“It’s very accurate, so we will use it to see the way the airports are built before we arrive, so we can make the flight as fast and precise as possible,” Ramalho says.
The company’s net income rose to $8.72 billion, or $1.67 per share, from $7.80 billion, or $1.42 per share, a year earlier.
Salon Media Group, the struggling firm that has continually defied predictions of its demise, said Tuesday it will expand operations and reopen a bureau in Washington, D.C.
The approach appears to be paying off, with Sony Music and Warner Music Group experiencing big traffic increases to artist-specific websites (EMI and Universal didn’t respond to our queries in time to post). In addition to driving traffic, the sites strengthen the all-important relationship between artist and fan in more ways than a general-purpose social network can, by emphasize an artist’s own brand rather than diluting it with messaging from other networks and advertisers.
Seymour’s app Peers—developed with co-founder Paul Daly—allows people to connect socially with one another by sharing 32-character keys. Once you follow someone, you get access to their contact information, work history, education, other interests, and media files, like images. It’s sort of Facebook meets LinkedIn meets a shared address book like Plaxo. You also get the same information for all people they follow. But, crucially, all this information is downloaded to your own Windows or Mac computer, so you have a local copy, available even if you later decide to leave the network. (A mobile version is coming.)
Touchless Control. This is the signature feature in the Moto X—a way to access the Google Now service without turning on the phone, touching it or even taking it out of your pocket. Google Now not only does pretty much everything that Apple’s Siri does—answers queries, schedules appointments, and plays the song you request—but draws on a vast wealth of data to act as an omniscient personal assistant. (Classic example: It will warn you to end a meeting because it knows that traffic is so snarled, you might not make your next one in time.) It also embodies the grand tradeoff that’s at the core of Google’s ambitions—in exchange for allowing Google to aggregate a bounty of your personal information, drawn from your inputs on multiple services, the company promises to make your life better. By building Google Now into the Moto X front and center, Motorola reveals its potential value to its owner. As Ron says, “This is a great example of Motorola shining a light, via our hardware capabilities, on software and services that Google has.”
Through their deal with the Seahawks, the company hopes to connect fans to former players and local media personalities, as well as to each other. Instead of relying on particular hashtags to group content together, the SportStream platform has enough smarts to look for context. For instance, the program will scour through Twitter and Facebook streams looking for team players names, their nicknames, or any associated mention of the game you’re following.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services do oversee certain aspects of fertility clinics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collects IVF data. But they don’t do site visits to inspect storage tanks or track reports of damaged tissues. The College of American Pathologists, which accredits more than 400 fertility labs, conducts bi-annual inspections, but their checklists for best practices are pretty generic—there aren’t standards for alarm systems, for example. “The vagary is there on purpose to allow programs enough room to maneuver around a system that works for them,” says Ball. “Each facility may not be amenable to a one-size-fits-all approach.”
Bluetooth is for connecting the iPhone to other devices at a short range (the max is supposed to be 33 feet). Use Bluetooth to connect to things like your car (for talking and playing audio or even some cases for CarPlay, which puts your iPhone on the dash screen), a headset (for talking), a wireless speaker (for audio), a keyboard (for typing), and more. Each Bluetooth device has a different way to set up with the iPhone, so consult the directions. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s as arcane as a National Treasure movie.
Good public transit — a rapid train system or clean and efficient buses — is part of that. Get on at this stop and, whoosh, like magic you’re transported somewhere else. Of course, reality is full of train delays, fare hikes, and missed connections. But still, looking at these maps allows you to think, “Look at how much more free I could be.”
The long-running antitrust case accused Microsoft of abusing its Windows monopoly to crush software companies whose products could weaken demand for the Windows operating system.
Opera Software has release a second beta for version 9.5 of its flagship browser. Opera 9.5 beta 2 brings several new features and a number of bug fixes as Opera moves toward the final release (slated for later this year).
But almost nobody expected Kaplan to agree with Hollywood’s request to ban the hacker-zine from even linking to the DeCSS utility.
All of the groups submitting briefs – the list includes the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Civil Liberties Union – seem to agree on one thing: By ignoring “fair use” rights under U.S. copyright law and rights to free expression guaranteed by the First Amendment, Kaplan’s ruling goes too far.
Civic activists in Latin America have discovered a new tool to combat government corruption: the Internet.
The best part, however, is what they’ve commented out, which you can see if you view the page source.
For now, Cohen’s more interested in getting down to business and cranking out “fast, good episodes.” The show will “explore the society of the future” rather than staging epic battles like the ones in the feature-length Futurama flicks, Cohen said.
Although the percentage of African American and Hispanic households with a computer and Internet access has increased since 1998, Lanius believes it’s a larger problem. The country seems to be going backwards in terms of minorities going into the math and science fields, not forwards.
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The Motion Picture Association of America, which has backed the lawsuit, declined to comment on the amicus briefs. Its reply brief – 2600 magazine filed its brief Jan. 19 – is due Feb. 19, and its allies’ amicus briefs are due Feb. 26.
“It was definitely malicious, because this was not the behavior of a human user or cluster of human users,” Ben-David added. “It was robot behavior – reloading the same urls again and again, to access every possible piece of data in the database.”
“Once you have pulled the board down you will then need to contact Leggo (sic) and announce to them and the international press your remorse and desire to begin an active campaign against the abuse of indigenous cultures.
MW: Spoken like a true geek. George, thanks so much for chatting with us! I can’t wait for the next installment of The Olympians!
Alexander didn’t give many details about his vision of a military cloud – only that such a system would contain both unclassified, secret, and top secret information. But it’s worth noting that the Pentagon’s cutting-edge research outfit, Darpa, thinks its a problem hard enough to devote their 1,000-pound brains to solving.
Their favorite feature of the Zamzee website is the ability to accept challenges which will multiply points created within a set time by X amount, which often has them ending their night by doing jumping jacks in the living room for ten minutes, and I’m okay with that. My favorite feature of the site is that I can track both boys on one family account (accounts are free and the family account is separate from their respective individual accounts), because, frankly, I’m too tired for much else after chasing point earners around the yard.
Zhang admitted to Apple’s security staff that he had taken home a Linux server belonging to Apple and had transferred data to his wife’s laptop. He said he wanted to review the data for his own education, hoping it would help him secure another job within Apple. He returned the server and brought the laptop into Apple for examination.