Grosfeld said his business plan is different because the company can make significant revenues from firms in fields such as architecture and medical imaging that need to share documents. He said because of Napster, companies with film and audio libraries are hesitant to put their digital assets online, so Softwax is targeting vertical markets.
Make no mistake, my concern is not with Silicon Valley or the technology per se, but to create awareness that apps and gadgets don’t always work as advertised and that all sorts of factors affect executive decisions. And you will never get a CEO to admit this on the record, but that’s true of products that affect human lives, as well.
“Given Blizzard’s exemplary history of uncompromising quality, I am giving them a lot of trust,” said Ron Meiners, a World of Warcraft fan and virtual worlds expert. “They’re an industry watchword for concern for high quality.”
(Geek Cred Warning: You can scroll down for the villain names, should your geek-o-meter fail you.)
“I think it’s great that there’s a site like Beatrice that is enthusiastically dedicated to promoting the best books and writers out there, famous or not so,” said interviewee Elissa Schappell, who wrote Use Me. “The interviews are insightful, funny and intelligent. Hogan is a real fan, and it shows.”
The Unwritten is a comic that has never enjoyed much popularity, which is a shame because it is an intensely original and enjoyable book. Carey began his career writing Lucifer, a spinoff of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, which Gross also illustrated. On The Unwritten, the two have collaborated to create one of the most original literature-based comics on the market today.
Clarkson’s case of pneumonia is just the latest setback for the show. Hammond had a motorcycle accident while filming the second season. Then, in June, Hammond was involved in a fiery crash while driving an electric supercar made by Croatian manufacturer Rimac. He suffered a knee injury that required surgery.
Aaaaaaand another bug eats away at iOS. Researchers at three universities published evidence on August 25 of bugs in Apple’s Sandbox iOS feature, which keeps third-party mobile apps in “containers” to control what programs can access and do on a device. The tool is also meant to act as a defense against malicious apps. It’s already a big week for iOS security news, but these findings include seven (seven!) classes of vulnerabilities that could give developers or malicious hackers unauthorized power on iOS devices. The bugs could allow access to your contacts, location search histories, system file metadata—for example, where and when you took a photo, names, media libraries, and free disk space. The researchers also found flaws that could be used to let third party apps communicate with each other without permission or even block users’ own access to data on their phones. The researchers will present their full findings in October, and left some things out of this preliminary report because Apple is still working on patches for the bugs. The company likely won’t release fixes until the release of iOS 10 this fall, which may indicate that Apple doesn’t see the vulnerabilities as an urgent threat to iOS security.
Of course, the real solution is to repeal legislation that disincentivizes job creation and revenue growth and educate people that self-employment is not all it’s cracked up to be. But then, that would be too logical.
Harry Potter mania may mutate into new forms – at least if the German response is any guide.
So turn off your music, throw the video in fullscreen mode and give it 38 minutes. Trust us, you won’t be sorry.
Agencies will be required to make paper-based forms available digitally within one year, to provide a digital option as an alternative to in-person government services within two years, to submit a plan to increase the use of electronic signatures on contracts and related documents within 180 days, and to modernize their public-facing websites within one year. No longer will consumers be required to print and fill out forms that must then be either faxed or mailed in.
JB: What kind of plastic are Q-BA-MAZE cubes made of? Did you try out many different materials before setting on the final one?
If Facebook would just cut us in on the cash, I’m sure we’d all be happy to sell our heartfelt opinions to heartless corporations. Dead Bird 1: Facebook is happy. Dead Bird 2: Everyone with a Facebook account is happy. Dead Bird 3: I can finally afford to wave my magic phone at Blu-ray videos and collectible art toys with abandon.
Many manufacturers are beginning to tune into the problem. MP3 player maker iriver recently switched to paper boxes for its top-end offerings. Energizer started packaging its batteries with slits in the back of the clamshell to give customers a point of entry. Monster Cable is already a leader in easy-to-open packages – for years it has encased its cables in plastic containers bolted together with rivets at the corners that are simple to pull apart. The company says its upcoming next generation of packages will be even easier.
Federal authorities today announced a Grand Jury indictment against Ross Ulbricht, the alleged founder and owner of the underground drug emporium Silk Road.
Yes, WhatsApp also offers encrypted messaging, using the same underlying protocol as Signal. But Facebook owns WhatsApp—and can extract some metadata from its users—which defeats the purpose of trying to rid you life of the social network. Besides, even WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton says it’s time to delete Facebook.
The materials showed a more athletic, less buxom Lara Croft riding horseback, wielding a bow and arrows and fighting off zombie-like enemies.
Who Will Like It? Think of Looney Pyramids like a deck of cards: it’s not so much a game as it is a game system. If you like versatility with a small set of pieces, you’ll love these. They’re also great for game designers as extra pieces for prototypes, plus they make great stacking toys … with supervision.
WorldCom plans revamp strategy: Data and telephone services company WorldCom unveiled plans to realign its businesses, creating two separately traded tracking stocks, WorldCom and MCI, which will reflect the value of the distinct customer bases they serve.
Controlling the disease could be a major challenge in Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of some 17,000 islands and 210 million people, many of whom live in poverty in urban slums or villages with few health services.
WIRED couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the document. Reached Monday night, a Gox representative declined to comment on the document and referred us to the company’s webpage, before abruptly hanging up. But the website went offline a few hours after the company suspended trading on its exchange, and if the document is indeed authentic, the situation it described could reverberate across the world of bitcoin and possibly hamper the future of the digital currency.
The show opened with smoke, light effects and a thunderous applause. They started the show off running, asking for volunteers. The gag ended with two of the volunteers being asked to interweave the pages of a phone book together for an experiment where Adam’s life would be in the hands of the phone book, Jamie, and an inflatable mattress.
Much of the controversy surrounding Chapela stems from a study he and one of his students performed, which the prestigious scientific journal Nature published Nov. 29, 2001. The study said that Mexico’s diverse corn crop – previously thought to be pristine – was contaminated by a genetically modified variety.
Wires run along a wall in the Occupy Wall Street video room in New York City on Nov. 9, 2011. Photo: Bryan Derballa/Wired.com
“The damage done was real,” said Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) adding that the attacks disrupted computers at the Federal Reserve in Atlanta, Maryland’s motor vehicle agency and the Minnesota transportation department.
Supporters can also send Buy Nothing Day e-postcards.
Ars reviews the Apple TV 2.0: little, black, different [Ars Technica]
Since 2015, U.S. manufacturers considered “critical” to the economy and to normal modern life, like makers of autos and aviation parts, have been the main targets of cyberattacks — outstripping energy, communications and other critical infrastructure, according to Department of Homeland Security incident response data. The numbers may be imprecise because companies in key industries often don’t report attacks for fear of diminished public perception.
2. It doesn’t require a PC to scan. It has its own built-in memory that can hold up to 600 scanned pages PLUS it has an SD card slot if you prefer to save to a portable memory card.
The hack shows that Steve Jobs’ company will be turning out machines indistinguishable from any other PC, or “white box,” said German hacker Michael “mist” Steil.
Code sharing giant GitHub has taken the wraps off a new search bar that’s much more than just a search bar – it’s a command-line interface for navigating the website.