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No Network Mobile network jammer, in the form of a battle tank. 2013 With the flick of a switch No Network implements a blanket ban of mobile telephony in its presence. All access to the cellular (mobile) network within a 6-15m diameter aura around the object is jammed, including calls, SMS and data connectivity.. No Network is the second in a series exploring fully functional, poetic manifestations of ‘cyber warfare’ and ‘cyber weapons’, following the Transparency Grenade. Two other tanks will be developed, blocking communication of GPS location services and 802.11 (WiFi) wireless networking. DISCLAIMER: civilian use of mobile jamming telephony is illegal in most countries.

Styling Google Maps Map Stylr is a new Google Maps API Styled Maps wizard that can help you create a unique style for your own Google Maps. Map Stylr includes the Styled Maps wizard and a showcase of styles created by users of the site. The Map Editor allows you to customize the presentation of the standard Google base maps, changing the visual display of such elements as roads, parks, and built-up areas. Instead of using the Map Editor tool you can use the Map Stylr 'showcase' to select from styles created by other map developers. Creative Mobile Service Ideas Introduction Creative ideas, as a starting point of any innovation endeavor, play a crucial role for companies who seek competitive advantages in a turbulent marketplace (Cox & Blake, 1991). This is especially true for the companies operating in mobile service sectors and related business. In this article, mobile service is used as an umbrella term to refer to mobile apps, mobile software-as-a-service, hardware, and any combinations of them. Several changes occurred in the mobile service market since the Apple App Store, the Google Play store, and the Nokia Ovi store started opening in 2007 (Lane et al., 2010). These platforms have revolutionized the concept of the mobile phone, hosting the release of new content every day.

What Do We Mean By Small Data Earlier this week we published the first in a series of posts on small data: “Forget Big Data, Small Data is the Real Revolution”. In this second in the series, we discuss small data in more detail providing a rough definition and drawing parallels with the history of computers and software. What do we mean by “small data”? Let’s define it crudely as: “Small data is the amount of data you can conveniently store and process on a single machine, and in particular, a high-end laptop or server” Why a laptop?

Countries Skip to main content Countries Browse by country for overviews, news, analysis and maps on crises and disasters. A red dot beside the country name denotes an ongoing crisis or disaster. Updates by country (last 72 hours) ReliefWeb implements a redundant, open communication principle, in which wireless-enabled computers and mobile devices can directly form a spontaneous network. Text messaging, file sharing and voice calls are possible independent of internet and cellular networks. can spread like a virus, and an Open Source Community can modify it freely. In a time of communication blackouts in places like Egypt, Burma, and Tibet, and given the large power outages often caused by natural disasters, has taken on the challenge of critically examining existing communication pathways while simultaneously exploring new horizons.

Custom Google Maps Style Tool A tool for playing around with Google Maps colours and generating the styling code. The generated Google Maps code can be copied from the bottom of the page. Colours can be controlled with sliders below or by entering a hex value. Tags: api, custom, google maps, maps, styles Polaroid's Latest Instant Camera Doesn't Need Ink For a Silicon Valley gadget designer, Robert Brunner can get surprisingly nostalgic. “Very few people print pictures anymore,” says the founder and president of design firm Ammunition. “Now, you share on social media, or at a party you pass the phone around. Photography used to be about that sense of joy and the physical artifact.” These days, photos are digital ephemera, not keepsakes. In a world where we casually scroll through, tap on, and instantly forget hundreds of photos each day, Brunner asks, “How do you reestablish something that has value?”

Mapping the world with Tweets A new paper on the peer-reviewed online journal First Monday summarizes the results of a project to use geographic data gathered from Tweets to create a picture of the world according to Twitter. The researches, led by GDELT co-creator Kalev Leetaru, used the Twitter decahose, a massive feed of 10 percent of all tweets, access to which is normally sold at high price to marketers. The project covers the period of the Oct. 23, 2102, to November 30, 2012. During this time, 1,535,929,521 tweets were streamed from 71,273,997 unique users -- about 2.8 terabytes worth of data. But only about 3.04 percent of those contained geolocation data -- either exact coordinates from mobile phones or user-selected locations. All the same, that's an awful lot of geographical information, and allowed the authors to create this map of a month in the life of Twitter (Bigger, high-resolution version here):

OpenStreetMap Where am I? Welcome to OpenStreetMap! OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. Hosting is supported by UCL, Bytemark Hosting and Imperial College London, and other partners. PirateBox DIY by David Darts PirateBox 1.0 has been released and building or upgrading a PirateBox has never been easier! Please refer to this tutorial for instructions and more info. For support, be sure to visit the new PirateBox Forum. PirateBox can be configured to run on many devices, including wireless routers, single-board computers, laptops, and mobile phones. Key hardware platforms include the TP-Link MR3020 and the Raspberry Pi both of which start at US$35. OpenWrt PirateBox will potentially run on most OpenWrt compatible routers with USB storage.

Earth Outreach Before You Begin In order to complete this tutorial, you will need some text, photo and video content to add to your tour. You can use your own text, photos and videos, or you can use the sample content provided by our friends at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Just download the zip file below and extract the contents to a folder on your desktop. (530k Zip file)

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