Shawn Layden, president, Sony Interactive Entertainment America & Chairman, SIE Worldwide Studios, says proprietary games such as “Uncharted” are essential to the company’s strategy: “We believe that fans—longtime and new—find high quality exclusives to be a key factor in choosing the console they play on.”
Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) earned a minor victory Thursday after reporting smaller-than-expected losses in its most recent fiscal quarter, despite the company’s struggles to adapt to major shifts in the retail industry.
Networks used to be “pretty simple,” says Craig Labovitz, president and co-founder of DeepField, the 10-person startup that’s made it a mission to map out the internet’s supply chain. “You’d go to an address and it was running on a server somewhere,” he says. But not so today. “The cloud has really enabled things to be everywhere and anywhere.”
Small local dial-up providers won the highest marks, followed by AT&T WorldNet and Earthlink.
When Bruce Livingstone founded iStockPhoto in 2000, he had never heard the word “microstock” and certainly didn’t mean for his site to become a multi-million-dollar enterprise. Originally founded as a means for photographers to share their images for free download, iStock amassed a library of more than 1.7 million images and a population of 1.8 million photographers, videographers, illustrators, and designers. Files cost anywhere from $1 to $50 depending on variables like image resolution, and are generally sold royalty free—which means that once downloaded, designers and advertisers can reproduce images at their own discretion, within certain limitations.
Also in April, the electronics maker plans to release an ultra slim silver portable CD player with MP3 player and ID3 tagging (the ability to display the artist’s name and song title). That CD player will sell for $150.
Left: Jake von Slatt (not his real name) is quickly becoming something of an icon on the steampunk scene. In his Steampunk Workshop, he’s constantly cranking out fabulous fabrications and conducting thoughtful experiments in brass etching, electrolytic machining, kerosene lamp making and other steam-era arts. But Jake’s probably best known for his computer mods, namely his steampunk keyboard, and most recently, his steampunk monitor.
In 2004, operatives made a number of efforts to mislead certain segments of voters. One example: The New York Times reported that fliers with official-looking letterhead appeared in predominantly black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh that said that because of unusually high voter registration, Republicans were scheduled to vote on Election Day, and Democrats were supposed vote the day after.
Wysopal said the number of flaws found in software can be greatly reduced when security processes are followed during development.
Determining whether climate change caused, or even worsened, an individual tornado seems to be beyond the epistemological limits of science. But if it’s impossible to prove causation, it’s easy to see a disturbing correlation. Climate change is happening; climate change should make many types of extreme weather more intense; extreme-weather events are already becoming more common.
Verizon said on Monday it would buy Yahoo’s core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business.
He’s back on Earth now, but the former space shuttle commander still has plenty of fascinating space facts to tweet.
And then there’s Hit Song Science. It uses an idea similar to Bristol University’s equation, by using algorithms to analyze the world of popular music to look for trends, styles and sounds that are a popular amongst listeners. At the website Uplaya, wannabe hit-makers can upload a track and get a score. The higher the score, the better your song is.
Perhaps working in Roku’s favor is its twist on the typical revenue model for streaming services. It generates revenue from both the sale of streaming players and from advertising and subscription revenue sharing on its platform. Ad revenue represented about two-thirds of Roku’s so-called platform revenue in the first half of 2017, according to a regulatory filing. Roku also licenses its software to smart TVs, which provides another revenue stream.
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t feel safe driving in a car built in a novice’s workshop. Also, I doubt it would be street legal in the U.S. except as a “neighborhood vehicle” and therefore would have to be limited to 35 miles per hour. Maybe someone has heard of this guy, but I struck out trying to find background info on him online.
But I’ve been to the Adult Entertainment Expo for three years running and whether they admit it or not, every fan there attends for the chance to relate, if only for a moment or two. And every performer basks in her star status. Blogs extend that dynamic beyond the show floor for year-round mutual stimulation.
To get that data, Wing and colleagues at UNC and Mount Sinai School of Medicine collaborated with residents of eastern North Carolina, especially the Concerned Citizens of Tillery, in a project dubbed Community Health Effects of Industrial Hog Operations (CHIEHO). They recruited 101 adults in 16 communities who agreed to sit outside for 10 minutes twice a day, every day for two weeks, and to log their symptoms and also measure their lung function with a flow meter. Separately, the team measured ambient air pollution with continuous monitors that were parked in each community.
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Moreover, the groups argue that cookie includes a time stamp down to the second, which could be used as a unique identifier, according to the complaint (.pdf).
