Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wikipedia Zero – enable access to Wikipedia by developing countries

Within the project Wikipedia Zero Wikipedia wants to give access to people from developing countries who do not have enough money to pay data charges. In principle the system works as follows: users send a request per SMS to wikipedia … Continue reading

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Mozilla introduces its new smart phone Firefox OS

During the mobile world congress in Barcelona Mozilla presents its brand new open source  Firefox OS for smart phones. With René Obermann (Telekom) und Cesar Alierta (Telefonica) two of the biggest telecom companies in Europe support this new OS which … Continue reading

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Apple iPhone 5 and 4S market leader before Galaxy S3

According to the latest market research results from “Handset Country Share Tracker”-Markterhebung (HCST) of Strategy Analytics is Apple market leader in market share and sale figures. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is now on position 3.  According to the market study  27.4 … Continue reading

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Ice attack on Android smartphones

Two researchers from the university of Erlangen demonstrated the access on encrypted data within Android smartphones by cooling down the device in a refrigerator. To do this the researchers cooled down the device below -10 degrees Celsius and then they … Continue reading

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US defence company develops tracking software for social networks

The US defence company Raytheon developed a software which is able to collect (public available) information in social networks such as facebook and relate it. Results are profiles of persons and typical patterns they perform, as written in the British … Continue reading

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Google glass uses head bones in order to communicate with the user

In April 2012 Google published a first video study on its Google glasses illustrating how a typical day could look like owning this device. Recently Google received the official approval from the federal communications commission (fcc) which is needed for … Continue reading

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