Microsoft Band SDK Preview

The Band SDK for Windows Phone, iOS and Android is available for download:

http://developer.microsoftband.com/

“ Get started with the Microsoft Band SDK Preview.

The Microsoft Band SDK Preview gives developers access to the sensors available on the band, as well as the ability to create and send notifications to tiles. Enhance and extend the experience of your applications to your customers‘ wrists.“

Barcode Scanner ASCII String Decoder

Thanks to IDAutomation.com everyone can quickly decode a barcode for free

http://www.idautomation.com/free-barcode-products/scanner-ascii-decoder/

http://www.idautomation.com/free-barcode-products/scanner-ascii-decoder/
http://www.idautomation.com/free-barcode-products/scanner-ascii-decoder/

Free version of AOMEI Backup software

AOMEI Backupper, a backup, restore, and cloning software, especially designed for PCs and Servers running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems.

AOMEI

Software Defined Radio

“ A number of definitions can be found to describe Software Defined Radio, also known as Software Radio or SDR. The Wireless Innovation Forum, working in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) P1900.1 group, has worked to establish a definition of SDR that provides consistency and a clear overview of the technology and its associated benefits.

Simply put Software Defined Radio is defined as :
„Radio in which some or all of the physical layer functions are software defined“ *

A radio is any kind of device that wirelessly transmits or receives signals in the radio frequency (RF) part of the electromagnetic spectrum to facilitate the transfer of information. In today’s world, radios exist in a multitude of items such as cell phones, computers, car door openers, vehicles, and televisions.

Traditional hardware based radio devices limit cross-functionality and can only be modified through physical intervention. This results in higher production costs and minimal flexibility in supporting multiple waveform standards. By contrast, software defined radio technology provides an efficient and comparatively inexpensive solution to this problem, allowing multi-mode, multi-band and/or multi-functional wireless devices that can be enhanced using software upgrades.

SDR defines a collection of hardware and software technologies where some or all of the radio’s operating functions (also referred to as physical layer processing) are implemented through modifiable software or firmware operating on programmable processing technologies. These devices include field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), digital signal processors (DSP), general purpose processors (GPP), programmable System on Chip (SoC) or other application specific programmable processors. The use of these technologies allows new wireless features and capabilities to be added to existing radio systems without requiring new hardware.“

http://www.wirelessinnovation.org/Introduction_to_SDR

 

SFIRM Banking Software Administrator Passwort Reset

Resetting the Admin passwort for the sfirm software is still very easy. On the login screen you’ve to press Crtl-a and a window with a code is presented. With that code the sfirm customer support can generate a pin and here you go again.

FreeMind – free mind mapping software

„FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map) software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click „fold / unfold“ and „follow link“ operations.“

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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Autonomous Tank

„Fully autonomous vehicles will soon be at the front lines, both on the battle field and search-and-rescue missions. These vehicles are smaller, faster, and more manuverable than their human driven counterparts. Most importantly, autonamous vehicles will remove humans from dangerous areas and minimise casualties. The purpose of this project was to design and build a scaled proof of concept for an antonomous battlefield tank.“

http://www.autotank.nateklein.net/index.html

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