Month: April 2017

Facebook videos offline

India is a country where mobile internet is not yet as widely available and as cheap as in Western countries, so using it to watch movies on Facebook is not an option. Head of the portal understands this well, so it starts testing in this country a new feature that allows you to download to your device via Wi-Fi instead of mobile internet.

Facebook has decided to go to the people of India and will allow them to download videos available on the portal when connected to Wi-Fi. The portal is just starting a new feature test to test its functionality. The new feature allows you to download the videos available on the site through the official Facebook application so that you can view them later.

Of course, Facebook has appropriately secured a new anti-piracy option, so downloaded videos can only be viewed in the portal application, and developers have the ability to disable the download option if they find that they do not.…

IBM technology will streamline freight forwarding

Last year, IBM introduced an innovative blockchain system for merchants. Its concept allows you to trace the way your products are kept so that the source of the problem can be found immediately in case of any irregularities.

The system has so far been used by 400 companies, including American Walmart, and now its use has also been decided by Maersk Line, the world’s largest maritime forwarder.

The company explains that every single container shipped from East Africa to Europe requires seals and signatures from more than 30 people. Once you reach the destination, you will need to do more than 200 different activities, and that means having to do a lot of paperwork, which obviously raises the cost of transportation.

Blockchain will reduce the amount of activity that has to be done so far. It is enough to upload a copy of the signed document to the network, and then every person involved in the process of its transportation will have access to it. In case of problems, you will not have to dig up a lot of papers, but you will know at what stage the irregularities have occurred.…