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Everything Google I/O 2014

Google began the announcement the same way it does every year – by talking about Android’s growth over the past year. Senior Vice President at Google Sundar Pichai said Android now has more than 1 billion active users per month.Android OneGoogle kicked things off with the announcement of the Android Oneprogram to provide guidelines for a unified Android experience for those creating smartphones for the developing market. This allows Google to dictate the minimum hardware requirements for manufacturers around the world.The first devices will arrive in India brands like Micromax and Karbonn, starting at less than $100.➤ Google announces ‘Android One’ standard for affordable devices, arriving first in India at under $100L Developer PreviewAndroid’s upcoming L release features a new cross platform UI called Material Design, which offers app developers more precise tools to make customized typography, grid and color changes. Material Design also allows designers to add smooth animations at…

Shridharacharya: Solving Quadratic equations in the 9th Century.

SridharAcharya (c. 870, India – c. 930 India) was an Indianmathematician, Sanskrit pundit andphilosopher. He was born in Bhurishresti (Bhurisristi or Bhurshut) village in South Radha (at present Hughli) in the 10th Century AD.He was known for two treatises: Trisatika(sometimes called the Patiganitasara) and thePatiganita. His major work Patiganitasara was named Trisatika because it was written in three hundred slokas. The book discusses counting of numbers, measures, natural number, multiplication, division, zero, squares, cubes, fraction, rule of three, interest-calculation, joint business or partnership and mensuration.He was one of the first to give a formula for solving quadratic equations.He found the formula :- (Multiply by 4a)
Proof of the Sridhar Acharya Formula,let us consider,Multipling both sides by 4a,Substracting  from both sides,Then adding  to both sides,We know that,

Amazon Fire Phone: Android, Dynamic Perspective, and Firefly.

TheFire Phone is Amazon’s first venture into smartphones. Jeff Bezos calls it the phone built for the Amazon Prime customer. At first blush, it looks like any other smartphone currently on the market, but it has a secret: the ability to track a user’s head.The Fire Phone rocks a 4.7-inch IPS screen and is equipped with a 13MP rear-facing camera with image stabilization and a f2.0 lens. Inside is a quad-core 2.2GHz chip, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM — not enough to stand tall against the latest Android flagships but enough horsepower to provide a good experience.The Fire Phone packs a new feature called Firefly that can detect, through the camera, phone numbers, movies, books, games, CDs and food. It allows Fire Phone owners to buy things instantly that are found in the world. It’s Amazon’s version of Flow and undoubtedly a big marketing hook for Amazon.

Poetica: Free Collaborative Document editing

Now there’s Poetica. It’s really nice.Created by a team of programmers and designers, Anna Maybank, Blaine Cook, and James Weiner, the program is surprisingly elegant… at first. You type into a blank window (or you import files) and then share the documents with friends via email or a public link. Friends come in and edit your document using standard editing marks familiar to those who grew up in the 20th century. The screen becomes overrun by comments, arrows, and text changes You can then edit, accept, or reject changes. Because it’s free and web-based you don’t have to give away much of your privacy or money (looking at you, Google Docs and Word) and the whimsical editing tools are more geared to commenting on text than simply changing it.

Website Performance Optimization

Have you ever wondered how a browser converts HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into actual pixels on your screen—a sequence of steps known as the Critical Rendering Path? And, more importantly, how you can optimize your resources so that your web pages render faster on mobile? Well, you can now learn all about that in our new online Udacity course “Website Performance Optimization: Critical Rendering Path”.