Gadgets

The Electric Car Sion

Ansgar and Sion

Recently I had the chance to test drive the prototype of the upcoming smart electric car called Sion, developed by the Munich start-up Sono Motors. The Sion is a very special electric car, as it is completely covered with solar panels in order to produce the energy – it requires for driving – by itself. …

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AWE Europe 2017

VR-Fitness Device

The AWE is the worlds largest AR & VR conference and expo and it took place this year in Munich, Germany. I had the chance to take a look at the latest developments in AR & VR software and hardware and was really surprised to see that the general interest for AR seems to explode, …

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Master Seminar Embedded System – Projects Winter Term 2011/12 – Home Automation, StepPiano, iBooze, CAN, iOS Accessories

During the seminar on embedded systems five student teams worked on five different projects and wrote a paper about the results. The topics were: Home Automation with Arduino StepPiano – an Installation with Arduino CAN Bus Simulation with CANoe from Vector iBooze – An iPhone controlled cocktail mixing machine Developing an iOS Accessory The paper abstracts …

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Nexus S with NFC – update

The Nexus S will be running Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and support Near Field Communication (NFC). Since 16th December it is available in the US. The release date for UK is 20th December. In Germany rumors say it will come to the stores in March 2011 with Android 2.4 preinstalled! (source: mobiflip). (Why so late?) Gingerbread …

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Instant Translation – World Lens

Take a look at this interesting app. Cool stuff! Get it here for free: a title=Word Lens href=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-lens/id383463868?mt=8ign-mpt=uo%3D4 target=_blankWord Lens iTunes/a object classid=clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000 width=360 height=280 codebase=http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0param name=allowFullScreen value=true /param name=allowscriptaccess value=always /param name=src value=http://www.youtube.com/v/h2OfQdYrHRs?fs=1hl=de_DE /param name=allowfullscreen value=true /embed type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=360 height=280 src=http://www.youtube.com/v/h2OfQdYrHRs?fs=1hl=de_DE allowscriptaccess=always allowfullscreen=true/embed/object

Gingerbread with new Web API’s

Take a look at this interesting Google presentation for a glimpse on the next generation of Web-Apps. The next version of Google’s Android is called Gingerbread and brings a number of new great features to the developer. But what about the standards? Will these features be integrated in HTML5?