Innovation and business go as an inseparable unit and with cutting edge innovation, we have gone over a few progressions in the business procedures upgrading client engagement. With another new technology named iBeacon, now retailers can unwind and not stress over showrooming, as now more clients utilize their mobiles when shopping disconnected from the net and this innovation can prove to be useful amid this time.
The vast majority of the businessmen and retailers have begun utilizing iBeacon, which was produced by Apple in 2013 and it is ending up being of incredible advantage for “customer following”. This is in reality a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), that is an extraordinary innovation and uses Bluetooth in an exceptionally powerful way. Presently you must realize that Bluetooth has been here since around 1994 and afterward after different progressions in innovations, now BLE is before the group of onlookers.
What is iBeacon?
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It is an axiom of the internet age that almost nothing done by human hand cannot be done better by or with software. But what of the business of writing software itself? Much of it is repetitious, bug-riddled grunt work. Cannot this be made more efficient by software? In fact, cannot code write code?
To do this would be to turn the unofficial slogan of Silicon Valley in on itself: software will not only eat the world but software will eat software.
This is the direction of a team of University College London computer scientists, whose work does not just aim to take the inefficient slog out of programming but also to transform the role of most programmers.
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I’m commiserating with a friend who recently left the technology industry to return to entertainment. “I’m not a programmer,” he begins, explaining some of the frustrations of his former workplace, before correcting himself, “—oh, engineer, in tech-bro speak. Though to me, engineers are people who build bridges and follow pretty rigid processes for a reason.”
The term is probably a shortening of “software engineer,” but its use betrays a secret: “Engineer” is an aspirational title in software development. Traditional engineers are regulated, certified, and subject to apprenticeship and continuing education. Engineering claims an explicit responsibility to public safety and reliability, even if it doesn’t always deliver.
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At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that.
Facebook’s scaling challenge
Before we get into the details, here are a few factoids to give you an idea of the scaling challenge that Facebook has to deal with:
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VCs have avoided solar deals ever since Solyndra became a four-letter word. But while their attention has strayed, the industry has been on a tear. In 2010, U.S. solar installers hit a milestone of 1 GW per year. Five years later, they’re installing more than 1 GW per month. This tremendous growth has fed a swelling herd of solar unicorns populated by the likes of SolarCity, SunEdison, SunPower and more.
Recently, the industry has been buffeted by a variety of tailwinds that should drive even faster expansion. The landmark Paris climate accord promises stronger regulatory support across the world. Concurrently, a group of billionaires led by Bill Gates announced the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to fund this roll out. And the U.S. Congress has extended the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which has raised installation forecasts through 2020 by more than 50 percent. Add to this mix innovation in large-scale battery manufacturing and the future of distributed power generation looks bright indeed.
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