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    Cool: (Real) Three Dimensional Images in the Air

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    This research project by AIST in Japan could lead to real 3D displays floating in (nothing but) the air. They are using nanosecond laser pulses which lead to plasma emission near the focal point - which gives glowing dots. Exciting!
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    Deutsche Bücher zum .NET Compact Framework

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    Da man ja immer mal wieder gefragt wird, was es denn so an Literatur zur Entwicklung mobiler Anwendungen gäbe, speziell auf deutsch, hier zwei Bücher zum .NET Compact Framework, von denen ich weiß: Robert Panther: " Programmieren mit dem .NET Compact...
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    Vegas

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    Arrived @ the Venetian yesterday evening after a 24h trip w/ some issues: on the flight from Munich to Atlanta, only 3 of the 7 toilets on the plane were working; on the flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas, the stewardess poured some hot tea over my hands...
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    See the future - Technical Summit Tour 2005

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    Über ein Jahr ist vergangen seit dem legendären Technical Summit 2004 . Inzwischen hat sich viel Neues ergeben, und neue Produkte warten in diesem Jahre ungeduldig auf ihre Markteinführung. Interesse, sich über den allerneuesten Stand & aktuelle Details...
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    Accessing Pocket Outlook through COM Interop in CF 2.0

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    As you may know, CF 2.0 implements COM Interop which means you can finally access your favourite COM components without going through the hassle of writing managed wrappers using P/Invoke (or buying a 3rd party component...). One of the most popular...
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    Python goes .NET

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    Have a look at IronPython if you're programming Python & .NET.
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    INETA User Group Tour "Writing Secure Code"

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    Zusammen mit der deutschen Software-Legende Michael Willers (sorry, Michael ;-), Gründer des legendären TechTalk und Ex-Kollege, bin ich z.Zt. in verschiedenen deutschen Städten unterwegs zum Thema "sicheren Code schreiben". Das macht viel...
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    We want your feedback - at the MSDN Product Feedback Center!

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    For the first time in history (well, I may exaggerate a little bit here :), you have the opportunity to give your feedback, suggestions, and bug reports relating to the development tools & technologies, directly to the product teams, through the new...
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    Eine Woche nach Kassel

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    Habe mich inzwischen wieder vom Technical Summit 2004 in Kassel erholt :-) Die Veranstaltung hat allen Beteiligten großen Spaß gemacht, und das Feedback der Teilnehmer gibt uns Recht (97% waren mit der Qualität der Vorträge zufrieden...
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    KurzweilAI RSS feed

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    Just learned (thanks to Amara D. Angelica) that Ray Kurzweil's fascinating KurzweilAI site has a news feed . Will subscribe to stay up-to-date with the exponentially accelerating technological progress ... :-)
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    Sleepless in L.A.

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    It's 4:00 in the morning, and I'm sitting in my hotel room in Downtown L.A. - the jet lag has got me. Fortunately, they have free wireless internet access here, so I can do some work. Arrived yesterday after a 12-hour non-stop flight from Munich, for...
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    Longhorny ;-)

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    Got back safely from L.A. (despite the fires), cured the cold that plagued me during the PDC, and now I (as most oft the PDC attendees, I assume) am playing with the bits which were distributed at the event. Longhorn is fascinating, esp. the XAML stuff...
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    RTFM

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    Sometimes it helps to read READMEs and manuals. Got my Tanager flashed with Smartphone 2003 bits recently. This reduced my average battery life to about 30% (since it uses beta drivers and apps which are not optimized - or so I am told...), but it...
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    Cool: MN|6 und der Pocket Loox N100

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    Als großer Fan von mobilen Navigationssystemen (wie konnte man eigentlich früher ohne die Dinger leben?) bin ich seit zwei Tagen stolzer Besitzer des neuen Pocket Loox N100 von Fujitsu-Siemens, mit dem brandneuen Mobile Navigator 6 von Navigon . WOW!...
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    Office apps (Word, Excel) for Windows CE?

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    One question from device makers using Windows CE comes up quite frequently: Are the popular Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) that can be found on every Windows Mobile device also available for Windows CE general embedded devices? And the answer...
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    No Flash in IE7 on Windows Vista? Here is the fix

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    Until recently I was not able to see any flash content ( Soapbox videos, e.g. ;-) in my browser on my Vista machine. Adobe's installer site told me that everything was fine, but other sites complained that I either had not installed Flash, or turned off...
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    Compare versions of Windows Mobile: 6.1 vs 6 vs 5.0

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    If you wonder what the differences are between all the Windows Mobile versions currently available on the various devices out there, here is a comparison chart that tells it all. Can't wait for the 6.1 upgrade for my BlackJack II! :-)
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    Cooles GUI mit dem .NET Micro Framework

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    Die Oberflächentechnologie der Wahl im .NET Micro Framework ist ja WPF - bzw. eine kleine Teilmenge dessen, was man sich normalerweise darunter vorstellt. Wichtig ist, dass Konzepte wie verschachtelte Controls und Input Routing eine andere Herangehensweise...
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    More on Windows Live for Windows Mobile

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    In my previous post I showed how to use push email on your mobile device with Windows Live Hotmail. Since I received some comments on this, I should mention that there has been an earlier article on this by Mayur K. (which I was not aware of - sorry Mayur...
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    Live Search for Mobile rocks!

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    Eine der coolsten derzeit von Microsoft erhältlichen Anwendungen für mobile Geräte ist Live Search. Nicht nur, dass Live Search kostenlos ist und auf dem .NET Compact Framework basiert, es bietet, neben der Suche, auch diverse andere Funktionen, die auf...
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    Embedded World 2009: Business as usual

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    Krise? Welche Krise? Ich habe, wie um diese Jahreszeit üblich, die letzten 3 Tage in Nürnberg auf der diesjährigen “Embedded World” verbracht, der größten europäischen Fachmesse für Anbieter von Soft- und Hardware und Lösungen aus dem und für den Embedded...
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    Marketplace, “illegal” applications, and freedom of choice

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    Since we silently opened Windows Marketplace for Mobile to developers for registration two weeks ago (and it’s still not open to folks outside of the US or the UK, sorry for that, we are working on it), there have been some rumours ( here and here and...
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    SP3 for WEPOS available now

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    Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) systems can now be updated with a customized version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP (on whose kernel WEPOS is based). You can obtain SP3 from the Microsoft OEM Online website or, if you are an end customer...
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    Microsoft - A Great Place to Work :-)

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    Hmm, ich wusste es schon länger, wir hatten das hier in Deutschland schon häufiger, und nun ist es auch für 2008 in Europa amtlich: lt. einer offiziellen Umfrage des Great Place to Work Institute Europe ist Microsoft Europas bester Arbeitgeber...
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    Visual Studio Smart Device Project error caused by IE8 RTW – and a workaround

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    If you have recently upgraded your Internet Explorer to the latest and greatest final version 8 , apart from now enjoying one of the fastest and most compatible browsers on earth, you might have encountered one or two side effects – one of them not being...
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