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Friday, January 4, 2019

They never been existed and how come are there their pictures?

Hi, we're meet again for the first time in the 2019.

The development of technology increasingly days is indeed more amazing. Things previously only existed in sci-fi movies, slowly become reality now. And this is one of them.

When you though with logic and common sense, only those who have been born into this world that ought have photos. Whether it's a baby photo, a photo when was a teenager, a photo when became an adult, and a photo when was a grandparent. This is natural because every person must want to devote precious moments and memories in their life.
The faces on the left were created by AI in 2014; on the right are ones made by AI in 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Vsb5Mb)
But, what if it turns out that there are photos containing people's faces that never even existed in this world? No, they are not ghosts. Nor the aliens disguised as human beings. The truth is people on the photo below are born not by humans, but are "born" by an artificial intelligent technology.

In a simple description is that these photos were created by robots developed by an American technology company named Nvidia. You might know those company as a supplier of processor and gaming devices. In fact, besides that they also developed many other technologies, one of which is these AI technology.
Some of Nvidia’s AI-generated faces. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Vsb5Mb)
The artificial intelligence technology is called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). Well, this technology is capable of creating imaginary human photographs that are difficult to distinguish from real human portraits.

Then, how did the AI technology create those imaginary human photos? The researchers entered 70 thousand real human photo datas of various ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds into computer databases. Then the computer will study, sort and process those 70 thousand photos to produce the photos of truly new humans.
Style transfer allows you to blend facial characteristics from different people. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Vsb5Mb)
GAN's is not only able to create portraits of new humans, but it can also create additional accessories to support the appearance of those "human". For example, adding glasses, hats, or jewelry. So, this portrait is increasingly difficult to distinguish from real humans.

This technology might amaze you, but many people are worried about these technology using, especially politicians. They worry that this technology will be misused and make politicians speak or move as creators want. In fact, all of that is merely engineering. And some say misuse of this technology will make hoax news "more trusted".
Some examples of AI-generated faces with obvious asymmetrical features. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Vsb5Mb)
Of course this technology abusing will make a scene throughout the world due to misunderstandings. In fact, everything has been engineered by irresponsible or bad people. And for its own positive impact, it seems that it is still difficult to find, unless it is used by intelligence to create a new identity.

But as a red thread, it all depends on ourselves as the creators and users if we want the technology to have benefits or just the opposite. What do you think? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE VERGE | SKYMINDS]
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Matchlight, an extra security for your personal data in cyberspace

If you are worried about your personal information circulate freely in cyberspace, not to worry, or at least to reduce concerns about it a little. Well, Terbium Labs announced that the 'Matchlight,' an intelligent system that can supervise dark sites that steal your information, and is now available for public.
Matchlight sends You an alert when Your data is leaked online. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezhp8)
"Matchlight supervise your data so you do not have to worry about important data that you input," they said on its website. To use it, all you need to do is register on the website and then enter some details of yours.

If Matchlight detects something, a warning will be sent to you. The alert service consists of account credentials, social security numbers, and confidential documents. The users can also use keywords or patterns, a very useful tool to track the e-mail address, credit card and identity number.

In general, it takes over 206 days before a data breach is identified, with 85 percent of the violations found by external third parties. And Matchlight can reduce such violations in just minutes.

Matchlight has been launched since last year, but only as the security of personal data that is not available to the public. Currently the IT company adds to its targets ranging from single individuals and companies small to medium businesses that do not have the money or manpower such as larger companies to get similar protection.

"An inevitable and organized attacks like a violation of intellectual property is always risky," said Tyler Carbone, CEO Terbium Labs. "We build strength against that sort of thing by providing a tool that is able to identify and fight against the information theft and fraud quickly, personally and affordable as well." Let's check and try it in HERE for free. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TERBIUM LABS | IFLSCIENCE]
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Sunday, September 27, 2015

In near future, a smartphone app can cure motion sickness

Do you often feel nauseous or dizzy when you're traveling by bus, boat, or airplane? There is good news for you often feel it. Rumors that the future will be created mobile applications that can help overcome the symptoms of motion sickness. Sophisticated is not it?

