Wired.com: And so you were doing two comics for a while, you were doing a comic for the web …
The Android Market web-based presence isn’t as mature as that of its main competitor. Unlike Apple, which has allowed access to its App Store via desktop or laptop since 2007, Android launched its web store in February of this year.
Perhaps this all sounds fantastical, absurd, and more than a little nuts. We couldn’t agree more. That’s one of the reasons we love conspiracy theories – the more awesomely insane, the better. Each week during 2012, when the Mayans tell us to expect the apocalypse, Danger Room will peel back a new layer of crazy to expose those oh-so-cleverly hidden machinations powering this doomed plane of existence. Welcome – back – to Tinfoil Tuesday.
With relatively little choice in hardware models in the field and a tiny smartphone marketshare, 2 percent in the U.S. at the moment, HP is the obvious underdog. But lack of hardware choice worked for Apple, and if HP can gain traction in its software platform, the company could still be a contender.
“Nothing can track all of them because to do that would mean tracking billions of areas, some of which aren’t trackable in the first place…. No tracking service can make any accurate claims about percentages tracked.”
Google’s building management system appears to have been set up by a third-party integrator company. Rios and McCorkle say the Google case is a classic example of what many companies face when integrators set up systems on their behalf and connect them to the internet to remotely manage them or configure them insecurely and fail to install patches for the control systems.
Olivia Wilde | Twitter The actress’s bio may read “world champion parallel parker,” but with tweets that shed light on issues and poke fun at the film industry (and herself), she’s much more than just a backseat driver. Offworld | Website Spearheaded by veteran game journalists Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson (a WIRED contributor), Boing Boing’s big-tent games site covers diverse titles and developers too often ignored by other sites.
It’s easy to argue 50 Shades of Grey is an outlier, that its success isn’t indicative of a larger trend. However, since its publication in 2011, the lines between literary and fan publishing have continued to blur.
In a fresh blow to the fundamental integrity of the internet, a hacker last week obtained legitimate web certificates that would have allowed him to impersonate some of the top sites on the internet, including the login pages used by Google, Microsoft and Yahoo e-mail customers.
Archiving the Avant Garde will unite these efforts by developing a model that will be scalable to other institutions, from small nonprofits to large museums.
In 1997, a conservator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., made x-ray images of several painting by Pablo Picasso, including “Street Scene” (1900). … the conservation team knew theyt had found something highly unusual.
If you like, you can see all this on the GitHub repository, or repo, where Noller posted the code of conduct. First, someone requested a grammatical change. “While English isn’t my first language, wouldn’t ‘please do not disclose information publicly about the incident’ be more correct than ‘please do not disclose public information about the incident’?” Then another commenter suggested the meaning should change – if slightly. “I’d emphasise letting the staff deal with it…. ‘Please give the staff reasonable time to address the situation before making any public disclosure about the incident.'”
We hear you asking, “How does this effect my local mass transit system?” Well this can be viewed as an extension to any transit system. It gives users the ability to get to places when no other option exists, while also giving transit operators to focus on routes that get lots of riders.
The team decided to create Emoji Invention after realizing that while they were texting back and forth, many of the characters they were choosing were featured in the National Inventors Hall. “We scrolled through every emoji and worked with our curators to match the stories of those in our Hall of Fame,” says Monica Jones, Chief Operating Office of Invent Now (which is the parent company of the National Inventors Hall of Fame).
Honeywell International is in talks to acquire JDA Software Group, in a deal that could value the U.S. supply chain management software company at around $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
This is the heart of University of Phoenix’s mission, laid bare. The question of whether or not University of Phoenix is the appropriate school for you will likely correlate with how strongly you agree or disagree with Dr. Pepicello in these previous two paragraphs.
A hacker, operating under the alias “Alf”, stole top secret information about new Australian fighter jets, Navy ships and surveillance aircrafts from an defense subcontractor.
“QUESTION: If I might, I’d like to quote from a letter from the State Department to the contractor in June of 2007. So this was two years ago that you recognized that some of these deficiencies exist and you said these deficiencies endanger the performance of the contract to such a degree that the security of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is in jeopardy, and that you threatened to terminate the contract.
North Korea is barely connected to the global internet. But it’s trying to step up its hacker game by breaking into hostile networks, according to a new Pentagon report.
Microsoft’s announcement comes a month after the European Court of Justice sunk a trans-Atlantic privacy agreement known as the “U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework” that had regulated the transfer of data to the United States.
The institute explained its research in a statement available at its website, which includes this summation: “While this study does not permit us to draw any definite (statistically significant) conclusions, it nonetheless shows that there is serious room for doubt, and that it is also difficult to agree with some U.S. officials saying that it is 100 percent sure that it is bin Laden.”
