This page contains a collection of various products that I have tried and recommend. I promise to never recommend any products that I am not personally familiar with.
Improving Performance and Reducing Power with Hardware Acceleration: Static Timing Analysis Based Transformations of Combinational Logic in a High Level ASIC Synthesis Flow. This is a book that I published with my academic advisor at the University of Pittsburgh. The book presents research on a C to VHDL hardware acceleration compiler.
Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (2nd Edition). The second edition of the famous “Dragon Book.” This is pretty much a must have book for anyone interested in compiler design. This was the textbook when I took my graduate level compiler design course. It is definitely a theory heavy book.
Motorola Xoom Family Edition. This was my first Android product ever, and I absolutely love it. When it comes to tablets, everyone’s attention tends to migrate towards Apple’s shiny iPad. Personally, my purchase came down to the iPad or the Xoom. I went with the Xoom and I don’t regret it in the least.
La Crosse Technology Weather Channel Wireless Temperature Station. I purchased this weather station as part of a Groupon offer. A wireless sensor (included) is placed outside, which reports back to the weather station. The station reports the indoor and outdoor temperatures, among other things.