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Many houses kept the old audio equipment from tube radios the size of a small chest of drawers and portable transistors to the boomboxes of the nineties. At times it is just "furniture" — these days records, of needle, bobbin and simply audio tapes were a rarity. on October 30, the date on Yandex.Station Mini, we have conducted the action proposed to exchange obsolete or unnecessary audio device on our smart column with voice control. In Station Mini lives Alice. It not only includes music and the radio and tells the children stories, but also gets alarm clock, reminiscent of the cases reported about the weather and traffic and controls your smart home — what will agree, it is difficult to expect from grandmother's gramophone. We have reserved for stock...

Last year we released the app "national map" with anyone the driver can improve Yandex.Card. No special knowledge is needed — just dock the smartphone on the windshield, start the app and drive on the usual route. Application every one to two seconds makes a picture of the road, and at the end of the trip sends the pictures in Yandex. The footage shows road signs, markings, Parking lots, and house numbers — we extract this information and add it to the Cards to make them more accurate. the photos from the app is loaded only on the National map, where they worked as cartographers. But soon it became clear that the photos are useful not only to creators but also to other drivers who drive on this route. So from now on, photos are available in the usual...

Every day about half a million people start the application Yandex.Cards to build in this route. They have different goals: some want to know how to get to an unfamiliar place, others seek to avoid traffic jams, and the third you just need to check how faster — by car or by public transport. Today we updated mobile Maps. Now the app not only offers different options for routes, and allows to compare them with each other — on time and approximate cost of the trip. You can find out the sooner I can get to work: by car, bus or bike. Or to check how the price differs a Taxi and Drive, if these services are in your city. In large cities public transport is often the fastest way to move. Therefore, in the new mobile transport Maps in a separate Chapter. The app...

Last week in the courtyard of the headquarters of Yandex in Moscow there was an unusual robot: something like the lunar Rover, on six wheels, about two feet in height. We named the robot Yandex.Rover in honor of the self-propelled space vehicles that explore the surface of celestial bodies. Yandex.The Rover is a robot for transporting small cargoes. Testing the Rover has only just begun. His first task was the transportation of documents and small packages to be delivered from the headquarters on the street of Leo Tolstoy in another Moscow office of Yandex. Rover picks up the goods from the office and drove to a point where it stops running between two offices of the van. the Goods are placed in a compartment inside the case. The Rover is equipped with a...

We released the tablet version of Yandex.Launcher — free shell for Android devices, developed in Yandex. The launcher will come in handy if you, for whatever reasons, do not like the native interface of your tablet — or you just love the hard to configure the device. In Launcher is customizable, everything from the animations when switching from screen to screen to the shape of the icons. You can pick the theme — dark or light, or create your own: though white and green, though blue and pink. Wallpaper options more than a hundred, they are grouped into themes: there are seals, and space. Wallpaper can change every day, or not change at all — all you want. the Launcher — the story is not only about beauty, but about usability. There are a lot of thoughtful...

We opened the reception of applications for competition of scientific prize named after Ilya Segalovich. The prize will be awarded for the second time — the first presentation took place this spring. We established the award to support young scientists and their mentors who are engaged in research that is relevant to Yandex fields of computer science. The award amount for undergraduate and graduate students is 350 thousand rubles, and for supervisors to 700 thousand rubles. For the award can apply students, graduate students and academic supervisors from universities of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. To enter the number of applicants, you have until January 13, 2020 to submit an application on the awards website and tell her about his scientific activities...

Today we showed the Station Mini, new smart column with a voice assistant Alice. It will fit in any corner of the apartment and will replace several devices from the remote to the alarm. Station Mini not only includes music, but also knows how to turn itself into a musical instrument. To manage a column as a voice and new way — gestures. Station Mini is a compact smart column under the control of Alice, developed at Yandex. Due to the small dimensions it can be placed anywhere: on a table in the living room, on a shelf in the kitchen, on the nightstand in the bedroom, on the dresser in the nursery. It is available in two colors, black and white, and will fit into any interior. Column substitutes a few devices. It can be an alarm clock radio, Bluetooth...

