blog) or Windows Vista (Windows Vista Team blog). However, the announcement that caught my attention recently was the launch of the 'Microsoft Robotics Studio' (IET). The story briefly…

Comet McNaught

By Mike Deliman Here's a treat for folks in the southern hemisphere - a comet, perhaps the brightest in 40 years.  Comet McNaught is barely visible from the N. Hemisphere, just at sunset. Continue Reading ››

Fixed Mobile Convergence, Episode Two : The Human Factor

By Paul Tingey In Episode One in this series of posts I outlined my thoughts on what Fixed Mobile Convergence is and how it defines the future of communications. FMC is occupying the minds (and development cycles) of most of the worlds largest telecoms companies. However, it is not such a hot topic amongst consumers which raises an interesting question;…

Eclipse is Who?

By Doug Gaff I don’t want to beat a dead horse on the “Eclipse is You” thread (Bjorn, Doug, Steve, Eugene, Doug, Ian, Dennis, Bjorn, John), but I figured everyone else is tired of talking about it, so I might get the last word! Those of us running projects in Eclipse are faced with the common scenario Doug pointed out:…

Even Bacteria Form Communities

By John Bruggeman After several days at CES, I was so OVER IT by my final night in Vegas. OVER the crowds, OVER the lines and especially OVER the abundance of cool, new gadgets I live to try out every January. I was “gadgeted-out.” As amusing as it was to hang out in front of the Taser booth where grown…

I am not a number – I am a presence !

By Paul Tingey It came as somewhat of a surprise to me but I've recently realized that, between my wife and myself, we have six phone numbers; two mobile phones (one for work and one for personal use), three landlines (a home office number, a fax number and a personal number) and a desk phone at a Wind River office.…

Can Automotive learn from Avionics Safety?

By Paul Parkinson In my previous post on software safety standards, in response to some questions raised by Alex Wilson, I commented on what I believe are signs of convergence between avionics software standards. However, I didn't address Alex's question on whether there is any potential for convergence between avionics and automotive software standards. Electronic systems have been present in…