“These programs make mistakes,” said Edelman, who attributed the errors to software mistakes, and possibly human error. “We don’t like to hear that what students can and cannot read in their schools will be restricted arbitrarily.”
The worm is coded to be time sensitive; its activity occurs based on the date (day of the month) of an infected system’s clock.
If you’re handling password-protected Microsoft Office documents, in iOS 6, you’ll be able to open those up right on your iDevice, too.
A few hours after rescuers dragged her young son’s lifeless body from 3-foot-deep water in the San Francisco Bay, the distraught mother tried to explain the drowning.
The next major rule change is scheduled for 2017, when the FIA will call for wider, heavier, and faster cars, which will also come with a new way to protect the driver from loose debris, though the final design hasn’t been selected yet. The changes for 2016 were relatively minor: A change to the exhaust system will make the cars louder (addressing a major fan complaint), and the cockpit will be nearly an inch higher, to better protect the driver.
TheRealDeal has no such restrictions. Its rules ban only child pornography and, strangely, services that offer “doxing,” the posting of specific users’ private information. But victims, if its anonymous form of zero-day sales catches on, will be just another part of the business model.
But even if you have no idea what your Klout score is, there’s a chance that it’s already affecting your life. At the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas last summer, clerks surreptitiously looked up guests’ Klout scores as they checked in. Some high scorers received instant room upgrades, sometimes without even being told why. According to Greg Cannon, the Palms’ former director of ecommerce, the initiative stirred up tremendous online buzz. He says that before its Klout experiment, the Palms had only the 17th-largest social-networking following among Las Vegas-based hotel-casinos. Afterward, it jumped up to third on Facebook and has one of the highest Klout scores among its peers.
What eBay did for buying and selling, Britain’s Zopa hopes to do for lending and borrowing money.
Apple, which is trying to energize sales in China, could hit a wall selling the pricey new phones there. The 8 and 8 plus start at $699 and the iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive phone.
NEW YORK – Moviegoers get to peek through the notorious Great Firewall of China in High Tech, Low Life, a documentary that examines the mysterious internet policing and widespread censorship practices carried out by the Chinese government.
The vote he’s now trying to get out is that burgeoning online constituency that doesn’t respond to typical marketing ploys. “It’s really going to be about tapping into the audience that’s already living on line, then making a film [viewing] just a click away,” he said.
First 37Signals announced it would drop support for OpenID. Then Microsoft’s Dare Obasanjo called OpenID a failure (along with XML and AtomPub). Former Facebooker Yishan Wong’s scathing (and sometimes wrong) rant calling OpenID a failure is one of the more popular answers on Quora.
[M]ovie and rating data contains information of a more highly personal and sensitive nature. The member’s movie data exposes a Netflix member’s personal interest and/or struggles with various highly personal issues, including sexuality, mental illness, recovery from alcoholism, and victimization from incest, physical abuse, domestic violence, adultery, and rape.
NEW YORK – In any local coffee house, airport lounge or hotel lobby, technophiles and technophobes can be found hunched over their notebook computers.
The guys at Solar Flight say aircraft like theirs also provide insight into maximizing efficiency and minimizing weight that could make fossil fuel-burning planes a little cleaner and greener. Perhaps more than that, they get people thinking about new ways of propulsion.
Also, as negotiations neared an end, Philips engineers made a technical breakthrough that, at the data compression then planned, would have allowed 97 minutes of music to fit on a 120mm CD, or 75 minutes on a smaller disc. That, Immink writes, was never seriously considered, because the higher-ups had already decided on 120mm, for reasons perhaps competitive and perhaps Beethovenian.