Monthly Archives: June 2013

Second Life celebrates its 10th anniversary – some statistics

On 23 June 2003  Second Life developed by Linden Lab was officially started. Because of this anniversary Linden Lab published some statistics. After the initial hype on this new virtual world it became a little bit silent. But still one … Continue reading

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Oracle turnover stagnates

Oracle is the world largest database provider. According to a press release Oracles turnover stagnates. In comparison to 2012 the turnover was the same, 11 billion dollars respectively. In the last years the turn over was growing constantly, however, the … Continue reading

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Instagram extended by videos

After 16 billion shared images and 130 millions users a month facebook decided to extend the Instagram service by video snippets (3 – 15 seconds). This was recently officially announced during a facebook press conference. With the free Android App … Continue reading

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eCall – European Commission pavens way for automatic emergency calls from cars

The EC accepted the proposal to equip all new cars from October 2015 with an automatic emergency call system mandatory.  This has to be still accepted by the EC member states and the European parliament. The system named eCall is … Continue reading

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Schritt für Schritt zur guten Lehre mit dem neuen Booklet über Lehrstrategien, -methoden und -formaten

In einem frei verfügbaren Booklet wurden Lehrstrategien, Lehrveranstaltungsformate und Lehrmethoden mit einem speziellen Konnex zur Med Uni Graz übersichtlich zusammengestellt. Lehrende können dort sowohl wertvolle Informationen über die Planung und Gestaltung Ihrer eigenen Lehrveranstaltungen finden als auch einen Überblick über … Continue reading

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Smartphones and tablets replace the classic camera

Most smartphones have an integrated camera which is permanently used by users also in vacation. Smartphones with Internet connection usually also offer publishing of pictures immediately on social media platforms such facebook which is a clear advantage in comparison to … Continue reading

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Online advertisements annoy most users and are even scary

According to a market study of Edelman Berland (issued by Adobe) most users do not like online advertisements. Basis for the study have been 1250 in each of the following countries: Germany, France, Great Britain, US, Australia, Japan and South … Continue reading

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Meta – full augmented reality glasses

With this new glasses the start up company Meta from New York realizes the fist time glasses which can not only place virtual objects into the reality but enables users also to manipulate them. Currently the company collects money via … Continue reading

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