Monthly Archives: April 2012

You can now Twitter Receive "Best-Of" Daily Email, If that You May

Back in May, Twitter decided weekly email highlighting the “best” content on the site is a great way to promote a more user interaction. Digest emails showing individual tweets from the people who use to follow along with renowned news and links to websites. The weekly recap sort of Twitter functionality “Discover”, and often include tweets from people outside the network users, allowing them to expand their horizons throughout the site.

Now, users can opt to receive a weekly digest every day.

Digesting changed now include a link to “move in day-to-day delivery.” If you really want Twitter to compete as a real-time source of news, it is a step in the right direction.

Here is a new email, complete with a link to switch to day-to-day mail-(via TechCrunch):

If you would like to receive a weekly recap, visitors tend to accept them every day more. That way, tweets and stories are more timely and relevant. A week old tweets are naturally far more useful than a few hours old tweets.

Twitter has recently discovered another reason to send emails to users with the launch of the “people you may know”-mails in September.

Twitter for iOS Getting A Major Overhaul In iOS 6

It is often said that Twitter and the iPhone is kind of like peanut butter and chocolate: two great things that are not made for each other, but go along so you would almost think they are. That’s due largely to the plethora of quality Twitter client available for iPhone on the App Store iOS. As a company, however, Twitter is a pretty storied history of the application, drawn criticism in the past for a move that appears designed to allow Twitter muscles way into the mobile app market at the expense of the developer to put social networking on the map in the first place.

Some of the criticism has centered on the lack of some features of the two official Twitter apps – Twitter and Tweetdeck. As long TweetDeck is go to app for Twitter power users, applications have been down in a big way since being acquired by Twitter last year. These days TweetDeck definitely abandonware, while the official Twitter app is missing many of the features that make TweetDeck so popular.

Now, though, it seems to be changing. According to 9to5Mac, iOS App Store in the latest version of iOS 6 beta release notes for Twitter for iPhone 4.3, which brings with it some new features that users have wanted. While there is no update what you may think of the power user-friendly, but they are pretty amazing, and bring some of the best features from other Twitter clients on the official iOS app.

When Twitter 4.3 hits the App Store will include the ability to view multiple types of content – images, video, etc. – from “partner websites” in a tweet. Just like the way you can view photos or videos on YouTube Instagram when you click on a tweet someone on the web interface, you can view the content to the application Twitter as well. There are also improvements to the way Twitter handles information came the main event. For some types of events will pastor Twitter tweets about it and show the user information that is most valuable and relevant. It also includes a significant update to the app handling push notifications, the ability to personalize trends, the ability to utilize the user’s avatar and taken to their profile, as well as other bug fixes not different and improved performance. It also includes support for the Hungarian language.

9to5Mac took some screencaps from the release notes. You can see them below. All in all, the update looks amazing. Remains so, though, if the new Twitter for iOS sufficient improvement to attract people away from their favorite Twitter client.

The internal routing, Chip will function as a mini "Internets"

Computer chips stopped getting faster. To continually increase computing power chips’ at a level that we are used to, chip manufacturers will even give them extra “cores,” or processing units. Today, a typical chip may have six or eight cores, all communicating with each other through a package of cable, called the bus. However, by bus, only a couple of core talk at a time, which would be a severe limitation on the chips with hundreds or even thousands of cores, an electrical engineer many see as The future of computing.

Wants Li-Shiuan Peh, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, to communicate the core in the same way a computer connected to the Internet to do: “. Package “The bundling of information they send core router each with its own, Which sends the packet to be one of several paths, depending on network conditions overall.

In principle, multicore chips are faster than single-core chip because they can share the computing tasks and run on multiple cores simultaneously. Core working on the same task over to share data, but to date, the number of cores on a commercial chip has a low enough of a communication bus is able to handle the extra load. That changed, however: “The bus reached the border,” said Peh. “They use a size eight core.” The 10-core chip found in high-end servers tend to add a second bus, but this approach will not work for chips with hundreds of hundreds of cores.

For one thing, Peh said, “The bus took a lot of power, because they are trying to push the cable length to eight or 10 cores at the same time.” This kind of network Peh proposing, on the other hand, core Each communicates only four core near it. “Here, you’re driving a short segment of cable, allowing you to go lower voltage,” he explained.

In on-chip network, however, the data packets travel from one major to another must stop every router in between. In addition, if two packets arrive the router at the same time, one of them must be stored in memory while the other holds the router. Many engineers, Peh said, worried that the additional requirements would introduce considerable delay and computational complexity to offset the advantage of packet transfer. “The biggest problem, I think, is that the industry now, people do not know how to build these networks, because the bus has for decades,” said Peh.

Peh and his colleagues developed two strategies to overcome this problem. One of them is something they call “virtual past.” On the Internet, when a packet arrives at a router, check the router address information before deciding which way to send it. With a virtual pass, however, each router sends the signal to the front face, so it can be preset to switch, accelerate the package without further calculations. In the group of test chip, Peh said virtual pass allowed close approach to the maximum data transmission rate predicted by theoretical studies.

Another approach is something called a low signal swing. Digital data consisting of ones and zeros, are transmitted through communication channels as high and low voltage. Of Sunghyun Park, a PhD student advised by both Peh and Anantha Chandrakasan, an F. Joseph and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering, developed a circuit that reduces the voltage swing between high and low of a volt to 300 millivolts. With the combination of the signal passing through the virtual and low-swing, chip test the researchers’ energy consumption is 38 percent lower than the previous test chip packet-switched. The researchers have work to do, said Peh, before Chip test power consumption as they got close to the theoretical limit of the rate of data transmission is not. But, he added, “if we compare it to the bus, we get an order of magnitude savings.”