MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Apple brought a new approach to touch computing, via a high-resolution strip of virtual controls known as the Touch Bar. This multi-touch glass strip of shortcut keys changes depending on the app you’re using. In the Calendar app, for example, you can use the Touch Bar to change the on-screen view by electing day, week, month or year. In Photos, you can slide your finger to apply filters and crop or rotate a picture. Touch Bar is also open to third-party developers, bringing the functionality to other apps like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.

Electronic Health Records (EHR)

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic patients medical history, that is maintained by the medical provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, ...

If you've ever moved to a new state or switched to a new doctor, then you've likely faced the challenge of transferring your medical records.

Artificial Intelligence & Smartphone

Artificial intelligence (AI) advances and machine learning in household gadgets continue to gain grounds over usual mobile phone applications.

As smart as Apple Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are and they learn more every day. It’s the most intelligent cloud-based “personal assistant”. It can play music, answer questions, control smart-home devices, and help customers make Amazon purchases all through simple voice commands, thanks to its remarkably accurate natural language processing.

Web Service API REST vs Soap

SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) has been dominant approach to web service interfaces for a long time, but REST (Representational State Transfer) is winning out and now represents more than 70% of public web services APIs.

RESTs sweet spot is the point at which you are uncovering an open API over the internet to handle CRUD operations on data. REST is focused on accessing named resources through a single reliable interface.

G.Fast Internet Speed 50 Times Faster Over Phone Line Shown at CES 2016

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas this year brought innovative electronic consumer products. Presenters exhibited gadgets, services, software and innovations that they expect will take off in a big way this year. Among the companies that made great impact this year were the car and personal health smart devices companies.

How Internet of Things will Impact Health Care?

Internet of Things (IoT) will help health care save costs in many ways. An IoT device is a sensor-equipped thing that has three qualities. It must be aware; it must be able to sense and collect data about its surroundings, such as temperature, blood pressure and heart rate. For health care, the possibilities are tremendously exciting. Within the next two years, there will be 80 million wearable health devices.

The Hidden Costs of Hiring Offshore Software Developers

Companies must watch their spending, but hiring cheap software developers comes with hidden costs.

The offshore vendor selection costs include documenting requirements, sending out specifications and evaluating the responses, and negotiating a contract. A project manager may be working full time on this, and all of this represents an opportunity cost.

The transition period is perhaps the most expensive stage of an offshore endeavor. Depending on the application, it may take from three months to a full year to completely hand the work over to an offshore partner.

Mobile Image Compression Cuts Bandwidth Use by 98%

New technique for mobile image processing that cuts bandwidth use by 98% unveiled by researches from MIT, Stanford, and Adobe Systems. The new system sends the server a highly compressed image, and the server sends back a smaller file, which contains simple instructions for modifying the original image.

The system was presented at 2015 Siggraph Asia conference. In lab experiments using the new technique, the energy savings were generally between 50 and 85 percent, and the time savings between 50 and 70 percent.

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