Alle Beiträge von Helmut Hirner

Neue Musikmärkte: Mobiltelefone und digitale Rechteprobleme

Die Popkomm ist mit rund 15.000 Fachbesuchern eine der wichtigsten Musikmessen. Vom 19. bis zum 21. September 2007 diskutierten die Teilnehmer in verschiedenen Veranstaltungen über ungenutztes Potenzial in China, mobile Musik und Probleme mit Digital Rights Management. (Musik)
Das wird sicher noch spannend; ein Schlaraffenland für Rechtsanwälte tut sich auf.

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Wikis, the Semantic Web head to the streets

Wiki technology takes real-time, user-generated data from mobile phones to create maps for pedestrians and other travelers making their way across a city
While drivers are accustomed to using traffic reports to assess road conditions, pedestrians who navigate cities are typically left without aid to determine the best route. But researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology using wikis and the Semantic Web look to change the way people map and navigate their cities.

The Wiki City project, run by MIT's SENSEable City Laboratory, aims to apply wiki technology to the mapmaking process. The project's ultimate product will permit anyone to upload content to a map and utilize Semantic Web principles to cross search multiple layers of information.
Wiki City Rome, an early incarnation of the project's user-generated maps, used GPS and cell phone data to produce a real-time map during an all-night festival held in the city on Sept. 8. A Web site featuring a satellite image of Rome displayed event locations and the position of buses and pedestrian traffic in real time. Buses equipped with GPS devices fed their locations to the project every minute, while cell phone data was constantly received to show how crowds were moving around the city. An image of the map was also projected in one of Rome's main squares.
"If people know about the state of their environment in real time (as opposed to a static map), they can make better informed decisions about how to move about in the city which in term increases efficiency," Kristian Kloeckl, one of Wiki City Rome's team leaders, wrote in an e-mail interview.
Wiki City Rome served as an initial step in the Wiki City project. Future projects involve introducing the wiki city concept to other cities that have partnered with the SENSEable City Laboratory. The list currently includes only European cities because their public transportation networks and outdoor spaces correspond with the project's aim of studying how people react and move about in public spaces, Kloeckl said. But the project is applicable to non-European cities, he said. He mentioned that a Boston-area furniture company is interested in placing displays in their products that would show a wiki city map.
aus Wikis, the Semantic Web head to the streets

Wikis und Semantic Web haben sicher Zukunft, aber was aus The real-time city is now real! Wikicity wird steht noch in den Sternen.

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Maus-Sonderlinge: Trackballs, Laserpointer und Fernbedienung

Kensington hat eine Reihe von Mäusen vorgestellt, die durch ihre Spezialisierung aus dem Reigen der gewöhnlichen Peripherie-Geräte ausbrechen. So ist die silberige "SlimBlade Presenter Media Mouse" nicht nur ein Cursor-Schubser, sondern auch noch eine Fernbedienung und dient der Präsentationssteuerung. Alle neuen Mäuse sind rund ein Drittel flacher als herkömmliche Notebook-Mäuse und arbeiten schnurlos. (<a href="http://www.golem.de/specials/eingabegeraete/">Eingabegeräte</a>)

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A MathML for CSS Profile: Working Draft

2007-09-24: The Math Working Group published an updated Working Draft of A MathML for CSS profile. This subset of MathML 3.0 can be used to capture the structure of mathematical formulas in a way particularly suitable for further CSS formatting. Coordinated with ongoing work on CSS Level 3, the profile is expected to facilitate adoption of MathML in Web browsers and CSS formatters. Visit the Math home page.
Nheres dazu auf MathML.

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XP-Downgrade für Vista-Skeptiker

Microsoft erlaubt PC-Herstellern für ihre Rechner mit Windows Vista Betriebssystem eine XP-Alternative anzubieten, allerdings nur bei Vista Business und Ultimate-Versionen.
heißt es auf (24.Jan 2011 um 07:06:21): www.telekom-presse.at
Da fragt man sich auch: „Bald generelles aus?“

Nun ich würde ein Upgrade auf Ubuntu empfehlen. 😉

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