Physical Assault: the online attack on the epilepsy forums, where the trolls crafted flickering images at a frequency known to trigger seizures in those with “photosensitive” epilepsy. Think about this. People went to the one safe space they knew online — the epilepsy support forums — and found themselves having seizures before they could even look away. (Nobody was ever charged.)
The microblogging service said average monthly active users increased 6 percent to 328 million in the first quarter from a year earlier.
“How it will affect [the Oberstar bill’s] authorization right now is unknown, as far as DoT funding,” Jim Brerard of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Tuesday. “The budget does not appear to have anything shocking.”
Unlike iTunes or YouTube, Guvera does not have deals with every label, so you won’t be able to find every song you can think of. But its catalog is large and growing, thanks to deals for the U.S. launch with EMI, Universal Music Group, IODA and INGrooves, as well as major performing rights organization and the Harry Fox Agency, which represents 46,000 publishers. Guvera will pay the labels a percentage of revenue, from which labels pay publishers.
Some may say it’s sexist or discrimination against boys. But I have a son. And you know what? He doesn’t have this problem. Almost all form of media is practically targeted at him and his gender.
Could these photographs show a hardware prototype of the next generation iPhone? Sent by a reader to Engadget, the pictures are claimed to show a next-gen handset which was found inside a case for an iPhone 3G, and outside a San Jose bar.
The idea behind CSR started out simple: collect calls for help posted on social media, geolocate them, and route volunteers to the distressed parties. Basically, Uber for emergencies. It was a simple enough concept that a pair of developers named Matthew Marchetti and Nate Larson hacked it together in about six soggy hours in Houston last August while Hurricane Harvey howled outside. They expected it to help out a few families in their rapidly flooding neighborhood. By the time the storm was over, Marchetti says at least 25,000 people had been reached using the web service.
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At the time, Theranos was on the cusp of becoming a tech darling. Founded by the charismatic Stanford dropout in 2003, its promises to revolutionize blood-testing—and by extension, the vast industry of medical diagnostics—would be swallowed whole by most of the technology press, which would lavish Holmes with glowing coverage. (WIRED was not exempt). Only later—in October 2015—would the truth come out: Theranos was a fraud built on secrecy, deliberate fabrication, and hype. After I revealed that fraud, the company would begin an implosion that continues to this day.