Apple said the new iPod line will consist of two models of the iPod Touch ranging form $199 to $299 depending on storage capacity. The iPod Touch is essentially an iPhone without mobile data service and runs iOS, the same operating system as iPhones and iPads.
The robotics area consisted of the New York and New Jersey FIRST robotics teams. My daughter’s favorite group was the Tecno Chix. A team of 20 Girl Scouts from Westchester county that placed 2nd in the Silicon Valley Regional Robotic Competition, earning them a chance to compete in nationals. These young ladies did some serious engineering and hopefully will go on to inspire other girls to follow. If you’re near Westchester County and want more info on the Techno Chix or girls in robotics, contact Joann Rerek
“Happy Mac might not have been the hippest icon in the world, but it really expressed the Mac philosophy,” John Natelle, a Chicago-based Web designer, said. “Would you rather use a product that is allied with a smiling face or one that is associated with a gray, half-eaten apple?”
But it’s still a psychological tool to help Amazon and others attract new online shoppers, said Carrie Johnson, senior retail analyst with Forrester Research. Those shoppers tend to be more price sensitive, have generally lower incomes than frequent online shoppers and are more used to the bricks-and-mortar world than surfing the Internet.
“The real debate is whether the FTC should allow companies to change their policies, or force them to honor their original commitment,” EPIC’s Rotenberg said. “It’s critical that the original representations are honored.”
The origins of the apparent magnitude come from early astronomers. They classified the visible stars into different groups with group 1 (magnitude 1) being the brightest and 6 being those that could barely be seen with the naked eye. It turns out that the human eye does not interpret actual brightness in a linear fashion. If you were going to do some type of calculation, you would probably want the light intensity (power per area).
Don’t expect to see a Rwanda- or Tanzania-style national-scale delivery drone service coming to the US anytime soon. For one thing, the US Federal Aviation Administration has suggested regulations for delivery drones will not be ready until 2020 at the earliest. By that time, delivery drone operations may only account for one percent of the global commercial drone market, according to a report by Gartner.
Since hijackers crashed an American Airlines jet into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, no reports have been published of terrorist attacks within the United States on military personnel or facilities.
To all appearances, 26-year-old Blake Benthall was living the Silicon Valley dream. He drove a $127,000 Tesla Model S and spent his days working as a contractor for companies that included Close, a secretive startup founded by former Googlers.
After a few hours of tense huis clos in the hotel room, Greenwald publishes his first article on the basis of evidence from the former NSA employee. The clock is now running before the NSA and its minions, or the triads, get to them. Laura films Snowden’s confession. He faces the camera and gives testimony: family name, first name, age, profession, motivation. And evidence of the some of most shocking revelations in the history of the American Intelligence Agencies. The Washington Post, the only media company to have commissioned Poitras, releases the video on its homepage on June 6th. The video, a full frontal assault on the NSA, goes viral around the world and is screened in Times Square.
And the fact they don’t always tick to the exact 60-second-per-minute cadence isn’t in the user’s best interest.
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomics
companies are not immune to the current recession. When TruGenetics,
a new player in the DTC genomics space, announced in June that it would
be handing out 10,000 free genome scans, both Genetic Future and the Genomics
Law Report raised
questions about the financial viability of its business model, particularly
in the current economic climate. Sure enough, on August 21, TruGenetics announced that it
had been unable to secure funding sufficient to support its business
model as contemplated.
Frequent readers know that TruGenetics is not the only DTC genomics
company that is struggling. The financial struggles of deCODE
Genetics have been well chronicled (see here, here and here) and even new market leader 23andMe
a dramatic shift in its top management
as it pursues a new round of financing.
Tuesday’s online edition was filled with stories filed by reporters shortly before the 2 a.m. strike deadline. The Times Company, which also owns several suburban newspapers, recently consolidated their various websites under a portal site which also contains links to other news organizations and a variety of additional content areas.
Design software maker AutoDesk and Salesforce.com have rallied as new technology has reshaped business. With so much critical data now stored in the cloud, cloud computing-focused companies like Microsoft and Adobe Systems have surged. So have numerous chipmakers.
The battle started with a classic piece of military deception –
Defense Minister Ehud Barak feigning a peace initiative, and then launching a massive set of airstrikes. From there, the strategy seemed simple: Lock the traditional media out of Gaza, and spread its own messages, through YouTube, Twitter, and the like.
You don’t get any of this on Mastodon. The flagship instance (which, at the moment, has again closed itself off to new users) is moderated with stricter rules than Twitter, banning users for stuff like Holocaust denial and posting Nazi imagery. If you have friends on another instance, or want to exist a little out of the mainstream, there’s a handy finder that can help you locate your new microblogging home. Niches built around Star Trek and anime already exist, so no matter if the main site is still open to new users, you can still exist in the “fediverse.”
“Put in whatever you want, organize it, let Devonthink search for it,” the company website says. “Devonthink provides the main features of Finder, Sherlock, Safari, TextEdit, Stickies, Preview, iPhoto, Quicktime Player and Help Viewer with one consistent and easy-to-use interface.”
The Status Bar appears on top of the Home screen (and in some apps) to give you an instant idea of the status of everything happening in that little computer.
Back in January 2011, I wrote in big red letters on one of the white boards in my office GET THESE DONE! It was the header of a list of issues and desires I had for my home, my work, my office, and my personal life. Now with 2011 ending, I’m taking a look back to see what it was that I got done… and what I’m going to have to carry over for 2012.
LootCrate, pictured above, is a treasure box for geeks and gamers. This is a subscription service unlike all the others – the emphasis is on humorous, offbeat items with strong geek appeal. I know a lot of teens and college students who would enjoy a subscription to this Comic-Con-swag-flavored collection of oddments. The community of LootCrate subscribers has a lively presence on Facebook and Twitter, and you’ll find a slew of enthusiastic “unboxing” videos on YouTube after each new shipping date.
Regular readers will recognize this as a gadget that Sharon spotted earlier this year , a reworking of the old Farallon Shark Dart developed for the US Navy in the 1970’s. This was a slender needle which injected a shark with a blast of CO2. The point of the Shark Dart was that, unlike a knife, it would not release a lot of blood into the water attracting more sharks. The gas injection was supposed to leave the shark incapable of swimming rather than killing it at once, though the effects were said to be gruesome, with gas pressure forcing the shark’s innards out through its mouth.
The sad fact is that more and more of us, as we invest ourselves in the web, entrusting intimate personal information to garish pages, are destined to leave hastily-constructed, poorly-designed memorials online when we die, trivial shrines whose guest books and comments sections will continue to grow even as we rot, puffing up slowly with hackneyed, repetitive, ghoulish, unintentionally funny tributes.
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Cuartango reported the problem to Microsoft on Feb. 14 and waited for the company to release a patch before going public with his discovery.
“LaBrea is like a total about-face in the hacking community,” said Rick Downes, a programmer at RadSoft. “Up until now, the black hats were the Mick Jaggers of the Net. But Tom Liston’s attitude changes that, and he backs it up with solid code. I think the LaBrea tarpit is fantastic.”
Commercial is the lifestyle: You think the music business is too commercialized? You ain’t heard nothing yet.
If all goes as planned, Brown hopes to oust up to three members of Goldfield’s existing board of directors and replace them with himself, his wife and a long-term shareholder.