Todd: Improv Everywhere had 225 people freeze in place for exactly five minutes at a Manhattan Home Depot store in 2006. It worked really well, but was less effective due to everyone being separated by the aisles. In 2007 we decided to stage the event in Grand Central as it was a more open area and we would be able to capture the entire crowd at once. (The video did not get edited and posted to YouTube until January 2008.) Our initial idea was developed by us independently and was not inspired by anyone or anything else.
Miley, who is African-American, previously worked as an engineer at Twitter, Apple, Google and Yahoo.
The Telecom Infra Project has its own website (which pointedly downplays Facebook’s central role), its own board of directors that includes just one Facebook executive, and it has hosted two autumn summits so far. Last November, Yael Maguire, who directs Facebook’s connectivity programs, opened up the second day of the summit by explaining “why Facebook cares so much about connectivity.” He explained that Facebook is a social networking company, focused on bringing people together in the digital world, and it depends on physical networks to do that. “Every step of progress around the world allows us to create a better and closer experience where people can come closer together,” he explained.
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You can download it and run it on any modern Linux installation. It seems to run on Ubuntu just fine, though PNG support is a little wonky. The good news is that the folks on Github are actively submitting patches.
U.S hackers say they are prepared to strike back with increasingly harsher actions, but only if the Chinese step up their attacks on U.S. networks.
In less than two weeks, Simpson has raised more than $500 in donations from about 60 people. He plans to take the money down to his local Apple store, buy an iPod, and smash it to pieces in the store. Simpson will video the event, and shoppers’ reactions, and post the movie on his site.
By Mildred I. Lewis, originally posted at ARGNet
These screenshots, from Chinese site Wretch.cc, show the input screen and preferences. The shots look terrible, but if this is indeed beta software we shouldn’t take too much from the looks. The worrying part, though, is the name “Kenneth” where the carrier name should be. There are hacks to do this to the phone, but unless Apple is being paranoid and wants to discredit leaked photos (a possibility, certainly) then these pics have the smell of fakery about them. Even so, China is a potential market of two billion, so we won’t discount some kind of special support.
The same aesthetic is applied to their home furnishing line, called Advanced Settings. They sell a dust cover for the original iMac, which has become dated. Made of canvas with a Toile print (very hot in the design world right now, Andrew said), the cover shields the iMac, keyboard and mouse when not in use.
You’re more likely to meet a talking dog than a mobile site that won’t load because of a missing Adobe product.
In full GPS mode, it’s supposed to get 10 hours of battery life, but if you’re just using it as a watch, it will last up to 14 weeks. Garmin also packed in some smartwatch-like features: You can pair it with an iPhone 4S or later to get text, email, and missed call notifications delivered. Android compatibility will come this summer, which is great, because the watch won’t even go on sale until Q3 this year. You can grab it for $400 at pro-shops and Garmin’s website when it does.
Kryptos, which means “hidden” in Greek, sits outside a cafeteria on the CIA grounds and consists of a large block of petrified wood standing upright, with a copper plate scrolling out of the wood like a sheet of paper in the shape of an S. The sculpture contains approximately 1,800 letters carved out of the copper plate in four sections, some of which form an encryption table used for deciphering the rest of the sculpture.
“Generally it’s the master bedroom we’re doing today, not just the walk-in closet, we’re doing the entire bedroom because it makes sense to lock down the doors, you’re probably talking about $300K-$400K for something of that nature,” he said.
Another RSS-powered add-on, this one an official project of Mozilla Labs, takes a different approach. It’s called Snowl, and instead of offering a no-brainer approach to RSS, it’s aimed at power users who want all of their incoming information on one page.
Overstock’s expansion into auto sales comes as Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), the world’s largest e-commerce company, looks to carve out a larger piece of the market for itself. Amazon has partnered with Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) to sell three Fiat models in Italy through the website. Reports indicate that Amazon is looking to sell cars elsewhere in Europe. Rival Ebay (NASDA:EBAY) has also expanded its automobile offerings, selling new and used vehicles as well as parts.
