Books have been migrating to mobile devices for some time now, but traditionally, the pulp edition is imagined (and released) first. Carman’s thinking, however, is that “books have so much to compete with, that trying to stand out as a book, it’s almost better to blend in. [Young readers] are already doing all of these things anyway, so let’s see if we can get a way to have them also reading as part of everything they’re doing, as opposed to just putting it all away and pulling out a book.” What follows is a preview of two projects Carman is using to explore this blended approach to reading: 3:15 Stories and Dark Eden.
“Those who have commented that I must have a good day job in order toafford to give away my recordings missed another central point of theessay: *I never made much money from selling my recordings, and very few musicians do. *Like almost all musicians in the world, the large majority of income I
make from music I make from concerts. That was true before I gave therecordings away, and it is true now. As I tried to point out, it is a myth that musicians make their living from selling recordings.”
Invisible Children doesn’t think Kickstriker is funny. In fact, they’ve sent the Kickstriker team a cease-and-desist warning to take down the parody page.
On Wednesday, the National Weather Service tweeted that the FV3 will be fully operational on March 20. But a NWS official told WIRED on Friday that the agency might push it back a few weeks because of all the complaints.
In its brief Microsoft said the 2015 ruling was too broad and the decision would discourageMicrosoft and others from directing contractors to provide benefits to their employees, for fear the directive would make Microsoft a joint employer under the new standard.
It was Christmas Eve 2015—and also, it so happened, the day before Lee was set to be married in his hometown of Cullman, Alabama. A barrel-chested and bearded redhead, Lee had recently left a high-level job at a three-letter US intelligence agency, where he’d focused on the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure. Now he was settling down to launch his own security startup and marry the Dutch girlfriend he’d met while stationed abroad.
The publisher has had to apologize for the technical issues that accompanied the release last week of the game’s Gene Expansion. The issues were brought on following huge traffic surges that crippled servers.
“It was vital work, but it became kind of busy work. Lots of document processing and a little less interesting,” said McCandlish, who quit school at the University of New Mexico to move to D.C. where he accepted a job with the EFF.
IBM also runs the ‘OpenZika project’ on the company’s World Community Grid, a crowd-sourced supercomputer.
These are cool earphones that are still moderately priced for such excellent performance and customized comfort. Okay, so the sound was great. The comfort factor was the final hurdle that I always face in trying earphones, and the soft silicone padding happily dispensed with my usual ear aches that occur with the long term wearing of in-ear earphones.
I was in the Big Apple a few weeks ago and caught one of the dozen qualifying rounds for the annual contest, which dates to 1916. I may never eat another hot dog again. Four hundred frankfurters and buns were prepared for the event outside Citi Field. “We make sure to have plenty,” said one of the cats in charge of dogs. That’s nothing. For the big contest on Wednesday, organizers will lay out 2,000 dogs and buns.
How did we get to this point? The IT industry owes much of its start to investments made by the Defense Department in the 1950s to miniaturize electronic components to support missile and space programs. That goal was met in the early 1960s and for the next 30 years the Pentagon and computer companies went their separate ways. By the mid-1980s senior defense officials like Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard–who had served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1969 to 1971–recognized that commercial IT developments had outstripped what was being produced by the Defense Department. Commercial technology, available to the public, was not making its way into the hands of soldiers, sailors, airman and marines because of the government’s procurement process which was cumbersome, full of outdated requirements and regulations.
Piccard and a team of pilots plan to make a multi-stage around the world flight in a solar powered airplane similar to the current test aircraft in 2012. Pilots will fly a single 36 hour day-night-day leg before landing at an airport to switch with another pilot. This will be repeated as they circumnavigate the globe.
“For many years, we have used encryption to protect our customers’ personal data because we believe it’s the only way to keep their information safe,” writes cook in the lengthy response. “We have even put that data out of our own reach, because we believe the contents of your iPhone are none of our business.”
Instead of today’s small number of gigantic carriers, the Navy of the future should operate a larger number of smaller flattops, Capt. Jerry Hendrix asserts in the pages of *Proceedings *magazine. “Moving away from highly expensive and vulnerable supercarriers toward smaller, light carriers would bring the additional benefit of increasing our nation’s engagement potential.”
Unlike neighboring countries India and Thailand, where technology is making inroads, Myanmar’s military dictatorship has actively kept Internet access out of bounds from its citizens.
A Southwest Airline flight was evacuated earlier this week after a replacement model Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside the plane, according to the family who owns the phone.
