On a smaller scale, Dallas support technician Michael Koenig worked very hard to create a Jango Fett costume from Attack of the Clones.
So I’m innocently typing away on my laptop with MSNBC playing on the TV in the background when suddenly my ears, then eyes are assaulted with a commercial for CleanButt.com. No, I’m not making this up, and I wasn’t inadvertently viewing an SNL skit, CleanButt.com is real!
The main advertising point of the G-Connect is that it is portable storage for your iOS devices. This is accomplished through a dedicated iOS app that allows you to access and browse the files on the G-Connect and also stream video directly to your iOS device. This is impressive enough but what is really useful to the family is that it can stream up to five standard definition videos or three high definition videos at the same time. This means if you get a rainy day at the beach house and child #1 wants to watch Doctor Who while child #2 wants to watch Star Wars, you are covered as long as you have two different iOS devices with you and have those videos loaded to G-Connect. This is a neat feature for our household but requires some planning as our media directory is almost topping 1 TB so we have to pick and choose what we copy over.
There is another food that could be valuable to you in the long run, especially if you have children you’d like to see grow up healthy despite the zombie invasion. Load up on the powder mixes of Slimfast type products, Carnation Instant Breakfast, and any vitamin powders you can get your hands on. Don’t put the Slimfast shakes and powders in a box, thinking they’re only for dieting folks. They are actually packed with condensed vitamins. And quit worrying about the sugar content in the Carnation Instant Breakfast. Sugar is fuel, don’t forget. Although many of these products are meant to be stirred into milk, unless you own a cow, you won’t have any past the fifth day of the invasion. Water works just as well. It’s the closest thing to chocolate milk your kid will get, and you’ll be getting those critical vitamins in them at the same time.
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After his resignation as CEO, Kalanick re-appointed himself to Uber’s board as part of special powers that gives him control over three board seats. Benchmark now wants those powers taken away, contending they were given to Kalanick under false pretenses.
“Play is children’s way to explore and understand the world around us,” Kasurinen said in an e-mail to Wired.com. “When parents get to decide and design their children’s toys, which are their mediums in play, the influence is inevitable.”
Surprisingly, the markets with the highest levels of cell-phone users weren’t in the Big Apple or Silicon Valley. The cities with the highest percentage of cell phone users were Greenville, South Carolina (68 percent); Atlanta (67 percent); St. Louis (67 percent); Raleigh, North Carolina (65 percent); Orlando, Florida (63 percent); Boston (61 percent); and Washington, D.C. (61 percent).
There are technical reasons that previous facial-recognition systems failed to recognize black people correctly. In a blog post, HP blamed the lighting conditions in the viral video for its camera’s failure. In an article for Hacker Noon, Buolamwini points out that a camera’s default settings can affect how well it’s able to process images of different skin tones. But Buolamwini argues that these issues can be overcome.
Nearly half of all 911 calls in metropolitan areas are made from cell phones, NENA estimated. Yet there isn’t a police station in the country that has the technical capability to pinpoint the mobile caller’s location.
I wasn’t the only foreigner who showed up, though: None other that Scott Popular, whose – video report of a location test in Sugamo was recently featured on Capcom’s community blog, was also in attendance.
Of course, sexual harassment at conventions doesn’t just affect women (and men) who experience it. If you’re a guy, seeing a woman you care about as a friend, partner, or colleague get harassed, or hearing about it later, can be incredibly upsetting. But here are six great ways to be an ally to the women who you’ll be hanging out with in San Diego, stopping harassment before it happens, disrupting it when it’s underway, and reporting it afterwards, so Comic-Con can be a fun and safe experience for everyone involved.
But Wilcox said that Kazaa’s distributors actively encouraged users to share files, the vast majority of which were copyright material. He said that if Kazaa is to continue its owners will have to ensure that new versions of the software filter out unlicensed copyright material, a task the judge said would be extremely difficult.
As first promised back in January, YouTube has officially begun supporting 360 degree video formats in the majority of its mobile and web platforms. It’s a smart move, especially considering the growing interest in content-starved virtual reality platforms.
Smith said there are 23.4 million Americans living in rural communities who don’t have broadband coverage and the TechSpark program is going to focus on bring coverage to these six regions.
That’s why we’re on the verge of a giant password reset. “I think over the next 48 hours, we’ll see number of providers issue strong recommendations to reset their passwords,” says Matthew Sullivan, a security researcher who blogged about how the bug could be used to steal someone’s online credentials. “I think it would be wise for Yahoo to certainly issue a strong warning, and there are probably several other websites that would do the same.”
Carrier IQ came under intense scrutiny the last few days after a Connecticut-based Android developer posted a YouTube video showing the software has enormous access to usage information, and claiming that it logs a user’s every keystroke. The companywas hit with privacy lawsuit on Friday. What’s more, Democratic Senator Al Franken demanded answers, asking Carrier IQ’s chief executive Larry Lenhart whether Carrier IQ was vacuuming to Carrier IQ’s servers every stroke and communication.
Wilson ordered Fung to comply within his order within 14 days of the MPAA providing Fung a list of content to be removed.
Later that evening, with the help of an owner of a construction company, Becerril had a promise of two diamond-blade saws.
The appeal of keyword advertising, according to Elliott, lies in its transparency. With other advertising types, companies pay to reach an audience but have a limited ability to track who actually noticed their commercial. With keyword promotions, a company knows exactly what kind of impression it made on viewers by tracking how often the ad was clicked.
I suspect though, that something may be lost in the process. As we rely more on what we need to know, we’ll probably see less of what we’d simply kind of like to know. To really be educated and entertained on the world around us,, we’ll have to pull our attention away from our wrists and do what Apple seems to be urging us not to do: pull our devices out of our handbags and pockets, and thumb through our feeds to gobble up information that may not be urgent, but in the aggregate is essential in creating a mental picture of the current zeitgeist.
Things were looking up. Before he met with the Rockies funders, his contact at the Black Hills group in South Dakota had assured him that a $200,000 deal was looking probable. Ozmen was considering adding up to $200,000 as well—though he’d told Ross, “No guarantees yet.” Ross had a few other small commitments and needed about $250,000 more—and that was if the other funding came through.
It wasn’t just Twitter, of course; the media was all over the story, because, well, come on. And some took it upon themselves to defend Cruz—because, let’s be honest, there are far worse things than watching porn or even accidentally liking it on your work account—even if those defenses weren’t entirely sincere.
Those who opt to offer something a little more high-end online have found it’s none too simple.