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ComponentOne Studio for SharePoint’s 2011 v2 release is now available and it’s never been easier to try! Start with the Studio for SharePoint demo site: a public SharePoint 2010 site that contains a collection of sample pages showcasing our Web Parts. Visit the site, sign in, and interact as much as you like.

This growing collection of Web Parts make it possible to create useful data portals in minutes without code. Just install Studio for SharePoint & insert a ComponentOne Web Part onto your page. Sandbox versions are even available for those who would rather not install on the server!

The 2011 v2 release debuts:

New pivoting Web Part: OLAP for SharePoint

Software Development Kit for developers who would like to create extensions

Full Sandbox compatibility

New to the world of ComponentOne Web Parts?

Watch this short video. It introduces the Web Parts and reveals their value in less than 2 minutes…

Microsoft Previews “Mango” Release of Windows Phone

The next version of Windows Phone, codenamed Mango, will feature a number of new capabilities and enhancements, including integration with Microsoft cloud platforms and services like Office 365 and Windows Live Skydrive, and unified communications via Lync Mobile. Watch the video demonstrating the new features, and check out the Windows Phone for IT Pros blog for an overview of the new business features that make it easier to connect and communicate.

Touch Screen that Feel Sticky

Posted: May 17, 2011 in Software

“Its a  touch screen which provide Programmable friction”  which provides a new kind of feedback.

An experimental touch screen that uses variable friction to make different areas feel sticky or rough could point the way to a new paradigm in interfaces.

The touch screen uses high frequency vibrations to create a thin layer of air betweenthe glass and the user’s finger. The finger glides easily over the air layer, but catchesslightly on the glass when the vibrations are switched off. Vary the vibrations thatmove the user’s finger can cause different parts of the screen to feel smooth or sticky

“It adds a sense of realism, “says Vincent Levesque, a computer scientist at theUniversity of British Columbia in Vancouver. “It’s more physical. It feels like there areactual buttons that actually exist. “Levesque and his colleagues have demonstrated a prototype of the device at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Vancouver this week.

The screen is one of a number of new devices that offer complex tactile feedback.Some mobile phones on the market, for example, the use of vibration to generate a click or other signal touch. But the new device, called a touch screen model (T-PAD),aims to do more than just buzz or click, says Ed Colgate, a mechanical engineer at Northwestern University, whose team developed the touchscreen.

“We’re not just about giving signals,” he says. “We’re about giving physical sensations like the experience you have when you interact with the real world.”

The T-PaD uses piezoelectric discs positioned against a glass plate. When a current is run through the discs, they vibrate at 26 kilohertz and transmit the vibrations to the glass. Lasers track the motion of a user’s finger and vary the vibrations accordingly.

For example, when a finger across a button, the vibrations slow down or stop, giving the impression that this part of the screen is sticky. If you drag a file into a folder, youwill feel the screen becomes sticky as your finger hits the target. Turn a wheel or ascroll bar on the screen, you’ll feel your finger to touch move “graduations.” Regardingthe vibration on and off very quickly-for example, whenever a finger moves amillimeter on-screen may be part of the screen rough feel as if she was covered with a grid.

In a paper presented at the ACM, Levesque and colleagues showed that tactile feedback has allowed people to perform tasks a bit faster. Users also generally likedthe touch screen, although some complained that their fingers got tired after using itfor a while.

“Actually it’s pretty magical when touched. It’s really good,”says Vincent Hayward, a mechanical engineer at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, who is familiarwith the device. However, it warns that the approach has problems, the prototype is bulky and consumes power. It also provides information that every finger is moving.Tapping the screen does not feel special. He said he expected that tactile displays tofinally make their way into consumer electronics. “A lot of engineering to do, ” admitsColgate. “But it is not theoretically impossible.”

Source:technology review

Software company Limewire has reached an out of court settlement with record labels that sued it for helping people pirate music.

The Lime Group has agreed to pay $105m (£64.6m) to 13 music firms.This amount is far less than the damage done by the software, developed by the Limewire group, to the music indestery.
The prolonged legal fight has led to Limewire being shut down.
“This hard fought victory is reason for celebration by the entire music community, its fans and the legal services that play by the rules,” said Mr Bainwol in a statement.
Limewire was a program that used peer-to-peer technology to help people find media on other computers and let others see their libraries of files.

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here is just a test example of embedding the presentation

Virtual Walk-INN

Posted: August 26, 2010 in News

Demand for acquisition of large scale city 3D models has been increasing. Such models have been of use in many applications including navigation, driving direction pre-visualizations and augmented reality as demonstrated  in Google Earth  (Street view)  or Microsoft Virtual Earth  (Photo sync).  In recent years image-based rendering is commonly used by computer graphics applications to construct virtual walk through environment. A collection of images is used to synthesize the scene  instead of building a complete 3D model of the objects.

There has been enormous research in creation of most state of the art Walkthrough systems but almost all of the contemporary walkthrough systems are completely hardware dependent, all the imagery is directly stored from the capturing devices, without any real processing done in order to provide meaning to the data. This makes all the street view systems stagnant not providing enough information from the scenario to be useful for any purpose other than virtual tourism. Business user has been looking for a walkthrough system which could provide them with enough information about the location and a real time visualization to be profitable with the minimal of cost.

Existing Systems:

There are different existing systems available but following are most prominant.

  • Google Street View
  •  Bing maps
  • 3D walkthrough ( Batch 06)

but these systems have limitations

Hardware dependency:

All of the contemporary walkthrough systems are completely hardware dependent. Al the imagery is directly stored from the capturing devices, without any real processing done in order to provide meaning to the data.

The main motivation for the creating this walkthrough system is to reduce the amount of hardware dependence to allow making of such systems cheap as well as making the imagery as useful as possible for the user

Cost:

 Current systems are quite expensive due to hardware dependency!

Special equipment:

Current existing systems require special equipment for capturing images. i.e, Google street View uses special cars whaich have a speacial camra places on the car!

Image Tagging:

 It will be a new feature in the field of virtual walk through systems. This feature is not available in the existing systems. It will allow the users to search about any particular image or panorama and results will be shown based upon the tags!

Virtual Walk-INN:

 Virtual Walk-INN will over come all these limitations as well as sldo it will be using morphing techniques on the panoramic mosaics to enable smooth transition between frames providing effective visualization of the scenes providing the realistic feel to user. 

Applications of Virtula Walk-INN:

  • Real Estate
  • Virtual Tours
  • Universities
  • Marketing of services and product
  • Maps and 3d street view

Virtula Walk-INN is being developed in NU-FAST Islamabad. It will be completed hopefully in february  2011 and will be available im market in MAY 2011.

Old Presentation

Posted: February 24, 2010 in News


A Semantic Web Content Repository for Clinical Research

it was our topic for the presentation but then we changed our topic. changed in a sense that domain is the same, concept is the same but just the application of which we are going to conduct the case study is different.

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my First Post

Posted: February 7, 2010 in News
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Here we r aefTECH participating in Imagine2009
in software design category.
we are going to address one of the eight goals of united nations. that is health , which is according to world servay Pakistans biggest problem now a days.
So we r going to design a Medical resource monitoring system.
it will assist the eGovt to monitor the funds allocated to health.

Hello world!

Posted: February 7, 2010 in News

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