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My 5 year old has access to a number of devices in our house – iPad, Nabi 2, LeapPad2, and LeapsterGS. Over the last few weeks I’ve watched to see what he does when given so many choices, and I’ll admit that what I’ve observed is quite surprising. One day he’ll be playing Angry Birds like crazy on my wife’s iPad, the next day he’s playing a wave runner-style game on the Nabi and the next day he’s learning about shrimp and lobsters on the LeapsterGS. He doesn’t seem to have a favorite, but instead hunts down the device that gives him whatever it is he’s seeking at the moment. And because he typically isn’t given full access to the iPad, he’s more likely to reach for the Nabi or the LeapsterGS. (He’s given up on trying to use the LeapPad2 after losing one too many custody battles – he knows he can play the cartridges on the GS, too.)
Fraud detectors at RSA Security have found a demo of a new online fraud toolkit that automates the process of setting up fake websites that sit between a user and a real site, such as a bank, she is trying to access with passwords or other authentication. Users must first click on a fake link, usually embedded in a “phishing” email for the fake website to load and steal the username and passwords.
Another court said last year Founder made payments to Ling Jihua, an aide to former President Hu Jintao who was sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes. News reports said the former Founder CEO bought a Ferrari for Ling’s son, who later was killed in a car crash.
Netcraft did not report any reason for the blockage. “We can’t say precisely, except that it seems to be a decision by the maintainers of the website,” said Rich Miller, an analyst at Netcraft.
“Captain America” crossed the $1 billion mark on Friday to become the 25th film to hit the milestone. It’s finishing the weekend with $1.05 billion and now stands in 19th place; its domestic total has reached $347.4 million in 17 days, good enough for 35th on the all-time list.
“In the last year and a half, I’ve seen six cases of silver poisoning from these so-called health supplements,” said Bill Robertson, the medical director of the Seattle Poison Center. “They were the first cases I’d seen in 50 years of medical practice.”
The new neighborhood’s mobility needs are similarly being optimized for car-free and car-lite lifestyles. A nearby bus rapid transit route connects to two light-rail lines heading to each of the downtowns. Off-road bike lanes run along the river to downtown Minneapolis, and a trail to downtown St. Paul along an abandoned rail corridor is under discussion. Within the development, a woonerf-style shared roadway and ample dedicated bike lanes—along with shared parking for employees, customers, and residents—promises to leave “more land for living, working and recreation,” as the city’s website claims.
It works like this: It takes a basic search service from Teoma, and blends it with sites that are deemed black. RushmoreDrive (which is named after its Charlotte, N.C. street address) has a database of
6 million “black” sites, which includes Honda and CNN. They compiled the database by creating a root list of
1,200 black sites, and then they followed the visitors of those sites to see where they went to next to expand the database.
Having learned once again that any endeavor that involves me being in the same room as a breathing human being is doomed to failure, I turned back to the impersonal embrace of the web. I used a no-haggle online car buying service, which allows me to be jerked around by two dozen local dealers simultaneously. I was informed that, as far as the entire Greater Bay Area was concerned, I could only get my power windows if I was willing to pay for the fake wood paneling and six-CD stereo along with it. So apparently either the first dealer was being honest with me, or there’s a multi-county conspiracy to keep me from driving off in a cheap car with power windows. Frankly, I’m not convinced which it is.
Is there a photograph of Doom creator John Carmack above your fireplace? Then listen up. We’ve got a whole bunch of Orcs & Elves swag to give away, including two – two – Nintendo DS systems signed by the man himself.
“Frankly, I think the whole idea is fairly tasteless,” said Lauren Weinstein, the moderator of the Privacy Forum. “The analogy would be a bar putting out a big sign saying ‘come watch our patrons drink.’ How many people would want to sit on a sofa drinking with a bunch of people pressing their faces against the window?”
These data-hungry gadgets also harness “the power of connecting people with their own data and getting them to see how that could change their lives,” said Goetz.
With so many people now able to bring their ideas to fruition, you’re not going to get a Happy Kitty or a qDot every time. But at least people are working toward products intended to bring pleasure – no more of those torture devices patented in the 20th century and earlier.
But neither is it necessarily a story about addiction, he countered. A parallel argument might be that washing one’s hands is not intrinsically addictive, even if some obsessive-compulsive individuals can’t resist doing so repeatedly.
But Graham felt that Twitter could really make a mark using a technology he learned about in an advertising research association’s report. It described how using neuroscience could get you other unavailable data, stuff from the subconscious reaches of people’s minds.
“We are optimistic that by focusing on the things we believe customers value most – low prices, vast selection, and fast delivery – over time we’ll earn the business of Australian customers,” Amazon said.
“We’ve had two flash mobs this summer. We call them ‘Reality Hacks.’ They were great, and I’m sure we’ll keep having them in the future.”
Teabuddy now tracks the refreshment habits of over 100 office workers around Britain, where tea is such a part of national culture that Poke is based in London’s Biscuit Building (biscuits are cookies, often dunked in tea); the agency is also producing the website for Tea Palace, an upmarket Notting Hill tea seller.
NEW DELHI – The Indian news website whose exposure of bribery and influence-peddling rocked the government said on Wednesday that it had also filmed army officers demanding sex with prostitutes from journalists posing as arms dealers.
Something worth noting is AT&T has a responsive, stellar public relations team that uses a Twitter account, a YouTube channel and a Facebook page to interact with the media and consumers. The story could’ve been defused in a matter of minutes with a clear, believable explanation. Instead, AT&T used its PR to respond with an empty statement, leaving the world guessing the reasons for the suspension of iPhone sales in New York.
Vaucher isn’t waiting for regulators to start getting the word out. Using online forums, he’s now sharing his experience and helping other researchers navigate the open-access system. Raising awareness is one way keep bad science out of the collective consciousness. The other is for scientists like Vaucher to just keep doing their jobs well.
Xbox gamers know each other by their gamertags. And among young gamers it’s a lot cooler to have a simple gamertag like “Fred” than, say, “Fred1988Ohio.” Before Microsoft beefed up its security, getting a password-reset form on Windows Live (and thus hijacking a gamer tag) required only the name on the account and the last four digits and expiration date of the credit card on file. Derek discovered that the person who owned the “Cosmo” gamer tag also had a Netflix account. And that’s how he became Cosmo.
Heartland claims the timing was coincidental. Although Visa and MasterCard told Heartland in October that they were seeing fraudulent transactions that indicated the payment processor might have been hacked, a Heartland spokesman told Threat Level the company only confirmed it had been hacked during the week of Jan. 12. It worked through the three-day holiday weekend to uncover the source of the breach and coordinate with law enforcement and card issuers to make an announcement. Heartland president Robert Baldwin says the company didn’t want to wait another day once it got permission to release the news on Inauguration Day.
Kaspersky products accounted for about 5.5 percent of anti-malware software products worldwide, according to research firm Statista.
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Unfortunately for Bryant, publishing houses weren’t interested. Enter Holt, who said she knew publishers were wrong when they said there was no definable market for Bryant’s book. Inspired by Seth Godin, who gave away an online version of his Unleashing the Ideavirus, Holt approached Bryant with a similar plan.