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Google’s new Squoosh web app can help you optimize image fi…

Google’s new Squoosh web app can help you optimize image fi…

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(Credit: Screenshot: Tom McNamara/Download.com) For Google, the speed at which a web page loads is incredibly important. If its search results start lagging even by fractions of a second, it can create user frustration that could drive them to the competition, and Google also reportedly uses load times to decide how to rank search results to begin with. There are several factors that go into load times, and media optimization (or lack thereof) is high on the list. To help web developers and site administrators improve load times, Google has released a web app called Squoosh that can optimize how many kilobytes or megabytes are taken up by imag...
Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic thro…

Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic thro…

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Google lost control of several million of its IP addresses for more than an hour on Monday in an event that intermittently made its search and other services unavailable to many users and also caused problems for Spotify and other Google cloud customers. While Google said it had no reason to believe the mishap was a malicious hijacking attempt, the leak appeared suspicious to many, in part because it misdirected traffic to China Telecom, the Chinese government-owned provider that was recently caught improperly routing traffic belonging to a raft of Western carriers though mainland China. The leak started at 21:13 UTC when MainOne Cable Company, a small ISP in Lagos, Nigeria, suddenly updated tables in the Internet’s global routing system
The quiet revolution that’s making your phone smarter than …

The quiet revolution that’s making your phone smarter than …

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into almost every aspect of our lives. It’s our phones, while many of us have let it into our homes in the form of voice assistants in smart speakers.Those are just the most visible implementations of AI, and over the coming years it will be increasingly used behind the scenes, in the cogs that will keep our increasingly smart cities running. However, it’s in imaging and photography that you get to see AI working its magic most clearly. Let's look at some of the best examples of this new technology actively enhancing photography. Thin AI cameraThe most frequently marketed version of photographic AI today is in smartphones. Many new and recent models have AI-assisted features that use various kinds of scene and object recognition to enhanc
are you raising an orphan, exile, or heir?

are you raising an orphan, exile, or heir?

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3 distinct parenting trends have produced 3 distinct groups that are rapidly approaching adulthood.My oldest daughter is going on a youth retreat this weekend, and last night I mentioned to her that I hadn’t received a packing list. “Oh, they emailed it to me,” she said. “Remember, you put my email address down when you registered me?” I had not remembered, but pretended I had and asked her if she could forward the email to me. “I don’t know how to do that,” she said blankly. Email is new to her. I finally set up an account for her after years of begging and pleading, because at 12 she needs to start learning how to navigate the digital world. I decided earlier this year that it’s time to start teaching her how to use technology — including what the dangers are and how to avoid the
20 Strange Details About Tifa’s Anatomy

20 Strange Details About Tifa’s Anatomy

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Tifa Lockhart is one of the playable characters of Final Fantasy VII. A lot of her journey throughout the story of Final Fantasy VII was tied to her relationship with Cloud Strife, as she held a secret romantic interest in him, which was made more complicated by the arrival and inevitable demise of Aerith Gainsborough. The cast of Final Fantasy VII all became beloved icons in the world of gaming and Tifa was no exception. Tifa was regarded by many as one of the first cyber pin-up girls and a Google image search for "Tifa Cosplay" will show you just how popular she is as a choice for cosplayers all across the world. There is more to Tifa Lockhart than her lack of clothes, as she is one of the most formidable fighters in the world of Final Fantasy VII. Tifa became strong enough to take
Is This Photo of Muslims Praying From Birmingham, Alabama?

Is This Photo of Muslims Praying From Birmingham, Alabama?

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“This is not Saudi Arabia…” a Facebook user captioned one photo of a large gathering of prayerful Muslims. “This is ‘Sweet Home’ Birmingham, Alabama..! Nervous yet?” Uploading the image to Google’s search engine, TWS Fact Check found the image in a Daily Mail article titled “Eid Mubarak! Over 70,000 Muslims gather in Birmingham for Europe's largest celebration of festival to mark the end of Ramadan as millions join in around the world.” That would be the Birmingham across the pond (i.e. England, land of futball), not Alabama (land of football). But the errors don’t stop there. The image is actually from Albania, as the Getty Images caption clarifies: “Albanian Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayer at Tiranas main boulevard o
Google app 8.49 preps sharing Collections, linking cars to …

Google app 8.49 preps sharing Collections, linking cars to …

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In another version jump, the latest Google app beta is rolling out this afternoon. Google app 8.49 details work on linking compatible cars with Google Assistant and the ability to share Collections. Other features in-development include auto-downloading in Google Podcasts and a Google Lens history. About APK Insight: In this ‘APK Insight’ post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, how
Best gifts to bring for your Thanksgiving host

Best gifts to bring for your Thanksgiving host

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we can already smell the home cooking. If you’re not the host this year, thankfully you can skip out on the madness of decorating and recipe planning. Since most of the chaos involved in the preparation doesn’t involve you, it’s appropriate to bring a gift as a way to say, “Thank you for not forcing me to attempt to make a dish, burn it, and be ridiculed for it.” Depending on who is hosting, it might be a bit difficult to figure out what to bring, so we’ve made a list of things that your future Thanksgiving dinner host will love. 1. Deep Dark Gingerbread Cake Image via Dancing Deer There’s always someone who forgets to bring the dessert they were assigned. Come through for your family by bringing this Deep Dark Gingerbread Cake from Dancing
Avoid plagiarism with Reverse Image Search

Avoid plagiarism with Reverse Image Search

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