As reported by the Sciencetimes, scientists predict will emerge a smart phone application that applying small electrical currents to the scalp via headset. The device can be used for reducing nausea during the long trip.
In the near future, a smartphone applications can cure motion sickness. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ig0lfb)
The research team also states this application will not cause drowsiness for the user. Small electrical current which equated 9 Volt battery, it feels like a tingling and tickling believed to be entered into the brain that processes motion signal.

Based on the results of research published in the journal Neurology, proved that the device is able to stimulate electricity to the human head will free users from feeling drunk immediately. In the research shows that electric current is mounted on the left side of the human head is able to act as a drug against nausea and dizziness while traveling.

Although the biological causes of seasickness is not known clearly, they believe it is due to a conflict of censorship that goes from the eye and balance organ in the inner ear. Given this electric current, will hit the area of ​​the brain that process signals duties of the balance organ of the inner ear.

"We believe 5 to 10 years from now, people will be taking the anti nausea. We hope this idea can be integrated with a mobile phone. These findings will be of goods 'shall' take before you travel," said Qadeer Arshad, the study leader from Imperial College London.

Arshad added, the military is also interested in developing this idea for those suffering from a hangover while operating a drone remotely. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCIENCETIMES]
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Waiting for Windows 10

Soon the loyal Windows users can enjoy the Official Release of Windows 10. At the Windows Hardware Engineering community in Shenzhen, China on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Terry Myerson, Head division OSG (Operating System Group) Microsoft stated that Windows 10 will be launched in official in summer 2015.

Following the summer schedule, then it will fall launch in June or July 2015. Windows 10 will be available for 190 countries and in 111 languages.
Microsoft announces that Windows 10 will release officially on this summer. (Picture from: http://tcrn.ch/1powVZp)
In the event, Microsoft stated that the users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will get (to upgrade) Windows 10 for free. The promo is valid only within one year after the official release of Windows 10 later. If after the expiration of one year, users can not upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
For those of you who will already do upgrade, you will be able to use Windows 10 forever, without paying anything except the other supporting software that had to be purchased. This also applies to a free upgrade for users of Windows Phone 8.1. Because Windows 10 is multiplatform, it will be used on Windows Mobile Phone as well. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BBC | TECHCRUNCH]
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

The greatness of the NSA spying machine was revealed

A recent leaked documents from NSA whistle-blower, Edward Snowden reveals the greatness of the National Security Agency (NSA) 'engine' in the course of a spy. Surveillance and tapping machine is an evil digital application so-called malware.
The US National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. (Picture from: http://www.scmp.com/)
U.S. intelligence agencies have a system called "TURBINE" that can spread malware millions at a time. TURBINE is under NSA hackers unit called Tailored Access Operations (TAO). From the documents cited by The Register, revealed that the TURBINE able to handle malware that infects the computer in "large scale (millions of units)" through an automated system that controls implanted malware in groups.

TURBINE have 'an expert system' that will automatically choose the type of malware that is matched with the target and the particular situation, and then install it on the target computer. Thus, this system requires little human intervention to be run.
One presentation outlines how the NSA performs “industrial-scale exploitation” of computer networks across the world. (Picture from: http://fox43.com/)
Types of malware such as those coded name of 'GROK' that can record keyboard keystrokes, 'CAPTIVATEDAUDIENCE' which can record sound through a microphone, or 'SALVAGERABBIT' that can copy data from computer storage media.

NSA system design is similar to other sophisticated cyber weapon ever makes a scene in the virtual world, such as Stuxnet and Flame. Both programs also allegedly deliberately made by certain countries. NSA has enabled TURBINE least since July 2010 and has infected up to 100,000 computers.

TURBINE is also connected to the NSA sensor system that called "TURMOIL" which tapped into a worldwide computer network to monitor data traffic and identifying potential targets. TURMOIL can track targets via e-mail address, or IP, or cookies from major sites such as Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo!. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE REGISTER]
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Monday, March 10, 2014

iOS begin to look the SmartCar technology

Apple had never took off their operating system to be produced by other companies. But now, Apple will release it to several car companies.

Car manufacturers today is busy to develop smart car technology. And this seems to be becoming a reality with the pinned of Apple operating system technology, namely iOS for their smartcar brain.

