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Analysts Yandex has published a new study about bitcoin. Cryptocurrency is still considered as a relatively new phenomenon, but bitcoin has managed to survive a lot: UPS and downs, and periods of calm. All these events were reflected in the search and other Yandex services. From the study "the Era of bitcoin", you can see how varied the interest of Russians to bitcoin since its inception and until the present time. Bitcoin in Russia became interested in after a year and half after its appearance the Creator of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto launched the system of generating and exchanging bitcoin on 3 January 2009. For 2009, the Yandex search was was isolated queries about bitcoin, but stable flow began in mid-2010, when the site Slashdot there was news about the...

Today, Yandex introduced "Andromeda" — major update search. "Andromeda" brings together more than thousands of innovations that we have implemented over the last year. In this post we will talk about three key areas: quick answers, help in solving complex problems and preservation of finds. the Quick replies People often turn to search to verify a particular fact — to know [the height of the geostationary orbit] or out [where they speak Yoruba]. To such queries, Yandex has long been giving an answer right on the search results page. During the past year the range of questions that you can get such a response has expanded greatly. Now Yandex is responsible facts to the queries in an average of 13 million times a day, and every sixth fact be shown for the...

Yandex.The browser has a dark theme. It is available in versions of the Browser for Windows and macOS. Try a new theme in the settings — and if the dark tones of the panels and tabs will like, leave forever. the first dark theme is useful for those who have chosen a similar design for your operating system. Judging by the feedback that gets the team of the Browser, such users very much. Requests to add dark theme go every week this is one of the most popular requests. Some point out that dark colors are less distracting and allow you to focus on the important thing: content. No wonder this design is often found in photo editors, development environments or, for example, programs for video editing. Finally, it is worth a try and for those who often sits at...

Every day Yandex.Property appears in average of forty thousand ads. Most proposals in Moscow and St. Petersburg. To make it easier to navigate in the housing markets of the two capitals, we have added to the heat map service. They demonstrate how to change from district to district and apartment prices and rents. a Heat map of apartment prices in Moscow. Click image to open map in a new window the sale Price and rent indicated on the maps by color: blue — lowest, red — highest. Expensive housing is not necessarily in the center. Stand out in Moscow South-Western administrative district and neighborhoods around the Park Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo and in St. Petersburg — Krestovskiy island. Here the apartments are sold and rented at prices sometimes higher than...

Tales love everything, even voice assistants. In stock at our Alice many stories about the turnip, about the hare, little Red riding hood. Recently we decided to record some more especially for her — that they were then able to listen to you. How was the recording — Studio footage We were invited to the recording Studio of several people, the voices of which many are well known. The singer Sergey Lazarev, actor Ivan Okhlobystin, the journalist Alyona Doletskaya, musician Anton MC, actress Tatyana Lazareva and TV presenter Anton Komolov. Each of them chose a story and read it in front of a microphone. For example, Anton Komolov recorded for Alice in the brothers Grimm fairy tale "Seven ravens", and Ivan Okhlobystin — "Sivko-burka". the project Participants...

Once a major pride of the music services was the size of a directory. It sought to increase by any means: the more tracks, albums and performers, the better. But when the count of the songs went to the millions, it became clear — when the music is too much, this is also a problem. Now on Yandex.Music, more than 40 million tracks from hundreds of thousands of authors and performers. To listen to all of them, not enough life, even if you do not do breaks for sleep and rest. The directory continues to grow: every day we add new singles, albums and complete discography — a it months sound. Huge selection baffling. Easier to include something known than to understand the new. Unexplored remain whole layers of music that someone might become your favorite. So...

On Yandex.Weather there are several types of weather forecasts: short and long term, in the form of traditional tablets and specialized maps. One of these maps — map of precipitation. It shows the movement of areas of rain and snow in the next two hours with an accuracy up to the individual quarters of the city. If you're, say, going to work by bike, rain map prompt, whether there are you on the path of rain — and if so, how soon it will end. Map precipitation appeared on Yandex.The weather two years ago. For its compilation we have used data from the weather radars. The so-called radar who regularly make three-dimensional images of the atmosphere. In the pictures you can see areas where water droplets are in the size from 100 micrometers. The algorithm of...

Publisher Yandex launches the project "I in the theater." It is dedicated to contemporary theatre and created in collaboration with the festivals Context. Diana Vishneva and "NET — New European Theatre", which will be held this autumn in Moscow and St. Petersburg. the Project is designed not only for theatergoers. It will be useful for those who would like to go to interesting play, but are poorly versed in the names, titles and concepts. The site publishes reviews of festival events and guides for the audience-newcomers. Of them, for example, you can see what is immersive theater, what to look for when choosing a theatrical production or what theater is, first and foremost, to visit non-capital cities. Articles prepared for the project Alexey Kiselev from...

