Monthly Archives: July 2013

The market share of Android tablets increases

Despite sales figures from PCs are further going down in Western Europe the turnover of the main distributors increases. According to the market research institute Context the main reason for this is the significant increase of tablet sales which increased … Continue reading

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Apple works hard on its new iWatch

According to a news paper article of the Financial Times Apple concentrates its man power on developing the new iwatch. This smart watch is subject of speculations for many months. Recently Apple protected the name “iWatch” in several countries. Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Affective Computing – Camera and image analysis used in order to detect learning stress

Scientists from the North Carolina State University (NCSU) are working on a learning management system which is able to analyze the mimics of the learner’s faces in order to detect stress. This can be used with eLearning applications used outside … Continue reading

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A new robot for rescue operations – Atlas

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) introduced a new humanoid robot called Atlas. This 1.9 m high robot has a weight of 150 kg (approx. 300 pounds) and shall be used during civil rescue operations. The robot was developed by … Continue reading

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Nokia presents the new Lumia 1020 with 41 megapixel camera

Nokia presented its new smartphone Lumia 1020 in New York. The main feature underlined by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was the 41 megapixel sensor. This sensor is already known from the Pureview 808 but the new Lumia has now a … Continue reading

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facebook Graph Search now also available in Germany

The new facebook functionality “Graph Search” enables the search for users with the same interests. This functionality was so far only available for users in US, but will be now also available for users in Germany as facebook announced on … Continue reading

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Microsoft introduces new 3D monitor with touchable 3D objects

Microsoft Labs introduced a prototype for a new 3D monitor which enables users not only to see 3D objects but also to touch them. Even though the main operation of the monitor is done with one finger and 3D glasses … Continue reading

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