The phone’s antenna punctured his eye, which was so badly damaged, surgeons had to remove it late last week, according to The Register.
“The government can’t build this,” said James Dempsey, the head of the west coast office of the Center for Democracy and Technology who spoke on a panel at Friday’s event. “They don’t have the technology and they don’t have the trust.”
On Martin Luther King Day weekend, hundreds of puzzle solvers converged on the MIT campus to tackle the annual mystery hunt, designed by the previous year’s winning team, Codex Alimentarius. Alex Calhoun, one of the members of Team Codex, recounts the process of designing puzzles for such a large audience.
Along with Thiel and Andreessen, other backers of Stripe include Tesla founder Elon Musk, Box founder Aaron Levie, and a Who’s Who of top venture capital firms. The love showered on Stripe in Silicon Valley stems from its product but also its startup-friendliness. The target customers of Stripe are all the other little companies these investors are backing that they hope will grow.
Its English-language equivalent is the default home page for the newest versions of its flagship Windows software sold in the United States.
The company, which went public in April, had watched its share price more than triple in the weeks following its IPO. By late August, the firm had a stock market value of more than a billion dollars – far more than Ritter thought its scant profits and sluggish growth rate warranted.
Now it’s just a question of whether the tinkerers at Google nail those pieces together to build a house for your online identity that you’ll prefer to Facebook’s – or at least one, you won’t mind having as a second online home.
That won’t stop Trump from trying to lure disillusioned Sanders supporters to his side. Right before the endorsement, Trump condemned Sanders on Twitter.
“I don’t want my TV taking notes on what I’m watching. I don’t want my kid’s game console tracking what he’s playing. I don’t want my CD player collecting data on my music collection,” said Kelley Consco, who was shopping for holiday gifts at Radio Shack. “It’s just too creepy.”
(When I think of cowbell, I think of Will Ferrell. And when I think of Will Ferrell, I think about how much moviegoers would have to raise to stop him from making yet another retreaded seventies spoof. )
Lodsys asked developers in a letter to come to a “non-litigation licensing arrangement” within a 21-day period, implying legal action will be taken if no response is received. On Tuesday, the firm made good on its threats against iOS and Android developers. Lodsys filed a patent-infringement suit against seven iOS and Android developers in the Eastern Texas district court, asserting two of its four patents were infringed upon by the seven app-development studios.
“It’s not a joke,” says Coleman, who insists that Gmail will leave the beta phase once the product reaches some specific milestones as a business.
But for the past year or so, Roku has struck up a few partnerships aimed at replacing that old, dumb TV entirely. The company is expanding beyond its boxes and dongles to bake its features right into new sets. Chinese TV giants TCL and Hisense were the first two companies to offer “Roku TVs” last year, aiming at making an introductory splash in the U.S. market. And at CES this year, Roku announced some new partners with its integrated features: Best Buy house brand Insignia and another major Chinese brand in Haier.
The catch: In exchange for personal convenience, TV providers are beginning to ask for single-brand loyalty. Disney’s internet-distributed streaming service launches next year. With Facebook’s Watch platform, the social behemoth is determined to make TV a centerpiece of its universe. Amazon, Hulu, and Apple TV are expanding their original-programming efforts. Netflix will spend $8 billion on content in 2018, a number that dwarfs most cable networks. We are moving toward a future of Experience Centers—the feed is available to you at all times, the options endless and constant.
Yet many details -– archaeological, theological and political – have to be hammered out before any plans for an on-site physical reconstruction can move forward.
A new attack ad accusing Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee of freeing a rapist who then committed murder resembles any of the professionally produced negative TV spots shot by political ad agencies for decades.
“Ultimately, the elections will be between two people. I believe those two people will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And for whatever criticisms you have of Hillary Clinton which right now we are just focused on criticisms of her, it will become a compared to. And when you start looking at the insanity that’s coming out the Trump campaign on a regular basis, I don’t think we are willing to take that risk,” Goolsbee said.
To most human beings, “the identity problem” sounds like something they might wrestle with in church or in therapy. In the software industry, it is a much more practical matter: How do you know who a user is and what kinds of things that user is authorized to do? The question has dogged system designers for decades, and mostly they have punted, sticking with a username/password approach that dates back to the era of time-shared minicomputers — and applying it to an ever-widening range of problems for which it’s less and less appropriate.