Citing from PhoneArena site, on Monday, March 3, 2014, Apple will release their operating system to the three car companies, namely Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. The news mentions, that the cars from the three manufacturers will be installed the Apple operating system namely iOS 7.1.
Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo reportedly will use Apple iOS on their car products. (Picture from:http://www.auto.it/)
The cars were installed with the operating system from Apple is reportedly going to have a feature like the one on the phone. Like a personal assistant Siri is modified specifically to help navigate the driver. In addition, Apple Maps will also serve as a car's GPS.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PHONEARENA]
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Scan 3D objects with Your smartphone

3D scanning generally require an expensive laser scanner equipment including the complicated and advanced technology software. However, researchers from Viztu Technologies simplifies 3D scanning using a smartphone.
Scanning 3D object via smartphone with Hypr3D. (Picture from: http://www.nanowerk.com/)
As reported by NanoWerk, on Friday, January 31, 2014, Back in 2011 Viztu Technologies released a free online software. This innovation led to a rapidly rising commercial enterprise that concluded with Viztu’s sale to a tech giant, which is now bringing the technology to the public worldwide.

Hypr3D screeshoot on iPhone. 
 (Picture from: https://itunes.apple.com/)
The Viztu flagship website service, Hypr3D that can produce a digital 3D model of the object or scene from a 2D photo or even a video that user uploaded. Users can be snapped pictures using digital cameras, smartphones or webcams.

"We provide the ease of scanning of camera they have," said Thomas Milnes PhD'13, Chief Technology Officer of Viztu Technologies. He developed the Hypr3D software as part of his MIT dissertation.

Furthermore, the users only need a digital camera, smartphone and internet access for a few minutes to build the 3D models. Then, the digital 3D objects can be printed in a 3D printer.

Less than a year after the launch Hypr3D, Viztu which was also founded by Milnes and CEO Michael 'Ash' Martin MBA’10 received positive responses from users. Reportedly, currently the Hypr3D used by a tens of thousands of people.

But this time the service has been transferred to the 'Cubify Capture' (Hypr3D is now Cubify Capture). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CUBIFY CAPTURE | NANOWERK]
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Operating System

Ten years ago , if we are carrying a Nokia Communicator (especially the E 90 series in maroon color) that is one mark of pinnacle of our social status. By adopting the Symbian OS, and in the middle of a cell phone position is still a luxury things, make the Nokia Communicator position was impregnable.
Then, exactly started last September, 2013, who would have thought if the mighty Symbian OS is finally dead, just take a look at the Nokia 808 PureView, which is released first on February 27, 2012 and adopt Symbian OS was recorded its last series and sent on last September, 2013.

Who would have thought this glory so soon be gone? First introduced in 1998 and is mainly used by Nokia as well as a small portion Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson, the first OS which is initiated by Psion (a London-based software house) started sticking in the 2000s.

Precisely in 2002 the people were hunting the four of Nokia Communicator series, i.e. Nokia 9210, 9300, 9300i, and 9500, which used the Symbian Series 80 operating system. At that time a person will feel cool and proud when carrying this cell phone.

When in 2006 Nokia is released Symbian Series 60 and Symbian i on 2008, the attention on the Nokia's OS is still there. Evidently, as reported by Gartner, a global telecommunications research institute, that Symbian's market share in 2006 had reached 73% of the shipping of 100 million smart phone in the world.

In that time, other operating systems began to steal the show, like the BlackBerry and iPhone in 2008, the position of Symbian was still not deterred. And the peak was in July, 2009, about 250 million units of smart phones based on Symbian OS successfully sent all over the world," wrote by Gartner on September 25, 2011.

Dark clouds began to be felt at the end of 2009 when their market share dropped to 47.2%. Then in early 2010 the curve had a sharp decline to 37.6%, while at the same time the competitor continues to burst embrace the market.

At that time, Android approaching with share of 22.7%, Apple 15.7%, and RIM's 16%. In fact, two of the first names above officially plunged into the smart phone industry in 2008, while RIM began intensive offering the BlackBerry on 2004.

"Finally, in the second quarter of 2012, Nokia's Symbian OS that was ever so popular, must to face with the lowest market share of its existence, that is 4.4%," said Ramon Llamas, a senior researcher on IDC - a global telecommunications research firm in cnn.com, on August 9, 2012.

Not much different fate also experienced by Palm which also known as GarnetOS. Are you remembered in 2006, amid in the booming of Nokia Communicator, a PDA (Personal Digital Assistants) that used the Palm OS as its flagship, is able to draw a little attention.

