New JPEG encoder Guetzli sweetens image-heavy work tasks
Mar 20, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—An open source JPEG encoder has been announced by the name of Guetzli and the code is available to download from Github. The good news is that this open source Guetzli makes JPEGs 35% smaller without hurting ...
When Android phones empower fight to smash childhood cancers
Mar 12, 2017
Scientists are looking at your phone, yes, your phone, in an attempt to cure cancer. It is an attempt toward smartphone conscription. BBC reported on Friday that the focus is on childhood cancers. And the phone type focus ...
Is Qualcomm, Microsoft collaboration a sign of less Intel dominance to come?
Mar 09, 2017
Judging from technology-watching sites, Intel has something to worry about and it involves a rather well known place on the technology map called Redmond, Washington. Look for the sign that says Microsoft. There.
A day at the museum with Smartify app: Get comments, collect favorites
Mar 07, 2017
What is Smartify? A hint is there if you go up on their website, where you see people darting around a museum. Nice. They are not wearing clunky headphones and are not restricted to a circle of tourists where they have to ...
Novel technique tracks more web users across browsers
Feb 13, 2017
For good or ill, what users do on the web is tracked. Banks track users as an authentication technique, to offer their customers enhanced security protection. Retailers track customers and potential customers in order to ...
New route-finding map lets Seattle pedestrians avoid hills, construction, accessibility barriers
Feb 02, 2017
Transportation routing services primarily designed for people in cars don't give pedestrians, parents pushing bulky strollers or people in wheelchairs much information about how to easily navigate a neighborhood using sidewalks.
Polynomials without tears thanks to Socratic app
Jan 22, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—School memories include the downsides as well as the uplifting ones. Not understanding what was written in textbooks and poorly explained by teachers are part of the grimmer recollections.
Project VoCo demo offers intriguing look at tech for word changes
Nov 06, 2016
What are the first things that come to mind when you hear the word Photoshop. On the good side, you know this has been quite a valuable tool for all creatives. On the other hand, you know how some people have railed against ...
Good news for Chrome users comes in the form of speed boost
Nov 02, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—Speed is an important factor in choosing a browser favorite. The latest news is that Chrome on Windows will see a speed boost. This is apt to strengthen Chrome all the more, as one of today's easiest, most ...
Firefox users can plan on seeing web engine leap next year
Oct 31, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—Mozilla has news about a web engine for Firefox. It is called Project Quantum. Head of Platform Engineering at Mozilla, David Bryant, said in Medium: "Quantum is our effort to develop Mozilla's next-generation ...