HTML5 & WebM Support Make New Opera Shine

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Each time Norway-based Web browser Opera releases a new version, the company boasts about how much faster this version is than the last – and this time is no exception. Opera 10.60 beta claims to be 50% faster than its predecessor and will support a number of cutting edge Web technologies that could help bring it further into the mainstream.Part of Opera’s claim to fame is its Opera Turbo technology, which is a web caching and compression service that compresses Web traffic by up to 80%, meaning Web pages can download faster. According to Opera, this means 65% faster browsing on Edge mobile networks and 50% faster browsing on 3G, and we can’t help but wonder if Opera might see an uptick in traffic when the iPhone finally gets tethering in the U.S. later this month. Beyond speed, this newest version of Opera will also begin supporting the W3C Geolocation API, the WebM open video format for HTML5 video, and HTML5 Appcache and Web Workers technologies. The Geolocation API support will allow web application to requestion geolocation data from Opera, meaning that when you use a service like Google it can cater search results to your location or Twitter can identify where you’re tweeting from using its new “Places” feature. The WebM royalty-free video format, now supported by this latest version, was just released by Google at its 2010 I/O developer conference and aims to be a cross-browser and cross-platform solution to offering video online. Beyond all of these technical improvements, Opera has a few usability updates as well, including search suggestions in the browser bar, custom thumbnails for tabs and other general graphic improvements. As ReadWriteWeb’s Frederic Lardinois said in his review of Opera 10.50, Opera’s growing feature set continues to best every other browser on the market, but its lack of a plugin ecosystem could continue to hold it back. If it keeps on supporting leading-edge technology, such as HTML5 and WebM, it could gain traction.This latest beta version is available for download for both Mac and Windows. mike melansoncenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Algorithms, Rules, Values, and Artificial Moral Intelligence

first_imgI have no way to know whether or not what was reported is true, but I read that an algorithm decided which passenger was to be removed from the United Airlines flight that caused such a stir. It makes sense to me that a computer would analyze the factors determining who stays and who gets off the plane. And it shows us the limits of artificial intelligence now.I would guess it looked at a person’s status. You aren’t likely to remove someone who has flown 1,000,000 miles with you. I am certain it looked at the price paid for the seat. It might make sense that the person with the cheapest seat has a smaller claim than someone who paid far more for theirs. I imagine that the gentleman removed from the plane was the last to check in, or something close to it.Right now, this is a weak algorithm on which to base a decision.I am doubtful that the decision included factors like identifying the person with the best chance of getting to their final destination on another flight and arriving at close to the same time. These people may have been more easy to sell another flight, especially if you somehow sweetened the pot.Because the airlines operate from a scarcity mindset, I am certain the decision did not factor in other flights on other airlines that might have been leaving and arriving at close to the same time, or  direct flights to the final destination on other airlines for people who may have opted for that flight.The algorithm isn’t yet programmed to take into account any complex factors, and it isn’t likely to have considered choices that would have cost the airlines more money but protected their brand and their relationship with their customers. Worse still, the hand off to the humans was done in the same way the decision was made: rules-based.The problem with rules-based decisions is that you remove the “human” from “human relationships.” Values-based decisions are better. I am certain that somewhere at United Airlines headquarters, there is some written statement about their commitment to their customers. I am certain that the decision to use force instead of persuasion is at odds with their values, and I can’t imagine it being otherwise. I am certain that United Airlines wants empowered employees to exercise their resourcefulness and solve problems like this without resorting to physical violence, the end result of their decision to follow the rules instead of their values (which appear to be very legalistic and not very human as written here).This isn’t about AI. But if it is, it’s about Artificial Moral Intelligence, something that isn’t being widely discussed as we blaze into a future where our reliance on computers is already beginning to exceed our reliance on our machines. Right now, humans still possess an ability that computers cannot, and may never be able to possess. That ability is the ability to be compassionate (or empathetic, if you like that word better).In situations like this, the easiest way to decide how to move forward is to imagine how you would want to be treated. Resourceful employees, operating with a values-based approach instead of a rules-based approach to this decision could certainly have found a way to get a single passenger to leave the plane without physical harm. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

