New USB port usage?

Modems, printers, mouses, keyboards, screens, digital cameras… More and more devices are now USB compliant… Still one was missing… Our Japanese friends did it: keep your coffie at the right temperature via USB! A “must-have” for network/sysadmin who drink coffie all the day 🙂 —DCT-NETEHome Page—

New Cisco toy?

Tired of iPAQ, Palm or other PDA? Here is a new toy for the mobile geeks! The Cisco 7920 is a wireless IP phone… In a few acronyms: 802.11b, Voice QoS, VLAN support, LDAP, etc… No comment about the look “back to the eighties” … Beurk! 🙂 http://www.telephony.ch/prodotti/pdf/7920-e.pdf

Java knows you!

The Belgian goverment started a major project: replace all the old “plastic/paper based” Belgian identity cards with brand new electronic toys. They will be based on a chipset running Java from SUN Microsystems. I’m curious to see how this project will grow… Anyway, they didn’t chose Micro$oft code… Ouf! 🙂

And for your PDA? Benzine or diesel?

The power… This is the main issue in lot of embedded applications! Batteries are the most important part of portable device. Some researchers developed a brand new system: the smallest fuel processor ever which can deliver electricity from liquid fuels such as butane, jet fuel, diesel, … Think Small When

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