Jailbreaking has gone into the cloud. Visit the Jailbreakme.com website on your iOS device, slide the big button on the front page (which cheekily mimics Apple’s slide-to-unlock button) and you’re done. It’s that easy. It works for iPhones (including the iPhone 4) and also iPads running iOS 3.2.1.
American Skin, An Installation [Artist’s Site]
But the technology – at least so far – has intimidated non-geeks. Users must buy special hardware to make phone calls over the internet, and the best deals are typically between two callers who use the same service.
Logitech 705i – I won’t go into a lot of detail on the Logitech Alert Master System as I recently wrote up a review, but this is one of those projects that I’ve been wanting to do forever. One of my favorite things about it is the notification system – I get a text message and an email (with a snapshot) any time motion is detected by the cameras. A free smart phone app allows me to check my cameras remotely and in real-time (well, about a 5 to 10 second delay) and I’ve since learned I can choose to save recorded video in the cloud rather than my home PC. I also recently figured out how to disable the flashing LED on front of the camera so it doesn’t bring attention to itself. I’m loving this video system and cannot recommend it enough.
Thanks for the good work on the video game front in general. But a gaming website editor says video-game characters are becoming stars in their own right? Please (“Game Makers Get Star Treatment,” Dec. 4, 2003).
“Tools in the beginning were an extension of our physical selves, and now we have tools that are extensions of mental self,” Case explained in her National Geographic speech. A hammer is an extension of a fist — but our Facebook profile is an extension of our self, and moreover, other people can interact with that self when we’re not around. We’re cyborgs, as Case sees it, and in order to understand the brave new world in which we find ourselves, we need a language to talk about it.
But experts in the industry wonder how a relatively new and small network such as Clickzen.com is reaching 35 percent of the Internet audience. Shah said Clickzen.com is serving 2 billion monthly impressions. But some observers say that may not be enough impressions to reach that percentage of audience.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno with members of the New York City Community Response Team (CERT), a volunteer organization that helps prepare communities for different types of emergencies.
The latest round of leaks identified 10 athletes from the United States, five from Germany, five from Britain, and one each from Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Romania and Russia.
Federal, state and local cops are huddling together in domestic intelligence dens around the nation to fuse anti-terror information and tips in ways they never have before, and they want the American people to know about it – sort of.
“They would have to change the law to shut us down, because we comply with the law right now,” said Aimster spokesman Johnny Deep. “The copyright owners can go to Congress and ask them to change the law, but right now, they can’t shut us down. And I doubt that Congress is going to roll back the safe harbor provisions in the DMCA to shut this down.”
In this excerpt from the book, Young and Simon describe Jobs’s obsession with design, and the lengths to which he and his family went to find the perfect washing machine.
The $30,000 Mariner went on sale this month and is rated by the Environmental Protection Agency at 33 miles per gallon in the city and 29 on the highway – about one-third more fuel efficient than the gasoline-powered Mariner.
Martin Kok grew up in the town of Volendam, in a place of wooden windmills and cheese markets. As a teen, he and his father and brother sold eel at cafés in Amsterdam. He would wear the traditional Volendammer garb: red shirt, baggy black pants, and clogs. The work felt demeaning, and the patrons were condescending. He started selling eel in bars popular with well-known criminals. Kok moved on to the cocaine trade and quit his fishmonger job to work in smoky club coat rooms, which were good for meeting potential clients. It beat selling eels.
The Pentagon recently received an “F” grade for its computer security from a House Government Reform subcommittee. The report did not take into account the unfinished computer project.
Netscape finally has halfway decent pulldown menus. You can drag your bookmarks around in Manage Bookmarks but you still can’t drag and drop a link into a folder on the toolbar, which is a basic feature that should have been working in 6.0, never mind the new version.
Cabot is the author of the Princess Diaries series and the young adult paranormal Mediator and Avalon High series. Her latest book for adults is Insatiable, a modern retelling of the Dracula story from Mina Harker’s point of view. We talked about her books, her readers, Harry Potter, e piracy and her love of Macs, not necessarily in that order.
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Bodog.com was registered with a Canadian registrar, a VeriSign subcontractor, but the United States shuttered the site without any intervention from Canadian authorities or companies.
“Anonymity is a myth if you’ve got richly detailed genetic information and access to a variety of databases,” said Hank Greely, a law professor at Stanford University who specializes in the ethical and legal implications of emerging biotechnology. Researchers need to ensure informed consent from participants, Greely says, even if that means telling them it may not be possible to protect their privacy.
PayPal, spun off from e-commerce company eBay Inc last year, said its revenue rose to $2.67 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $2.26 billion a year earlier.
The greeting card site, which recently began charging an annual fee for unlimited use of its cards, thanks its users in advance for paying in a popup window from the home page. The FAQ says: “Creating and maintaining great eCards is expensive. In order to survive, we need to charge a small annual fee for membership. Please support us by signing up for Blue Mountain Unlimited.”