Mark Hickey with Gameloft is on stage.
Showing the game Nova. What’s different about Nova on the iPad?
The size gives you a lot more flexibility [than iPhone] when controlling the game.
Slide finger across the screen to throw grenades. The iPhone gives us the ability to interact with the game in ways we couldn’t possibly before.
You can turn your hand to open a door.
“We’re only beginning to discover the extent of these e-mails. They’re only beginning to proliferate right now,” FTC commissioner Mozelle Thompson told a news conference.
*Star Command *is from War Balloon Games, and the team of developers list X-Com as its major influence. It’s no secret that X-Com holds a Top 10 slot in my heart when it comes to games, so I took a visit to the team’s Kickstarter page to read more and watch the intro video. It took all of about 5 seconds after the video finished for me to kick in my own funds to help this team bring this game to life (and get some Backer bonus game items to boot).
BFI also commissioned a piece that turns the utopian architectural plan New Babylon by Constant Nieuwenhuis into a miniature Alphaville-like film set. There are 36 sets and cameras, editing in real-time to a large wall-mounted plasma screen (last pic). [All pics from theMcCoy’s website.]
Instead of the numbers you’d find on a standard bingo card, SXSW Bingo has cool cartoon drawings of the kinds of people, places and things you’ll see on the ground during the interactive portion of the festival – a geek girl, double-fisting drinkers, tacos, Robert Scoble.
A hacker is someone who loves to make stuff and is fascinated by complex systems, which they enjoy creating, extending and subverting.
This shift in US intelligence mirrors a definite pattern of the past 30 years, one that we can see across fields and institutions. It’s the rise of the quants—that is, the ascent to power of people whose native tongue is numbers and algorithms and systems rather than personal relationships or human intuition. Michael Lewis’ Moneyball vividly recounts how the quants took over baseball, as statistical analysis trumped traditional scouting and propelled the underfunded Oakland A’s to a division-winning 2002 season. More recently we’ve seen the rise of the quants in politics. Commentators who “trusted their gut” about Mitt Romney’s chances had their gut kicked by Nate Silver, the stats whiz who called the election days beforehand as a lock for Obama, down to the very last electoral vote in the very last state.
“RedAlert totally freaked me out,” said Jeff Newhouse, a systems administrator for a Wall Street firm. “I understand why you’d need something like this if you are the CIA, but for standard biz use … I just don’t think I’d work at a company that used these sorts of tools.”
Wired: Enough exhibits and hands-on activities to keep kids of any age engaged and entertained. On-site cafe is reasonably priced and nearly everything is recyclable or compostable.
[Mikey Dickerson]: I was worried about getting enough people to come here and work, and also getting the agencies to accept outside help, because both of those things you can’t take for granted. We have not struggled with either of those things at all. I thought we’d be lucky to get a few dozen people interested, which would have been okay because I figured we could probably pull that off with a few dozen. But the reception has been a lot more positive than I wanted to assume. After the spending bill passed in December, for the year 2015 it was expected to be 50 or 60 or so and we’re close to that size now. And we have at any given moment a number of applications waiting to be processed in the low thousands.
But attackers also are increasingly injecting ways to remotely control the robots and other automated systems that control production inside targeted factories.
“I think the attorneys who file such lawsuits abrogate their duties,” said Eric Goldman, an assistant professor of Law at Marquette University Law School. “However, it remains very typical for these threats to be made and these lawsuits to be brought,” because “plaintiffs think they can bully websites and blogs into doing what they want.”
The studios say the Internet as a distribution outlet remains unproven, so they cannot offer equivalent pay for work on the Web.
Tom Ellsworth, vice president of incubator development at Sprint PCS, says the money should fund eight to 10 concept ideas, or what he jokingly referred to as scrawled-on “napkins.”
The band’s popularity has waxed and waned over the years, as the gangster rappers the New York-based collective helped inspire have taken over much of the spotlight. But Public Enemy hasn’t lost its edge, as is clear from New Whirl Odor, its latest album, which is set for general release Tuesday. (It is currently on sale exclusively at Best Buy stores.)
