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Microsoft Will Release Their Compression Algorithm’s Source Code

Microsoft has open-sourced the Project Zipline data compression technology used in their Azure cloud services. Project Zipline is capable of compressing datasets with up to two times the compression ratio of the Zlib-L4 64KB model. At a time when the scale of data collection and storage has increased, the need for strong data compression is…

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TI Introduces Crystal-less MCU Using BAW

The crystal oscillator is a longstanding concept that employs a physical oscillator for clocking to facilitate accurate timing in electronics. These oscillators have been driving CPU clocks, as well as low frequency (and low power) non-CPU clocks in devices that need to be able to use their peripherals (for example: analog to digital converters) while…

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Microsoft Advises Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer

The Internet Explorer web browser has been discontinued for some time. However, some businesses are still using it. Microsoft commented on their blog stating that there is a cost (‘technical debt’) associated with using outdated software. There are multiple issues associated with using outdated technology, but in many cases it can work just fine. In…

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Comparing The Raspberry Pi 3A+ Vs The 3B+: The Most Important Differences

The Raspberry Pi single board computers (SBC) have been released over the years with incremented model numbers such as the Pi 1, Pi 2 B, 3, 3B+, etc. Now the Raspberry Pi foundation has been updating older models like the A series, as they offer benefits such as a smaller form factor (they can fit…

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WhatsApp, Instagram, To Be Merged With Facebook Messenger

Facebook purchased WhatsApp back in 2014, and they also bought Instagram prior to that in 2012. Both services are still wildly popular and have still been operating (mostly, at least) independent of Facebook, especially WhatsApp. According to The Independent, Facebook will integrate the underlying infrastructure of Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger into a central messaging…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Leak Reveals Crypto Wallet, Hole-punch Screen

Images of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 have allegedly been leaked, and they reveal a hole-punch display and a cryptocurrency wallet. New #GalaxyS10 live images leak with ‘Samsung Blockchain KeyStore’ (images via @GregiPfister89) pic.twitter.com/g0FipTooe6 — Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 23, 2019 In this case ‘hole-punch’ display refers to a camera that is installed in the…

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LCD Screens May Finally Be Dropped From iPhones In 2020

LCD displays were (almost) always the type of screens used in phones until several years ago. Super AMOLED displays eventually came out on the market in high-end product lines (like the Samsung Galaxy S series). The OLED technology, while expensive, was being offered at competitive prices and was already helping to usher in curved screens,…

Blockchain Development: How to Write an EOS Hello World Smart Contract

If you’re not familiar with EOS, it’s a smart contract platform similar to Ethereum.  In this tutorial we’ll be deploying a hello world smart contract to your own local EOS test net. To follow along with the video below, you’ll need to have the EOS software installed, which can be done by following this link.…