“It reflects Apple’s move beyond a core community of Mac enthusiasts through a very broad multiproduct company,” Rubin said.
David Cronenberg’s newest project, Body/Mind/Change, ties together the often grisly technologies featured in his films into a game that crosses over from the internet into the real world. Fans of Cronenberg’s films can register to participate in the beta-testing process for special gaming platforms called “PODs” in anticipation of an event taking place at the Toronto International Film Festival starting October 25th.
In a first for the dating and relationship industry, U.S. online service True.com announced a landmark civil prosecution victory in October against a convicted felon and registered sex offender from California who misrepresented himself online.
“With members of the public using our growing fleet of self-driving cars, our vehicles need standard maintenance and cleaning so they’re ready for our riders at any time of the day or night,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik said in a statement.
Will Oldham’s alter ego Bonnie “Prince” Billy covers Leon Russell’s “Hummingbird,” Merle Haggard’s “Because of Your Eyes” and the traditional “Tribulations” on his Americana-soaked limited-edition 10-inch.
The glitch may also look particularly embarrassing for the Apple TV, which in years past drew criticism for its lack of movie offerings and technical capabilities compared to other digital video services on the market. (Apple CEO Steve Jobs even repeatedly refers to the Apple TV as a “hobby,” implying it’s one of the weakest products to sport the company’s brand.) The newer Apple TV 2 was a complete do-over on the set-top box, focusing on streaming video rentals instead of videos downloaded onto the device hard drive.
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“I’ll be honest, I had a meltdown a couple of months ago,” confesses Nyguyen. “I was like, Guys GIFs are a fad, it’s going to go away, we pushed it too far. And I remember this one person said, Are your really worried? I said Yes. They said, Don’t be. GIFs have been around from the start of the Internet. As popular as it is, it won’t go away.”
Fortunately, according to the FAQ, sites that exceed the limits without setting up a payment system or buying a Premier license won’t immediately be shut down. “Your maps will continue to function,” says the Google FAQ, however, “a warning may be shown on your map and a Maps API Premier sales manager may contact you to discuss your licensing options.”
Lockney expects the catalog to “grow significantly” after it gets released. “More code will come out of the woodwork. And we’ll process it, categorize it, write up a plain language explanation of what it is, and add it to the catalog.” It’s a daunting task, but there’s no better agency to pull off an open-source moon shot.
The Chinese government has said it will not use Windows 8, the latest version of Microsoft’s venerable desktop operating system.
>If you own some bitcoins, what you really own is a private cryptography key that’s associated with an address on the internet
Nine live electronic music performances are scheduled, including three sets by the pioneering German techno group Kraftwerk. More than two dozen DJs will spin sessions in a 10,000-square-meter venue that organizers say is bigger than the largest club in Paris.
Yuho Hayashi is a master craftsman, an expert of the “Yuzen” style of kimono design, a technique of dyeing and painting silk dating from the 17th century.
Planned Parenthood elected to take its site back offline for a day “in order to ensure that we are fully protected,” Laguens wrote. “We’ll be redirecting visitors to our Facebook pages during that time. Planned Parenthood is committed to getting people the information they need to make healthy decisions and meet their goals in life—and we deeply regret that in order to more fully protect our websites from these extremist attacks, our full online content will be temporarily unavailable to people looking for good, accurate health information. We will continue to work to reach people where they are online, and our sites will be back up soon.”
“Museums are obviously striving for relevance, because the world is increasingly splintered and competing at offerings, and a static object finds itself competing for our attention more and more,” says Maxwell Anderson, an art historian and former director at the Whitney, Dallas Art Museum, and other instutions. Exhibitions like the Museum of Ice Cream and the Rain Room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art rely on interactivity and Instagram-friendliess to draw crowds—and AR is yet another play for engagement. That quest for relevance, Anderson posits, is what’s leading museums to both adopt and be co-opted by AR—and even unauthorized AR intrusions like MoMAR and Hacking the Heist can be a boon for institutions eager to avoid obsolescence.
The masses may not like the H, but that’s hardly a surprise. “Crowdsmashing,” as writer Paul Ford once dubbed the communal dumping-on of something new, is a pastime at this point. As Bierut pointed out in 2013, we already know that graphic design can provoke a good crowdsmash. Add the emotional charge of a presidential election, and you’re bound to ignite a fire.
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Eugene Volokh, a professor of law at UCLA who argues that rules on information-sharing violate First Amendment rights, said that the “risks of watering down important free speech protections are troubling enough that I must reluctantly oppose such information privacy rules.”
If you think about it, platform-specific apps are like DRM-ed music, in the sense that they tie you to your device platform. If you’ve spent $50 on iOS apps, you’re probably not going to turn around and buy an Android. However, if you purchased $50 worth of HTML5 apps (which is possible, if they sell accounts that require a log-in), suddenly, you’d be able to hop between iOS and Android and bring those apps with you.
According to Experian, 31% of consumers said they had gone into debt because of unexpected holiday purchases, and 56% said they spend too much during the holiday season.
Not only has the 2017 Spider-Man reboot hired Jon Watts, a man with plenty of comedy projects in his past as director, but news broke earlier this week that the new writers will also have comedy backgrounds. Apparently, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein—writers of Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and the upcoming Vacation—are in serious talks with Sony about coming on board the new movie, which will see Tom Holland take on the role of the occasionally-Amazing Spider-Man.
Why this is super: As great as it is to see one of the cast of Freaks and Geeks write Spider-Man (Daley was Sam Weir in the show), it’s fascinating to see how heavily Marvel and Sony are leaning on the comedy element when it comes to the creative talent behind the reboot. Will the new Spider-Man be the first outright superhero comedy?
“This is just security through obscurity,” says Perry. “My home network is probably 10 times more secure than what they have set up over there.”
With a faster-than-light warp drive remaining science fictional, BTE – “Build the Enterprise” – Dan’s ship would be propelled by ion engines running off a 1.5 gigawatt nuclear reactor. That’s roughly the amount of energy generated by a decent-sized terrestrial nuke plant, and harnessing its power in space would be hard.
Meanwhile, Arkansas is deciding whether to pass a law (PDF) similar to the one in Washington. This legislation, however, adds nudity and pornographic content to the list of prohibited subjects in video games.