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Device Case Study: Nokia N90 mo Movie & still digital camera (Carl Zeiss optics) Voice & video calls Quickoffice software (spreadsheet, word, PPT & PDF) E-mail USB drive Symbian operating system Video editing
Device Case Study: Nokia N90 Movie & still digital camera (Carl Zeiss optics) Voice & video calls E-mail
Report: Nearly 18 Billion Videos Streamed Online in 2005
Monterey, Calif. - The number of Internet video streams served in 2005 was up 50% over 2004 , to 17.95 billion, with 85% of these streamed at broadband rates , according to a report from market research firm AccuStream Research. Surfers also tuned into more streaming Web radio stations, as aggregate tuning hours for 2005 were 43% higher than the previous year. Music was the top video category online again in 2005, accounting for 45% of all video streams served . In addition to traffic generated by new independent streaming video sites, like Break.com, StupidVideos.com, Roo and Video Detective, the largest streaming video networks remained part of large portals like AOL, Yahoo and Real Networks, AccuStream said. "Syndication agreements between large content brands such as Fox Sports and MSN Video, CBS and ABC with AOL, along with ESPN and high-speed network providers suggests streaming media is following a maturation path carved out by major broadcast, cable and satellite distribution platforms," said AccuStream research director Paul A. Palumbo.
will be able to turn lights on or off, start washing machines, program the heater and buy television programs from a pay TV service.
The appliances would have their own SIM cards that would allow them to "recognize" the Z-SIM and carry out the function
Once the two SIM cards have been "paired", the phone can be used to control household appliances (turn on the heating, change the temperature, manage sprinkler systems, turn household lights on and off, manage computer files, etc.). Commonly used set-top box smartcards equipped with the new technology will also be able to "communicate" with mobile phones, turning mobile phones into a method for purchasing TV content instead of connecting a set-top box to a telephone socket. Mobile phones can be used to interact with a TV set-top box and order pay-per-view football matches or films, or recharge a prepaid smartcard without going to a sales outlet. TIM is developing new methods of payment that enable customers to pay for content using the new SIM card.
A recent survey of how the Internet is being used in Europe shows that “….in some key areas the east is ahead. It's a symptom of the "leapfrog effect," in which technology laggards skip a couple of middle steps that mature markets take”, according to Alex Burmaster,European Internet analyst at Nielsen/Net Ratings.
For instance,a higher percentage of Internet users in Lithuania, 42 percent, access the Web from portable devices like mobile phones than in Britain,where the figure is 25 percent, the Net Ratings survey showed. The same is true for instant messaging,looking for a job online and a handful of other tasks that the industry considers advanced use of the Internet, Burmaster said. "The average percent of the online population likely to use IM across the Eastern European countries is 19 percent, compared to 10 percent for the Western European countries,"he said. In Internet job searches,the percentages are 12 in the East and 7 in the West.
“ More startling, perhaps, are the survey results for online news. Eastern European surfers are more likely to be reading the Internet version of newspapers than the print version” , he said, and far more likely to get news off the Net than Western Europeans. Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Latvia are the four European markets whose online users are most likely to read an online newspaper,” the survey showed.
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Olympus has created a prototype head mountable display (HMD) that is designed to be worn all the time (only 27 grams in weight) and display information without hindering the vision.
They give an example of train timetables that are projected onto the users glasses.
From a mobile perspective the user will be able to see:
Call & alert notifications
Caller ID display
Location based information
Virtual info booth
Other’s watching for you Korea to introduce household bots to watch the kids, clean and order pizza South Korea's Ministry of Information and Communications hopes to introduce a series of internet-connected household robots this October. The bots, according to the Ministry, will be able to perform such household tasks as cleaning, monitoring homes, reading to children, and ordering pizza via the Internet. The Korean government also plans to roll out robo-cops that can pursue suspects, and multi-legged or wheeled combat bots within the next five years. The bots will receive most of their commands via a wireless Internet connection , keeping costs down to as little as $1,000, and allowing a malevolent AI or evil scientist to completely take over the nation's network of robots at will. http://engadget.com/2006/01/17/korea-to-introduce-household-bots-to-watch-the-kids-clean-and-o/
“ Consumer is an industrial-age word, a broadcast-age word. It implies that we are all tied to our chairs, head back, eating ‘content’ and crapping cash.” Doc Searls http://doc.weblogs.com/ Co-author of “ The Cluetrain Manifesto”
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