“One of the things about SVOD versus live TV… is a big piece of TV is watching together. It’s watching and calling your friends and saying ‘have you seen this?’ or going to work the next day and saying ‘did you see what was on last night on Discovery or on FOX?’ The SVOD is really an alone platform. I think Netflix is a great product. HBO is a great product. A lot of those viewing products you view kind of as an addition to live TV.”
The video shows the amazing number of people who waited patiently to get inside on opening day.
“You’ve got a whole smorgasbord here to fill your palate,” Noonan said. “You don’t have to be very experienced, you don’t have to have a high IQ in order to attack our government.”
We chatted with Jay Silver, the creator of MaKey MaKey, and he admired our guitar. One interesting thing was that when I tried to play it, I couldn’t get it to work — my hands were apparently too dry. At first we thought maybe the ground connection was loose, but my daughter could play it just fine. (Jay, if you’re reading this: I tried again at home, and got the same results. Unless I moisten my fingertips a little bit, I get nothing.)
“If it’s way out there, it’s hard to palate,” said Sreenivasan. “And if it’s too familiar, then it seems boring.”
For once, you can take the “@” symbol at the front of a Twitter account name literally.
Currently one of the most talked about areas of the Internet sector, public cloud services could grow into an $100 billion industry by 2017, according to researcher IDC. AWS, which has boomed into a major revenue source for Amazon in the past four years, remains the market leader with customers including Netflix Inc, but offerings from Microsoft and Google also claim significant market share.
TW: Payments in the short term is going to be all about convenience. What’s in front of you, what’s not going to slow a purchase? What can I do to trigger decisions and buy something? I keep going back to you’re in line at a grocery story. Those last purchases at the end. “Why do I need this? Whatever, I’ll buy it.” Done. That’s what we need with payments now, and that means thinking about what device you’re using. Apple Pay has not been as successful as they hoped.
Cashing in is easy; the money will be sent directly to your Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and/or Apple account. The retailers will notify you via email. Those who requested a check in lieu of a credit will get one.
C Spire, which runs a CDMA-based network like Verizon and Sprint, will begin selling the iPhone 4S “in the coming weeks.” C Spire hasn’t released many details about the announcement, but Jim Richmond, director of corporate communications, said that interested consumers can sign up on the C Spire website to find out more information as it becomes available.
Throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s, people also launched hundreds, perhaps thousands, of local dial-in computer bulletin board systems (BBSs), reached through modems connected to telephone wires. Some were devoted to or named after the Grateful Dead, among them the Mars Hotel BBS in Roachdale, Indiana, and Terrapin Station in Darien, Connecticut. The most influential BBS was the WELL, based (of course) in the Bay Area and frequented by the likes of Barlow and Howard Rheingold. In his history of BBSs, Kevin Driscoll describes the WELL’s founders as consciously designing “a community-oriented system” by pulling together locals who were already connected, including “a large population of tech-savvy Grateful Dead fans.” It was their income that supported the more “experimental, niche areas of The WELL.” Known now for its centrality to early cyberculture, in Driscoll’s telling, the WELL was “primarily an interest-driven BBS for fans of the Grateful Dead that occasionally featured salon-style conferences hosted by well-known thinkers on the transformative potential of social computing. But by the 1980s, followers of the Dead were no longer the countercultural vanguard they once might have been, and a Deadhead BBS was hardly headline material.” One of the WELL’s luminaries, Howard Rheingold, describes in his early classic The Virtual Community how the Deadheads brought their affective investment in Dead fandom to the WELL. They bought the technology and spent the time to learn the system’s software “solely in order to trade audiotapes or argue about the meaning of lyrics.” Not all the Dead fans circulated outside the WELL’s Dead forums, but those who did “ended up having strong influence on the WELL at large.” The WELL hosted seven Dead forums, including one for tapes, one for tickets, and one for tours. There were also two private Dead mailing lists. Other public conferences that likely attracted fans had names like the Beatles, Jazz, MIDI, Radio, Songwriters, Zines/Fanzine Scene, Music, Audio-videophilia, and CDs.
The main cause of premature skin aging is sunlight, for which the cure is darkness or sunscreen. If you want to get away from EM radiation, spraying water on your face is not an effective way to do so—even if it does have bits of dead
Siberian weeds in it.
There are no statistics on the number of WAP phones in operation or the number of WAP subscribers worldwide because industry officials and analysts haven’t counted. But market analyst Datamonitor estimates that there are 16.5 million WAP subscribers in Europe.
SecurID adds an extra layer of protection to the login process by requiring users to enter a secret code number displayed on the keyfob, or in a software emulation, in addition to their password. The number is cryptographically generated and changes every 30 seconds.
Cohn said ISPs would better serve users by quarantining suspect spam messages in special mailboxes. That way, recipients would have the option of checking for false positives. If an ISP does block an e-mail, she says the sender and recipient should be notified and told why.
“The Internet is a strange place,” Dratel told the jury. “People can create and fabricate profiles for themselves and others.”
“She spent an inordinate amount of time on it,” says one Darpa staffer. “In all-hands meetings, she’d tout it as one of the three or four projects that’s changing the world.”
