Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Internet, Web & Graphic Design News

Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent—or alternatively, image quality can be significantly improved while keeping file size constant. Importantly, and unlike some of its other efforts in image compression (WebP, WebM), Google’s new JPEGs are completely compatible with existing browsers, devices, photo editing apps, and the JPEG standard.

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How to Disable All Ads in Windows 10

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Internet, Tips & Tricks

Windows 10 may have been a free upgrade, however, it comes with ads pushed to the system using different avenues (even if you’ve upgraded for a fee, sadly). These ads appear at various places including Start menu, Action Center, Cortana as well as on the lock screen. These ads coax you to buy apps and services that you may or may not need.

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It’s not just you: Massive internet outage is sweeping the East Coast

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Internet, Technology

If it seems like your internet browsing is hitting more walls than possible today, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not your computer. A massive Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage is striking down lots and lots of web pages, leading to huge hiccups on a number of domains. Amazon is reporting the issue on its AWS dashboard, citing “Increased Error Rates,” which is a fancy way of saying that something is seriously broken.

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