Cobol Techniques For Today And The Future

September 16, 2013 I’ve long been an advocate for getting people started using FPGAs. I’ve long been an advocate for getting people started using FPGAs. I’ve mentioned here before that FPGAs aren’t for everything (no tool is for everything), but I do often see people struggling to build something with a CPU that would be pretty easy to do with …

Google Searches for Robots’ Home

Google will try to map a path to mainstream robotics, according to a New York Times interview with the man behind the move. The search company has the cash and a smart, passionate, and experienced enthusiast. The open question is whether that’s enough to turn this broadly fascinating field into any mainstream commercial opportunities. Leading the charge is Andy Rubin, …

Amazon To Developers: Real-Time Big Data For Everyone

Amazon web services has launched Amazon Kinesis, a developer-focused tool designed to handle real-time data as it is created. Kinesis also processes data replication and onward delivery tasks for the apps within which it is required. The name Kinesis derives from the term used for an animal’s non-directional response to a stimulus; for example, humidity. Described as essentially a big …

China’s LTE Bid Good for Apple

On November 4, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information (MII) assigned TDD-LTE licenses to all three cellular operators: China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom. The move is good for China, Apple, and a handful of other handset and chip makers. The licenses are a step toward China’s long-term effort to unify nationwide cellular operations. Until now, each of the …