In the process, Jackson says he’s exposed an illicit and previously invisible economic underground.
“The Onion did it,” wrote one poster. “They contemplated the atrocities of the World Trade Center and turned out, no doubt, one of their best issues ever.”
Ritscher was a jazz reviewer in Chicago and a sporadic musician himself who killed himself last Friday by setting himself on fire in rush hour traffic.
At the Coalition for the Future of Music policy summit, lawyers and technologists locked horns over consumer rights in the new economy – an economy that’s in part being shaped by copyright protection services such as digital rights management.
The protocol would cover issues like message length (keep it short at first), signal encoding (binary is probably best), transmission method (radio, or some other frequency?) and information content (math and science, or human culture?). The main idea is to keep it simple, the researchers say.
We appreciate the designer’s nod to the latest Bond film, but we just can’t picture 007 tapping an Oyster card.
“This must be coming from the request of The Wall right?” said one user on Chinese social media service Weibo, referring to the country’s state-backed internet censorship program. “Apple has made enough money in China, it’s OK for it to take the blame this time for the sake of the money.”
“There’s such a huge demand right now from brand advertisers,” said Dave Williams, chief marketing officer of AtomShockwave. “And this is a huge audience, and an engaged audience.”
While Crick remained active in lab science after the DNA structure discovery, Watson took on a leadership role.
While Malamud’s budget is only about $1 million annually, he has a matching grant from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s philanthropy group and help from influential tech friends like Tim O’Reilly, Paul Vixie and Larry Lessig.
Nortel lands contract: Nortel Networks, the world’s No. 2 network equipment supplier, has won a $300 million deal to supply ClearData Communications with optical and data network equipment for a nationwide network.
According to the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, six campgrounds north and east of Washington, D.C. and one campground in California have started welcoming EV owners looking to plug into the 50 amp, 240 volt charging stations that provide juice to parked RVs. In just four hours they’re good to go again.
That’s not just anecdotal. According to Microsoft, one in seven people—or 1.2 billion in total—use Office today. And its strength is in more than just numbers. It’s also still far more feature-packed.
7) Pac Man Rings — A series of four rings create an homage to an early arcade classic. A sterling silver Pac Man chases three black onyx companion rings on a left hand. Sadly, this work by Rachel Pfeffer is already sold.
“When parts of the community are viciously turning on the people that have introduced millions of users to the currency, you know things have got really crazy,” he said, referring to bitcoin company Coinbase being banned from the bitcoin website and removed from discussion groups. He also complained of denial-of-service attacks against Coinbase and others, while The New York Times reported that some developers had received death threats.
Finding terrorism plots is not a problem that lends itself to data mining. It’s a needle-in-a-haystack problem, and throwing more hay on the pile doesn’t make that problem any easier. We’d be far better off putting people in charge of investigating potential plots and letting them direct the computers, instead of putting the computers in charge and letting them decide who should be investigated.
“There’s lots of places to upload music and get listened to, but they’re all the same,” said Poijärvi. “It’s so difficult to be found from that digital swamp.”
Star Wars Celebration V is being produced by the Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions, which might not bear mentioning except that they carry some geek cred: They’re responsible for New York Comic Con, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, and the New York Anime Festival, and is also working with Penny Arcade Expo.
While on stage, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, said the S stands for “streamlined, significant performance, security.” He added, “I personally like to think of it as the soul of today’s Windows.”
The web is certainly safer than ever before because of expanded HTTPS adoption. But some parts of it—even big parts like iTunes—aren’t completely on board, and may never be.
“Release 2.0 of the iPhone software is very well integrated with Microsoft Exchange using ActiveSync,” the Disney guy says.
It’s also a friendly little thing, lighting up when you approach and yielding its secret in ways familiar to Apple’s intuitive ways of interaction. You push down on the display to show the menu. And when you turn the ring to set temperature, it tells you how long it will take to achieve that temp. When it heats, the display turns red; when it cools, the color is blue.
Since this version marks only the second redesign since its historic June 1992 launch, the Fermilab site’s life story shines light on the Web’s history and the logic behind the evolution of website design.
While content providers and the large-scale aggregators continue to butt heads over who has the right to profit from news content, Fwix, relatively speaking, takes the high road.