Andrew Niccol grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. His father was an airline pilot for Air New Zealand, and his mother a high school English teacher. His father’s copies of New Scientist magazine were scattered around the house; the bookshelves were filled with books by the likes of Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.
The demand to search Yahoo Mail accounts came in the form of a classified directive sent to the company’s legal team, according to the three people familiar with the matter.
Bolinsky: Some of it we write but we use two off-the-shelf film packages – Lightwave and XSI. They both do modeling and motion. We also have internal software writing so when we need it to do something that it doesn’t do we just write it.
eBay is actively working to attract more customers and accelerate sales growth. Among other initiatives, management is improving the customer experience by requiring more and better product description from sellers, as well as improving internal product search capabilities and educating sellers about strategies to detect inventory gaps and new business opportunities.
Firefox has been around since 2004, but when version 3 of Mozilla’s browser arrived in June 2008, it got everything right. Mozilla’s browser is faster and more secure than ever before, and it’s open source, so you get the feel-good factor, too.
Rhett & Link have unleashed eight ads so far in the I Love Local Commercials campaign, crafting spots for enterprises like the Salt Lake City Community College Barbering & Cosmetology School (subtly titled “Mormon Haircuts – Crazy Local Commercial” on YouTube). A clip for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (“Inappropriate Zoo Commercial,” above) focuses on animals’ bodily functions.
The key? Instant resources for developers. “You click a button and two minutes later your machines are running,” he says. “That’s the way our developers work and they launch machines directly themselves.”
Visitors to BearShare’s website jumped 39 percent over the same eight week period; iMesh saw a 29 percent jump over the same period.
Both cases feel good in your hand and are grippable enough that they’re highly unlikely to slip while you’re holding them. They’re both very lightweight – I can tell there’s a bit more weight in my pocket with the cases than without, but not nearly enough to be bothersome. And, presumably because these cases aren’t metallic, I haven’t gotten any signal interference or GPS weirdness as I would occasionally get with the metal Element Cases (the GPS would mostly be right, but sometimes it would be up to about a half-mile off).
China, the isolated North’s main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un’s regime too hard for fear it might collapse. But Beijing is increasingly frustrated with Pyongyang and supported a U.N. Security Council ban on Aug. 5 on coal and other key goods.
Experts call what happened next “hashtag hijacking”—turning a hashtag’s message upside down to throw it back in the face of its creators. “Hijacking is fairly easy,” says Rosemary Clark-Parsons, who studies activism and communication at the University of Pennsylvania. “Over the past several years, we’ve seen activists across the political spectrum use this tactic, including Black Lives Matter activists’ hijacking of the #MyNYPD hashtag and now men’s rights activists’ hijacking of #HimToo to spread rape myths about false accusations.” It works for all the reasons the original hashtags succeeded: #HimToo is flexible enough to accommodate many different, even contradictory, stories and ideologies, as long as the pronouns in it are male.
But making a sale is still a retailer’s ultimate goal. In-store technology encourages Prada customers to follow up their shopping trips with online visits to a customized database – during which, for example, they might decide to buy something they tried on in the store. (Oddly, however, Prada’s website is still under construction, and company representatives declined to give a launch date.)
“These folks are burying our history,” said Jelinek, who spent three years in the South working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, spending some of that time ducking gunfire. “Copyright law was never meant to interfere with the public’s right to know. We expected that the experiences would be in the public domain…. The people who are barring this will have to pay a price.”
How much has tech changed in the past quarter century? Writer Louise Matsakis spends a day doing her job using only the tech that was available in 1993.
While most people ride Segway scooters for fun or to run short errands, Josh Caldwell is on a bigger mission. He’s taking his scooter on a cross-country trip, rolling him on the longest-known trek of its kind, from Seattle to Boston.
At this time of year Kim and family would usually be based out of their floor-wide residence in the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, or on a rented yacht off the shores of Monaco or St. Tropez. The raid has enforced a Hotel California-style house arrest: stuck in a mansion on an island paradise, but still stuck.
A new car rental website from Australia that throws in a free carbon offset with each transaction hopes to take on the US market with the tenacity of a kangaroo. So far, we like it better than Vegemite.
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For a legion of old-school gamers, the pitch was a symphony of dog whistles. One of those fans was Wulf Knight, a 39-year-old IT professional. The original Wing Commander had been a formative experience for him; it even taught him a trade. “I had to learn DOS to get it to run on my old 286 PC,” says the blond-haired, bearded Knight, who online goes by the handle Accelerwraith and offline lives with his wife and two cats in Madison, Wisconsin. “Chris Roberts launched so many IT careers, it isn’t even funny. And now, after 10 years, he’s making another space sim? It’s like Tolkien coming back from the dead!”
“Tomorrow’s big ideas are quietly percolating now, in the aisles of major retailers, the back office of enterprises, and in the labs of passionate, independent-minded hackers. We’ll explore the future potential of Web 2.0, so when this storm passes, you’ll be ready.”
Thomas had used fake IDs before, but they wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny in bright light. Counterfeit Library IDs, by contrast, were genius, with holograms and magnetic stripes. For $150 you could buy any ID you wanted – military, federal employee, even the FBI or Secret Service. A little more would get you the whole “rebirth package”: birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, Social Security card, employee badge (name your dream job), even utility bills to establish proof of residency.
Reworking 3DS in a radical way to get the price down is a smart move. Getting the desirable Wii U model under $300 is a smart move as well. But I think only the 2DS will prove to be enough of a reduction, and if home console sales stay soft, Wii U may have its own 2DS moment as well.
Topics of past research include the potential link between brain tumors and mobile-phone use, effects of mobile-phone radiation on blood pressure, and the possible link between cancer incidence in early childhood and proximity to mobile-phone base stations.
In 2004, Bret McDanel was convicted of violating section 1030 when he e-mailed truthful information about a security problem to the customers of his former employer. The prosecution argued that McDanel had accessed the company e-mail server by sending the messages, and that the access was unauthorized within the meaning of the law because the company didn’t want this information distributed. They even claimed the integrity of the system was impaired because a lot more people (customers) now knew that the system was insecure.