The Pebble team is hard at work making the software more robust, just announcing a partnership with popular fitness app RunKeeper that allows techie joggers to see their progress without looking at their phones mid-stride. As the Pebble team promised, independent designers and engineers are also finding cool ways to push the platform. One great example is a haptic metronome app that keeps time using vibration on beat — a perfect solution for musicians with roommates. Another hacker figured out a way for his watch to scroll text from files that have been uploaded to Dropbox.
“It is fairly standard for the government to require companies to turn over information about their customers already in their possession. The critical legal question is whether the government can compel companies to do more than that,” says Alexander Abdo, a staff attorney in the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. But, he says, there’s a big distinction: “There is an important difference between requiring a company to turn over information it already has and conscripting it into becoming a spy for the government … the latter raises serious constitutional questions,” he says.
“Due to monetary reasons and the state of the global economy, we unfortunately must close mygazines.com. We simply ran out of funds to support the daily operations,” the note reads.
Christmas is a time of giving, so for my last pre-Christmas column, I’m going to give you the gift of people who are more talented than me. Each of these webcomics started this year, or late-ish last year, and each is worth your hard-earned minutes of staring at a screen for free.
He quoted Kerry as saying in a radio address earlier this month, “Over the past three years, we’ve lost 1.6 million jobs in the United States.”
Much of the renewed appreciation can be attributed to the film In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons In Life From Saul Leiter, which premiered in select theaters late last year and is getting broader attention thanks to the recent release on DVD. The documentary, by filmmaker Tomas Leach, captures the eternally modest artist in his later years.
Thursday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called the policy “broken” and pledged to “fix [it] faster.” The statement followed an outcry over Twitter’s policies toward hate speech after it verified the account of a white supremacist.
But the Cuban government has been investing lately in getting the island nation’s highly educated workforce to join the technology revolution. One priority is to use the latest advances to defend the regime on the Web. “We want the Internet to have an objective outlook on the reality of Cuban culture, a view which is often manipulated outside the island,” Elizalde says.
I spoke to [NYC gallery representative] Bonni Benrubi about Turkana. It’s common for photographers to think a show is great and then two days later feel it should come down. The pictures have been selling well. Yet, I’m uncomfortable with that margin between content and aesthetic. Photographers have relationships with their work; it demands attention. You live with it, sleep with it, care for it. In 15 years, I want to find myself in good company and have a pure relationship with my work.
Last year we told you about Oscar Dios, a Swede with a wacky idea: Park a retired Boeing 747 outside the Stockholm airport, and turn it into motel for the budget-minded traveler. His vision has become a reality, with Dios’ 25-room, 85-bed Jumbo Hostel scheduled to open next week.
For all you headed to Comic-Con to see the various Hobbit panels and presentations, all I can say is, “Jealous!” Wish I was there. Say hello to my pals over at TheOneRing.net booth, and please send word and report back with your findings in the comments below.
Assembly of electric car content including battery cells will become one of the major growth areas in the coming decades, Diess said in an interview at the Frankfurt auto show.
“To me, that was just ridiculous and striking,” Finney says. “There was something happening where we weren’t connecting in the larger startup and tech entrepreneurship world.”
Outside the internet, there are lots of subtle ways to play with assumptions. You definitely don’t have to–in fact you should not–start with your CEO. Try some low-stakes experiments in playful commentary, among friends. See what happens. You might be surprised.
U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson of Kansas, the chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, told the nation’s judges in a Jan. 28 memo that the new jury instructions “address the increasing incidence of juror use, of such devices as cellular telephones or computers, to conduct research on the internet or communicate with others about cases.”
UPDATED, Sept. 6, 8:35 pm ET: This article was updated to include a statement by a New America spokesperson.
The company estimates that fewer than 50 units were affected, out of 2,900 devices that had been shipped to Japan since Sept. 1. “The system with the problem has been disposed of, and the problem has been fixed. We verify that Creative Zen Neeon shipments going forward will not have this problem,” the company said.
The American Cancer Society’s website says that because the technology is still relatively new, “we do not yet have full information on health effects.” However, the organization noted there was no known evidence of a link between low-level emissions and cancer.
The NSA referred questions to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which declined to comment.
But raising this much money costs money, and an organization that successfully replaces expensive brochures and hand-written checks with e-mail and online donations stands to save a tremendous amount of money. ASPs figured they could profit by taking a cut of those savings.
Robin Hoods of video: Every evening rush hour, hustlers lugging bags full of bootlegged movies walk the subway train aisles, calling “two for five dollars!” as brazenly as if they were selling hot dogs at Yankee Stadium.