Semantic Web

Raw Data Now in the UK

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Good news from the Raw Data Now front. Tim Berners-Lee has been asked by Gordon Brown to help open up access to government data in the UK. Let’s hope this is not just a publicity stunt to boost Mr Brown’s plummeting popularity, but a true effort in creating a more transparent government. If this works, […]

Fun

I am in control

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I’m not much into gaming consoles, but we are talking about a real breakthrough here. Last week at E3, Microsoft unveiled a revolutionary controller for the Xbox 360 console: the human body! Project Natal aims in abolishing all conventional game controllers and replacing them with… nothing! The system uses sophisticated algorithms to capture human motion […]

Semantic Web

Web 3.0, Linked Data and the Semantic Web

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Greg Boutin, founder of Growthroute Ventures, recently posted a series of articles about the latest trends on the web: Web 3.0, Linked Data, and the Semantic Web. Greg attempts an in-depth analysis of these concepts, the technologies and innovations behind them, and how they can be combined to form the next generation web. Richard MacManus […]

Misc

New look and feel!

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alexmikro.net now has a shiny new look and feel based on the Streamline theme by 9th sphere web design. I’ve chosen it because of its technological design and its soft and attractive color combinations. The horizontal space has increased from the old theme, allowing for larger images and widescreen videos to be embedded in posts. […]

Semantic Web

Raw Data Now!

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Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web and the Semantic Web, talked in TED 2009 about the origin and evolution of the web. He described how he first came up with the idea of hypertext on 1989 and how difficult it was to communicate this to his boss. Fortunately, he was allowed to work […]

Semantic Web

Semantics in Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing is about replacing desktop-based computing resources with internet-based ones. The driving concept is called Software as a Service (SaaS), according to which software applications are licensed for use as services provided to customers on demand. This is similar to how traditional utilities like electricity or water are charged. The latest issue of the […]

Fun

The dancing eyebrows

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I’m not really a fan of Cadbury chocolate, but I love their ads! The latest one features two kids doing the “eyebrow dance” to a catchy tune! Hilarious! Watch it here: Who can also forget last year’s gorilla-drummer ad! The facial expressions on that gorilla were simply amazing 😉

Social Web

Innovative startups for 2009

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Erick Schonfeld, editor in TechCrunch, is wondering about the kinds of innovative startups we mostly need in 2009: At the moment I’m writing this post, electric car batteries have the lead with 30%. Considering the serious global energy and pollution problems, I’ve voted for this option too. However, I’m sure we’re going to see lots […]