Palm M505 series which uses Palm OS 4.0 most enthused in the professional circles, although its shape and electric pen was relatively large and troublesome. It had developed five serial versions and one Cobalt version, Palm finally dead. On February 11, 2009 , Palm's CEO Ed Colligan said, they will not put out another Palm -based on their gadgets product.

The number one vendor of the smart phone in the world today, Samsung also must be willing to lose their homemade system, Bada. First introduced in February, 2010 through Wave 88500 series, when it was sticking up when the prominent developers such as Electronic Arts, Twitter, etc. is came to support it. In fact, Wave 88500 was then immediately sold one million units in one month post-release.

The sales of Wave series (as a differentiator with Android series, named Samsung Galaxy) could even reach 4.5 million units in the second quarter of 2011. However, then on 2012 Bada experiencing the grim days when the sale would not go up and crippled compared with the Galaxy series.

In the end, by February 25, 2013, Hong Won-Pyo, President of Samsung's Media Solutions Center, diplomatically stating that the Bada closure plan to put together with a Linux-based Tizen operating system to better satisfy users.

In the world of computers, the operating system was not entirely user likes. There are some that still exist but in crummy conditions. Just as BeOS that has been developed since 1991 by the American computer company, Be Inc.

Actually the system is a digital media whiz but nevertheless known to the world community, especially after they involved in a patent dispute with Microsoft on 2002. While other operating systems drowned, rapid progress is now being achieved by Android and iPhone.

Android now has share of 80% of the smart phone world with a variety of vendors, while the iPhone stalking behind despite having only one vendor. The question is, are you sure they will continue to endure as a champion? I don't think so. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RUDI RIONO | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 21112013]
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Application to distinguish between Humans and Machines

When we create a new account, either to become a member in a website, e-Mail, or a comment form on a website, at the end of the filling form 'll often see multiple digit numbers listed in the image, or fill out a simple addition and subtraction results like 9+1=?, 7-4=? or a series of letters in the image, etc. That is called a CAPTCHA.

CAPTCHA exampe.
CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test tell Computer and Human Apart". CAPTCHA popularized since many weblogs on the internet. Weblogs generally provides the facility of interaction between bloggers (creator of the blog) and visitors by filling a comment form. Because the popularity of weblogs, comments media is often used to increase the popularity of the new websites.

It was not a problem initially, but later the weblogs began to the comment floods that have nothing to do with the article that was written, also the ads that come continuously without stopping, this strange behavior is the act of the robot spam, an automated program that made to send messages/ads continuously to make a comment on a website that has a high ranking on the internet. The spam comment is annoying. We needs to find a solution that could restrict robots to not continue this brutal act. For that purpose the CAPTCHA was created.

Numbers or letters that are printed in an image file for a computer is pixel color code, so as to decompose it takes a very long time, not to mention when mixed with background made ​​snaking impede writing, so it was virtually impossible for computer to guess what the characters shown in the image. While humans can easily see and immediately wrote the character listed, or perform process calculations such as addition or subtraction. Through this test may ultimately distinguish between human and machine. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SEPTI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 21112013]
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Overview of Android KitKat

Latest operating system from Google, Android 4.4 KitKat, reportedly will be launched this month. Through their website, via the link of android.com/kitkat, Google gave their speech to commemorate the KitKat launch. "It is our goal to providing the Android KitKat, the operating system is incredible for everyone," Google said, as reported by The New York Times.

The latest operating system got the name of KitKat was a result of Google's agreement with Nestle. As part of the agreement, Nestle running a contest to win a Nexus 7 or credit from Google Play through special KitKat chocolate bars bearing the Android as a strategy to attract new customers who have never tasted Android before.

So with a new name, many are hoping the Android 4.4 brings some major changes, in accordance with the Android KitKat purpose is to provide a memorable experience for everyone. From here, we can assume that Google wants the Android to be more powerful devices.

For the Android lovers, certainly can not wait to try out the KitKat. The first thing to do is check the manufacturing information on your mobile phone, whether it can be upgraded to the new operating system or not.

If your cell phone in the list of mobile devices that can be upgraded, you may not be able to upgrade it directly. "It could be that you have to wait for some time to try KitKat."

