[Update] Google Earth is now supported by Nvidia 3D Vision [/Update]
Nvidia’s 3D Vision shutter glasses are awesome, no doubt about it, BUT…
I’ve managed to control my negative emotions regarding the lack of driver support for my old Elsa 3D Revelator glasses. It’s also OK that the prize for the new 3D Vision glasses is pretty high. I think, as long as the support will last longer than it did for the 3D Revelator glasses, the prize will be fine for me, too. Continue reading
Face Recognition for Linux haven’t been available on Linux yet. Sure – there are some ready-to-use libs, but that’s interesting for developers only. When it came to ready-to-use applications, you only could choose between MacOS or Windows. (Excuse me, but face recognition at Google’s PicasaWeb Album is a bit too spooky for me and I won’t upload 100GB of photographs)
That’s why I was quiet pleased, when I read Picasa 3.5 do face recognition now. Going to the download section, I’ve found only version 3.0beta for Linux – no 3.5! And then I’ve read here: Continue reading
GoogleMaps version 3.0 and higher won’t install onto Windows Mobile 2003 any longer. And that’s a pity, since the old devices like e.g. the HTC magician is a good companion for cycling.
The statement, that it doesn’t work took me a while to figure out. If you download a new GoogleMaps version (as of now 22.214.171.124) from e.g. Softpedia, C|NET or ZDNET, you will see a error message if you try to install this .CAB file onto your PDA running Windows Mobile 2003. But all of them claim, this version (126.96.36.199) is meant to be for Windows Mobile 2003 also. Continue reading
Anders just told me to look at this great video about the Open Street Map project.
It’s very impressive!
It’s showing the development of the OSM project on a rotating globe within the last year. Continue reading
Perform these three lines, if it still doesn’t work, read the workaround described below:
If it crashes again, you can give it one further try by removing the lock file and myplaces (back them up, if necessary): Continue reading
Saw yesterday pictures of an upcoming mobile phone with Android. And read and saw amazed the specs and pictures of this device. Especially the prize took me by surprise. $299 Australian Dollar.
The new KOGAN AGORA offers:
- 2.5-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen.
- Integrated QWERTY keyboard.
- High-speed 3G network connection.
- One-Touch Google Search ™.
- Easy Web Browsing.
- Easy-to-use email with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents.
- Customisable Home Screen with instant Email, text message and IM notifications.
- Instant access to mobile Internet services (Gmail ™, YouTube ™, Google Talk ™, Google Calendar ™, Google Maps ™).
- Music Player.
- Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
- microSD™ expansion slot for all your storage needs.
More than I year ago I’ve started to cycle for the first time after a very long period of time (decades ). Those days I didn’t know my surrounding area very well, because I was pretty new to it. But I had a Pocket PC, an XDA mini and I had already a GPS Bluetooth mouse. The XDA mini is a Windows Mobile 2003SE device, and there are already many open source, or just free to use tools out there. I’ve started to look for GPS navigation software, but didn’t find anything free, that had movable maps, or it was free but the maps weren’t included. A movable map is scrolling accordingly, while you are moving. Almost all car navigation systems like TomTom or Navigon aren’t using movable maps, the maps they are using for sure moves, but they are vector maps, not bitmaps. Continue reading
Navigating with GPS and a bike in the Stuttgart area? No problem anymore: VVS Fahrradroutenplaner
I’m just impressed! I’ve been using this many times now. And in combination with Google Earth, it’s perfect tool to get everywhere in my area.
Just a little tip: In Google Earth you can let mountain look 3 times higher, than they really are. That way it’s much clearer to see, if one track is easy, normal, difficult, or almost impossible to do by bike.
You can set it up under: Continue reading
I’m looking periodically into this site: OpenCycleMap . I’m just interested, whether there’s a new GPS-track I can use for a trip. I’m also playing with the thought to cache some data to and provide it, too.
The map shows Great Britain, because the project stated there. The Netherlands offers also a lot of tracks already. Germany, Swiss, Sweden, Poland and a few other countries have also a few tracks to offer.
Also the east cost of the United States has a few tracks. And it’s getting more every single day.