Graphics card for entire internetArticle
A new application programming that would serve as a graphic card for the entire web – this and more in this week’s Regalix RoundupA new application programming that would serve as a graphic card for the entire web – this and more in this week’s Regalix RoundupA new application programming that would serve as a graphic card for the entire web – this and more in this week’s Regalix Roundup
Ex-YouTube Man Builds Graphics Card for Entire Internet
Chris Zacharias, a former Google employee, has developed an application programming interface, imgix that would serve as a graphic card for the entire web. If while building a website one plugs the code into the imgix service, imgix would deliver the appropriate photos to those who visit the site. Interestingly, imgix can even reformat or resize the images. This means if someone visits the site with an Apple iPad, the service can instantly reformat an image for the tablet’s “Retina” display. The aim is to build a service which can handle all sorts of image processing including videos, games and still images for virtually any website.
This technology gives a fillip to video and image marketing. Now that images can be delivered at lightning speed, marketers will find it easier to market their products on the fly. Content may soon be relegated to the second spot as a preferred marketing tactic.
Side-by-Side: Dual Column Task Manager
Torn between very important and important to-do lists? Here’s a new application, Side-by-Side, that can help you filter out items that don’t really qualify as to-do list items while still displaying everything you have to do in a single task list. This application draws the line between the tasks by pulling important calls into a separate column. It even integrates with other functions of your iOS device to help you keep up with your tasks and fire off calls directly from the app. Users who rely heavily on task manager apps might find this app handy.
NASA’s Grail Mission Solves Mystery of Moon’s Surface Gravity
The quest for an answer to moon’s uneven gravity is now over. NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has uncovered massive invisible regions on the moon’s surface that are responsible for this phenomenon. These regions, characterized by strong gravitational pull, lurk beneath the lunar surface and are invisible to the optical camera view. The gravity surplus region is surrounded by a ring of gravity deficit area. This pattern arises as a natural consequence of crater excavation, collapse and cooling following an impact. The increase in density and gravitational pull is caused by lunar material melted from the heat of a long-ago asteroid impact.