Viagra also is at the center of controversy over Medicaid’s payment for prescriptions of the drug to convicted sex offenders in New York and other states.
Once the whole thing is over—hopefully by 8pm Pacific (11pm Eastern)—you can then tune into E!’s Busy Tonight Live: Golden Globes After Party, hosted by Busy Philipps, which will also be on E! and its smartphone app.
Correction appended [11:00 A.M. PST 10/4/13]: A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to Paul Clay; the artist’s name is Paul Klee.
Twitter sets limits on API calls. Currently it’s set at 150 calls per hour, which, for apps that send regular requests, is 2.5 calls a minute. This app appears to be updating far more quickly than that, so unless we have our numbers wrong, we’d guess the NYT has a backstage pass here.
“Globalization is a process that seems irreversible, and given that fact, we are left with the only choice available – to join it, but not passively,” said Chissano.
“It’s one resistor, two capacitors, a 9-volt battery, a microphone element, a dinner plate, some Saran wrap and a flower pot,” Evans said.
“It costs less than thirty bucks, and you can build it in a couple hours. You can potentially monitor thousands of birds in a night. And that’s something we’ve never been able to do in the field.”
“The cool thing about the Internet is it has material ranging from some of the (best) filmmakers in the world sitting alongside … a creation by a 16-year-old kid in the Midwest working out of his bedroom,” said Yasui. “It shows the Web is an increasing resource for comedy you didn’t know about.”
The United States government has significantly ramped up its efforts to combat counterfeiting and piracy, shutting down dozens of websites linked to the sale or distribution of fake goods, as well as sites that facilitate online file-sharing.
“Kubrick gave Spielberg the (A.I.) project before he died,” Knowles said. “Kubrick, whenever he went into a project, created a huge marketing campaign around a movie because (to him) the movie experience didn’t just begin with the movie. He often hid little Easter eggs all over his films and press releases to give obscure clues as to what the movie was about.”
BEIJING – Baidu takes its name from a 900-year-old poem but its ambitions are ultramodern – to become the Chinese-language equivalent of internet search company Google. Little known abroad, 5-year-old Baidu says it already is the world’s sixth most-visited internet site, thanks to a strong following from China’s 100 million-plus web surfers.
Markley isn’t a spammer, he’s a graphic artist. He was the victim of a con artist who sent thousands of spam messages carefully crafted to appear as if they had originated from Markley’s domain.
The materials scientists ditched the conventional system—using millions of different bits of metal, composites, and plastics to make a wing—for just eight basic elements. Those resemble kids’ building blocks, but are black, slightly squishy, and made of carbon fiber. They assembled an experimental wing about five feet across, wrapping it in a shiny orange flexible skin.
MySpace once surpassed even Google.com and Yahoo Mail as the most visited website in the US. It had the numbers. But the company began ignoring quality and innovation and started layering on ads, especially after News Corp. acquired it for $580 million in 2005. Despite arriving much later, the initially ad-free Facebook offered a better social experience. And every few weeks it would push out new tools and options – games, instant messaging, application widgets. The established platform stumbled, and the superior one took over.
Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company’s shoe designs, a judge said Friday.
From his amazing work on the Sandman comics to his collaboration with Terry Pratchett on possibly one of the most entertaining novels of the last 20 years, *Good Omens, * to his work with younger subjects such as Coraline and *The Graveyard Book
Still, Shubov said that competition is created in the competitive bidding process and clients can get access to the general – and sometimes exact – prices they will pay for a given service.
The bill modifies the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, which prohibits unsolicited faxes and gives individuals and the FCC legal tools to fine and sue junk faxers and advertisers.
I also always assumed that, if we were going to be liberated from passwords, it would be thanks to some marvelous technical breakthrough or a consensus around some open public standard. Surely the prophet to lead us out of password bondage would be the sort of bearded genius who built the internet in the first place, or some wild-eyed outsider a la Richard Stallman, coding us to freedom with cryptographic wizardry.
Mathematician David Chaum, for instance, wrote an article titled “Untraceable Electronic Mail, Return Addresses and Digital Pseudonyms” for Communications of the ACM as far back as 1981. Lance Cottrell, who now runs anonymizer.com, wrote part of the mixmaster system in the early 1990s, and similar techniques were discussed on the cypherpunks mailing list even earlier.
