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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…

Selecting Suitable PCB software for Electronic and Electrical Computer-Aided Design (ECAD)

College professors get excited whenever they see former students excel in various careers. For your students to grasp basic ECAD principles while developing practical experience, they need tried and tested design software. The good news is not all industry recognized ECAD design software are costly. You don’t have to burn holes through your pockets in order to use some of the best Protel PCB software since they offer a free trial version. How does one make the right choice when…

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…

Introducing Cape | Dropbox Tech Blog

More than a billion files are saved to Dropbox every day, and we need to run many asynchronous jobs in response to these events to power various Dropbox features. Examples of these asynchronous jobs include indexing a file to enable search over its contents, generating previews of files to be displayed when the files are viewed on the Dropbox website, and delivering notifications of file changes to third-party apps using the Dropbox developer API. This is where Cape comes in…

Washington, DC Taxis Are Moving to New Digital Meter Apps That Connect with Square

Soon you will see new taxi meter apps around the city powered by Square. Most taxis are still running outdated, legacy metering hardware that doesn’t integrate with the point of sale or credit card reader. As technology changes the way we pay, taxis have to be able to innovate quickly and keep up with technology shifts. Today, Washington, DC’s Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) announced that all the city’s taxis will shift to new apps to replace antiquated payment terminals and…

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…

Web 3.0 : Under Construction

What will Web 3.0 have in store for us? The most educated guesses will be short-sighted, but there are a few tantalizing hints from the bleeding edge of Web 2.0 development. Think of the web as an ecosystem, a constantly evolving, organic and volatile entity. Just as real world ecosystems have eras, the web too goes through phases. The first phase was the e-era or the dot com era. It became commercially viable to offer content and services online, and…

Rearchitecting Airbnb’s Frontend – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science – Medium

Airbnb sees more than 75 million searches each day, which makes the search page our highest traffic page. For nearly ten years, engineers have evolved, enhanced, and optimized the way that Rails delivers the page. Recently, we moved into verticals beyond Homes, introducing Experiences and Places. As a part of bringing these new products to web, we took the time to rethink the search experience itself. Transitioning between routes for a broad search Rather than navigating from our landing page at…