Print-on-demand books have been available for a few years, but this system is the first operated without a human involved in some step of the process.
The result: More fear and panic surrounding vaccines and autism. Instead of funding other possible causes such as: genetics; environmental; and whether or not there is an actual increase in autism spectrum disorder or is it because of a broader definition and are we just better at identifying it, more funds are at risk for being diverted to researching questions that have already been answered.
“Once they get into the voting booth,” she predicted, “they’ll be addicted and want to come back every election.”
There is no indication that the White House was aware of the summons, which was signed by a Florida-based supervisor who works in an office that investigates employee corruption, misconduct and mismanagement. The supervisor could not be reached for comment. The summons requested, but apparently did not order, that Twitter keep the document private.
One of these is QR codes, multidimensional bar codes that are already being used in Japanese advertising, thanks to code-reading software embedded in camera phones there. “Consumers in Japan read ads, then snap a photo of a code at the bottom of the page to get all kinds of additional information,” says Vedrashko. “It’s very cool.”
What really surprised investigators, though, was that once they had Jha, White, and Norman in their sights, they discovered that the creators of Mirai had already found a new use for their powerful botnet: They’d given up DDoS attacks for something lower-profile—but also lucrative.
This centralized database system will enable community-based literacy organizations nationwide to select books donated by publishers and give them to the low-income children and families they serve.
After completing its first successful year, StoryCorps is poised to expand. In addition to its current booth and some StoryKits it rents out to those who can’t come in for an interview, StoryCorps will be opening a new booth at the site of the World Trade Center in March. Recordings there will probably be free.
For our inflight movie, we’ll be showing In the Shadow of the Moon, a fascinating documentary of the men who went the moon, and what came after. Their eloquence, and humility – especially given that the members of this class of achievers is so very small – is quite moving. This one was in theaters last year, and if you missed it, you owe it to yourself to see it now.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its fully autonomous F 015 luxury concept two years ago. But Toyota has said it does not expect to see Level 5 cars in widespread use for another 10-15 years, while Ford (NYSE:F) does not plan to offer such vehicles for consumers until 2025 or later.
Using the automated Web tool, Svet Namodro (Blue World), a leading daily IT newspaper published in the Czech Republic, reported being able to penetrate dozens of systems and obtain information ranging from email addresses to usernames and passwords.
“Because there are no trademark rights in a top-level domain (.web) based on provision of registration services in that same top-level domain, it is plain that there can be no trademark rights over domains (.biz or .ebiz) based on the provision of registration services within a different top-level domain (.bz),” wrote Louis Touton, ICANN vice president and general counsel.
FDA staff reviewers agreed PhotoCure’s studies showed the treatment was more effective than when red light was used with a placebo cream lacking the light-sensitizing agent. But in comments for the advisory meeting posted on the FDA’s website, the reviewers asked the advisers to consider how PhotoCure’s therapy compared with treatments such as surgery, which allows examination of excised tissue to ensure complete removal.
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The site works something like an eBay auction exchange as it encourages consumers who sign up for the service to list all the CDs they may want to exchange as well as ones they would be interested in receiving.
BandsEyeView is only just getting off the ground, but already there’sone helpful tool designed to help bands find the right site for them. A
filter lets you pick between 12 potentially-offered services and 3 types ofpaying for them, spitting out a list of sites that match what you’relooking for. Bands can submit reviews of sites they’ve used to distribute their tunes, which should help grow the reviews database.
Trouble erupted after amateur sleuths at a popular technology website, Slashdot.org, noticed that a photograph showing the woman with a cup of coffee was a stock image available from Getty Images’ PhotoDisc.
Apple Inc <AAPL.O> reported a surprise fall in iPhone sales for its second quarter on Tuesday, indicating that customers may have held back purchases in anticipation of the 10th-anniversary edition of the company’s most important product later this year.
“But it’s inevitable that we’ll be doing these things in some fashion,” he says, noting that consumers’ quick adoption of Ticketmaster’s print-at-home technology indicates “we’ll probably get to that point on wireless as well.”
An Australian competitor of Cognitive Drug Research, Cogstate, offers a product called Cogstate Sport that monitor an athlete’s recovery from concussions. Customers include the Rugby Football League in Britain and the Australian Football League.
In the latest move, Toshiba said it entered a memorandum of understanding with Bain Capital Private Equity, which leads the consortium that also includes South Korea’s SK Hynix, and hoped to enter a final decision by the end of this month.
He said that discovering that problem, he “started to poke around a bit more” and discovered other issues such as a vulnerability that is known as cross-site scripting. This would allow a malicious hacker to snoop on data that was being entered while a user shopped on the site.
House bans Internet taxes: A House committee acted to permanently bar states from taxing Internet service and access and to require the few states that currently tax those services to end their levies.
11:35 AM: Chairman Gordon is right on point and very forthright. “We do have a program that’s been authorized we’ve spent billions of dollars on,” he says. “I don’t think you trade what you know for what you don’t know if it’s equal. Are you prepared to say that one or all of the options are substantially better than Constellation and worth having a major turn?”
Hollingsworth said the other bands don’t do anything “except try to look cool and have stupid haircuts.”
That kind of flexibility plays especially well in Asia, which generally leads the world in next-generation wireless applications. According to research firm In-Stat, WiMAX will grow in the Asia Pacific region alone from 80,000 users in 2005 to more than 3.8 million by 2009 – accounting for 45 percent of the world total.
Once a project amasses a following on Telegram, the crowd control begins. Any active Telegram group contends with spammers promoting other projects, bots adding fake users to the group, and impersonators trying to trick people into buying fake tokens. (Mandaville says he’s found seven fake SpringRole Telegram groups and 10 different accounts using his name and photo.) Oh, and competitors will be eager to spread FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) about the project. “It’s like fighting a live Twitter stream of 50,000 people either supporting or dissuading people about your product,” Science’s Jones says.