Linux developers and distributors are infuriated and perplexed by recent legal action and threats aimed at the entire development community by the SCO Group, formerly known as Caldera International.
According to Browell, the IDG representative told him that Apple had reviewed the list of media attendees and blackballed about 30 websites that printed “rumors and speculation” about Apple and its products.
The convention for small bodies is the right-hand rule: the body rotates counterclockwise around its north pole. Actually, that’s not quite the convention. The real convention is that the body rotates counterclockwise around its “positive pole.” This is because positive poles can, and do, point toward the south side of the solar system; calling it “positive” instead of “north” avoids that potential source of confusion. In practice, though, we’re too used to calling the top of a map “north” and the bottom of a map “south,” so people will probably always say “north” pole when they mean “positive” pole. Which is confusing and technically incorrect but it’s just the way things are.
Like the original, Agricola: All Creatures is based on 17th-century farming, so it’s fairly primitive technology. No GPS-driven combines here. In this version, you’re basically a rancher: you enclose pastures, build stalls, and raise animals. No plowing and planting, no expanding your own family or house, and only a few special buildings to keep track of.
Although he’s usually reticent to advise companies to switch names, Brand Fidelity’s Swinth said he views the dropping of the dot-com suffix as a sensible move. Since the firm can keep the rest of its name, it shouldn’t cause much confusion among customers.
While there are 750 hours of interactive content currently available to consumers, most of the innovations are being developed in the areas of entertainment, news information and educational children’s programming.
“I had no choice. I really needed the high-speed access,” he said. “And if getting it meant dealing with Verizon, then so be it.”
The company has regained some of its market share, but the efforts took a hit last month after it announced it was recalling some ice cream products after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier — Iowa-based Aspen Hills Inc. — that was potentially contaminated with listeria.
The maturation of India’s gaming culture faces obstacles, however. Among these are cultural ideas about youth leisure that are firmly at odds with heavy game use.
“That was one of his outlets for evangelizing the Mac,” said friend Juan Cabanela, an astrophysics professor at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. “It wasn’t about money. He did it to meet people. He was an incredibly gregarious person. He liked to talk about Macs more than anything.”
Which is why I was surprised when I introduced him to a particular stuffed chihuahua with a “W” on its paw. He didn’t scoff! Normally, if the toy doesn’t have wheels, he’s immediately bored. Sure, he’s got some stuffed animals that share his bed with him, but this was different. This soft and cuddly doll was a Webkinz, a collectible toy that comes with a secret code that allows you to own a virtual version of your pet on the web-based Webkinz World game. I showed him his little dog on the computer screen and walked him through the process of “adopting” it. He was hooked.
We’re hoping to get a Wired Science reader accepted. Then you can give us the inside scoop on what it’s like to wake up in the only World War II-era German U-boat recovered entirely intact, or next to an indoor 40-foot tornado.
There is no easy way to remove the virus from infected computers yet. Users should check their antiviral software vendors’ site for a fix. Ashcroft said that all antiviral software vendors contacted said they expected to release a fix by late Wednesday afternoon.
“We write about all the great fantasy topics … dragons, unicorns, vampires, castles, wizards, witches, what have you,” she continues in a soft voice with a hint of Appalachian drawl. “All the great contemporary hard science topics, too – computers, space, time travel, nanotechnology, you know – this ‘n’ that. And then, hybrids. Vampire computers. Vampire kittens. The computer necromancer who raises your PC from the dead.”
The biologically derived resin that gives the Be.e its shape is strong enough to survive the rigors of everyday use in the city.Photo: Waarmakers
After the original Fleshbot post, both Gawker and Defamer followed up with their own commentary on the Diaz video. But d’Addario said he thinks Diaz’s attorneys are overreacting given that in his Fleshbot review of the tape, he warned his readers that the video “wasn’t worth the hard drive space” to download.
For years, the X Prize Foundation has funded competitions that ask participants to make sci-fi a reality: a device to extract water from thin air, like Star Trek’s replicator; a tool to instantly diagnose disease, like the Star Trek tricorder; a crime alert network, inspired by Minority Report. But for its latest competition, Seat14C, the organization is putting the fiction first—by asking writers to envision what humanity will need in the future.
Facebook highlighted the growing importance of Messenger during Q3 when it said it rolled out a “Messages” objective for marketers to choose from when selecting the primary purpose of their ads.
