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Nikon announces Android-powered camera: the $349 Coolpix S800c

Nikon has just announced an Android-powered point-and-shoot camera—the $349 Coolpix S800c. It’s a 16Mpixel camera with a 10x optical zoom but the real innovation appears on the back in the form of a touch-panel LCD 0.8Mpixel OLED display that is … Continue reading


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Friday Video: Dave Jones, That Crazy Aussie Bloke, tears down a Google Nexus 7 tablet. You know you have been waiting to see this

Every Tuesday, Dave Jones—aka “That Crazy Aussie Bloke” and the proprietor of EEVblog.com—tears down one or more tech items. This week, the subject of his ministrations is the new Google Nexus 7 tablet. There are many interesting system aspects of … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Slo-mo video shows how much faster and smoother Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is than Ice Cream Sandwich

Project Butter was a concerted effort by Google software engineers to make the display in Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) much smoother, faster, and more responsive than in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). But how to show it? Here’s a great … Continue reading

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Software development for SoCs requires “bespoke” software enablement platforms

I’ve always wanted to use the British English word “bespoke” in a blog and Cadence Group Director of Product Marketing for the System Development Suite Frank Schirrmeister has now given me that opportunity with his EDPS forecast on system-level EDA … Continue reading

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ExtremeTech.com provides some lessons to be learned from the Google Nexus One smartphone’s system-level design and Android 4.0—Ice Cream Sandwich

Ryan Whitwam at ExtremeTech.com has written another insightful article on System Realization as it relates to the Google Nexus One smartphone’s supposed inability to run Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the latest and soon-to-be-introduced version of the Google Android OS. As … Continue reading

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Google’s planned purchase of Motorola Mobility is a pure EDA360 play: Software drives Hardware

When I told my good friend David Thon that Google’s planned purchase of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility was a pure EDA360 play, he invited me to explain. In simplest terms, EDA360 posits that software now drives hardware in the processor-centric … Continue reading

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Is “app crashes” headline news? It is when it’s driving a car from Google

Jalopnik.com reported over the weekend that one of Google’s self-driving cars was involved in a fender bender near the company’s Mountain View headquarters last week. The article includes a photo of the Google self-driving Toyota Prius stopped behind another Prius … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Google+ app not your cup of tea? Try Google-

From Google’s top secret labs, the Google- Anti-Social Network Preview: Tip of the hat to Guy Kawasaki on Google+ for the pointer.

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