“Her site is genuinely fun to read,” says Kent, a public relations consultant whose own site actually raises money not for herself or Buster, but for a San Francisco nonprofit that helps people with AIDS and other illnesses keep their pets.
It requires, among other things, that companies have firewalls in place, that they have up-to-date antivirus programs installed, and most importantly that card data is encrypted when it’s stored or while in transit over a public network. A new version of the standard was released last November, the month Target was breached, that also directs companies to protect credit-card terminals – known as point-of-sale terminals – from physical tampering. This was likely spawned by a wave of hacks in 2012 that involved the physical installation of RAM-scrapers and other malware onto PoS systems by thieves who had access to the devices.
This is super cool – and the fact that it will be doing longer deployments in the future means it can collect data continuously for weeks or even months in a row.
Amara’s law famously states that “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” The largest and most successful companies on the internet were built after the first bubble, when the protocols and the technologies became mature. I’m holding my nose, squinting my eyes, and imagining—and running for the mountains beyond the dust storm around the ICO stampede.
The Quantya FMX runs on a lithium polymer battery at a voltage of 48V, takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to charge and has about 1,000 total charge cycles on it. When the battery dies, you can swap it out for a new one that will cost you an extra $3,500. Ka-ching! It has a high speed of about 38 MPH (or 60 KM/H) and can travel up to 30-180 minutes on a single charge, though we couldn’t find the actual distance number. Here are the motor specs for the hard-core audience: It includes an axial gap D.C. brush, with a max power of 9KW, torque of 31.5 Nm, and has a software set-up with their own Quantya Telemetric System. It also weighs about 200 lbs, and has 18” rims. Note: The video below is in another language (German?) but we think it adds to the cool factor.
>Troops are starting to withdraw from Afghanistan. Nexus 7 is being positioned to take their place.
“We were releasing a tremendous amount of software to the Web,” Hale said, “and you pretty much don’t know what’s going to happen when you release that much that quickly.”
Call the retail store first to make sure it’s in stock if you want to go touch before you buy. Otherwise, ordering locally might save you some money on the shipping.
Listen.com has also placed a bid to purchase the assets from Scour, the multimedia file-trading company that filed for bankruptcy after the recording and motion picture industries brought a multimillion-dollar copyright infringement suit.
One intelligence official said the CIA ended its involvement with the program at Abu Ghraib prison by last fall.
When Prism first launched in 2007, it lacked many standard features found in Firefox as well as much of what you’d expect from a desktop application. In short, it was the worst of both worlds. But a lot has changed in the last eighteen months. The new 1.0 beta solves many of Prism’s shortcomings with new features like tray icons, system notification support on Windows, Dock support on Mac OS X, the ability to set fonts, proxies, clear private data and host of other functions familiar to savvy Firefox users.
Of course, plenty of companies just don’t care whether their ads appear on a site like Breitbart. Direct sales ads, for example—those junky “buy now!” ads that clutter fake news sites—are only about making that sale, not burnishing a brand. But for those that do, new tools are starting to become available, created by ad-tech companies themselves.
The most energy dense batteries around today are Zinc-air batteries, and they have an energy density of about 1.6 million Joules/kg = 1.6 MJ/kg. The Solar Impulse uses Lithium-ion batteries that are about half as energy dense. Plugging in the numbers for Zinc-air batteries gives a range of about 1,000 km, or about a fifth of the distance from San Francisco to New York – this is the furthest that a solar plane can fly in a night! Incidentally, this explains why the Solar Impulse needs to make so many stops to fly from San Francisco to New York. Of course, things may change if we develop phenomenally more energy dense batteries, but we’re still a long, long way from the energy density of gasoline.
One of the women who posted explicit photographs of herself giving birth said she was confident that more visitors were learning from them than ogling them.
Despite the interest his work has begun to attract, Albanese still has his day job. He has done architectural and aerial photography for the New York firm Amiaga and continues to shoot products for Barney’s online store. Setting his own schedule allows him to work on his models. He’s hoping to sell prints of his series to pay the bills and is considering constructing two models at the same time.
In conventional finance, transactions such as bank wires can be undone for a period after they take place. Cryptocurrency security has to be more sophisticated because there is no undo function, according to Nicholas Weaver, a security researcher at the University of California at Berkeley. “Because cryptocurrency is incompatible with modern financial fraud mitigation, you just can’t keep it on an internet connected computer,” he says.
All of the songs on the new album by his band Six Organs of Admittance were written using this system, which is applied by laying out playing cards in geometric patterns on a table. The resulting record—Hexadic, which dropped last week—is a challenging, chaotic bit of music. Some songs revolve around just two chords or one repeated musical figure, with Chasny’s electric guitar blasting through complex scales on top. It’s all quite removed from the hushed, contemplative acoustic music Six Organs of Admittance is known for. It’s a pretty radical shift, but it’s also what happens when you start conceiving your songs mathematically.
