“The Wired Search Center” – It wasn’t long before Wired Digital got its very own search engine. HotBot is shown here dressed in one of its earliest designs. HotBot’s versatility made it a hit – visitors could search the web for pages, images, audio files, animations. HotBot was also able to search FTP servers and Usenet forums.
“E-mail and SMS are probably more important than the web for political organizing,” he said.
After getting the nod from Life + Times the music industry took notice of Simz and flew her out to New York at age 19 for some wining and dining. It was the moment she’d always dreamed of, but when the dotted line was held up in front of her she was less than impressed by what was being offered. “For the longest time I was that artist that wanted to be signed to a record label, because that was all I was taught that would work for me,” says Simz. “It wasn’t until I met my manager and looked at his way of thinking [that I changed my mind], and then also being approached by record labels and being disappointed, because this is not what I thought it was gonna be. All the artists that they was picking up, essentially, they kind of sold a piece of themselves to get to that place. And I just didn’t really like the idea of that.”
That being said, I offered to review the kit. While I don’t have the education or psychology background to fully understand the gifted testing experience, I could at least offer the perspective of a parent who would embrace her sons’ opportunities to be in a gifted program. The company not only provided me with a complete kit for the family to check out, but we also have a coupon discount code for any GeekMom fans who’d like to make the investment (which I’ll provide at the end of the review).
Facebook has been adding data centers in the U.S. and internationally to handle the growing number of photos, videos and additional digital content from its 2 billion users.
The 48-year-old Khosrowshahi has proved himself an adept dealmaker across a nearly three-decade career in finance and consumer-internet businesses. He spent eight years at technology-and-media focused investment bank Allen & Co., then joined IAC Interactive after helping company founder Barry Diller acquire travel website Expedia in 2001. He became CEO of Expedia as it went public in 2005, and led the company through a decade of acquisitions, growth, and stock appreciation. One measure of his impact: Expedia shares fell 4.5 percent Monday on news that Khosrowshahi was leaving.
Over the past two decades, similar features have appeared across a variety of platforms and devices. Most of these dark modes fall into one of two camps: inverted color schemes, which, well … just invert the color scheme of whatever is present on-screen; and designed dark modes, which generally feature a black background with white text, but abstain from transforming images and videos into a nightmarish mess of awkward colors and non-shadows.
Wales’ plan for the Search Wikia project is to put ordinary users in charge of ranking search results. Heavy lifting such as indexing and raw ranking will still be done by machines, but the more nuanced work of deciding how search results are displayed will be completed by humans.
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That’s what thousands of YouTubers are wondering. Will YouTube 2.0 still have room for the bedroom video makers that created the site’s billion-dollar identity? Or will the little guy be crowded out by advertising and corporate involvement?
Although I don’t know much of the technicalities of the case beyond what I’ve gleaned from the various articles I’ve read this week, one thing does seem clear: however severe the crime Swartz committed, it certainly shouldn’t have been one punishable by death. But apparently he felt persecuted to the point of taking his own life, partly driven by depression and partly to avoid the potential of spending up to 35 years in prison.
Of course, the biggest problem with these types of engines is that they commercialize the last bastion of honesty on the Web; they make searching, which was considered a kind of technological pursuit, just another expression of capitalism.
Apple takes a different approach, the one thing Facebook has so far refused to do: giving the reins to journalists. Apple won’t say exactly how many journalists it employs as Apple News editors, but a representative says it in the dozens. The company’s announcement of its elections section and Kern’s letter to readers both emphasized the promise of delivering trustworthy, accurate stories vetted by experienced editors.
“She simply led him astray,” he said, adding that the two first met face-to-face a month ago in Jerusalem. “She was 20-plus and he was only 16 and a half. I think that is what attracted him.”
Assange, by contrast, isn’t after a million dollars, or even a billion dollars. He wants nothing less than a literal revolution, with himself at the center of it, borne aloft by his activist army of amateur spies. As such, he’s a particularly extreme example of a different class of web entrepreneur, a class one might call the overlords of open source: leaders who leverage massive outpourings of unpaid labor to maximize the impact, not the profit, of the enterprise.
As the Rio Olympics approached, some athletes altered their training habits as a direct result of feedback provided by WHOOP. In one instance, Team USA swimmer Connor Jaeger learned from the device that travel was having a negative impact on his post-workout recovery.
Consider the work of Jonathan Hoefler, founder of type foundry H&Co. Whether working from a 16th century printing type—like the one that inspired Quarto—or the style of sign-making that gave rise to Gotham, the primary typeface of Obama’s presidential campaigns, Hoefler and his team never create a “new” font by directly modifying an old one. Instead, says Hoefler, “We explore the ideas behind a collection of physical artifacts, and interpret them as a family of digital fonts.” In other words: When H&Co turns to an historical typeface for inspiration, its designers don’t just redraw it. Where an uninspired type designer might trace an old font and add a serif, Hoefler’s team will deconstruct a reference typeface, study the elements that make its letterforms unique from an aesthetic or structural standpoint, then reassemble it in a unique way.
“On the Internet … it hardly matters how well you do something, certain things happen and people will jump up and down. Just accept that,” Winer said.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the web is positively enamored with Twitter.
HP, Compaq fail users: The biggest merger in tech history may be a financial success for Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Compaq, but it hasn’t made buyers of their computers any happier. Both brands picked up terrible grades in an annual PC user satisfaction survey. Dell (DELL) Computer, on the other hand, continued to shine.
Dobrokhotov still remembers the faces of the people around him. “They tried to pretend they couldn’t hear, but the acoustics were actually very good,” he says. In a typical scene of Kremlin doublethink, Medvedev told the crowd that the young heckler should have the right to speak, even as security guards covered Dobrokhotov’s mouth and hauled him out of the room.
A private player might be glad to build a toll road in a dense metropolitan area, says Edward Alden, a senior fellow with the Council of Foreign Relations. Indeed: A June survey found 71 percent of Southern California drivers would pay up to $20 per commute if they could drive a traffic-free, new expressway.
For a more in depth look at the CSS framework debate and some links to other frameworks be sure to check out our previous coverage.
The race to the deepest point in the ocean – the Challenger Deep, 10,902* meters beneath the surface – is heating up. National Geographic recently went public with its flashy website tracking James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge effort (some reports characterize his attempt as imminent); Virgin Oceanic is working on its effort to tag the deepest points in all five oceans; and DOER marine is perfecting its blueprints, hoping to build a submersible that remains attractive to scientists long after the benthic silt settles on this renewed “race to the bottom”.