CWG opening ceremony was dazzling: Advani

first_imgSenior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani on Monday described the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony as “spectacular and dazzling” but maintained that this did not mean the principal opposition would give up its campaign against alleged corruption in the Games preparations.”Yesterday when I saw the opening (ceremony), it was a spectacular show. Dazzling, no doubt about it. And I congratulated Shiela Dikshit, I congratulated Suresh Kalmadi and all those whom I met,” Advani told PTI.The senior leader attended the ceremony along with his wife Kamala, daughter Pratibha and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, among others.He reiterated that as an Indian, he felt proud of the Games and wanted it to be a success. However, he insisted that this did not mean BJP would give up its campaign against corruption in the Games projects and the party would pursue it after the event is over.”I am not happy with all the reports that I have read. Particularly that there has been corruption. But as an Indian I would like these Games to be successful,” he said.The senior leader maintained that he looked at the whole issue of wrong-doings in the preparations differently.”I view it in a different way. Wherever Games have been held in the past. Any big sporting event whether in China, Australia, anywhere. For six-eight months, the country is hailed and praised… that this has been completed, that stadium has been completed. But here for six-eight months we have been losing face. Everything was negative,” Advani said.advertisementHe indicated that Organising Committee Chairperson Suresh Kalmadi may not be the only one under a cloud of suspicion.Recalling the events of 2003 when India got the right to hold Games when NDA was in power, Advani said that the BJP-led government had then taken a Cabinet decision that the accomodation for the Games should later be converted into hostels for Delhi University students but the UPA government overturned it.Advani, who had stated this in one of his recent blogs, said Kalmadi had called him later to complain.”I also got a call from Suresh Kalmadi saying you have also written against me. I said I have not written against you. I have written against the government. Our government took one decision and your government changed it. I do not know if you were a party to the decision,” he said.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

ADLINK: pole mounted multi-access edge AI and machine learning solution

first_img Continue Reading Previous Lanner: LTE-ready edge gateway certified for IoT and SD-WAN on cellular networksNext NVIDIA: DRIVE Constellation autonomous vehicle simulation platform now available ADLINK Technology and Charles Industries have joined together to demonstrate the industry’s first complete micro-edge low latency Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning (AI/ML/DL) solution that can be co-located on LTE small cell poles or with emerging 5G radios.The new solution is a compact low profile pole or wall mountable unit based on an integration of ADLINK’s latest AI Edge Server MECS-7210 and Charles’ SC102 Micro Edge Enclosure. Combining the rugged designs from the two industry-leading companies, this advanced solution is ideally suited for outdoor telecom use cases and well positioned to be deployed globally enabling carriers and communities to provide a wide range of new and advanced services, including autonomous vehicles/pods, virtual and augmented reality applications, vision analytics with additional AI/ML/DL applications.The solution further demonstrates ADLINK and Charles’ commitment to facilitating the transformation of communications network architectures in the era of 5G. Powered by advanced, dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the MECS-7210 is a high performance, cost effective commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform in a small footprint 2U chassis with 420mm of system depth. Designed for all I/O front access, dust prevention, wide operation temperature, and dual full-height full-length (FHFL) PCIe expansion slots reserved for access to acceleration hardware (FGPA/GPU), ADLINK’s MECS-7210 is among the first platforms to fully comply with Open Telecom IT Infrastructure (OTII) defined by Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) to meet 5G requirements of ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, real-time access to radio network.Charles’ SC102 Micro-Edge Enclosure has been custom-designed for the MECS-7210, using advanced thermal modeling to ensure reliable, high-end AI and compute equipment performance in harsh outdoor operating environments. To be able to handle the extreme temperature ranges and rugged attributes of telecom edge technologies, the SC102 Micro-Edge Enclosures complies with the stringent Bellcore GR-487 specifications for an outdoor ambient environment of -40 to +55°C.  The enclosed solution integrates system cooling and power by incorporating a 1,880W heat exchanger and 250W heater, and providing power feed options for either AC or DC depending on site availability. In addition, the enclosure is sealed against environmental elements such as rain, wind, ice, and sun and equipped with alarms for temperature and door intrusion.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Europe lead USA but Solheim Cup’s opening day is marred by slow play

