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Technologies Review | May 24, 2019

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Why “Latency” Is A Bandwidth Killer, and What You Can Do About It

August 24, 2012 |

When surfing the web these days, it’s all about speed.

Contemporary online experiences are all about rich media. And online multimedia content is being uploaded in higher-quality, and with increasing speed and volume every day.

  • 2 years ago, YouTube announced that they upload 35 hours worth of content every minute. When adjusted for Moore’s Law, this number is now probably 3 or 4 times that high. And this doesn’t include all of the other content being uploaded to Facebook, Vimeo, and countless other social media outlets.
  • In addition to this, files haring, online storage, synching and online backup have also grown in popularity.
  • Live streaming content is also extremely popular, but it requires a clean, consistent connection in order to optimize the quality of these entertainment experiences.
  • Now, everything is about mobile. We want to access the web from smart phones, tablets and laptops, without being tethered to the wall with a big … Read More

A User Review of Smart Measure 1.0.7 for Android

December 26, 2010 |

Smart Measure is intended to help you get approximate measurements of the height and distance of an object. It triangulates measurements using your phone’s accelerometer and camera. It makes use of some standard geometric equations to come up with rough measurements of height and distance for whatever object you’re aiming at. The concept is very creative and innovative, and the creators certainly deserve much credit for that. It’s unfortuante that, even for an app intended to give only approximate measurements, the results tend to be pretty wildly inaccurate.

The first thing you need to do is to calibrate both your phone and the program, You can use the application settings of your phones’ accelerometer to to calibrate it, if you haven’t done so already. To properly calibrate the program, you’ll have to give a measurement of what height from the ground you’ll be holding it when taking measurements. You’ll need to be as accurate as … Read More