That sounded simple. There was definitely no expectation of privacy: the 14th Street Apple Store has glass walls. And I saw people taking pictures inside all the time, so I just had to double check with an employee. It seemed clear that I was legally within my rights, but I wanted to be sensitive to the people being photographed. I decided in advance that I would make sure it was easy to contact me if someone saw their photo and wanted it removed. I would try to keep Apple out of the discussion by always referring to it as a “computer store”, but Apple’s strong aesthetic makes it hard to hide.
“Today, childhood (in India) is geared toward studies,” says Ruchir Khanna, of Indiatimes Online’s gaming division. “There’s intense pressure on kids to outperform their peers in school and get into competitive elite universities, which doesn’t leave much space for video games. It’s changing in small steps. The culture is only just now starting to accept it.”
Back in September I mentioned an upcoming graphic novel, Tale of Sand, based on an unproduced screenplay by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl. It’s surreal and bizarre, gorgeously illustrated by Ramon Perez. Archaia had released the first 20 pages as a preview on their website (go read it if you haven’t already). The book itself is now available in comic book stores in very limited supply, with a wider release on January 17.
“It gives someone who measures performance a tremendous tool kit,” he said “With it, for example, I can say that the next time I bike up that hill, I don’t want my heart rate to go up that high, so I’ll try a different gear.”
The comeback is bolstered by new interlinks that make it increasingly easy for websites to suck in and selectively repurpose some of the very social content that diminished the open web in the first place. These tools are typically used to highlight particularly interesting online conversations, to aggregate responses to a question posed by a consumer goods seller or media organization, or to facilitate question and answer sessions. So while the content comes from social streams controlled by outside companies like Facebook, it’s reshuffled and re-prioritized in a way that makes sense to the owner of the website.
For now, that is. Fire TV is the thin edge of the wedge. If Amazon eventually wants its name to be as synonymous with videogames as Sony’s or Microsoft’s, this is one possible way in. The only substantial differences between Fire TV and Xbox One are that one of them is less powerful and doesn’t have a disc slot. Those seem like, and could be, weaknesses. They could just as easily be strengths.
If you’ve seen any of Ellis’ videos on YouTube, where she has more than half a million subscribers, you’re no doubt aware of her love for all things robots-in-disguise-related. A Transformer sometimes appears in the background as she narrates one of her thoughtful, deeply researched film-criticism essays, which have included such entries as “The Ideology of the First Order” and “The Death of the Hollywood Movie Musical.”
What the thirsty-Millennial marketing actually refers to is the U line’s focus on personalization. Both models, for instance, let you tune the device’s audio to fit your specific hearing. Both have built-in voice assistants from HTC that complement Google’s services and help you make calls and send texts. They also have a new feature called HTC Sense Companion, which can help you remember to bring an umbrella or try that great pho place you’ve been meaning to hit up. The Ultra also has a small display in the top right corner of the phone, where you can put contacts, notifications, apps, and more.
Calvert dreams of a day where C-THRU enables a system where “we can sling data around on scene.” Drones could send footage to the masks or the command center, where the incident commander can see the feeds from various helmet cameras, and use all the assembled data to help his men see ahead, to make better decisions. Most casualties happen during the first moments after entry, Calvert says, when the firefighters are surprised by conditions or when they get lost.
Last year, using a different e-mail address, Uday reportedly sent a death threat to a British journalist. According to an article on KurdishMedia.com, a message from firstname.lastname@example.org signed by Uday warned reporter R.M. Ahmad that “we have been able to allocate your current residency” and “our brave (young) agents are able to stop people like you in the time and the place that we will determine.”
“This is a difficult, but necessary, decision driven by the continued challenges of the retail environment which will only intensify,” said Payless CEO W. Paul Jones in a statement. “We are confident that this process will also enable us to leverage Payless’s existing strengths to succeed.”
Everybody knows founders are motivated by ownership, belief in a mission—things that are a function of independence, self-determination, and the absence of a boss. How did you come to this alternate view?
“Forced arbitration clauses buried in the fine print of take-it-or-leave-it contracts may be the single most important tool that predatory banks, payday lenders, credit card companies and other financial institutions have used to escape accountability for cheating and defrauding consumers,” the group said in a press release.
(Lance Bass, the pop star, is paying Russia $20 million for his ticket to the International Space Station this fall.)
The merchandising company for the National Basketball Association has lost its bid to take control of the domain name www.knicks.com.
Others in our growing community need to be tapped for special projects. We want to provide the plans and files needed to build the various printrbot models in popular file formats, but we need help with the conversion and documentation.
When Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo’s new CEO, she was instantly beset with widespread calls to save Flickr. Traffic was steadily declining year over year. The mobile app was an atrocity living in the basement of the iTunes store. It had fallen so far from its glory days as the web’s premier photo service that many feared Yahoo might shut it down entirely. It would be a mercy killing, to be sure.
These observations suggested that maybe serotonin didn’t matter in depression so much as glutamate. They also implied that SSRIs weren’t working quite the way many scientists thought they did. Yes, they increase serotonin, “but that by itself is not sufficient. And it’s not necessary either,” says Skolnick, who’s now chief scientific officer at Opiant Pharmaceuticals. Perhaps targeting the glutamate pathway directly could yield a faster-acting antidepressant.
The anti-terrorist USA Patriot Act, signed into law by President Bush last October, makes it easier than ever for federal authorities to pry into e-mail, phone conversations, voice messages – even Web surfing paths. It also punishes unauthorized computer access with up to five years in jail.