“It’s very much in some level about Hollywood and homegrown,” said Shiva Rajaraman, Senior Product Manager at YouTube.
Thus was born Basetrack, the website and the Facebook page created to give granular, personal and at times gut-wrenching information to those who cared about the 1-8, and provoke discussion about it. After landing a $202,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, three Basetrack reporters arrived in Helmand’s Musa Qala district in early October to document the 1-8’s entire deployment. It was a major commitment to battlefield reporting at a time when many mainstream news organizations were cutting back on Afghanistan coverage.
An aspiring game design student from Milpitas, California just got a little financial help from the makers of Free Realms and Everquest.
But McMillan says she sees few people returning due to any sense of excitement about South Africa. “I think it’s the lack of opportunity overseas,” she says. “If the opportunities were there, they would stay.”
This disaggregation of the media is very challenging for a White House. You can no longer just have a nationally televised address and speak to 150 million people. So you have to work 15, 20, 30 times harder than previous presidents to have the same impact. But the upside is, you can go talk to people [directly]. Prior to having all these different outlets, the Washington press corps could decide what the topic of the day was. Let’s say it’s Ebola—that’s going lead all the news, as it should, it’s a serious thing. But we don’t want to talk just about Ebola, we also have a message about healthcare because we’re getting ready for the enrollment season. Ten years ago we would have had no real way of communicating that. But now the President can answer a bunch of Ebola questions but we can also have healthcare-specific content for WebMD users.
Spam filters were not the only cause of frustration for consumers looking to sign up for the do-not-call list Friday. The service’s website was slow and even down at times throughout the day. The FTC reported 735,000 consumers had signed up within the first 17 hours. Sixty million are expected to sign up.
And there was no learning curve for consumers because it came with almost the same software (plus apps) on an iPhone.
Mikel Reparaz, 24, of San Francisco, started the campaign last year in hopes of averting a war, and his “Buy Bush a PlayStation 2” effort collected $370, enough to send President Bush a Sony PS2 console, an extra controller and two military-themed games SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals and Conflict Desert Storm.
5. Firefly/Serenity Reaver Ship Ornament
Because nothing says “Christmas” like a ship full of violently insane cannibals.
Having learned once again that any endeavor that involves me being in the same room as a breathing human being is doomed to failure, I turned back to the impersonal embrace of the web. I used a no-haggle online car buying service, which allows me to be jerked around by two dozen local dealers simultaneously. I was informed that, as far as the entire Greater Bay Area was concerned, I could only get my power windows if I was willing to pay for the fake wood paneling and six-CD stereo along with it. So apparently either the first dealer was being honest with me, or there’s a multi-county conspiracy to keep me from driving off in a cheap car with power windows. Frankly, I’m not convinced which it is.
Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters.
To name just a few, there have been allegations of financial conflicts of interest, debates over whether internet addiction is really a thing (it is not, but “disordered gambling” is), arguments that the new diagnostic criteria will medicalize normal grief and temper tantrums, and lead to millions of people being falsely diagnosed with mental disorders.
The Stouts reported to the warehouse on October 1 for orientation, training, and a period of half-days called “work hardening,” meant to help newcomers adapt to the physical stress of the job. Then the 10-hour shifts began.
Lipsky sees a consumer product in RGB’s future but said it will differ considerably from what is offered now. He’d like to license the software for consumer media centers or other devices, instead of selling a separate art player.
Sure, webcams now accompany those stats, but most cams are placed at the top of a run – or worse, at the base of the resort. Watching people get on or off a chair lift tells you nothing about the conditions on the runs those lifts serve.
Enron bonuses: Nearly 600 Enron employees deemed critical to running its prized energy-trading business received more than $100 million in bonuses last month as the company faced a merger and then bankruptcy.
In Thursday’s opinion, the court said that in seeking to define material harmful to minors, the law made no distinction between things inappropriate for a 5-year-old and things harmful to someone in his early teens.
At 837,966, total circulation for WIRED is at an *all-time high: *Up 5% over last year, +13% versus three years ago, and +24% over the past five years. (Source: ABC)
Available as a free download, Hutchen’s MegaHal was converted by Kiehl and some friends to Java and hooked up to AIM at the beginning of July.
Sinha got his results in August, and they looked amazing. Gene expression had revealed 41 distinct subpopulations of blood-forming stem cells, including a group of cells that seemed capable of transitioning into any of the other ones—his true stem cell. “It fit with every hypothesis we had ever generated in the past 10 years,” says Sinha. “It was really exciting stuff.” That fall, the group started preparing their work for publication.
Manning told Lamo that his leaks to WikiLeaks included something he called the “Gitmo Papers” and “the JTF GTMO papers” – references to Guantánamo. He didn’t specify the nature of the documents, and Lamo appeared to assume Manning was referencing two Guantánamo operation manuals WikiLeaks famously published in 2007.
Here are our first impressions after a few hours using the machine. A full review will follow.
“I’m not paying for any online music subscriptions right now but I’m planning to open accounts with both MusicNet and PressPlay in order to experience the services,” Jeremy Helfgot wrote in an e-mail.
“It is very difficult to include the whole (sign) language because it uses both hands and facial expressions,” said Patterson, who is not deaf. “Facial expressions are difficult to do. We are basically limited to hand movements.”
For its own part, Apple is rumored to be working on a new Apple TV that has gaming and serves as a wireless access point. But what most of us want is access to the services we use. There’s very little chance that Rdio, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu will appear on that new device. These Apps will surely appear on the Chromecast any day now.
Vertana also noted that a more traditional company would probably not have even approved of the name Monster.com, since Monster doesn’t translate to “jobs service” in most people’s minds.
“It should not be that a malfunction in loading a song creates a braking manoeuvre,” Kroeger said, adding that hackers have been able to manipulate a vehicle by breaking into its infotainment system.
The trouble is, aggregators are greedy. They constantly check websites that use RSS, always searching for new content. Whereas a human reader may scan headlines on The New York Times website once a day, aggregators check the site hourly or even more frequently.
“Whether the iPhone can bolster a good enough performance to do intensive mobile Flash games we are unsure of,” said John Cooney, head of game development at Flash game company Armor Games. “But if it can it’s going to open up doors for several Flash game developers, including myself personally, to become iPhone developers.”
Next, they launched each free app on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone set up to funnel all of the traffic through the team’s server. They then recorded all of the web sites each app tried to connect to. What they found is stunning.