Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Top Web Development Trends of 2019

Top  Web Development Trends of 2019
1. Artificial intelligence
Computerized reasoning (AI) is the insight shown by machines to copy human knowledge and perform subjective capacities like the capacity to adapt, gather information, dissect data, comprehend feelings or take care of difficult issues. The requirement for AI-empowered correspondence, perform various tasks computerization, and examination arrangements will turn out to be progressively predominant this year. s the insight shown by machines to emulate human knowledge and perform subjective capacities like the capacity to adapt, gather information, break down data, comprehend feelings or tackle testing issues. The requirement for AI-empowered correspondence, perform multiple tasks robotization, and investigation arrangements will turn out to be increasingly common this year.
2. JavaScript
JavaScript is as yet the most mainstream language throughout the previous six years, and it keeps on creating as indicated by Stack Overflow 2018 report. The advancement of its systems, libraries, and structures for as far back as years demonstrated that it has parcels to offer in the market. No big surprise it's designer's best pick language for it gives a totally different affair of adaptability, test, and power.
3. Dynamic Web App
Dynamic Web Apps (or PWAs) are still piece of 2019 most smoking web patterns. These cutting edge web applications load like customary pages or sites yet have an abnormal state of usefulness. They can stack in a flash, paying little mind to the system state and program decision since they're worked with dynamic upgrade, a methodology for website composition that accentuates center page content first.
4. Single Page Application
Single-page application (SPA) is a web application dependent on Javascript which functions admirably among client gadgets. It supports execution, limit interferences because of page reloading and diminishes web advancement time by reacting to route activities without making a demand to get new HTML from the server side.
5. Versatile Friendly Website
Versatile amicable sites are sites that function admirably on cell phones. They use contact controls and can fit on little screens for fast route. Besides, they load quick because of their phenomenal highlights which decrease information passage.
6. Movement UI
With an incredible interest for intelligent website architecture, Motion UI will in any case be slanting this year for its dynamic designs, stunning liveliness and genuine effects on ease of use. It features the engineer's capacity to recount a visual story while conveying to the watcher utilizing an assortment of instruments and methods.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Intel Core i9 leak points to Intel's first new processor line in years

Let's be honest, Intel hasn't released anything particularly exciting in a long while now. It's the reason my primary desktop is still rocking an Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon processor released several years ago. Sure, I could scamper over to an X99 configuration, but at this point it makes more sense to see what Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X bring to the table. That remains to be seen, though if the latest rumor is to believed, at minimum we can expect new branding, at least for Skylake-X.

A forum member at AnandTech posted what is purported to be an internal slide outlining a new crop of Core i9 processors. The photo is blurry and low quality, of course, because for whatever reason every leaker in the world seems to own a Fisher Price camera and has an aversion to screenshots. But criticisms over the quality of the leak aside, it looks like Intel is readying a potent lineup.

If information is accurate, Intel's Kaby Lake-X processors will stick with Intel's Core i7 branding. There will be two chips in this tier, including:

Core i7-7740K: 4C/8T, 4.3GHz to 4.5GHz, 8MB cache, 112W, 16 PCIe lanes
Core i7-7640K: 4C/4T, 4GHz to 4.2GHz, 6MB cache, 112W, 16 PCIe lanes
The other four processors shown in the slide are all Skylake-X chips with Intel's new Core i9 branding. It's a sensible change, with Intel moving all new 6-core and higher processors to the new brand. The i9 parts consist of the following:

Core i9-7920X: 12C/24T, unknown clocks, 16.5MB cache, 140W, 44 PCIe lanes
Core i9-7900X: 10C/20T, 3.3GHz to 4.3GHz, 13.75MB cache, 140W, 44 PCIe lanes
Core i9-7820X: 8C/16T, 3.6GHz to 4.3GHz, 11MB cache, 140W, 28 PCIe lanes
Core i9-7800X: 6C/12T, 3.5GHz to 4GHz, 8.25MB cache, 140W, 28 PCIe lanes
The two middle SKUs will also feature Turbo Max support with both the Core i9-7920X and Core i9-7900X being able to hit 4.5GHz in some situations. None of the other processors leaked here list Turbo Max support, though it's possible the Core i9-7920X will, since no clockspeeds were provided.

