Friday, May 30, 2014

Skype Translator: A beautiful piece of technology is upon us – Basic Thinking (blog)

only rudimentary useful

Grammatically and semantically correct translations promises the head of Microsoft Research, Peter Lee, in a commercial for Skype Translator. And indeed, in staged for the spot conversation between a German and an American translation works flawlessly. But appearances are deceiving.

Because on the “Code Conference” by the U.S. tech blog “Re / code” wanted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella report with its Skype team from the breakthrough in real-time translation. This also a Skype video call between a German participant and Gurdeep Pall of Skype was presented live on stage. Under the supervision of Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of “Re / code” worked the translation but unfortunately only partially useful.



yet early test version

From grammatically and semantically correct Translation is unfortunately still a bit away and quite “magic” as Satya Nadella repeatedly announced that all was not well. But – and this should be mentioned in all clarity – we’re talking about here also yet from an early testing phase. A first beta version will still be available by the end of the year for Windows 8 users

Even if the Skype Translator not quite perfect runs -., He definitely reduced already at this stage of language barriers between people of different backgrounds. Also the fact that the translation arrives via audio and text with the interlocutor, sentences can be understood at least in sections. The rest – those who had the earlier Latin in school will know what I mean – you can usually infer from the context

The Skype Translator likely Skype users soon enjoy using it.. Although the whole thing comes at the cost of the call flow, because the translator starts only after the respective set translate (hence “near real time”). But, after all, a nice piece of technology is upon us

Here is the excerpt from the “Code Conference”.

PrimaveraPro 2014: Technology makes it possible – music market

Barcelona – In the panel “festivals, live music and technology – where do we go from here” – Presented by “music market” – some nice gadgets were presented that could significantly shape the live experience.

Augmented Reality

With Luis Villarejo of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya an expert on Augmented Reality sat in Panel. He gave some examples of the creative use of this technology that makes it possible to integrate digital content on the smartphone or tablet screen into reality. Who is watching, for example, by his cell phone camera a festival stage, could be supplied, among others, information about the band. Operators could also sprinkle on the entire festival grounds a path from digital breadcrumbs. Visitors will be notified as soon as they come at such a point, the phone can whip out and get the information stored directly on the screen

Greencopper. Technologies for festivals

Cécile Martin presented Greencopper, a company with festivals technologies for their apps, websites and Facebook pages supplied. Greencopper builds for each individual festival apps that can raise the visitors experience to a new level, among other things, coupled with Apple’s technology for Bluetooth-based Navigation: iBeacon. Through the strategic placement of iBeacons on the festival grounds, let example, it is possible to create so-called heat maps of visitors: Before what concert keep up to date on most of the people where it makes no sense to ask yourself where you have peace and quiet? Also for promoters and Booker provide this data valuable insights: Which band grew particularly many fans? On showcase festival so keep an overview over the most promising newcomers

Twins to the available technologies would be together, among others, the following scenario possible:. A festival-goers, who has never heard of Kendrick Lamar, see that many of his friends just attend the concert, so he makes his way there. He takes a photo of the gig and gets directly to the screen the info that an artist with a similar style in two hours occurs on one of the other festival stages. This information he can share with his friends, arrange a meeting place and then move on with them. Should the artists play in the future in the area, all are notified automatically by the app.

data questions

To get the full benefit of the Services that users of such apps must of course agree with the use of their data. Ever since the NSA scandal are users that matter most skeptical. With the data it behaves as with most technologies: It always depends on the purpose for which they are used. That was the response of the panel members on a critical issue in terms of data protection from the audience. The Apps of Greencopper also always the possibility of the use of his data do not agree. Who Will use’m so Cécile Martin, but I’m not enjoying the full potential of such festival apps. The heatmap example, can also signal to which there toilets on the premises currently the least rush

Donal Scannell presents:. Gigstarter

also sat on the panel Donal added Scannell, founder and CEO of Gigstarter, a program that artists in this position to plan trips together with their fans, including David Gray makes of Gigstarter already used. An artist brings about his social media channels in experience, in what parts of the world, there is demand for gigs. Fans say to purchasing a ticket, will pay only when the gig takes place. Thus tours can be planned, in which the artist never runs the risk to occur in empty venues – what course management, bookers and promoters are interested

music business = tech business

Everyone in the panel stressed that the most mature technology without the artists’ work was worth nothing. Technology could, according to Cécile Martin help to create a live experience even more entertaining. However, technology is merely a “possible makers”. Donal Scannell stressed that technology shifting the balance of power within the music industry for the benefit of the artist. Through technological advancement traditional structures would be superfluous, all processes – not only in the music area – would democratized through technology

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

PrimaveraPro 2014: Technology makes it possible – music market

Barcelona – In the panel “festivals, live music and technology – where do we go from here” – Presented by “music market” – some nice gadgets were presented that could significantly shape the live experience.

Augmented Reality

With Luis Villarejo of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya an expert on Augmented Reality sat in Panel. He gave some examples of the creative use of this technology that makes it possible to integrate digital content on the smartphone or tablet screen into reality. Who is watching, for example, by his cell phone camera a festival stage, could be supplied, among others, information about the band. Operators could also sprinkle on the entire festival grounds a path from digital breadcrumbs. Visitors will be notified as soon as they come at such a point, the phone can whip out and get the information stored directly on the screen

Greencopper. Technologies for festivals

Cécile Martin presented Greencopper, a company with festivals technologies for their apps, websites and Facebook pages supplied. Greencopper builds for each individual festival apps that can raise the visitors experience to a new level, among other things, coupled with Apple’s technology for Bluetooth-based Navigation: iBeacon. Through the strategic placement of iBeacons on the festival grounds, let example, it is possible to create so-called heat maps of visitors: Before what concert keep up to date on most of the people where it makes no sense to ask yourself where you have peace and quiet? Also for promoters and Booker provide this data valuable insights: Which band grew particularly many fans? On showcase festival so keep an overview over the most promising newcomers

Twins to the available technologies would be together, among others, the following scenario possible:. A festival-goers, who has never heard of Kendrick Lamar, see that many of his friends just attend the concert, so he makes his way there. He takes a photo of the gig and gets directly to the screen the info that an artist with a similar style in two hours occurs on one of the other festival stages. This information he can share with his friends, arrange a meeting place and then move on with them. Should the artists play in the future in the area, all are notified automatically by the app.

data questions

To get the full benefit of the Services that users of such apps must of course agree with the use of their data. Ever since the NSA scandal are users that matter most skeptical. With the data it behaves as with most technologies: It always depends on the purpose for which they are used. That was the response of the panel members on a critical issue in terms of data protection from the audience. The Apps of Greencopper also always the possibility of the use of his data do not agree. Who Will use’m so Cécile Martin, but I’m not enjoying the full potential of such festival apps. The heatmap example, can also signal to which there toilets on the premises currently the least rush

Donal Scannell presents:. Gigstarter

also sat on the panel Donal added Scannell, founder and CEO of Gigstarter, a program that artists in this position to plan trips together with their fans, including David Gray makes of Gigstarter already used. An artist brings about his social media channels in experience, in what parts of the world, there is demand for gigs. Fans say to purchasing a ticket, will pay only when the gig takes place. Thus tours can be planned, in which the artist never runs the risk to occur in empty venues – what course management, bookers and promoters are interested

music business = tech business

Everyone in the panel stressed that the most mature technology without the artists’ work was worth nothing. Technology could, according to Cécile Martin help to create a live experience even more entertaining. However, technology is merely a “possible makers”. Donal Scannell stressed that technology shifting the balance of power within the music industry for the benefit of the artist. Through technological advancement traditional structures would be superfluous, all processes – not only in the music area – would democratized through technology

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Fuel prices: The great E10-disaster has no end – Business Week

three years after the launch of the Bio Fuel still can not prevail with ten percent ethanol at gas stations. This could motorists refuel hardly effective. Why do not you do it anyway.

