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  • Blog Post: MirrorPilot - Reflecting on Satellite Navigation

    Frank blogged about this cool device yesterday .  MirrorPilot is a Satellite Navigation device that's behind a semi-transparent mirror (so you don't see it when it's off).  Running CE 5.0, the BSP is designed by Keith & Koep and the navigation software is by Elektrobit, and the thing is...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: XBOX Live and Network Address Translation (NAT)

    OK so not really Embedded but this has been driving me mad for months... When on XBOX Live I occasionally had issues connecting to sessions, or could connect but with no voice - funny thing was it was always with the same people. Over Christmas someone mentioned that I should check the NAT (Network...
  • Blog Post: ...and it makes coffee (Part 2)

    ...the second in an occasional series. Struggling for that last minute Christmas present? Know someone who loves their coffee? Check out the Windows CE based Westinghouse Beyond Home Hub and coffee maker on Amazon. Home Hub Features: High performance AM/FM radio with intuitive, web-programmable...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: ...and it makes coffee !!!

    Check out this Smart Personal Object coffee maker that you can purchase on Amazon in the US. The device will tell you the time and local weather conditions, and makes coffee. Based on the .NET MicroFramework the device functions very similarl to a SPOT watch letting you know what to expect before you...
  • Blog Post: XP Embedded - From London to Mongolia in a Fiat Panda.

    One of Microsoft's UK Gold Partners has developed an innovative XPe solution for capturing the remarkable journey of a Fiat Panda (Tiny Italian car) from London to Mongolia. All the money raised will go to charities that are actively helping rural people in Mongolia and in Africa to help themselves...
  • Blog Post: Did you here the one about.... the Internet Connected Fridge

    Well this Electrolux fridge really does run XP Embedded. It's an MP3 player, allows you to store video messages for the Family and future versions are planned to include inventory management through a built-in barcode scanner - All it needs is Media Center Extender functionality and everyone will want...
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