The Disney Dream is so new that instead of swiping the key card in many places, we instead had a touch pad. Similar to MasterCard PayPass touch pads. To enter/exit our staterooms, the kids didn’t even have to remove the keycards from their lanyards. Just touch the card to the pad. We used similar touch pads for entering/exiting the ship.
Google handled 45 percent of U.S search requests in September, outdistancing 23 percent for Yahoo and 12 percent for Microsoft’s MSN, according to research released Thursday by Nielsen/NetRatings.
The videos aren’t splashy – they are mostly screenshot videos with experts speaking over them. But the production quality is high, the instructors go slowly and courses are organized into bits – so you can jump in and out, depending on what you are trying to learn.
My husband took charge of building the second kit, the Überpult, which is part of the Science Project Series. While the age for it is 8 and up, it seemed easier to build than the PirateShip, since it didn’t have quite as many confusing sub-assemblies. The photo instructions still required you to figure out how to create what was in the photo, however. Once the Überpult was complete and he and the kids shot a couple of pieces at the stairs, he proceeded to re-engineer the thing so one of the pieces wasn’t so bendy. Now, it’ll work the same without so much fatigue on the piece. The Überpult can fling things decently, but not as forcefully as you would think, so you probably don’t have to worry about broken windows.
>’The market is so large that if you have a product that completely tries to replace what everyone does, change everyone’s habits, the chance of adoption is essentially zero’
That made me wonder just how one person multitasks so well. I finally had the chance to catch up with her this month and she spoke about how she got started in comics, her simple answer to getting more women to read comics, and her sweet romance stories that donate a portion of their proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Hacker Kamkar features a series of brilliant projects on his entertaining channel, like how to 3-D-print a robot that can crack combination locks.
With last week’s release of iOS 9, though, News is no longer a media industry abstraction. It’s here, which means we can finally talk about it not in terms of business models but user experience. On the phone, it’s fine, a long scroll of assorted headlines and blurbs. On the iPad, though, it’s sublime. In fact, it’s one of the best reasons to use an iPad at all.
“It gives a certain panache to things,” Wurman said. “It gives people the impression they are hearing things no one has heard before. I don’t think it affects what (the speakers) say. They play their cards too close. These aren’t the kind of people who spill the beans. It’s an artificial restriction.”
Even before Sept. 11, CCTV component sales grew from $9 billion worldwide in 1999 to $12 billion in 2001, according to Mathieson. And it’s likely that more and more cameras will also be linked to face recognition software like Visionics’ FaceIt.
Apple said it is updating its iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch retina display and a refresh rate the company said is twice as fast, making videos smoother and crisper. Smaller exterior borders around the screen make the display 20% larger than its predecessor.
In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation
Kodi itself is just a media player; the majority of addons aren’t piracy focused, and lots of Kodi devices without illicit software plug-ins are utterly uncontroversial. Still, that Kodi has swallowed piracy may not surprise some of you; a full six percent of North American households have a Kodi device configured to access unlicensed content, according to a recent Sandvine study. But the story of how a popular, open-source media player called XBMC became a pirate’s paradise might. And with a legal crackdown looming, the Kodi ecosystem’s present may matter less than its uncertain future.
Hewlett-Packard had about 350,000 workers when she took the helm in 2011. HP Enterprise today has about 52,000, after several huge spinoffs and tens of thousands of layoffs.
It’s the latest test of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a 1986 law originally intended to punish hackers who remotely crack defense or banking computers over their 300 baud modems. Changes in technology and a string of amendments have pushed the law into a murky zone where prosecutors have charged people for violating website terms-of-service or an employer’s computer use policies. After the January suicide of Aaron Swartz, who’d been charged under the CFAA and other laws, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) drafted “Aaron’s Law” to reform the act. But that bill hasn’t been introduced. In the meantime, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer was sentenced last March to three-and-a-half years in prison under the CFAA for running a script that downloaded 120,000 customer e-mail addresses that AT&T exposed on their iPad support website.
The 400 About.com guides receive 30 percent of ad revenues, allocated according to how popular their sites become. About.com is the fifth most popular website in the United States, ranking just above Google and Amazon, according to Media Metrix. It attracted more than 36 million unique visitors in April 2002.
“Microsoft has a unique ability to harmonize the world’s devices, apps, docs, data and social networks in digital work and life experiences so that people are at the center and are empowered to do more and achieve more with what is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity – time!” -Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
11:05 am: The iPhone 4S has a five-element lens (there were four in the iPhone 4). This provides a 30% sharper image. It’s got an f/2.4 aperture, which lets in more light.
H.264 video playback through HTML5 performs admirably on Mac Safari, but was neck-and-neck with Flash on Chrome for Mac. On other platforms, Flash outperformed native H.264 video. Ozer notes the latest version of the Flash Player is actually quite efficient at video playback on platforms where it can access hardware acceleration. On systems where it can’t, it tends to gobble up resources just like Flash Players of old.
Pownce is free, but there’s a pro version for $20 a year which ditches the ads and increases the file upload limits.
But the possibilities extend well beyond classic server room tasks, as GitHub has shown. “It’s the culture of the company,” Lambert says of Hubot. Hubot can tell him which GitHub employees are currently sitting in offices nearby. When he’s about to place a call to a GitHubber on the other side of the globe, Hubot can tell him what time zone they’re in. Or, if you’re on the GitHub sales team, Hubot can turn up info about a company you’re trying to sell to. If you’re a coder, Hubot will tell you when a change has been made to particular piece of GitHub software. If you’re in the finance department, it can show you the company’s latest revenue figures.
ESPN also announced new deals with several of its anchors, including Kenny Mayne, Sage Steele and John Buccigross, and emphasized that “SportsCenter” will continue to highlight “personality-driven” programming.
Surprising news broke this weekend that director Tim Miller is no longer attached to the sequel to this year’s Deadpool, reportedly because of creative differences with Ryan Reynolds. Quite what those differences may be are the subject of much speculation, with one rumor blaming Miller’s desire to cast Kyle Chandler as time-traveling cyborg Cable, while another suggests that Miller wanted to go all expensive and pretentious for the second movie, while Reynolds wanted another cheap, dirty hit like the first. Expect the he-said, he-said to play out for awhile, but in the meantime, the Internet already has an idea who could replace Miller in the directorial chair.
Why this is villainy: Losing one of the key creative voices of a megahit movie is never a good look, and throws the sequel into a speculative limbo that can’t be good. It’ll be interesting to see how quickly a replacement is found, and who it ends up being.
Dave, who describes himself as “a 36-year-old communications technician from Moscow, who was born in Armenia, is Chinese by origin and has been living in New York and Chicago for the past three years,” seems to be a perfect person to host a global event.
O’Neill said every kind of software will have its flaws and everyone should take the proper security measures when using smart phones and sending emails.
Salas also added a translucent power supply cover, a five-port internal USB hub, and various fluorescent blue lamps and LEDs. To make the G4’s case transparent, he stripped the paint from the side panels with alcohol.