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6 May, 2013

John Day   Chevrolet has just unveiled a new high-end pickup, the 2014 Silverado High Country. It has a chrome grille with horizontal bars, halogen projector headlamps, body-color front and rear bumpers, 20-inch chrome wheels, all-season tires, and chrome body side moldings, door handles and mirrors. Inside, Silverado High Country has a saddle brown interior and heated and cooled perforated premium leather … Read More

iPad, MiyLink, Chevrolet, park assist, Silverado High Country

5 Sep, 2012
Embedded Software

iPad apps

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls It has been quite a while since I last reviewed how I use my iPad and what apps are important to me. Earlier this year, I upgraded my original iPad [which I bought when they were first on the market in April 2010]. My old device was passed on to my 80 year old mother-in-law, who is very happy with it [as nobody has yet told her that it is a computer, so she is not afraid of it]. I rationalized my decision … Read More

iPad

27 Mar, 2012

John Day You may have noticed that Mercedes-Benz dealers can now install the new Mercedes-Benz In-Vehicle Hot Spot powered by Autonet Mobile, so folks riding in cars equipped with Autonet’s Wi-Fi router can not only bring connectable devices into those cars but actually use those devices (up to four) – inside the car when it’s moving or outside when it’s stopped. The in-vehicle Wi-Fi connection supports laptops, … Read More

DVD player, in-vehicle hot spot, Autonet Mobile, Wi-Fi router, iPad, Mercedes-Benz

9 Jan, 2012

Colin Walls When I was a kid, we had an example of the very latest high technology electronics in our kitchen: a transistor radio. This amazing device was light and portable, ran for ages on a set of batteries and would come to life instantly when switched on, offering a choice of sources of entertainment from around the world. I seem to recall that it used an incredible seven transistors to achieve this feat. … Read More

iPad, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee

29 Apr, 2011

J VanDomelen

Perhaps it is not surprising that mil/aero industry news in April, which included both Earth Day and Arbor Day, had an environmental focus. In particular, news coming out of organizations within the U.S. Federal Government, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), centered on recent environmental efforts to lessen the carbon footprint and environmental

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4 Apr, 2011

Colin Walls In all aspects of life, the use of energy is an increasingly important matter. A domestic electricity bill is enough to get the attention of most householders and initiate thoughts about using more efficient equipment. Filling a car’s fuel tank is an eye-watering experience. Even in the US, where fuel is still quite cheap, the costs have risen drastically in percentage terms over the last decade. … Read More

iPad, Kindle, Low Power

17 Jan, 2011
Embedded Software

Secret codes

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I was recently parking my car and, as I bought the ticket, observed that the machine was manufactured by a company very close to where I used to live; I knew some people who worked there. I mused upon the idea that, if I were programming the machine, I might include a “back door” access mechanism which would enable me [or anyone knowing the correct button pressing sequence] to get a ticket … Read More

iPad, Konami Code

31 Dec, 2010

J VanDomelen On September 23, 2010, the Department of the Army (U.S.) issued solicitation W9124D10IPADS for the purchase of 587 Apple iPads prepared to the following specification: “Item shall be equal to the salient characteristics of the Apple 32GB iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G.” Requirements include: - 32GB of storage that operates on skip-free flash memory eliminating the need for a hard drive and provides instant … Read More

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29 Dec, 2010

J VanDomelen The Apple iVolution has been going strong since the initial release of the iPod on October 23, 2001. Apple has significantly impacted cultures around the world; you can’t go around a corner these days without seeing the tell-tale white ear buds hanging from someone’s ears. iPods were so successful that they were followed up with a touchscreen variant, the iPod Touch, which was followed by the hugely … Read More

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22 Dec, 2010

J VanDomelen Mil-aero organizations the world over are investigating, and even already adopting, non-ruggedized, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computing and communications devices, including Apple’s popular iPad. It’s appealing: sleek, slim, compact, shiny. All good things. What it is not, not yet anyway, is rugged enough to withstand military and aerospace environments, missions, and applications. Some may recall … Read More

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16 Dec, 2010

J VanDomelen

Android is sexy, as are the ever-increasing number of smartphones and PC tablets that take advantage of Google’s operating system (OS). Military personnel, even officials at the highest ranks, agree. Soldiers want to use Android devices and Apple’s iPad in the field, while on a mission, communicating, socializing, killing time, or blowing off steam. Soldiers have historically been frustrated by the

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