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We like to talk about the latest tech developments that affect website design, the latest gadgets that make browsing the net and using web apps more enjoyable and exciting.

Li-Fi? What’s that?

Li-Fi (Light Fidelity), the invention of Professor Harald Haas from Edinburgh University, is the talk of the day after an Estonian company has installed it and tested in an everyday environment.

LiFi is the next step in the Visible Light Communication developments. It uses a LED light source to communicate data to a reeiver.

During the tests a whooping 1GB per second speed was achieved which is truly remarkable compared to your everyday Wifi connection which offers speeds a hundred times less. This means using LiFi we can download a 700MB movie in a blink of an eye. Well, a couple of blinks.

Before we start pre-ordering this top-of-the-line cutting edge technology we must be familiarized with the limitations, which, unfortunately are quite big.

First of all, as it is now, LiFi cannot penetrate walls whih means that only direct, visible connections are possible between light source and receiver. Well, Okay, we can install a LiFi LED into every room of the house – not a big deal.

The other quite serious limitation that it cannot be used outside of 4 walls where the sunlight would interfere with it. This remind me of vampires, creatures that are active only at night for they cannot the bear the sunshine.

In spite of the limitations LiFi seems very promising and I am sure these guys will soon overcome the shortcoming of this new technology.

Facebook to hide Ex

Breakin up is never easy and just occasionally a happy experience. At least one will most surely suffer as a consequence.

Facebook now has come up with a development that is supposed to give some relief to the suffering party.

No one has to go through the painful experience of being reminded of the good old times by happening upon old Facebook posts.

Facebbok is currently testing a new feature (which is, at the moment, only available on mobile phones in the US) which gives the user a tool to limit how often they see their ex-partner’s posts and updates. All this will be done without your ex ever finding out as they will not be notified.

One will also be able to hide new post from their exes and also untag photos where they both are tagged.

Is it all going to be any useful? In this case I would opt for a yes though it might be just easier to unfriend your ex if you never want to hear about her/him again.

Obviously, the guys at Facebook have a lot of time and money on their hands to try to make Facebook a part of everyone’s life as smoothly and unnoticeably as possible.

Google smart reply – is it any useful?

A few days ago came out Google’s latest product aimed to make our lives easier by taking some burden off our shoulder.

Let me intruduce you to Smart Reply.

It’s a plug-in that reads, analises your incoming messages and then tries to compose a reply to them.

It is available to smartphone users using Android iOS. As the Google team explained, it is very easy to read messages on phones but a lot harder to answer to them given the small screen and alphabet.

The plug-in takes it’s artifical intelligence to form the replies using an artifical neural network which is in reality a mathematical model.

Without getting too deep into technical details it is enough to say that Smart Reply is of course not intended to reply to long and important messages, it was instead designed to give more generic answers. Although it is capable of forming longer sentences of 10 words or more, users feel uncomfortable to send a longer reply that does not bear their personal tone.

The plug-in is in a continous stage of development, now being adapted to other languages.

Vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan

Phew! I know that quite a few people live by those rules, however, for most of us, it sound like torturing ourselves by denying our favorites from our mouths.

Well, not quite. The blog I am helping to build now is just about this topic. So much I have learnt from it. Ever imagined making cakes from the leftover pulp of rootbeets, carrots and apples that you had ground to make juice? No, me neither. But I have tried and yes it changed my attitude to eating healthy (healthier).

Anyway, I would like to introduce this blog here to you. All you need is some spansish knowledge. In case you are lacking that skill you can still enjoy the cool photos.

How to prepare super juices and cakes – all from vegetables and fruits. Vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan


It’s finally gone

Yes it is finally gone and it will probably never come back in the same form. I am talking about Google’s Authorship here which was officially discontinued and altogether taken out of search results a few months ago.

Why? Google says the reason behing their decision to put an end to their grand experiment is the lack of implementation by webmasters and authors, and also the fact that, according to their research and data collected over 3 years, showing authors’ photos, names and other relevant info next to search result will not make any significant impact on click behaviour.

Many people, probably most of us who have implemented Google Autohrship doubt that it had not have effect on site traffic and the overall reasoning.

Sure there was an issue about the implamentation being complicated and some people could not do it properly which resulted in their efforts not being honored by Google.

According to research, about only 30% of authors articles and other items of authority were connected with the rel=”author” or rel=”me” tags. It took a lot more resources to maintain the system and analyise the web of relations and authorships than the rewards and benefits in user experience that returned.

Anyway, the bottomline is thas Authorship is finally gone afer it came into existence in 2011.

Au revoir!

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