Jeff Jones, vice president of PGP marketing at Network Associates Inc., which employs the original PGP team, said a European financial institution once faced unauthorized withdrawals because customers had been e-mailing passcodes. He would not name the company.
As a youngster growing up in the breezy downs of southern England, I remember seeing the often-disatrous attempts of my peers (or, rather, their dads) trying to operate remote-controlled planes o’er the gusty meadows. Though that’s the sum total of my experience in such matters, the pre-assembled Aerosoarer comes ready to fly up, up, up and then down into a hopeless spiral where it will smash into a cow.
Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz have helped change the way people book travel by deploying sophisticated travel reservation systems that quote prices from most major airlines, hotels and rental car providers.
After spending some time in the European Union capital, HB-SIA will be flown to Paris next month for the Paris Air Show. The solar powered airplane, which can fly at night on battery power, has a wingspan of more than 208 feet. The wingspan of a Boeing 747-400 is 211 feet. But unlike the 747 which can take off weighing 875,000 pounds, the Solar Impulse airplane tips the scales at a slender 4,400 pounds at take off.
A former Intel programmer charged in an FBI anti-terrorism investigation pled guilty Wednesday to participating in a plan to provide help to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Hultén’s studio is a one-man show wherein everything is hand-made, which limits his output. Everything is made to order, both commissioned works and limited-run pieces like the Pixelkabinett.
While the RealJukebox will play WMA music files, the RealPlayer still doesn’t play Microsoft streams.
Two civil liberties groups sued Pennsylvania’s attorney general Tuesday, claiming his tactics to stop child pornography also cut subscribers across the country from legitimate websites.
Erotic Shiver includes sound effects – breathing, moaning, music, soft cries – as background for the stories. It reminded me of watching porn with my ears, when I’ve become involved in actual sex and am not at the right angle to look at the TV even if I wanted to.
Anyone who cares about news-gathering and its future has to care about Matt Drudge, the self-proclaimed former D student whose freewheeling website has done so much to define mass perceptions of Internet journalism.
Launched last month and continuing for the next two weeks, Monopoly Live uses some high-tech wizardry to let web surfers “buy” tony addresses in London and collect virtual rent that can be parlayed into a year’s worth of real mortgage payments for the winner.
To my knowledge, the highest-resolution subduction zone imaged to date is the last map/profile I showed above, the Nankai Trough. This is largely a result of this area being the focus area for a research project called the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (or NanTroSEIZE). This program is in progress – they’ve already done a lot of seismic acquisition and some drilling into the accretionary wedge. I’ve posted about this a year ago (here) but will show the images again right now.
NGIS has already built a website and plans to open it up to a grateful public sometime early next year. The company also plans to make the information available to traditional mapmakers, brochure publishers and local tourist offices. “We figure there’ll be two main kinds of users: those that want to get to know their communities better, and those who are traveling around,” Farrell said.
The porn purveyors reached by Wired News all swore they had managed to deflect Deepsy – without paying him off. They were quick to add, though, that others had done just that.
But a three-judge panel of the Appellate Division of New Jersey’s state Superior Court said the Internet would provide a “creative and innovative” way for Thomas J. McCoy and his daughter to keep in touch.
Moving on from the official sites, there are news sites that I would define as those that pay their writers, however little. These includeComicbookresources.com, Ain’t It Cool News, and Newsarama. Of these three, I like Comic Book Resources the best because of their regular blogs, especially Comics Should Be Good, and their active and heavily moderated forums. The other two will certainly provide the latest news but I find Ain’t It Cool harder to navigate and while Newsarama often has breaking news, chances for interaction between fans are limited. CBR tends to offer the mix I favor. I asked friends for recommendations as well and got several for ComicsAlliance. It certainly has a user-friendly home page and a really nice mix of subject matter, including a section on webcomics, a truly nice touch. There’s also the long-running The Comics Journal.
The African Development Bank highlighted information and communications technology as a key infrastructure – along with water, energy and transport – desperately in need of private sector funding to help Africa develop.
Other thoughts: Playing music straight from iCloud is convenient, and worked without a hitch for me so far. Playlist management is also much simpler than it iTunes 10. Click the arrow next to a song to have it play next, or to add it to your “Up Next” queue; alternatively, you can drag and drop a title to the Up Next queue icon. The redesigned mini player is great, showing the artist, title, and album art for the current song, which toggles to a play-pause-next interface (plus an AirPlay button) when you mouse over it. The Up Next queue icon is on the right of this mini player, along with a search icon.