To save money, motorists, most drivers are inventive. Full tank is only at certain gas pumps, and when the oil price is correspondingly low. In border regions is also worthwhile ever ride in one of the neighboring European countries. After all, Germany is one of the most expensive EU countries when it comes to fuel prices. In this case, there is an easier way. Who wants to save, should actually E10 fuel the bio-fuel. An example:

Who has fueled this week at a gas station in the Voelklinger street in Dusseldorf, had to pay 1.49 euros per liter for conventional gasoline (E5). For E10 biofuel, it was 1.45 euros. Assuming a 60-liter tank, the difference in price for gasoline is 2.40 euros for one fill-up. This E10 is, after about 2.76 percent less than E5 at this gas station. The price in the example is actually very low. On average E10 price is according to the ADAC just 1.55 euros. E5 is usually four cents more expensive

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quite so simple, however, the bill does not go on. After all, who is fueling E10, consumes significantly more fuel. Reason, the proportion of ethanol, is added to the gasoline. At E10 these are not just five, but ten percent. Due to the different density in the fuel, the fuel consumption by an average 1.7 percent increase, expects the Traffic Club Germany (VDC) before.

“In the mean consumption is dependent on the motor at 1.5 percent,” said ADAC fuel market expert Jürgen Albrecht from Munich. “This rich four or even three cents price difference from that E10 for the motorist financially worthwhile.” And also confirmed automotive expert Stefan Bratzel from the Center of Automotive in Bergisch Gladbach: “E10 is definitely cheaper than E5.”

Why E10 costs less

E5 and E10 are similarly prepared. In both there is a so-called fossil petrol, which contains a proportion of five or ten percent bioethanol. The increase of ten per cent is due to the EEG directive (2009). This law stipulates that the rate of biofuels should reduce the consumption of fossil energy. And for more E10 to be sold.

For the implementation of the petroleum industry is responsible. Does not this against this quota, they must accept penalties. And they will typically invest at the E5 price. “The fact that the E5-tanker finance the penalty, is entirely justified. However, the current four cents difference are a little too high. Three cents would be closer to reality, “says Albrecht.

Fuel cells: The private power plant in the cellar – Business Week

of anger about the rising price of electricity is growing in many the desire to become independent of energy suppliers. Now, with the fuel cell, a new technology ready for the market. What the eight best systems can – and what they cost.

Hans-Gerd spark it can not imagine otherwise: For more than 18 months, he draws power for the 200-square-meter house, where he lives with his wife, three children and a dog, almost entirely of a fuel cell test equipment. It is in the basement of his house, is no bigger than a dishwasher – and completely silent.

About 24 kilowatt hours of the fuel cell every day. Unlike solar panels on the roof of the electrons flow even after sunset. The waste heat generated in the production of electricity is used to heat shower water or to heat the rooms. Funke is satisfied: “So far, the system is very reliable.”

The Oldenburg is a participant in a nationwide large-scale project called Callux. To check the manufacturer Vaillant Viessmann since 2008, nearly 400 units in daily operation on the heart and kidneys

It works like this:. Devices obtained from natural gas or biogas hydrogen. It is converted in the fuel cell to heat and electricity. In cars or in submarines in the future technology has long since proven their suitability. In Japan it has already done in more than 40,000 private households in service.

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Now is the market are also used in Germany in the aisles. According to Wolfram Münch, head of the research department at the energy company EnBW Baden-Württemberg and spokesman for the Callux initiative, the systems are ready for home use. In this assessment, it is based on a survey of test clients: 98 percent claimed to be satisfied with the equipment

This makes the manufacturers obviously courage.. After the pioneers Ceramic Fuel Cells (CFC) and Hexis this year also Elcore and Viessmann venture into the market. The last provider wants to enter in 2017 is currently expected to Vaillant.

The major fuel cell manufacturers and systems

biggest hurdle likely the high prices for the fuel cell to be. The BlueGen unit of CFC for example, costs around 28,000 euros, including installation. Nevertheless, it is said to have CFC CEO Frank Obernitz According amortized after about seven years through energy savings.

This only works when an investment grant of up to 13,000 euros from a funding program will be included. Thus, for example, supports the North Rhine-Westphalian government to market. Otherwise, it will take much longer – according to Energy Agency NRW 20 years or more

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Microsoft Announces Star Trek technology for Skype – Nickles.de

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a breakthrough in automatic translation of conversations in real time, Microsoft reports in the blog. On the Re / code conference yesterday, Microsoft has demonstrated the progress made.

The translation function is to be integrated into Skype and it goes to the end first time going with a corresponding Windows 8 Beta app. On other platforms, the new Skype functionality to be retrofitted later.

After an introductory interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the current state of the real-time translation was demonstrated live. The Pre-release a conversation took place with German-live translation.

Microsoft acknowledges that you look for automatic real-time Übersetung still in its early stages, known from Star Trek universal translator is not Galaxy but far more removed. Until the “Skype Translator” is ready for market, it may take another 2-3 years. Presumably this will be a paid add-on service for Skype.

A video of the demonstration, there is the Microsoft blog.

Michael Nickles said:

mercy! Certainly – somehow being able to communicate is better understood than no word. But you have to remember that for some time now (loosely over 20 years) is being put together machine translation please. Worth reading this right, this “timeline” of Microsoft Research.

Since the computing power has grown huge, but the quality of machine translation has remained pathetic – human translators still far from starving. I’m talking mind of text-based translation!

The quality of Microsoft’s “translation robot” I experience regularly in support posts that are only translated fully automated by Microsoft for years. These are “technical emotionless” texts that should be relatively easy to translate.

What comes out is often surprisingly good, but too often hair-raising bad, slightly misleading. This applies to all automatic translation mechanisms, not only the Microsoft. Translating words usually works effortlessly, but the quality of the grammar is a gamble.

On top of that languages ​​- particularly technical language – now changing at a frantic pace and neologisms arise. I’m talking mind you still only of “text-based translation”.

In the interview translation is also the fact that spoken words have to be recognized at all for now. Again, there is still a significant failure rate. I will not make Microsoft’s work on the “universal translator” bad – as a technology is exciting and great.

Whether in 2-3 years a real usability is achieved, but I doubt it. For “emergency communications” it will probably (like now already) rich, but more unlikely.

