My Blog

WebTorrent technology will speed up your web pages

The eternal problem of companies operating on the Internet is the bandwidth of the link, which determines the functionality of their services. Nowadays, a central server is required, from which data is downloaded, and how many people can use it depends on the capacity of the link, which has its limitations. WebTorrent technology may, however, change that.

If we have a website on our site, we need to take care of the high speed links to the server hosting the files, as it depends on the number of visitors who can visit it, and also the speed of its operation. Meanwhile, the amount of data sent on the network grows from year to year, so links are easily clogged, which results in less comfortable use of such a site.

This problem can be remedied by the WebTorrent technology developed by Ferossa Aboukhadijeha, a Stanford University student who combined the Bittorent model with the standard browser. Instead of a central server hosting all the files delivered to the visitors, the visitor downloads a fragment of it. Users are not connected to only one server, but a whole network of computers belonging to different people, which greatly accelerates the operation of such a site, and no longer has a problem with heavy load on the site.

WebTorrent technology can be very useful especially for companies that stream large amounts of data, such as Netflix. In their case peak hours cause heavy strain on the lines and decrease in the quality of services provided. With WebTorrent, there is no such problem, as the file is being downloaded simultaneously from a large number of sources, and the service works the faster, the more people are connected to it.…

My Blog

Apple accused of illegal distribution of the film

Apple is not in China easy life, because at any moment the market may be closed for him because of an official’s view. And this is not a very unlikely scenario, as another example is the lawsuit against the American giant, accused this time of illegal distribution of the film.

China is the second largest market for Apple products, so the American concern has to work there with extreme caution so as not to harm some unintended movement. Still, the company does not have an easy life there, because some time ago the government-run State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television Authority, blocking early access to the iBook Store and iTunes, It was decided that they hurt local businesses.

Now the same body is demanding compensation from Apple for $ 7,500 for allegedly illegal distribution of one of the Chinese films. As a result of the alleged operation of the concern, its distributor has suffered enormous losses and is now demanding to cover them.

It is a 1994 patriotic film titled “Xuebo Dixiao”, which tells the story of a Chinese doctor wishing to open his own hospital, but in the pursuit of this goal disturb the Japanese army. Although the picture has long been available online for free, however, the agency believes that Apple has infringed distribution laws and is trying to justify it in a very twisted manner.

Now in the App Store is available the Youku HD application, which provides access to Yoku, the Chinese equivalent of YouTube, one of the largest sites of this type in China. The video was posted there, and since the app available at Apple Store is free to view, SAPPRFT believes that the Cupertino company is responsible for it and should be punished.…

My Blog

Cultured ZX Spectrum returns

Many today’s players probably did not even hear it, but the 1982 ZX Spectrum was one of the first home computers to provide very primitive entertainment. Now this iconic device returns as Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega is a new version of a popular computer more than 30 years ago. The device has been significantly reduced, working with modern television receivers, and its functionality has been reduced. In essence, they are limited to games only, because Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega is a kind of console that will install about a thousand titles ever released on the original ZX Spectrum.

The creators of Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega have just launched their campaign on the -zx-spectrum-vega # home platform Indiegogo, thus collecting funds to start production. This goes well, as the campaign started just yesterday, and has already accumulated 86,000 pounds (a total of £ 100,000), so it can be assumed that this week will manage to raise the required amount. Some of the money collected will be donated to charity for a children’s hospital.

Device designers have a fully functional prototype and are now just waiting for funds to start mass production. The finished product will go on sale in April next year. The first 1000 people who pays £ 100 will receive a special limited edition new device.

Thousands of games are quite a lot, though it is worth mentioning that there is only a small part of the production that was created on the ZX Spectrum, as there were over 24,000 total.…