I just finished a new project, an EML to PDF Converting tool which i released for free under the Apache V2 License to github. This tool allows you to convert your E-Mails in the EML format to PDF’s, which is necessary for archivability. Since E-Mails reference external resources such as images they tend to be an impermanent medium. To deal with this they can be converted to a format which is permanent such as PDF.
When i went through my files i stumbled over a paper i made at my university and thought maybe someone could find interest in it.
The paper features a summary of the history of mobile networks and tries to make a forecast about which technologies are most likely to play a role in next generation mobile networks.
I am going to quote the abstract here:
The ubiquitous access to information through mobile networks
changed our lives. These mobile networks are in a
state of permanent evolution. In this paper we identify the
most probable drivers for future mobile networks. We provide
an overview over the most successful commercial mobile
networks and point out the technologies used in these mobile
networks that will most likely be reused in future networks.
We discuss the difficulties and requirements for future mobile
networks that come with the deployment of billions of
autonomous Machine-to-Machine devices. While some solutions
have been proposed to deal with these Machine-to-
Machine requirements many problems remain unsolved.
We read everywhere about new tablets, new smartphones or new televisions. These gadgets get thinner and yet we still can’t transport our televisions in our pockets. One essential display technology still didn’t arrive: The Flexible Displays.
Flexible Displays are obviously the next level in the development of displays technologies. They will change our lives in many ways. To find out what flexible displays actually are and what concepts exist in this area (there are really some extraordinary ideas out there). You can take a look at our paper and the references. Its only available in german, at the moment:
You can download our Paper here: Flexible_Display_and_Surfaces.pdf