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Location Aware

Location aware services are basically a form of geolocation, in which the position of the user with a net-connected device is tracked, and compared to a database of available products, services, or the relative locations of friends. Information on the closest service is then available to the user in the form of asked for information or location-specific adverts.

Other uses of such technology include the reverse process – tracking the computing device itself, and thus the person using it. Geolocation tracking for children and the aged & infirm functions off this principle.

See Also: Geolocation

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Location Location
A short resource that discusses the origins of settlements and other features that a builder should consider when creating a new urban area.

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Beating the Limitations of Camera-Monitor Mediated Telepresence with Extra Eyes
When interacting physially, you are most aware of your immediate surroundings, and less aware of objects further away. In telepresence that is usually reversed, as the telepresence screen you focus on concentrates itself on objects far away. Is there any way to combat this? Perhaps...

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Theories About Players
Nine theories about adverse player / participant behaviour and responses to admin decisions of any world, no matter how benevolent the administration. Be aware of these in advance, lest they creep upon you unawares.

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Games without frontiers?
A BBC column by Bill Thompson on how companies, far more than governments, are attempting to wall off the internet by physical location, and the methods being employed to fight back.

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Podcast: Hod Lipson: Robots that are "self-aware"
Part of a talk from TED 2007. Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate.

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Large Image Display: The Stepford Wives: Immunity to Fire
The temperature problem is a major issue for actual prosthetics. Not being at all aware when your arm is on fire, is a very bad - and potentially expensive - possibility for any user of a modern prosthetic, even one tied into the nervous system.

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The Rise of the Romantic Robot
A BBC article looking at the increasingly mainstream concept of erotic encounters with self-aware AI embodied in robotic form, by exploring the rise and rise of such beings in erotic fiction.

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The Secret Police
The secret police; the key to dealing with cheaters. Player monitoring in achievable forms, statistical representation, and why NOT to close a bug that you are aware a player is exploiting.


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Twitter is adding location to its globally popular microblogging service in a move that will let people see where "tweets" are coming from.

"We're gearing up to launch a new feature which makes Twitter truly location-awar...

Animal's brains are only roughly aware of how high-up they are in space, meaning that in terms of altitude the brain's 'map' of space is surprisingly flat, according to new research.

In a study published online today in N...

The location-based applications Foursquare and Gowalla--which reward users with points for "checking in" at different places--are all the rage in some social groups. But many other people balk at sharing their precise location and struggl...

A computer science researcher at the University of Leicester has investigated a technique which senses the activity of the user with the help of computer software systems.

The doctoral study by a Pakistani student aims to del...

Physical location and orientation data?such as that provided by GPS?will be one of several keys to information technology business growth in the next several years as IT becomes more and more consumer-centric, says market-research firm Gart...