But remarkably, the iPod is exceptionally well engineered, boasting circuitry to rival much more expensive stereo components. And thanks to CD-quality or lossless codecs, not even those blessed with golden ears can detect a recording’s source.
They did say it in Jammie Thomas’s recent trial, but when called on that testimony in a public forum, RIAA president Cary Sherman conveniently says the Sony executive “misspoke.” By that point the $222,000 damage had been done and Sherman was free to say anything he wanted on NPR.
Technology stocks have taken a stumble over the last week after soaring to heights they last saw just before the dot-com bubble collapsed 17 years ago. Here’s why this time might be different.
In addition to video analysis, Coached pros advise players on drills they can do to further improve their skills. Coached has added instructional videos that can be purchased for $4.99 each and streamed through the app. The lessons cover hitting, pitching and fielding. Vizquel, a former shortstop who won 11 Gold Glove awards during a 24-year career, recently made several fielding videos.
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The “Do Not Track” proposal endorsed by the FTC simplifies the process of opting out. The idea is that users would be able to choose to have their browser tell any website not to track them for advertising purposes, and that setting wouldn’t be wiped out if a user clears her browser cookies, as currently happens with opt-out cookies.
“The notion of companies working together in an association to work on standards and communicate on issues like security, to try to shape best practices, is nothing new,” he said.
In short, we would advise against purchasing the current iPhone 3GS, even if it’s cheaper now, because almost the same phone will be cheaper in a few weeks — and you can get the next-generation model for practically the same price. This seems like a sale to reel in the suckers.
Organic wines are also another good option for consumers who need to avoid the extra chemicals. But wine experts say that problem with them is that without sulfites do they not age properly.
For its part, AT&T says it vigorously defends its customers’ privacy, though it has not directly contradicted Klein’s accusations.
Trouble is, the Help Viewer is set up to automatically run scripts. A Web link invokes the Help Viewer, which runs a script, executing a Unix command. A good example can be found here: Richard Bronosky’s script (Mac OS X systems only) invokes Unix’s “du” command, which harmlessly reports the contents of a hard drive in the Terminal Window. The script is easily adapted to erase the Home folder.
There was no interest in the venture capital world in funding another browser. Netscape had died trying to fight Microsoft. Who would ever try and compete in that space, especially after the browser had been done away with as a separate product and combined with the operating system? So in that setting, many of us were eager to interact with the web but the only available tool for doing so was low-quality, poor-performing, and a security risk.
“Everyone really loved the product,” said James Gordon, vice president of health solutions for Vangent – the leading call-center company for the federal government. “You hear a lot of conversations like, ‘I had a thoughts-based person today who …'”
Overhead power lines, bridges and box trucks beware: The giant, lane-straddling bus Chinese engineers hope will someday conquer that country’s legendary traffic by swallowing it whole is one step closer to cruising over rush hours from Los Angeles to Boston.
“We waste a lot of analytic effort talking about the type of weapon, the timing, the tactics. All of that is irrelevant … if you have an Islamic motivation for actions,” Gawthrop said. Even taking down hostile states like Iran is futile, since “there are still internal forces that will seek to exert Islamic rule again.”
The 2010 Asset Purchase Agreement that it had entered into with 3D Realms, Gearbox believed, gave it the exclusive rights to produce new Duke games.
Wired: Excellent story about a resourceful princess puzzling out clever solutions to her problems.
Wired.com: Why do chocolate makers I’ve talked to want to discuss tempering so much? What is it, and why is it important?
The first spacecraft hand build by Copenhagen Suborbitals was the Tycho Brahe-1. It was a one man standing-up configuration spacecraft. I will let you know all about it later in dedicated blog posts and jump right to the new space capsule Tycho Deep Space so you will become up to speed with the contemporary development process.
Last week, Tor published The Gathering Storm, the newest book in Robert Jordan’s longrunning Wheel of Time series. To alert, but not devoted readers, this may have come as a bit of a surprise, as Robert Jordan died in 2007. But Jordan had left detailed notes, and even finished scenes (he’d talked for years about having the last scene written), and so the possibility existed of finishing the series, based on those notes. Robert Jordan’s wife and editor, Harriet McDougal, selected Brandon Sanderson, in part on the strength of a eulogy Sanderson had written for Jordan. McDougal and Sanderson have discussed this process in an interview:
Modern Equivalent: While the Hit Stix were cool for the air drumming aspect, they tone bank they had available was fairly limited. A drum pad would be a much better and more faithful replacement. The Kawaski Drum Pad seems to be a good option for the budget-conscious toy buyer. A bunch of pads plus a bunch of sounds equals a bunch of fun! Looking for a drum set without the drums? Check out the ION IED12 Pro Session Electronic Drum Set. It’s not so much a toy as the Hit Stix are, but again, it’s a lot quieter than real drums would ever be.
“Last year we announced our integration with Amazon Echo and we’ve been blown away with how consumers are unlocking the full potential of a voice-controlled smart home,” said Vivint CMO Jeff Lyman. “By simply saying aloud what they want to happen with their locks, lights, thermostats and security system, customers spend more time living and less time managing. The experience is pretty magical.”
N.R. Liwal, an Internet solutions provider in Peshawar, Pakistan, said that if the Taliban is using satellite terminals to get online, they aren’t using his. Despite a website that proclaims, “We brought the Internet to Afghanistan”, Liwal says his company, the Liwal Group, spent the last two years trying unsuccessfully to bring solar-powered VSAT technology to Afghanistan, with connectivity services to be provided by SingTel of Singapore.
Every day, Rutkowski, 36, peruses 120 newspapers from around the world for the latest tech headlines. He owns two Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, a Wi-Fi-enabled Pocket PC cell phone, two media servers with TiVo-recording capabilities, another separate TiVo recorder, 5 desktop computers, 4 MP3 players, including Apple’s iPod (his favorite), GPS in his Lexus sports utility vehicle, a phone to make broadband Internet phone calls and a 42-inch high definition television set – all for him, his wife of seven years, Angela Evangelopoulos, and their 20-month-old baby son, Nicolai.
Based in Texas, Luminex Corporation has a long history of building instruments that can check for almost anything – bacteria, viruses, antibodies, disease genes. The key to their technology: tiny beads.
That said, Nikolay warns that beginners should only pry open their eyelids with their thumbs and stare directly at the sun under the supervision of a trained Ukrainian opthamologist. You should also blink a lot. If you don’t, there’s a slim (slim!) chance that you might cook your vitreous jelly like eggs over easy.
“When I finally decided to turn my attention from stopping worms and hackers to just slowing them down, that’s when the idea for LaBrea came to me,” Liston said. “Also, I think that there should be some tools available to network administrators that will allow them to even their odds against the black-hat hacker community.”
India-based information technology company Infosys said Thursday it will hire 2,000 workers at its planned North Carolina hub over the next four years.
There was one point when I was trying to figure out if we were going to make a “thing” of the new costume and I was looking for an in-story reason and I happened to be writing a funeral scene and I remember thinking that I would never in a hundred years wear a black swimsuit and thigh boots to a funeral, unless it was a funeral for, like, a circus performer or something.
Anyone in Britain want cancer?: British children are shrugging off warnings of the unknown effects of radiation and using their mobile phones for up to 45 minutes every day, according to a report by Sheffield Hallam University.
“We must do more to empower our state and local governments to tap into the power of technology to provide seamless, cost-effective services for the 21st century.”