“If the film is bringing more people to his work and showing them a bit of how special Saul was as a person, I’m delighted,” Leach says.
“Anyone with a computer will be able to fly through the universe, zooming past objects a hundred million times fainter than can be observed with the unaided eye,” the telescope’s website promises. “The LSST project will provide analysis tools to enable both students and the public to participate in the process of scientific discovery.”
Dimon said that if any JPMorgan traders were trading the crypto-currency, “I would fire them in a second, for two reasons: It is against our rules and they are stupid, and both are dangerous.”
Although Yahoo representatives will neither confirm nor deny the rumors, the news did not come as a surprise to those who have watched the company acquire several search technology firms over the past year in deals amounting to nearly $2 billion.
Castle Panic is a very fun game that allows you a lot of options to change up the gameplay. I like the fact that it’s easy to adjust the difficulty level and even the level of cooperation with a few simple tweaks. The basic rules are simple to learn, and everything from the board to the tokens to the cards are easy to read and understand, which makes teaching the game a snap. It doesn’t require a high level of strategy—there’s a lot of luck involved in the monster draws, card draws and die rolls—but it does give a pretty good feel for the advancing horde of monsters coming out of the forest. Though the suggested age range is ten and up, it could easily be played by younger kids and will still be enjoyed by many adults.
Based on the idea that musical preferences are not necessarily confined to categories, MusicGenome’s system might try to persuade you to deviate from your usual listening habits by including Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, even though you only heard samples of rock songs.
Jennifer Grinnell, Michigan furniture delivery dispatcher turned fashion designer in cyber space, never imagined that she could make a living in a video game.
This was a dubious enterprise. Though Stacks had the permission of the actors, he did not have permission from Warner Bros. or DC Entertainment, which own the characters, or from Fox, which held distribution rights to the show. Predictably, DC unleashed its battalion of attorneys. The matter was settled when Stacks apologized and claimed it cost more to license Adam West’s likeness than he earned selling it.
“We’re in really rough seas, but BlackRock is an aircraft carrier,” Mr. Wiseman said. “Everyone else is in dinghies, and they’re bailing like hell.”
At the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security today, Stuart Schechter and Joseph Bonneau plan to reveal an experiment they designed to teach people to remember very strong, random passwords. With their process, which took a total of 12 minutes of users’ time on average, about nine out of 10 test subjects were able to remember a 56-bit password or passphrase–one for which a hacker would have to try quadrillions of guesses to successfully crack the secret.
The government has said the case is about a single phone used by a terrorist that might contain information about other plots. It has said the features it wants to disable are part of marketing by Apple designed to make its products be “warrant-proof.”
The second video introduces two more dancers and another character: Cole Waters, a high school drop-out who attended school with Trevor and is now documenting the activities of The LXD, which he believes to be a “top secret government dance conspiracy.” His website offers very little content at the moment, but it may be that the character of Cole will provide some of the promised interactivity within the series.
Today on National Dog Day, we tip our collars to these pups and dig into one of the most lucrative and necessary businesses to keeping our puppies fit and feeling great; dog walking.
Programmer Adam Back managed to squeeze the RSA algorithm into just two lines of Perl.
Carabella is a blue-skinned college girl who is very concerned about her privacy, at least at first. (Executive Director Deborah Pierce explained that Carabella was created several years ago and has been featured in a few of their games—”She was blue long before Avatar.”) Then she meets Nick, an engineering student working on some interactive, electronically-monitored shoes. They hit it off and she becomes his model—but when he manages to get hold of some advanced technology and incorporates them into his prototypes, things really take off. The story incorporates these “Soul Shoes,” the secret behind Carabella’s blue skin, and an inter-dimensional conspiracy to spark dialogue about the importance of privacy.
President Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary outsourced his fast-food company’s technology department to the Philippines, a move that contradicts Trump’s vow to keep American jobs in the U.S.
The open-source initiative will make available CAD drawing files for four of Elemental’s completed projects: the Quinta Monroy, Lo Barnechea, and Villa Verde developments in Chile, and the Monterrey Housing complex in Monterrey, Mexico. The hope, Aravena says, is that government offices in charge of affordable housing projects will see that these plans have succeeded before, and will take advantage of the price tag—or lack thereof. It addresses an accessibility problem that often plagues architecture; other initiatives, like architecture firm UMA’s Paperhouses project, have also aspired to using open-source designs to ameliorate the issue.
In late November, in fact, BOOM, the fact-checking website, posted a story about rumors of organ harvesting and child snatching again going viral. Among the pictures being spread on WhatsApp was one showing Syrian children—the same photo used to stoke fear and panic in Rainpada. “Child Kidnapping Rumours Revived” read the story’s headline.
So far, Amazon says it has about 50 different third-party Alexa devices on the market, devices like the Ecobee Thermostat and Anker’s Eufy Genie. The AVS team spent the last two years building the systems and tools to take that to a new level, with the hopes of having hundreds and thousands of Alexa devices on shelves sooner rather than later. The battle for voice-assistant supremacy rages on among the tech giants, the stakes higher than ever as companies attempt to be the one on the other side of the wake word. To win, Amazon’s assembling an army.
The film traces Mann’s gut-wrenching and charming 30-year path to merge humans with technology.
Welcome to another week of the GeekDad Space Report! I reported on three launches last week, one of which, the Space Shuttle Discovery, had already launched by the time the Space Report for last week was posted. The launch of CryoSat-2 successfully launched while the Ariane 5 launch of the dual payload Astra-3B & COMSATBw 2 was delayed and a new launch date has not yet been set.
Brotton, however, sees Google’s claims of being propelled by altruism as contradictory and at odds with the commercial purposes it serves. “The problem is that they still maintain that rhetoric that they’re trying to be very liberal and support minority groups, but that just cannot be when you get into the situation where you’re just trying to chase and generate an enormous profit,” he says.