Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

November, 2004

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    Master Chief PLAYS Halo 2

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    Check this out, not only is Halo 2 available at your favorite game store [don't forget to purchase the XBOX to play it on!] - but there are a ton of Halo 2 parties going on, I took Kevin [my son] to a Halo 2 party organized by some of the Windows CE Development...
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    Warthog - Peugeot Hoggar and Master Chief Armour.

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    Are you interested in owning a Halo Warthog ? – take a look at the Peugot Hoggar concept car (link on the right). I’ve also been asked about the Master Chief armour that featured in one of my earlier blogs – I’ve found a site that...
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    Halo 2: So, what is Master Chief doing today ?

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    Take a look at the image below - who's trying to snatch the "Collectors Edition" Halo2 box ? - Mike
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    Hotmail ends free Outlook Express/Outlook access.

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    I tried to sync my hotmail e-mail account through Outlook Express today, and got the following error (which was nice) The error message dialog contains a link which, when clicked links to Microsoft's Support site, the following Knowledge Base article...
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    Mini-ITX Windows XP "PC"

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    Now this is pretty cool... building a mini-itx PC that fits inside a Windows XP product box ... The mini-itx site has a number of interesting PC designs... go check it out. But wait! - there's more... Imagine what you could do with the Nanode (see below...
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    Halo 2 - Online game stats, and more.

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    Check out Scott's blog - you think playing Halo 2 XBOX Live is cool, right ? - great graphics, "interesting" conversation, clans, teams, stats - but it goes way, way further than that... <snip> What's REALLY interesting is the ASP.NET application...
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    MSN Search Beta - Help with homework ?

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    try this out... 5x+4=30, so what is the value of x ? no idea ? - Perhaps the MSN Search Beta can help you out... pretty cool eh ! - Mike
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    HP Bluetooth Headphones.

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    Gizmodo have an overview of the HP Bluetooth headphones on their site, HP have these listed on their site here . I was in a meeting a couple of weeks ago and one of the attendees walked into the room wearing a pair of these headphones – needless...
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    Smartphone Screen Capture ?

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    Are you writing applications for Smartphone ? – if so, you will probably want to write some documentation for your application(s), right ? – but how do you capture images from the Smartphone ? One option is to use the Remote Display application...
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    Windows CE - Drivers ?

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    Windows XP Embedded ships with around 10,000 components, approx 8,000 of these components are device drivers - Windows CE 5.0 ships with drivers for a core set of hardware reference boards - we often hear that developers need more drivers for Windows...
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    Hotmail Outlook Express/Outlook access - working again.

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    I use Outlook Express as my news reader to keep up with what’s happening on the Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, Compact Framework, and Media Center newsgroups (let me know if you want links to any of these). So, this morning I ran Outlook Express...
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    The Da Vinci Code Movie

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    Hands up if you’ve read the Da Vinci Code book by Dan Brown, I read this on a flight to Asia last year, since I had a shiny new Tablet PC I decided to get an e-book from Amazon rather than a paperback, I couldn’t put the book tablet down, it was a riveting...
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    Ultimate list of Visual Studio AddIns

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    Are you using Visual Studio .Net 2003 to write desktop or Windows CE applications? - if so, you may be interested in some of the productivity tools and AddIns for Visual Studio listed on Scott's blog - I've just installed the CopySourceAsHtml add in,...
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    Media Center PC or Microsoft TV ?

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    I’ve had the new Comcast DVR Set Top Box for a couple of days now, so far the test team (wife/kids/dog/cats) have taken to the set top box, and seem to prefer the set top box to the Media Center PC – the STB is seen as a consumer electronics...
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    Star Trek : New Voyages...

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    Do you miss the original Star Trek series, Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones Klingons ? – check out the Star Trek New Voyages ‘fan’ web site, this is a series of shows created and filmed by Star Trek fans, keeping the original characters but with new actors...
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    four wheeled Segway, the "Centaur"

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    Concept Centaur. This is pretty cool - those "Segway" people have a concept four wheel vehicle called the "Centaur", the balancing technologies are the same as the Segway, which means you can do some awesome wheelies, and turn in some fairly tight spaces...
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    Comcast PVR STB

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    Yesterday I swapped out my Comcast digital set top box for the new Comcast PVR digital set top box, it rocks! – the box supports recording regular and HD programs, I recorded “The Matrix” in HD last night, this took 12% of the H/D, I...
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    Halo2 or MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf ?

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    Halo2 is set to hit the streets at 12:01am on 9th November - this is perhaps one of the most anticipated game releases this year - but to keep you on your toes it looks like MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf is also going to be keeping a ton of people playing...
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    Lego.NET

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    Interesting project looking at porting .NET applications to the Lego Mindstorm - two approaches are being taken, the first is to develop an MSIL interpreter (code-named Micro.NET) which interprets MSIL on the Mindstorm processor, the second approach is...
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    The lessons of Software Monoculture and Windows Embedded Security

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    Spotted " The lessons of Software Monoculture " being discussed on the MSTools blog - an article on the SDTimes site that discusses software bugs and hackers from a slightly different perspective - Most discussions around Microsoft software tend to focus...
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    XBOX 2 ?

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    Engadget have an article running that talks about potential specs for the next version of XBOX - check it out . Here's how the next generation of XBOX *might* look. - Mike
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    US Postal Service orders 300,000 Handheld Scanners based on Windows CE

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    From FWC.com The US Postal Service (USPS) will order more than 300,000 handheld scanners from Motorola [based on Windows CE] The 16-oz. Intelligent Mail scanners will be equipped to read signatures and the 30 varieties of codes that USPS employees use...
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    Migrating eVB applications to VB .NET

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    The application development tools for Windows CE and Mobile devices have become more in line with their desktop counterparts over the last year or so, especially when writing managed applications for Mobile and Embedded devices - if you dig back into...
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    What's with marketing speak ?

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    I seem to have been sat in a number of meetings recently where the meeting attendees are either from Mars, or worse, from Marketing! - these people speak a completely alien language, talking about "the application platform" [meaning Pocket PC or Smartphone...
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    Treo Exchange Sync

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    palmOne has Licensed Microsoft Exchange Server Synchronization Protocol for Integration With Next-Generation Treo Smartphones - this is slightly old (posted to presspass on Oct 5th), but interesting just the same. Here's an extract from the press announcement...
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