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Thin client systems are setups where there is a server overseeing the world-state at some remote location, and transmitting information directly to the displays on the machines of the people in the world. For these systems, there is no software to download, and they can usually be accessed by even the slowest of computers. However, there are no graphics either.

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Using Thin Clients for Medical Data
A thin client is any computer system basically, that uses an application for whom all processing occurs on a central server, with just the results shipped back to the client for display. This paradigm is ideal for medical data, so why is it only now being considered?

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Nanotube Integrated Circuits a Reality
In February 2011, the first true breakthrough in microscopic, flexible substrate transistors was achieved. Professor Esko I. Kauppinen from Aalto University developed a fast and simple method of producing high-performance thin-film transistors on an ultra-thin plastic substrate.

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This trilogy pack is the starter kit for Everquest. Containing the latest patched version of the basic client, together with the first two expansion packs; "Ruins of Kunark", and "Scars of Velious".

World Review: Playdo
World Review: Playdo welcome screen
Playdo is a purely social world system. Created in the image of a small city, the entire apparatus runs under shockwave applications ? so it will run in almost any browser. There is no client to download, and everything is broken up into sections.
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VR Interfaces: The Heliodisplay
Remember StarWars? That iconic moment when the hologram of Princess Leia is projected from R2 D2? Heliodisplay is that technology made real. It is literally, the production of holograms that hover in thin air.

City of Villains is the long-awated sequel to City of Heroes. This card entitles you to a copy of the client, together with a 2-month (60 day) prepaid subscription.

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Fitting Prosthetics Snugly over Time
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig, Germany have developed a sensor system that fits into a prosthesis to analyse gait over time.

This version of the book is more of a booklet than an actual book. Its a thin 50 page intro basically to the CD, which holds the meat - digital versions of Muybridge's photographs.

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Connecting to Telnet Worlds: Using Microsoft Telnet
Telnet -text based virtual worlds, or MUDs, MOOs and MUSHes as they are collectively known, require a TCP capable text client to interface with. Many different clients at a range of different prices with different addon features are available. However, each takes time to aquire, even if that is just the time to search in google and download.


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The SimPuter - the cheap handheld computer designed by Indian scientists, for use by the poorer majority of the country has officially launched, opening up a possible new market for thin-client worlds, and low spec demands.


Earlier this month, a coding firm called Comverse Technology created an application that runs Second Life on Java-enabled mobile phones. This allows SMS and IM messaging with other avatars, as well as exploration of the virtual environment,...

In an interesting move, Moove, a VRML-based world-system geared for romance, has decided to release the source code for its avatars ? called actors ? free for anyone to develop.

The company says it plans to release source cod...

Hewlett-Packard is giving the public a chance to try out an open beta of of Mscapes, a suite of software applications that let anyone create interactive location-based (augmented reality) games or tours.

The Mscapes online au...

Developers and users of Twitter have reacted angrily to changes made by the social network to restrict creation of third-party applications.

Any new app that wants to serve more than 100,000 users must now seek the com...