Firefox File Sharing: An amazing service you should know about

  • Are you a Gmail or other email user who has been having trouble with sending a large attachments?
  • Are you running low on your cloud storage but still need to send large files over online?
  • Are you worried about your file privacy?

There is a good news for you.

Mozilla Corporation, maker of the popular web browser, Firefox, is now officially introducing Firefox Send, a simple and private file sharing service. Firefox Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private, and make sure your stuffs doesn’t stay online forever.

Some of you may think, we can use Google Drive to send large attachments. So what is the new with Firefox?

Well, the issue is; after 25 MB your Gmail can’t encrypt your file. Another good reason is; each time you are sending or receiving an attachment, it eats up your free cloud storage space. With Firefox Send you don’t need to worry about your cloud storage.

Other amazing features of Firefox Send are:

  1. You can protect your file with password.
  2. Files are end-to-end encrypted which means neither Firefox, nor any other intruder can read what you are sending. In Gmail and other regular email service, they can read what you are sending. So, Firefox send is much more private than other services.
  3. You can determine how long the file will stay online; 5 minute, or 1 hour, or 1 day, or 1 week, or 1 download or 100 downloads. After that FireFox will automatically delete your file. So, you don’t need to worry about if your file is staying online.

Enjoy FireFox Send.
(Click Here: Firefox Send)

Dare to do experiments !

To some people, life is always a journey of doing crazy things. They take it as a challenge, they enjoy it as an adventure.

Let me tell you a story. This story is about a radio repairing shop just after World War 2. In 1945, they started their operation from the third floor of a damaged department store. Initially, radio repairing was their main job. But soon it came up with experimenting their own product. It was a device to cook rice.

The interesting thing is – they could sell less than 100 unit and most of them were taken back because that rice cooker burned rice rather than cooking.

In 1979, they came up with another idea – listening music on the go. Before launching the product they conducted a survey on the consumers – how it would be if they can enjoy music while walking? Most of the customers rejected the idea. The exclaimed – whoa, listening music requires an environment! It requires an arrangement, a peaceful place at least. Listening music while walking on the road is a stupid idea to think.

But, the founders of this company decided to do an experiment. They launched a portable music device with a headphone letting consumers listening music on the go. They expected to sell less than 5000 units a month.

But the interesting thing is – it smashed all expectations by shifting more than 50,000 in the first two. And, it brought a revolution in the music industry.

Today you are enjoying music may be with your smart phone, or may be with your iPod. But the history started in 1979.

 

 

Yeah, the name of the company is Sony Corporation. I’m talking about Sony Walkman TPS-L2. The mastermind behind this company is Akio Morita, a man who kept doing experiments. Because –

 

If you have never failed, you have never tried anything new.

 

Do you have a crazy idea?

Then, do an experiment. You may fail or you may succeed. No matter the whatever the outcome is – keep experimenting!

Machine Learning: New horizon for Chronic Disease Management [Part 1]

The combination of technology and analytics is bringing new horizon in health industry by cutting cost, reducing unnecessary hospitalization and also improving the health condition of patients. Chronic diseases like – diabetes, heart disease, renal disease and others could save billions of dollars by preventing unnecessary hospitalization.

A study conducted at the Boston Medical Center, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and other hospitals in that area have found -due to diabetes or heart diseases, researchers could predict hospitalization almost a year in advance at as much as 82% accuracy rate. This prediction is vital for the care provider and the patient in order to intervene much earlier before it is too late.

Method

The listed hospitals actually provide anonymized health data (EHRs) which contains individual patient information regarding patient demographics, admission in the hospital, diagnoses, lab result, prescribed medication, vital signs, and procedures. Based on the data, researchers apply their algorithm in order to predict who might have to be hospitalized. The outcome is amazing. Based on the result found, hospitals get the opportunity to intervene the disease, take proactive measures to avoid costly hospitalization and most importantly improve patients’ health condition.

In the next article, the systematic tools, procedures, and other issues will be discussed.

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