Kindle 2.0, when it releases, will offer a clearer look into Amazon’s strategy for the book market. The company could target the academic text and business books market and go for a larger screen device or just create a smaller, sleeker second-generation version of its current model, says McQuivey.
Zhu said that Chinese-created worms are always intended to send a message or gather information, and will only incidentally do damage.
It’s hard to imagine Iraq will fall back into widespread chaos over the disclosures. But they can’t be good for the United States, as it tries to create a new postwar relationship with Iraq, or for the 50,000 U.S. troops and diplomats still over there.
WikiLeaks’ submission system has remained down ever since Domscheit-Berg and his colleagues left the organization. Assange had initially claimed the submission system was down by design to stop an already huge backup of documents from growing even larger but later acknowledged it was due to Domscheit-Berg and colleagues seizing the system. Due to their “acts of sabotage,” WikiLeaks asserted, the organization was being forced to “overhaul the entire submission system.”
The match took, and the pair walked into their Y Combinator interview only having met for the first time two weeks prior.
In the marketing materials on its website, Apple is surprisingly forthcoming about its famously secret manufacturing details: the 316L stainless steel, cold-forged to make it 40% harder than regular steel, less apt to be scratched; the Link Bracelet, which has 140 components and takes nine hours to mill. Even the gold is twice as hard as regular 18-carat—and it’s a new, patented type of ceramic gold alloy that literally manages to pack in twice as many gold atoms into a given space. Even the “cheap” Sport model is made with Apple’s own special aluminum alloy.
Wow, Google has really outdone itself with today’s doodle. We’ve had plenty of great ones before featuring great writers, artist, scientists and, er, snowflakes, but this one features some of the best interactivity I can remember in a while. Today would have been the 78th birthday of Robert Moog, and the doodle honors him with a fully playable version of his famous synthesizer, complete with lots of knobs to twiddle and tweak the sounds just like the real thing.
Within minutes of the launch of the new site bearing China’s Web suffix “.cn,” searches for the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement showed scores of sites omitted and users directed to articles condemning the group posted on Chinese government websites.
Re: Security vs. Privacy: The Rematch
By Jennifer Granick
Pedro Alvarez, a civil and environmental engineer at Rice University raises another water-related concern. It may be necessary to dam the San Juan River, the main route for water flowing out of the lake, to keep the water levels high enough for the canal’s locks to work properly, Alvarez says. “If you do that you’re going to change the hydrology of many lakes and rivers,” he said. “Some may dry up.”
As Amazon competes with Netflix, Hulu, and others in the online TV scene, it may be a telling move for the online retailer to experiment with ads. Netflix, for one, has maintained that viewers don’t want to see ads—its ad-free service, it says, is part of its success. Hulu, on the other hand, already serves up ads. But, notably, the vast majority of its shows aired first on TV with, well, ads.
Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the Washington D.C. Circuit Court declined to review the government’s assertions that the allegations of torture from men held in the CIA’s black site prisons – whether truthful or not – would put the nation at risk of grave danger if allowed to be made public.
“We have a lot of concerns that it sweeps in legitimate sites,” Katherine Oyama, Google’s policy council, testified during the House hearing Wednesday.