Of course there is a gift shop. You didn’t think you could get out of there without a plastic sword? We ended up with a bow and arrow set and a stuffed dragon. Unlike most museum gift shops, the one at Higgins is surprisingly affordable.
Loving the new Kindle with Special Offers — yes, that’s the actual product name — might be somewhat of a stretch for many users. If the ads stay out of Kindle books and remain limited to the navigation screen and screen saver, they will at least be unobtrusive, and users might be OK with that. However, the device will still cost $114; the $25 savings may not be enough to convince some cheapskates. (Call us when the ad-supported Kindle costs $50, and we may be more impressed.) So, loving it might be hard, but *liking *it is a remote possibility.
Called Der Steuersong (The Tax Song), it offers a parody of Schroeder set to the tune of the pop hit The Ketchup Song by the Spanish trio Las Ketchup. Satirist Elmar Brandt sings: “I’ll raise taxes now because the election is over and you can’t fire me now.”
Also does the RIAA believe that Americans have the legal right to take that file and use it on their cell phone as a ring tone?
My personal favorite was his epic takedown of David Sheff‘s book Video Games: A Guide For Savvy Parents, a hastily-written paperback that filled parents’ heads with misinformation purporting to be expert commentary about the games on store shelves and which were best for their kids.
Take Wikirank, for example, a new data visualization site for tracking trends on Wikipedia that launched Thursday. The simple tool exposes how often a specific Wikipedia page has been viewed, and graphs those pageviews over time. It also lets you compare different topics on Wikipedia to see which is more popular.
But instead of winning journalistic accolades for his coverage, Zack Exley, chief of CNNdn, got an unwanted call from some lawyers.
Some areas of the defense sector that DIUx has sought investments in, and continues to look for innovations in, include artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, information technology and space advancements, according to the agency’s website.
This powerful new method for tracking potential suspects through forests of family trees has been made possible, in part, by the booming popularity of consumer DNA tests. The two largest testing providers, Ancestry and 23andMe, have policies in place to prevent law enforcement agencies from directly accessing the genetic data of their millions of customers. Yet both companies make it possible for customers to download a digital copy of their DNA and upload the file to public databases where it becomes available to police. Searches conducted on these open genetic troves aren’t currently regulated by any laws.
“They have one of the most clever pieces of technology out there,” Batchelder said. “They are adapting very quickly to the mistakes that others have made in the peer-to-peer space.”
Wilson retreated into a well-documented drugged-out, emotionally handicapped haze beginning in the early 1970s, barely venturing out of his bed for years.
For the estimated 6 million Americans who live overseas, red tape and the vagaries of far-flung postal systems leave traditional paper absentee ballots with all the accuracy of a message in a bottle.
News of the case spooked investors, who suffered huge losses during the SARS epidemic. Stocks in Taiwan ended down 2.3 percent, while Singapore shares dipped by more than 1 percent. Airline stocks were among the worst affected, reflecting wider fears about the travel and tourism industries.
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Room 8
Kristin Rielly (Geek Girls Network) talks to Morgan Romine (The Frag Dolls), Jill Pantozzi (Has Boobs Reads Comics blog), Kiala Kazebee (GeekWeek.com) and others.
“Build it first and they will come – that’s what’s happening here,” he told Wired. “It’s sort of chicken and egg-ish. There are apps today that people use all the time that take advantage of multi-core processors, dual-core and quad-core. And more are coming to take advantage of quad-core processors because this is where the industry is headed.”