“The checkout lines are always the most inefficient parts of the store experience,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of retail research firm Conlumino. “Not only would you save a lot on labor costs, you actually would make the process much quicker for consumers and much more satisfying.”
Mazzanoble: My mom is hilarious. She is also challenged in the short-term memory department, so while she does say those things, she often doesn’t remember. She’ll read something then call me and ask, “Why did you make me say that? I would never say that!” and I’m like, “Umm … you said that four hours ago.” Admittedly I wasn’t typing while talking to her so some of what I write captures the spirit of the conversation maybe more than the actual words but, yeah, we’ve had all of those conversations. And I’m sure there will be many, many more.
The Peace Corps, the 40-year-old government agency known for sending American volunteers to aid struggling third world nations, recently launched an ad campaign in San Francisco Bay Area newspapers that reads, “Dot-Com, Dot Gone? Now it’s time to network with the real world: Peace Corps.”
What Happened: What happens when Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter, and a literal storm of sharks hits the airwaves? The Internet goes wild, apparently.
The company has recently launched its AdWire service, an ad network that splits revenue with the site owners running the ads and the publishers of the stories they’re linking to, many of whom are hobbyists, citizen journalists or freelance bloggers.
SxCheck reports negative test results via digital certificate, but gives you a call if you test positive. View Slideshow Editor’s note: *Some links in this story lead to adult material and are not suitable for viewing at work. All links of this nature will be noted with “NSFW” after them.*I’m willing to bet that if you are or have been sexually active, you have contracted a disease during sex.
Those laws may be too weak to protect our traditional zones of privacy in the information age, but at least they exist.
M.J. Rose‘s new novel, Flesh Tones, will be published this summer.
Some people ask me “how can do you do all of that at once?” Yesterday I was in Sedona, Arizona playing a gig at a Raw Spirit Festival and this week I go to New Zealand. At the same time I’m selling shows. I’m hanging out with beautiful people. Hanging out with my family at home with my dogs. It’s a very enchanted life being Mikey. I don’t take it lightly and I know it’s the greatest responsibility.
The real killer application of the reaDIYmate may be that it’s an extremely user-friendly gateway toy that could lead to more complex connected devices. Between the foldable paper skins and friendly web interface, the idea is that you can be up and running within minutes of opening up the box.
Because of that, McNealy believes LinkedIn creates value for its parent company Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).
“An unforeseen turn of events” is how Paul J. Stormberg, founder of The Collector’s Trove, an Omaha-based online auction agent, described how his company came to auction the items. “The management of the collection apparently became too much for Dave’s heirs to handle and they abandoned it in a storage locker.” The storage facility’s owner tried to contact the heirs to no avail, leaving the “fate of the collection in the hands of others.”
The Federal Trade Commission brought a complaint against the site’s proprietors earlier this month, saying fake IDs made from the site can be used not only for underage drinking and voter or passport fraud but also for identity theft.
Here on Geekdad, we like to share with you all the geeky places we take our families to, be they Science Museums, Woodland adventures or even good old fashioned Theme parks, but there’s obviously so much to do that we couldn’t ever hope of mentioning even a fraction of them all – which is where a new website called NerdyDayTrips.com comes in.
We’ve rounded up 16 apps to help you sail through the holidays problem-free. So, whether you’re traveling, cooking, entertaining the kiddies, or doing some serious credit card damage in the malls or online, here are some suggestions that should make this, well, “festive” time of the year just a bit more palatable.
“Sanada was one of the first to create highly polished (yet goofy) fantasy designs for future Macs,” said an e-mail from Paul Kunkel, who has written books on Apple’s and Sony’s design departments. “He creates timid extensions of existing products and inspired several Americans to do the same (and go much farther). Sanada takes himself (and his work) pretty seriously. He’s asserted copyright protection his designs.”
As bold as the design of Oculus is, Schöpfer felt there was something missing. Still, he’d made the design of the interior and exterior flow together, an approach that gave Schöpfer Yachts a viral rise to internet celebrity with its Tangram3Ds renderings.
But some of the people who know him aren’t swayed by his redemption story—and they worry that any newfound media attention might rekindle the same urge that led him to overspend so spectacularly. “I used to believe that getting his name and story out there would go a long way in helping him repay the money he owes,” one former business associate says. “But now I think the mere scent of publicity only reignites his thirst for the spotlight, and I think that’s a dangerous place to venture.”
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That may not comfort Obama’s admirers, who are watching the signature accomplishments of his presidency quickly slipping away. But it’s as clear a sign as any that the role of technology in government should never be a partisan issue. And that it doesn’t have to be.
Less impressive was Wing Island. I think they sold like five copies of this in Japan, and I’m not shedding any tears. It was alright – you fly the plane with the Wii-mote, shoot things, fly into things, drop things out of the cargo bay… The controls took a bit of getting used to, and well, you can see that the graphics aren’t anything to write home about. This could be a halfway decent purchase if it’s at a low price, but from what I played I’m not sold yet.
“MusicCity has failed to pay any amounts due to Kazaa BV under the parties’ license agreement,” Zennstrom said. “As a result of MusicCity’s breach, Kazaa BV did not provide version 1.5 to MusicCity (and) has also terminated MusicCity’s license.”
JN: First of all, one has to grant that the Bush administration doesn’t have as much time to prepare as they traditionally would. But that site could have been put together by one person in a few days.
In this way, Egerstad was able to read about 1,000 e-mails in the vulnerable accounts that were passing through Tor and found some pretty sensitive information. This included requests for visas; information about lost, stolen or expired passports; and an Excel spreadsheet containing the sensitive data of numerous passport holders — including passport number, name, address and date of birth. He also found documentation about meetings among government officials.