For tasks they have mastered, workers don’t need to look at the screen. But they can wake it at any time to see where a part must go, and even zoom into an object on the display for more detail. Glass tells them what kind of bolt is needed—a wrong-sized bolt could seriously damage a motor—and specifies which wrench to use and how much torque is required. If a part looks damaged, they can take a picture. Some workers prefer to swipe along the side of the frame to go to the next step; others work mainly via voice commands.
A free speech advocacy group is calling for the release of three Vietnamese dissidents who were recently arrested after they criticized the communist regime on the Internet.
Samsung also integrated some gestures into the curved edge displays. Swiping allows users to bring up their most used apps and contacts and to use its Smart Select feature to easily grab and share virtually anything that’s on the screen.
Already there have been isolated cases of human drivers pulling into the path of cars such as Teslas (NASDAQ:TSLA), knowing they will stop because they’re equipped with automatic emergency braking.
Today Lohle downplays Tox’s relationship to 4chan. “We were self-sufficient after only a couple weeks,” he says. “We also posted on reddit and hacker news, and people joined from that.” He probably has good reason to distance the project from the site. The racism, homophobia and misogyny on display on the 4chan on a day to day basis would be a big turn off both for users and potential contributors.
Google Media Server is for Windows only and works as an add-on, or gadget, to the Google Desktop application. The gadget appears as a small window with only an on/off switch and a preference button. The admin interface is run through a local web host and can be controlled through your primary browser. Turn it on and Google will host a local server on your computer for access by any Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) device. UPnP devices include media players, picture frames and game systems including Playstation 3.
“Hosting is free with no requirements, unless the site gets very busy,” he said. “And design work is free, as long as they don’t mind our banner.”
The pic above was the result of its first attempt to clean. My house definitely doesn’t look like that. Granted, this was after it got stuck on the shag carpet, but subsequent cleans only yielded a bigger map by increments. Basically, the Botvac will clean well, but don’t expect it to do so perfectly the first time.
If you are planning on taking the Tube to work anytime this week, expect crowded trains and a lot of walking. The largest union working for Metronet, the recently bankrupt company that maintains nine of the twelve London Underground lines, has gone on strike over concerns of job cuts and pensions. 3.4 million daily Tube commuters will be affected. As of Monday 4 September at 07:20 (GMT), only the Northern and Jubilee Lines are running normally. The Piccadilly Line has suspended service between Hyde Park Corner and Northfields and also between Hyde Park Corner and Uxbridge, but the rest of the line is running normally. Transport for London urges passengers to use buses, the Docklands Light Railway, National Rail services, and their legs. Underground tickets will be accepted on all alternative transit means except for First Capital Connect, Southern and Southwest Trains services, where only Travelcards valid within the travelled zones will be accepted. National Rail reports that all train lines will not be affected by the strike, even if some of the rail lines share London Underground tracks. The strike is scheduled to end at 18:00 on Thursday 6 September, according to the Transport for London Website, but there’s a possibility of yet another three day strike next week.
But he quickly added: “I don’t know that we’re very confident they’ll have a change of heart. They’ve shown no indication thus far that they appreciate the gravity, the seriousness of the situation they have caused, the lives they have endangered, the operations they have potentially undermined, the innocent people who have potentially been put in harm’s way as a result. So I don’t know that we have a high degree of confidence that this – that this request, this demand, unto itself, will prevail upon them.”
Vanished is entirely funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and was created at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in tandem with scientists from the Smithsonian. Read more about the project by going to to [ARGnet](http://www.argn.com/2011/03/the_smithsonian_and_mit_helps_your_kids_get_vanished/ “ARGnet post on new game “Vanished””), a website devoted to discussing alternate reality gaming. Sign up to play the game by heading over to the [Vanished](http://vanished.mit.edu/ “Sign up to play “Vanished””) website. Parents will be sent a contractual email when their children sign up and are allowed to create “watcher” accounts–however, the game is designed to put kids, not adults, in the decision-making driver seat.
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“The turmoil highlights the moral hazard of having a company at the middle that owns the entire experience,” Charles explains. “It’s inevitable that the company and the users will come into conflict sometimes. But with a centralized experience, it’s extremely difficult for the users to have a say in resolving any conflicts. A decentralized approach would give more power to the users.”
Earlier, Cox and Comcast announced plans to terminate their agreements with ExciteAtHome. Both announced plans to handle more functions in house.
On internet message boards such as Howard Forums, where tech and phone geeks converge, Bressler has turned down offers to accept fees for his software.
Hims, a San Francisco-based e-commerce startup selling men’s wellness products, has raised $40 million in funding from venture firms IVP and Redpoint Ventures, according to sources familiar with the deal. The new round values Hims at $200 million not including the funding, the sources said.
But there’s a catch: Right now, home-market games are off-limits, as are nationally-televised games, so baseball can protect the millions of dollars that broadcasters pay each year for local television rights. That means a Red Sox fan in Los Angeles can catch balls and strikes online but a Yankees-crazed exec holed up without a TV in a Manhattan office is out of luck.
But the mayhem in Boston last month did more than raise questions about that city’s police. It also put a spotlight on the challenges facing advertisers in an age when consumers are more likely than ever to ignore – or fast-forward through – traditional ads. TV, magazine and newspaper buys still dominate ad spending overall, but their growth is slowing. The days when an advertising agency could come up with an idea, produce three TV spots and call it a campaign are likely gone forever, says Neal Burns, a professor in the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Advertising.
This latest version of Safari has been in beta since February. We first took a look at it when the developer preview made its debut a year ago. The final release announcement came, along with a demo of the new features, at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco on Monday. (See Gadget Lab’s live blog coverage of the WWDC keynote)
Sometimes I need to slow down and remember what it’s like to walk into an adult store and see what’s actually on the shelves for general consumers. I get so immersed in the up-and-coming technologies that I lose touch with what is available, what the buyers thought would sell, what you are likely to see – and not see – on your next shopping trip.