“HP is working with the city and its partners to optimize the solution and install additional access points to help improve signal strength in isolated areas of the city,” the company said in a statement.
“OGSA is very like TCP/IP. It won’t create any applications in itself but it will create a binding set of standards for services across the grid. It’s almost like the operating system for the grid,” says Tom Hawk, general manager, grid computing with IBM.
Whenever an app, a website, or a physical product like a gaming console is exported, it ships with a side of cultural influence. Technology in particular is a great leveler of culture, and the more engaging and embedded it becomes, the more pernicious its influence. Even more so than the jeans and movies America ships around the world, our interfaces spread the values of those who designed them – whether intended or not.
It would seem that the squabble has ignited the design community against the barbarians at their gate. And that would seem to bode ill for the future health of the spec sites, right?
The second-largest drugmaker in the United States is confirming it’s been affected by a cyberattack.
Hertzfeld: Like (John) Sculley’s book. Like Gil Amelio’s book. They are extremely self-serving.
Supporters of the law say that, in addition to aligning U.S. law with the rest of the world, the act will speed up patent review and cut down on the backlog of applications. The patent office offers steep discounts to small businesses, and under the new law will offer steeper discounts to entities with fewer than four patents. But the majority of the cost of a patent remains in the fees associated with having it written up by a qualified lawyer, and opponents worry that first-to-file will favor big companies that can afford to apply for more patents, more quickly.
18. In Stargate Universe, Dr Nicholas Rush write the number 46 on a whiteboard during a dream, Dr Daniel Jackson sees it and says “Well, it’s not the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything.”
Gamer Matthew Knight, a British website developer, has been playing Monopoly Live since it launched last month, and hopes his knowledge of the city’s true traffic patterns can provide an edge over other players. For example, the world’s largest tennis tournament has compelled him to invest heavily in Wimbledon and surrounding properties last week.
The Federal Communications Commission has kept quiet on the issue of cryptic fees, despite taking a more aggressive posture in recent years. But some of recent moves could help customers. Last week the agency hit Comcast with a $2.3 million fine for charging customers for services they didn’t order. This week FCC settled a $48 million suit with T-Mobile over the way it advertised its “unlimited” data plans.
About 15 local geektavists did gather at the Albin O. Kuhn library on Saturday afternoon to try to figure out how to persuade legislators and the public that the liberties that Americans have long enjoyed should remain protected during wartime. The participants’ dilemma: how to argue for fewer restrictions on freedoms without appearing unmoved by or insensitive to last week’s calamity.
The headlamps are arranged in five banks of 35 high-performance LEDs, each housed in their own sheath of Plexiglas. The LEDs provide both the dipped and the main beam functions, and the top edges incorporate a three-dimensional lid. While I was driving a prototype, the Mercedes rep let me know that the 21-inch wheels with 36 narrow spokes were produced exclusively for the four-door design study and were the only ones available to drive on.
There will also be an e-commerce portion to the website, where users can purchase religious books, transcripts of sermons, or pay the requisite fee to play on the church volleyball team.
A hacktivist group calling itself by the evocative name “Cutting Sword of Justice” claimed responsibility for the Saudi Aramco hack, in posts to Pastebin. The group said the hack was to avenge the “atrocities taking place in … Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Lebanon [and] Egypt” and seemed to suggest that Shamoon was the malware used in the attack.
“NebuAd and ISPs together cooperate in this attack against the intentions of the consumers, the designers of their software and the owners of the servers that they visit,” he writes.
“Things are a little less positive, going from steady to stable,” said Mark Schweitzer, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, during an interview with FOXBusiness.com. Still the region’s economy is coming off a “reasonably successful period” he added.
Proceeds from the deal were being distributed in the form of vouchers redeemable for computers that run on the operating system of their choice as well as other peripherals and/or software from any provider.
But the tracker, labeled RLDGUID, does not go away when one clears cookies from the browser. Our sister site Ars Technica reported last week that users savvy enough to find and delete the database have found it returning mysteriously with the same ID number as before – a result the lawyers suing Ringleader say they’ve reproduced.
The toolbar buttons remain the same as in previous versions allowing you to tag, search and view bookmarks from the toolbar, but del.icio.us has added a much improved sidebar which mimics the toolbar functionality. And, unlike previous versions, you can now leave Firefox’s built-in bookmarks manager intact, allowing you to use the best of both worlds.