For Melissa – and thousands like her – AdultWork breaks the underworld connections associated with sex work. In Northern Ireland, these connections can include terrorists.
But few of the rivals have introduced a direct challenge to the iPod Mini model, which has a 4-gigabyte capacity. And that’s the segment San Jose-based Virgin Electronics is pursuing — people who may want to tote about 1,000 songs in their pocketable devices but don’t necessarily need the whopping 20-gigabyte-or-more capacity of audio players offered by Apple, Sony, Samsung and others.
“If you look at what individuals are showing and posting on YouTube, it’s just astounding. You get a much better sense, I think, of the scale of the disaster and of the personal nature of it. You really get a strong sense of how individuals have been impacted,” said Steven Jones, professor of communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Dragon holds 3 tons of cargo, mostly research. The extra-large science load includes a cosmic ray monitor, a mini satellite with cheap, off-the-shelf scopes for potential military viewing, and 20 mice for an eye and brain study.
So Evans and others like him will be disappointed in the limitations, but RealNetworks hopes to use the new music service to build on its base of paying customers.
Nichols says their suite of tools has been used to design everything from golf clubs – “Golf clubs are pretty sophisticated, though they haven’t helped my game.” – to aircraft carriers. Looking ahead, he predicts an increasing incidence of distributed international teams of contributors working on a project.
“Global virtual collaboration and engineering is really the future,” he says. “We want to see more of that.”
After noticing Firefox’s sluggishness on the Mac, the Camino Project set out to create an optimized, Mac-only version of the browser. Camino makes use of Apple’s application interface tools and it integrates with other Mac desktop programs. The result is what a Mac-native permutation of Firefox should be – elegant, stable and very, very fast. Camino’s most recent beta release adds some much needed standard features like an integrated spell-checker and session restoring. It’s not much smaller than Firefox, it’s just faster. It also doesn’t support Firefox plug-ins, so what you see is what you get.
NBC’s coverage begins at 9 am in all time zones. You can watch on NBC’s website and on the NBC app (free, iOS and Android). NBC and Verizon have teamed up to air 360 degree video coverage of the parade on Verizon’s YouTube channel, too. No subscription needed.
Google is asking users like you to edit its Maps site to provide more accurate, real world map data.
Unicom (CHU) enrolled roughly 130,000 CDMA users in April, a rate that will land it short of its full-year targets.
Occasionally, grand claims are made regarding the achievements of a “robo-scientist.” A decade ago, an AI robot chemist named Adam investigated the genome of baker’s yeast and worked out which genes are responsible for making certain amino acids. (Adam did this by observing strains of yeast that had certain genes missing, and comparing the results to the behavior of strains that had the genes.) Wired’s headline read, “Robot Makes Scientific Discovery All by Itself.”
“Will sites you tag or bookmark while browsing with one rendering engine show up in the other? Because the various parts of the browser are no longer connected, actions that have one result in the browser you think you’re using won’t have the same result in the Chrome browser-within-a-browser.”
I in the Sky adds a bit of human warmth to the Manhattan skyline, and Enriquez wanted that warmth to be reflected in the photo booth that serves as the interface between the public and the massive sign. Artist-designer Michael Casselli says that the booth was inspired by Federal-style architecture, H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine and bits of the industrial revolution: all juxtapositions with the high-tech processes that would go on inside.
“This doesn’t close the door for competitors, it simply sets some boundaries for them,” said Harry Fenik, chief executive officer of the Sageza Group, a market research firm.
It’s precisely because of the relentless dedication of kids like Dictate and Cosmo that the password system cannot be salvaged. You can’t arrest them all, and even if you did, new ones would keep growing up. Think of the dilemma this way: Any password-reset system that will be acceptable to a 65-year-old user will fall in seconds to a 14-year-old hacker.
The plug-in Google built mimics the functionality of one built by Indiana University security researcher Christopher Soghoian in 2009, drawing on Google’s own open source code. Ironically, Soghoian was also the first to suggest the idea of a DNT header, rather than a centralized list, and helped build the first prototype last summer.
When you walk into the San Francisco headquarters of GitHub—the startup that sits at the heart of the software universe—it looks as if you’ve walked into the White House. The lobby is a wonderfully amusing recreation of the Oval Office, right down to the striped wallpaper, the gold curtains, and the American flag in the corner. The reception desk is, yes, a replica of the President’s desk. But as you approach and check in for an afternoon meeting, the decor isn’t nearly as interesting as the technology. As you check in, Hubot sends notifications to everyone you’re scheduled to meet with.
What’s more, DVD movies are small and easy to store, encouraging “collecting behavior that wasn’t necessarily as common with videotapes,” said IDC analyst Susan Kevorkian.
The versatility of carbon nanotubes, those sheets of graphite rolled into long tubes mere nanometers in diameter, has long been trumpeted. But until recently no one knew the nanotube was like a trombone.
It’s “a shock” that so many advertisers buy into Facebook when it only seems to play to people’s worst preconceptions of who customers are and who’s interested in what, Edelman says. Those preconceptions might lead to unsophisticated and inflexible targeting that fails to address other markets advertisers hope to reach. They might even, as a recent ProPublica investigation found, promote racial bias. Targeting does make sense for some—say, a local business owner who wants to let her neighbors know she just opened a new shop in town. But what about the multinational consumer goods companies of the world? You’ll buy Johnson and Johnson’s household products if the store across the street from where you live carries them, Edelman argues—whether or not J&J decided to take out ads on Facebook.
While these cases fit snugly, seem very tough and do look good, what really sets the Element Case apart is their flip lid. A translucent plastic plate covers the front. One would imagine the face plate would flip or slide, but instead it simply pops off – it’s magnetic, and four little button magnets allow the plate to be stored on the back of the case. (Also permitting you to shoot pix through the faceplate for a cool filter effect!) If you need to answer the phone or dial out, you have to remove the flip lid. While inconvenient at times, the plastic of the lid does offer another layer of protection for the phone when it’s not in use.
But as for whether to dismiss the cases against the telecoms that helped the government listen in on Americans’ phone calls and internet use, as well as data-mine billions of call records?
Palantir had even managed to make its closed platform the only updated server for the California State Threat Assessment System (STAS) intelligence centers, which produce and share criminal and terrorist activity data statewide. “In order to maintain connectivity with STAS intelligence centers the CCIC needs to purchase Palantir systems. Palantir is the only unique system that will allow for the CCIC to have connectivity with the other intelligence centers,” reads the fusion center’s 2014 proposal to start using Palantir. The Sacramento Board of Supervisors duly approved the $1.2 million contract.
Since the Design Museum is unable to put the game on display at the exhibition of the work of the nominees, the museum will show other, tamer titles designed by Rockstar, the maker of Vice City. The museum may also show a film of the Vice City world to give visitors a sense of the game’s style without showing any of its graphic content.
The league’s argument is that the entire voting system needs funding and attention – voter education, poll worker training, state registration systems. Many of those issues were targeted by the federal Help America Vote Act that has yet to deliver more than a fraction of the $3.9 billion promised to the states.