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Today's news in the Transmeta sign-up/cancellation stakes is that ViA (no relation to the Taiwanese chip company) will be using Crusoe in its next generation of wearable computers. ViA is already involved in a DARPA-funded wearable computer project, and apparently the US Army Military Police has been testing its devices.

The current generation of Via device, described rather boringly as a wrist interactive device, has a wristwatch-sized display and wireless communication. It seems kind of limited compared to some of the other DARPA projects, but Crusoe is intended to beef up the next generation while maintaining low power consumption.

And those other DARPA projects? Well, much weirder and more sinister sounding. From Boeing, we have a Combat Management System, intended to fit a fully configurable, wearable PC into a soldier's clothing. Carnegie Mellon University is on the case of a Wearable Tactical Information Assistant, aimed at Air Force maintenance, Immigration and Naturalization Service agents (tactical information for immigration and naturalisation?), Lockheed Sanders is working on a Handheld MTI (Moving Target Indicator), while General Dynamics is building a Wearable Aviation Ground Station.

Presumably they've all cancelled their Transmeta plans already, but that's enough DARPA wearable computer projects for now... ®

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