Well, here’s something you don’t see in MakeZine: a website that shows you how to build your own DIY sex toys(NSFW). This is brought to you by SymToys(NSFW), which also creates Onyx(NSFW), a computer sex game that two to six people can play together. In the online sex game vein, I also found Love Chess(NSFW), where the chess pieces have sex with one another.
Censor by seizure: Authorities have ordered all websites and blogs based in China to register or be closed down. In the latest effort by the communist government to police cyberspace, commercial publishers and advertisers can face fines of up to 1 million yuan ($120,000) for failing to register, according to the Ministry of Information Industry website.
I replied: “What’s really interesting is that these people will send a tube of live ants to anyone you tell them to.”
But the NOCSAE test deals with linear acceleration. Can Kevlar help with angular acceleration, which is the real problem?
Democracy OS is designed to address that problem by getting citizens directly involved in debating specific proposals when their representatives are actually voting on them. It operates on three levels: one for gathering information about political issues, one for public debate about those issues, and one for actually voting on specific proposals.
Vanquish showed off an anti-spam suite of applications with a twist: a penalty button.
“For users, this is a great thing,” explains Troughton-Smith, who plans on building apps for tvOS. “At the very least, apps should be faster, more pleasant to use, and crash less (WebKit content uses a lot of RAM and resources).”
Set up on a computer in the gallery and accessible from anywhere you can get online, Communimage is a web-based piece by c a l c (the pan-European collective casquiero atlantico labortorio cultural). The work encourages participants to upload an image of their choice along with basic meta-information to a grid system to create a “virtual, collective sculpture.” Communimage was created in 1999, before the explosion of sites like Flickr and YouTube that thrive on user-generated content.
Jobs certainly has his fans, but not everyone agrees he’s up to the job. Alan Deutschman, who wrote The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, an unauthorized biography, said the Apple CEO is too abrasive.
Lynch: You just do what you do. I live in Hollywood, but I don’t hang out with industry people. And I haven’t made a studio film. I’ve never made a studio film. Dune was between Dino de Laurentis and Universal, and The Elephant Man was sort of between Paramount, EMI and Mel Brooks, although Brooks’ company was the one who did it. And Dino really did produce Dune.
“People always complain that this is a slap on the wrist compared to Europe,” says Woodrow Hartzog, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University School of Law. “But there’s only so much the FTC can do.”
The need to move quickly is obvious, following the lead of aggressive media giants: Bertelsmann’s recent purchase of online music storage site MyPlay.com and Vivendi’s acquisition of download site MP3.com.
The House measure would allow automakers to field up to 25,000 vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards in the first year. Over three years, the cap would rise to 100,000 vehicles annually. Automakers would be required to provide regulators with safety assessments of their systems, but would not have to get federal approval to put autonomous cars on the road.
“With (some) institutions, the access you can get is not nearly as much as the Internet might provide,” said Rumsey, president of Cartography Associates. “I realized I could reach a much larger audience with the Internet.”
Nick Bilton: (Laughs.) I actually came to the WIRED offices in a time machine from the future. I’m under NDA from the future police.
EA brought out NFL players Ray Lewis, Peyton Hillis and Clay Matthews to introduce this year’s Madden.
Equally intriguing is the appearance of a new official My Bloody Valentine MySpace page earlier this month, which also links to mybloodyvalentine.co.uk,
a website that now has just a generic holding page. In an email withThe Daily Swarm, Kevin Shields’ manager, Vinita Joshi, confirmed thatthe MySpace page is indeed officially affiliated with the band, andthat Debbie Googe, the group’s bass player, is actively working oncreating the My Bloody Valentine website.
The Tourism Commission, also known as Travel Oregon, was responding to new information from the Travel Industry Association which revealed that 73 percent of children under the age of 18 and who travel regularly had never visited the Pacific Ocean.