Items tagged with Footprints

Today HTC unveiled a new version of its GPS-centric Touch Cruise smartphone with a thinner design and new HTC Footprints software. Footprints builds on the concept of geotagging by making it possible for you to take notes and record audio clips that can be bundled into a digital postcard on your phone. This digital postcard includes your personal thoughts along with a picture and GPS location data. In addition to bundling images with useful information, Footprints can automatically name your postcards using location information. Utilizing Footprints, you can easily retrace your steps to a specific location by simply flipping through your photos. Although we’re not exactly sure how it works, Footprints... Read more...
EDA, or Electronic Design Automation, is perhaps the single most important component of the semiconductor industry. With out EDA tools it would be impossible to develop the CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, and assorted chips that power everything from personal computers, iPods, mobile phones, game console and so on. EDA Cafe posted an article today that gives a little background on the various players in this field over the years. William Shockley, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, Phil Moorby, Aart De Geus, Jim Solomon and others are briefly profiled. Outtake: "EDA industry is what it is today because of contributions of lots of people: academics, entrepreneurs,... Read more...