The past few years have seen the rise of “context-aware” systems: technologies that can predict your intentions based on information about your environment. If you ask Google’s intelligent personal assistant, “How tall is that building?” it will use your phone’s GPS to see what buildings are near you and guess which building you are asking about. Or, if you add “pick up milk” to the Reminders app on your iPhone, you can choose to have the app remind you the next time you are within a block of a grocery store. Continue reading “In a Confusing World, Context is Key — A Times Intern Sets Out to Improve Search Results”
This table shows a list of our members that have set (some of) their references to Closed. A new reference distribution policy, effective January 1st, 2018 was adopted by the board in 2017. Crossref members can choose to set their references to ‘Open’, ‘Limited’, or ‘Closed’, per prefix. Here is the list of the members with Open references. Continue reading “Members with closed references”
We’ve all seen it. You open your web browser, head to your favorite site, and instead are met with an ominous message: “Your connection to this site is not secure,” followed by a warning that any information you enter could be stolen by unnamed attackers.
How could your favorite site betray you like this? Continue reading ““Just Do It.” Publishers Tackle the Painful Transition to HTTPS”
Whether you watch them on TV, listen to them on a podcast, or read about them in a magazine, you spend a lot of time wondering about the people who inspire you. Personally, I’ve always wanted to know if my favorite actor Will Ferrell can really play the drums. Now in the U.S., you can find answers to questions about notable people on mobile Search, and they’re coming directly from the source.
When you search for your favorite personalities, whether they’re rising stars or well-known celebs, their answers will appear in the form of selfie-style videos with a uniquely personal, authentic and delightful touch.
PIDs’R’Us and if they’re you, too, please join us for the second PIDapalooza, in Girona, Spain on January 23-24, for a two-day celebration of persistent identifiers.
Together, we will achieve the incredible – make a meeting about persistent identifiers and networked research fun! Brought to you by California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCID, this year’s sessions are organized around eight themes:
- PID myths
- Achieving persistence
- PIDs for emerging uses
- Legacy PIDs
- Bridging worlds
- PID stories
- Kinds of persistence
Next year is going to be big for Chrome, if you believe everything Google has announced so far: going to war against low-quality ads, autoplaying content with sound, and unwanted redirects. The company today added a smaller, but still significant, initiative to its to-do list: reducing Chrome crashes caused by third-party software on Windows.
Amazon Web Services today unveiled DeepLens, a wireless video camera made for the quick deployment of deep learning. The camera will cost $249 and is scheduled to ship for customers in the United States in April 2018.
DeepLens comes pre-loaded with AWS Greengrass for local computation and can operate with SageMaker, a new service to simplify the deployment of AI models, as well as popular open source AI services such as TensorFlow from Google and Caffe2 from Facebook, according to an AWS blog. Continue reading “Amazon unveils DeepLens, a $249 camera for deep learning”
We wrote this summer about our move to React and GraphQL at The New York Times. At the time, we were using Relay, Facebook’s open source GraphQL client. We recently shipped a refactor of our app to production using another GraphQL client: Apollo. Continue reading “The New York Times — Now On Apollo”
Crossref introduces new Metadata APIs ‘Plus’ service offering new features and richer metadata
Machine access to millions of records about research outputs is now even easier
During its Annual Meeting, LIVE17, in Singapore today, Crossref announced a new paid-for service from January 2018 for machine access to metadata along with guaranteed uptime and priority support, with notifications of new matching records and ‘snapshot’ downloads to be added in the first quarter. Continue reading “New Metadata Plus service launching”
Researchers are adopting new tools that create consistency and shareability in their experimental methods. Increasingly, these are viewed as key components in driving reproducibility and replicability. They provide transparency in reporting key methodological and analytical information. They are also used for sharing the artifacts which make up a processing trail for the results: data, material, analytical code, and related software on which the conclusions of the paper rely. Where expert feedback was also shared, such reviews further enrich this record. We capture these ideas and build on the notion of the “article nexus” blogpost with a new variation: “the research nexus.” Continue reading “The research nexus – better research through better metadata”
Part Two: Our Live Streaming Platform
This is the second post in a series about the progress and achievements of our video delivery platform. It will focus on detailing the problems we solved on our live video streaming platform. Our first post was Part One: Our On-Demand Video Platform. Continue reading “Improving Our Video Experience”
Authentication technologies have come a long way from IP recognition and EZ Proxy but most services have not addressed the poor user experience associated with off-campus access, particularly on mobile and tablet devices. In 2017 the conversation around streamlining remote access has moved on from talk to real solutions.
Part One: Our On-Demand Video Platform
This is the first post in a series about the progress and achievements of our video delivery platform. We’ll start with detailing what has changed since the launch of the microservices we implemented for encoding and publishing our on-demand videos. If you want to know more about this project, please read this post. Continue reading “Improving Our Video Experience”
Today we are announcing an experiment in secure communication, and launching an alternative way for people to access our site: we are making the nytimes.com website available as a Tor Onion Service. Continue reading “The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service”
When Chinese doctors were unable to reliably access its UK web services, the medical publisher had to rethink its strategy, says CDO Sharon Cooper. Read full article on Computing