Monthly Archives: March 2013

Car starts motor autonomously without human interaction

The Japanese car producer Subaru has bad news for more than 50,000 customers in North Amercia for the brands Impreza, Outback and Crosstek. These cars can start their motors without human interaction or intention. Even though the now so called … Continue reading

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More people are gaming on facebook

During the Game Developers Conference in Cologne (Germany) facebook announced an increase of gaming members by 8.4%. This is in absolute numbers 30 millions more than last year.  According to facebook statistics it is up to 35% more likely that … Continue reading

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Digitization is positive for the media industry – more users are willing to pay for digital content

According to a study  assigned by Google (and performed by the consulting company  Booz & Company) the structural change caused by the digitization of media helps the media industry to develop. The segments books, cinema, TV and music could increase … Continue reading

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Electrowetting technology for eBook color display

According to Bloomberg Samsung thinks of selling their Netherland branch company  Liquavista to amazon for 77 million Euro. Liquavista is known for the development of color displays used for eBooks utilizing the so called Electrowetting technology. Samsung bought this company … Continue reading

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HTML5 is the first choice for cross-platform development

According to a study from Kendo UI with more than 5000 participating developers HTML5 is the mostly wanted platform for app developers. 50% of the participating developers did already develop in HTML5, and more than 90% will apply this technology … Continue reading

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How to sell digital content

Many people buy now various content online (e.g. via the apple store or an eBook from amazon), which was in former days bought via DVDs or CDs. This makes it quite hard or even impossible to resell it. Amazon (in … Continue reading

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The arm acts as an antenna for secure communication

Microchip introduced at the embedded world in Nuernberg a new development kit: the BodyCom. It uses small tags with which it communicates over the body impedance by using signals transferred via capacity. image Microchip The human body acts in this … Continue reading

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