“The current state of the art in natural language generation is fairly robust and genuine-sounding,” says Vlad Eidelman, FiscalNote’s vice president of research. The company analyzes the entire history of public comments to help business clients predict new changes to government regulation. “You could generate a lot of comments that would seem legitimate, feel legitimate, and come from legitimate email addresses, but would not be representative of the public voice.”
ASK AGAIN LATER: iPhone 6 to Include 2100 mAh Battery
A bigger iPhone could get a higher-capacity battery—a 46 percent increase from what’s in the iPhone 5s, in fact. This wouldn’t be too surprising, if the iPhone does end up with a bigger display.
NetLibrary CEO Rob Kaufman will remain, as will about 125 employees – down from a high of 450. Many of these staffers took pay cuts in late 2001 when it appeared the company was in trouble.
Cornell is currently undertaking a second phase of its investigation to determine whether its fallen social science star’s misconduct may have affected federally funded research projects. From 2007 to 2009, Wansink served as executive director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, where he led the revision of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for America. The Smarter Lunchrooms strategies he designed are currently being used in over 29,000 schools.
EZ Texting claims it will go out of business if a judge does not promptly order T-Mobile to transmit its texts. T-Mobile accounts for 15 percent of the nation’s wireless subscribers.
OpenID is a digital identity standard that lets people use a single ID, like a Google username or an AOL profile, to log in to multiple websites. Several major companies are already OpenID providers, including Yahoo, Google, AOL, MySpace, and Microsoft. Facebook is expected to become a provider soon.
The activist siphoned more than a million documents as they traveled across the internet through Tor, also known as “The Onion Router,” a sophisticated privacy tool that lets users navigate and send documents through the internet anonymously.
“(CNN) probably wouldn’t have really cared but since there were pretty much millions of people that were fooled by this, they had to act,” said Eric Smith, one of the site’s creators.
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We did alter this year’s game (Mystery Guest 2010) from last year’s (Find Chesia) quite a bit. As I said earlier, we found that the live events were not well attended, so we tweaked that so we could still have “real world” challenges but we dropped the need to be at a specific location at a specific time. Also, the Find Chesia game was built along the model of how adults play an ARG. We found fairly early on that teens are not approaching the game the same way. Because of concerns about Internet safety, this year we made a point of creating the blog, YouTube, Twitter, etc. with the Finksburg Library’s name and included the “Librarian” character. One parent concern with the Find Chesia game was that anyone could create a website/blog/Twitter with that name; she wanted to know how she could be sure her child was participating in a library run game.
Now for the big potential problem with a service likes this: What happens if they go under? In an era when not even our nation’s largest banks can betrusted to stay in business, what if LaLa disappears after you’ve added $100 worth of music (1,000
songs) to your streaming account?