The key for .co will be for people to begin to think of it as a separate domain from .com. To help that, .co is running a contest giving away $50,000 in cash and services to the best startup idea that wants to launch on a .co domain name. To enter or vote, visit Pitch.co.
Amazon’s war on content providers has apparently opened up another front.
Tesla delivered 14,402 vehicles in the second quarter, missing its goal of 17,000. It delivered 14,810 vehicles in the first quarter, which was also less than its expectations.
Researchers anticipate that the space station will revolutionize the field, allowing for longer experiments in controlled conditions.
LOS ANGELES – While many young men and women face the real and serious hazards of the war in Iraq, just as many – maybe more – in the United States are blowing up Baghdad on a regular basis from the comfort of their homes.
Venser vs. Koth, and other dueling decks, are not for newbies. Even having played a couple dozen Magic games already, I felt lost most of the time playing with these decks, despite having read through all the cards in advance. I knew how to play each individual card, but I wasn’t yet familiar enough with Magic or these specific cards to help everything work together toward the goal of killing the opponent. Knowing how to best make use of cards together, and the deck as a whole, is the key to winning Magic, at least against people who know what they are doing.
According to the WGA, which has about 12,000 members, median earnings for writers dropped between the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons, and more scribes are finding it difficult to make a living under current deals.
About three weeks ago, the U.S. Postal Service delivered an ordinary envelope to Mark’s door. Inside was a tiny plastic bag containing 10 tabs of LSD. “If you had opened it, unless you were looking for it, you wouldn’t have even noticed,” Mark told us in a phone interview.
Why it was awesome: To a kid who mostly played with plastic toys, erector sets represented a graduation of sorts to a more advanced toy. The models were similar to some of the stuff you could build with Lego, but you got to use real tools to assemble your project.
Last December, Yahoo Inc said more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, while in 2014 e-commerce company EBay Inc had urged 145 million users to change their passwords following a cyber attack. http://reut.rs/2wMNxrT (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
“Water.” The girl’s face started to turn red. Tears began to well up. “What does that mean?” she demanded. The attendant tried to shoo her away, but Manisha couldn’t help but feel for the girl. She jumped between the two of them and went right into work mode.
You can’t get rid of proof of work. You can’t make the work useful. (Or, if you did either of those things, you might have some other cryptocurrency, but you wouldn’t have bitcoin.) Making the hardware more efficient doesn’t help. But come on. Let’s not say Bitcan’t. Let’s say Bit can.
Below, I’ve made my top 10 list of words that really ought to be salvaged before they’re lost. My plan is to get my family on board with regularly using at least a couple of these. That way, even if the words never enter wide circulation again, we’ll at least have some fun family in-jokes.
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Moonbot Studios has produced an app that is truly short animation meets eBook. This is where reviewers will start talking about the production values of eBooks, the quality of the score and the transition not between pages, but between scenes. Of course, not all eBooks need to go this way — we need as many and varied styles and formats as the technology offers — but at $4.99 this app offers great value.
Groklaw has colorful analysis and the full text of the ruling (PDF link). You can also read SCO’s side of the story on the company’s website. Novell hasn’t released a statement yet, but when it does, it will show up here.
This is an interview with William Brooks. He is 36 years old, a passionate Fulham fan and started MyFootballClub. The project is about finding 50,000 people interested in running a soccer club – crowdsourced style. For detailed information you can look at Springwise and this article in The Times. You can also look at Digg for a discussion about what it is for and what chances the concept may have. William Brooks worked as a writer for a football fanzine and currently as an advertising copywriter.
Orders for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth installment in J.K. Rowling’s hit series, nearly tripled those for the previous record-holder at Amazon. The old record of 410,000 was held by book four in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2000.
“Now you’re seeing executives like Johnny Deep and the (Audiogalaxy CEO Michael Merhej) being named in these suits,” said Fred von Lohmann, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which represents Morpheus and ReplayTV. “It’s a whole different story today when these organizations want to take your house.”
Dempsey said that the court’s decision flipped the FCC’s order on its head. Before, the lower standard got LEAs all packet-mode communications with the caveat that content not be used unless authorized by a court order. Under the Federal Circuit’s ruling, LEAs now need to rise to a content warrant’s level of proof to get access to call-identifying information if it’s not separated from call content.
At first Ratliff struggled to keep up. One day at standup, he said as much, but added that back at the strip mines, he once had to take his lunch break in four feet of sludge up to his chest. “He says, this is uncomfortable, but it’s not that bad,” Hall recalls. “So you don’t have to teach motivation.”
glad you have new graphics guru (but i don’t grok wired-tired flippy banner changes) pop sci will nontheless try to keep up…
Google says in response to the lawsuit that it “has no way to know — and no reason to know — whether a given domain in the AFD program could infringe a valid trademark,” Google’s Moran writes. “And even if Google did somehow have the ability to pluck out those domains which could infringe a valid trademark, Google has no way to know who has registered the domain, be it an infringer, a licensee of the trademark owner or the trademark owner itself.”
Twitter shares rose 3 percent on Tuesday, before the announcement of Segal’s hiring after the market’s close. The stock is up 32 percent since April 17, when it hit the low of the year at $14.12.
But unlike past hackathons, where developing features like the “Like” button, “Timeline” and “Facebook Chat” was the only objective, this event also had a public relations motive. “As a company, we were going to hack that night. We were going to hack until the ringing of the bell the next morning,” says Keyani. “It’s kind of a reminder, no matter what people write about us, or what people think of us or how big we get, the reason we do what we do is because we like to build. We want to keep it that way.”
Bruce Schneier is the CTO of BT Counterpane and the author of Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. You can contact him through his website.
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The announcement came with a live action video demonstrating how mobile Maps works, complete with a little animated Street View mascot. What is it with Google and comics lately?
Event promoters and venues commonly place holds on large numbers of tickets before they go on sale to the public. It has been reported that more than half of tickets are set aside for performers, fan clubs and the ticket-sellers themselves, only to be then sold (sometimes immediately) elsewhere at prices higher than face value. On average, only about 46% of tickets go on sale. For many top shows, less than 25% of tickets are released to the general public.
Here at WIRED, we like Sonos speakers. Throughout the last seven years, we’ve reviewed everything from its small Play:1 speaker to its new Beam and recommended every one of them. But it’s not cheap to turn your home into a Sonos-powered shrine to sound. Like Apple products, Sonos speakers are built to work with other Sonos speakers, and don’t come cheap, starting at $200 for the least expensive, smallest model. But which ones should you buy? Read on for our recommendations.
Passwords, once the gold standard to protect your privacy, are now more than passé, they’ve become a liability. The outdated technology is costing individuals and corporations billions as they deal with cyber-hacking, identity theft and in the case of the Democratic National Committee’s e-mail hack earlier this year, possibly even influencing voter sentiment ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
And let me also just make clear that we don’t hack. We don’t engage in covert activities. All of the work is attributed, as I said. In general, we usually do it on free sites and we do it in a free manner. Obviously, if we use YouTube, everybody pays on YouTube, so we do that, too.