I’ve never been an Aquaman hater, though I know there are plenty out there. In fact, I’ve read maybe 50 or so issues from past volumes of the title, plus his Justice League and crossover appearances. I’ve enjoyed them all, but never would I have ever guessed Aquaman would end up toward the top of The Stack for me. Then, something amazing happened. Blackest Night, Brightest Day and Flashpoint re-introduced the character with a modern bent and gave him a much needed boost of relevancy. When it was announced that fan-favorite writer Geoff Johns was going to be writing an ongoing series after the conclusion of Flashpoint, the reception was extremely positive.
If I were cynical, I’d say that blatant peddling of influence is right out of the Clinton playbook: the widely reported allegations that CEOs and foreign leaders didn’t pay upwards of $200K per speech or donate millions to the Clinton Foundation out of the goodness of their hearts, but for access to the State Department and a powerful family.
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Apple’s grudge against Flash is thoroughly explained in a web post written by Jobs in April. There, he explained that Flash wasn’t technically up to par to perform well on mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad, and supporting Flash would stifle Apple’s ability to innovate. He added that Flash was the No. 1 reason that Macs crash, and Adobe still hasn’t made any major improvements.
“Facebook Connect spews user data all over the net, but when it comes to the government, that’s the last thing you want,” Messina said. “Using OpenID, if you don’t want to reveal any information about who you are, you are completely pseudonymous.”
But Mays said, “People keep using it and people keep buying it off the Apple website. The only people that are not behind it are Apple (executives) right now.”
The investigation may give Congress the opportunity to shed some light on another opaque digital company, the data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Few political vendors have garnered notoriety as quickly as the data-driven campaign firm, backed by the Trump campaign’s top financier, Robert Mercer, which claims to be able to target individuals based on a uniquely detailed database of psychographic information. Some have charged the company with engaging in “psychological warfare,” while others allege that the firm has inflated its abilities.
In an era in which anything and everything seems possible online, it makes sense for political leaders to want voting to be possible online, too. If it worked securely, it would be a wonderful way to make voting easier. As President Obama recently pointed out at South by Southwest, there’s a substantial argument to be made that our current voting system disenfranchises many Americans, by forcing them to stand in line for sometimes hours on end to cast a paper ballot that may be subject to ballot stuffing or miscalculation of votes by unscrupulous county officials.
“Early technology solutions produce a lot of things that don’t work,” says Catherine Rips, managing director of the California Hydrogen Business Council, “but sometimes what people are experimenting with today is what ends up working 20 years from now. We can’t predict how fundamental breakthroughs will impact technology.”
While established trucking companies and truck manufacturing startups have poured resources into electrifying local package delivery fleets, battery range limitations have largely kept the industry from making electric trucks that travel across swaths of the country.
Facebook tells users that giving the company their mobile phone number will help keep their account secure. Until a few weeks ago, however, the social network’s self-service ad-targeting tools could be massaged into revealing a Facebook user’s cellphone number from their email address. The same flaw made it possible to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who had visited a particular webpage.
“Anyone could post secretive information on the Internet,” Schretzmann said. “But it’s an honor system. People feel an allegiance to Pixar.”
“We’re going to see a renaissance of exciting new OS X customizations,” said Jason Harris, ShapeShifter’s primary author. “The theme creators no longer need to spend their every waking hour doing tech support, and their creativity is no longer constrained by the need to fit exactly into Aqua’s mold.”
She says yes, but has no idea how to sell them. Can I wait, she asks. She calls the company’s founder, an ex-Googler named Adam Sah who explains things to me on the telephone. I hand the clerk a $20 bill. She hands me a sharpie. I write my email address on a paper towel. The clerk tells me I’m her first-ever Bitcoin buyer. She’s a photographer, but she only does film photography, she says. “Digital doesn’t really exist,” she tells me.
Coyle said some privacy-minded users also might be turned off by the A9 search engine. Although such personalization would improve the quality of search results, Coyle said she would be uncomfortable with a commercial business keeping that data. Analyst Mark Mahaney with American Technology Research questions whether A9 is worth the hefty investment.
The lawsuit, lodged in a Texas federal court Friday, broaches a novel legal theory in which the U.S. courts have never squarely decided.
When asked about the original posting that credited a Turkish friend, Kelley said, “That never appeared on my site.” Later he said, “I don’t recall writing it.”
DALnet is a free service. The servers that host it, and the bandwidth it consumes, are donated. The people who operate it are unpaid volunteers. It has been around for many years, serves many more people than the RIAA website, and offers far more flexible service. Despite the continuity of the attacks, DALnet still is not able to block them. And no government department has tried to help them out.
Principato: A lot of people were just beginning to shoot things on their own cameras and edit them on their Macs. This was the beginning of being able to make things look good without a lot of money. Jon and David knew from Wainy Days how to make something look expensive without spending a lot of money.
To get the shot, Charlton drove miles in thick fog, in the middle of the night, to a remote country cemetery in rural Canada.
You might argue that hoaxes and “fake news” are a good reason for centralization. If Facebook and Google could filter out the misinformation and clickbait, perhaps everyone would be more informed. But Berners-Lee points out that putting just a few companies in charge of deciding what is or isn’t true is a risky proposition. Instead, he thinks openness still has a role to play in making the web more truthful. He points to Wikipedia, which still allows anyone to edit almost every entry on the site. Wikipedia’s not perfect, he acknowledges, but says that “the net good of Wikipedia is huge.”
The girl in question, a thirteen year old named Lexie, has devoted much of the past two years to her online identity in There, which alarms her mother Lezlie. Lexie freely admits that she’s “pretty much on the game, like, 24/7” and that she’s “abusing” There.
Be sure to read our post from earlier today about how the maturation of these competing technologies signals the beginnings of the coming “Identity War.”
Still, such reassurances aren’t enough to convince Sullivan that Google will remain unfazed by the Year of the Search – especially in light of the pressure from investors that Google will face after its widely anticipated IPO this year.
It may not be long before all of Theranos’ employees are out. In March the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Holmes and Balwani with fraud, stripping Holmes of her controlling stake in the company, fining her $500,000, and barring her from being an officer or director of a public company for 10 years. After laying off another 100 staffers, Holmes told investors last month that the company faces liquidation and may have to shut down as soon as July. Meanwhile, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco is conducting a criminal investigation that could result in indictments of both Holmes and Balwani.
The most amazing thing about Sony’ UX handhelds is not that they’re particularly great computing devices — you either love the ultra-ultramobile form factor it shares with the OQO or you don’t — but that it’s almost excessively overpowered for what it is. Core 2 Solo?
How the hell did they fit it in there? Of course, more battery life would have been better, but still. Impressive.
This week, the word is that cloud storage company Nirvanix – the outfit behind IBM’s SmartCloud Storage service – will soon shut down its online service, giving its customers just two weeks to move their data.