Center Centre’s creators say its curricula and policies will distinguish it from similar programs that have emerged in recent years, which range from 10-week “bootcamps” to extension classes at major universities. The Savannah College of Art and Design added a UX design degree just last year. General Assembly, a coding academy, created a UX design track in 2013, a year after opening its Bay Area campus. “We were in San Francisco, starting to hear this zeitgeist talk of UX, UX,” says Anna Lindow, who oversees campus education for General Assembly. “I remember feeling that we were at the beginning of the wave.” To date, 3,200 students have gone through the 10-week-long course. Of those, General Assembly says 99 percent found design jobs within six months. Recently, IBM Design and InVision offered input on curriculum updates.
Garcia, who fielded mostly softball questions from investors but refused to take questions from reporters on the call, told listeners that the company had spotted the breach on its own about three weeks ago, but wouldn’t say specifically when that occurred or how long the intruders were in the company’s network before they were discovered.
(Side note: Stay tuned to this site for an interview with one intriguing Master Builder, who I had the privilege to meet at the Toy Fair in February.)
Wales: My superpower is sleeping, so nothing really keeps me awake at night. Sometimes, jet lag.
Crutcher has said he has thousands of “spies for life” working as moles in abortion clinics, who tell him illegal activities plague the field, but refused to divulge particulars.
This is all heady stuff. In the early years, there was a bit of a struggle as the economists and the computer security technologists tried to learn each others’ languages. But now it seems that there’s a lot more synergy, and more collaborations between the two camps.
Freed from his silken prison, Jaime is invited into the sitting room of Prince Doran, and asked to explain why one of the most famous, powerful men in the world just attempted a stealth kidnapping of his own niece. Frankly, I’m not sure I’m satisfied with the explanation for it either, but Jaime tells them about the weird necklace threat against Myrcella. Doran looks at Elliara with dark eyes, and they grow darker still when he raises a glass to King Tommen, aiming yet again for peace, and she pours the wine on the floor. Later, he takes her aside and gives her a choice: get over her shit and swear allegiance to him, or die. She cries, kisses his ring, and swears.
Hegeman: There’s a little bit of nuance there that maybe we could tease out because I suppose there could have been some confusion. So, the ads aren’t going to have an effect on which posts get shown in the organic, regular News Feed, that’s just based on what people want to see and trying to understand what’s going to be high quality, informative. I suppose it is true that which posts you see, which normal posts you see from the pages or people you are friends with, could have some influence on which ads get shown next, or which exact position that an ad gets shown after that. So I suppose there’s probably some potential for influence in that direction if I’m trying to think through all the details. Maybe that’s where some of the confusion came from …
Digital currency is the way of the future, according to entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss who developed the virtual bitcoin exchange, Gemini.
If left to grow, these external control systems will fundamentally change your relationship with your computer. They will make your computer much less useful by letting corporations limit what you can do with it. They will make your computer much less reliable because you will no longer have control of what is running on your machine, what it does, and how the various software components interact. At the extreme, they will transform your computer into a glorified boob tube.
Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and U.S. political hacks is behind recent cyber attacks that exploit a newly discovered flaw in its Windows operating system.
“Chasing Ice” documents both the earth’s current warming and one man’s obsessive efforts to show that warming in terms everyone can understand: visual, immediate, dramatic. National Geographic photographer James Balog says he was a bit of a climate skeptic himself until he took an assignment in 2005 and 2006 photographing the retreat of a single glacier in Iceland for a National Geographic story. Seeing the glacier’s retreat with his own eyes (and in his photographs) convinced him. He figured that if he could show the same thing on many glaciers around the globe, he could convince other skeptics that climate change was real and serious. So he organized the Extreme Ice Survey to document global warming with time-lapse photographs of retreating glaciers. The film shows this effort — and some of the truly stunning images they captured, both in stills and in live video.The film’s most renowned segment left me truly drop-jawed.
A new transparency site being launched by WikiLeaks defectors is a promising alternative, according to media and government transparency analysts, but its true value will depend on whether it can garner the trust and interest of sources with valuable documents to leak.
Processing is also widely used in academia where even those not naturally inclined to the technical side of programming (that would be us liberal arts majors) have latched on to processing’s ease-of-use and ability to create complex visualizations (for some examples, check out Complexification.net).
More than just making information available, these efforts take a perceived liability and make it part of a brand experience. By erasing the line between the aspirational and the pragmatic, Etsy and Airbnb are inviting users to trust them with their cars and homes, as well as their credit card numbers.
Each page of the book features a picture of the Shuttle on its journey and one or two simple sentences at the bottom. There is also a connect the dots picture on one page.
Bolinsky: It’s an 8.5-minute piece and that took us 14 months. Nobody at the outset knew how complicated we needed to make each scene to make it really work. We had to figure out how to take a cell that is so packed with molecules and to edit out visually about 90 to 95 percent of those molecules and still keep in all the kinds of structure that would indicate to the student what’s going on.
It’s no wonder why Liu chose today for this announcement, with the Fourth of July fast approaching.
What makes one person sacrifice everything to become a Jedi Knight, and another embrace the Dark Side? What goes into creating the unique personality of every person, alien, or droid in the galaxy – or even galaxies far, far away?