In his spare time, the documentary photographer had been scraping information on Airbnb listings across the city and displaying them in interactive maps on his website, InsideAirbnb.com. A self-described “data activist,” Cox updated his numbers regularly—and as he compared Airbnb’s data to his own, he noticed a serious discrepancy. A large chunk of listings seemed to have gone missing just before Airbnb released its report.
The conversation then turned to how to make money on princesses, rather than spend it, and to Sleeping Beauty, which has been continually reinvented by the Grimm Brothers, Tchaikovsky, and, most recently, Disney. Was there anything left to do with her? Then Rem Khass, the Russian Andy Warhol, asked a simple question: What was she dreaming for the hundred years that she was asleep? “We all reacted the same way—‘Oh my gosh,’” Caputo recalls. “We started getting really interested. The vast majority of the story took place in her head—and no one ever told us that.”
“How would you interact with a webpage rendered in a webview with the Apple TV remote?” asks Adam Grossman, developer of popular iOS weather app Dark Sky. “Including it would cause all sorts of potential problems, I’d imagine.”
Larry Purpuro, the RNC’s deputy chief of staff who heads the party’s technology inititative, said that the hack “certainly didn’t interrupt our online efforts to get out the vote.”
Leimgruber happened to work from the Bay Area, but these days, more than half the fellows don’t. In Boston, Grace Xiao, 20, is working on Kynplex, a social networking software for scientific innovations and Brian Truong, 23, is building software that replaces ads with questions for online publishers. In Durham, North Carolina, Ivonna Dumanyan, 22, is building wearable sensors for athletes. In Los Angeles, Anthony Zhang, 21, is building an on-demand food delivery app for college kids.
He addressed head-on publishers’ criticisms that Google unfairly makes money off other people’s content, reminded the news executives they have the absolute power to keep their content out of the search giant’s mix, and told them — as nicely as he could — that they stopped innovating online more than a decade ago.
Under the banner of a startup called Numerai, Craib and his team have built technology that masks the fund’s trading data before sharing it with a vast community of anonymous data scientists. Using a method similar to homomorphic encryption, this tech works to ensure that the scientists can’t see the details of the company’s proprietary trades, but also organizes the data so that these scientists can build machine learning models that analyze it and, in theory, learn better ways of trading financial securities.
The Japanese enemies range from World War II soldiers to stereotypes such as samurai, sumo wrestlers, and ninjas. No Chinese soldiers are depicted on the battlefield.
Contrary to some unconfirmed reports, Davis did not mention any suspect in custody. Despite a report going across the police scanner about a suspicious truck purporting to gain access to a secured area, Davis declined to say any specific truck was under investigation.
A better way to find the right drug would be helpful, since some doctors often simply choose the drug that causes the fewest side effects, said Dr. Mel Blaustein, medical director of psychiatry at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.
Shortly after he was hired, Rosen systematically contacted the biggest concert halls and arenas in the country and made them all the same spectacular offer: Where Ticketron charged venues for its service (adding a minimal fee for customers—$1 per ticket), Rosen offered to actually pay the venues. He would increase service fees and split the money with whoever housed a concert or sporting event. Everybody signed up and Ticketron was quickly decimated. In 1991, it surrendered. “When Ticketron came to an end,” Gadwa says, “I felt more like we had stumbled upon a beached whale that had already died than defeated a fierce enemy in battle.”
But that’s not the only interesting correlation uncovered by the PET scans. The scientists also discovered a surprising inverse relationship between dopamine activity in the insula and the willingness to exert effort. In short, an excited insula appears to make us lazier. While the precise function of the insula remains unclear – it is activated in all sorts of different fMRI studies – the Vanderbilt scientists argue that, at least in this case, the insula appears to representing “response costs,” or the pain of having to suffer through an unpleasant task. Perhaps it detects the ennui of boredom, or the throb of that tired finger, or that existential ache of having to do something we don’t want to do. Who knows? What appears to be the case is that more dopaminergic activity in the insula makes the pain of labor more salient, and that’s why we quit.
Location Data and 3D modeling are tackling San Francisco’s urgent issues that are a byproduct of rapid growth.
Developers initially will distribute software under the BSD license, which would allow other campaigns to use the code freely. They likely will allow distribution under other open-source licenses once campaign lawyers grant approval.
“I’m a photographer, so that [explanation] didn’t mean much to me,” said Rick Smolan Oct. 15 here at the inaugural Wired Health Conference in New York.
Consumers are waiting longer before replacing their phones, a shift that Apple must address in its product roadmap, said analyst Ben Bajarin of Creative Strategies.
Another difference is that Gutelius and Doyle want the Collaboratory to be much more interactive than other distributed science software, which often just runs in the background on a person’s computer. For instance, volunteers will be able to call up information about the stars currently being scanned by their computers.
“Culturally, in Asia this is a big part of their life, maybe in the same sense that we follow stick and ball sports here. And now that it’s come to the west and you’re seeing how engaged people are, it’s just the beginning.”
The film studios – including Walt Disney’s film units, Vivendi Universal’s Universal Studios, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox, and AOL Time Warner’s Warner Brothers – are concerned the code would allow their films to be pirated over the Internet.
The website VG247 published photos of what it said was a “PSP2” development kit last November. with two analog sticks and a “trackpad” control on the reverse of the unit. This is said to be a completely separate product from the (also as-yet-unannounced) PlayStation phone.
Hey, Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe wrote the foreword to Retro Gaming Hacks, right? Surely I’d be able to get into his press conference at E3.