At Google Ventures, the receptionist let us into a cafeteria with an Odwalla refrigerator and some basketed fruit. The fruit was labeled. The tangerine placard advised that the tangerines were from the Rising C Ranch in the San Joaquin Valley. It went on to note that there was exactly one tangerine in a serving of tangerines. There were no tangerines left.
The event will feature New York PowerBook DJs. Instead of records on turntables, these audio artists spin tunes from their laptops.
As promised, developers will keep 70 percent of revenues; no other charges (even if you want to give away your apps for free).
(There are a lot of data at the Goddard Institute for Space Science website. My head recently started to implode at the sheer volume of data and graphs available at the NOAA and GISS sites- there are WHOLE worlds of data that are beyond what I know about. Please be clear about one thing, the Earth is one of the most complex systems known to humankind, don’t think you are an expert on climate change from reading a few articles.)
Depending on how sophisticated you are with your home network, fixed
IP addresses, firewalls and routers, you can decide if you want to make your child’s site public. On most standard home networks, your child’s site should not be available on the public internet.
The key is to make readers feel they have a stake in the race, said Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, publisher of the popular Democratic activists’ blog Daily Kos and one of Chandler’s most visible online backers. (Moulitsas is married to Wired News staff reporter Elisa Batista.)
Already, aggregators have swamped some sites, slowing Web servers and eating up expensive bandwidth, according to bloggers and other Web publishers. The end may be near, unless something changes soon, said Gary Lawrence Murphy, whose Linux blog, TeledyN, has been overloaded.
Under the agreement with PSA Group, GM included billions of euros to cover pension costs. Executives cited market conditions and regulatory hurdles as reasons behind the European exit. Brexit, which sparked a decline in the British pound, also contributed to the decision.
In Berlin—a city once termed the “post-tourist” capital of Europe for its influx of hybrid travelers staying in town longer and seeking more authentic local experiences—the term is trendy enough that a trio of colleagues with ties to the city’s freelancing and co-working scenes launched a survey on the subject this past summer. As they pointed out, it’s hard to tell without a comprehensive study how many self-identified digital nomads are full-timers and how many are on extended vacation writing personal travel blogs.
At the end of the meeting, an old fox steps in and says that he doubts that the tail-less fox would advise anyone to part with their own tail, if he still possessed a tail himself.
With more and more people cashing in on Second Life, the most pressing question may be, how many can benefit before the boom times end?
The film, which came out in 1987 and features interviews with now-famous skaters like Tony Hawk and Tommy Guerrero, is being released as part of a bundle on the file-sharing service to commemorate the release of Peralta’s latest documentary, The Bones Brigade: An Autobiography.
The Library has a private Web address, used solely by troops and support personnel, but the homepage is visible to all visitors. Different genres – from kid’s illustrated stories to mysteries and romance to sci-fi/fantasy to near-erotica – are represented. A nonfiction section and games section will be added in March.
Shades of Doom was built on Microsoft’s DirectX technology, the same programming software that powers many graphical PC games. The only difference in programming for audio games is a lack of video files and an emphasis on the sound engine.
Steve Linford, founder of the spam-fighting organization The Spamhaus Project, said his firm has gathered evidence of spammers hosting websites that hawk everything from prescription drugs to pornographic images to Russian brides on hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected PCs.
$2.2 billion tech agreement: Information technology services company Computer Sciences said it signed a $2.2 billion information technology agreement with British defense contractor BAE Systems.
The U.S. DVD Copy Control Association and the Norwegian Motion Picture Association lobbied for the prosecution of Johansen and his father, Per Johansen.
“The way hacker spaces are organized seems to be a reaction against
American individualism — the idea that we all need to be in our separate single-family homes with a garage,” says White. “Choosing to organize collectives where you’re sharing a space and sharing tools with people who are not your family and not your co-workers — that feels different to me.”
Mozilla set out to build its own browser, free of influence from its corporate overlords. A year and a half later, the team had created Mozilla 1.0. It was released on June 5, 2002, for Windows, Mac and Linux.
“It the Not-Invented-Here syndrome and the Old Boy Network,” he told me. “Some suppliers are preferred over others. The Pentagon are reluctant to buy from ‘outsiders’.”
The upgrade needs the user to access program files on the Microsoft Office CD to install. Some users were unable to immediately locate their CD; others said they did not receive a full copy of the application with the copy of Office that came pre-installed on their computers.
