The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs.
As for net neutrality, which Trump called an “attack on the internet” and a “top down power grab” by the Obama Administration, I believe he’s absolutely right, except that the American public was mostly duped by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and the act was carried out by the Federal Communications Commission. Obama, Netflix and the FCC: I’d say that is an unholy alliance, if there ever was one.
Bitcoin transactions are published online, but the only information that identifies a Bitcoin user is a Bitcoin address, making the transaction anonymous. Or at least somewhat anonymous. As the FBI points out in its report, the anonymity depends on the actions of the user.
It’s a crowd pleaser, as long as you avoid melting your kitchen appliances. But it turns out, even after millions of YouTube views and probably tens of scorched microwaves, no one knew exactly why the fireball forms. Popular online explanations usually say that the grape halves act like an antenna, and they somehow direct microwaves onto the small bridge of skin to ignite the initial spark. But nobody had actually done the math to prove it. After several summers of microwaving grape-shaped objects and simulating the microwaving of those objects, a trio of physicists in Canada may have finally figured it out.
The database covers events from the Iraq War dating from 2004 through 2009, with the vast majority of entries classified at the “secret” level. WikiLeaks’ War Logs page includes a sophisticated search engine that makes it easy to browse and search through the documents. Unlike its Afghan release last July, WikiLeaks does not appear to have made the Iraq database available for bulk download as an SQL or CSV file.
So far the only countries in the European Union where the Segway is currently allowed on the sidewalks are France and Italy. A tour company in Paris, for example, is offering Paris Segway Tours. Dallatana said he expects other European countries to follow France and Italy in allowing sidewalk Segway use next year.
Carmel writes in a discussion thread at Rock, Paper, Shotgun that the piracy rate for World of Goo is at about 90%, based on what he’s seen on torrent sites and from unique IPs that have contacted the developer’s leaderboards.
Why are superheroes fighting each other? Will the Joker be appropriately scary? And most importantly of all, will the cinematic Aquaman be declaring things to be outrageous at the top of his voice whenever possible? This week, answers were given to each of these questions, although whether or not they’re the answers you’re looking for remains to be seen. As ever, here are the highlights of the last week’s superhero movie news.
The Justice Department “is striking at the top of the copyright piracy supply chain — a distribution chain that provides the vast majority of illegal digital content now available online,” Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said.
He went to the kitchen, pulled out a handful of candles and lit them. Then he stepped to the kitchen window. The thin, sandy-blond engineer looked out on a view of the city as he’d never seen it before: The entire skyline around his apartment building was dark. Only the gray glow of distant lights reflected off the clouded sky, outlining blackened hulks of modern condos and Soviet high-rises.
The administration feels that GPS trackers are no different from the beepers that investigators used two decades ago and want the justices to stick with the precedent the Court set in 1983 in United States v. Knotts, the case involving the use of beepers or “bird dogs” to track a suspect’s vehicle without a warrant.
“With (some) institutions, the access you can get is not nearly as much as the Internet might provide,” said Rumsey, president of Cartography Associates. “I realized I could reach a much larger audience with the Internet.”
But geofences might be legally problematic inside the United States. Law enforcement can’t just set up blanket location surveillance of mobile phones around a particular area; courts have to sanction surveillance around specific phones. The fences, however, would approve specific authorized phones; but any unauthorized phone that enters the fence triggers an alert.
Dr. Mark Dantzker, associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Texas Pan American, compares it to police fingerprinting systems.
Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez on innovation in health care, integrating GlaxoSmithKline assets and concerns over the potential regulation of pharmaceutical pricing.
It’s an app for ultra-simple video conferencing, much like Skype. (In fact, you can get Skype for iOS, and a number of other video-conferencing apps, if you prefer). But FaceTime also works with macOS, so if you and your friends/family have an entire ecosystem of devices from Apple, you might find you prefer to FaceTime.
