Thursday, May 14, 2015

What's on World May 2015

It has been a while since my last post, lot's of things have changed. I came back to Argentina from my second internship at Google. This time I interned in the Ads Team @ Google LA, building a new product that is integrated with YouTube. Also I participated in a hackathon organized by CERN @ Switzerland, a really challenging and rewarding experience. Last but not least, I got graduated as a Software Engineering Master's Degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Well, that's me, now I'll share some interesting stuff I've been finding in the web.

ARM big.LITTLE: the idea behind a bunch of cores in Smartphones

Last generation Smartphones are coming with more and more cores lately, and that actually doesn't make sense from the point of view of battery performance. The key thing here is that all the cores doesn't have to be the same. We can have faster cores for games and demanding processes, and other slower cores for high latency stuff, like background internet requests and listening to music. That's how ARM bit.LITTLE works.

New Wolfram Alpha image recognition technology

Wolfram has recently published the new feature for image recognition. It's assumed to work pretty well. Unfortunately only the pro version can upload images, for the free trial only sample images can be used. I find a particular quote really interesting from the full article: "And to me what’s particularly fascinating is that when it does get something wrong, the mistakes it makes mostly seem remarkably human.". Continue reading here.

Stack Overflow stats

Stack Overflow has published interesting stats about question, answers, technologies, salaries and developers. See them here.

Google Fi

The new mobile phone service provider from the hand of Google has arrived. Pricing works with a base fare for talk+SMS and a variable fare for data. It uses WiFi networks when available. Read the full article.

TESLA

Tesla has had lots of improvements in this last months. I'm not going to point any in particular, but I just wanted to say that some of them are pretty interesting for the future of electric cars.

Jetpack flight over Dubai