Monday, December 2, 2013

With Prime Air, Amazon plans to deliver purchases via drones

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Amazon.com on Sunday introduced Prime Air, a futuristic delivery system that the company says will get packages into customers' hands in half an hour or less, delivered via unmanned aerial vehicles.

The online retail behemoth posted a video on its website that shows images of a recent Prime Air test flight.

http://www.yt.g00p.com/watch?v=zGJMokQRnfs

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Friday, November 29, 2013

OpenHAB - Open Source Home Automation Bus

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OpenHAB is an Java framework which design to automate the house hold equipments. OpenHAB is design to develop and smart Houses in future.

OpenHAB has following features,

1. Allows to control and check the status of the house via smart phone application
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2. Control over Instant Messaging protocol like XMPP.
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3. Simple Automation Rules and Action allows to change automation system as per the user preference.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Responsive Design For WWW

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Usually existing web sites are defined for predefined resolutions and look and feel.  Since ordinary web site are used via desktop computers and laptop computers.  But with latest mobile technology improvement s people use internet via smart phones and tabs.   Here is result of a survey done for the smart phone usage vs. other devices.

So web technology should be renovated to suit with the new demands and requirements.  Responsive designing techniques are introduced to fill the gap. Responsive Design is mainly based on CSS and HTML.
Responsive Design allows us to display the same web site in different views in different devices and under different resolutions.
Responsive Design practice is introduced by Ethan Marcotte in May 2010. He published a book to describe the Responsive Web Design.

Personal Web Site of Ethan Marcotte is  http://ethanmarcotte.com
Main features of Responsive Web design
  •  The fluid grid concept calls for page element sizing to be in relative units like percentages, rather than absolute units like pixels or points
  •  Flexible images are also seized in relative units, so as to prevent them from displaying outside their containing element
  •  Media queries allow the page to use different CSS style rules based on characteristics of the device the site is being displayed on, most commonly the width of the browser.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tech News - Google reader will be shutdown from 1st July 2013

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Google Reader  is a good online RSS Reader. It is very user friendly and it has a clean UI.

But that service will be shutdown very soon (Approximate  date is 1st July 2013).

Google allowed to download the content of the Reader account during its sunset period.

You can download it via Google-takeaway Service.

 

Google has decided to focus on fewer products other than put their energy on various products and services .

There for Google management is planned shutdown several service.

Google Reader is going to shutdown as part of that plan

 

http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2013/03/powering-down-google-reader.html

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tumblr's 26-year-old founder celebrates $1.1 billion deal

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Tumblr chief David Karp, a 26-year-old who started the company in 2007, signed a note announcing Yahoo's $US1.1 billion acquisition with the closing.


Tumblr
Tumblr, stylized in their logo as tumblr., is a microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private.[4][5] Much of the website's features are accessed from the "dashboard" interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear.
As of May 19, 2013, Tumblr hosts over 108 million blogs.[2] Its headquarters is on 35 East 21st Street in the Flatiron District in New York City's Silicon Alley.[6][7][2]
Tumblr made $13 million in revenue in 2012 and hopes to make $100 million in 2013. Tumblr reportedly spent $25 million to fund operations in 2012.[39]



Thumblr – CEO

David Karp (born July 6, 1986) is an American web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr.[3][4] According to Forbes, Karp's net worth exceeds $200 million, and Tumblr has been valued at $800 million.[1] On May 20, 2013. Born and raised in New York City, Karp began his career as an intern under Fred Seibert at animation company Frederator Studios. As of September 2011, Karp's partner is Rachel Eakley, a chef and psychology graduate. he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.



Thumblr - CTO

Marco Arment (born June 11, 1982) is an American iOS and web developer, as well as a technology writer and magazine editor, living in Westchester, New York. He is known for co-founding Tumblr and creating Instapaper. Marco worked as a lead developer of the Tumblr blogging platform from Tumblr's founding in February 2007 until September 2010. He left Tumblr (which has approximately 2 million registered accounts and hosted over 38 million blogs as of December 2011) to concentrate fully on Instapapera bookmark and reading service. Marco announced on April 25th 2013 that he had sold the controlling interest in Instapaper to Betaworks .