Friday, 26 August 2016

Facebook in Open Source AI Code Contest with Google

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Facebook and Google are two of the top web giants even a kids know of. Recently there seem to be competition between the two as Facebook struggles to stand shoulder to shoulder with Google in making open source Artificial Intelligence (AI) code available freely regularly and as early as possible. Doing this will allow innovative ideas that will that will improve the code from experts. According to Facebook, the aim is to fast track progress in the field of machine learning by motivating research. Both companies have invested in AI and this has gone a long way in encouraging AI programmers.


According to Quartz, yesterday, Facebook made an announcement that three of its AI software tools concerned with image recognition. The social network giant says that the technology could allow Facebook users search for photos based on what they depict, without relying on the tags others had assigned to the images. Facebook also claims it could be used to identify the nutritional value of food just by taking a picture of it. 

Programmers working in the area of image recognition will find it easy to integrate this powerful tools.On the software platform, pictures can easily be dissected into necessary component parts and labelled. 

The stage is set for a contest between Google and Facebook. It is believed that a good way to measure success on either side is through citations of academic papers published alongside research tilted towards this field. Talking about citations on research papers published by the companies in the past, Google may take the lead. For instance Facebook's "Memory Networks" published has 134 citations on Google Scholar. Google and Magic Leap's "Going Deeper with Convolutions" also published the same year has more than 1,400 citations. This has nothing to do with the fact Google owns the Scholar Platform.

Another good thing about making the code open source is that a new way of scoring programmers in terms of popularity and impact among peers is introduced. Just like what is observed in GitHub one can start to see how many people are interested and experimenting with a research organization's code. To have a popular repository of repository of code means that there are other contributors that find use in the work, and further the work by locating bugs and expanding functionality.

A citation might prove influence, but seeing someone else using your code shows objective worth. Francois Chollet, a Google engineer and the author of open source deep learning library Keras said "Researchers care a lot about the codebase itsef and the developer community around it, because they are the users who will need to dig into source code and modify it for experimental purposes". 


Unlike Google and Facebook, Apple is not so generous with code. The company only publishes code necessary for building software in their own domain. Machine learning language are rarely made public.

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Send, Receive, and Make Money Online through VoguePay

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There are many payment gateways for online transactions but not many offer a convenient and flexible way to sell products online, send, and receive money. VoguePay offers a fast, reliable, easy to integrate online transaction solution. It is a place to be for business tycoons, merchants and web developers that want to move their business forward. In this post I will explain why you should use VoguePay to send, receive, and make money. This payment gateway is becoming very popular as it makes it easy to send money to and from Africa. Vogue Web Solution uses strong security measures put in place by Geo Trust Incorporation, one of the best in terms of online security.

Secured Online Transfer of Funds: The hassles people encounter when they go to banks to send or receive money has led to more individuals embracing cashless policies. However, if one is not lucky to find a good service frustration can set in and some usually end up going back using traditional methods. You need to register at VoguePay for free and at no hidden cost. There is a lot to gain from this if you're looking for an online payment gateway for quick and reliable transfer of funds. Click here to get started. With VoguePay, sending, receiving and exchanging funds locally or globally has never been simpler.

Easy Integration: Web developers pay important role in e-commerce and as a result vogue has put in place plugins and tools these set of people always find very easy to integrate. It will be a big privilege for business men whose developers are yet to know about vogue if they introduce it to them. Business on using VoguePay can accept payments from anywhere around the world by using free and easy to install tools, plugins and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) on their online store. Click here to register for free now!

Affiliate Programs: This is an interesting offer from Vogue Web Solution I will not like you to miss. Once you registered on VoguePay and start using the service, you are entitled to the affiliate program where you receive commission on every transaction fee charged for the person you refer. This is how it actually works, when you apply for the affiliate program, you're given a link that contains your merchant ID. You are expected to copy and paste this link on your blog, website, social profiles (Facebook, twitter, and so on). If anyone get registered through your link, you'll start getting commission whenever that person performs any transaction. Developers stand a better chance of earning through this means as the affiliate codes made available to them help display banners that attract online surfers to click them. 

Register now @ VoguePay and move to the next level.
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Monday, 15 August 2016

5 Great Tips for Driving Organic Traffic to Your Site

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Search engines are major sources of traffic to sites that rank high in terms of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Google, bing and other major search engines are major players in driving organic traffic (search engine traffic) to a site. All site owners and bloggers are always happy when there is an upsurge of traffic to their website or blog. Either you are an hobbyist or you're making money with your site, you get encouraged to post more content if the number of people viewing your site increase from time to time. I am going to share 5 great tips that will help make your site show up in search results. These are tip I've tried myself and has been working for me. Though I may not be getting huge traffic yet but I've noticed a reasonable audience after working on my site SEO. I use to record 30 to 50 page views per day few months after I started this blog but after doing the stuffs am going to discuss with, I went from 150 - 200 page views per days. It continued to increase, sometimes I record 500 and yesterday almost a thousand page views. I know this is not going to stop as long a I continue to post.



