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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

CEOs Leading the World Into the Cloud: Satya Nadella

When Satya Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992, “the cloud” didn’t exist. Neither did the Internet, at least not in the way we know it today. The first mass-market web browser launched in 1993, and it wasn’t until 1994 that Microsoft’s ‘90s nemesis, Netscape Navigator, would become a techie sensation. But Nadella, who rose through Microsoft’s ranks to become its third CEO in 2014, has certainly become one of the tech industry’s leading cloud advocates. In the process, he’s transformed Microsoft…

5G technology brings 3-D views to inter-vehicle communication

The safety of road users can be increased through new solutions and services enabled by the 5G technology. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, in cooperation with businesses, has developed new solutions related to road weather services, road maintenance, automated driving, and real-time inter-vehicle transmission of 3-D views. “The speed of the 5G network enables transmitting large 3-D views between vehicles. As a result, the communication distances of car observations can be increased and data can be obtained from areas…

Smartphones used to track migrations caused by climate change

La Guajira, a department located in northeastern Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, suffered a severe drought in 2014. Credit: David Taggart Spanish researchers have developed a system that tracks human displacement caused by climate change using the tracks of mobile phones. With this model, which was tested during a severe drought in Colombia in 2014, it was determined that the portion of the population that migrated due to this event was 10 percent during the six months of the…

T-25 days until Chrome starts flagging HTTP sites as “Not Secure”

Less than one month from today, on July 23, Google will start prominently labeling any site loaded in Chrome without HTTPS as “Not Secure“. Check my site! Checking Domain already redirects to HTTPS Domain will be labeled “Not Secure” Error Current (Chrome 67) http://  Current (Chrome 67) https://  July 2018 (Chrome 68) https://  July 2018 (Chrome 68) http://  When we wrote about Google’s plans back in February, the percent of sites loaded over HTTPS clocked in at 69.7%. Just one…

Self-tuning services via real-time machine learning – Facebook Code

To the billions of people using Facebook, our services may look like a single, unified mobile app or website. From inside the company, the view is different. Facebook is built using thousands of services, with functions ranging from balancing internet traffic to transcoding images to providing reliable storage. The efficiency of Facebook as a whole is the sum of the efficiencies of its individual services, and each service is typically optimized in its own way, with approaches that may be difficult to generalize or adapt…

Tiny sensors may avert earthquake damage, track sonar danger, ‘listen’ to pipelines

Tiny accelerometers being created in SFU professor Behraad Bahrenyi’s Intelligent Sensing Laboratory are capable of capturing the most sensitive seismic activities. Credit: Simon Fraser University Could a few seconds of warning be enough to mitigate the devastation of an impending earthquake? Tiny sensors being developed in a Simon Fraser University lab could help to give a pre-emptive head’s up, enough to secure critical infrastructure, such as bridges or power lines, and potentially save lives. Researchers in professor Behraad Bahreyni’s Intelligent…

Russian space experiments lead to a new 3-D bioprinting technique

Schematic image of an experimental setup with a “magnetic well” trap for holding bio-objects. Credit: Vladislav A Parfenov et al // Biofabrication, 2018 Thanks to magnetic levitation research in conditions of microgravity, scientists have developed a new technology for 3-D printing of biological tissues. In the future, this technology will help to create radiation-sensitive biological constructs and repair damaged tissues and human organs. The results are published in Biofabrication. There are many methods of 3-D bioprinting. Most of them use…

lessons from using external libraries at Coursera

By Yash Kshirsagar, Austin Greene In this post, we’ll look at why it sometimes make sense to buy new features rather than build them ourselves, and our key takeaways for other engineering teams who are weighing this decision. At Coursera, we aspire to build technologies that lead to innovative pedagogical experiences and transformative learning. Most recently, the Partner Experience Engineering team has built several high-touch UI features on the course authoring platform to provide our partners with a better authoring…

Keeping API Errors Clean – Square Corner Blog – Medium

At Caviar, we build a good number of APIs. We build APIs for our internal service-to-service communication, APIs for our mobile apps to consume, APIs for our web apps to consume, APIs for external partners, and probably a couple of APIs that I’m even forgetting about. One of the things we’ve learned and put into practice over the last couple of years is well-structured errors, which enable us to have consistent behavior with meaningful errors on the client side. We…

Innovating on Authentication Standards | Yahoo Engineering

By George Fletcher and Lovlesh Chhabra When Yahoo and AOL came together a year ago as a part of the new Verizon subsidiary Oath,  we took on the challenge of unifying their identity platforms based on current identity standards. Identity standards have been a critical part of the Internet ecosystem over the last 20+ years. From single-sign-on and identity federation with SAML; to the newer identity protocols including OpenID Connect, OAuth2, JOSE, and SCIM (to name a few); to the…