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Whatever happened to “real time”?

The race for synchronisation? In the last century, the regime of universal synchronisation enforced by snapshot technologies and “real time” requirements was appropriately reflected in the rigid programme schedule applied to television. As a result, time spread across space. The world was rightly described as a “global village”. However, everything changes if, on the one…

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The pleasure of sound

Sound and mobility: a core paradox We are increasingly demanding with respect to sound: we want to reduce noise nuisance while improving the quality of the sounds around us. This is the era of sound control. This sensitivity to the quality of sound is increasing in our society and is set to develop still further,…

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Are robots the muses of modern times?

Yesterday, robots in our image Humankind has always been fascinated by the idea of creating, shaping a machine in our image. Today, technology enables an almost perfect result: motion, vision, language, touch. Even though they are not humanoids, robots are increasingly able to make decisions and choices. For example, a robot vacuum cleaner that avoids…

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The cloud: myth(s) and fact(s)

Before we start, a brief definition… In a nutshell, the cloud is the concept of using the internet for the remote hosting of IT apps. The secret to cutting costs? The global scale effect. Salespeople present the cloud as a service that will radically change our relation to IT infrastructure: sign up for an IT…

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