Technology: Apple buys headphone manufacturers Beats – TIME ONLINE

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Admedo integrates the IP geolocation technology from Digital Element in its … – wallstreet-online

Admedo provides advertisers and agencies a self-service advertising platform that enables real-time bidding (RTB), display retargeting, advertising optimization and reporting. The expansion of the potential of this platform by the location as an additional targeting criterion provides a more relevant advertising for specific geographies. This in turn leads to savings of media spending and better return on investment.

To this end, Nick Moutter, CEO, Admedo: “The IP geolocation technology from Digital Element gives our customers the ability to provide appropriate and relevant advertising on the net for their target audience. Thanks to the use of this technology we were able to reduce interest rates bid and increase click-through rates for customer campaigns up to five times, and that means significant savings compared with a more general targeting strategy. “

The company Digital Founded in 1999, Element is a pioneer IP geolocation technology and its NetAcuity Edge technology has revolutionized the field of IP geolocation. Through a combination of routing infrastructure analysis with anonymous findings through a network of global trading partners NetAcuity Edge delivers the world’s most detailed hyper-local records, the true user anonymity and meet the highest standards of data protection for end users.

“We are delighted to be working with Admedo to provide more relevant and effective advertising campaigns for its customers,” Charlie Johnson said Digital Elements Senior Media Director, Europe. “Heart of a successful campaign is a meaningful communication with the customer, and we support Admedo in advancing its product offering.”

Admedo expanded the list of prestigious advertising platform clients of Digital Element, including Microsoft, DoubleClick, Collective , MediaMath, Crimtan, Adform, Video Plaza, Cxense, AOL and Blue Lithium by Yahoo.

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About Digital Element

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fuifa World Cup 2014 – ElektronikPraxis

On 12 June kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Even if it’s all about the ball without technology – much of it from Germany – comes the World Cup not

The countdown is on: Only two weeks, then falls in Brazil, the launch of the FIFA. World Cup 2014. Is the ball in the goal or not enough light for an ultra-high-definition transfer and drops the game due to cloudburst in the water or not? These and many other issues related to the World Cup can now be answered with technology and especially electronics. Whether the German National Team to the title goes home at the end is completely open – but it is certain that the following 11 technologies will be the World Cup leave its mark

1. Impetus by exoskeleton

The Football World Cup is already starting with a technological hit. For the first ball of the tournament is expected to come on June 12, a paraplegic – using a mind-controlled exoskeleton from the 3-D printer. Developed the robotic walker by an international research consortium called Walk Again Project at the Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis and the engineer Gordon Cheng of the TU Munich. In the exoskeleton brain signals are detected by a sensor cap and used a computer to control the hydraulic walking apparatus. In addition, the robot has a plurality of sensors for detecting the surroundings. Alt = “robot suit helping 1-0 for technology!

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20:05:14 – being able to walk again, remains for paraplegics usually an unfulfilled dream. The robot suit HAL can at least help to increase mobility and activity concerned. read more …

Who is behind Heftig.co, will surprise you – Business Week

Heftig.co lures with animal videos and heartache stories users of Twitter and Facebook. Lange was questionable who is behind the website – until now.

The website Heftig.co, the online world for months before a mystery – who is behind the portal, with the lurid headlines after the pattern “His mom has cancer. So he has done something that has touched me incredibly “has so far collect nearly 800,000 Facebook fans?

According to information from the business week and Meedia called the makers of Heftig.co Glöß Michael, 34, and Peter Schilling, 39 The web portal part of DS Ventures GmbH, based in Potsdam and is the now clear in his imprint. The company is wholly owned by the two shareholders. In order to support the exponential growth, the two founders want to professionalize their offer and hire employees. To this end, in Potsdam suitable office space are being sought. The founders are in talks with marketing partners for Heftig.co. To the press work, the Berlin PR agency cares semanticom. The Internet address www.heftig.co remains unchanged.

Michael Glöß comes from the place Werder Havel and has in Potsdam and Business Administration studied Digital Media in Brandenburg. He is the founder of Cojito.de, a scene-Life Night guide for Germany. In 2008 he developed with toksta an Instant Messenger service for social networking. His business partners Schilling was born in Brandenburg in Potsdam and studied business administration. In 2000, he founded the online store iCook for rare cooking ingredients and menu packages. Meanwhile, the portal will operate under the name of master chefs and lists about 50,000 members. Schilling also founded PriorMart, a service that can be with the commission online notarial deposits

recipe for success. Emotional headers

Glöß ‘and Schilling’s recipe for success is based on that Heftig.co through massive emotional headings radically aimed at the success of social networks like Twitter, Facebook or Google+. “This man died and left his family an incredibly moving letter” is, for example, currently the headline over one of the Fierce posts, garnished with the sentimental photo of a man with a baby in her arms. In April alone, it brought the Fierce-makers, following an assessment of the Düsseldorf media expert Jens Schröder so on 2.356 million reactions in the social networks, as measured by the number of so-called Likes, tweets or shares that had triggered the posts on Heftig.co there.

It jumped over the side of newly formed, which is created along the lines of about U.S. offerings such as BuzzFeed, Upworthy or mainly Viral Nova and obviously eindeckt there also with content similar reactions to the sites of established media such as mirror Online or Bild.de. So the year started only six months ago Site together almost as much as the previous leader shared posts Spiegel Online and Bild.de.

From 0 to 100 in 90 cheaply produced contributions

more: Schroeder points out that Violently this number could trigger with just 90 posts, while their mirror and picture together, 2.6 million reactions with well- 6000 items reached which may have originated at a multiple of the likely costs than the Fierce-Schmonzetten. Heftig.co is not alone on a limb but only the currently most successful example of how websites with completely turned tabloid methods reader Fishing out on the net. Similarly, the move is about sites like Likemag or Storyfilter.com.

The amazing success of Heftig.co in the social networks has led in recent weeks to the fact that journalists such as Internet experts the backers of the page were searching – but without success. Thus directed the imprint on the Fierce page until recently only to a company called Spring surfers, which is located in the Caribbean nation of Belize. The Webkennung “co” on the other hand refers to an alleged origin from Colombia. And of the Fierce-makers themselves had been publicly until today no one to see.

The small hamburger media companies Ramp 106 felt by the mysterious side so challenged that it could even be advertised through its platform Online Marketing Rockstars a kind of bounty in the amount of 1,000 euros procure for those with information about the backgrounds of the Fierce-makers. What rock stars impressed, who noted that Violently nearly 85 percent of its traffic via social media channels generating, it was more than the flagship U.S. site BuzzFeed. In addition, was violently in the ranking of Facebook pages joined by German media in April with just under 360,000 fans on rank 72. Meanwhile, the number of Facebook fans is more than 735,000.

After WiWo and Meedia information want the Fierce-makers continue to increase the proportion of self-produced content and content from other portals present framework of cooperation.

Editor’s Note: Following the publication of the article Heftig.co has adapted its imprint. We have updated the passage in question.

“App” – the movie: scavenger hunt through the technology ethics – TIME ONLINE

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Odors from: When the SMS after coffee smells – Handelsblatt

Who sent from the breakfast table from

Paris future a Selfie that can his family or his friends might also still the same with a coffee-scented delight. With an SMS are expected soon to be sent and received smells – about the OPhone, which will come on the market in early 2015. “It’s actually about changing the global communications today,” advertises the father of the project, the Harvard professor David Edwards, for its technology.

