News – Tablet PC Based In-Car PC System, PC Turns 25, Applications To Go

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Tablet PC Based In-Car PC System

Bitportersmedia has an ambitious coding project in the works to turn a Tablet PC into an in-car PC/Navigation system. The project, named DRADIS (Battlestar Galactica fans might recognize the moniker), aims to aid drivers “with their work tasks while driving” which is a little scary until you read that interaction is based on speech recognition and synthesis.  The software makes heavy use of the Tablet PC API and provides navigation, video, and live RSS feeds. Read more…

 

The Personal Computer Turns 25 This Weekend


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It was 25 years ago this weekend that IBM launched the first personal computers. There were popular ‘home’ computers before the IBM PC came along, but none were taken seriously in the business world. When IBM, the king of computing at the time, put its weight behind the concept of a PC on every desk, there was no stopping the juggernaut. To date there have been over one and a half billion PCs sold with over eight hundred million in use today. Read more…

 

I’ll Have Those Applications To Go Please

Traveling light is an art and for some an obsession. Sometimes a notebook or even a Tablet PC or Slate is too much to be encumbered with. Sure you can pop your files on a portable hard drive or USB drive and work on them from any computer, but what about when you need the specific set of applications you have on your computer? The prospect of having your entire computing environment- files, apps, settings, etc.- on a USB drive that you can securely plug into any computer is closer than you may think. Read more…

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