As the firm looks to provide a wider range of financial services, including cryptocurrencies, Google has hired veteran PayPal CEO Arnold Goldberg to manage its payments division.
Google’s action comes after years of debating whether or not to invest directly in the embryonic blockchain technology. Twitter’s investment in crypto infrastructure, as well as Facebook’s efforts into the metaverse, look to be catching up to the internet giant.
Also Google hired a new “Founding Leader” for blockchain project, Venkataraman.
According to his LinkedIn page, Venkataraman, who has worked for Google for more than 18 years, brings more than 25 years of experience as a software engineer with firms such as IBM, as well as more than 10 years in paid advertising for the internet giant, to the table.
If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he’ll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.
— Jamie Zawinski.
DNS or Domain Name System sometimes called the phonebook of the internet is one way for us to easily access our favorite website, it translates and redirect human readable domain names (e.g. yahoo.com, google.com) to their respective IP address. Finding the good DNS provider is vital in accessing information that is sometimes censored by our government, ISP and the likes. This are my top three good DNS (Domain Name System) providers that are really fast, secure and reliable that can be use in Southeast Asia.
Cloudflare Public DNS (IPv4)
Cloudflare Public DNS (IPv6)
So why Cloudflare1? Choose Cloudflare if you want less than <1ms of domain name resolution. Seriously, they have the fastest name resolution on the internet.
Google Public DNS (IPv4)
Google Public DNS (IPv6)
So why Google2? You will use this if you need an old but still good reliable DNS server. Its been used as a primary name resolution on big companies as well as local workstation. Its much more better than your ISP (Internet Service Provider) provided DNS.
Yandex DNS (IPv4)
Yandex DNS (IPv6)
So why Yandex3? You’ll choose this if you’re a webmaster due to super fast name resolution propagation. This is the fastest DNS for name resolution propagation, on which ever region you are currently.
These three are mostly corporate but they do provide fast speed TLD name resolution. And if you really still feel they can be manipulated, feel free to enable DNSSEC. For example on CloudFlare, a single domain would resolve at less than <1ms.
So guys, what are your top DNS providers?
Cloudflare, Inc. is an American web-infrastructure and website-security company, providing content-delivery-network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security, and distributed domain-name-server services. Wikipedia↩︎
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, and Facebook. Wikipedia↩︎
Yandex is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services. ↩︎
When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!
Have you ever dream of building your own app, but think its too hard. Why don’t you try flutter…
First of all you need flutter, just follow the steps below in order to run install it.
Building Hello World
First we will install flutter, depending on your operating system you could find the details on how to install flutter here. On arch Linux you could find it on AUR repository.
After installing the flutter package. Run flutter doctor to check for any dependency error.
And now we begin, to start a flutter project you need to type in flutter create <project-name>. For example I’m building a hello world project named stocks.
flutter create stocks
The command will create a directory named stocks which contains minimal running app template. What we do first is open the file lib/main.dart using your favorite text editor and rename the app title Flutter Demo to Hello World. Then remove the whole Scaffold block as we will create our own scaffold. After the changes your _MyHomePageState class would look like this.
Clean up the unused functions and variable like _counter and _incrementCounter. If your editor has integrated linter and dart analyzer it would complain regarding unused variable. Once cleanup’s done, implement now a centered hello world text by adding body to the scaffold.
Now run your code using the command flutter run. If a device’s connected it will show an app displaying a centered hello world. You could also use an emulator by running flutter launch before running flutter run.
So what’s next?
Now after everything’s done, we will continue building our stocks monitor app on the next chapter. Stay tuned. Hit like if you like, subs if you love and as always live life.