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Category: Electronics Engineering

Taking Open19 from Concept to Industry Standard

In July 2016, LinkedIn unveiled Open19, a new project with the aim to establish open standards for servers based on a common form factor to change the way future data centers will be built. Since that time, we have received an outpouring of support and interest from the community in both the project and the vision behind it. So, in keeping with our open source values and our desire to continue building on the early interest in Open19, today we…

Automation as a Service — Introducing Scriptflask – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

Authors : Fazal Allanabanda and Vilas Veeraraghavan Introduction Less than a year ago, we shared our testing wins and the challenges that lie ahead while testing High Impact Titles (HITs) globally. All this while ensuring the pace of innovation at Netflix does not slow down. Since then, we have made significant enhancements to our automation. So in this post, we wanted to talk about our evolution since last year. Our team’s focus still remains on providing test coverage to HITs globally…

A leap for 3-D printing

Tresa Pollock stands next to an electron microscope linked to a custom-made table mounted with a chamber used for advanced 3-D printing. Credit: Matt Perko When the Space Shuttle hit the Earth’s atmosphere on its return trip from the cosmos, it was traveling at 17,000 miles per hour—25 times the speed of sound. Were it not for the protection of the ceramic tiles that acted as heat shields, the entire spacecraft would have burned to nothing. Talk about extreme conditions.…

What Is Dripping and Is It Safe?

You may have heard of the term ‘dripping’ when used in connection to smoking and vaping, but many people aren’t aware of what it is, what it does and why others are doing it. Dripping has been around for a while now, but recently it has gained popularity and has become a trend among young people. In fact, a study shows that 1 in 4 of those under 20 who smoke e-cigarettes have tried it. Despite its seemingly increasing popularity,…

Using Square’s REST APIs to Build a Sandbox Dashboard Part 1: Authentication & Locations.

One of the things we hear most often from our developers is the lack of a dashboard for their sandbox accounts. This will be the first post in a series, each talking about a different part of our APIs. By the the end of the series, we’ll have a dashboard for your sandbox account. Let’s get started! initial sketch… or entry in world’s worst handwriting contest? Building the Square Dashboard At Square, there is a whole team dedicated to our…

Introducing Argo — A faster, more reliable, more secure Internet for everyone

The Internet is inherently unreliable, a collection of networks connected to each other with fiber optics, copper, microwaves and trust. It’s a magical thing, but things on the Internet break all the time; cables get cut, bogus routes get advertised, routers crash. Most of the time, these failures are noticed but inexplicable to the average user — ”The Internet is slow today!” — frustrating user experiences as people go about their lives on the Internet. Today, to fix all of…

Photographing Solar Eclipse 2017 – Some Vital Information one Should Know

While considering photography of the hardly 2-minute wonder of solar eclipse 2017, many of the photography experts and astronomers do have only one suggestion, don’t do it. The major reason why they think in this line is due to the fact that you get hardly about 150 to 160 seconds only during 21 August 2017, to enjoy the eclipse and witness one of the most spectacular sight you may ever see in you life. So, why you want to spend…

Does Your Business Have Enough Mobility?

To run your small business in an effective manner, you have to be on top of the competition. In today’s times, being as mobile as possible continues to play a bigger role year after year. From mobile payments to selling products and services wherever, don’t stand pat. So, are you doing all you can to keep your business humming along? Without a business on the move, you could find yourself passed over by the competition. Review Your Needs To ensure…

User Input on TV Devices – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

by Andrew Eichacker The Netflix TV team works with device manufacturers to explore new input methods (like your phone!) and improve the screens we watch our favorite shows on. Beyond that, we’re testing the boundaries for content discovery and playback while bringing Netflix to more users around the world. We’ve come a long way from the television dial. From simple remotes to dedicated tablets to waving hands to saying “Hi TV!”, there are a variety of ways that users interact…

Five Reasons to Use a Content Delivery Network for your Website

Whether you have a blog or a business website, you may have considered hosting your site on a CDN or content delivery network. The basic idea behind CDNs is that instead of hosting a site on a single server, the files can be distributed and loaded across multiple systems instead. CDNs can be used to host your videos, audio files, CSS files, JavaScript, and images, for example. Let’s quickly understand what is a Content Delivery network (CDN) and what are…