Half travel guidebook, half app, Roadtrippers’ goal is turning trips into adventures. The website, which was recently redesigned as a fully responsive web app, gives globetrotters a tool to discover mainstream and offbeat attractions, lodgings, and restaurants from West Virginia to West Hollywood. Launched in late 2012, the site has just passed a quarter million trips planned.
New York U.S. Attorney Andrew Baxter accused Feldman on Thursday of being a “perpetrator of an unconscionable scheme directed at desperate and vulnerable victims.”
General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Lyft are moving forward with plans to create self-driving taxis. The companies expect to launch a test service within a year, raising the bar as Detroit’s Big Three automakers increase their investments in autonomous cars.
The StoryBots spent that first year working methodically through the alphabet, with the occasional spin on a classic—the StoryBots version of “Jumping on the Bed” has 35 million views—thrown in for good measure. But in 2015, they began to branch out. That summer, the Spiridellis brothers released thematically linked sets of songs: outer space, animals, seasons. Then came body parts, time, vehicles, shapes. Colors, emotions. The works.
You can change the harmonic scale and the tempo of the music using a beats-per-minute slider. You can also share your favorite barcode tunes on Facebook. This means that you can make sweet music from mundane purchases like Monster Munch, cotton buds and loo paper.
Taylor said the government will have to continue prosecuting obscenity and cracking down on the “mousetrapping” tools used by porn sites to keep Web surfers trapped on their sites. But he admitted that support from the tech sector is key.
Widgetbox is one of several companies competing in the growing “widget” marketplace. The company provides a platform for developers to create widgets – small programs that can be embedded in web pages, MySpace profiles and Facebook pages – and to distribute them throughout the internet, primarily via social networks. According to the press release, Widgetbox currently hosts 26,000 developers and reaches 28 million users every month.
Smith, whose teacher’s union refused to support him, is now on paid administrative leave. He hired a lawyer to press invasion of privacy and harassment charges against the group, but the lawyer has been unable to ascertain the volunteers’ true identities.
It reminds me of playing board games on the iPad or on a computer: it’s not the same as playing in real life, but one of the distinct advantages is that you don’t have to remember all the rules yourself. If you can’t play a tile in a particular location in Carcassonne, the app simply won’t let you put it there. When you try to take a second face-up locomotive card in Ticket to Ride, the app doesn’t allow it. Play the app enough times, and the rules gradually become second nature, without having to consult the rulebook or have an experienced player walk you through it.
Internet privacy and security activist Keith Little, however, was not convinced.
The service arrives at a particularly good time. The financial technology market is flourishing, thanks to enterprising startups working to fix what the last decade has proved to be an imperfect industry. According to a recent study by Accenture, global investment in financial technology tripled between 2008 and 2013 from $928 million to $2.97 billion and is expected to double again to between $6 billion and $8 billion by 2018. For many of these well-meaning companies, debt collection is a necessity, but they don’t want to deal in the dark arts.
While on stage, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, said the S stands for “streamlined, significant performance, security.” He added, “I personally like to think of it as the soul of today’s Windows.”
I feel because it is my image I do own some copyright interest in it. My permission was given to Fox News, not to 10 Zen Monkeys.
To be more specific, it’s a dying tradition. The Wednesday crowd is the old-school audience, collectors who are willing to shell out $3 or $4 for a stapled-together pamphlet that they’ll put in a plastic bag with acid-free cardboard and store in a long white box. Those customers have been trickling away for years.
Dr. Andrew B. Whinston saw the Toysrus deal as Amazon’s olive branch to the investment community.
Picnik also integrates seamlessly with the websites where your photos are already stored. Picnik is leading a revolution as an entirely new breed of web application that combines the power and rich experience of a desktop application, with the convenience and connectivity of the web.
__Duffy: __We thought it was going to be a security camera. It turned out to be an everything camera. We have people catch their kids’ first steps. We’ve had people catch burglars many, many times. Because the video is stored in the cloud, we’ve caught burglars who have even stolen the Dropcams, which is hilarious. We caught the bridge that collapsed up in Washington. Somebody randomly had a Dropcam pointing out their window. It was the only video of the incident. That was totally driven by the user. The [authorities] were able to use it to determine the cause of the bridge collapse. There have been cameras that recorded Hurricane Sandy. It’s really about a personal and global awareness of what’s going on, all in control of individual users. That’s really what Dropcam is about.