In the Summer of 2022 in Saint-Petersburg will host the international Congress of mathematicians, or ICM. This is the largest and most famous conference of mathematicians, which is held from the end of XIX century. The Congress meets every four years and coming scientists from around the world. At the opening ceremony of ICM international mathematical Union announces the names of new winners of four prestigious awards in mathematics, including the subject, the fields medal prize. It is awarded in 1936, and it is sometimes called the "mathematical Nobel prize". , Russia will host the Congress for the first time. Before ICM once took place in the USSR, in 1966. Russian mathematical school is considered to be one of the strongest in the world — is enough to...

We made the game for travelers and scholars — it is necessary to guess the country on pictures uploaded by the users on Yandex.Card. If you have deja vu, it's because in the spring we did a similar game, only about the Russian city. Our colleagues already had time to play the new version, saying that it was easier and more interesting. To distinguish Italy from Iceland's still easier than Kursk Voronezh. As in the game of city guessing the countries you will compete Alice. To compete with the people, by the way, is also possible: on the last screen there is a button "challenge friends". the last time we have talked about how Alice finds out city. With countries it is exactly the same. In short, we took pictures with Yandex.Cards and divided them into two...

We have opened registration for this year's second championship in programming. In the first championship, which Yandex held in late spring, competed more than nine thousand people. If you were among the participants and you are not lucky, you can try your hand again — maybe now everything will be better. In the qualifying round can compete in several disciplines — for example, in machine learning and mobile development. The final will have to choose one or the other. the championship will be held in four disciplines. This is machine learning, frontend, backend and mobile development. The peculiarity of the competition is that it's all in the life. Tasks that offer participants, are very similar to those who each day decide the programmers of Yandex. In...

The school year has Begun, and so Yandex.The Lyceum is gaining new students. We invite you to a free students classes 8th and 9th grades who want to learn to program in Python. No special knowledge is required — just the interest in mathematics and information technology. What can graduates Yandex.Lyceum? Boys who have completed Yandex.Lyceum — about their projects In the two years the students learn Python from zero to a level sufficient for starting a career programmer. But in high school it makes sense to enter not only those who want to become a developer. Now the ability to program popular in any field, from medicine to archaeology, and in the near future it will become part of basic literacy as the ability to read or write. This fall, Yandex.Lyceum...

People don't always remember the names of the movies that they watched. But the memory stuck firmly any detail related to this movie: for example, an unexpected plot twist, or another vivid scene or the name of the lead actor. The first thing that comes to mind when I wanted to remember the name. Therefore, the search for Yandex every day responding to queries like [the film in which space and McConaughey], [series where anything is unclear and there is a Corgi] or [the film where the man lived many men]. Such queries can tell a lot about how people perceive the movies: what characters, actions, and atmosphere characteristic of films from different countries and genres, what exactly remember specific characters — men and boys, gods and demons, cops and...

Now on the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan more than twelve thousand vehicles Yandex.Drive. Almost all the cars available in the application, tucked the fuel tank enough to reach any point within the zone of completion of the lease, even if it is the other end of the city. In this post we will explain how the Drive runs the car. In the car-sharing there are two approaches to refueling vehicles. The first approach assumes that refilling a responsible user. If warning light is on, you need to drive to the gas station and refill the fuel. To complete the rental with an empty tank it is impossible: for it can be fined. This approach is useful to carsharing, but not very convenient to users who have to spend time refueling. Alina Kovalevich, head of...

From Yandex.Maps update: they started to show a floor diagram of premises. To navigate inside the building is more difficult than on the street, especially if it's a high-rise complex with a confusing layout. Now the Cards can look under the roof: locate the building, zoom in, select a floor and you will see all that is inside. We started with schemes 29 largest shopping centers in Moscow and the nearest Moscow suburbs. First, it is demand from our users of the space. The Mall come not only for shopping but also to eat, get a haircut, to take things to the dry cleaners, go to a movie or a children's amusement Park. Secondly, many of the shopping center complex internal structure. Each floor is like a mini-city with streets, alleys and squares — in General...

We continue enrollment in School backend development. If pretender design the interface of the website is what people will see in the browser, backender define the logic of his work: how to handle requests where data is stored, how the site interacts with other web services and so on. the School focuses on beginners to experts. It is suitable primarily for those who already have some experience with backend development. Coming it is important to know the basics of Python the language is used during training — and to understand the basics of the specialty: how to create a web application how to deploy it on the server, how to make a request to the database. Without this knowledge it will be difficult to cope with. What do secendary and how to get started in...