Controlling Your Festive Lights with the .NET Micro Framework

Rob Miles has come up with a new spin on seasonal project by making his festive lights flash red whenever he posts a new entry on his blog :).  Check out http://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/archive/2008/11/27/9149635.aspx for all of the information on the .NET Micro Framework and the hardware and code required for this cool festive project.

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New version of Windows CE – ScarecrowReady

OK – so this blog is in desperate need of a relaunch.  But whilst I’m working on some new content I couldn’t resist bringing you a sneak preview of our newest version of Windows CE.  ScarecrowReady…    No it’s not a real product, but always interesting to see the variety of different uses for Windows…

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Swimming the English Channel with Virtual Earth

I recently did some work with Road Angel, a Satellite Navigation company in the UK, around an Enterprise vehicle tracking system called Mileage Management, which they have developed with their Partner Alpha Micro.  Checkout the Video Case Study. Well, in the interests of Charity, Alpha Micro have taken the solution an adapted it so that…

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It’s not what you’ve got, its what you do with it! Windows Embedded in the Enterprise – Free Webinar

Embedded platforms are being increasingly used as part of enterprise solutions to help improve efficiency and drive down cost.  If these type of solutions are of interest to you sign up for the free webinar “Windows Embedded Opportunities in Enterprise Organizations,” will be held on June 28 at 8:00PM GMT.  For further details and registration…

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Wearable Windows – .NET MicroFramework for clothes and bags

A colleague of mine pointed this out in the most recent edition of Electronics Weekly.  Eleksen, here in the UK, have developed fabric embeddable Vista Sideshow displays (Sideshow is built on the .NET MicroFramework) that can be used to access information on your Vista PC.  Go on wear your Windows on your sleeve 🙂 Checkout…

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So What is Frimr …?

You may have noticed the Frimr flag on the left hand side of my blog and wondered what it means. Frimr was shown to me by Olivier (Embedded Developer Evangelist for France) whilst I was at TechEd in Barcleona.  Frimr is a Web 2.0 site created by his colleagues in Microsoft France.  Frimr evaluates your presence…

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Imagine Cup Student Technology Competition Offers $170,000 in prizes

The first round of the Imagine Cup 2007 student technology competition has officially begun. The annual Imagine Cup event invites small teams of students to compete in nine technology areas, one of which replaces the former “Windows Embedded Student ChallengE.”   Each Imagine Cup competition has a theme, and this year’s is “Imagine a world…

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Transparent Processors

Still very much in early development but Oregon State University researchers claim to have fabricated the very first transparent IC http://www.deviceforge.com/news/NS4777763425.html OK, it’s probably a long way off but think of the possibilities of building processor logic that resides in the a screen?  What would this do for automotive, mobile media and cellphone technologies.  I guess…

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