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Category: Electronics Engineering

Best Practices for Cloud Data Recovery and Data Protection

Data recovery has always been a critical consideration for organizations just because IT crises are commonplace. The IT team, charged with the responsibility of keeping everything moving, often faces the daunting task of keeping systems up and running against unexpected outages so that it is possible to ensure that data always remain accessible. Hardware can fail; users might inadvertently delete or overwrite files, and even file corruption is a reality. In the age of ransomware, it is also possible that…

What’s new in version 2.5.0 of our client SDKs. – Square Corner Blog – Medium

The latest version of our SDKs includes our big release of multi-party transactions. Here’s a rundown of the changes: Multi-Party transactions: This has been a big feature request from developers like you, as well as larger marketplaces and other platforms looking to integrate with Square. You can read more about this exciting release here: A new way for developers to monetize on Square’s platform. Improved SDK generation instructions: If you didn’t know already, we use Swagger/OpenAPI to generate the SDKs…

Open/R: Open routing for modern networks | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

We are open-sourcing Open/R, an extensible network routing platform that enables rapid innovation in network functions and applications. Open/R is being used in Facebook’s backbone and data center networks. The platform supports different network topologies (such as WANs, data center fabrics, and wireless meshes) as well as multiple underlying hardware and software systems (FBOSS, Arista EOS, Juniper JunOS, Linux routing, etc.). Open/R provides a platform to disseminate state across the network and allows new applications to be built on top…

3-D microprinting—security for products, passports, and money

Counterfeits and product piracy can be prevented by security features, such as printed 3D microstructures, on products or packagings. Credit: Frederik Mayer/KIT Security features are to protect bank notes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting. Losses caused by product forgery and counterfeiting may be enormous. According to the German Engineering Association, the damage caused in 2016 in its branch alone amounted to EUR 7.3 billion. In the Advanced Materials Technologies journal, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the…

Voice impersonators can fool speaker recognition systems

Skilful voice impersonators are able to fool state-of-the-art speaker recognition systems, as these systems generally aren’t efficient in recognising voice modifications, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The vulnerability of speaker recognition systems poses significant security concerns. Mobile devices are increasingly equipped with applications that function with voice commands. The user is able to dictate messages, translate phrases and do search queries by voice only. The widespread use of electronic services has increased the demand of…

Unifying text and camera search

Eric Kim and Kelei Xu | Pinterest engineers, Visual Search In February we launched Lens to help Pinners find recipes, style inspiration and products using the camera in our app to search. Since then, our team has been working on new ways of integrating Lens into Pinterest to improve discovery in areas Pinners love most–particularly fashion–with visual search. What we’ve learned is some searches are better served with text, and others with images. But for certain types of searches, it’s…

7 Cloudflare Apps Which Increase User Engagement on Your Site

Cloudflare Apps now lists 95 apps from apps which grow email lists to apps which acquire new customers to apps which help site owners make more money. The great thing about these apps is that users don’t have to have any coding or development skills. They can just sign up for the app and start using it on their sites. Let’s take a moment to highlight some apps which increase a site’s user engagement. Check out more Cloudflare Apps which…

Save Money & Offer a Better Experience — It Can Be Done

Everyone has experienced the tension between Finance and Product: saving money is often in conflict with providing customers with a better experience. But better customer service is not a zero-sum game. At Lyft, we found a way to reduce our costs AND provide a measurably improved customer service experience by enhancing our automation in support ticket handling. Support teams often come up with ingenious workflows using a very limited toolkit; they want to provide customers with the best experience at…

Building Pincodes, scannable codes for Pinterest boards & profiles

Cindy Zhang | Pinterest engineer, Search Earlier this year we introduced camera search to help Pinners find ideas to try using what they see in the real world to search–whether it’s a recipe made with new in-season produce or clothing matching a specific pattern. Today we’re taking another step in connecting the real world with the ideas on Pinterest with the launch of Pincodes. Pincodes are custom codes you can scan to discover curated ideas and products from brands and…

The Super Secret Cloudflare Master Plan, or why we acquired Neumob

We announced today that Cloudflare has acquired Neumob. Neumob’s team built exceptional technology to speed up mobile apps, reduce errors on challenging mobile networks, and increase conversions. Cloudflare will integrate the Neumob technology with our global network to give Neumob truly global reach. It’s tempting to think of the Neumob acquisition as a point product added to the Cloudflare portfolio. But it actually represents a key part of a long term “Super Secret Cloudflare Master Plan”. CC BY 2.0 image…