The internet’s impulse is to ridicule, but the costume experiment has a point. “I think everyone should be glad that the manufacturers would want to know how the public is going to react to these cars before autonomous cars interact with people,” Ju says.
Joe Grand’s chapter documents ways to amuse yourself while you wait for a flight. It is a goose-bump-producing exposé of the state of airport network security. Happily, it’s just “fiction.” Grand is the founder of the Idea Studio, a development firm, and a former member of hacker think tank L0pht.
“Once they get into the voting booth,” she predicted, “they’ll be addicted and want to come back every election.”
“We stand in line because, in the simplest terms, we appreciate the art Apple creates,” McKnight wrote in an e-mail dispatched from the store and published on a friend’s blog. “We are here to say, ‘Thank you, Apple.'”
Human genetics will become more intimidatingly complex than ever. The mapping process described above will confirm that many of the genetic variants underlying human disease are not found in protein-coding sequences, and that a disturbingly high proportion fall far away from any known gene, and outside understood functional elements. This will dramatically increase the complexity of interpreting new genetic variants identified by personal whole-genome sequencing.
PubPeer works because we allow anonymous comments. Without that anonymity, most scientists would fear professional retribution if they criticized their peers’—or perhaps their future employers’—work. But with that anonymity, our users have generated a steady stream of comments highlighting problems in basic scientific research on any number of topics: cancer, stem cells, diabetes, and more.
Thomas M. Wagner has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013. He’s not a major star, but his content has attracted an audience of around 4,400 bookworms who subscribe to his channel. In return for their attention, Wagner likely receives less than $100 a month in advertising revenue, according to the analytics company SocialBlade.
Microsoft’s “windowsupdate.microsoft.com” site displayed that message for a few hours on June 20, an obvious sign that the company did not update all of its own servers with its own security patches.
When “Hamdy” applied for an account, he used an address also belonging to a Nakloula Basseley Nakoula. (Credit card bills belonging to a “P.J. Tobacco” were also sent there.) Postal inspectors pulled up Nakoula’s driver’s license photo, and noticed that he looked an awful lot like the one taking money out of the Hamdy and Tanas accounts.
This challenge is especially great for professional soccer, which is the world’s most popular sport with an audience estimated at 3.5 billion people. Ayers believes the terabytes of data that soccer, and other sports, generates can be reshaped to meet the needs of all fans and expand the game’s presence and popularity.
Masters and Abraham assumed control of the fellowship about 15 months ago, and they’re responsible for its current direction. They did away with large annual summits that had grown to include fellows but also hundreds of other entrepreneurial hopefuls, because they felt these summits were too mainstream. They’d become a stop on the party circuit for entrepreneurial youth. “I remember we had to coordinate with Major League Hacks, which is the organization for all the hackathon stuff, to make sure it wasn’t on the same weekend,” says Masters. Instead, the fellowship now holds occasional smaller events for finalists.
This week, I’ve got a number of items related to the Titanic to share with you – a few books, a hands-on project, and some digital experiences that I think kids (and adults) will enjoy.
MLB.com had 500,000 paying subscribers last year, including 150,000 who paid for audio and 150,000 who subscribed to video, according to MLB.com spokesman Jim Gallagher. The remaining 200,000 paid for other features like videos of condensed games or a collection of great moments in the sport. This season, the company projected 350,000 would sign up for MLB.TV, prior to signing a number of content-distribution deals with MSN, Charter Communications, Comcast and Cablevision Systems.
Palm Digital Media won top honors in its category for what the editors call the “amazing” quality and selection of its electronic books. Palm Digital Media offers more than 4,000 e-books from most major U.S. publishing houses.
The company is betting that by combining electronic markets, online payment systems and web-based communications, it can emerge as a leader in all three businesses.
Former executives say that while they saw Mr. Bezos infrequently — in part because the 33-building Seattle campus is so large — he still has an outsize presence at the company he founded in his garage in 1994. Mr. Bezos is known for encouraging employees to reach out via email directly for his guidance. That’s even as the number of Amazon’s employees surpasses 450,000 globally, including the recent acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market Inc.