Tricky chips: Intel will this week start selling its fastest-yet Pentium 4 that also uses hyperthreading to trick software into thinking that there are two chips in a PC – speeding up programs and boosting overall computer performance, the company and analysts said.
But the best part, as PA’s Gabe notes, came when Carradine and Armstrong revealed that – nothing being nerdier than not being picked for a team – Alana was the winner of that contest. She also played an important role in the team competition that followed: a game of life-sized chess where captured pieces had their heads whacked off by a gladiator, spewing red tissue-paper “blood” with each blow.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is currently embroiled in another high-profile case against Napster Inc., which provides as song-swap service the music industry alleges is a haven for piracy.
One bit of memory is also embedded into every pixel. This makes it possible for each pixel to hold its state without much battery power. And with 144×168 pixels in such a tiny screen, the result is a sharp, paper-like reading experience with dramatic black levels. Thanks to the screen’s lower power consumption, the watch’s lithium ion polymer battery can keep going for seven days, Migicovsky says.
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“(Students can) visualize what these molecules look like,” Hayes said, “They’re not a fantasy anymore. They’re really there.”
SNPtips creator Andrew Evans has a blog post up explaining the rationale behind the project. I spoke to Evans by email earlier this week, and he told me that future plans for the tool include development for Chrome, extension to data-sets from other companies such as deCODEme and Navigenics, and provision for viewing data from multiple individuals (which will be useful for those with multiple genotyped family members, or for groups like Genomes Unzipped).
Try out CatTrax, a $20 a month add on to a GPS-enabled phone that you hand to your kid. The service reports his location back to you via text message or through a website.
Olson excelled at Western Michigan, graduating from the school’s honors program in three years. For most of his college career, his long-term plan was to earn a medical degree and then return to Escanaba to become a family doctor. But late in his senior year he decided that he didn’t want to spend his life sewing sutures in his provincial hometown. He instead opted to enroll in the University of Michigan’s prestigious MD-PhD program, which would prepare him to become a scientist as well as a clinician.
The creative genius behind the external look and feel of the iPod was Jonathan Ive, vice president of Apple’s Industrial Design Group. An affable Brit who had arrived at Apple nearly a decade earlier after paying his dues designing products that ranged from electronic devices to toilets, Jonathan had already earned much praise from his peers and the appreciation of consumers with his creation of the futuristic look that became the iMac’s signature style. Meanwhile, he had ruffled feathers by declaring that “the computer industry is creatively bankrupt.” Jonathan considered Apple Computer a stellar place to work because the boss shared his love of excellent design. He considers Steve “an exceptional designer.”
>’GPUs love big problems. They’re designed to process huge amounts of information in parallel. Mimicking the human brain – where you have billions of neurons all firing at the same time – is really just one big parallel simulation.’
If everything goes well for the Danish news service Newsbooster this week, nothing will change: The Web will be the same freewheeling place it’s always been, with everyone allowed to link to everyone else.
A Japanese company, Kool Kizz, shipped the game in October and soon began receiving complaints that the included screensaver was infecting PCs with the particularly nasty virus. The game was pulled from store shelves in mid-November.
Samsung Electronics paid Apple Inc $548.2 million last December, fulfilling part of its liability stemming from a 2012 verdict for infringing Apple’s iPhone patents and copying its look.
23andMe, which calls itself the first genetic social network on its blog, has about 150,000 customers. Though they won’t say how many new members sign up each month, the company claims they’ve seen an annual growth rate of 100 percent for the past few years.
Thinking back on last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, one product in particular stands out from the rest of the mostly standard fare on display. I already wrote about it on GadgetLab last week (a few of us Wired bloggers teamed up to cover CES there) but in case you didn’t catch that, I’m talking about the PopLife speaker backpack.
Photo: Quinn Norton/Wired.com
Or, they can focus on conserving energy. But even there, the boutique companies seem to be more nimble. AISO recently upgraded 500 of the older processors in its data center to more efficient AMD Opteron processors – a move that cut power consumption by 60 percent, according to Nail.