Head up display – Laser directly into your eye… hmmm…

Check this out, on the engadget site. Looks like some science nerds at the University of Washington’s Human Interface Technology Laboratory have hooked up a screenless heads-up display they call the virtual retinal display (VRD), which, unpleasurable as it sounds, fires laser-drawn images right into your eyeball off microscopic mirrors oscillating at incredibly high speeds….

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Windows XP SP2 – What is that application ?

If you’ve installed Windows XP SP2 you’ve probably noticed security popups when you run certain applications (Instant Messenger, ActiveSync and others) – this morning when I booted my laptop I got a security message about an application called backweb-8876480.exe – the publisher information was blank – the process name seems a little odd, and without…

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12:01am November 9th – Where will you be ?

Halo2 is set to take the world by storm on November 9th – those fabulous EB-Games folks are going to have their stores open at the stroke of Midnight on November 9th (Here’s the list of stores) so folks can pick up their copies of Halo2 and be back home testing out the game –…

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Bad Weather in the UK…

ok, how do you fancy being on this train ? This from Yahoo news, bad weather battering the UK – reminds me of the bad storms along the south coast of the UK probably about 12 years ago now, I turned up to work to find most of the roof missing from the building.  …

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WE-DIG November Meeting – November 3rd – Mobility.

Check out the agenda for November’s WE-DIG (Windows Embedded-Developer Interest Group) This months meeting focuses on Mobility, we will have devices, demos, pizza, and discussion, what more could you want ! November 3rd 6:00 Meeting Opens6:15 Open Mike — present / help solve dev problems6:45 What is Windows Mobile? — Kevin Lisota7:15 Compact Framework 1.0…

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Talking of Robots.

In my last post I mentioned the Microsoft Robotics club, you may have seen the “tour” of the club on MSDN Channel 9 some time ago – so I was wondering how many people that read this blog are doing anything with robotics, what type of processor (8/16/32) you are using, and what (if any)…

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Windows XP Embedded – Deploy Images to H/D

If you’re working with Windows XP Embedded (or a Windows CE device that boots from H/D) then you may have been struggling with how to image the hard drive – I have a couple of small reference boards (ICOP and AMD) that both have 128MB RAM can boot from USB floppy, have networking etc… so…

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Linux – Get the Facts

Steve Ballmer sent out an executive e-mail today that discusses a number of independent analyst reports and customer case studies that compare the cost of deployment and maintenance of Windows vs. Linux and UNIX. Some of the studies were commissioned by Microsoft, while others were initiated and funded by the analysts. In each case, the…

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New Generation of handheld video/game players…

I’ve just seen an article on Engadget about the Playstation Portable (PSP) – IMVHO the device looks pretty darn cool (photo below) – it looks like the PSP will retail for around $200. As for battery life, Sony has gone on record to promise “between four and six hours for game titles and continuous four…

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