A number of hardware manufacturers had been adapting their products to run on the latest operating system. They also added features and latest applications. However, most manufacturers do not update the software for several years. Partly because of the hardware, the other is affected ambition to sell it in their new mobile phone.
That's looking like one might colourful KitKat on Lexus 5. (Picture from: http://www.techradar.com/)
​​Google smart phone, Nexus got privileged because its users can update the operating system automatically. As for the number of Nexus users reportedly have modified the way to update it illegally.

So now we can start to look forward to the release date of Android 4.4 KitKat. But when? Many sources are guessing that this operating system will be available in late October and November 2013. Who knows besides Google? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEW YORK TIMES | TECHRADAR | SATWIKA MOVEMENTI | KORAN TEMPO 4374]
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

When the NSA intercepted the Public communications data traffic...

In the past week the name of the US National Security Agency (NSA) became suddenly sticking. The agency became the center of controversy after the two of their secret surveillance program was revealed to the public. Many people criticize that the surveillance and wiretapping is contrary to the freedom principles that America has always echoed.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Windows Blue Hit M1

Not even one year Windows 8 is released, Microsoft is now preparing the latest version of it called Windows Blue. This is the first update of Windows 8 in full by the Bill Gates company. Microsoft is working towards a public preview version of Windows Blue.

Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed that the software giant is aggressively targeting a summer launch date for Windows Blue, ensuring its development cycle is short. Microsoft recently passed Milestone 1 (M1) for Windows Blue, but the company is now readying a Milestone Preview which will form the basis for a public preview. The second stage is called Milestone 2. While the final version will be launched in June 2013.

According to leaked acquired from ZDNet technology site to one of the screen shot leakers, the WZor team (via Winaero.com), there's a rumor that Windows Blue is based on Windows 6.3. I'm hearing from one of my sources that this information is correct. It's version 6.3 for the same reason Windows 7 was version 6.1: It's the version number reported to apps when they query the new platform so that apps know they are running on a new Windows release.
Windows Blue will be an update for Windows 8. (Picture from: http://news.softpedia.com/)
Windows Blue is believed to be the first of a number of annual operating system updates to Windows 8. There also is a Windows Phone Blue in the works that is expected to have the same core code as Windows Blue. (But, just like the Windows Phone 8 operating system, which was version 8.0, the Windows Phone Blue core build number will likely be something different from Windows 6.3.)

Blue is expected to be made available to existing Windows 8 users by the end of the summer, with support for new 7- and 8-inch devices and Internet Explorer 11 built-in. Microsoft is also preparing a Blue update to its Windows Phone operating system and other services as a project to further integrate all of its software offerings.

Traditionally, Microsoft is updating its operating system every three years. Some of the company's engineers to post their status on Linkedln accounts that they are working on the Windows operating system 9. Towards the end of last year, Microsoft launched its Windows 8 operating system, which replaces Windows 7. Windows 8 is the latest version that had a major refurbishment, such as touch screen technology and using box shaped icon. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ZDNET | BUDI | KORAN TEMPO 4154]
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New iOS 6.1.2 Released Soon.

Apple had recently released the iOS 6.1 which did not function as smoothly as the company had expected. The Cupertino-based manufacturer had confirmed that it takes the issues related to security of its users very seriously and thus was expected to soon deliver a fix through software update.

The release of iOS 6.1 initially brought to attention not only some security issues, but also also some battery problems that the users were facing. In addition to these troubles, users were also facing some 3G connectivity bug problems on the iPhone 4S. Further adding to the user woes, the newly launched iOS 6.1.1 that the company assured would fix these issues, introduced some new defective issues

Apple promised to repair the iOS 6.1 operating system, which is known to contain bugs. As a result, the intruder can know the passcode and access some areas on the iPhone. The most rapid improvement made ​​this week. One tech site in Germany, iFix, claiming that iOS 6.1.2 will be available for download on February 20, 2013. Even so, there has been no official statement from Apple about the exact date. Apple is aware of the dangers posed by the gap.
Earlier this week, a video was uploaded on an online site showed a fairly complicated set of buttons can take the passcode and open the photo album, call history, voicemail, even allowing hackers to mess up the phone book on the iPhone. Apple claimed to have been aware of this issue, the problem is similar to what happened in 2010. Currently, Apple is trying to fix this.

