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Intel publishes reference design for home energy management panel

Intel has released its reference design for an interactive panel that is meant as a multifunction universal control panel for your home.Based on my past conversations with the company about the concept, I know that Intel is pitching the technology as a way for utility operators and device manufacturers to enable homeowners manage myriad applications, including energy usage and video surveillance.

September 30, 2010 by

Looking for options after retrenchment

Laid off computer-aided design/engineering professional asks if doing a product lifecycle management course and join the technical field is a good idea.

September 9, 2009

Data in space: no one can you hear you scream

A 20-stone Panamanian DBA who fancied himself as a bit of an event data management specialist once cornered me at a developer event to talk my ears off while I was trying to beat my own personal hot dog and beer consumption record. My data-centric pal (let’s call him Pancho) beat my eardrums up about architectural design for real world retail applications that experience wild spikes in terms of data throughput once in full deployment.

August 26, 2009 by

IBM System x3650 M2

IBM remains a solid choice of server vendor, and this IBM/Lenovo server is a good rack-mount platform, albeit not quite as good as some of the competition.

August 20, 2009 by

Managing a web project

Advice from the coalfaceOne of the most pivotal but also most difficult jobs in the creation of a web site is the project management. I think it's difficult because the project manager has to be good with people (“client facing”), have an overview of what is technically feasible, desirable &/or achievable, and also have a design sensibility that doesn’t offend.

July 31, 2009 by

Robo-furniture eats household pests

Robotic furniture that eat vermin, like mice and flies, are a part of a design project at the Royal College of Art, London. Designer James Auger is exploring a new breed of domestic robots that he says can sit comfortably at an intersection of products and pets.

June 27, 2009 by

Web Middleware – The Next Great Developer Cash Cow?

I was in a meeting with a web design and development company on Monday who has produced a forms-based data management solution. This product interfaces between a site's core customer facing forms and the data (in this case in the form of emails) that are produced from the site's bowels when users make requests, orders or communicate with the company in any other way.

June 23, 2009 by

Open source car design

In Britain they've promised an open source car design for a hydrogen-powered vehicle. The Riversimple Urban Car is a small commute vehicle and was shown off today in London.

June 16, 2009 by

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