Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Doctor Used Snapchat Spectacles To Film A Surgery; Here’s The Video

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Apple unveils groundbreaking new MacBook Pro

Cupertino, California — Apple today introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a brilliant, Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro features Apple’s brightest and most colorful Retina display yet, the security and convenience of Touch ID, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and an audio system with double the dynamic range. It’s also the most powerful MacBook Pro ever, featuring sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation, super-fast SSDs and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Facebook-owned WhatsApp reaches 900 million monthly active users

WhatsApp has grown tremendously from the time Facebook acquired it in 2014 for $19 billion. The messaging app's founder, Jan Koum, has just announced on Facebook that the service has reached 900 million monthly active users (MAU). That means it has gained 100 million new ones in less than five months since Koum celebrated reaching 800 million subscribers in April. That number isn't too far off from its parent company's either, which announced 1.49 billion MAUs as of June this year. In comparison, Facebook's own Messenger app reached 700 million MAUs in June, mostly due to its split from the social network's main application. Considering the app has been installed at least a billion times on Android, the new user count isn't that surprising. We just hope its continued success doesn't lead to even more divorces in Italy.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Not meeting online user expectations is costly

  • Lost Revenue
Every second of delay will lead to a 7% decrease in web conversions. Additionally, 75% of shoppers who experience a website that freezes, crashes, is too slow, or involves a convoluted checkout process would no longer buy from that site.
  • Productivity Losses
Under performing web-based internal systems severely hinder employee productivity. 68% of managers surveyed in a recent study cited “slow internet” or “inability to access documents from a network” as affecting their productivity.
  • Brand Damage
Poor web experiences generate social media negativity and deter other prospects, jeopardizing future revenue. In fact, 4% of unsatisfied customers (such as those impacted by an outage or a slow loading page) will complain.10 And just one negative review can cost you 30 customers.
  • Additional Marketing Costs
Inbound marketing leads will be lost when your site underperforms and frustrated visitors leave without completing conversion goals. As a result, you will need to increase your marketing spend to drive additional web traffic to recoup lost leads.

SOURCE : The Ultimate Guide to: Improving Web Performance with Monitoring

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

7 real-life cyborg implants

Medical technology advances faster than the speed of light, or at least that's the way it seems sometimes. These days, there are implants to treat all sorts of afflictions, and researchers are developing new medical devices that can help a person become a little more human than human. You can implant a bionic lens to get superhuman eyesight, get a tattoo to manage diabetes and -- someday soon, hopefully -- use a wireless device to control fertility. Read on for more amazing medical implants that can enhance your life in ways you never thought possible. 

by Cat DiStasio

Monday, August 17, 2015

Android 'M' is for Marshmallow

As is tradition (Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, etc.) Google has revealed the version name for the upcoming sixth version of Android with a new statue in front of its Mountain View, CA HQ. The "polish and quality" focused Android M will stand for Marshmallow, and while it's still not available for public consumption (check out our preview from June), the company is encouraging developers to get their apps ready now, with a new SDK and "near-final" preview versions to use. The name shouldn't be much of a surprise however, since it's the one most of you guessed in our poll, where it nabbed 37 percent of the votes.

SOURCE: Android Developers