I was very exited to hear that the legendary Maker Faire will visit Vienna (see Maker Faire Vienna) and therefore Austria in 2016 for the very first time! Since its very beginning in 2006 Maker Faires all over the world stand for family centric festivals with a strong focus on delivering Do-it-Yourself skills to kids and adults. Its founding Make magazine represents a must-read literature for every tech loving and teaching dad (or mum). Every Maker Faire worldwide is a perfect place to meet fascinating people and their unique projects and to take part in tutorials to learn new skills and to open your mind for new ideas. Personally, I was always fascinated by the Make magazine and its community as it delivers the most positive and creative spirit cross all generations of people with the goal to open the minds to create and inspire new ideas. Make spirit not only covers areas such as electronics, coding, manufacturing but spans a much wider audience to design or art. So i am very curios how the start of the first Maker Faire in Austria will work out, but i am sure we will have a great time on 16. – 17. April 2016 in Vienna!
Recently, dynatrace the leading technology company for reliable Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Real User Monitoring (RUM), published their next generation SaaS based application and server performance monitoring tool ruxit. ruxit integrates state-of-the art intelligent correlation algorithms, combined with a deep understanding about the underlying software technologies, in order to detect software performance problems and their root causes. Instead of annoying and spamming the DevOps operator with a large amount of alerts and error notifications, ruxit focuses on the reduction of noise within alerting and on the intelligent interpretation of application and service performance problems. Therefore ruxit offers a must-have performance monitoring solution for service operators and DevOps. ruxit also offers a handy mobile app for receiving a filtered set of already evaluated application performance alerts on your smartphone or tablet.
The SCCH research focus Software Analytics and Evolution published a nice online demonstration service today that shows the power of static analysis and automated documentation of source code. The web service allows users to submit their own programming code in order to extract mathematic formulas and structure as graphs. This online service simplifies the automated generation of source code documentation and extraction of domain knowledge for technical programms. SCCH Software Analytics and Evolution demonstrates the latest research result in the area of Software Analysis as the automated extraction of knowledge from source code as well as the dynamic query of architecture and program structure by using graph databases.
The newest release of the Android Point of Sale App TabShop now supports the checkout by using Bitcoin QR codes. TabShop therefore automatically calculates the invoice total’s actual exchange rate in Bitcoins and generates a Bitcoin payment QR code. Bitcoin seems to be a nice addition to the ever improving domain of mobile and independent payment methods. In combination with the Android Bitcoin Wallet TabShop offers a handy Point of Sales solution for all Bitcoin enthusiasts!
Within this amazing video an inventor presents a system, consisting of a Raspberry PI, a hall sensor, GPS and a small projector, that is able to project the actual driving speed in front of a bycicle rider. So whereever you are driving you always see actual driving stats in front of you without any major distraction. A real cool idea!
The purpose of the Homecockpit app is to give you an overview on the actual situation in and around your house. Homecockpit should show useful information, such as multiple camera live streams, current weather condition, weather forecast, time and date in a cockpit like manner.
The Cali-based startup FutureDash presents The EnergyBuddy, which was first unveiled as a prototype at CES and now going toward the final release date. FutureDash is a complete home energy-tracking system, which uses sensors in your electricity grid in order to monitor your houshold energy consumption. Starting at $99, it keeps tabs on users’ energy consumption with a square-shaped gadget that connects to your network via WiFi or Ethernet. The square glows red, yellow or green depending on how much electricity you’re using, and the user is able to specify the typical footprint profiles.
Their motto is: ‘Increased energy awareness leads to increased energy conservation.’
Last fall of 2011 Peter Norvig, a leading American computer scientist and Artificial Intelligence expert startet a virtual class along with his college Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence. the class was visited by 175 students from Stanford and more than 100,000 via an interactive webcast. Peter Norvig is talking about the fact that we are teaching knowledge in classes with the same methods today as we did hundreds years ago. So he argues that today we have the possibility to change the way we are teaching and that we could produce a lot more positive educational effects with our modern infrastructures. Watch his really interesting TED talk about his experiences with this 100K classroom.