In Paris, where the French-American inventor working together in an office, among others, with perfume designers, coffee producers and artists, the public can test the innovation soon. As of June 19 opens “The Laboratory” opened its doors for a demonstration of the device

It works like this:. In small, cylindrical, white containers on a kind of base station aroma signals are received and generated, like a telephone audio information transfers. In accepting the message from the recipient’s machine fragrance clouds are output from capsules, the so-called oChips. From the present 32 original flavors, including coffee, the user can create individual scents. It can be combined with up to eight fragrances.

As immeasurably many fragrances are present in everyday life, a narrow selection was necessary for the initial experiments for the OPhone. “We have targeted two areas, coffee and more broadly in the food industry,” said Edwards, who firm Vapor Communications founded on the idea that was developed by students in one of his Harvard courses.

From 17 June to the first iPhone users can test the fragrance innovation via the free app OSNAP. According to Edwards So could a walker to take a photo in the forest, he adds one or more fragrances that fit the mood of nature. He would then send oNote, ie a fragrance SMS to a friend, the first instance to take look at the compilation to a particular web site. Later, he would then load them using the OPhone, so that they can also smell.

Edwards is betting that fall through a wide demand, prices for the OPhone quickly and the device can also be made smaller soon. His idea is that then makes in a second phase, the user photo “from the software derives the fragrance” and “the base scents, whose number is increased, be adapted to other subject areas.” . A system that automatically analyzes an actually existing fragrance and then implement it virtually identical, but is “currently too complicated,” he admits

The field of application for fragrance messages seems virtually unlimited – whether through simple SMS among friends or by companies about advertising. “For months we are holding talks with representatives of the food, cinemas, perfumes, travel and cars,” says inventor Edwards, who made his fortune with a technology for medical sprays years ago.

As a proof for the interest in his scent communication – yet something similar was in a more rudimentary form only by a company from Japan offered – leads Harvard professor one of his investors to: the founder of Spark Capital, a specialized investment fund, which in recent years has already contributed to the success of Twitter or Tumblr. The restless inventor Edwards is also convinced that the scent messages could be a technological innovation of the dimension of the 3-D printing.

topmodellfabrik GbR: “We work with the technology that the 21 … – Swabian newspaper

Emmingen sz “We wanted to do our own thing – because what’s more exciting and more instructive than that, “says Michael Kohlbecher. The founder was and is especially enthusiastic about the 3D printing technology. And he had wondered why, although many companies had a need for this technology, but still no production partner. Therefore, the student has founded in 2010 his company “Topmodellfabrik GbR ‘, initially as a sideline. Since 2013 he runs the company in the main acquisition.

“We want to be a reliable partner in the production of prototypes and small series for the strong, local economy.” So carbon cup is vision. The 24-year-old Tuttlingen is currently completing his Bachelor of Science degree “Industrial Manufacturing” from the Furtwangen University. In addition to the CEO position in his company Topmodellfabrik he is still studying part-time distance learning at the Technical University of Chemnitz. In the fall of 2015 he wants to make his Master of Business Administration.

His company Kohlbecher founded with Felix Bechler and Samuel Schulz. The current business situation is very good after carbon cup words. “We are getting many new inquiries, feel the great interest of individuals and companies to the new 3D printing process,” he says. Currently, the company has a full-time and two part-time jobs in the coming year, two full-time, two part-time and have an internship.

The future prospects of his company sees Kohlbecher very positive. For many companies would not take advantage of the possibilities of 3D printing process – and thus wasting valuable resources. These come the extremely broad portfolio of his company. This was the company are able to fulfill all the theoretically achievable requirements. In the future Kohlbecher plans to expand its portfolio further. And he wants to increasingly act as a sponsor of universities and schools in order to make the 3D printing process even more popular.

just why he should be given the Founder’s Award? “We are working with the technology that will change the 21st century,” says Kohlbecher. As the first service for prototypes and small series of Tuttlingen area he was trying to make the entire region even more powerful. And last but not least, he said: “We are a young and dynamic team that just feels very closely linked to this region.”

Monday, May 26, 2014

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Photography with 4K: These are the advantages of the new Ultra HD technology – Giga.de

For years, our eyes have become accustomed to a comfortable hardware feature: pictures in high definition. While we still enjoy Full HD, the industry, however, has long been a step further and presents us a technology that goes far beyond the quality of the usual resolutions addition: Ultra High Definition.

Ultra High Definition (UHD), often also called 4K called just that what the name suggests: an ultra-high resolution. A UHD-capable monitor offers a whopping 3,840 x 2,160 pixels , while monitors with Full HD or HD with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels or 1,280 x 720 pixels so far could represent only a fraction of that. If the new technology turns into one’s own living room or on the desktop, can the full HD successor so expect a 4-fold better picture

Whether we are sitting far away or close to it. – UHD with its 8 million pixels as sharp and his diagonal contours so delicate that image editing, video editing and photography suddenly become a whole new experience

UHD monitor for entry-level price.: Samsung U28D590 LED for 659 Euros MSRP

Ultra HD is currently generally still quite expensive: Who wants to buy a UHD monitor must often expect to pay in the thousands. The currently best way to get yourself in the pleasures of UHD brilliance and at the same time to save some money, is the first UHD monitor from Samsung; the U28D590 LED.

The for about 659 euros RRP available , has a 28-inch display (71.1 cm diagonal) and has a display port and 2 HDMI inputs. In addition to the minimalist look of the housing and the high-quality metallic finish of the monitor from Samsung holds some very exciting features for photographers ready

photography meets Ultra-HD -. These are the benefits

The high density of 8 million pixels is an immense workload for photographers. View digital photos in Ultra-HD not only look good, they can be edited in post-production and pixel by pixel – so a very high quality end product can be created

If you spend many hours a day in front of his monitor. , the monitor should especially benefit from the UHD Upscale function . Through noise reduction and increase in resolution allows the feature, and low-resolution images in the best possible quality on the Samsung LED U28D590 reproduce. The function allows you to fine detail and rich color image – and easy on the eyes

In addition to the high and brilliant resolution allows photographers and especially video cutter also has the fast response time of the monitor of only <. strong> a millisecond are. Eventual flicker and distortion in the raw material are so much easier to see

Also budding photographers come with the Samsung LED U28D590 at their expense. Mode “Picture in Picture” allows in the image, a second image source, such as the desktop of the notebook display. Similarly, does the mode “ Picture by Picture” , where both image sources without the slightest loss of quality are displayed side by side.



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These modes are particularly suitable to open a photo editing application and a corresponding image processing tutorial and simultaneously visible. This allows for effective and time-saving work, two important resources photographer everyday.

Specifications Samsung U28D590 LED Monitor

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frequency – Vertical 56-75 Hz (DisplayPort) 24-75 Hz (HDMI)
Number of colors 1 billion
HDMI connections 2
display port 1
compatibility Windows, Mac
Dimensions (with stand) 619 , 5 x 465 x 169.2 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 4.96 kg

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German Webvideopreis: An industry celebrates itself – Business Week

When Webvideopreis arrived yesterday together the elite of the Internet video scene. Were celebrated the best videos of 2013 and their protagonists.

