Ian Harris, deputy editor of MacFormat, a British Mac magazine, said he regularly runs Spymac-inspired features, and finds the site indispensable for getting story ideas and taking the pulse of the Mac community. “Thank God for Spymac,” he said. “I don’t know what I’d do without it.”
Oh, and remember the iPod Classic? Each year we wonder when Apple will discontinue this device, but because the current iPhone 4 maxes out at 32-GB of capacity, and the next iPod Nano will likely be sold in 32-GB and 64-GB models, there still seems to be a “need” for a massively capacious 160-GB iPod Classic. Apple still has to serve iTunes-addicted audiophiles, after all. We’re guessing the Classic is still sticking around , and if it gets an upgrade at all, it should only be a minor boost in hard-drive capacity.
On a smaller scale, though, some designers have experimented with 3D printing as a means to find better fit and give consumers more personalization. Israeli fashion designer Danit Peleg believes that in the future we’ll be able to “download” our clothes and fabricate them at home using 3D printers that can spin soft materials. Peleg already sells a custom-made 3D-printed bomber jacket for $1,500 and hopes more people will print their own clothes one day.
Some people who have been reading the attachments speak almost fondly of their new plague-ridden “friends,” saying they feel they have come to know them by peeking into their private documents.
“I love the fact that he continues to go directly to the American people with his message and his tweets and he pushes back on false narratives that take place. And, you know what, he used a word that no one had heard of before, maybe it was a mistake, maybe it wasn’t, I think it’s comical and let’s give him a little credit, let’s have a little levity for a change,” he added.
Contrary to public statements made by the Transportation Security Administration, full-body airport scanners do have the ability to store and transmit images, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
And even if those customers send back ill-fitting clothes in droves, Amazon is in a better position than ever before to minimize the extra cost of those returns to its bottom line. Amazon’s huge investments in infrastructure have created a massive logistics network with enviable economics of scale. As more people use their bedrooms as dressing rooms, Amazon has made its delivery and returns process more seamless than ever—which matters for clothes more than just about anything else. And now that it’s got all those pieces in place, controlling the last piece—making the clothes themselves—is just the next logical step.
Unlike the California law, Feinstein’s bill does not provide a way for individuals to sue if data about them is released. However, the bill doesn’t specifically protect companies from private or class-action lawsuits, and does not pre-empt California’s law.
And if an eventual Christie campaign does come knocking? Anderson reckons he’ll open with $50,000, and see where it takes him.
So one might expect crowdSpring and 99designs to wither away like so many other seemingly ill-conceived Web 2.0 startups. Instead, they seem to be flourishing. 99designs says it has paid out over $4 million to its community of 30,000 artists, and crowdSpring expects to be profitable by next year. The success of crowdsourced design has sparked a vibrant, highly emotional debate within the design industry. (The brouhaha will go live at SXSW next week, where I will moderate a panel on the subject of spec work in design.)*
From there, the iPhone’s story is one of evolution, not revolution. Each year, Apple made the phone bigger and faster, refining the product without changing the basic form factor or its most beloved features. It became more popular every time. From the beginning, Apple seemed to know the camera could be a smartphone’s best feature: The iPhone 4, with its selfie camera and HD video recording, was the biggest thing in cameras since Kodak. Ever since, Apple’s cameras have been among the best in their class.
For the tape series, Naman decided how to squish people’s faces and did the taping himself. This time, he let his subjects do the deed. Some went crazier than others, because rubber bands hurt a lot more than tape. That said, there’s still a whole lot of nose and ear warping, and the rubber bands do an even better job than tape when it comes to forcing skin and hair to stick out in awkward and painful ways.
“On certain of the company’s music sites, after collecting dates of birth from children indicating that they were under 13, Sony Music enabled children to create user profiles in the form of personal fan pages, through which children were able to interact with other Sony Music fans, including adults,” the FTC’s lawsuit alleged. “Sony Music publicly posted and made available for viewing on the internet certain items of information submitted by children in creating their user profile, including any photos they may have uploaded, as well as their gender, age, city and country.”
“It seemed backwards to request reviews of e-books by sending out paper manuscripts,” said Hilary Liftin of iPublish.com. “Since we use technology in our e-books, we wanted reviewers to read the work in the format in which it is published.”
According to a diplomatic memo obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by National Security Archives researcher Nate Jones, Soviet General Secretary Yuri Adroprov warned U.S. ambassador Averell Harriman six months before the crisis that both countries “may be moving toward a red line” in which a miscalculation could spark a nuclear war. Harriman later wrote that he believed Andropov was concerned “over the state of U.S.-Soviet relations and his desire to see them at least ‘normalized,’ if not improved.”
Whatever happenned to that Libertarian ethic? Funny how it applies to indviduals all the time, and busienesses only when they want to market a product. When it comes to things that actually make you think for a moment, libertarianism (the hallmark of the yuppy-geek) goes out the window.
Foss’ housemate, Sherri Willis, said Foss was suffering from a chronic illness and had tried to kill herself twice before.
Sandblad also said he is still waiting for Microsoft to fix the last vulnerability he reported to the company.
When the rest of Iraq’s commercial infrastructure stabilizes, SCIS has plans to launch e-commerce efforts and offer Web-hosting services. The company also hopes to finally activate Iraq’s official top-level domain name suffix: .iq.
Of course, companies like Incyte (INCY), Celera, and Human Genome Sciences stand to benefit financially if the number turns out to be higher. The more genes there are, the more potential patents they can file on them, and the more information they can sell in their genomic databases, the backbones of the business models of many genomics companies.
Thus, during the recent storms and landslides in Ventura County, California, the Buzznet site for the Ventura County Star allowed members of the stricken community to upload and share photos.
It’s not clear who’s responsible for stealing the Facebook data, but the BBC says one of the websites where the stolen information was posted appears to have been set up in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Facebook says the hackers were able to obtain the info using malicious browser extensions, but the company didn’t provide any specifics.
Singer and songwriter Joy Villa on Hollywood’s reaction to President Trump’s handling of North Korea and GOP backers Charles and David Koch’s investment in the movies ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Dunkirk.’