But by the 1980s, a burgeoning roster of cable networks challenged the magazine to cram the avalanche of new listings information into its scheduling grid. Type size shrank in 1985, and page size expanded in 2005, when TV Guide took shape in standard magazine format. This new national edition also dropped local listings in the face of competition from the internet and cable-TV listing services.
Pretty damn hard, it turns out. A month ago, almost immediately after Apple announced Face ID, WIRED began scheming to spoof Apple’s facial recognition system. We’d eventually enlist an experienced biometric hacker, a Hollywood face-caster and makeup artist, and our lead gadget reviewer David Pierce to serve as our would-be victim. We ultimately spent thousands of dollars on every material we could imagine to replicate Pierce’s face, down to every dimple and eyebrow hair.
The media conglomerate announced today the launch of a new vertical dedicated to covering the world of digital competition. The e-sports section is “our latest push to connect with this growing and passionate audience,” editor-in-chief of ESPN.com Chad Millman said in a press release. To put it another way: These young people love watching imaginary people shoot each other; can we have them do that with us?
“They just got greedy—they thought, ‘If we can knock off our competitors, we can corner the market on both servers and mitigation,’” Walton says.
The many faces of the MIT-UPV-UT Exchange program. At the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain, students play fútbol, dance at discotecas and live in apartments or at home with their families.
Though handheld PCs are not nearly as ubiquitous as palms, Microsoft plans to continue its game plan and make the experience on its handheld devices similar to that of a desktop computer.
Sloboda, a 52-year-old psychology professor at the University of Keele in England, and Hamit Dardagan, a freelance researcher who lives in London, started the site.
10:14 “What this device does is extraordinary. You can browse the web with it. It is the best browsing eperience you’ve ever had. It’s phenomenal to see a whole web page right in front of you that you can manipulate with your fingers. Way better than a laptop, way better than a smartphone…. It’s a dream to type on.
“Got some great slideshows built in.
“Built in: a calendar, month’s activities. Built in: a great address book for your contacts. Has a great Maps application.
“Satellite view, (you can) zoom in on things.
“And of course we have the iTunes Store. Built right into the iPad, so you can discover it, purchase movies, podcasts, iTunes university, everything built right into the iPad.
“It’s awesome to watch TV shows and movies.
“That gives you a little overview of what the iPad can do.”
Jon Stewart’s illustrious tenure hosting The Daily Show comes to an end on August 6. As the day creeps ever nearer, he’s been getting the supercut treatment in various ways: all the times he didn’t see his guest’s movie, his vocal eccentricities, even all the times he did the show when he was sick. And all his frequently recurring guests are coming back for one final goodbye. (We’re still holding out hope that the finale features Springsteen and Colbert.) There’s even a time-lapse video going around that shows just how much Stewart changed during his run.
February: It’s been a quiet week on Clastic Detritus … we went through a move earlier this week to be a little closer to my new job.
You have a few more days until the final installment in the Twilight series (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2) hits theaters and this is the perfect opportunity to do your vampire research ahead of time so you can attend a screening, loudly call B.S. whenever you see it and end up with a crowd of tweens ready to turn on you with their popcorn and Twizzlers. Too bad a Werewolf combat manual wasn’t available in time for this event (I’m sure Roger has plans for one), or you’d really be ready for some serious debunking.
In addition, Dell is offering new security “locking” features on notebooks that take advantage of an industry push by Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM) and other PC makers. Computer files can thus be linked to specific machines to prevent network intrusions or theft of intellectual property.
Mark Frauenfelder saved 7.4 bitcoins on a Trezor electronic vault then he lost the passcode. Here he hacks the device to unlocks his funds.
Nick Greene, a business development associate at Atavist, says he and a group of friends got tired of using cumbersome old email to organize their summer beach-house rental. This year they set up “Beach Team” on Slack. Everyone loved it. “But we didn’t get anything done,” Greene recalls. “We were just sending each other pictures of Rihanna.” The planning work slunk back to email. Maybe Beach Team will spring back to life when summer arrives. Or not. “Hopefully,” says Greene, “when we’re at the house, we’ll just hang out with each other.”
Even over a phone line heavy with static from Cape Town, South Africa, Tania Broveak Hide’s enthusiasm is apparent as she describes a recent event called the “biohackathon.”
(Before you answer….we sat at a dining table with a couple celebrating their 37th! wedding anniversary, and they chose a