Some House members were particularly spirited in their defense of both NASA and the Constellation program, particularly Gabrielle Giffords, a democrat from Arizona, who heads the space and aeronautics subcommittee (and who is married to an astronaut).
Doppler’s other option was to sell the company at a far lower valuation. Kraft and Lanman explored shaving their equity stakes by more than 75 percent, hoping to find a way to at least pay back investors and make a little money for employees. Mostly they wanted a landing place for the tech and the team. That’s the thing the Doppler leadership comes back to over and over in the weeks leading up to the end of Doppler: doing right by the employees. They eventually received two offers from hardware giants, but neither was meaningful money. “They said, ‘Let’s see if we can do a deal that’s definitely shitty for you, but not too shitty, and definitely better than going out of business,'” Kraft says. Doppler would have saved face, but it wouldn’t have made anybody any money. So Doppler said no.
The WSJ writes, “ABC’s deal highlights how the online strategy of the major TV networks has evolved over the past 18 months, reflecting rapid growth in the number of people watching online video and increasing advertiser interest.”
The origin of my game — Party On!— dates back a year, to an event run by Studio Cypher, a local game design company in Bloomington, Indiana. Will Emigh, one of its trio of co-founders, began hosting a quarterly game development session to help stimulate the creation and testing of independent games.
That’s the price range of high-end cable-TV shows. Facebook is also interested in more moderate-cost scripted shows in the mid-to-high six-figure-per-episode range, these people say. The company will be aggressive about trying to own as much of that content as possible.
For WIRED’s October issue, David Karpf read every issue of the magazine, in chronological order. He’ll be writing a series about the patterns and insights he found in 25 years of stories about the future.
You can sometimes force a full site to load by removing the “m.” in front of the domain name in the URL and refreshing the page. Mobile websites are often denoted by an “m.” at the front of the address. While “twitter.com” loads the desktop version of Twitter, “m.twitter.com” loads the mobile version.
What about Bebo users, most of whom Alexa says live in the United States and United Kingdom?
Employees were Balwani’s minions. He expected them to be at his disposal at all hours of the day or night and on weekends. He checked the security logs every morning to see when they badged in and out. Every evening, around 7:30, he made a flyby of the engineering department to make sure people were still at their desks working.
There are signs some brick-and-mortar retailers have upped their e-commerce game this year. Walmart.com was more competitive with Amazon on selection and price, according to data from Boomerang Commerce, a pricing data firm.
That’s the case with Road-Sign Hank and the Aliens.
For now, Upworthy appears to be reaching a wide enough audience to attract investors and make some coin. Whether it is yet shaping the discussion is another question, and given the plethora of dark pessimism, it has a steep road before its ripples make even modest waves on the murky pond of contemporary journalism. Clearly, it has tapped a chord in our culture that is tuning out the cacophony of impending crisis and is instead yearning to hear about what is working and and might. Like Upworthy or cringe in the face of it, we need that chord to grow and thrive if our worst fears and darkest instincts are not to dominate.
The program you create in response to these requirements must reduce repetitive labor, automate the work that must be done each time, yet remain flexible enough to allow variation. The business practices that can be formalized into sets of procedures are easy to convert into code.
Putting the user in control might be the fastest route to online sales success, says JupiterResearch’s Evans.
It’s the first federal case testing whether wireless providers may block text messages they don’t like.
When people ask me, “What is lupus?”, I have found that the easiest, even if oversimplified, explanation is as follows:
To get an idea of the paper’s excess weight, go to Cambridge, England, and find Mark Patterson. Patterson is a scientific-publishing old hand gone rogue. He formerly worked at two of the biggest scientific publishing companies, Elsevier and Nature Publishing Group (NPG), each of which puts out scores of journals. A few years ago he moved to the staff at PLoS.* Patterson is now director of publishing there, and since he joined, PLoS has leveraged open-science principles to become one of the world’s biggest publishers of peer-reviewed science and the biggest single publisher of biomedical literature. Readers like it because they get free access to good science. Researchers like it because their work reaches more readers and colleagues. PLoS’s success is heartening open-science advocates greatly — and unsettling the traditional publishers.