In 2008, Chapin had a viral hit with his song “Not on the Test,” a song and video extremely critical of the No Child Left Behind mandate and the emphasis on standardized testing and rote memorization at the expense of deeper thought and the Humanities. The song, with lyrics such as “don’t think about thinking, it’s not on the test,” was eagerly embraced by educators. Chapin explained how the video came to be online; “I’m on the board of NARAS, the Grammy people; I’m on their Advocacy committee, and I kind of pushed them into saying there ought to be music in the schools. New York City public schools don’t mandate music, or arts of any kind, really. There’s music in the schools, but it’s all for high school and college kids who are serious musicians.” Chapin had written the song for NPR’s “Morning Edition” with friend and writing partner John Forster, and he sang it acapella in the meeting. “This guy, Paul Katz, who has this wonderful organization called Commit Media, said we should do a video of this. With his help, we did the video and the website, and the response has been astonishing, really.” He said he has received many notes from teachers writing to express their thanks for saying what they had been thinking, and he has received many invitations to speak to various organizations. “That was daunting at first, and then I realized they’re not hiring me to tell them something that some expert would know; they’re hiring me because I’m Tom Chapin and I have this perspective, so i said, ‘be Tom Chapin; sing some songs, talk about what you know,’ and it’s been really fun. I did a mass teachers’ convention, the California Kindergarten Teachers Association, and the New York City convention for the teachers’ union, which of course was preaching to the choir.”
While election officials and the Department of Homeland Security have made valuable progress on forging communication channels and information-sharing mechanisms between the federal government and state and local election boards, many of the other resources DHS has offered have gone underutilized. Officials say that only 18 states and territories have requested on-site vulnerability assessments, and 34 are receiving DHS vulnerability scans. (States can get these services elsewhere as well, and may not have tapped DHS because they already had contracts with private firms.)
So far Adobe has not set a time line for the Social Service, but the distribution and statics services are available for download today. If you’d like more details on how the new components work head over to Adobe download center.
McAfee argues that the fact that the government is urging tech companies like Apple to create so-called “backdoors” into their systems that would allow the government to collect information on users is another sign that public servants just don’t get it. “That means allowing hackers easy access to anybody’s data,” he says.
What’s more, anyone in line between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving is guaranteed to get the iPad plus gift card deal, even if the iPads sell out before you get one. The company says anyone who misses out will get a “Guarantee Card” if they pay before midnight, and the iPad will be shipped to the store for pickup in time for Christmas.
The price happens to match an announcement by Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems in January to supply an order for the Hermes 900 to “a governmental office of a country in the Americas.” Elbit Systems isn’t confirming it, but McLeary also reportedly obtained another document from the ministry regarding the “acquisition of two Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 900, ground command-and-control system and additional payload.”
Schöpfer Yachts’ first design, Oculus, demonstrated a futuristic melding of boat, spaceship and fish at an impressive 250 feet long. Then came the even larger and more futuristic looking Infinitas, an astonishing 300 feet long. Needless to say we were intrigued.
In a blog post titled “Google bypassing user privacy settings” Microsoft’s IE Corporate Vice President Dean Hachamovitch states that “When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too? We’ve discovered the answer is yes: Google is employing similar methods to get around the default privacy protections in IE and track IE users with cookies.”
Google still has a huge advantage in navigation – typing an address into your phone and getting step-by-step directions to your destination. That’s the next step in OSM’s evolution, OSM founder Steve Coast wrote in a recent blog post announcing that Telenav, the personal navigation company he joined last year, had acquired skobbler, a German company that developed a popular OSM-based GPS navigation app.
The WHO panel concluded that the farther away a device is from one’s head, the less harmful—so texting or surfing the Web will not be as dangerous as making calls, with a cellphone inches from the brain.
Because Apple is so closely watched – and because this antenna issue appears to represent a rare design misstep by the company – plenty of hoopla has attended this saga. It should not obscure the fact that, issues with AT&T’s network and one tiny “attenuation weak spot” aside, the iPhone 4 is the best iPhone yet, and arguably the best smartphone in the world – especially once you cover up the feed point in its external antenna.
“It’s crucial for consumers to realize how little the FDA can actually do to remove tainted products from the market or to prevent unethical companies from selling their products. Consumers have to be wary!” says Eichner.
Providing false information to commit a crime is fraudulent and deceptive, and evidence of premeditation and probably conspiracy. If the current laws aren’t abided, why worry about new laws?
With Amazon’s rich data on book sales, the company could use its physical bookstores to introduce customers to books they may not have heard of but that do well on its online store, says Peter Hildick-Smith, founder of The Codex Group, which follows the book industry. It could also use its online data to target books by place. “It could be very customized to the local taste,” Hildick-Smith says.