Given current economic conditions, corporate naming experts say it’s fairly obvious why companies are cutting out once-popular bits of cyber-verbiage.
But changing consumer behavior goes beyond merely providing data. Some researchers, like Cornell Food and Brand lab founder, Brian Wansink, have found that labeling products is at best useless and at worst counterproductive.
The year’s biggest color trend wasn’t a single hue, at all. It was a blend of them. More precisely, it was ombré (the ten dollar word for color gradients).
“One of the reasons you’re hearing so much about ML is that it’s the wave of productivity that will separate companies from the competition,” said Chris Bedi, CIO at ServiceNow. “It’s faster and offers [the potential for] better decisions. Humans have biases, algorithms don’t.”
He also slams the government for its undercover tactics, comparing Operation Open Market to the ATF’s Fast and Furious operation. Just as Fast and Furious put guns in the hands of smugglers, Open Market “sent government identification made by the DMV” to criminals around the world, most of which have not been recovered.
The first foreigner convicted of phishing in the United States was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison Monday.
Tokyo gaming giant Square Enix is creating a development house in El Segundo, California to craft an “action-oriented game based for an original IP,” reports Gamasutra.
The term artificial intelligence, or AI, is used to describe machines with computer code that learns as it goes. The technology is becoming widely used in sectors such as healthcare, entertainment and banking.
Once unlocked, the box contains a number of trinkets that lead to Robert and Gabby’s online presences on social networking sites, along with an email address and a company website. Clicking on some of these items triggers voiceovers from Lucci, with ominous remarks like “They’re a beautiful family, don’t you think? Such a shame.”
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Many real-life communities are already segregated by color, class, political, and cultural views. Facebook, Google and other networks are our online communities, and they are similarly segregated. We need to remind ourselves that there are humans on the other side of the screen who want to be heard and can think and feel like us while at the same time reaching different conclusions. The internet did a better job of fostering cross community conversation eight years ago when Obama was first elected. America was better off because of it.
SumOfUs and Change.org co-sponsored a petition asking Apple to respond to allegations of Foxconn worker abuse, and to commit to developing “ethical” products. More than 250,000 people signed the petition, which was hand-delivered to Apple Stores across the globe on Thursday morning. A second petition, from Hong Kong group SACOM, takes last week’s protest one step further by outlining five specific areas in which Apple needs to improve, including ending the use of student workers and providing a living wage for factory employees.
There are plenty of examples in the history of the English language of decapitalization (and simplification) of common words that entered the language as unique, named entities. Words that were capitalized come to be written all in lower case. Multi-word expressions are joined by a hyphen and later condensed into a single un-hyphenated word. These processes are evident in generic terms derived from former brand names, such as frisbee (from Frisbee) and bandaid or band-aid (from Band-Aid, originally Band Aid), as well as in acronyms such as scuba (from SCUBA, or Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus).
And if you decide you want to use the boiling water method, check out this handy tutorial showing how you can successfully boil water in a plastic bottle.
After Rachel, Enthoven changed the image to the company’s cartoon logo of a cat with a generic name, Team Kapwing. The harassing messages went away, and the logo has remained on ever since. It’s not an ideal solution, but as a startup founder struggling to grow her fledgling company, she’d prefer to take the easiest route. Kapwing benefits too much from the helpful feedback—which makes up the majority of messages—to remove the chat feature because of a hateful minority. Banning users that send hateful messages doesn’t seem viable at this point, she notes. “In some ways, it makes me sad that it’s harder if I represented myself online, but I also think [using the cat image] is just one easy way to get around it,” she says.
There’s a tragic caveat to the comic – something I learned only recently. One of the Pakhab-e-Shana blast victims – I won’t say which – has begun to show signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury, including chronic confusion and memory loss. But he hasn’t been able to convince the Army that his injury is real.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said the bank had total assets of $700 million and total deposits of $554 million. Approximately $29.4 million of those deposits are uninsured, said the FDIC, which was appointed receiver of the bank.
A coalition of privacy and security experts called on Google publicly to make the change last June, saying that Google was putting millions of people at risk by not using encryption as the default for their cloud computing services.
Keep an eye on the Babiators website and you could also score some scholarship money for your child. This summer Babiators will again run a competition that will give away $1,000 to the winner. To participate all you’ll need to do is “upload a photo of your child wearing sunglasses and doing something AWESOME!”
Of course, anyone with a cellphone these days has gear this complicated. (That’s how Google Maps knows where to steer you.) The idea is the same in the military: Give your unit a GPS device, and the Eyes in the Sky that talk to air support will know that the mysterious band of guys with guns beneath them creeping in formation toward a target is actually a friendly unit.
Data source: IBM investor relations. Note: Omits a number of stock dividends in the 2% to 5% range between 1928 and 1967.
Wired: I assume you are anticipating sufficient interest for this to actually be a recurring program?
The finish line is pretty amazing – I “ran” into an Air Force Reserve colleague around mile 10 and the two of us pushed each other to the finish – it was so wonderful! I watched several hundred others cross the finish line and the reactions ranges from collapsing to vomiting to outright tears of joy/pain/amazement at such an accomplishment.
The company’s net operating revenue fell to $8.07 billion in the fourth quarter from $8.28 billion a year earlier.
The rapid growth has propelled some of China’s name brands on to the world stage, with many in the U.S. and around the globe becoming familiarized with tech companies like Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), Tencent Holdings and Baidu (NasdaqGS: BIDU).
Samsung also signed a cross-license agreement with Sony (SNE) late last year to share patents on basic technologies such as those associated with chips and industry standard technologies.
“There are stories like the Brock Turner case and others in the media that make it very clear that the system is just not there to support survivors,” says Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, the director of Sexual Violence Legal Services at the YWCA. Online organizing could make prosecutions easier. “When it’s ‘he said, she said, she said, she said’ and multiple victims are willing to testify,” Mukhopadhyay says, “it can really help the case move through the criminal justice system.”
Confused yet? “The analysis can sometimes get murky,” says Chang. And how. In a recent case decided this year in the district court of New Jersey, the presiding judge said as much: “The doctrine is simple to state – copyright will not protect an idea, only its expression – but difficult to apply, especially in the context of computer programs.”