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The Collection of Casio Atomic Wristwatches

The Casio G Shock digital wristwatches are a collection of watches mainly focused on affordable costs. They are known for their resistance against tough handling like dropping them on the floor or or dropping them into water.The Casio G watches was first made in the early eighties and the line soon started to grow significantly. Since then over 30 different versions were launched. Today you will find atomic watch synchronization and Tough Solar functionality. Many of the latest models now…

Long-term goal is to develop treatments that prevent cancer cells from attaching to new sites during metastasis — ScienceDaily

With 20,000 diagnoses each year, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer and fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. So many women die from ovarian cancer because it often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen, by which point it is difficult to treat and usually fatal. A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the University of Notre Dame are studying the molecular mechanisms by…

InFocus to Announce a Battery-Centric Smartphone

It is an era of smartphones, where they are taking over regular computers and laptops. Companies have been innovative in this direction and too many phones are launched every year, each with enhanced features, better user experience and satisfy monetary constraints of every user. In this article, we will be discussing a yet-to-be-launched phone whose teaser have already started to amaze us. Techquark was fond of Epic1, the flagship phone of InFocus which was launched in October 2016. This year,…

ActiveMerchantSquare for Square’s e-commerce API – Square Corner Blog – Medium

We released ActiveMerchantSquare for developers who want to use Square’s e-commerce API with the ActiveMerchant rubygem. If you are a ruby developer you may use the popular ActiveMerchant gem as a common abstraction layer (in production use since 2006) to work with many payments gateways. ActiveMerchantSquare depends on and enhances the ActiveMerchant gem so that you can use it in conjunction with the existing use of ActiveMerchant. Call the standard ActiveMerchant API methods using a card_nonce from the payment form…

Building m.uber: Engineering a High-Performance Web App for the Global Market

As Uber expands to new markets, we want to enable all users to quickly request a ride, regardless of location, network speed, and device. With this in mind, we rebuilt our web client from the ground up as a viable alternative to the native mobile app. Compatible with all modern browsers, m.uber offers an app-like experience for riders on low-end devices, including those not supported by our native client. The app is also tiny—the core ride request app comes in…

Yahoo Mail’s New Tech Stack, Built for Performance…

By Suhas Sadanandan, Director of Engineering  When it comes to performance and reliability, there is perhaps no application where this matters more than with email. Today, we announced a new Yahoo Mail experience for desktop based on a completely rewritten tech stack that embodies these fundamental considerations and more. We built the new Yahoo Mail experience using a best-in-class front-end tech stack with open source technologies including React, Redux, Node.js, react-intl (open-sourced by Yahoo), and others. A high-level architectural diagram…

Speed and Stability: Yahoo Mail’s Forward-Thinking…

By Mohit Goenka, Senior Engineering Manager Building the technology powering the best consumer email inbox in the world is no easy task. When you start on such a journey, it is important to consider how to deliver such an experience to the users. After all, any consumer feature we build can only make a difference after it is delivered to everyone via the tech pipeline.  As we began building out the new version of Yahoo Mail, we wanted to…

Two-factor authentication on Pinterest – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Emanuele Cesena & Amine Kamel | Pinterest engineers, Security Pinterest is committed to protecting the accounts of Pinners around the world. With an ever-growing user base of more than 175 million people, today we’re announcing that two-factor authentication (2FA) will be rolling out over the coming weeks as an additional layer of security. Here we’ll share how we implemented two-factor authentication on Pinterest. How 2FA works Enabling two-factor authentication means you confirm your identity with a combination of two factors each…

Why don’t my document photos rotate correctly?

Phone’s rotation tracking with a rotation sensor. Credit: KAIST John, an insurance planner, took several photos of a competitors’ new brochures. At a meeting, he opened a photo gallery to discuss the documents with his colleagues. He found, however, that the photos of the document had the wrong orientation; they had been rotated in 90 degrees clockwise. He then rotated his phone 90 degrees counterclockwise, but the document photos also rotated at the same time. After trying this several times,…

Announcing the Cloudflare Apps Platform and Developer Fund

When we started Cloudflare we had no idea if anyone would validate our core idea. Our idea was what that everyone should have the ability to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Six years later, it’s incredible how far that core idea has taken us. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Mobilus In Mobili Today, Cloudflare runs one of the largest global networks. We have data centers in 115 cities around the world…