The open-source Arduino platform has helped tinkers make robots and controllers. At the Maker Faire last weekend, Arduino leader Massimo Banzi unveiled a new effort to help connect Arduino devices to the Internet.
Yes, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is truly enterprise-ready -- for email at least
It took a few days, but Amazon has confirmed to CITEworld that the Kindle Fire HD is using Microsoft ActiveSync to connect to Exchange, and will support a number of security and other policies that IT departments require before allowing personal employee devices to connect to corporate email.
The supported policies include remote wipe, password-strength requirements, and allowing or requiring device encryption.
That means the Kindle Fire HD really is an enterprise-class tablet when it comes to email, and could eventually provide real competition to the iPad among BYOD workers -- if it takes off among consumers first.
However, Amazon said it will not be part of Microsoft's ActiveSync logo program, unlike the iPad.
Here are the 22 ActiveSync policies Amazon says the device will support. For a refresher on what these policies enable, check out the Microsoft TechNet documentation.
Microsoft said its updated Kinect will be available for use with Windows some time next year.
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