All the Core i9 Skylake-X and Core i7 Kaby Lake-X CPUs will run on Intel's upcoming X99/LGA2066 platform. That includes support for quad-channel DDR4-2666 memory, according to the slide.

None of this is official, of course, but if the specs do end up being accurate, it is interesting that Intel will again slash the number of PCIe lanes on its lower end enthusiast processors. That could push power users to purchase a higher end part even if the additional physical cores and threads aren't needed. Meanwhile, it looks like AMD may take a different approach with its Ryzen 9 series for enthusiasts, all of which are rumored to offer 44 PCIe lanes.

In related news, Guru3D dug up some supposed benchmarks of the Core i9-7900X and Core i9-7920X. In UserBenchmark, the former scored 107 points in single-core performance and 1,467 points in multi-core performance, whereas the latter scored 130 points and 1,760 points, respectively. As a point of reference, Intel's Core i7-6950X scored 117 points in single-core performance and 1,526 points in multi-core performance.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Surface Laptop hands-on: Microsoft transforms the Surface Pro 4 into a mainstream laptop

Two things will immediately strike you about the new Surface Laptop: It’s amazingly light and sturdy, and it borrows a lot of its look and feel from Surface Pro 4.
Microsoft debuted two classes of devices for education at its event Tuesday morning: a number of third-party, rugged inexpensive clamshell devices for elementary and middle-school classrooms to compete with Chromebooks; and the Surface Laptop, designed for college students. We went hands-on with the latter after the event concluded.
Think of the Surface Laptop as Microsoft’s answer to the MacBook Air: pricey, thin, and with battery life that goes on and on and on. It’s not a Chromebook competitor, but a far more premium experience. It does, however, run the new Windows 10 S: essentially Windows 10, but limited to apps from the Windows Store. 
Microsoft Surface Laptop
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A nearly invisible hinge secures the dispay to the base. 
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, which will begin shipping June 15, starts at $999, and quickly goes up from there: the Core i5/4GB RAM/128GB SSD model is priced at $999, the Core i5/8GB RAM/256GB SSD is priced at $1,299, the Core i7/8GB RAM/256GB SSD is priced at $1,599, and the Intel Core i7/16GB RAM/512GB SSD is priced at a whopping $2,199.  But those prices don’t include a Surface Pen, or an even more optional accessory, the Surface Dial.
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The Laptop seems to recline a bit further than the Surface Book, which I’m in favor of.
Just open the Surface Laptop from a folded position (where it’s just 0.57 inches thick at its thickest point) to reveal the fantastic 4:3, 13.5-inch Surface display:  At a resolution of 2256x1504, with 201 PPI, it looks absolutely gorgeous—but that’s what we expect of a Surface display, right? 
Below that display lies the keyboard, which looks like it was lifted from the Surface Pro 4, and then infused with some additional backbone. It’s both strong and sturdy, allowing you to grasp and support the entire device from the bottom, with just your fingers holding one edge. The Surface Laptop weighs 2.76 pounds, about a half pound more than a Surface Pro 4 and its associated Type Keyboard. It also appears to recline slightly farther than a Surface Book, which is a step up in my book.
Microsoft Surface Laptop
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Both the keyboard and the trackpad feel like the Surface Pro 4.
Microsoft said the keyboard’s key travel is about 1.5mm, consistent with the SP4. The laptop uses the same Alcantara fabric as the Surface Pro 4’s Signature Type Cover, and the keys are about the same size, too. Like other Surfaces, the trackpad looks and feels fantastic.
At the back of the keyboard resides a pair of Dolby Pro-quality speakers. Traditionally, the speakers hide behind the display. But by placing them behind the keyboard, Microsoft freed up additional room behind the display for batteries: enough to deliver 14.5 hours of video playback, according to Microsoft. That’s simply amazing.
Microsoft Surface Laptop
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There’s a surprising lack of ports on the Surface Laptop.
If there’s anything about the Surface Laptop that will give you pause, it’s the port selection. On the left side you’ll find the Surface connector, a mini DisplayPort port, and a single USB 3.0 connector—no SD card slot, no USB-C output. Microsoft engineers said they had to make some tough decisions about what to exclude, including both of those features. Of course, using the same Surface connector allows Microsoft to maintain charger compatibility. 
I’m not a huge fan of the Alcantara fabric, and it remains to be seen how significant an omission the USB-C connector is. For folks who have already bought into the Surface ecosystem, these issues are probably minor.
So far, Microsoft hasn’t announced a cheaper Core m version of the Surface Laptop; I suspect that will arrive at some point to entice the student crowd who live off day-old pizza and beer, and not their parents’ credit card. Still, the Surface Laptop feels great in the hand, seems quick and responsive, and offers the Surface an important entry into the mainstream market. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Accenture: Preference for watching TV shows on televisions plummets from 52% to 23% as PCs take over