Gronkh, cold mirror, KWiNK, LeFloid: These are just four of the names that dominated the Webvideowelt last year. The Düsseldorf Capitol was well filled for the award ceremony, more than 1,000 guests attended on site and several thousand spectators in the livestream the event, where the winners of the 13 categories were announced. Moderated the show from the TV stars Joko and Klaas winter Scheidt Heufer circulation. The scene celebrates itself – about the financial aspect but is mostly silent

Over the years YouTube has grown into its own industry.. Big corporations are getting hit part of the cake and use the platform as an advertising opportunity. Since 2008, YouTube offers an affiliate program for German users, specific figures for revenue but there are not as advertising partners are committed to the terms of service to remain silent about their income. One thing is clear: The chances of getting good revenue increase with the number of subscribers and traffic.

networks provide higher range

If you have a YouTube maker clear goals in mind and would like to make big money with its contents, which needs help – a popular way is to join a network. One of the most successful German Media Networks is force, which was established specifically for marketing YouTube channels.

Mediakraft spokesman Moritz Meyer estimates that a YouTuber requires around 100,000 subscribers, so that work is financially worthwhile, advertising on YouTube is the only source of income. Who tries to achieve this goal alone, can thus be employed for several years – membership in a network can help to more quickly reach a large viewing audience. For the relations: With more than 500 channels, the media power network

Established media company reaches around twelve million viewers hardly represented

One of the biggest channels in the network. is that of the comedy trio Y-titty. With amateur recordings, the project has long been nothing more to do: As entertainment brand they crop up on television and have thanks to more than two million subscribers with a greater reach than some TV show. It is significant that the established media production company on YouTube hardly appear. Only IDG Germany can claim an extra loud were the traffic of the channel in September 2013 with 3.28 million unique visitors.

Despite all the professionalism and potential revenue opportunities remains a YouTube habitat for strong personalities who, after which them the head is – a property that was placed in the cradle most of the nominees for the Webvideopreises

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McKinsey study, these technologies decide the future of Germany – Business Week

New technology fields will revolutionize industries. A new study has tested their market and job potential. The 15 most important technologies.

The consulting firm McKinsey goes in a new study for the “Business Week” assume that up to a quarter of Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2025 15 future technologies depend. The experts will also forecasts the effects that the divisions on the jobs and the competitive strength of Germany (each on a fourth-point scale from “very strong” to “very poor”). Many of the technologies have not yet been invented.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Info Bionic is a finalist for the TiE50 Award 2014 for the best technology … – PR Newswire (press release)

Lowell, Massachusetts (ots / PRNewswire) – Info Bionic (TM), an emerging leader in the digital health with an emphasis on the quality of patient monitoring solutions for managing chronic diseases, announced that it of TiE Silicon Valley [https://sv.tie . org /] at its annual conference TiEcon [http://tiecon.org/], the last week in Santa Clara, California, took place, has been named a finalist in the TiE50 Award 2014 for the best technology start-ups. TiE honors Technology start-ups, which are characterized by innovative products and clever business tactics.

Info Bionic was selected from over 2,800 startups from 27 countries as a finalist for the TiE50 Award. Participant companies were evaluated in terms of the goodness of their business model, intellectual property value of the technology and the management team.

“It is an honor and a privilege for info Bionic to have been elected as one of the finalists for the prestigious TiE50 Award,” said Dr. Ravi Kuppuraj, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Bionic info. “This again confirms the contribution of info Bionic for the health surveillance market.” We look forward to take advantage of this momentum in the commercialization of our first product, the mome system for the monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias, later this year. “

The Mome system, a cloud-based system for monitoring patients with heart rhythm disorders from a distance, has received CE mark in Europe; admission 510 (k) by the U.S. Food and Drug Agency (FDA) is used for a expected later this year.

Dr. Kuppuraj on Friday, May 30, on the East TiEcon [http://www.tieconeast.org/2014/] in Cambridge, MA as part of the Connected Health [http://www.tieconeast.org/2014/connected-health/] podium to speak.

information about the award de.newsaktuell.mb.nitf. xml.Br @ 6b234b66 TiE50 is the most important annual awards program by TiE Silicon Valley, to the always thousands of technology start-ups from around the world participate with keen interest. The awards are announced each year in May at the TiEcon, the world’s largest business conference. The TiE50 award program includes standard multiple regression method, combined with a thorough evaluation, selection and evaluation process.

information mome system de.newsaktuell.mb.nitf.xml.Br @ 5a2b4c7d The Mome (TM) system is the first cloud-based platform for patient monitoring from a distance, the patient data in real time, unprecedented analysis by means of multi-pass analysis and seamless conversion between the monitoring modes Holter, event and mobile cardiovascular telemetry (MCT) offers. The system is set to revolutionize the amount ranging from 3 billion U.S. dollar global market for cardiac monitoring with its excellent detection of arrhythmias and for diagnostic purposes can be called patient data.

information to info @ Bionic Inc. de.newsaktuell.mb.nitf.xml.Br 50aad0ca Info Bionic (TM) is an emerging leader in the digital health, wants to make patient monitoring data anytime, anywhere access, with improved event detection and clinical efficiency in the context of a cost-effective business model. The Mome (TM) system info Bionic provides a powerful platform for patient monitoring from a distance of chronic diseases, with the market focus will initially be on cardiac arrhythmias.

For more information, see unterwww.infobionic.com [http://www.infobionic.com/].

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PRESS RELEASE / MyNewsdesk technology against cyber crime as … – FinanzNachrichten.de (press release)

(MyNewsdesk) Bonn (news4today) – Cyber ​​crime is a digitally networked economy facing challenges. In view of ever new cases of data theft and cyber attacks, especially innovative IT security technologies are in demand along with new solutions on insurance coverage. Industry experts in the highly competitive market opportunities for German IT companies.

High safety standards could the German IT industry an additional competitive advantage in times of increasing cyber crime. The Fraunhofer Institute looks at Germany’s data protection rules in a leading role, as the institute said in a press release on the occasion of this year’s Cebit. In addition, enjoy IT security solutions “Made in Germany” is highly regarded. And in emerging markets such as Russia, China, India and Brazil is the global market for IT security in the future anyway increasingly competitive. Since security technologies can play an important role in the future “Made in Germany” quite.

The importance of IT security in parallel with improvements in insurance coverage you also emphasizes in the insurance industry. Companies with large volumes of data, such as financial and technology services provider, should consistently take a two-pronged strategy: The first column is based on the identification and closure of internal corporate IT security gaps, the second, equal column is based on the hedging of a claim by one that specializes in insurance concept, such as Zurich cyber & . Data Protection, “said Ralph Brand, CEO of the Zurich Group in Germany with the insurance coverage of Zurich Cyber ​​& Data Protection may be borne with the changing risk awareness regarding data breaches and cybercrime; Looking at the digital development Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared.: “In the IT sector is for virtually all European Member States have a big chance to develop with modern workplaces.” German IT companies could According to experts, with high technology standards up front to join in the fight against cybercrime.