Access to Microsoft’s websites was still possible for some users, however, by bypassing the domain name server and using this URL: http://126.96.36.199/ms.htm. Hotmail can also be reached by selecting MSN along the left-hand rail under Web Services, and then Hotmail from MSN’s front page.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello might be willing to take Elon Musk up on his offer to rebuild the island’s power grid after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, causing damages estimated to be in excess of $30 billion.
Bonanno is a member of the Yes Men, a group that builds parody websites as a way to protest the policies of various organizations.
And we think that over the long-term the way that we actually create the most openness and transparency in the world (at Facebook) is both by creating the most powerful applications ourselves and creating a platform that is fundamentally moving more in the direction of being an open platform itself, right?
“We’re overlaying the content on top of the already very active community” on Last.fm, Miller said. “When I buy a CD, the artist gets paid once…. What we’re doing with the model we’re proposing today for Last.fm is that playback gets monetized…. If I clock 100 plays, this means the artist gets paid 100 times the money.”
A CD-ROM of the Gutenberg Bible will likely be available for purchase through Octavo’s website in June, Grycz said.
Flash is largely old news. Most things Flash is used for have already been re-optimized for tablets. But if you make it a headline feature for your new device, and can’t deliver until a vague future date, then it’s a little embarrassing. But not, I suspect, as embarrassing as the battery life of a tablet with Flash enabled.
PGP is based on an idea called public-key cryptography. To use PGP, you must create two encryption “keys,” which are essentially random alphanumeric strings that PGP applications use as a guide for scrambling and descrambling messages. Your “public key” is what other people use to create messages only you can decrypt. You can share that key with the world at large. Your “private key” is what you use to decrypt messages you receive. You also can use it to “sign” messages to prove you sent them.
Webclips: go to Safari. New button, a plus that lets you add a page to the home screen.
these can be more than just a website. they can remember where I’ve zoomed and panned to. Just touch the icon to go to the website.
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Yahoo’s long-running slump culminated in the company’s agreement last summer to sell its email service, websites and mobile applications to Verizon.
“… it’s a big country (and world) so if a company like Moji positions and prices itself right then they can definitely carve out their own niche branding value-add for small and large businesses” he says.
My second question is: how do we define a robot? DANGER ROOM has written about “killer robots” a number of times, but these are not Terminators, since, again, there is a man in the loop. As several commenters pointed out, a Roomba is an autonomous system, so all it takes is a Roomba with a bomb to create a “killer robot.” In other words, the capability exists for robots to kill without human intervention. That’s true, but that capability has existed for decades. As another commenter noted: a heat-seeking missile could, by some definitions, be regarded as a robot (particularly if, as the original post noted, we equate land mines with robots). Okay, if a landmine is a robot, then isn’t every guided missile, weapon and bomb a robot (and if so, should we ban them all)?
Google’s avoided making a similar move for years now. It will be interesting to compare and contrast its letter to Congress when it is made public.
Then they have to install it, of course. Nest has devised a step-by-step system designed to allow even relatively unsophisticated do-it-yourselfers to set it up in under a half an hour. (You can follow along with videos posted to YouTube.) The thermostat display even corrects you when you’ve hooked up one of the leads to the wrong wire. But for those not confident enough, Best Buy will send out the Geek Squad to do your install, or Nest will provide installers charging $119 for the first unit, and $25 more for additional units. Nest is also setting up a customer support center in Utah to take calls during the process and afterwards.
Openwave cites numbers by search engine resource Pinpoint and says 7.8 million WML pages and 25,000 WAP sites are available to consumers. But these numbers have been debunked and Pinpoint no longer gives them out.
As of Friday morning, the 10.1-inch, Android 3.0-powered A500 is up for pre-order on Best Buy’s website for $450. It will be ready for purchase in Best Buy retail stores beginning April 24.