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Spiel- und Fernsteuerung via Smartphone

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Almost everyone had already a controller of a WII in hand or at least knows how to use it. With simple hand movements, transfered to the virtual character, this generation of games is controlled.   What works only with games of this specific console is is by principle also possible with other devices. So I got the idea to use the accelerometer of a smartphone, in order to achieve the same functionality and to control a game on my local machine.     Because I’m thinking about including this type of control into a larger project, I will not publish the corresponding code. But basically there are the computer that […]

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Die inoffizielle Google Text-To-Speech API

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The fact that Googles Translation-Application translate.google.com offers the possibility to readout an inserted text (TTS text to speech), is nothing new. The specialty, however, are the possibilities that arise through this feature.   The data for the audio output is in fact called by a simple HTTP GET (REST) ​​request:   http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=de&q=text     By this request, which provides an MP3 file, can easily realize TTS-applications and works, thanks to the multilingualism of Google’s service, also for many other languages​​. The only drawback to this method is a limitation which allows only a maximum of 100 characters per request.   The main URL parameters in this case, the two for […]

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Google Music – Erfahrungsbericht

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Today I finally got to test Google Music. After 6 months of beta testing the service now opened to all users. Though you have to be in the U.S. to register an account, but thanks to proxies and VPN connections it easy to “be” in the U.S. at least with the internet-connection. If you have no idea how Proxies work, you can find a good guide at engadget.com. (Note: you only need the American IP during registration!)   Typical cloud application, you can listen to your uploaded music collection (max 20,000 files) from any computer, tablet, mobile phones and other Internet-enabled device. But an Internet connection is required for this […]

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Clickjacking – Wie ich dich dazu brachte meine Seite auf Facebook zu „liken“

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Wenn du diesen Artikel direkt nach dem Betrachten meiner „Startseite“ siehst wurdest du soeben ge-Clickjacked. Nun keine Sorge, auch wenn es sich schlimm anhören mag ist eben nichts schlimmes passiert. Aber gehen wir die Sache einmal langsam an. Was ist Clickjacking? Clickjacking ist eine Technik bei der ein „Angreifer“ (in diesem Falle ich) die Darstellung einer Webseite so bearbeitet dass der normale Nutzer einen vermeindlich harmlosen Mausklick durchführt, dabei jedoch im Hintergrund eine andere, oft unerwünschte Funktion ausführt. Dies wird dadurch bewerkstelligt indem dargestellte Objekte überlagert oder ausgeblendet werden. Tatsächlich wird jedoch genau dieses versteckte Objekt / die versteckte Funktion durch den Benutzer ausgelöst. Während der Benutzer nun denkt er […]