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Virtual Reality: Renaissance of a declared dead technology – t3n Magazine

a long time it was quiet around the virtual reality. That changed at the latest with the omnipresent Oculus Rift. The solution has now been purchased by Facebook, so that the social network now with the virtual reality theme mitmischt. The Virtual Reality solution from Sony called Project Morpheus as well as a current push by Samsung help the technology to a renaissance. Renaissance because the projects mentioned are merely the spearhead of a development that began in the middle of the twentieth century.



Project Morpheus Sony should already be compatible with the PlayStation 4 and next Oculus Rift belongs to the promising solutions that could make a breakthrough Virtual Reality (Photo: Sony).

Project Morpheus Sony should already be compatible with the PlayStation 4 and next Oculus Rift belongs to the promising solutions that could Virtual Reality to achieve a breakthrough. (Photo: Sony) taken

definition of Virtual Reality

Strictly the history of virtual reality begins with the first computer-generated graphics. Today is meant by the term virtual reality, however, computer-based simulated environments that give the user the feeling that he is physically located in a virtual world. Traditionally, it is – at least so far – but only to visual experiences that are mediated either on a screen or on stereoscopic displays. However, there are also virtual reality technologies, delivering any additional stimuli. Most commonly it involves ambient noise, but also systems that provide haptic feedback, can be found.

Virtual Reality is, among others, in the areas of gaming, research, medical, military, city planning, museum education and telepresence communication used.

Virtual Reality is not new

In the past, virtual reality again predicts that the technology was close to a breakthrough. Many failed prototypes and products show that the time the technology was not yet ripe.



Virtual Reality in 1968 (photo: Mark Richards).

Virtual Reality from the year 1968. (Photo: Mark Richards)

One of the first prototypes that are close to the present-day definition of virtual reality is likely to be in 1962 presented Sensorama. This was a kind of theater where short films were shown who responded more sense in addition to the visual experience. For the same year the Color Viewing Helmet comes. This is a prototype that has been researched in the Harvard in the field of Virtual Reality.

1968 then followed by the first VR goggles by Ivan Sutherland. In 1978, the MIT with the Aspen Movie Map an ancestor of Google Maps before. It was a virtual tour of Aspen, Colorado

“The early phase of Virtual Reality: Especially for geeks.”.

It was in these early attempts at walking in virtual reality still pretty freaky to research projects, the term Virtual Reality late 80s moved more in the public eye. The main reason was Jaron Lanier, founder of VPL Research. His company built among other VR goggles and associated data gloves – Lanier is one of the pioneers of the modern field of virtual reality. In the 90 years it actually came past hardly on Virtual Reality theme. For a few years, it really looked as if the technology break into the mass market. Quite a few people summoned already the end of the classic television and conventional screens up. The prognosis was: It is not unreasonable that HMD will have the screen completely replaced in a few years – a situation that is not at the present so dissimilar.

The 90s: Boom virtual reality

people with a passion for gaming, who can remember the 90s, these days often have a feeling of deja vu. Several video game companies then tried to jump on the virtual reality train and actually brought products to market. Sega released in 1988, the SegaScope for the Sega Master System. The product was a moderately successful 3D glasses for the home console of the company, while not falling from today’s perspective in the virtual reality category, but for that time was one of them.



Virtual Reality of The Nintendo Virtual Boy was one of the projects of the 90s, who flopped all here when playing in a retro gamers paradise Super Potato in Tokyo (Photo: Sébastien Bonset)..

Virtual Reality of Nintendo. The Virtual Boy was one of the projects of the 90s, who flopped all. Here when playing in retro gamers paradise Super Potato in Tokyo. (Photo: Sébastien Bonset)

The most famous VR-product of the decade is the Virtual Boy from Nintendo. The Japanese have a remarkable history as pioneers of new input technologies. So gamers owe the company, for example, with the D-pad D-pad, which can still be found on controllers from any manufacturer. Traditionally, Nintendo has however since the early 90s in depth with the subject of virtual reality.

When introduced in 1995, Virtual Boy, it acted not only to Nintendo’s first 32-bit console, but also a VR glasses. However, the system flopped and was discontinued in 1996 again. Early as 1989, (NES) came with the Power Glove, a data glove for control of the console on the market for the Nintendo Entertainment System, which was also very successful. However, this early version of advanced input devices might have inspired the Japanese to develop their Wiimote. In the motion control, which introduced the group with the Wii, it is simply put a virtual-reality controller without VR goggles.



“VR gaming in the 1990s. Disastrous upheaval consent”

Also in 1995 appeared with Cybermaxx a VR glasses from the house Victormaxx that competed with Virtual Boy and a product of Forte Technologies. The latter company introduced the VFX-1 glasses on the market, the technology had great potential. Thus, the VFX-1 had, among other things stereoscopic 3D on board and was able to track hand and head of the user on multiple axes. The biggest advantage of the spectacle: it was also compatible with games that have not been specifically developed for them. However, it could not gain market penetration and Forte Technologies.

addition to the devices for the living room there was in the 90′s various attempts to establish the virtual reality in the still more common gambling halls. Leading the way was in the context of the Virtuality Group, the large cabins aufstellte in some Arcades. The company tried in addition to a home model that listened to the familiar sounding names iGlasses – success was in both cases also from

The virtual reality could not hold in the 90s gaming sector.. The main reasons for this were very expensive hardware, complicated programming and resulting Games deficiency and a non-mature technology, which led to nausea in many users. In other areas, however, VR found a permanent place. So it is since the 90s, for example, not uncommon for industrial robots are controlled by using telepresence systems. In architecture, VR has a right to exist and training various military anyway.



The Renaissance of Virtual Reality

Despite the disastrous Virtual Reality in Gaming departure phase in the 90s was the technology, at least in larger arcades – especially in Japan – hold. A good example of this is Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield by Namco. Currently you can find in Tokyo, almost no bigger game room, do not have the oversized cabin has to play in the program. The game is very popular and is technically more than impressive, as the following video demonstrates.



“The potential of virtual reality go far Gaming on out. “

In addition to these prohibitive for private solutions Oculus Rift are from Facebook and Project Morpheus by Sony in the wings. To this end, a VR solution for Android smartphones, is working on the Samsung, as well as smaller projects such as Avegant Glyph joined. It goes without saying that the VR solutions that are currently waiting in the wings, will come not only gamers to Good. Rather, it is not unlikely that virtual reality is win for the network as a whole increasingly important. The imagination in this respect no boundaries. Colleague Jati may, for example imagine in an article for the upload magazine that VR would provide a great experience in conjunction with Google Street View – he’s right.

Mobile Suit Gundam:. Bonds of the Battlefield by Namco in a video arcade in Tokyo (Photo: Sébastien Bonset)

Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield by Namco in a video arcade in Tokyo. (Photo: Sébastien Bonset)

Oculus Rift

Palmer Luckey at CES in January 2014 in Las Vegas introduced a new prototype of Oculus Rift, it soon became clear that the project has made considerable progress technically. So the developers of VR glasses already gave instead of the LED previously used an OLED display with higher resolution. Progress has also been made of the speed in which build up graphics. This is particularly noticeable during rapid head movements are positive, because thanks to the better performance no longer blurs the image during fast movements.

