During the weeks of activity with pins and posters Flynn Lives updated fairly regularly prompting new players to check out the updated Arcade Aid and even showing off the pin swag that had been sent out. It was no surprise then for players to see an update following the poster discovery where FL mentioned their recent swag mail out. No, the surprise was the hidden code in the image attached to the post. Intimately familiar with the Arcade Aid artwork at this point, players realized immediately that the image depicted a new, previously unseen message. Once the code was deciphered gamers discovered a new URL that led them to the Arcade Aid: Bonus Level page, and a new puzzle.
“Ideally you’d want a smooth contour,” says Kevin Weinert, from Nasa’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. He manages a separate project also looking at ways to ditch flaps. His team has replaced the control surfaces on the wings of a Gulfstream III executive jet with a white, plastic-looking bendy surface that puts corrugated flex points between sections, instead of gaps. Early flights proved the concept, and now test pilots will take the plane up to 0.85 Mach and try twisting the flap replacement to change the lift that the wing produces.
So much stuff, but such a seemingly inconsequential amount for Amazon, like when a professional athlete gets fined more than $10,000 for wearing his socks wrong. But considering Amazon finished the year with a $39 million loss, just a few hours of lost sales starts to look like the difference between red and black. When your success as a company depends on skating by on razor-thin margins – and on the tolerance of shareholders for those margins – every million counts.
This spring, Dennis Crowley – a New York software entrepreneur – released “foursquare,” a “location based” social-networking application that tracks any public place you visit (like a bar, restaurant or coffeehouse) and reports it to you friends. Crowley wanted to encourage people to go out a lot, so he added game-like elements: You get “points” for visiting multiple spots in one evening, for example, and badges for roaming far from home. Travel a lot and you’ll be at the top of the weekly leaderboard, with hipster bragging rights. It worked – almost too well. Some people got so obsessed with racking up points that they began checking in dozens of times a day, frantically marking even a brief visit to Starbucks.
And that’s the path we’ve been on, and it’s really interesting just watching the rate of information production change. I think at this point there are probably more people who are sharing stuff either privately or semi-privately on social networks (than just letting it be crawled by search engines). When I use that word, I mean sharing with 100 or 1,000 or 10,000 people. It’s not e-mail that you’re sending to one or two people, but it’s also not something that you’re making available to everyone.
“ROBO Global … created the first ever index that tracks [the global robotics and automation market], ABB happens to be one of [those] companies,” said Studebaker.
Another thing about Duncan: for being so tall, that guy is a fucking pussy when it comes to the head-fake. Makes him jump every goddamn time. 02:50:11 PM
While the service will allow Live subscribers to keep TV shows forever, movies will expire two weeks after purchase. All content is downloaded, not streamed (except for previews), to the Xbox360’s internal hard disk — external drives will be off-limits as far as the high-definition content is concerned.
Barclay makes no claim to the scientific veracity of his layouts. “Rather than being scientific, the book actually started as my interpretation of what if feels like to struggle with reading,” he says. Photo: Sam Barclay
Bloody Mary and Whiskey Sour are the first two in Konrath’s Lt. Jack Daniels mystery series. View Slideshow Author J.A. Konrath sold his first book to Hyperion as part of a three book deal for his Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels thriller series. To promote the first book, Konrath’s publisher sent him out on an 11-bookstore tour. But by utilizing the GPS device in his rental car, he ended up visiting 106 bookstores on that tour.
He and the security community are right – despite the known flaws in SSL, and Wired has covered their campaigns extensively.
Even with all the support OpenID enjoys within the tech industry, it’s no secret that the identity management technology still confuses the hell out of most web users.
Rapid prototyping doesn’t really exist for VR. “You can spend a lot of time building the wrong thing, and kind of realize that a bit late,” Oscarsson says. Storyboard VR is like WYSIWYG for virtual reality. Instead of coding a prototype in Unity or Unreal, designers can upload pre-made visual assets to Storyboard VR and drag and drop them into a scene. If you’re building an underwater world, for instance, you can upload a fish designed in Illustrator, then position and resize it using VR controllers. Creating a layout of buttons and menus takes a couple clicks. Once you’re finished, you can walk around your scene to see how it looks. Don’t like it? No problem. Storyboard VR is fast, so it’s easy to change things up.
Maybe it wasn’t the technology that made me feel safe to come out, but rather the fact the benefits of neurodiversity have become more broadly recognized. Richard Branson recently opened the world’s first dyslexic sperm bank, TedTalks on dyslexia and its virtues are proliferating online, and the Gershoni Agency, a creative services shop in San Francisco, markets founder Gil Gershoni’s dyslexia to its clients, promoting it as a creative advantage. The way I think—the fast connections, the ideas that come out of nowhere, the quick fixes to storylines, like the way I’m plotting the novel I’m currently writing—maybe it’s been dyslexia that’s powered the whole show.
Each story asks for anything from 9 to 14 words — nouns, adjectives, adverbs, numbers, body parts, names, animals, and so on — which you record by tapping the big microphone icon and speaking into the mic. You can re-record words as many times as you want until you’re satisfied, and then push the “Sparklefish it!” button. Then the app tells a story out loud, with your recorded words dubbed in.
Anyway, the organization seems to have expanded considerably since then, with multiple events per year including one in L.A., but the one that has me the most intrigued/jealous of attending is “All Tomorrow’s Parties vs. The Fans,” the line-up for which was generated by fan input, rather than being curated by music luminaries (Sonic Youth, Mogwai, Shellac, Slint, and others).
Confide co-founders Jon Brod and Howard Lerman discuss their app that wipes out text messages from your phone.
The only problem: The admitted author of the post, a self-proclaimed anarchist who uses the alias firstname.lastname@example.org, lives in rural central Victoria, Australia.
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In 2003 they needed $35,000 to publish an anti-war ad in The New York Times and received $400,000. They raised half a million dollars for Oxfam America‘s relief efforts in Iraq.
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Bosch is already one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and recently announced an alliance with U.S. tech firm Nvidia to develop a self-driving computer for production cars. Mercedes-Benz and auto supplier ZF also have separate alliances with Nvidia.
Gilmore’s petition for cert focuses solely on whether the government can keep the regulation secret. That narrow focus may help get the Court’s attention, but petitions to the Supreme Court are nearly always a long-shot.
The hyphen in e-mail doesn’t mean a lot. Forces bigger than Wired or Wired News – bigger even than the Oxford English Dictionary or The Elements of Style, if such a thing can be imagined – will decide how long the term will live, how it will look and what it means. It’ll be fun to see.