Location aware services are basically a form of geolocation, in which the position of the user with a net-connected device is tracked, and compared to a database of available products, services, or the relative locations of friends. Information on the closest service is then available to the user in the form of asked for information or location-specific adverts.
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A short resource that discusses the origins of settlements and other features that a builder should consider when creating a new urban area.
When interacting physially, you are most aware of your immediate surroundings, and less aware of objects further away. In telepresence that is usually reversed, as the telepresence screen you focus on concentrates itself on objects far away. Is there any way to combat this? Perhaps...
Nine theories about adverse player / participant behaviour and responses to admin decisions of any world, no matter how benevolent the administration. Be aware of these in advance, lest they creep upon you unawares.
Part of a talk from TED 2007. Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.
The temperature problem is a major issue for actual prosthetics. Not being at all aware when your arm is on fire, is a very bad - and potentially expensive - possibility for any user of a modern prosthetic, even one tied into the nervous system.
A BBC column by Bill Thompson on how companies, far more than governments, are attempting to wall off the internet by physical location, and the methods being employed to fight back.
The secret police; the key to dealing with cheaters. Player monitoring in achievable forms, statistical representation, and why NOT to close a bug that you are aware a player is exploiting.
An interesting spin of an article, this starts out looking at virtual worlds from the average participant?s perspective, pointing out all the desires and frustrations of the userbase with the speed of apparent technological development of the multiverse. Then spins that on its head and neatly answers those questions with the hard truths those of us who work with them are well aware of.
A potential concern has been found in the psychological implications of gesture control interfaces. When we design such things we must be aware of a power some gestures have, to alter the perceptions and memories of those who witness them.
VR is not just a chance for you to choose how you would like to be seen, it is a chance for others to choose how they would like to see you. To assign you a form other than the one you chose, and see you in that form, without you ever needing to be aware they are doing it. Simply overriding their perception of you, to be something different.
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Twitter is adding location to its globally popular microblogging service in a move that will let people see where "tweets" are coming from.
"We're gearing up to launch a new feature which makes Twitter truly location-awar...
Animal's brains are only roughly aware of how high-up they are in space, meaning that in terms of altitude the brain's 'map' of space is surprisingly flat, according to new research.
In a study published online today in N...
The location-based applications Foursquare and Gowalla--which reward users with points for "checking in" at different places--are all the rage in some social groups. But many other people balk at sharing their precise location and struggl...
A computer science researcher at the University of Leicester has investigated a technique which senses the activity of the user with the help of computer software systems.
The doctoral study by a Pakistani student aims to del...
Physical location and orientation data?such as that provided by GPS?will be one of several keys to information technology business growth in the next several years as IT becomes more and more consumer-centric, says market-research firm Gart...