According to Alan Meier, the scientist who performed the study, “A large fraction of people didn’t know how to use them and didn’t have patience the learn.” The government estimates that the average home has a $2,200 energy bill, half of which is under the control of the thermostat. That means every household was losing hundreds of dollars because of that oblique gizmo on the wall.
JDS Uniphase (JDSU) also said it is likely to have additional reductions in goodwill in the quarter ending Sept. 29 because of the decline in its market capitalization since June 30.
You’ve probably noticed that QR codes, those little pixelated graphics, are showing up pretty much everywhere these days. The idea is that QR codes are an effective way to encode a URL such that it can be recognized by a smartphone. By slapping a QR code on a poster, package, or bus stop, someone can point her smart-phone camera at the QR code, let the phone’s software do its thing to extract the encoded URL, and be looking at a relevant website in seconds, no typos involved.
Composer Alexis Kirke aims to turn his hallucinations into sound live in front of an audience, accompanied by a flute. The audiovisual composition, called Insight, uses an iPad camera app designed to help express hallucinatory disturbances.
The phone is the center of the Samsung universe, so we can expect a successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 8. The Galaxy Note 9 (or, who knows, maybe we’ll call it the Note X) probably won’t be a major departure from last year’s phone, but we’re looking for improvements to the camera, battery, and pen support. After a leak on Samsung’s own website, we also know that Samsung plans to introduce a new smartwatch, called the Galaxy Watch.
Andreessen joined Facebook’s board this year, invested in Twitter, and generally manages to show up on the front end of new technology trends. His blog, Blog.pmarca.com, has been a tech-industry must-read, in part because he’s willing to be brutally outspoken. In February, Andreessen ignited emotions when he blogged that he was starting a “New York Times Deathwatch.” ( Watch an exclusive video of Andreessen talking about the future of newspapers.)
So instead the FCC says it found new authority to regulate ISPs that it has deregulated, though it’s not clear that the new authorities, which look cobbled together with Legos and Lincoln Logs, will hold up under scrutiny, especially if the telecoms get their way and have the suits heard by the same federal court that demolished the old rules.
“Bloggers are more fickle about their sites than teenagers are about trendy bands,” said Dave Lindabury, who runs the website Fucked Weblog.
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The museum has put up a website dedicated to following the debate about the fate of “Minds.”
“The Web is my only way of getting up-to-date, current stuff. There aren’t really books on cheerleading except from the ’80s,” said Courtney Sims, a 17-year-old senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Sims is co-captain of the varsity cheer squad.
Only 26 cartridges were ever released for Channel F, all simple games like Blackjack, Space War and Bowling. When Atari released its cartridge-based system, Channel F was quickly rendered obsolete. Years later, Lawson started his own company, Videosoft, to produce Atari 2600 cartridges, but only released one, a technician’s tool called Color Bar Generator.
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Transportation for America hopes, perhaps naively, that giving people a place to vent might reduce road rage. You can share your stories, post your pictures and upload your videos of what makes your commute such a pain in the … car seat. But My Commute Sucks is more than a repository of commuting horror stories. Transportation for America wants to turn your frustration into action. The site features a petition to Congress telling lawmakers to get serious about overhauling our transportation system.
Becker was seeking a job and Sterling said his mission was to “get rid of Donald by asking him a series of difficult computing questions that would certainly make him go away.”
The service is part of Microsoft’s (MSFT) Smart Personal Object Technology initiative, announced last year, in which devices can receive and display information broadcast over a portion of the FM radio spectrum. Users customize the information they want sent to their watches by going to a website.
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.
The internet has clearly been a boon for news junkies, LOLcats and the makers of goofball videos. But it’s also proven to be a powerful international force for peace. That’s the message of Internet for Peace, a campaign launched this week by Wired Italy to nominate the net for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.
A. Ah. This is a sore spot, as Barnes and Noble’s Nook has promised some limited ability to lend out e-books. Kindle doesn’t really have that. However, there are some clever ways to get the same functionality.
A website that urged visitors to lower prices for grocery items by substituting bar codes shut itself down after pressure from Wal-Mart.
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Mara Grunbaum’s existential dialogues with the metaphysical embodiment of evolution, toiling away on the most F’d up critters on Darwin’s green Earth, do more than introduce funny animals. They point out that life abides by a system that we can figure out. Science is weird, but it’s also true.
A key reason Microsoft wants to acquire LinkedIn is to weave data about LinkedIn’s members in with its own offerings. That way, for example, sales representatives using Microsoft’s Dynamics software for managing customer relationships could pick up useful tidbits of background on potential customers from LinkedIn data.
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The exhibit also explores the damage that can be done when malicious code is foisted on an unwitting public, as well as highlighting programmers who create self-replicating code without any malicious intent.
Despite the NATO jab, the president once again kept the focus on jobs, emphasizing the need to modernize training for America’s workforce, “especially with respect to manufacturing jobs,” which he noted were returning to the country “big league.”
But it wasn’t until 1969 that the Samsung Corporation launched its Samsung Electronic subsidiary, first offering black and white televisions and later expanding into the refrigerators and other consumer electronics that ultimately made the company famous worldwide.
The Adobe Creative Suite 5 bundles containing the Flash tools vary in cost from $1,800 to $2,600 depending on which one you buy. Upgrades vary between $500 and $1,400 for the suite. Also, we should note that Adobe has done away with the Web Standard edition of Creative Suite, so now the Production Premium edition ($1,700) is the cheapest CS5 bundle you can buy that includes the Flash apps. For that price, you also get Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Bridge and several other apps.
“SnapChat’s hack was a fundamentally different situation,” Lerman says who also serves as CEO of Yext, a cloud computing business. “They exposed user names—it was a breach, but it wasn’t like people could read the messages. They just exposed user names.”
The technique, presented at the Crypto 2018 conference in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, could allow an attacker to initiate all sorts of stealthy surveillance by analyzing livestreams or recordings taken near a screen—say from a VoIP call or video chat. From there, the attacker could extract information about what content was on the monitor based on acoustic leakage. And though distance degrades the signal, especially when using low quality microphones, the researchers could still extract monitor emanations from recordings taken as far as 30 feet away in some cases.
Bree’s adventures will continue on a new website created in conjunction with the online syndication network Revver.
But Kruger said that all companies should realize that they are “only one disgruntled employee away from a full-blown BSA investigation.”