Not only is the economy crashing, but so is part of the House of Representative’s website.
He added that Elcomsoft maintained a Web server in Chicago, that it hired a U.S. billing service, that it made no effort to prevent Americans from accessing its site, and that it sent e-mail messages to customers it knew were Americans.
Kauffman added that Google would not pay panel members, beyond covering their travel expenses, and that the company had assured them they would have total independence.
Before that, LulzSec hacked Sony’s Japanese website and Fox.com, where the group stole and posted 363 employee passwords and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 73,000 people who had signed up for audition information for the upcoming Fox talent show The X-Factor.
This feature lets a user “subscribe” to a particular piece of a web page. For example, if you want to follow an item on eBay, you can add that item as a Slice. It will show up in your favorites bar along with your other favorite bookmarks, and clicking on it brings up a small window with the item’s picture, the current bid information and a refresh button. Web Slices give the user the ability to see what’s new in a particular web service without having to go visit that page – it pushes a small piece of the page to the browser. It’s much like Web Clips on the Apple OS X Dashboard, but with a twist. Publishers create Web Slices and expose them to IE8 users by outlining any slice-enabled page element with a green box when the mouse hovers over it. Publishers can control how often the slice gets updated (the slice glows red for a second whenever it’s refreshed), but the user can update it at will as well. There are dozens of publishers already involved in a pilot program – eBay is one, Facebook and MSN are others. Users can also dump any RSS feed into slices and get a list of headlines, much like Live Bookmarks in Firefox.
To get that data, Wing and colleagues at UNC and Mount Sinai School of Medicine collaborated with residents of eastern North Carolina, especially the Concerned Citizens of Tillery, in a project dubbed Community Health Effects of Industrial Hog Operations (CHIEHO). They recruited 101 adults in 16 communities who agreed to sit outside for 10 minutes twice a day, every day for two weeks, and to log their symptoms and also measure their lung function with a flow meter. Separately, the team measured ambient air pollution with continuous monitors that were parked in each community.
“Boo did a very good job creating an association with style and fashion. It also did a very good job of messing up its business model and did so in a very high-profile manner,” said Kate Buggeln, a former retail consultant and boo.com’s new president.
“There’s a lot that happens at the fairs besides the exhibition of cloven-foot animals,” he said.
Major internet players are beginning to understand the power of mapping political data. This past Monday, Google announced that it would overlay 2006 campaign data from the Federal Election Commission and Opensecrets.org on top of Google Earth. Users can see stars on the U.S. map wherever there are races for congressional seats and state governorships. Clicking on a star opens up a bubble with information about races in that area.
Pitelka, 27, is the reason the team went to Afghanistan. Before joining the Pentagon, the bespectacled beanpole had worked at Palantir, the secretive data science company that has big contracts with the DoD. During that time, he did a two-month tour on a Marine aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean, where he too saw how antiquated military technology can be. “The technology we’re giving our service members is shit,” says Pitelka, who shares Lynch’s affinity for four-letter words. “It boils my blood to think about it.”
In a three-month span starting in June 2004, Ancheta rented out or sold bots to at least 10 “different nefarious computers users,” according to the plea agreement. He pocketed $3,000 in the process by accepting payments through the online PayPal service, prosecutors said.
It was on a bulletin board that I first learned about hacker culture, the “let’s just break through this wall and see what’s on the other side” mentality.
Further complicating matters are services that allow snipers to bid for the same item at multiple auctions. Once the sniper wins one auction, that bidder’s outstanding bids at other auctions are automatically canceled.
On March 15, the U.S. Department of Justice charged two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service and two hackers in connection with the second breach in late 2014.
Now is it impossible? No, a perfect terrorist could find a way to circumvent this. But if I can reduce the risk by getting rid of 99
percent, I am way ahead of the game.
Now replace the alias/shortcut on your family member’s desktop with one for Chrome. Do you best to remove or replace any shortcuts for Internet Explorer with Chrome. Now here’s the tough part, sit your family down and explain that Internet Explorer is gone. It’s living on a farm with a nice family.