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MP3 format turns 25


25 years ago, in July 1995, representatives of the German Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Fraunhofer-Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen, abbreviated as Fraunhofer IIS, FIIS) made an important decision: to use the .mp3 extension to denote a new data encoding standard. The date of this event is considered to be the birthday of MP3. The format was created for transferring audio files over slow communication networks, originally telephone. There were other standards in 1995, but...

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Ideas and tips for producing employee merch


For almost a year we created a concept, looked for production, tested things and figured out how to solve problems with printing, deliveries, typos in the finished batch, etc. We collected tips, contacts and important points for those who are planning to launch merch in their company. Even if it's just corporate T-shirts. Read more...

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Coronavirus: the first results of the pandemic and quarantine


The Economist: Tens of millions of surgeries have been postponed due to the pandemic in the whole world. Hospitals will take a few months to cope with the accumulated backlog. National health service England (NHS) believes it has postponed more than two million scheduled operations, releasing 12 000 beds for patients with COVID-19.The Hill: national Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases of the United States claims that because of the quarantine for almost half of the 650,000 American...

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Ferry, ferry! Left bank, right bank ... or thoughts out loud about Yandex.Telemost


In general, I will express my unnecessary opinion on what is happening with Yandex.Disk in recent days. And it seems to me that one might get the impression, especially after reading this article, that I am in the ranks of the so-called "haters" of the company, but this is not at all true. I even regularly pay three kopecks every month from my pocket for a PLUS subscription, although I don't actually use it. It is quite obvious that such titan companies as Yandex, Sberbank and Mail Ru Group...

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Cloud gaming in Russia and the CIS: research by GFN.RU


Video games have long occupied a prominent place in the list of entertainment of a modern audience. However, it is necessary to run the game power is only growing — and, therefore, the technique requires frequent updates that can not afford anyone to play a particular game. Then comes to the aid of cloud gaming. Thanks to services like Sony's PlayStation Now, Google Stadia and GeForce NOW, more modern slot titles becomes available to the average PC user and mobile devices. The sector is...

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How to make a search on documents accumulated over almost 100 years. Experience of NPO Energomash and ABBYY


Many people know that ABBYY is engaged in processing and retrieving data from different documents. But our products have other interesting possibilities. In particular, by using ABBYY Intelligent Search you can quickly and conveniently search for information on the meaning of the electronic documents from enterprise systems. That is already used by large Russian companies, for example, a manufacturer of rocket engines of JSC "NPO Energomash". Long-term practice shows that the time-space engines...

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