"Apple is responding to user security very seriously," said Apple spokeswoman, Trudy Muller, last Thursday. "We are aware of this weakness and promptly update the existing operating system." *** [FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FIRMAN | KORAN TEMPO 4146]
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Guest Post: Why do Users Still Prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8?

Since the release of Windows 7, the computing field has changed significantly. In the past, desktops and laptops differed from smart phones and tablets considerably.

In the past few years, however, the lines between these device classes have been blurred. In response, Microsoft has attempted to create an operating system that bridges this gap.

However, the release of Windows 8 has been met with poor reviews and little enthusiasm. Here are a few of the reasons why people prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8.

- Familiarity
While Windows Vista was unpopular, it came with many new computers. As a result, people became used to the interface. Windows 7 was similar, and the differences between it and Windows Vista were minimal. Windows 8, however, has departed from the paradigm established in the previous two iterations of Windows, and many users are reluctant to make the switch.

This is not a new trend; many people were uncomfortable with Windows Vista partially because it differed significantly from Windows XP. If Windows 9 implements some of the interface features of Windows 8, people may be more comfortable with it.

- Strange user interface
Windows, Mac and even Linux distributions share a number of user interface similarities. Programs are accessed on the desktop or through a drop-down menu, and programs are organized in a logical manner. On smart phones and tablets, however, this paradigm does not work well, and a number of different paradigms are used.

Windows 8 implements the Metro interface, which breaks from the traditional desktop metaphor. Despite the availability of this interface on Windows mobile devices, few are familiar with it, and many elements of this paradigm seem unfamiliar on desktops and laptops.

- Two user interfaces
Because Metro differ so greatly from the traditional desktop paradigm, developers have to code specifically for it. As a result, developers have to make significant changes to their code, and many are unwilling to make the change unless Windows 8 proves to be a success. Because of this, users often have to deal with two separate interfaces when using Windows 8.

The lack of seamless integration between these two user interface paradigms makes Windows 8 awkward and clunky. With the lukewarm reception Windows 8 has received, many development companies have stated that they will not implement a Metro interface unless sales improve in the future and Microsoft commits to the Metro interface wholeheartedly. Users are reluctant to upgrade from the seamless Windows 7 interface to one that is unproven and ungraceful.

- Few advantages
Because Windows 7 and Windows 8 run similar code bases and offer similar features, most programs developed for Windows will continue to support Windows 7. In fact, many still support Windows XP.

Coupled with the lack of other advantages, there is little incentive for current users of Windows 7 to make the upgrade. Upgrading is relatively expensive, and Microsoft has not provided compelling reasons to make the transition. Almost all users of Windows 8 use it simply because it came with their computers. *** [By: ANDI G | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES]
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About the author:
Andy G is 28 years old geek from Austria. He maintains http://www.helpjet.net website dedicated to free firmware and drivers updates.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ford's Smart Car Software Launchs

Not only smart mobile phones, now there's smart cars too. Ford, one of the American's car manufacturer announced at 2013 CES the auto industry’s first open mobile app development program, called the Ford Developer Program, making it easier for developers to create apps for drivers to use safely from behind the wheel.

The software is named OpenXC. The aim is to facilitate developers to create applications that can be installed on an operating system that has been mounted on the Ford cars.


The CAN translator with plug.  
(Picture from:  http://techcrunch.com/)
The OpenXC is a combination of Arduino and the Android operating system, which is installed on smart phones and tablets. The platform collects the recorded data from multiple sensors attached to the car body.


The boxed CAN translator.  
(Picture from:  http://techcrunch.com/)
Based on these data, developers could design the commercial applications to be offered to the car owners. Meanwhile, the car owner could get the readable information that displayed by the application.

The developers will also get hardware in the form of CAN translator, which could translate data from various sensors in the car, such as speed sensors, in order to be understood more easily.
The OpenXC architecture. (Picture from:  http://techcrunch.com/)
According to K. Venkatesh Prasad, Ford's Head of Vehicle Design, the OpenXC is open source software. And Ford also cooperates with another vehicle manufacturers to make these devices more adept at helping the driver to drive their vehicle with more safer. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TECHCRUNCH | BUDI RIZA | KORAN TEMPO 4109]
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