Disclaimer: The author’s company partnered with Latitude on the Robots@School project.
But it also found that some sightings were possibly of rare atmospheric phenomena – pockets of electrically charged plasmas forming in the atmosphere. The plasmas would appear as bright, fast-moving UFOs to observers, but be invisible to radar.
Nikon is one of the two main camera brands for professional photographers and the company said it will continue to produce and sell the F6, its flagship film model, as well as a number of manual interchangeable lenses.
Sound Quality. My family of four has used the headphones over the past two weeks in an assortment of noise conditions with an assortment of audio devices. It’s absolutely fascinating hearing the difference between the “standard” sound and the “noise-canceling” sound, when the Linx Audio features would kick in. The potential for what I’ll call “screechiness” in the highest frequencies is eliminated and even the highest notes sound very full and rich. The bass is very strong and full; in fact it’s stronger than any headphones or ear buds I had ever owned.
Case in point: This past weekend, thousands paid to watch the De La
Hoya/Mayweather fight on HBO’s pay-per-view. When a friend asked me if I had seen it, I said “No, but wait a minute…” After 30 seconds I was watching the last round of the fight on YouTube free-of-charge. The video has since been removed, but the fact remains—I didn’t
“If you do anything to make it harder for the phone to communicate with the (cell) tower … it can make the exposure worse,” Slesin said.
“Something behind this is fishy, and the intentions of the developers aren’t only to monetize on advertisements,” she says. “We don’t know their plan, and if there really is one. But it looks like they want to have the opportunity to take it to the next level. And they can.”
“The costs (for extra bandwidth) were easily covered by PowerPoint, Web publishing and VHS sales,” said Peter Fydler, the commercial director for British Pathe.
The pair, Phillip Chapman, 21, and Amanda Warren, 20, first got started in auction fraud when they were mere teens, said Scott Holste, a spokesman for the Missouri Attorney General’s office. Each defendant received a 12-year prison sentence – the longest for auction fraud in the history of the state – due, in part, to the couple’s utter lack of remorse after they were indicted.
The Mr. Robot team is clearly dedicated to realism, but it is also set on extending the world of the show through plants and easter eggs throughout the episodes. URLs, QR codes, and IP addresses that come up on screen always lead somewhere on the real web. One on-screen 126.96.36.199 (and at least two other IPs) takes you to a laughing image of the fsociety mask while 188.8.131.52 goes to a chat program where you take on Darlene’s identity. You can watch Elliot and Darlene’s favorite film from their childhood, The Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie, visit E Corp’s website (currently down because of “temporary maintenance,” of course), or start deciphering clues from Elliot’s notebook. Usually in movies and television we can tell that phone numbers and websites aren’t real, but Mr. Robot makes sure that everything leads somewhere.
Viddy launched in February this year, and now has 36 million monthly active users, or “Viddyographers.”
The bailout, mainly by state-controlled banks, will likely raise complaints from U.S. and other foreign competitors that Hynix and other South Korean companies have benefited from unfair government subsidies.
The decision to open source Mirai also led to its most high-profile attack. The FBI says Jha, White, and Dalton were not responsible for last October’s DDoS of the domain name server Dyn, a critical piece of internet infrastructure that helps web browsers translate written addresses, like Wired.com, into specific numbered IP addresses online. (The FBI declined to comment on the Dyn investigation; there have been no arrests publicly reported in that case.)
The 750 million yen ($6 million) venture, trumpeted as a new era of Web-based securities trading, was owned 60 percent by the Softbank unit and 40 percent by Lehman (LEH).
Not that it was much of a fall. More of a sidestep. I spend a lot of my time writing about and researching the history of science, for books like The Poisoner’s Handbook, my recent story of poison, murder and the invention of forensics in the early 20th century. I do so because I believe–no, really, I know–that we cannot understand who we are unless we understand how we got here. And so I was doing some research into the history of chemistry and Faraday’s book almost immediately appeared in my browser.
“We can innovate more rapidly,” Martin says, “and then offer that innovation to the rest of the company as services.”