Image: Frank Rodriguez Dehydrated and exhausted, I approach the gate agent and ask if she can find me a better seat for the red-eye to Chicago. “Eight flights in one day?” she asks suspiciously when my itinerary appears on her computer screen. “You one of those United Airlines mystery shoppers?”
This was a question from my son. No. You can’t see through walls. Walls are just too thick for IR to penetrate. Actually, you can’t even see through windows or water since IR doesn’t transmit through those substances. But I saw something where the military used IR to see where people where in a house. No, that was just fiction (probably). It almost certainly wasn’t real infrared.
For example: You could create an evolutionarily superior zergling that can hatch into a batch of broodlings upon death, or a Raptor zergling that can leap short distances. Between missions, you’ll be able to mutate your different zerg species along different strains.
“When Ender’s Game started to go into pre-production there was a lot of chatter about what this meant in terms of his role as a producer,” Geeks OUT board member Patrick Yacco told Wired. “Obviously it was too late to get Lionsgate to change their mind about doing the movie so going into it we knew that Ender’s Game was happening. So we decided in early 2012 to think of ways to draw attention to his homophobia.”
Toys “R” Us (TOY) officials said the shortages were not unusual, even with more than a week left before Christmas. Most shoppers finish their online shopping several days earlier than the offline world to leave time for shipping, said Greg Ahearn, VP of marketing and business development for Toysrus.com.
Windows users like Whitting had best patch their machines by Saturday, when the worm is set to turn.
Target (NYSE:TGT) announced this week that it would be restocking Hatchimals on Sunday, Dec. 11, but purchases will be limited to two per guest. The Hatchimals website offers its own letter from Santa for parents to leave under the tree if they are unable to get their hands on the highly-coveted toy. Adobe notes out-of-stock messages for products overall have increased online to 13.8%, up from 12% on Cyber Monday.
That seems to be very much the point of Pecha Kucha. The problem: How do you get a bunch of visual visionaries – many of them isolated, introverted, self-employed people who tend to hunch all day behind their computers – out into meatspace, communicating, drinking, networking? The solution: Give them a format, a structure, a parlor game, a chance to talk about their current interests and listen to others doing the same.
In the sixth season finale of The Office Ryan Howard (played by BJ Novak) founds a social network, Wuhpf (pronounced “Woof”), that sends messages across all of a users’ many communications platforms—from email to fax to intercom. It was a brilliant send-up of startup culture, and NBC even kept up the ruse with an actual website.
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The observation, drawn from research in the field of social psychology, doesn’t provide the most uplifting insight into human nature. The most effective way to get you to cut back on your long showers and half-empty dishwasher loads is to lay a guilt trip on you by proving just how profligately you are wasting water in comparison to your neighbors? Yuck. But it seems to be true. WaterSmart’s data, culled from 35 municipal utility customers and over a million individual water consumers, (and confirmed by independent evaluations) indicates that a year after deployment of its “behavioral water efficiency solution,” the utilities recorded consistent decreases in water consumption of five percent or greater. For budget-strapped utilities in the parched West, the savings make for a convincing pitch. Last October, WaterSmart announced ten new utilities had signed on as clients.
While the Volvo tie-in sounds like pure product placement, it stems from choices that *Twilight *author Stephenie Meyer made with a little help from the gearheads in her family. Meyer chose a silver S60R for Edward, but it was replaced with a C30 in the first film after Volvo drove a stake through the S60’s heart.
The choice of the FTC is an odd one, given the independent agency has no role in ACTA negotiations. Instead, it’s tasked with fighting unfair business practices, sanctioning companies like Google and Facebook for privacy violations, and running the Do-Not-Call list – hardly the stuff of Big Brother stomping on online rights forever.
Here, too, the Internet plays a role in organizing protest against the chains’ information gathering. Rob Carlson’s website promotes an electronic card swap for members of the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area Giant supermarket chain. Participants enter their card numbers in a form on the site and then print out and paste onto their cards someone else’s bar code.
The idea, known as a verified voter paper trail, has been proposed in at least 16 other states as lawmakers have begun responding to months of complaints, letters of protest and security studies that found serious flaws in the ATM-style equipment.
He’s pleased with the results. Several thousand readers a month come back for more gore, either visiting the Web page or having their poetry dose, usually 10 lines or less, delivered via Mazingo or AvantGo.
The noisy machine drove him crazy. Unable to concentrate on his work, and with no remedy in sight from Apple, he figured his best shot was to start a pressure campaign. If he could rally enough unhappy customers, maybe Apple would be forced to confront the problem.
Once a report comes in, BSA corroborates the information, usually by calling the software company whose programs have allegedly been pirated. The investigator asks the software company to check its database to see if registration information gibes with the report.