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Category: Electronics Engineering

Envisioning a new engineering field: Understanding atomic-scale patterns

The phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devices. Researchers are showing how the atomic-scale version of this phenomenon may hold the secrets to help advance electronics design to the limits of size and speed. Source link…

How to Write Awesome Tech Specs – Lyft Engineering

Consider the following nightmares. You’re about to launch a new feature your team has spent weeks on. When you try to verify in staging, nothing works as expected. After digging into the problem, you discover that your feature relies on a service that another team recently deprecated. While trying to integrate client and server work for a new feature in your app, you discover that the client engineer has been working off of an outdated tech spec, nullifying weeks of…

Open-sourcing Sections: Declarative data handling for Litho lists | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Earlier this year we open-sourced Litho, a declarative Android framework for efficient UI rendering. Litho delivers best-in-class UI performance through a simple, declarative API. Litho is primarily a rendering API that uses Components for displaying pieces of a UI on screen. But efficient UI rendering is only part of the challenge that we have to deal with at Facebook. Like many mobile apps, Facebook centers on a scrollable surface that fetches and displays lists of data. When you build a…

REACH Pilot Results in 80% Conversion: Making Strides in Cultivating Talent from Non-traditional Backgrounds

Our REACH program is designed to give highly determined individuals with strong technical skills the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience they need to become full-time software engineers. It also helps us hire more talent to join our engineering team. I’m thrilled to report, now that our first REACH cohort has finished, the program is a success on both fronts. Eighty-three percent of the 29 program participants successfully landed a software engineering role at LinkedIn or at another company. Of the…

Enhance Gaming Experience Using Wireless Headsets

When it comes to playing games, sound plays an important role in creating the actual ambience of the gaming world. Without the proper sound, the virtual world loses its realism in a great way. From the sound of footsteps of a man coming from a distance to the banging sound of a firearm, the background sound of games can heavily impact the whole gaming experience. Although at one point of time the sound or audio was regarded as a rather…

Simple and Cheap Security Camera with 2 Way Audio and Backup to Cloud via Wifi » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

Simple and Cheap Security Camera with 2 Way Audio and Backup to Cloud via Wifi Posted on October 25, 2017  Comments (0) This is a cool product at a very reasonable price: $30. The device offers a 1080p HD smart home camera with 14 days of free rolling cloud storage, wide-angle lens, two-way audio and the ability to send alerts to your phone. You setup the device to use a local wifi network and control it via a smartphone application.…

fork it for your next project

Earlier this year, Cloudflare Apps was launched so app developers may leverage our global network of 6 million+ websites, applications, and APIs. I’d like to take a moment to highlight Spotify, which was a launch partner for Cloudflare Apps, especially since they have elected to open source the code to their Cloudflare App. Spotify Github repo » About Spotify Spotify is the leading digital service for streaming music, serving more than 140 million listeners. What does the Spotify app do?…

5 Game Worlds of 2017 You Need to Explore

2017 is soon coming to an end, and although there are many games that are yet to be released in the upcoming couple of months, there have been quite a number of amazing games already this past year. It’s been a big year for Nintendo especially, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey both being launched to world-wide critical acclaim. There have also been a number of impressive game world concepts brought to life…

What’s new in version 2.4.1 of our SDKs – Square Corner Blog – Medium

We’ve just released the latest iteration of our client libraries. Here’s what’s new from the 2.3.0 release: Support for Apple Pay. This includes support for the associated data models and endpoints. You can read all about our Apple Pay web support in this blog post. SDK support for mobile locations. Now the SDKs can return whether a location is a physical, brick-and-mortar storefront, or mobile, like a food truck. A new example in the php readme. With this example it…

Automatic acoustic gunshot sensor technology may benefit shooting victims

A number of U.S. cities have installed acoustic gunshot sensor technology to accurately locate shooting scenes and potential gunshot victims, but the effectiveness of this technology for saving lives had not been studied until surgeons at the University of California, San Francisco-East Bay in Oakland, Calif., found that this sensor technology may benefit shooting victims by helping them get to the emergency room sooner than they may have otherwise. “Our key finding was that the use of these acoustic gunshot…