The full list of nominees can be found at the IGF’s website.
In many ways, all of the Hubble observations are interesting, but here is a list of some of the standouts in the coming week. A more complete list can be found at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) This Week On HST Website.
Copia doesn’t control any of the ends of book production or distribution. It has to deal with the book publishers, Adobe (who makes the DRM), the companies who make the devices, the App store who has to approve getting your software on a device (over which you have zero control of the date they finally approve an app for release). If you want to broaden your scope, to offer a wider range of formats on every device imaginable, that increases the complication by powers of ten. To try to make all of those partnerships cohere and still create a single, coherent platform without the established relationships or marketing clout to beat everyone into shape is nearly impossible.
Commercial vendors have also taken advantage of the technology to delve into your shopping behavior. Browser cookies give information to aggregators that can trigger price disparities. Your zip code and even your device can make a difference. For example, if you’re looking for a hotel room at 5 p.m. for that evening and you’re using your phone to search, the aggregator’s algorithm will assume you’re more desperate than if you were using your desktop computer. “Every time you look at a deal, your search is recorded somewhere,” the ex-Priceline programmer told me.
By Jane Doh, originally posted at ARGNet
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Last month, the FTC filed lawsuits against Stock Value 1, of Boca Raton, Florida, and Comstar Communications, of Sacramento, California, for promoting products that blocked up to 99 percent of the electromagnetic waves emitted from the earpiece of mobile phones. The products consisted of metallic fiber patches the user would place on the earpiece of the phone.
“After all,” he wrote, “what could possibly compete against a game that is six years in the making, is called by the own company’s president ‘turtleware,’ and has a release date that reads, ‘when it’s done’?”
It may sound melodramatic, but I cried through this entire film. The opening scenes intersperse home movies of a toddler giggling up at a camera with scenes of his somber father recounting the life events that ultimately lead up to Tyler Long committing suicide at 17, and that was it: 90 minutes of continuous crying and a headache that followed me all day until bed.
Not only have I read both of [Mortenson’s] books with enthusiasm, but I have sent school supplies to my USAF colleagues in Bagram who have distributed the supplies to schools that were funded by the Central Asia Institute. The Department of Defense even has supported “getting through” to the Afghan people by laying a foundation in education for children, a foundation laid in part by their relationship with the CAI. Three Cups of Tea is on the Joint Forces Staff College’s professional reading list (as well as other military professional reading lists).
These are not the highest quality products. They’re made in China, very simple quality. The website proclaims they’re “department store quality”, but I’m not so sure. Every year that my sons have shopped with this program, my husband and I, as well as the grandparents, definitely know that it’s the thought that counts.
It’s unclear what happened to the Listen4ever site, which has been inaccessible since at least Monday.
As the somewhat confusing New York Times paywall went up Monday, theoretically pushing readers toward new digital subscriptions, Amazon announced that Kindle subscribers will also get access to NYTimes.com for free – albeit not right away.
The Utah Republican said that current antitrust laws prohibit the exchange of critical security information. “We’re going to relax antitrust regulations in this area so companies can share information about attacks,” Bennett said.
The school was awarded the $2,700 prize, and Rusconi was invited to Italy to accept the prize.
“This fact sheet is designed to be as scientifically accurate as possible,” he said. “We specifically tried not to nuance it in the direction either of encouraging or discouraging use of condoms. The interpretation really is in the eyes of the beholder.”
Over the past weekend, the massive anonymous market known as Evolution halted withdrawals of bitcoin from its website, telling users that it was dealing with technical difficulties. Then on Tuesday evening, both its market and user forum went offline, with no opportunity for drug buyers and sellers to pull out the funds they had stored in their Evolution accounts. The result has been a wave of panic that’s shaken the online black market economy as much as any of the law enforcement drug busts of the last two years.