Most mock-up Macs are created for fun. They spoof Apple, obsessed by design and secrecy, and at the same time honor the company.
6. Sharker surf/skate board hybrid
I was intrigued by the look of this as I walked by one of the smaller stands, although it might just have been the day-glo colors that caught my eye. The shape of the board it obviously modeled after a surfboard, but with the front trucks of the skateboard replaced by an angled caster wheel. When I first stood on it, it seemed incredibly unstable. I put my right foot on, facing forwards, with my left ready to kick off. Luckily before I could sprain my ankle I was given a demo on the correct way to ride it. Standing sideways on you weave along without needing to kick at all. I’m sure with a bit more practice I could have mastered it, but I didn’t want to fall off in front of everyone!
Users control who can see their profiles – from only friends to all other users. Other users can then search the profiles for classmates, childhood acquaintances, people who share common interests.
Lanctôt-David, who has been using Macs since he was 4 and programming since he was 11, was given an iPod for Christmas and immediately wanted to make it do more than just play music.
Winner of a Mensa select award and one of the top 10 games of 2010, this co-op game of treasure hunting and harrowing escapes is a real favorite among kids and grown ups, alike. Up to four players try to rescue sacred relics before rising water floods the island and makes escape impossible. Each player gets a special ability to help the team, but winning is far from guaranteed in this wildly popular, fast-paced board game from Gamewright. Buy it from Amazon.
All of those tactics are more than theoretical. Nikiforakis presented the Stony Brook study at the Federal Trade Commission last year, and the FTC is actively taking on the scammers. The commission sued one Florida call center, extracting a $10 million ruling in December. “Before you can stop these scams, you have to really understand how they work,” says Lorrie Cranor, who was resident technologist at the FTC at the time of Nikiforakis’ visit. “This research really maps that out nicely.”
“Eighty percent of the problems are not technology,” she said. “They’re sociology and psychology. The barriers are personal. Professional and institutional behavior is more addictive than lifestyle behavior – it’s harder to change. You have to work overtime. So as you design these systems, think of yourself as trying to change slow-moving oil tankers. Pace yourself and be in it for the long term.
Hello, Generation Z. Now that we’ve seen how Millennials turned out, guess what? Our future is in your hands. When it comes to using technology, you have some distinct advantages over the rest of us. You probably learned to use a computer before you could walk, can text faster than you can talk and multitask like a pro juggler.
Earlier on Mornings with Maria, former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio compared his fight against the NSA and alleged insider trading to Apple. He suggested that it was illegal for the government to put “pipes beneath the ground” to listen in on conversations.“Ashcroft was the attorney general at the time and the director of the FBI was an assistant attorney general at the time and they knew that our intelligence agencies were involved in illegal activities,” he said.
The feds argue the business was set up to help users masquerade as paying subscribers in order to obtain internet service for free or increase their access. Harris argued that rooted modems allow for many tweaks that are perfectly legal and that he should not be responsible for what users did with the modems.
A year later, Rogers is in an office on campus, listening to “Also Sprach Zarathustra.” Most people who’ve heard the dramatic surge of brass and bombast have only experienced it on their stereo or perhaps while watching the opening moments of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. But now it’s playing on a school computer. Which in 1992 is really kind of bonkers.
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“Right now, if you’re a consumer, you can get free music. Theproblem is, the free music comes at the cost of advertising. It doesn’twork right, because for someone like MySpace or Imeem, they pay forevery single play and then they have the burden of getting advertisingto pay for it. So their goal is to create as many ads in front of youas they possibly can before they play the song…. The concept was, wecan create a great service with your music and new music all in a webpage – no ads.”
A herd of 141 fiberglass moose went up for sale on Monday as Toronto auctioned off some of the life-sized painted, decorated animals that have stood guard outside city banks and stores for months. The city estimates that the animals, designed to increase tourism, attracted two million visitors to the city between April and October. The 326 moose, painted by local artists and sponsored by local firms, were scattered around Toronto on street corners, squares and boulevards. During the “season” pranksters ripped antlers off dozens of the animals, and a moose with antlers is likely to raise more money, which is slated for charities, than one without. “Moose sculptures from Toronto’s phenomenal ‘Moose in the City’ outdoor art exhibition are going on sale, online, for the wildest fund-raising auction this town has ever seen,” the website said of the 16-day auction.
StarCraft, over the last decade has become the king of competitive real-time strategy games, just purely based on the amount of people who play it and the level at which they play it at. You guys have been huge supporters of the e-sports scene as well. What are you doing, particularly post-StarCraft II launch, to ensure a vibrant e-sports scene surrounding StarCraft II?
At one point, he asked a TSA airport supervisor what he could do about getting off the watchlist and relieving some of the hassles he’d experienced. The supervisor gave him a phone number but it went to a voice mailbox that was full and didn’t allow Marlinspike to leave a message.
Earlier that day, Fidelity announced a cut to $4.95, and rival Charles Schwab matched the price in a matter of hours. It was Schwab’s second cut in less than a month.
Channels are stored on the Kickworks’ servers, where people can listen to programming that includes embedded audio ads.
After seeing their “popped” videos get censored or edited by the network, Low and Thompson decided to turn their gripes into Easter eggs. Without telling anyone, they started pasting cut content into single frames of the credits—along with a secret word. “This was long before DVR, but people started to coming to the website and announcing that they had found the secret word,” Low says. “The only way they could have done it would have been to videotape with VHS and literally do the frame-forward to find it buried in the credits. That’s when VH1 really got upset.”
Seemingly in response to having lost the license to operate World of Warcraft in China, online firm The9 has launched a website for its upcoming, similarly titled World of Fight.
Stamper suggested that his intention was to keep politicians accountable, though it’s difficult to decipher his motives or his personal politics. Last February, he told The Marion Star in Ohio that he was frustrated by racial discrimination within the Republican Party, so he connected officials’ names to a racist site. But a month earlier he told the Gaylord Herald Times in Michigan that he leaned Republican and was just trying to make a few bucks.
But first, he decided on an intelligence-gathering mission. Though he was already set for the finals, he took his meager $250 winnings from the Oakland regionals and invested it right back into his quest, flying to Tampa, Florida, to scope the competition at the last PowerFest regional before the big game.
Google is walking a thin line here – media partners are critical to its success, but if it’s seen as favoring its “owned and operated” content over those who operate in the open or independent web, well, lines may be redrawn in the media business.