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How soundscapes and vibrations are helping blind people see the world

Glasses with special cameras could enable blind or visually impaired people to build a picture of the world around them. Credit: Eyesynth Glasses that translate images of physical objects into soundscapes and a belt that turns images into vibrations are helping blind people build up a real-time 3-D picture of the world around them, and the technology could hit the market as soon as next year. According to the World Health Organization, there are about 285 million visually impaired people…

Voice-Controlled Device Automates Window Blinds

Many homeowners have struggled with, and given up on, conventional blinds for one simple reason: the outdated and cumbersome pull cord. A key component in the proper functioning of the window blind, the pull cord can become unwieldy, often getting tangled or simply becoming a jumbled eyesore in an otherwise finely appointed room. For those that can afford to do so, replacing conventional blinds with a high-end motorized and automated alternative can more than adequately address these issues. For those…

The FCC Wants to Kill Net Neutrality

TL;DR – Net neutrality is under attack. There’s an app on Cloudflare Apps that empowers site owners to host a popup on their sites, encouraging users to contact their congresspeople to fight back. Everyone should be doing this right now, before the December 14th FCC vote. Use Battle for the Net to Call your Congressperson » Attend Cloudflare’s Save the Internet! Net Neutrality Call-A-Thon » The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has scheduled a vote to kill its net neutrality rules…

Cloudflare opens 119th Data Center just north of the Mexico border

Five key facts to know about McAllen, Texas McAllen, Texas is on the southern tip of the Rio Grande Valley The city is named after John McAllen, who provided land in 1904 to bring the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway railway into the area McAllen, Texas is named the City of Palms The border between Mexico and the USA is less than nine miles away from the data center McAllen, Texas is where Cloudflare has placed its 119th data…

2017 Year in review: Data centers | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

This week we’re publishing a series of posts looking back at the technologies and advancements Facebook engineers introduced in 2017. Come back each day to learn about a different part of the stack. Data centers are the foundation of our global infrastructure. Meeting the growing demands of serving more than 2 billion people every month comes with the dual challenges of increasing our total capacity while keeping our energy footprint low. This year we announced four new data center locations…

STEM Cubs gets boost from local chapter of construction organization

The funding from the Construction Specification Institute allowed the latest STEM Cubs event to double in size, from 60 kids total to 120, and ensured that they were provided with food and materials for the various activities, including building ramps, 3D printing, constructing string telephones and more. Photo courtesy of Tojan Rahhal. The first STEM Cubs event saw Mizzou Engineering, the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies and the Office of Inclusivity, Diversity and Outreach come together to provide…

Implementing Japanese Subtitles on Netflix – Netflix TechBlog – Medium

Japanese subtitles were first made available on the Netflix service as a part of the Japanese launch in September 2015. This blog post provides a technical description of the work we did leading up to this launch. We cover topics including our specification for source subtitle files, the transformation model from source subtitle files to those deliverable on the Netflix service, the model for delivery of Japanese subtitles on our service as well as the interaction of our work with…

Screaming Circuits: Communicating Up and Sideways

A good leader should communicate in the language of his or her subordinates. A good leader should be the one to adjust dialect and language. This is well accepted wisdom. The problem is that “should” is a rather meaningless word. “Should” doesn’t require, nor does it instruct. “Should” implies obligation, but doesn’t imply action or consequence of not taking action. Expecting a superior or colleague to speak in your language only ensures that you “should” be able to communicate, not…

VIPER on iOS at Etsy

Background Consistent design patterns help Etsy move fast and deliver better features to our sellers and buyers. Typically we built features in a variety of ways, but found great benefits from the consistency VIPER brings. Inconsistent development practices can make jumping between projects and features fairly difficult. When starting a new project, developers would have to understand the way a feature was implemented with very little shared base knowledge. Just before we began working on the new Shop Settings in…

Affiliate Marketer : First Steps and Know How

I remember way back in the day when I joined my first affiliate program. I was a total novice of course but I was excited that I had my very own link to earn money from. All I had to do was drive traffic to the link and I would earn money. Sounds simple, but I found quickly that affiliate marketing is not nearly as easy as it sounds. Traffic is the lifeblood of just about any business but actually…