“This clearly introduces a layer of uncertainty beyond what people expected when they signed up,” she told the Times. “People do need to double check what they are signing up to. These companies often use broad consent, and I worry whether people know what their data might be used for in the long term.”
On a hot day, getting out of the pool to grab a drink just isn’t an appealing option. But this remote control drink float could mean never leaving the pool again. Sure, you’d get all pruney, but that (along with $50) is a small price to pay for the convenience of having this little motorized swimming servant shuttle your beers back and forth across the pool. Just make sure you’ve got someone standing poolside to reload this bad boy once in a while.
That’s right – fight hordes of shambling brain-eaters, and you just might find your love renewed. At least, that’s how it works for Sarah and David, the heroes of Married With Zombies.
While the spirit has been mostly positive, the project has hit a few snags. Early on the fourth day, a sour antagonist erased all the files that had been uploaded to the wiki, including art from Mike “Gabe” Krahulik of Penny Arcade. (The PBWiki software saves copies of the written text, but not files like JPEGs or MP3s).
Then coming up in July, Dark Horse will take a break for 10 weeks to make room for a show called Written by a Kid. This looks very cool, and should be great for families to watch together. I love that the set has the adults sitting in tiny kids chairs and the kids are sitting in an oversized armchair.
Foursquare is now a supported service, and you can check in with Cliqset using HTML5 Geolocation through the browser.
Two things: Radio telescopes are supposed to catch cool waves from space. And they do that. But they also catch less cool waves from Earth, or from Earth-orbit. Airport radar, Wi-Fi, spark plugs, cell phones, and basically anything that runs on electricity emits radio waves. And satellites use these frequencies to ping and downlink. The research team has not presented data to rule out humans as the signal’s makers. In fact, one will note that 11 gigahertz is in the exact middle of a band of the radio spectrum allocated to “fixed satellites.”
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is making progress in its talks with media companies to buy content for its upcoming television service, reportedly offering to pay up to 75% more than traditional cable rates.
Customers who buy through Farecast are redirected to the appropriate airline website, and the site also allows shoppers to compare prices by departure time, or view a map that displays cheap flights across the country.
McGoldrick also sponsored San Francisco’s resolution repudiating the Patriot Act, which passed in January 2003. That measure bars the city’s 20,000 employees from assisting with federal investigations that violate residents’ civil rights and liberties “to the extent where legally possible.”
The ACLU, suing on behalf of Salon magazine sexualhealth.com and the owner of the Urban Dictionary website, successfully argued that the law criminalizes constitutionally protected speech, would drive pornography sites to non-U.S. servers, and prevent the spread of health information due to people’s unwillingness to register to read sensitive information.
Consumers can look up their favorite foods ranging from cheese crackers to chicken patties, choose a serving size, and see details about the 117 nutrients.
In explaining MightyWords’ decision to terminate almost half their authors, Kirkpatrick said that it was really the customers who made that judgment.
Research – from groups like the American Association of University Women, the Public Policy Institute of California and Furger herself – shows that there is still progress to be made. Girls who pursue computer science courses and careers are still vastly outnumbered.
ST: Yes we do. Well, it was great to talk to you David, so thanks much for this interview.
Monday’s stock rise follows a disappointing quarterly report from Snap last week that sent its shares down 14 percent on Friday to a closing low of $11.83, far below its IPO price of $17.
Facebook is forcing advertisers to improve their websites. This is a shameless way for Facebook to serve itself—and thank goodness it’s happening.
I’ve already mentioned Indiana Jones, but I want to call it out again. Especially The Last Crusade, which is my personal favorite. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery? It’s like the axis of awesome.
However, Google Docs doesn’t have offline mode, so you can’t edit documents without a connection. (Google Docs’ offline mode is being reworked and will be back in early 2011, says Google, and presumably this won’t be an issue by the time Chrome OS laptops are generally available.) When I switched tabs to write a few e-mails, I found that Gmail was unresponsive, too. Instead, I played a few games of Entanglement and read a news story I had previously loaded. When I reconnected, everything turned back on in a few seconds and my Gmail inbox refreshed.
I found Snowl to be a little too much all at once for me – I prefer stand-alone webapps for things like mail, Twitter and RSS. Otherwise, the interface gets way too cluttered.
But after meeting Cherie Priest this year at Dragon*Con, I’m definitely excited about steampunk again, especially as a literary genre. Cherie is energetic and lovely, but she’s also extremely smart (she knows more about Daniel Boone than anyone I’ve ever spoken with). Her passion for steampunk is apparent not just in her clothing (which is fabulous) but also in her contributions to the conversation at large and, of course, in her new book, Boneshaker.
As for Google and its app store? Its FCC filing emphasizes that Android phone users can get apps from outside the store — unlike iPhone users. (Users can “jailbreak” their iPhones to do so, but this invalidates the warranty.) It says only 1 percent of apps in its online marketplace have been rejected, mostly because of copyright or obscenity reasons. Google did not, however, mention that it, too, crippled mobile apps at the request of a telecom. T-Mobile asked Google to remove apps that let customers use their phone as a modem for a laptop, a practice known as tethering, and Google complied. T-Mobile, like all of the United States’ largest carriers, charges customers extra for that service. Google later re-allowed the app, but not for T-Mobile customers.