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Here's what happens inside Amazon when one of its AWS hosting services goes down

Community-question-site Quora crashed, as did product management tool Trello, and Amazon's artificial intelligence assistant Alexa also struggled.<p>The outage lasted several hours — and Amazon's S3 hosting service was to blame. This is because all the affected sites made use of Amazon Web Services …

Cloud Computing
Tesla

Choosing Nature Photography Lens Set

When putting together a nature photography lens kit, there are three basic ways to do it. You can get one "superzoom," several shorter-range zooms or …

Cameras

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers …

Shopping

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

<b>Feet</b><p>You probably don’t ever consider stretching your feet, but it’s a crucial step in the warmup process, says Stauffer. The muscles in the bottom of your foot connect to the ones in your calf and hamstring. So tightness by your toes can potentially contribute to things like poor ankle …

12 Signs You Need to Eat More Protein | Mark's Daily Apple

September 10, 2014<p>By Mark Sisson<p>Protein is an essential macronutrient. We can’t make it. We can pull it from our structural tissues – our muscles, …

9 Design websites to bookmark if you love data

“If data journalism is about anything, it’s the flexibility to search for new ways of storytelling.” Simon Rogers, Facts are Sacred.<p>There are a lot …

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

<i>By Ravelle Worthington</i>, SELF<p>We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though -- these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier. Because let's be honest, there's …

Pain

The Future of API Design: The Orchestration Layer

<i>Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn), is currently director of engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application development for NPR where, among other things, he created the NPR API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.</i><p>The digital world is expanding at an …