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Facebook moves to new full-screen ‘immersive’ ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday rolled out a platform for quick, immersive ads with the potential to become a tempting rival to television commercials. The...
How We Built Uber Engineering’s Highest Query per Second Service Using Go

How We Built Uber Engineering’s Highest Query per Second Service Using Go

  In early 2015 we built a microservice that does one thing (and does it really well), geofence lookups. One year later, this service is Uber’s highest queries per second (QPS) service out of the hundreds we run in production. Here’s the story of why we built this service, and how the relatively recent Go…
Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics: Core i7-8809G with 3.1 GHz Base, 100W Target TDP, Overclockable

Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics: Core i7-8809G with 3.1 GHz Base, 100W Target...

To begin the year, Intel’s Indian website has published a small number of details regarding Intel’s first ‘Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics’ processor. Within the table of overclockable processors, accompanying the Core i9, Core i7-X and 8th Generation K processors is listed the Intel Core i7-8809G, a quad core processor with two sets of graphics…
ITX-sized 7-node ARM-64 cluster

ITX-sized 7-node ARM-64 cluster

At long last :-) Thanks to Tl Lim, my clusterboard prototype for SOPine64 modules arrived a couple of days ago and I started to set it up in an old ITX rack mount case. I will try and post some more thoughts and results during the initial bring up and testing.         The board…
Goldman Is Setting Up a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

Goldman Is Setting Up a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

At least one of Wall Street’s biggest firms is growing more comfortable with cryptocurrencies. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is setting up a trading desk to make markets in digital currencies such as bitcoin, according to people with knowledge of the strategy. The bank aims to get the business running by the end of June, if…
Longevity FAQ

Longevity FAQ

Senescent cell removal 135% 2016 Does not affect rotarod performance, object discrimination. Slight delay in wound closure. 1 Rapamycin 110% 2009 Late-life rapamyicn treatment extends lifespan (pooled females from multiple-site NIA study) 2 NR 105% 2016 Claim an increase in running distance 3 Catalase 117% 2005 Mitochondrially-targeted catalase expression extended mouse lifespan compared to control…
Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open Air | Caltech

Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open Air | Caltech

For the first time, engineers at Caltech have created a stable ring of plasma in open air—essentially capturing lightning in a bottle, but without the bottle. Matter can exist in four distinct phases: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Plasmas are made of charged particles—ions and electrons—and occur naturally on Earth as lightning, in the weather…
Xerox Alto’s 3 Mb/s Ethernet: Building a gateway with a BeagleBone

Xerox Alto’s 3 Mb/s Ethernet: Building a gateway with a BeagleBone

The Alto was a revolutionary computer designed at Xerox PARC in 1973. It introduced the GUI, high-resolution bitmapped displays, the optical mouse and laser printers to the world. But one of its most important contributions was Ethernet, the local area network that is still heavily used today. While modern Ethernets handle up to 100 gigabits…
Welcome

Welcome

Digital Lightfield Our lightfield photonics generate digital light at different depths and blend seamlessly with natural light to produce lifelike digital objects that coexist in the real world. This advanced technology allows our brain to naturally process digital objects the same way we do real-world objects, making it comfortable to use for long periods of…
Norway switches off FM radio, but this station is defying government order

Norway switches off FM radio, but this station is defying government order

Wednesday December 13, 2017 more stories from this episode Story transcript In a world first, Norway has switched off its FM radio service — but not everyone is celebrating the move to digital.  The country completed its switch on Wednesday when digital audio broadcasting (DAB) was turned on in some remote regions. Now, listeners will have to…

Samsung Note 5 gets market attention with big screen advantage

By turning big phones into a fad, there are exciting features, especially big screen advantage running on Samsung’s latest smartphones, the Note5 series. Seen as...
Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures

Thousands of major sites are taking silent anti-ad-blocking measures

It’s no secret that ad blockers are putting a dent in advertising-based business models on the web. This has produced a range of reactions, from relatively polite whitelisting asks (TechCrunch does this) to dynamic redeployment of ads to avoid blocking. A new study finds that nearly a third of the top 10,000 sites on the…