The percentage of people who prefer watching TV shows on televisions plummeted 55 percent from 52 percent to 23 percent in the past year, according a survey by Accenture.
Laptops and desktops have overtaken TVs as the preferred devices for watching TV shows, according to Accenture’s 2017 Digital Consumer Survey. That’s an astounding change in sentiment in just one year, and it reflects a years’-long trend toward digital “anytime, anywhere” viewing. Accenture released the survey at the start of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.

Above: TV show watching on TVs has plummeted.
Image Credit: Accenture
The global online survey of 26,000 consumers in 26 countries revealed that consumers increasingly prefer to watch TV shows on devices such as laptop and desktop personal computers and smartphones. More than four in 10 consumers (42 percent) said they would rather view TV shows on a laptop or desktop, up from 32 percent in last year’s survey. Thirteen percent said they prefer watching TV shows on their smartphones, compared with 10 percent last year.
The decline in TV viewing over the past year is part of a four-year trend. As recently as 2014, the survey revealed that nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of consumers preferred the TV set for viewing TV shows.

Above: Computers have overtaken TVs for watching TV shows.
Image Credit: Accenture
The most recent findings show that only one in five consumers (19 percent) now prefers to watch sports games on their TVs, down from 38 percent in the prior-year survey.
“The dominance of the TV set as the undisputed go-to entertainment device is ending,” said Gavin Mann, global managing director for Accenture’s broadcast business, in a statement. “While a great number of people still watch plenty of TV shows on TV sets, our research uncovers a rapid acceleration in their preference for viewing on other digital devices — especially laptops, desktops, and smartphones.”
In India, the trend was very sharp. The percentage of Indians who watch content on TVs dropped 78 percent — from 47 percent to 10 percent. In the U.S., the number fell 57 percent (from 59 percent to 25 percent), and in the U.K. it dropped 55 percent (from 56 percent to 25 percent).
“Driving this rapid shift in consumer preferences is the growing convenience, availability, and quality of more personalized and compelling content on laptop and desktop personal computers and smartphones,” Mann added. “The massive and accelerating push by communications and media companies to provide ubiquitous content — TV everywhere, including over-the-top — has empowered consumers to access high-quality content across multiple devices.”
While consumers increasingly prefer to watch TV shows on laptops and desktops, the smartphone is becoming the preferred device for watching short video clips. In the most recent survey, more than one-third (41 percent) of consumers said they would rather view these clips on their mobile handsets, a substantial increase from 28 percent last year.

Above: Smartphone viewing of TV shows is on the rise.
Image Credit: Accenture
Meanwhile, the number of consumers who said they would rather watch video clips on their laptops and desktops dropped slightly, from 47 percent to 44 percent over the last year, while the number who said they prefer to view these clips on their TV sets dropped even more, from 16 percent to only 5 percent.
The report recommends that media companies should respond by identifying new ways to engage consumers with more personalized video content across more types of screens. It also says media companies should use granular consumer data, segments, and predictive analytics to help anticipate consumer preferences and find content they desire. And it suggested that companies focus more on their target audiences to identify exactly what content their viewers want to receive.