In 2000 Olson established his own lab at Fred Hutchinson, where he could channel his emotions into finding ways to increase his patients’ odds of survival. Initially the lab focused on conventional projects, such as investigating whether existing drugs could inhibit cancer cell growth. But its research took a novel turn in May 2004, after Olson and several other Seattle Children’s oncologists met to review the case of a shy and studious 17-year-old girl who had recently undergone brain tumor surgery. When the doctors examined the girl’s MRI scans, they made a depressing discovery: Despite the surgical team’s painstaking work, a thumb-sized chunk of cancer cells remained inside her head.
Minus the ability to follow anonymously, it’s very much like following a user in Twitter, Tumblr and other blogging platforms.
Perceptions of smartphones are transitioning from devices of distraction to digital shoeboxes filled with our most important information. As Internet users mature with the technology around them, supporting close relationships and facilitating personal reflection are needs not fully addresses by the mega-sites like Facebook. With Between, VCNC is tackling the rich design space of intimacy over distance. In this case, the distance may just be across town or a few feet away.
Overall, the new Safari 3 beta for Windows XP seems a competently-built browser with a few interesting usability enhancements, plus the promise of potentially increased security. However, it has no “must-have” features to win people over from other browsers, and a host of small annoyances mean that, for most people, this is a browser to avoid.
Set aside your scruples, and don’t worry if you haven’t been to med school. In Quack in the Box, you’re all unscrupulous and incompetent anyway, treating your patients with “whatever medicines or surgeries happen to be available that day.” That whole “do no harm” thing? Yeah, you probably want to strike that for now. There’s a lot of dark humor throughout the game, from the cards to the illustrations to the rule sheet. For the medical novice, it’s a pretty funny game, but for those in the medical field, it’s really funny. Because it’s true.
__JH: __After we got done with Americus, MK and Greg had been working on a script, and they’d just sold it to First Second, and I had that same feeling of, well, now I have to figure out what I’m going to do because I don’t want to be left behind. I don’t want to fall into a slump. But it’s hard, because you can’t just come up with what you want to do next.
In recent quarters, Apple has touted increasing Android switcher rates as it continues to woo customers from the other side. With Samsung’s debacle, combined with the fact that other Galaxy-branded devices could be hurt from the fallout, Apple should enjoy an influx of Android switchers.
Regardless of whose fault it was, AT&T should have come forward with an apology as well, padded with a small discount from affected customers’ bills to compensate for days of having phoneless iPhones.
The Linker is a “gray-market” item. The Hong Kong retailer’s website doesn’t provide much information about the device, and no manufacturer is listed.
The iPhone 7 Plus tops out at $969 with memory upgrades and a jet black finish. O’Donnell of Technalysis Research believes that with the next iPhone, Apple might even introduce a $1,000-plus “ultra-premium device for the real Apple-crazed folks out there who want to stand out.”
A larger percentage of Internet browsing is happening in mobile than ever before. Data from comScore indicates that desktop browsing declined year over year during the first quarter, while mobile browsing continued to soar. As such, improving engagement on mobile is key to continued growth.
The latest Android phone is the HTC Aria. AT&T revealed the Aria on Monday as a mid-range phone that will run Android 2.1, have a 5-megapixel camera, a 3.2-inch display and a slower processor than the Nexus One or HTC Evo 4G (the Aria’s CPU clocks 600 MHz, compared to 1 GHz on the latter).
But one thing that really got Goldsberry frothing was the ability to understand one of the most vexing aspects of the sport: defense. For decades, teams had relied on simple counting stats—how many steals, how many blocks—to capture a player’s defensive value. SportVU gave a much more sophisticated picture. Now Goldsberry could find, objectively, the best way to play defense against a pick-and-roll, or which players were especially good at getting into passing lanes to disrupt the offense.
I recently took the kids to the Challenger Space Center in the Phoenix area. PBS Kids was sponsoring free admission for families, so I used that as an excuse to finally make the trip. We made it through the Center in about 90 minutes, but I could have easily spent more time reading all the plaques and looking more closely at the many mission patches. Our timing was good because they had a new exhibit on loan from the Air and Space Museum that contained actual materials from the Gemini and Mercury missions. The kids particularly liked seeing the packaged food, toothpaste and other daily necessities that were used by the astronauts.
For the first hour or so, Apple’s annual WWDC conference was every bit as exciting as you’d expect. Which is to say, not very. A-list execs like Kevin Lynch, Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue droned on and on about updates to this, improvements to that. Then Bozoma Saint John took the stage.
Not bad for a scrappy non-profit that had to fight for the hearts, minds and desktops of the world’s computer users, nearly all of whom were deeply controlled by Microsoft’s monopoly.
To drum up additional cash, the filmmakers will be holding an online screening. For $3.99, viewers can buy a ticket to watch early footage. The Jan. 7 screening will be hosted by Ewell and Aites, as well as producer Williams Cole, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period with some of the film’s contributors.
In late 2001, a weekly BBC radio segment featured a brief review of the Sharp J-SH04, a Japanese mobile phone that was the first to feature an integrated camera. And on the BBC’s website, commenters weighed in on how they might use such a magical device. Possible applications ranged from “I would use the camera during business meetings to take sneaky pictures of competitors notes for analysis later” to “take pictures of friendly dogs I see when I walk around” to “infinite uses for the teenager, not entirely sure what the rest of us would do with one though.” They were all right, as it turns out—though they had no idea how big the technological tidal wave would ultimately be.
One of the most famous photographers to use the Hulcher was John Zimmerman, who worked for Sports Illustrated, and made several well-known shots with modified Hulcher cameras. Instead of just allowing the camera to fire multiple shots on sequential frames of film, Zimmerman would often disable the film-advance mechanism, creating vivid multiple exposures that captured the graceful movement of various sports figures.
This is not theoretical: This is Snapguide, the free, iOS-only app that acts as a hub for how-to guides on your phone. Topics range from how to make an aerium, to making potato latkes – there’s even a guide on how to play ball with your cat (seriously).
“The major record companies are very quick to single out peer-to-peer for all their financial woes,” said Jason Schultz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “I hope they are equally willing to recognize the unique marketing opportunities that peer-to-peer offers artists like Steve Winwood.”
Raskin concurred. “If this is intended as a cyber satire on the commodification of American politics, one can only applaud the spirit of the authors,” he said.
“The vast majority of people thought this was crazy and stupid and there was no chance it would happen in Africa,” says Zipline’s CEO Rinaudo. “Now our entire distribution center is run by a totally driven and brilliant team of Rwandan operators and engineers who are not only working 12 hours a day and 7 days a week, but [also] doing things that the richest tech companies in the world haven’t figured out how to do yet.”
Although no personal information was collected at the time, Swire said, concerns were raised that one site’s data could be linked later with those from the contractor’s other clients.
In her bedroom laboratory, Levi-Montalcini took up the study of what makes cells grow and what makes them die. With the outbreak of World War II, she and her family were forced from their home by bombing, but Levi-Montalcini carried on her work in a country cottage until going underground when the Nazis invaded Italy. When her part of Italy was liberated by the Allies, she served as a doctor in a refugee camp, helping to fight typhus and other diseases.