With the help of a technology that goes by the name Positional tracking, Oculus Rift, the position of better determine the head. For registering a 3D camera mounted on the outside of the spectacle infrared diodes. Positional tracking in combination with the better performance of the solution to one of the biggest problems of virtual reality solutions could be: dizziness suffered by many users

The virtual reality glasses Oculus Rift is tested by colleague Daniel Huefner His conclusion:.? Refreshingly new, but well worth two billion dollars (Photo: t3n)

The virtual reality goggles Oculus Rift is tested by colleague Daniel Huefner. His conclusion: Refreshing new, but well worth two billion dollars? (Photo: t3n)

Leave the technological advances of the Oculus engineers hope that Virtual Reality this time could actually make the leap into the mass market, but also at V R: Software sells hardware. Meanwhile supports a significant number of developers Oculus Rift, so the VR solution can score well in this area. Among the best known developers and studios that program for Rift Oculus include, for example Valve, John Carmack (Doom) and the Minecraft creator Magnus Persson. Already, PC users can gamble some games such as Team Fortress 2 or Skyrim in virtual reality. Following the acquisition by Facebook even a rumor circulating that Oculus Rift could be the basis for the largest massive multiplayer game in the world and could implement the concept of virtual reality very literally.



Project Morpheus Sony

the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 Sony introduced its own VR solution: Project Morpheus is intended to provide a 3D headset and also set on the PlayStation Move controller. Just recently, Sony announced on the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Meetup that Project Morpheus is now so far advanced that the VR hardware works with the PlayStation 4 together. Morpheus has a 1080p display and a 90-degree field of view. Accelerometers and gyroscopes are also on board and the position is tracked with the help of the PlayStation Camera.



The Future of Virtual Reality

Especially the current projects Oculus Rift and Morpheus have the potential to make the virtual reality finally mass market. The fact that it primarily concerns products for the entertainment sector in the solutions, the target group is at least large enough for a successful market launch. Meanwhile, the technology is in contrast to recent VR boom in the mid-90s and so far that success is not unlikely. However, much will depend on the marketing and an attractive price.



 Omni converts steps in virtual reality in motions around (picture:. Virtuix )

Omni converts steps into the real world into virtual movements around. (Picture: Virtuix)

“Whether virtual reality asserts itself also depends on the software.”

Also should the need matching input devices not neglect, because it has a VR goggles as Oculus Rift on the eyes, one gets from its environment with nothing more. The disqualified traditional input devices such as mouse and keyboard – also controller of home consoles are only conditionally. Sony is here with the integration of PlayStation Move a clever way, but there also exist other input solutions. So Sixsense STEM has successfully financed, for example, the wireless modular motion tracker on Kickstarter. Was also successfully funded on Kickstarter Omni: The product of the company Virtuix is ​​a kind of wheel cage that registers the steps of the institution of VR headsets and converts them into virtual reality in motion.

likely positive impact for STEM, Omni and Oculus Rift that all three projects are more or less openly. Since it is open developer platforms were provided for the development kits, it is not unlikely that the market launch various software will be available already. And without software, the hardware may still be technologically impressive – the success of virtual reality would fail again and VR enthusiasts have already vainly proclaimed the breakthrough of technology.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Digital Transition: Thinking Machines, total networking, smart services – Business Week

15 technologies that will decide about Germany’s prosperity: their market and job potential – and how well we are prepared for it.

Internet of Things

The linkage of all objects makes it possible to locate them via data networks to control and coordinate Important applications: Intelligent control of global supply chains, and transport; remote medical diagnosis; Building automation; self-optimizing factories impact on GDP in 2025 (in billion EUR) Share of GDP: 207 000 000 000 = 4.8 percent effect on jobs: 4/4 competitive strength of Germany: 3/4

Technology theft: Zenimax sued Oculus – COMPUTER BILD

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The next major dispute rocked the game industry: publisher Zenimax accused Oculus VR technology theft

 Oculus Rift: glasses © Oculus VR

Everything just stolen? According Zenimax the Rift makers have stolen the VR technology

Trouble in Virtual Reality warehouse. The makers of the Oculus Rift have in court. The reason: The recently bought up by Facebook manufacturer uses stolen technology to build its cyber goggles. That, at least that publisher Bethesda. The complained several weeks ago about the fact that his former colleague John Carmack had stolen in-house technologies from switching to the Rift creators. Now the parent company is serious by Bethesda Softworks and sued Oculus VR. According to a media report Zenimax specifies the virtual reality specialists would have used proprietary program code, trade secrets and technical knowledge illegally for their own benefit.

detail to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey have targeted befriended in 2012 at a time when the Oculus Rift was still a primitive device without today’s functions with John Carmack to take his help. Carmack had then made with other Zenimax staff and with the aid of in-house hardware components and software, an improved version of the glasses.

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The Luckey was presented in a confidential and vertaglich Safe frame. Nevertheless, Luckey had made his own the technologies shown, the glasses with Zenimax titles such as “Doom 3 – BFG Edition” advertised and so driven by both the development and the dissemination of Oculus Rift crucial. Zenimax CEO Robert Altman said that intellectual property is the foundation of the business. His company can not therefore ignore the violation of patent rights and leave unpunished. Previous attempts to agree on compensation for the work done by Zenimax contribution to the Oculus Rift development had failed.

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Alain Prost on the new formula 1 “Technology to poorly explained” – Auto Motor und Sport

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Alain Prost is one of the racers with brains. The 59-year-old Frenchman was not for nothing that the nickname “Professor”, won 51 Grand Prix and took four world titles. Today, France’s best racing drivers working as an ambassador of Renault and as a TV commentator. Prost is a close observer of motorsport. And he has his own opinion. The has never been colored by the language rules of his employer. Renault has willed this new engine formula. Nevertheless, Prost says: “The new Formula 1 is certainly not a complete success this they put up a lot of criticism..”

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noise discussion only as an excuse

The subtle background noise looks Prost still as the least important part of this review. “For me the noise is an excuse to hide other things that do not work.” Those who would? “Formula 1 has failed, the fans to explain the wonderful new technology and to tell them why they are there.”

That is the fault of all parties involved. Instead, the company’s product is denigrated. Very often wrong. “In February we all imagined what happens when fail all cars. Today we have again the reliability of the cars from last year. Since been made unnecessary wind.”



formula 1 reaches the younger generation not

Prost does not believe that the new engine formula is responsible for the decline of interest in the sport. “This development we have been experiencing for the past two years. Apparently, we do not reach the younger audience. And many of the old abandoned us because they mourn the golden past.” Therefore Prost holds the new formula E is a good indicator. “It’s an adventure. Neither of us can say whether it strikes. If so, then it will inspire a new audience. And this could then inspire indirectly via the formula E, for motor sports classic style.”

