Jan 1st 2016
Dear visitors, blog readers and followers, I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2016!
Stay tuned for more nice tutorials and you will see, this year I will bring you again a lot of cool stuff around Unity, Android and HTML5!
Dec 31st 2014
In a few hours we will be in 2015 and we will look back to 2014. It was an interesting year again with a bunch of newcomers, remixes and of course summer hits. You’d like to know which one were my favorites? More >
Dec 14th 2014
Schwenker und Völklinger Hütte statt Poldi und Schweini? Ja das gibt’s und zwar im neuen Panini Album mit dem tollen Titel „Saarland sammelt Saarland“. Wie Besucher meines Blogs es wissen, sammle ich ab und zu auch Panini Bilder (siehe Blog Einträge: ). Letztes Mal, als ich zum Zeitungsverkäufer ging, habe ich diese tolle neue Panini Sammlung entdeckt und prompt ein paar Bildchen mit dem Album gekauft. More >
Sep 28th 2014
Cordova is certainly one of the most promising and state of the art framework to develop cross-platform HTML5-based mobile apps. I’m a big fan of this framework, but unfortunately some stuff are in my opinion hard to understand for beginners when it comes to customize or extend an HTML5-based app implement their own special function calls. Special functions? Just think: what if your App should launch a videoplayer when the user clicks somewhere in your app? Or what about integrating a customized alert box (aka Toast) or overlaying a Open GL View for a 3D visualization? Those are things you won’t be able to realize without using a Cordova plugin. More >
Jul 7th 2014
Like each year I’m happy to share my music selection for this summer! I hope you will enjoy these tracks, albums and new artists. And of course don’t hesitate to leave a message or a comment! Although this summer has started with a lot of samba and Brazilian tunes, I propose to (re)discover artists like Lana Del Rey, GusGus and to listen to newcomer bands like Highasakite or even some rap music. So plug your ear buds and be ready for some good tunes! More >
May 25th 2014
In a few days the most important sport event of the world, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™ will be held in Brazil. And of course the new Panini Album has also been released with 639 stickers to collect! This time there’s also an app ()that will enable you to manage your stickers and finally know how many times you got one sticker.
Here are some pictures of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ™ Panini Sticker Album including the 100 Stickers box. Notice that this time the facts and club of the players are directly printed on the sticker itself rather than on the album (this was the case in the last 2010 edition). So it’s possible for Panini to update the stickers if there’s a last minute injured player. More >
May 25th 2014
Mar 7th 2014
It’s a great pleasure for me to present this year at the CeBIT 2014 the new version of Swoozy – The Semantic TV System for which I’ve received last year a CeBIT Innovation Award. In the so-called Swoozy Entertainment Area Hall 9 F43 (DFKI booth) you will be able to discover a brand new way to interact with your television over gestures and to combine these with semantic technologies (Web 3.0).
Have you never asked yourself how old the news presenter could be? Or perhaps in which town your favorite sitcom was filmed? Never wished to get more video clips of the singer currently being interviewed or to get more information about a car in this secret agent film ? If you have ever asked yourself these questions and wanted to get instantly a precise answer then you will love Swoozy!
Just imagine: you are watching a nice serie like Sherlock Holmes and *bam* for some reason you would like to know More >
Dec 22nd 2013
Augmented reality can be really fascinating. But what happens if you combine a calendar with an App and 24 tiny doors to open till Christmas? Yes, the thing is getting even more interesting. I’ve found this pretty well designed (notice the iPad-like design of the calendar) Windel Advent calendar in my favorite supermarket. Each day when you open one door, you will not only get a chocolate but also a small animation with a Santa Claus when you scan the pattern on the door. Funny, isn’t it? More >
Nov 1st 2013
4! Sebastian (IV)ettel won his fourth Formula One Word championship . To “celebrate” this, I’ve conceived a small – what we can call – fan papercraft representing the Formula One champion. You can download the files, take your scissors and glue and after a few minutes (max 1h30) of handiwork you will get your own Sebastian Vettel papercraft for your desktop or vitrine. As a bonus you can also put him a nice little helmet and place him on the paper podium. Have fun! Here are some pictures to show you how easy it is to build this papercraft 😉
Oct 26th 2013
If you count how many realistic films were released which had Formula One or racing sports as main “topic” you will certainly end up with a very very tiny list and you will certainly say: Senna, Driven or perhaps Michel Vaillant. Driven featuring Sylvester Stallone wasn’t interesting from an historical and technical point of view as it was loaded with improbable stunts and it featured a very Hollywoodish way of filming race scenes of CART cars. Very boring…
But fortunately Ron Howard took this year the really nice decision to film the so-called Golden age of Formula One: the 70’s and to marvelously narrate the real story of Austrian formula one driver Niki Lauda or better said the rivalry between the Austrian More >
Sep 1st 2013
Here’s quick tip I wanted to share because you might face this little issue: you have eventually recorded some voice notes with the Samsung Android application and wanted to share these it with your friends or integrate it into an email and then… you found out that all your notes were recorded as .3ga files that you couldn’t even playback with your favorite media player. Ouch…
Now it’s time to convert your .3ga file into a playable .mp3 file… but how? Here is the easiest way to realize this without having to download doubtful pseudo-freeware converters! Read how to easily convert your 3ga files! More >
Aug 25th 2013
Do you remember Milky the charming little milk carton running around the city in Blur’s video clip “Coffee and TV” ? My colleague Simon Bergweiler and I decided to push the idea of this anthropomorphic milk carton a step further, by presenting in our paper a new way of emotional interaction with products, which we will present during the Mobile HCI 2013 Poster session. Based on the rapid prototyping Microsoft Gadgeteer platform, we have concretized our vision of an on-product App. But.. wait what is an on-product App ? More >
Aug 25th 2013
In real life test I had several times the opportunity to drive electric cars (see Renault Zoe test drive) and it was always a big pleasure especially because of the acceleration and the uncommon sensation of “driving in silence”. I’m a also a big fan of two driving simulation: Forza Motorsport 4 and Gran Turismo 5. Usually when you play such games you will take the fastest car in order to win all the races and don’t care about how many virtual C02 emissions your car is exhausting while driving – sorry playing ;-). I came to a curious idea: More >
Jul 28th 2013
After a very good transitional “Watch The Throne” album, Jay-z surprisingly released a new album with again a lot of collaborations and samples taken from his musical wonderbox. With a name like “Magna Carta Holy Grail” -in reference to the historic Magna Carta , the set seemed to be placed for a powerful Jay-Z typical “gotta show the world that I’m the greatest” atmosphere or perhaps some epic full loaded album. But let me directly stop here: the only thing which can be named creative is the name of the album. No big revolution inside and no special never-heard tunes. You’ve guessed it: the album is not as powerful as its title and that is the main problem: the expectations for this album were set too More >