Project Shield is an initiative to use Google’s infrastructure to protect free expression online. The service currently combines Google’s DDoS mitigation technologies and Page Speed Service (PSS), which allow websites to serve their content through Google to be better protected from DDoS attacks.
Project Shield is currently invite-only, and seeking additional “trusted testers”. Organizations with sites serving media, elections and human rights related content are invited to apply using the form here.
Today, Dropbox has released a new public beta for Mac that contains some noteworthy new functionalities to speed up the process of adding files to your Dropbox account through the Finder, and particularly images.
My favorite one is an automatic screenshot sharing feature!
The framework is built with responsive layouts in mind and has styles for typography, grids, forms, buttons, tables and navigation.
Markup used is very simple and the whole framework is pretty lightweight (5.7KB minified and gzipped).
Also, it is modular and styles for each module can be used separately.
Draw, create, print and fold beautiful 3D figures with Foldify. You don’t need drawing skills, Foldify has tons of free content to create amazing, high quality figures!
Share your creations with other users, browse and like Figures from around the world! You can also print all figures you see online!
Each update will feature new features and further improvements, along with bunch of free content like more shapes and templates. First new features will include Photo Import, Color Eyedropper and Fill tools and few others. Foldify is 100% Indie app, created by 1 engineer and 2 designers.
A technological breakthrough
Created in 2010, DisplAir offers a true breakthrough in image display and natural interface technology. The DisplAir device projects images onto an ‘air screen’ that can be seen, heard, smelled and touched. Images can be easily configured through touching the images, allowing objects to be moved or played with, and even enabling drawing and virtual modeling.
Bringing magic to users
By providing users with a truly magical experience, DisplAir sets for itself the goal of enhancing brand communications, cultural creation, event experience, interior and exterior design, gaming experience as well as a range of educational and medical activities.
Born in Russia, growing globally
DisplAir is a resident of two of Russia’s leading tech hubs – Skolkovo and Kazan’s IT Park. The company cooperates with leading international tech players and brands as well as with a range of organizations in related fields.
Corporate social responsibility
A totally safe technology, DisplAir is energy efficient and causes no harm to the environment. The startup’s social responsibility has been demonstrated by its support of children’s sports and knowledge sharing through presentations and lectures as well as free training courses on physics and software.
The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) has met to issue a draft international standard of a new video-compression format that is twice as efficient as current standards.
The meeting, held in Stockholm July 16-20, gathered almost 450 people from 26 countries representing the telecoms, computer, TV and consumer electronics industries to approve and issue a draft standard for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). This format will enable compression levels roughly twice as high as the current H.264/AVC standard.
Among the most interesting aspects to this new IDE project is that:
It’s Adobe Systems Inc.
It’s 100% Open Source
It’s being developed in entirely the open, a new approach by Adobe and means everyone is invited to join the team (and release party)
Brackets is still in the oven and needs to bake a little longer before it’s a full-featured code editor. The milestone builds available on GitHub are there for contributors and those special kind of crazy designers and developers who like to live on the edge. Performance, stability and features are all in flux. Use at your own risk.
However, if you like living on the bleeding edge, just view the wiki for info on how to download and run Brackets.
Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just… there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.
Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.
You can get started with 5GB of storage for free—that’s enough to store the high-res photos of your trip to the Mt. Everest, scanned copies of your grandparents’ love letters or a career’s worth of business proposals, and still have space for the novel you’re working on. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.