“A search on www.newscheck.cc reveals there were 40,865 Warez releases in the last seven months, of which only 411 were by DoD,” wrote a poster called Cryogenes on Slashdot. “Even if DoD is knocked out completely, every application and every game will still be cracked and distributed within 48 hours of release.”
But according to Fikes, these are relatively inexpensive devices. The GPS units aren’t as cheap as those in your iPhone, but like Google’s atomic clocks, they cost no more than a few thousand dollars apiece. “They’re sort of in the order of the cost of an enterprise server,” he says, “and there are a lot of different vendors of these devices.” When we discussed the matter with Jeff Dean – one of Google primary infrastructure engineers and another name on the Spanner paper – he indicated much the same.
“Our commitment to advertising investment is a key component of our strategy, and our strong execution gives us the confidence that we will continue to achieve our goals,” Kellogg CEO David Mackay said on a conference call to investors last month.
So the father of the Turing test wasn’t using this as some threshold for intelligence, he was simply stating his prediction of where he thought computers would be five decades in the future.
The creator (and star) of the cult movie The Room, Wiseau initially tried to sell his love-triangle drama about a banker and his fiancée as a play and a 500-page book, before scraping together a reported $6 million to turn the tale into an independent film on his own. Despite renting a giant billboard on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles to advertise what he hoped would be a successful Hollywood film, the self-funded drama flopped pitifully in 2003 – before making a miraculous comeback as a cult favorite.
Legendary Comics is the printing wing of Legendary Entertainment, which helped bankroll 300, The Hangover and The Dark Knight, among others. The publishing experiment is the brainchild of Thomas Tull, the investor-cum-media mogul who founded Legendary.
Google didn’t respond to my inquiry about why it remains so dismissive of dedicated clients, but the company has long established its preference for keeping people within the browser, whether they’re on a laptop, a desktop, or a smartphone.
Achievements are disabled in Guest Mode, and cannot be collected while playing offline. But the co-founder of Cheat Happens says a better way of solving this problem would be to allow players to disable achievements if they want to hack the game.
Of course, this analysis – that millions of people have accounts they aren’t using – begs a pretty logical question: Why are these masses wasting 20 bucks each month?
One thing that seems fairly obvious and yet sometimes still surprisingly underused/poorly used is YouTube. It’s so easy to make, post and share videos these days that I am rather shocked when I come across a musician who doesn’t have even one video! There are definitely the people who really finesse YouTube and have high quality stuff and a great regular “show” and following, but I really believe that if you want to play out and about, you’ve got to have at least one video that you can share with promoters/fans! And include your website address in the video! You never know when or where it’s going to be posted and therefore not shown with any and all of the information you may have put in the description box on YouTube. But please, also fill in the description box with something! And use the tags!! I’ve had more than one musician complain to me that people can’t find their videos on YouTube, or that YouTube is “broken” when people try to search, and when I ask them if the video has their name in the title and/or tags, they don’t. Argh!
Still, there was one certain service of which all Indians I talked to were aware. The same driver who wanted human instructions was amused when I snapped a photo out the window of a Reliance “Free Facebook” ad on a bus stop. Between my English and his Kannada, “Facebook” was one of our few common words.
“We are continually exploring ways by which we can innovate and expand the visibility of our Conference membership,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said in a statement. “Through our partnership with Stadium, we’re excited to offer our football product on the world’s most widely-used social media platform.”
“This case shows that, even if you’re a fast-growing company, you can’t leave consumers behind: you must honor your privacy and security promises,” said FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen.
Most games perpetuate the stereotype that men are visual and women aren’t, so women must not be interested in adventure games, although they might kick ass at online scrabble. Yet 43 percent of gamers are women, according to the Entertainment Software Association, and they’re not all out there spelling Q-words on the pink box.
The document that announced the Javelins’ impending sale took pains to stress that these warships were fixer-uppers. “They are battle-hardened and somewhat worse for wear,” it read, “and have been stripped of the weapons systems.” Thus, any would-be buyer would eventually have to shell out extra to equip the 20 gun turrets and the two torpedo launchers. The asking price for each ship: $2,500. And that wasn’t some form of fictional futuristic space bucks; it was 2,500 real dollars. Actual, real, present-day American Earth dollars.
Vogels said that Amazon’s headway in processing how humans write and speak would make conversational assistants or “chatbots” more helpful than the clunky tools they’ve been in the past.
Using the new OnLive Desktop app, your iPad can access a virtual Windows desktop running on a distant server, complete with software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
We’ll admit that we hadn’t fully considered the impact of color blindness on website design until Andy Biao of Waxy.org pointed us to We Are Color Blind. The site hosts a collection of design patterns for making your website more accessible to people with common forms of color blindness.