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Category: Computer Engineering

Smart rollator motivates elderly to exercise more

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Orton are exploring the benefits and impacts of technology in motivating seniors to increase physical activity. This is being done in the new MoveRoll project, funded by the Academy of Finland, based on a smart rollator developed by VTT. The basic idea is that even a small increase in physical activity can have a major effect on the well-being of elderly. The smart rollator—which can be used to monitor the well-being, physical condition…

000webhost : Web Hosting Reviews, Features & More

Before hosting a website, we always ponder over which hosting service will suit our needs. For newbies, it is a rule to always start small with good shared hosting account which is cheap and easy to maintain but the experienced does not hesitate when complicated questions lay ahead in choosing a hosting service. So, does the bandwidth and disk storage features matter? Can the web hosting service host unlimited websites, provide unlimited themes, feature dedicated hosting or is upgradable? There…

Can Artificial Intelligence Make Art?

In February’s Scientific American, technology columnist David Pogue wonders if human artists and composers should start worrying about a new development in artificial intelligence (AI):  the automated composition of music and production of paintings.  Computer scientist Ahmed Elgammal’s Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab at Rutgers University is developing algorithms that start with well-known famous works of real art and abstract elements of style and composition from them.  Then the machine can either be set to do imitations in the same…

In-House SEO Or Outsourcing SEO Responsibility

Internet marketing is essential for any business organization now, irrespective of its size or industry. Previously, the need was for a basic website as an online shop-front for the consumers to get info, but now end-to-end business itself is done through internet and e-commerce. With so many companies into the competition, offering more unique services and products, it is vital for your website to be visible. With this need prevailing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the most vital aspect to…

Virtual reality goes magnetic

The success of Pokémon GO made many people familiar with the concept of ‘augmented reality’: computer-generated perception blends into the real and virtual worlds. So far, these apps largely used optical methods for motion detection. Physicists have now developed an ultrathin electronic magnetic sensor that can be worn on skin. Just by interacting with magnetic fields, the device enables a touchless manipulation of virtual and physical objects. Source link…

Exploring effective user signals – Pinterest Engineering – Medium

Sophia Feng | Software Engineer, Growth As a visual discovery tool, one of our key areas of focus is providing users with relevant recommendations at the right time. This means delivering personalized ideas regardless of interest or location for each of our 200M monthly active Pinners, and using signals to make their experience even better. For example, if a Pinner follows the topic “cookies,” it’s likely they’re interested in baking, and so we can make recommendations for other things to…

Web Cache Deception Attack revisited

In April, we wrote about Web Cache Deception attacks, and how our customers can avoid them using origin configuration. Read that blog post to learn about how to configure your website, and for those who are not able to do that, how to disable caching for certain URIs to prevent this type of attacks. Since our previous blog post, we have looked for but have not seen any large scale attacks like this in the wild. Today, we have released…

Building Uber Eats on Android

January 2018 marks the two-year anniversary of the Uber Eats app on Android. With this in mind, software engineer Hilary Karls reflects on her team’s experience launching this app in 2016 and discusses how their commitment to “building a codebase you can live in” resulted in one of Uber’s most successful products. Shipping an app probably is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sports. When you boil it down, however, a successful launch is…

Enabling Dual Stack on LinkedIn CDNs

Co-authors: Erin Atkinson and Bhaskar Bhowmik   A few months ago, LinkedIn surpassed the 50% IPv6 traffic milestone. In this post, we will look into the methodology we adopted to measure performance as we enabled IPv6 on our content delivery networks (CDNs), and share some key results of our performance analysis. We hope this information will help readers who are undertaking similar networking changes. Background A CDN is a system of distributed servers that delivers web content to users from…

Movavi Video Editor for Mac: What You Need to Know

Video editing is important for numerous reasons. It can help you to compile video footage into a longer video, fix any issues, and improve it in other ways as well. To do all of that, of course, you’ll need a video editor – and Movavi Video Editor for Mac is just that. What makes Movavi Video Editor for Mac unique is that it is an extremely intuitive movie maker for Mac. Unlike other video editors that often require substantial experience…