Cloud the Google results for Mianna Saveliev | 17.06.2019
For developers, new features and a little about supercomputers.
Safety is always important
In may on phones running Android 7.0+ (Nougat) there are built-in keys security type FIDO. This is the industry standard, which allows for additional verification step.
Therefore, the user can use their device as the primary tool of two-phase identification to sign in to your account.
Add a little supercomputers
Or a lot. Scalable cloud-based supercomputers are now publicly available in beta. Google has created a special silicon chips Tensor Processing Units (TPU), which will provide fast
application development ML and accelerate their unfolding. The multi-wheel supercomputers are called Cloud TPU Pods and they can run their workloads ML in a matter of minutes or hours instead of days
weeks in other systems. TPU is a fully programmable, this means that, for example, Cloud TPU v3 Pod can train ResNet-50 with zero in the dataset ImageNet (two minutes) or BERT
(over 76 minutes). One Cloud TPU module can contain more than 1,000 individual chips TPU, which are connected by a two-dimensional toroidal mesh network. You can also use small sections of modules
Cloud TPU, called “slices”.
“Links and not keys”
The most common way of interaction between the developers API is a key database or a proxy for them in the fields of objects. However, at least for
the web API, this approach has several disadvantages compared to an alternative web link.
The most famous web links, of course, are those that appear on the web pages HTML, but they can also appear in the resources API, and using them instead of foreign keys is much
reduces the amount of information that must be separately documented by the provider API, and be studied by the user.
At the end of the month popular blog of Google was an article about a new way to design an API that is simpler and requires less documentation for developers and software. It
in practice, it is shown how the use of an external API keys, due to disadvantages compared to the reference and shows how to transform this design into one that uses
Dark mode and taking care of privacy
Google Calendar got a dark mode. It is useful in low light conditions and for those who checks the schedule for the next day closer to the night. Whether it will be enabled by default, it is
depends on the Android version and settings.
It was also announced about the launch of a confidential mode Gmail. Since June 25, it will be enabled by default for all domains with Gmail, if you don’t intentionally disable it in the settings. Mode
allows the sender to establish the date of expiry of validity of the letter and to withdraw the previously sent message. For viewing may require additional authentication that will allow
to protect data in case of a break-in. In addition, in the confidential mode, the recipients do not have the ability to forward, copy, print or download your content or attachments.
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