Sharp’s New Optical Image Stabilizer

Sharp’s New Optical Image Stabilizer

Dec 08

I have just read an Engadget article about Sharp’s new optical image stabilizer technology[1]. I’m really impressed with its results(can be seen from videos in article). Image stabilization is a technique to reduce jitter, motion blur or any other motion based(motion means here movement of the camera like pan and tilt) artifacts on images and videos.  Image stabilizers can be mainly optical, hardware based and software based(digital image stabilization).

A Problem Solving Technique: Crowdsourcing

A Problem Solving Technique: Crowdsourcing

Nov 29

Today simply by surfing on the internet we can easily face with an output of crowdsourcing technique. This could be a WordPress blog that is consist of plugins developed by folks or another sample could be a site hosted by GNU/Linux system.

During my university years I was sharing the idle times of cpu power of my notebook to help solving DNA problems of humans. This type of systems are defined as open grid systems, but at the behind they are another sample of crowdsourcing. Grid computing is a term referring to the combination of computer resources from multiple administrative domains to reach a common goal. A concrete sample to grid computing is  IBM’s humanitarian grid to accelerate researches on cancer.

To learn about other samples of crowdsourcing and Yandex traffic density calculation technique read more…

Speech Recognizer Does Not Work On Android Emulator

Speech Recognizer Does Not Work On Android Emulator

Nov 28

If you are trying to get the audio  from Android emulator, you can not be successful. You can try this with different ways like by writing a custom speech to text application, by trying to compile voice recognition sample at Android SDK or by using in-built Speech Recorder on a Google API supported android emulator.

I have tried all of these ways and tried different workarounds. But in the end I have reached a note at online Google Android Developer site.

Note: The Android Emulator does not have the ability to capture audio, but actual devices are likely to provide these capabilities.

 

For the original path of this information follow this link : http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media/audio-capture.html

So this means you should find a real device to use this kind of capabilities.

Ok then, if you are curious about what I did to solve the problem, you should read more.

Microsoft – Nokia Alliance

Microsoft – Nokia Alliance

Feb 16

Last week Nokia announced a new partnership with Microsoft on the smartphone market. In social networking environments like twitter facebook, linkedin folks have started to argue about this alliance. Most of the people mocked at this strategic decision.

When I think about the strategy, I see some reasonable points under this decision. I am not a blind, so what is reality for me?

First Mobile HTML 5 Framework, Sencha Touch

First Mobile HTML 5 Framework, Sencha Touch

Nov 15

Web based developers, especially front-end developers are exciting with the announcement of HTML 5 improvements. Communities evaluates the future of Flash and Silverlight technologies. It was so obvious to anticipate all these improvements in HTML, because it has been years since HTML 4 and behaviors of online people, request and communication types have changed so much. Video streaming, interactive pages, unwritten new design rules come with web 2.0 and much more of these changing units have changed HTML 5 improvement into an obligation. Some companies has recently started to announce their HTML 5 supported front-end frameworks.

E-Book Market Warms Up In Turkey

E-Book Market Warms Up In Turkey

Oct 30

This morning I’ ve been notified by an e-mail from D&R, one of the foremost book&music stores in Turkey. They have kicked off their new sales arena, D&R e-book store . It is a newly warming up sector in Turkey, so these entrepreneur firms have some extra responsibilities like informing their customers about this new era reading habits.