Google made Android open source and lets handset makers license it for free. But the commission said the restrictions Google puts on handset makers who use Android inhibits competition. The commission began investigating Google’s management of Android in April 2015.
Baldwin has loftier goals for CommonCensus. If enough people enter data (say, close to 1 million), he believes it could be useful in fighting gerrymandering. He also hopes to extend the site to cover other parts of the world.
So it’s a change of script to see the company in the position of playing catch-up to the big names when it comes to grouping tabs and supporting lightweight add-ons.
Phrases like “Txt is gr8” (text is great) and “CUL” (see you later) are essential with a protocol that only allows 160 characters per message. But they also offer teenagers a language all their own.
The outburst, reportedly from early in February, is the latest in a string of problems for Kalanick and his company, which has become a global ride-hailing giant largely by challenging laws and authorities.
*Wired news reporter Michelle Delio and photographer Laszlo Pataki have begun their four-week, geek-seeking journey along the Great River Road. If you know of a town they should visit, a person they should meet, a weird roadside attraction they have to see or a great place to fuel up on chili mac, barbecue, gumbo, boiled mudbugs and the like, please send an e-mail to *firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We live in rural Maine, and not a lot of them have seen other parts of the country,” Grant said. “These pictures jump out at them. That, to a student, is pretty neat.
“Pen and paper is sketchy, ambiguous and fast,” he said. “Drawings are inherently ambiguous. The ambiguity enhances creativity. It encourages people to look at different options. Decisions have not been set in stone.”
What Happened: To protest the state’s anti-LGBTQ laws, porn site xHamster shut off access to North Carolina this week.
Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces
What Really Happened: The passing of House Bill 2 in North Carolina—the so-called “bathroom bill” that undoes anti-discriminatory laws protecting transgender rights in the state—has led to a backlash that involves many businesses pulling out of NC, including the announcement this week that porn aggregator xHamster has blocked access to those in North Carolina.
The Bay Area was also the home of the Grateful Dead, who were themselves interested in both technology and the fandom emerging around them. Among their local fans were computer scientists at key sites of the internet’s development, such as the University of California–Berkeley and Stanford. Some of the first email mailing lists, launched soon after email was invented and available only to those working in the computer science labs where the technology was under development, were for music fans. Paul Martin of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab began dead.dis@SAIL, for Dead fans in their lab. A fan himself, Martin and another at SAIL also collaborated to create a giant electronic repository of Grateful Dead lyrics, a collection that eventually made its way to the Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, who was reportedly so impressed he jumped headlong into digital culture, where he remained an influential presence.
The first version of Reddit worked more or less like a link aggregator. It was a place for skimming the news, sharing memes, passing around lulz. Shortly after it first launched, the site introduced comments to encourage discussion on those links. The first comment? It was about how comments would ruin Reddit. In 2008, when the site launched subreddits, Redditors objected again, complaining that the new feature reflected Reddit’s “schizophrenic approach” to displaying content. More changes followed: a bigger “comment” button, new ways to sort posts, those momentum arrows. You can guess how well those went over.
In the interest of protecting future moles and whistleblowers, we’ve assembled a list of Dos and Don’ts for leaking safely:
Legal experts say investigators wouldn’t break any laws in accessing a publicly available database like GEDmatch, which exists expressly to map that connectivity. “The tension though is that any sample that gets uploaded also is providing information that could to lead to relatives that either haven’t consented to have their information made public, or even know it’s been done,” says Jennifer Mnookin, dean of the UCLA School of Law and a founder of its program on understanding forensic science evidence. “That’s not necessarily wrong, but it leads to a web of information that implicates a population well beyond those who made a decision themselves to be included.”
Wall Street edged up to a record high on Wednesday as gains in consumer discretionary and energy stocks offset losses in technology heavyweight Apple Inc.
The huge income from successful servers had also spawned a mini cottage industry of launching DDoS attacks on competitors’ servers, in an attempt to woo away players frustrated at a slow connection. (There are even YouTube tutorials specifically aimed at teaching Minecraft DDoS, and free DDoS tools available at Github.) Similarly, Minecraft DDoS-mitigation services have sprung up as a way to protect a host’s server investment.
Disney Junior has a special celebration planned. Apparently, Jake of Jake and the Never Land Pirates has a birthday coming up and the network is ready to parrrty.