Content Optimization: One of the major things that helps in SEO is quality content that is relevant to your blog niche. Avoid writing out-niche-contents and make sure the content of any post is closely linked to the title. The keywords of your post must reflect the title. This helps a lot as search engines pay attention to the title of posts a lot. The more words in your post title appear in the post content as keywords, the better the chances of that post appearing in search engines. When Content Management Systems like Blogger, WordPress and the rest are not used, developers should pay attention to the right use of HTML tags. For instance the H1 tag should be used for major headings of a post instead of just making the post bold and increasing font size. One last thing to put in mind is the fact that it pays to write quality, relevant content that are at least 500 words and avoid repeating words or phrases too many times.

Don't Try to Fool Search Engines: When writing content, put your audience first and think more of how the post will benefit them instead focusing on tricks intended to make search engines rank you higher. It is a well known fact that a website rank higher when other sites (especially the big ones) link to it. So what some bloggers and developers do it create bogus links to their sites all over the internet. Some even go as far as using the service of doorway sites to draw traffic and links to their site. This is not advisable and does not add anything good to your site's reputation. As a matter of fact, google can penalize you by blocking your site from their search results.

Internal and External Links: Internal links are links created by you to target some part of your site while external links point to other domains. Dexterous use of both will surely give your site an edge over other site in search results. It is good when external links from other sites link to your site as this increase your rank. When you link to other site, you contribute to increasing that site's rank. Use descriptive words for your internal and external links and make sure the internal links are more than your external links.

Let Search Engines Know About Your Site: You want to your site to appear when people use search strings relating to your niche right? Then you have to make the service in charge of that more aware of your site's existence. Since Google and Bing are the major search engines out there it best to verify with Google webmaster program and add Bing Webmaster tools to your site. 

Create a Sitemap: A site map lists are links available on your site. Creating it is easy and you can exclude some links you don't want to be listed. Sitemaps help search engines index your site faster and increase your sites relevance. Google XML Sitemaps are also great tools for installing sitemaps on your site.

These are basic SEO tips that can be of great use to startup and advanced bloggers. If you're adventurous and want to know more about SEO I advise you get yourself a copy of "SEO Step by step - The complete beginners to getting traffic from google" or better still The Seven Steps to SEO Success on Google.
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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Easiest Way to Download YouTube Videos

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YouTube, an online video service belonging to Google has been helping individuals and businesses to reach millions of people and promote themselves. It however seem to be impossible to download this YouTube videos for future viewing, especially for the non computer techies. The good news is that there is a way to get around this. Why would you want to download a YouTube apart from watching later? Of course to save you some data. When you watch a video you love over and over again online, then it tells on your data plan. Imagine watching a 150 megabyte video 10 times, that's a lot of data consumption. 

Now let's get down to business, it's time to reveal that YouTube trick you've been waiting for. To start with, visit www.youtube.com and look for that video of interest. Or you can just click a link to a favorite video you've bookmarked on your browser. 

This is how it actually work - Let's say the URL of the video of interest is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwBYFUoK07A. Go to your browser's address bar and change to https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=lwBYFUoK07A. What happens next? 


You're taken to another website that allow you to download. In fact you have different download options. For example you can download in any other format other than mp4. The download is also available in different quality depending on your preference. So try this trick and start downloading YouTube videos. Don't forget to always check back for more tricks.
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Alphabet Proposed Drone Delivery Service Takes a Step Closer to Actualisation

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Efforts on bringing Alphabet's proposed drone delivery service to realization is yielding result as the company recently got clearance to start testing drones in the United States. This is a major progress as the drones will start getting off the ground soon. The Google's parent company, founded by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin is now permitted to test-fly the little air machines in certain areas of the US.


 The announcement of the innovative idea was part of the US National Science Foundation plan to invest about 35 million dollars on unmanned flight research over the next five years. According to the White House, representative of government agencies will have access to information obtained during the test. This is so that answers can easily be provided to critical safety and human factors questions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) cargo delivery operations. The clearance was necessary because there was no provision for commercial use of drones for delivery service initially when the Federal Aviation Administration put up regulations for commercial use of drones.

Just as with Amazon's use of drones for delivering goods, comments from the public reveal that people are worried there may be more loss of jobs as the machines are bound to replace some delivery personnel if Alphabet succeed with its proposed system. The company on the other may get to spend less on payment of salaries as it record speedy and more efficient delivery. It also seems that more companies are planning to embrace the use of UAVs as Google also announces that it could start delivering packages by 2017. Amazon is also planning to start testing drone delivery services in the United Kingdom.
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