Apple last year was forced to halt its online music and book services in China because they violated local media rules. The company also faced criticism from local consumer groups last year over complaints that iPhones were spontaneously shutting down even as half the devices’ battery life remained. Apple said a limited number of phones were affected and offered free replacement batteries for those devices.
Why is an app store so important? In today’s app-obsessed age, a software ecosystem defines a gadget’s longevity as an investment. Customers get more value from their hardware if they have access to the latest and greatest apps. And programmers will make software for app stores that have a large audience and a viable future.
He tried again and successfully changed his password, and was greeted by this screen when he tried to log in with his new password (shot after the jump):
We’re going to have an event that will feature whatever candidate, Democrat or Republican, that would like to show up, and celebrate them for reaching out to us.
Currently iRobot’s website, a major sales channel for the company, is offering a three to four weeks timeline for the Scoobas to ship. However, major online retailers such as Amazon.com and Bed, Bath &
Beyond have products available immediately.
“A lot of festivals thumb their noses at sci-fi, fantasy and horror,” Meyer said. “And the Academy (of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) doesn’t give it credit. The fact that the Lord of the Rings has not won Best Picture is ridiculous.”
A fifth board member, Brian Lang, did not attend Thursday’s meeting but told colleagues he would have voted against the contract had he been there. Lang is an official with the city’s hotel workers union.
When Popcorn-Time.se started responding to WIRED’s questions in November, Pochoclin said the reborn project already had 4 million users. But it had taken a serious hit a few months earlier, when Brussels-based domain registrar EURid revoked its website domain, Time4Popcorn.eu. At its new Swedish domain, it’s only recently returned to that earlier adoption rate. (Pochoclin wouldn’t reveal the size of its current user base for fear of drawing more attention from law enforcement or copyright holders.) “[EURid’s domain seizure] was just a small setback … a small but painful kick to the balls,” the spokesperson says. “We’ve grown this project tremendously since we picked it up … The numbers just keep rising.”
– I also interview thought leaders and artists so other artists can learn from them. And we have a cooking show that teaches artists how to cook meals using only a hot plate in their hotel room, “Cooking With James” – let’s face it, it’s easy to get fat on fast food. The recipes are always under $20 and always feed a band of four.
The Patriot Act has been heavily criticized by civil rights groups who claim it violates constitutional rights.
The government, according to the suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, has not offered any explanation for plaintiffs’ “apparent placement” on the no-fly list or any other watch list. “They’re too scary to fly but not scary enough to arrest,” quipped Ben Wizner, an ACLU attorney on the case.
Contractual issues, the fight to save full-length albums and worries about piracy have kept both Seger and Kid Rock from distributing their works online, Andrews said. Seger, however, did allow online stores to sell his new single Wait For Me, from his upcoming September release – his first studio album in 11 years.
For the most part, global control of mind units doesn’t have a significant influence on the unfolding narrative. However, field agents are given agency to influence events and characters through a series of special events referred to as “XM Anomalies”. These events offer field agents time-sensitive challenges to secure specific locations for their factions in order to secure secret documents, or even sway the allegiance of characters in the story. The most recent event, codenamed 13MAGNUS, pitted the two factions against each other in a bid to either resurrect Roland Jarvis from the dead, or ensure his destruction. The Enlightened succeeded in bringing Jarvis back from the XM-enhanced dead as one final hurrah before the end of Ingress‘ open beta.
“I don’t want to claim we’re the cure-all,” he said. “But I think we are the beginning. Twenty years ago, seatbelts were optional, too.”
Serial entrepreneur Amit Kumar actually launched a #NeverTrump voting app that determines which of your contacts are in battleground states and automatically sends them messages reminding your buddies to get out and vote on election day.
Gearbox and 3D Realms had already had a long, tumultuous history. Founder Randy Pitchford worked at 3D Realms on Duke Nukem 3D, and was one of a group of employees that split the company in 1997 to form a game developer called Rebel Boat Rocker, named after 3D Realms head Scott Miller publicly referred to the group, not kindly, as “rebels” and “boat rockers.”
The gathering included a discussion of how early computer pioneers used LSD for inspiration. Douglas Englebart, the inventor of the mouse, Myron Stolaroff, a former Ampex engineer and LSD researcher who was attending the symposium, and Apple-cofounder Steve Jobs were among them. In the 2005 book What the Dormouse Said, New York Times reporter John Markoff quotes Jobs describing his LSD experience as “one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life.”
An adult male sperm whale can reach lengths of 60 feet and weigh more than 60 tons. It is believed to be the biggest toothed predator in the world.
Some of the trouble tickets that other people have cooked up are clearly pranks. You run that risk when you put your entire fix-it list out in the open and allow anyone to tack something on. One joker told Irving he needed a guard monkey. Some other sourpuss told him that the entire exercise was a misuse of GitHub because Irving’s to-do list contains no source code (GitHub, it just so happens, likes what Irving’s doing).
Gun control advocates, Democrats and some Republican members of Congress have called for a law to ban them, because that would have greater legal force and be more permanent.
Europe’s tech index fell 2.8 percent to put it on track for its biggest one-day loss since October. The index had reached a 15-year high earlier this month and has soared around 40 percent over the last year.
Andrew Shen, policy analyst at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said, “It is clear that in this instance eBay had a distinct choice of whether the default should be yes or no to receive e-mail announcements for the recipients of its message. EBay chose yes but they could have chosen no.”
Still, everyone who completes the 50,000 word count is a winner – even if all they get at the end is a web icon and a certificate. The bigger prize is being able to boast they’ve completed a whole novel, even if only a first draft.
“I think that this will be a watershed moment in American elections because A, the candidates communicated directly. Donald Trump’s entire rise within the party was due to a Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) account, no party infrastructure, no fundraising, almost no television commercials and the American public was able to get this on every possible device on every possible platform,” Steinberg told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo.
But the loft in Manhattan’s West Village was a bit of all three, really: the home to controversial art and engineering professor Natalie Jeremijenko.
A recent climate survey shows most Americans think climate change is a future problem. They’re wrong. Here are the facts.
Recordon points to the motivation behind creating OAuth 2.0 as providing the spark to innovate further on social protocols.
Screen capture of the MSNBC website on February 27, 2010 at ~5:30 PM eastern time.
The world’s biggest iPod speaker is best described in numbers. The Wall of Sound weighs 102 kilos (225 pounds), stands almost a meter tall (a yard) and 1.25 meters wide (a bit more than a yard) and can rock up to around 125 watts.
Not every site needs to live on the edge, but those that do make the web a better place for all the rest.
Seriously? This guy should be sent to prison. Doing what he did in the name of “art” is so wrong […] McDonald is a slimeball!!!
“The rate on which we have taken on new users is breathtaking,” Calkins said. “We normally like to start with a small pool of users and then increase these in phases. No such luck here. We had hundreds of thousands of users right away.”
Despite Amazon entrenching on its turf, FedEx largely shrugged off the potential threat to its business.