RU: A complete disinterest in investigating and possibly prosecuting monopoly practices doesn’t bode well for innovation and, of course, they will use the rhetoric of innovation to justify their hands-off policies.
QUOTEWORTHY: “The extent of oil’s selloff demonstrates that, even with the extended production cuts now agreed, the U.S. oil price may struggle to get past the early to mid-$50’s range for some time yet,” said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets. “This time around, the production agreement may be more difficult to hold together.”
__Book review revival: __Last year, several newspapers and magazines shortened their book review sections. The Hyde Park Review of Books plans to fill the void and provide a service not regularly offered in the book reviews’ fatter days.
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Ghost is “just a blogging platform” and has no desire to compete with more fully featured content management systems. Photo: Ghost.org
Meanwhile, the donation-based milk-sharing sites—particularly Eats on Feets, which attracts a lot of Whole Foods-shopping earth mamas—see what they do as the continuation of an age-old practice. Women have breast-fed one another’s babies for millennia, they point out, and Internet-enabled milk swapping is just a 21st-century update. The FDA doesn’t see it in such benign terms. In November 2010, the agency issued a stern press release warning about the risks of feeding someone else’s bodily fluids to your baby: “When human milk is obtained directly from individuals or through the Internet, the donor is unlikely to have been adequately screened for infectious disease or contamination risk. In addition, it is not likely that the human milk has been collected, processed, tested, or stored in a way that reduces possible safety risks to the baby.”
Matthew D. Steele, one of the key engineers at Google responsible for Page Speed, has confirmed that a Chrome version is “already in the works,” and will be ready within a couple of months.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the commission repeal the rules that reclassified internet service providers as if they were utilities. He thinks the open internet rules by President Barack Obama, a Democrat, were unnecessary and harm jobs and investment.
Apple in 2008 announced it was pulling out of Macworld because its retail presence had grown strong and trade shows were no longer necessary to connect with customers. Apple has expanded from just two retail stores in 2001 to 280 retail locations worldwide to date.
UPDATE: There’s a lot of debate about whether this is a real worm, or merely an elaborate, executable script that the user is tricked into running. It appears to be a worm – it’s self-containing code that replicates itself over the Net (def.). But it also requires the user to agree to accept it as an iChat file transfer, which is a Trojan trait. It does not require the user to enter a password to be installed, like an OS X application. Nor does it warn the user they may be dealing with an executable file, as Safari does when downloading software off the Net. So it’s more than a simple script-kiddie Applescript. Also, it may be mostly harmless now, but will likely lead to much nastier versions in the future, according to this analysis from the programmers at Rixstep: “Future versions of the same worm or spin-offs from it are bound to be destructive and much more intrusive. By exploiting several weaknesses in Apple’s file system, (Leap-A) and its successors will work.”
Condition is everything in a collectible market. How will that come into play? For the pilot program, Haes says that stores will have a single SKU in their point-of-sale systems for each game. That means GameStop will offer one flat price, whether you’ve got a loose game cartridge or one with its original box and manual.
Klein showed up at the Electronic Frontier Foundation unannounced in late January with documents in hand. At the time, the EFF was already preparing a class-action lawsuit against AT&T for allegedly turning over customer phone-record data to the NSA – relying on reporting from the Los Angeles Times about AT&T giving the NSA access to a phone-record database with 1.88 trillion entries.
Harlequin, the romance-novel publisher, was an early adapter, first selling directly online in 1995, the same year Jeff Bezos started Amazon.com. Since rebranding the site on Valentine’s Day 2000, eHarlequin.com has sold millions of books with such racy titles as Incriminating Passion and Silent Desires.
And who were Barr and his company up against in all this? According to Anonymous, a five-member team took down HBGary Federal and rootkit.com, in part through the very sort of social engineering Barr had tried to employ against Anonymous.
The DMCA was intended to clear up the gray areas of Internet law. But by making ignorance of its own business a cloud storage provider’s only defense, the law created a brand-new gray area, leaving in place an Internet where piracy was blatant big business. The world still hadn’t worked out how to have data storage that was both private and policed. Lawmakers attempted to tackle that issue this year with the antipiracy SOPA/PIPA measures, but millions of Internet freedom advocates shouted it down and on January 20 the legislation died; Kim was raided that same week. “The US showed the world they don’t need SOPA or a trial to control the Internet,” Kim says. “They did it with guns.”
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New York City, home of Wall Street, the mafia’s Five Families, Donald Trump, Martin Shkreli and Harvey Weinstein, is also home to a burgeoning technology industry. Thanks to a recent string of notable tech startups, an influx of venture investment, and some heavy cheerleading from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Big Apple is now second only to Silicon Valley in terms of venture capital raised by startups.