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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

Improving the Netflix Streaming Experience with Experimentation and Data…

by Nirmal Govind Golden Globes for The Crown. An Oscar win for The White Helmets. It’s an exciting time to be a Netflix member, with the power to stream such incredible content on a Smart TV or a mobile phone, from the comfort of one’s home or on a daily commute. With a global launch in January 2016 that brought Netflix to over 130 new countries, Netflix is now a truly global Internet TV network, available in almost every part…

Tools and Gadgets to Get Your Term Paper Done

A term paper is a type of research essay that students have to write at the end of a term. It accounts for a great part of your final grade at the end of the semester. In a term paper, students have to argue a point, describe an event or a concept over several pages. The term paper has to be an original work on a given topic, and its purpose is to evaluate the student’s knowledge and ability to…

Every drill bit counts

A drilling spindle used in industrial manufacturing: Using smart tools for Industrie 4.0, processes can be optimized autonomously. Credit: Fraunhofer IMS Currently, factories work on a principle of “one size fits all” when it comes to replacing or regrinding tools such as drill bits, milling machines or planes after a specified period of time – whether they need it or not. Not only does this unnecessarily increase the time spent on maintenance, it is expensive, too. In the “Cute Machining”…

NASA selects three aeronautics teams to explore ‘ambitious’ ideas

Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch to a group of NASA aeronautics managers for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR, which will explore how to embed reliability into algorithms that are used over time to inform autonomous systems in aviation. Credit: NASA/Andrew Carlsen Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts. The trio of investigations are…

Billion Users make SHAREit 3rd Most Downloaded App in India

Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2017 report is released which is the most awaited internet trends report. It lays down extensive and must read statistics on what’s new in the internet world with internet adoption, e-commerce, entertainment, gaming, smartphones, ads, enterprise, healthcare, China and India Startups. This year has been no less exciting. With 355 slides and oodles of information, the report has been quite informational and we were particularly excited about India news. According to the report, India has become…

Square’s Register API is now Point of Sale API – Square Corner Blog – Medium

We recently announced a new name for the Square Register app to better reflect everything it can do to help run your business: Square Point of Sale. You can use the app to take payments, track sales, manage customers and employees, and more — everything you need from a complete point of sale. As part of this broader change, we are also renaming Register API to Point of Sale API. The Square Point of Sale API uses inter-app communication to let your…

Laser weapons could go from big screen to battlefield with engineers’ help

John Ballato, left, and Lin Zhu are taking two separate but complementary paths to creating lasers that can be deployed to the battlefield for defense purposes. Credit: Clemson Unviersity The rebels and the empire used laser cannons to shoot it out on the big screen in “Star Wars,” but the weapons could soon move to the battlefield with the help of two Clemson University engineers who are receiving a combined $3.2 million from the Department of Defense. John Ballato and…

New technology concept enables elderly people to live at home safely

What to do if you fall in your home? Many elderly people ask themselves these and similar questions; they want security without having to give up their own four walls. A new technology concept, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, Germany, now makes this possible – while also ensuring privacy. A communication tool integrates nursing care consultation and ensures social integration. Security? Absolutely – this is especially true for older people who live alone…

The Evolution of Penetration Testing and Why It’s More Effective Now Than Ever Before

Penetration testing has really taken off in the business world, but did you know it’s actually been around since the 1980’s? Granted, the way it works now has changed dramatically since the beginning of the internet, but the basis of penetration testing has remained the same over the years. Here, we’ll look at the evolution of penetration testing and why it’s proving to be one of the most effective security measures for modern businesses. How has penetration testing evolved? Penetration…

Less Is More – Why The IPv6 Switch Is Missing

At Cloudflare we believe in being good to the Internet and good to our customers. By moving on from the legacy world of IPv4-only to the modern-day world where IPv4 and IPv6 are treated equally, we believe we are doing exactly that. “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift (whose website has been IPv6 enabled for many many years) Starting today with free…