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April 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Second Semester coming to a close!

OMG! I cannot believe my second semester back at KCC is over in a week! It's always exhilarating and sad at the same time when another semester is done. I have had so much fun this semester. I am really enjoying both the designing and coding sides of web design. Surprisingly enough I am enjoying coding almost more than the designing! That is such a big surprise for me because I have to admit I was dreading coding.

I really took it upon myself to learn to code because I was… Continue

Added by Kat on April 29, 2008 at 10:18pm — 3 Comments

Mobile Phones And Banking Transactions

Emerging Mobile News

Banks will become phone companies and telecom companies will become banks. Mobile payment systems, micropayments, mobile phone credit card transactions and loans. Economic impact of remittances from foreign workers using SMS credit to avoid foreign exchange transaction costs.

How biometrics fingerprint… Continue

Added by GenePhillips on April 27, 2008 at 3:15am — No Comments

Google Maps Street View

I'm a little late but I just discovered Street View in Google Maps. You can explore Quicktime VR like 3D "photos" of a location on the ground.… Continue

Added by Truman Leung on April 24, 2008 at 10:16am — 3 Comments

WiZiQ Virtual Classroom Technology

Replay of March 17th Demo:

WiZiQ is an online teaching platform, which provides a free virtual classroom environment for teachers to interact online and teach students in real time. Teachers can also build a profile, keep an availability schedule, and maintain a content library, which is… Continue

Added by Mark Cruthers on April 20, 2008 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Hacking BeanShell with JavaCC (Continued)

We will ease into the second part of this series (see Hacking BeanShell with JavaCC - Building a Language, Part 1) with a relatively simple task: implementing a "<>" equivalence operator. This operator calls .equals on its operands and handles nulls on either side. The first step is adding the operator to the JJTree grammar. We will also add a not equivalent… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on April 17, 2008 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

The Mobile Money Machine

During the past decade, the total value of money sent by migrant workers to their countries of origin has increased steadily. The World Bank and GSM Association estimate that in 2006 alone, approximately $250 billion was remitted globally. These transactions involved 200 million migrant workers, and the figures are increasing by approximately 30 percent per year. For some countries, these remittances exceed both direct foreign investment and… Continue

Added by GenePhillips on April 17, 2008 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

modal popup w/ arrows and easy placement

Just made my first open source contribution. It's a javascript class that uses the MooTools JavaScript framework which allows you to add an in-browser DHTML popup, tooltip or dialog (modal or non-modal) to your page.

Check it out and feel free to use it if you like:

Added by Truman Leung on April 15, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

DoCoMo's New Handset Features Voice Recognition

NTT DoCoMo Inc has announced it will launch the FOMA "Raku-Raku Phone Premium (F884i)" mobile phone on April 14, 2008. This handset was announced in March 2008 as an upper model of the "Raku-Raku Phone" series manufactured by Fujitsu Ltd. Fujitsu held a press preview April 11 when the handset's marketing schedule was determined. The Raku-Raku Phone Premium features 1seg viewing and the "Osaifu-Keitai (contactless mobile IC card)" capabilities, while… Continue

Added by GenePhillips on April 15, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

M-Commerce In North America


Mention mobile commerce in North America, and the common response is a roll of the eyes. It’s not hard to guess why. Back in the heady days of the Internet dot-com bubble, mobile commerce was one of the many buzz words connected with e-commerce whose promise failed to materialize because the hype was premature. Today’s landscape is much different. Several trends are… Continue

Added by GenePhillips on April 12, 2008 at 10:26am — No Comments

Mobile Barcodes Makes Purchasing Goods Easy

Mobile Barcodes

More Details: Mobile barcodes are on the verge of becoming a global phenomenon, but what exactly are they, what do they do, and for whom? We became familiar with the original, linear barcodes (or 1D), from our supermarket shopping in the 1980’s (although the technology was patented in the 1950’s). They comprise a series of vertical black lines and white spaces… Continue

Added by GenePhillips on April 9, 2008 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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