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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

How about this for another example of convergence? In this case it's not a convergence of devices, it's a convergence of technologies. By combining GPS with reference to 3 axis sensors measuring gravitational and magnetic fields to determine the true orientation of the SkyScout to the earth you can get what amounts to a personal guide to what you are looking at in the night sky.

SkyScout's unique features include:
“Tonight’s Must-See List” - When the SkyScout is turned on, it will tell the user the 10 coolest things to look at in the sky that night, using internal GPS to automatically customize it to where that particular user is located

“Constellation Lessons” – If the user is looking at a star that’s part of a constellation, the SkyScout will inform the user, show a picture of the constellation, and help the user locate the other stars in the constellation.

“Updatable Software and Data” – USB port included for periodic updates of the operating software, as well as the ability to download new data for celestial objects like the Space Shuttle or passing comets.

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 7:52 PM C500/C600 SmartPhone (or replacement) , Citrix , Exchange and Push Email , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools , Security | Back to top

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