People also made dark jokes, like: “Will I be the first to die because I don’t know the nuke is coming?” But the truth is, there is no need to freak out if you didn’t get the text message. Though FEMA and the FCC have tested the WEA in cities and states before, Wednesday’s test was the very first time a nationwide emergency alert has been sent out over text. The entire point was to identify problems with the system so that the FCC, FEMA, and participating cell carriers can work out kinks and improve the warning delivery.
I interviewed Nowack via telephone after the festivities wounddown. He had some interesting things to say about the power of music, why itshould be free, why it should be global, and why Steve Jobs doesn’t care. In fact, he claims his company will become a bigger musical force than Apple in just four short months.
It’s a busy time for all of us. But what if you could take 5 to 20 minutes as time allows, use simple stuff like a webpage and an apple, or some paper and an iPhone to play with your children. What if we could help you make laughter and happiness from technology, some magic from thin air?
The hottest thing on the Internet this week was the Psycho Ex-Girlfriend website, but doubts about its authenticity are beginning to surface.
__Browder: __(laughs) I don’t know if that’s the goal, but if the game is good enough, I hope they’ll enjoy it.
When HBGary President Penny Leavy, who was an investor in separate company HBGary Federal, waded into IRC to reason with Anonymous, she pleaded ignorance of Barr’s activities and said that they were “for security research only; the article was to get more people to the [BSides] event.” To which someone responded, “Penny: if what you are saying is tree [true] then why is Aaron meeting with the FBI tomorrow morning at 11am? PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WE HAVE ALL YOUR EMAILS.” (The answer from the e-mails is that Barr was trying to drum up business with the feds, not necessarily take down Anonymous.)
“But we told him a week ago that we didn’t have any real customers yet,” Nick countered, “because we’ve had to spend so much time fund-raising.”
Nick got an email from one of their earliest investors. He was writing to them to suggest that now was the time for them to get press, to push their seed round along into completion. He suggested they spin a story about their pivot to TechCrunch.
“What’s the story going to be?” Nick asked.
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability where access to goods and services of a “public accommodation” is concerned. So far, no federal appellate case has directly held that a website is a place of public accommodation under the ADA.
While most shoppers assume that returned goods are restocked on the shelf where they came from, Summers says this only happens about half of the time. Otherwise, goods are sold to other retailers—or worse, thrown out. Optoro estimates that 5 billion pounds of returned items end up in a landfill every year.
The plastic welds holding the Model M’s circuitry, contacts, and buckling springs together weaken and can break over decades of heavy use and abuse. “When I was a graduate student in neuroscience, I learned these very precise techniques in stereotactic surgery,” Ermita says. “One of them is the availability of using these surgical drills similar to a Dremel, and the ability that you can make very, very precise holes and drills with specialized tools and use micro-screws and special adhesives.” He cuts away the melted ends of broken and weak welds and uses small screws to remount the components in place. Once the keyboard is clean, repaired, and reassembled, he tests it using specialized software to ensure that every key functions with correct spring tension. It all takes 45 minutes to an hour.
“We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note 7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for our customers,” Samsung said in a statement in response to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s advisory issued on Thursday.
“We don’t look in the rear-view mirror much,” he said. “We just keep going forward. We’re faster and intelligent. If you’ve got something to compete, bring it — I’m not sleeping. If you’re sleeping, I’m gonna kick your ass.”
“They have come up with an oversight system that’s much more responsive than they usually have,” Brauer said.
Even though Google is good at detecting relevant and irrelevant information, computers should also have the ability to detect “malicious, misleading and incorrect information and essentially have you not see it,” he added.
Earlier posts in this series included Part 1: Who Do I Think I Am?, Part 2: Census Records, Part 3: Published Histories, Part 4: Military Records, Part 5: Finding the Dead, and Part 6: Ancestry.com Hints.
“One of our best days was when both the Bush and the Kerry campaigns quoted our articles in news releases as proof that the other side was lying,” said Jackson, who pioneered CNN’s so-called ad watch reports during the 1992 presidential election. “Of course, they were different articles, criticizing different issues.”
MP3Board, a website that allows people to search for music and movies on the decentralized Gnutella file-trading network, is fighting for its life against the RIAA.
The seller templates are category-specific, so different ones exist for children’s clothing, XBox games, cameras, watches and so on. Drop your images and text descriptions into the templates and just upload them to eBay to make your item page. All of your auctions are listed on a virtual “pegboard” that runs vertically down the center of application’s three-paned interface. On the left of the pegboard is a list of auction items, and on the right is a preview pane for viewing each auction’s eBay page.
“We play with incredible complexity,” Lowe says. “All these pieces are just the embodiment of a desire to create flow structures which you can’t see.”
A few columns ago, I mentioned my longing for a Treo 650. It’s a cell phone, yes, but it’s also a camera, an MP3 player, a phone book, an organizer. You can browse the web, check your e-mail, chat over IM, create spreadsheets and edit Microsoft Word documents, all from a device that fits in a shirt pocket.