For the majority of the audience has become too complicated to Formula 1. Cheers stakeholders warns to close of their own impressions on others. “If I had a Grand Prix look at me that is not the same as if a normal fan watching. Or one who sees for the first time. I draw the experience of my own career. I know the sport and can access data and radiograms , much more than the TV viewers.’s why for me are interesting races that look boring for others because they do not have this extra information. “

Too many artificial elements

Prost denounces the many artificial elements that will make the sport exciting. For example, the rule that a driver must change tires to be driven at least once with each of the two mixtures. “Why Pirelli does not offer three different mixtures of?, The driver must set off on the set of tires on which they qualified. Then it is up to him whether on the set he is in a race to the end or in between changes. That makes a lot more strategy options and the driver is more involved in strategy with Let’s be honest. tactic is predetermined, the driver gets before the start told how his race will look like This is not good for the sport, “

<... p> Finally Prost comes to the weak start to the season his partner Renault to speak. “We were just too late. Recent years have shown how success is created. Red Bull had a plan, making it four times become world champion. Mercedes had a plan, and moves at the moment off the front. Renault needs a plan for 2015 . “

This does not mean that Renault is set development on the current engine in order to fully concentrate on the upcoming season. “We have to improve continuously. Nobody can say where Renault today is compared to Mercedes. Renault has made a big leap in GP Spain. Mercedes is still ahead, but many have overlooked that where the jump came from the car. “

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From on May 22, 2014

Technology company, HP dismisses again up to 16,000 people – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) tightened its job cuts and wants up to 16,000 more jobs deleted. This would disappear in the course of the years of rebuilding a total of 50,000 jobs. The increased job cuts were necessary for the competitiveness, HP announced on Thursday evening along with figures for the previous quarter with.

In the end of April completed second fiscal quarter, sales fell by one per cent to 27.3 billion dollars. Net profit reached $ 1.27 billion after nearly $ 1.08 billion a year earlier

Hewlett-Packard has the problem that the core areas of tradition Group -. PCs, printers, and servers – all through a difficult phase . go Therefore, company boss Meg Whitman attempts to HP in new business. So Hewlett-Packard returned to the tablet market, soon the Group intends to enter into business with 3D printing. A billion dollars is to be invested in the expansion of cloud services.

But still determine the date the business divisions. In the PC segment there after the slump of the past year, after all signs of a recovery. Sales of notebooks and desktop computers put in comparison with the prior year quarter by 7 percent to nearly $ 8.2 billion to.

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Operating profits in the division with $ 290 million was again relatively narrow. In the printer business, sales fell 4 percent to $ 5.8 billion. But the division is a quarterly operating profit of $ 1.14 billion remains highly profitable. Business with servers shrank slightly, while operating profit of 961 million dollars.

HP called no period in which the additional 11000-16000 jobs are to be deleted. The adopted in May 2012 remodeling program was previously the reduction of 34,000 positions within several years ago. The turnover had remained below the expectations of analysts, while earnings met the forecasts

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

U.S. INDICES – technology is in demand today – wallstreet-online

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average – WKN: 969 420 – ISIN: US2605661048 – Price: 16499.23 points (NYSE)
  • Nasdaq Composite Index – WKN: 969 427 – ISIN: XC0009694271 – Price: 4120.14 points (NASDAQ)

Law dynamically beat the U.S. indexes their way right after the start of trading one. At least as far as the technology stocks, because the Dow Jones is currently at odds in the brand of 16,500 points. Thus, it surprised even little that the sectors winners come from the technology side. Above all, the biotechnology and computer values. Weak yet clearly the utility stocks.

The Dow Jones seems to have not be able to solve the level at 16,500 points. Another splash then this can not be excluded. Only a fresh daily high over 16 526 points could again provide for price increases to 16,600 points beyond. The short-term upward trend since the end of April gives the index in any case a constructive image. Concerns diesbzgl. were only dissuaded at prices below 16,400 points.

The Nasdaq Composite shot to start straight up and now finds the index yet again during or better yet before the resistance area at 4,130 points his respect. Potential consolidation should now not again lead back under 4,100 points. Then appears above 4,130 points, the air free to 4.150/60 points. Under 4,100 points, however, one would have to get back to pullback to at least 4,070 points set.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PhoCusWright Conference Europe 2014: Egencia Announces Intelligent … – wallstreet-online

The “Intelligent Services Platform” from Egencia offers customers a personalized and easy management of business

MUNICH, May 21, 2014 / PRNewswire / – Egencia continues its” Intelligent Services Platform “(ISP) in Europe. This has the corporate travel management company in the Expedia Group today announced at a panel discussion on the future of business travel management in the context of the PhoCusWright Conference in Europe Dublin.

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Price Promise investing heavily in its technology to provide its customers with an improvement of the online and offline experience, explains Christophe Peymirat, Senior Vice President for Europe and the Asia-Pacific region with Egencia. The aim is to further simplify the business travel management and more productive.

“The perfect matching of offline and online services through mobile devices, desktop PC and phone, we want to offer our customers a personalized and easy manage their trips offer “Peymirat performs.” Because we develop our own technology to Egencia Gets sees in a unique position to combine advanced telephony technology with our own booking solutions. a traveler or a travel coordinator at, is our travel consultants not only its phone number displayed, but they may welcome the caller by name and quickly access the latest travel routes, known preferences and internal company travel policy. For our customers this means not only a simpler and faster Managing Changes and complicated journey processes but also a personal consultation. “

Egencia ISP in the coming weeks in nine customer service centers in Germany (Munich), France (Paris Marseille , Tourcoing, Lyon ), United Kingdom ( London Manchester ), Belgium (Brussels) and Switzerland (Zurich).

integration of technology-based services in Egencia’s proprietary platform
The customer Egencia change in 20 percent of cases, their itinerary and often require these changes to the support of the customer service agent. In order to improve this service for its customers, Egencia joined his company-specific booking technology with an advanced telephone service. So automatically opens on the screen of the travel consultant now an info window when a call is received. This allows the customer service agent Egencia welcome the traveler the same name, immediate access to their profile and help you adjust the travel details.

since mid-2013

The platform is already available for customers in North America online. In Europe, ISP was first in Egencia Customer Service Center in Paris introduced and has already improved the service experience for many customers. Nathalie Covaneiro , facilities and HSE Manager at Eneria says: “Egencia our travelers always provided an excellent tailored and personalized service through website, customer service and mobile platforms. Now, when one of our travelers Egencia calls, the agent recognizes immediately who it is and it may access the profile. This saves time of the trip makes travel management more effectively, and allows our travelers to be more productive. “

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Also, customers who already use the recently introduced trip Navigator App Egencia benefit from ISP. Through the “Click-to-Call” service is the personal customer service agent and the associated immediate and personalized service for the caller always just a click away.

Egencia trip Navigator is now available for download on iTunes for devices with iOS operating system is ready and will soon be available on Google Play for devices with Android operating system. Even non-customers Egencia can download the app and test it using the “Browse” on the login screen

Peymirat has participated in the panel discussion “Future unknown: The changing landscape of business travel.” (Unknown future – business in transition) on the PhoCusWright Conference in Europe Dublin on May 21, 2014 at 12:15 clock participated.

About Egencia
Egencia is a leading business travel management company with extensive service, which delivers vital technology for business and expert service on site for more than 10 000 customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. As part of Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world’s largest online travel company, Egencia provides future-oriented solutions that allow customers to compliance and savings in their travel program and respond to the specific needs and requirements of the modern business traveler. For more information, visit the website www.egencia.de or on Twitter @ EgenciaDE.

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