first_imgUS sports For television viewers, let alone those who had paid good money to spectate, this was borderline unwatchable. It is to the detriment of what should be a marquee sporting event that the scenario continued, and continued, and continued to the point where it was the key narrative. That Europe enter Saturday with a lead, four and a half to three and a half, seemed almost an afterthought.Captaincy can be defined by bold calls. Catriona Matthew would have been subject to criticism had Anne van Dam and Suzann Pettersen slumped to defeat; instead this unlikely duo delivered a fourball showing which fully endorsed their captain’s faith. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Solheim Cup may have the history but it needs big names too Europe took a one point lead into session two. And yet, the overwhelming stars of the foursomes show were American. The Korda sisters, Jessica and Nelly, thumped Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson 6&4. Petr Korda, the golfers’ father and a former grand slam tennis champion, was among the Gleneagles galleries.The opening match of the competition was halved as Bronte Law and Carlota Ciganda could not be separated from Marina Alex and Morgan Pressel. Law and Ciganda earned another half point but were disappointed as Lexi Thompson holed a lengthy putt at the last to haul the Europeans back. Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier enjoyed a 2&1 foursomes success over Thompson and Brittany Altomare. Hall and Boutier sat out the fourballs.Charley Hull’s fondness for this biennial competition was again apparent as she combined with Azahara Muñoz for a 2&1 foursomes win over Megan Khang and Annie Park. In the fourballs Hull and Muñoz shared a point with Altomare and Nelly Korda. Van Dam, a Solheim Cup debutant, was nerveless as Salas and Danielle Kang were swatted aside by 4&2. Pettersen had undertaken pre-tournament media duties while barely able to speak because of a throat problem; the Norwegian was duly left out of the opening session. In Van Dam and Pettersen – the latter is playing in this event for the ninth time – Matthew had the perfect mix of youth and experience. Pettersen set the tone with a wonderful putt converted from 50ft at the 6th for a two. By the turn this European pair were four up, an irretrievable situation for the US.As Matthew celebrated the excellence of Van Dam and Pettersen, this proved a grisly Friday the 13th for Caroline Hedwall and Anna Nordqvist. The Swedes were demolished, 7&5, by Angel Yin and Ally McDonald, matching a Solheim Cup record. McDonald is worthy of special praise; she was an 11th-hour substitute here after the back injury suffered by Stacy Lewis. Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Read more Support The Guardian Read more Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Topics Share on LinkedIn news Share on Pinterest Golf Share on Twitter Solheim Cup Share on Facebook Anne van Dam draws strength from offbeat route to Solheim Cup debut Since you’re here… A 100-year-old woman earned social media stardom having impressed professionals with a few swings at this weekend’s Dutch Open on the European Tour. The joke goes that Susan Hosang was enjoying her 60s as the 16th Solheim Cup got under way at Gleneagles.A successful opening day for Europe was overshadowed by a curse of modern golf: slow play. The matter was particularly stark in the afternoon fourballs as the first match took five and a quarter hours until ending on the 16th green. Lizette Salas was singled out for a warning by officials but the unwillingness of those presiding to implement proper penalties is as recurring a theme as it is a depressing one. Salas did not appear worse than many others.Paul Lawrie, a former Open champion, enjoyed his visit to Gleneagles but spoke out about the “absolutely brutally slow” pace of play. Juli Inkster, the US captain, concurred. “It’s painfully slow out there,” she said. Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more