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Newsletter October 21, 2002


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EDITORIAL
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Towards ever more comfortable houses

Winter is approaching rapidly. The temperature is dropping. The sky is becoming gray. For a lot of people, it's the time to rediscover the comfort of their cozy home. What better way to escape the dullness of the outside world than in the warmth of one's own house?

Behind the buzzword of 'cocooning' is a growing trend that is taking root across the world: people like to be in a space of their own, that is adapted to their needs. The house is increasingly seen as a haven of peace, a place where one can find shelter and renew one's energies.

Domotics plays a part in this trend by making the home more intelligent. Interconnected electrical appliances are easy to configure and can adapt to their occupants' lifecycle. Heating, light, security, food stocks, everything is made easier. Still at the concept stage, the development of the Internet is contributing to the development of intelligent houses and all the major companies are joining this project. Expect to see this type of house become part of your daily life in the coming years.

Discover the intelligent houses on AgentLand:
http://www.agentland.com/Resources/Tomorrows_World/Intelligent_domestic_appliances/


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ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
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> Anti-Spy protects against over-curious spies!
http://www.agentland.com/pages/learn/articles/antispy.html
It can no longer be denied! You had a doubt, but now you are sure: someone is spying on you! Your boss, your friends, your office colleagues have been reincarnated as BigBrother! Two solutions are available: reread George Orwell's 1984 to find out how the hero escapes his clutches, or else, a quicker option, download Anti-Spy to your computer. Budding BigBrothers won't be able to resist!
¦ Download ¦ ¦ Buy ¦

> WebImage miner: the quest for the missing image
http://www.agentland.com/pages/learn/articles/webimageminer.html
You need to get some images to illustrate a report, you want to find pictures of one of your favorite stars or to build a virtual photo album: WebImage miner is the agent that you need.
¦ Download ¦ ¦ Buy ¦

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AGENT NEWS
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>> Metasearch <<

> Copernic Agent
http://www.agentland.com/Download/Intelligent_Agent/4.html
With completely new architecture and a redesigned user interface, Copernic Agent lets users search, manage, analyze and track information on the Web. "Copernic Agent was designed with the express purpose of integrating the range of Web searching initiatives into a powerful and robust easy-to-use solution," stated Martin Bouchard, President and CEO of Copernic.
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> FirstStop WebSearch Deluxe Edition
http://www.agentland.com/Download/Intelligent_Agent/2169.html
FirstStop WebSearch offers sophisticated information retrieval from multiple search engines, with a built-in wizard for advanced searches; result management and analysis; result tracking and reporting; and result sharing functions - it is a desktop office application for Internet users.
¦ Download ¦ ¦ Buy ¦

>> Images <<

> 1ClickPicGrabber
http://www.agentland.com/Download/Intelligent_Agent/2165.html
1ClickPicGrabber is a very advanced, but very easy to use download utility which is integrated in Internet Explorer for 1Click download of pictures and movie files! You simply surf to a page, select your grab option and click! Furthermore 1ClickPicGrabber comes with a multitude of filtering options to filter out unwanted pictures such as banners and advertisements.
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>> Video Games <<

> GemJam
http://www.agentland.com/Download/Intelligent_Agent/2164.html
The idea's simple, the execution's brilliant. Far more than just a maze game, a magical mix of challenge, charm and serenity. Enter the caves, collect the gems and escape before time is done, avoid the falling rocks and swarming bats! Watch out for the scary gizmos that attempt to splatter you as you pass!
¦ Download ¦ ¦ Buy ¦

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_     Come and discover the DVD shop. A selection of movies
_     books, video games, robots and MP3 players to let you enjoy the latest
_     technological advances in the entertainment industry.
_     http://www.agentland.com/Store/
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DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK
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> Email Hunter
http://www.agentland.com/Download/Intelligent_Agent/2004.html
Email Hunter is a powerful tool that extracts emails from web pages, clipboard, local files. It supports operation through a proxy-server. You can limit scanning depth and width. You can also delete them from URL list during operation.
¦ Download ¦ ¦ Buy ¦

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TECHNOLOGIES
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> Handheld translators that talk a new tool for U.S. soldiers in faraway lands
http://digitalmass.boston.com/
If U.S. troops soon storm into Iraq, they'll be counting on computerized language translators to help with everything from interrogating prisoners to locating chemical weapons caches. Besides converting orders like ''put your hands up'' into spoken Arabic or Kurdish, military officials hope to enable quick translations of time-sensitive intelligence from some of the world's most difficult tongues normally a painstaking task. "'The faster you can translate things the better," said Loch Johnson, a University of Georgia political science professor and former congressional and White House intelligence staffer.

> The Shape of Bots to Come
http://www.wired.com/news/gizmos/0,1452,55421,00.html
Self-reconfiguring robots have to morph into different shapes to best fit the terrain, environment and task. "An assembly line robot will not make a good Mars rover," said Daniela Rus, associate professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College. "A robot designed for a single purpose may perform a task well, but it will perform poorly on a different task, in a different.

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