Those born before the era of VCRs and DVD players, remember how waiting for the cartoon on TV. To choose if not necessary — that will show it will show, but usually was something good. Many Soviet cartoons people are happy to revise now, but not on the tube TV, but on tablets and computers. To the old cartoons that you can look at Yandex, looked better on modern screens, we have applied them to a technology DeepHD. the scene from the cartoon "Thumbelina" DeepHD is developed by Yandex technology that enhances image resolution using neural networks. As a result, the picture becomes clearer. DeepHD used this spring: we started with the fact that on the eve of 9 may processed some films about the great Patriotic war. the scene from the cartoon "Mowgli" Now in...

In 25 cities of Russia there is Yandex.Food service for meals from cafes and restaurants. Above it employs a large team, but the main people in Yandex.Food couriers: it depends on them how quickly the order will arrive to the customer. Designers are designing for couriers comfortable form, developers make a convenient app for taking orders, the logistics, think through an effective scheme of work. To check it out for yourself, the staff of Yandex.Food worked shift in the role of couriers and spoke about his experience. Masha Butorina, designer Just to go in the field do not: before starting work, all new couriers are instructed. It tells how it works and learn to work with the application for receiving orders. After a briefing on the warehouse issue thermos...

We have opened a new set of in Yandex.Lyceum. The so-called free courses for students, where you learn to program in Python. To enter the Yandex.The Lyceum, to understand in programming is not necessary — all will teach in the classroom. The knowledge gained over the two years of training, enough to start a career as a developer — of course, if you study conscientiously. this year we have expanded the geography of the project. If last October Yandex.The Lyceum opened in 21 cities, this year there will be 58 — 54 in Russia and 4 in Kazakhstan. In some cities there are several platforms you can choose the one that is closer to home. For example, in Samara the classes are held in the educational center "South city" and in the children's Technopark...

In big cities hundreds of places to eat and drink. Via Yandex.Cards, you can see where they are and how many to work, read the reviews, and now you have to know what they serve. We taught the Map to find dishes and drinks from the menu of cafes, bars and restaurants. Ask [where to eat hash], and will show you places where you can eat this soup, and let you know how much it costs. the Search of food and drinks will come in handy when you want something unusual. For example, gyros or soup, Pho Bo — they are not on every corner. In addition, it is a convenient way to navigate in the prices — you can compare how much the same cocktail in different bars of the city, and choose the most viable option. the names of the dishes often coincide with the names of...

On Yandex.Maps appeared panoramas of the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. Pictures taken from the boat — he passed along the Neva river from the village of Ust-Izhora to Neva Bay, skirted Vasilievsky island and the Petrograd Side, was in port, took a picture of the Sink, Fontanka, Griboyedov canal and other waterways in the city centre. the Canal (panorama) Peter and Paul fortress, view from Kronverk Strait (panorama) New panoramas allow you to look at the city through the eyes of a passenger motor vessel. The photographs clearly visible details that are hard to notice from the land: that, for example, a monument to Chizhik-Pyzhik on the Fontanka, rabbit Peter and Paul fortress and the seamark at the Sink with the marks on the water level during floods....

Command Yandex.Money has updated the app for iOS and Android. Now it looks differently: how, you decide for yourself. all use the App differently. Someone need it for money transfers, but for some it's a convenient way to pay for water and electricity. In the new mobile Money main screen — configurable. There it is possible to make three of the most useful features, not to look for them in the long list. For example, if you pay by Yandex.Money mobile phone and home Internet, and love discounts and sales, the main screen may look like this: on the Left is the main screen of the app. To the right is a tab with the catalog of all functions Yandex.Money Setting is not only the content but also the design of the main screen. You can simply change the background...

This spring in Yandex held a regular School of design interfaces. The school is designed for novice developers who are seriously interested in making interfaces and you already know the basics, but have not yet gained experience. These guys very much: every time when you open a set, we receive hundreds of applications. To master the School program could attend, we released this video — it brings all the lectures, which were conducted at SRI in the spring. the Materials for self-study a Selection of textbooks, courses and video lectures from the head of the SRI Sergey Berezhnoy. the course includes seventeen lectures. They focus on different aspects of the development of interfaces. For example, one describes how to adapt the interface to different device...