You can preorder the XS and XS Max right now, and the phones should ship on September 21; the XR will be available for preorder on October 19th and ship on the 26th. We also have more details about the XS and Xr.
“All you are getting in e-government for the most part are things that don’t require strong two-factor identification,” Arcioni said, referring to security that requires something beyond a user name and password. “But as we move forward and start to deliver more and more complicated services, I think that people for the most part will want to know their government has implemented strong measures.”
The common thread is transparency. If you’re forced to do evil, Google believes, you should at least make everyone aware of it. That lets users in on what’s happening, and ultimately might lead to a change from the grassroots level or through international pressure.
Perhaps feeling burned by Barack Obama’s about-turn on the Bush domestic surveillance program, techies appear to be keeping a keen watch over any signs of unwelcome change when it comes to the important issue of network neutrality.
MacDirectory is based in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, one of the hearts of America’s creative industries and a hotbed of monied Mac users. It employs four full-time editorial employees, six in advertising and about five people in supporting roles. It also runs a website, eMac Daily, and a daily e-mail newsletter with 30,000 subscribers worldwide, according to Mwangaguhunga.
From the “you can find everything on the internet” department, here’s a great site for Geekdads to use to keep teaching your kids how to tie their shoes exciting (via Neatorama): Ian’s Shoelace Site is a website dedicated to the in-depth (one might say “Geeky”) study and review of some of the supposedly trillions of ways it is possible to tie your shoe laces. For example, Ladder Lacing:
Sascha’s website has many more pictures and details, so head over there for the full story…
“In Iraq right now there are real bombs being dropped by real people on real people … they are so far apart that there really is no correlation,” Smith said.
Not only are brokers in the dark about exactly where trucks are at any given time, they also charge companies dearly for their services. “Brokers make a combined $150 billion per year and Keychain Logistics is (hoping to) eat their lunch,” Beshore says.
“Now drivers don’t need to own a vehicle to earn money on the platform,” he told reporters on a conference call.
If the child is too young to own a cell phone, you stick a pager-sized device with a global positioning system (GPS) chip and wireless radio into his or her backpack. Have any doubts as to your kid’s location? Simply look it up on the Web.
“The idea needs to spread before the technology,” he insists. “The church is how we spread the word, the gospel. If you believe [in it], start a conversation with someone else and help them understand the same things.”
I enjoyed this book so much that I feel it is better than the original. You are familiar with the characters, the storyline is more cohesive, and, well, there is time travel.
In the ocean of television programming, it’s hard for a show to stand out – especially on the Fox Network, where notoriously fantastic shows get canned for no reason – and especially if it’s a musical. You can count the number of musical television shows that have succeeded in the past on one hand. I’m not counting Cop Rock as a success.
What I did for this theme was to think back and pinpoint a moment in my education and training where I had a personal epiphany about geology. And then … what was that epiphany about?
…While the SITE Institute promises:
Best Practices: Google. “Google gives great search results.”
Until now! His Facebook page usually sits rather quietly, to be updated mostly with his videos of his friends and family. But it is now a constant update on his family members (who are all accounted for and are okay), his campaign to gather donations, and his efforts to join a relief team so he can head over there and help with the recovery with his own two hands!
Reno’s swan song: Speaking of encryption, the topic came up during ex-Attorney General Janet Reno’s farewell press conference last week.
In 2001 Schweickart, now 71, helped found the B612 Foundation (named for the asteroid home in The Little Prince) to raise the alarm about the potential of death from above. The foundation has been loudly asking the world’s space agencies to locate all the near-Earth asteroids, determine if any are likely to crash into us, and make plans to deflect them if necessary. But NASA and the other agencies have taken little action. Wired News spoke to Schweickart about the importance and frustrations of his latest mission.
VisitorVille employs a graphical, urban metaphor to present information about customers’ real-time Web-traffic flow. A company’s entire Web presence is seen as an urban or suburban neighborhood, with each individual Web page presented as a building. The more visitors on a site, the taller the buildings, and the brighter the lights on each floor.
The least popular questions include, “Do you think really really old people are as capable as younger people,” “Would you investigate Israel’s involvement in 9/11,” “Is murder in name of religion legal,” “What is your credit score/rating”, “What will you as president do to stop the illegal births in the US”, “Do you believe in God?,” and “Will you appoint Dennis Rodman Secretary of State”. We wonder if that last one came the leader of North Korea.
When Expedition Everest opened at Animal Kingdom last year, for example, a month of events were launched at the Virtual Magic Kingdom, and several new virtual products tied to the ride were released.
She estimated there will be over $850 million of selling in Apple out of the growth component of the Russell 1000 and about $400 million of buying from the value side.
In Executive Order 9066, President Roosevelt authorized the military to remove Japanese-Americans from America’s west coast, home to many military bases and manufacturing plants – and viewed at the time as vulnerable to Japanese attack. In a remarkable silence, the American Civil Liberties Union did not object to the internment camps until years later.
Puzder’s company, CKE Restaurants Inc., notified the government in August 2010 that it was outsourcing its restaurant information technology division to the Philippines. Doing so, the agency found, “contributed importantly” to the layoffs of both CKE employees and those of an outside staffing firm at an Anaheim, California, facility. The agency’s finding made workers eligible for federally funded benefits meant to dampen the impact of globalization on employees.
Havenco is located on the Principality of Sealand, a deserted gun fortress in the North Sea that is used as a data refuge by corporations seeking a safe place to harbor their digital secrets from nosy governments.
CouchSurfing.com was similar to the popular social networking websites like Friendster.com or Facebook.com where members post profiles with photos, testimonials and cute comments about their philosophy in life, but with one key difference. Instead of remaining digital strangers, couch surfers would drop in on your real life, or give you a place to stay and take you on wild rides through their cities and towns.
To create the gameplay, Harmonix is using a custom version of a program called Reaper made by a small company called Cockos. Working with Harmonix, Cockos added functionality to make authoring for Rock Band fast and easy.
Rothenberg guesses there is some kind of portable “consumer electronics” device in the works at the Apple campus, something so secret that even most of the employees don’t know about it. This thing might resemble a PDA in some way – Rothenberg has it on good information that Apple is working on “advanced” handwriting-recognition capabilities – but it would also have multimedia capabilities.
To step up its policing efforts, Google will nearly double the number of independent experts it uses to flag problematic content and expand its work with counter-extremist groups to help identify content that may be used to radicalize and recruit terrorists.
Photos: Flickr/Cliff1066, ISAF
Starting on Friday evening, MySpace began shutting down Project Playlist’s widgets, telling affected users that “your Project Playlist widget has been removed from your profile in response to copyright complaints.”
“Games give people the opportunity to either do something they’ve never had the ability to do before or allow them to do the stuff they are too afraid to do in real life,” said Chase, an unemployed, self-described computer geek who lives in Sacramento, California. “This is as close to the real-life mafia that I’m going to be able to get.”