Everybody nodded, then made room for a new round of gawkers. At the Where Fair, the nighttime entertainment at the conference, every display was maximally enticing to location geeks. That’s what brought this diverse crowd of 800 people together: technologies that produce information about location, whether a spy plane, an API for web-mapping applications like Google Maps, or a geolocation hack that pinpoints people’s positions using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi access points or cell-phone towers.
Abovitz calls this his “tv-on-the-radio” problem. He took to Twitter shortly after the video’s release to respond to critics. “Most people just got it once they first saw TV. Same with @magicleap,” he tweeted. Abovitz believes that the only thing that will assuage the public’s doubts about the viability of his product is for those haters to see it, touch it, engage with it, and come away believers—that no amount of promo and marketing will convey what Magic Leap is attempting.
They need to scale, and the cost will come down over time. The need for more transportation was this huge pent-up demand and as soon as Uber and Lyft came along and said, “Here, we’re going to make it one-click easy for you to get transportation,” it totally changed how we’d move around. I think food is the same way. Obviously, there’s a lot of people who enjoy cooking food every day, but for a lot of us, the idea that you could have really healthy and delicious food delivered to you on exactly the schedule you want is pretty great.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The U.S.-based agency that oversees Internet names worldwide was criticized Sunday for not approving new addresses fast enough as demand grows among Web surfers from California to China.
On most wrecks, said Ballard, important cultural information is missing. “Who these people traded with, what they were carrying, who they were – all that’s gone – except on the Black Sea.”
The SETI@Home program “has seen millions of potential signals with similar characteristics, but it takes more than that to make a good candidate,” the team wrote in a blog post. “Multiple detections are a minimum criterion.” The SETI Institute hasn’t seen it again, so far, in observations their telescope began after the announcement, although they have not yet searched the full gigahertz of potential frequencies.
Update: This story was updated to correct the statement that recent Microsoft OSes were built around MS-DOS, when most versions of Windows have relied on Windows NT as their core.
A new online videogame store will give publishers a percentage of sales on used games, a move that could drastically change the way gamemakers look at the $2 billion market for secondhand products – assuming they’re willing to sign on.
So now, the FCC is asking for more information about what those “special” services might be and how they would affect the internet at large.
There’s some hope the bill will be stopped, in no small part due to a widespread internet campaign to stop the bill.
My first reaction to such claims is always a smile – and soon after posting this on Twitter “Some people claim to have “insider info” saying Copenhagen Suborbitals is a media stunt or a hoax. What do you think?” responses were send backing our legitimacy.
The new settings improve the cookie control features of Explorer 5.5. On that version, users have just three options – to block all cookies, to block none, or to get a prompt every time a cookie request is made, asking the user to approve or reject it.
“Last 24: definitely have not looked at C#,” says Michael Harrison. He’s the resident jokester, wearing blue Chuck Taylors and a fierce red mountain beard that hipsters can try to mimic, but would fail.
Over-clocking relies on a varying amount of clock-speed ‘headroom’ over the rated speed of the CPU, meaning that many chips are capable of running significantly faster than the speed determined at the factory. Attaching a device to the CPU that increases the speed causes the over-clocking.
The 10-page decision (.pdf) came a month after Universal Music told a San Jose, California federal judge that copyright owners need not consider the “fair use” doctrine before issuing takedown notices requiring online video-sharing sites to remove content.
The good news is that the price of a phone call is rapidly trending towards “free.” But the bad news is that, because calling minutes are becoming increasingly commoditized and people increasingly use text alternatives instead of just picking up the phone, telcos are forced to look elsewhere for revenue.
But the government agency in charge of HIPAA said it did a good job of providing compliance information.
SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft, whose Windows operating system and e-mail programs have been under siege from new computer ‘worms’ for at least 10 days, has released a patch for two critical vulnerabilities in its Web browser.