“Bigots looked at the Net as an incredible tool, as unmediated access to white people, but white people rejected them,” he said. Goldman, who said he received hate mail everyday and even a couple of death threats, described people who do subscribe to such philosophies as “lonely boys who want dates.”
But researchers also say it’s next to impossible to prove a negative outcome, in other words, to prove that the environment is not causing cancer in Marin or anyplace else. While Erin Brockovich brought much attention to cancers caused by environmental hazards, they account for only 1 percent of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.
A: The law firm who will buy the club on behalf of the members have explained that there is no precise science to how much a football club costs. It depends on numerous factors, like whether the club owns its ground, whether they are profitable etc. We wanted people to vote which club to buy so that they can participate from the start. Once 50,000 have registered, we will run down the list from top to bottom and see which club is possible to buy. My guess right now is we will buy a club in the equivalent of the 5th or 6th division.
WIRED: Since Facebook is almost synonymous with social apps, I’ll take that as a yes to the original question.
With Nielsen, so few people in its panel (roughly 37,000 people) visit these niche sites that the data gets skewed. In comScore’s case, to recruit the 1.5 million people it needs for its panel, it has to offer all sorts of inducements (free software, etc.), which means it doesn’t have a statistically valid control group that accurately represents who is on the internet. In addition, many smaller sites don’t bother to pay Nielsen or comScore to gauge their traffic, and advertisers are loath to trust their claims.
Standing in the sea of green, Lee admonishes her staff to “pretend you like working here.” This elicits laughs, but Lee may indeed love Polyvore more than anyone else on the planet: Today she is CEO, but Lee began as an obsessive Polyvore user.
From what I understand Jimmy is making open source search software.
As in a Lucene/Nutch/etc. that will crawl and index the web. If he makes that work and it is better than Google’s results we will use it for our long-tail searches.
Oh, and don’t ever use the word opt, particularly in conjunction with the words “in” or “out.”
The lawsuit alleges that Teva intends to manufacture and sell a generic version of a fentanyl oral spray before patents held by Insys for its Subsys synthetic opioid spray expire.
Noonan is among those who believe the current flap is partly the result of a generation gap between younger, tech-savvy recruits for whom life online is second nature and older, more senior military officials who don’t get the net and are accustomed to the military’s long-established history of carefully monitoring release of information from the battlefield.
Shares were mostly higher in Asia early Tuesday after an upbeat day on Wall Street. Weaker than expected China manufacturing data appeared to have a muted impact.
The committee also released a February computer security study by overseers at the Health Care Financing Administration, which controls Medicare. The report found numerous weaknesses that permitted unauthorized access to the medical information of Medicare recipients, Tauzin said.
According to VoxTec, the Phraselator is a “cost-effective means of bridging the cross-cultural communications divide.”
He wanted the system accessible to the average person, so all the gadgets he used are made of off-the-shelf equipment. And while it seems a lot to carry around, Torrone said it’s pretty comfortable to jog with.
Intuit is best known for its Quicken line of financial management software, but the company has also offered merchant accounts since 2001, so it has experience acting as the bank in a credit card-payment scenario.
Early versions of filtering software were famous for blocking out sites merely for containing the word sex or sexually suggestive terms. Examples included a woman blocked from registering on a site because of her name, Babcock; and a Navy recruit unable to access the website aplusexam.com because it contained the word sex.
Other big unknowns is whether the change will punish news sites like the Huffington Post, which generates much of its content by summarizing articles from other news sites, gaining the benefit of the work of reporters from other news sites, without having to pay much for news gathering.
“Until just a few years ago, the perspective in Silicon Valley was to have nothing to do with Washington,” tech entrepreneur Ben Casnocha told FiveThirtyEight. “It’s only in the last few years that tech companies have really established a significant lobbying presence in Washington.”
Most travelers get health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and receive security information from the U.S. Department of State, which provides free travel warnings.
Many webmasters have been trying various forms of tipping models, but find they still have to deal with the transactions themselves. For many, setting up merchant accounts is not cost-effective.