But The Field Study Handbook is no ordinary reference manual. Its tagline is “Travel anywhere, make sense of the world, and make a difference.” This seems to tease the book (and Chipchase himself) as a kind of talking cure for the FOMO-fueled ennui that plagues a certain breed of professional: the “creative” who shares Chipchase’s self-described luck at “hav[ing] turned curiosity into a career,” yet not-so-secretly envies the fact that his version seems to prioritize international adventuring over refreshing one’s Twitter feed. The $110 Handbook’s first printing sold out on Kickstarter within a week, driven in part by interest from internet-famous non-field researchers like Jason Kottke, who blogged that he “can’t wait to get [his] copy.” Apparently, many people are very “willing to purchase” Jan Chipchase being himself—and at considerable expense. (Hundreds of backers upgraded to even pricier versions as Kickstarter rewards.) But what are they really purchasing? And why?
“I continue to maintain that individuals must be fairly compensated for their work,” she writes. “The Richter Scales have chosen another path. I believe the discussion generated as a result of this issue is healthy, necessary and will be ongoing. People who post their digital photos online should be able to do so secure in knowing that their imagery will not be used for commercial purposes without their permission.”
Yet just as the Internet itself is prohibitively expensive for the Chinese public, mixed mail service won’t be cheap either. Users, expected to be mainly small businesses and entrepreneurs at first, must spend almost $60 for special software from the post office and buy a prepaid usage card of about $4 in “e-postage,” the spokeswoman said.
Initially, Google and the EU attempted to settle the antitrust case without lengthy litigation of formal charges. Google proposed three separate sets of remedies over more than four years, going so far as to redesign some of its search-results pages. But in the end, under intense political pressure from Germany and France, the EU’s executive arm rejected those settlement offers as insufficient, and issued formal charges that could lead to legally binding changes to how it and other companies operate.
While the Obama administration was lobbying against tinkering with the Patriot Act, and telling the courts that Americans have no privacy in their public movements, the White House was quietly working with the recording and motion picture industries to help broker a deal by which internet companies would block internet access to repeat online infringers.
There are thousands of strains of weed. Cracking their genetic codes may be the key to transforming pot from a budding business to a high-flying industry and a cannabis analytics lab is trying to unlock the true potential of weed. Pictures by Preston Gannaway.
Within his book, 21st Century Fables, Jimenez is offering the opportunity for marketers to get their brand of pizza, candy, salsa, SUVs, computers and more named within the story.
Thomas isn’t the only one who gets it. While all the tech and media bigwigs were focused on trying to stop the Trump movement, they never stopped to look around and see “how much a big chunk of the country is hurting,” said Kik CEO Ted Livingston. Leave it to a Canadian to figure that out.
To send bitcoins, the sender enters the recipient’s address as well as the number of bitcoins she wants to transfer to the address. The sender’s computer digitally signs the transaction and sends the information to the peer-to-peer Bitcoin network, which validates the transaction in a matter of minutes and releases the coins for the receiver to spend or convert.
The Obama administration has been tightlipped about its controversial naming of the North Korean government as the definitive source of the hack that eviscerated Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year. But FBI director James Comey is standing by the bureau’s conclusion, and has offered up a few tiny breadcrumbs of the evidence that led to it. Those crumbs include the claim that Sony hackers sometimes failed to use the proxy servers that masked the origin of their attack, revealing IP addresses that the FBI says were used exclusively by North Korea.
Three years ago, science writer Carl Zimmer noted that there were no trials to support the claims of brain-branded tricks, so he decided to conduct some self-experimentation to see if NeuroSonic and similar products boosted his own brain power. Apart from a coffee-like buzz (no surprise given that most of these drinks contain caffeine), Zimmer was left disappointed: “I wait for genius to hit me. I feel no surge of brilliance. My writing dribbles on,” he said.
The shirt protest comes at a time when Schroeder’s approval rating has plummeted. A new song mocking him for raising taxes sold more than 350,000 copies in its first week of release and topped the German pop charts.
Sullivan: Nowadays it’s the album…. Back in the day before the internet I might say live show, but now it’s the album, definitely.
“If it becomes clear that the aircraft has hostile intent, they will get permission to engage it with weaponry,” says Bucci. He worked in the Pentagon after 9/11, when Norad was developing the new rules for how and when to take a plane out. Initially, responsibility for making that call rested with the Secretary of Defense, but is now routinely delegated down to the two-star officer on duty at Norad’s Colorado Springs base.
It was not immediately clear what legal authority Damore could try to invoke. Non-union or “at will” employees, such as most tech workers, can be fired in the United States for a wide array of reasons that have nothing to do with performance.
Son sees a future where machines are smarter than people and everything is connected. So he’s betting big on artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). And he believes that ARM’s ubiquitous microprocessor architecture is well positioned to dominate that brave new world and find its way into a trillion chips, someday.