At the same time, the twenty-somethings got older. “We’ve settled down, gotten married and had kids,” she said. “That’s definitely reflected in the state of the industry. It’s matured as we have.”
They’re all blood-borne testaments to the three passions—music, technology, and family—that have propelled Rogers for most of his life. Today he’s CEO of Topspin Media, a company that helps artists interact with (and sell to) their listeners directly. But that’s just the latest pivot in a career full of deep-horizon foresight and Gump-ish good luck.
Law enforcement officials won’t acknowledge that Green is the admin that Ulbricht allegedly paid to have killed, but when asked to describe how the “dead” admin, “chronicpain”, looked in the staged images, one official says, “He looked very pale.”
I really enjoyed Empire State. It doesn’t have the jaw-dropping experimentation with the comics medium that Meanwhile had, but it still manages to be a very geeky book. I like the fact that it doesn’t feel like there are extraneous references crammed in just to be clever. Instead, it feels natural, as if Jimmy is a real geek with particular interests and this is what his life would be like. I also think the book captures that feeling of growing up and taking on responsibilities — that time when you start to understand that you are an adult whether you’re ready or not. There’s one scene in particular that really hit me and I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry; without spoiling too much, I’ll just say that it has to do with Jimmy’s realization that maybe he better keep his day job.
Google uses a simple but powerful metric for the efficiency of its quality testing teams (whether internal or external): cost per fixed bug. “A couple of years ago, it cost us about $1,200 per fixed bug with a full-time tester,” Copeland says. “With crowdsourcing, it’s more like $700 per fixed bug.” Copeland emphasizes that Google wasn’t looking for cost savings, but rather just to fix problems before its users, the cost and speed implications have been remarkable.
Above all, Holmes proved to be a feckless leader whose culture of secrecy and opacity doomed the company’s 12-year effort. In an open letter recently posted on the company’s website (you have to marvel at the irony), Holmes announced that Theranos will exit the lab testing business, lay off 40% of its staff and focus on developing a miniLab platform.
Charging claims are ambitious, with Detroit Electric saying that a 240-volt outlet delivering 32 amps will top up the batteries in just under four and half hours. Drop that down to a 13-amp outlet and you’re looking at something closer to eight hours.
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“We can’t use the same kit in Alaska and the Amazonas River, so we have to pack both,” Ramalho says.
Whether the IPCC’s scenarios are political cover or research guides for policymakers depends on who you ask. But either way, this gap is undeniable. It can be explained in part by the fact that BECCS is a conceptual tool, not an actual technology that anyone in the engineering world (apart from a few outliers like Karlsson) is championing. At a recent meeting in Berlin, one climate researcher called BECCS “the devil child,” which got laughs; bioenergy and carbon capture have both met their share of criticism—bioenergy for displacing agricultural crops needed to feed people and carbon capture for, among other things, being perceived as diverting attention from the need for massive emissions cuts.
There was a time in the 1990s when I was one of those hot, rich, internet entrepreneurs everyone talked about and envied. Everywhere I went, doors opened and people glad-handed me to distraction. Back in New York City now after a 10-year absence and with the millions gone, I live in an anti-universe where, for better and worse, no one bothers me.
11:20 am: You can also set up meetings hands free, just by talking to Siri. Scott set up a meeting with Phil Schiller for Friday. But there’s more! “Remind me to call my wife when I leave work?” Siri asks for verification about the request, then confirms that it will remind him.
DON’T COUNT ON IT: Mockups Offer ‘Rough Approximation’ of iPhone 6 Design
While they’re not much to look at, a new report out of Japan claims that the latest set of mockups gives a rough approximation of what the next iPhone should look like. More importantly, they supposedly offer a better sense of antenna placement in the new phone. Those stripes along the backside of the iPhone ‘leaks’ we’ve been seeing? Those apparently aren’t supposed to be stripes, but rather denote areas where glass will be used instead of aluminum, just like in the iPhone 5s. If the stripes are present, though, they’ll be made out of polished glass. This glass is necessary so that the iPhone’s antennas can transmit and receive data. Aluminum blocks those signals. This report also says the Apple logo on the rear of the iPhone will be different than in the past, carved out of the aluminum, and that the glass may be curved. An artist also gave their rendition of what the iPhone 6 could look like in an unrelated photo set of mockups.
According to the Israeli financial daily Globes, it is not yet known whether Fluence Z.E.s imported to Israel will also allow conventional charging in addition to battery swaps.
“You go 20 miles in one direction, 20 in another, and you have a different pattern,” said Evans. “These are very complex routes that vary from year to year at different sites. And over the next 100 years, once we have the reference data sets out there, people will be able to monitor from their homes and start filling in the gaps.”
Following an embarrassing leak of its proprietary software over a file transfer protocol site last January, the inner workings of Diebold Election Systems have again been laid bare.
YouTube has been mum on its actual costs, for competitive reasons, but did say in blog post in July that it has homegrown infrastructure and that traditional pricing models don’t apply.
The service provides time-sensitive, real-time intelligence to travelers in order to “close the gap between when a good guidebook is published and now,” said Bruce McIndoe, CEO of iJet.
Thanks to urban agriculture supporter, TJ Sondermann, for his Twitter research help. Even though I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be eating pigeon any time soon.
American Giant is in a somewhat unique position to eat the cost of such rigid dedication to standards thanks to the deep pockets of its main investor, former PepsiCo CEO and chairman Donald M. Kendall. Kendall, now in his nineties, has been a mentor to the 44-year-old Winthrop since the younger man was a teenager growing up in southeastern Connecticut, the son of a wealthy father who was divorced from Winthrop’s not-wealthy mother, with whom he lived. Winthrop describes Kendall as more than angel investor in American Giant. He calls him a financial “backstop.”
The Fitbit, priced at $99, offers a best of both worlds compromise. It’s pretty tiny and very comfortable to wear. You can clip it to your pocket or belt, or they suggest some women just wear it on their bra. It doesn’t specifically measure sweat or heart rate like the BodyMedia does, but it can tell the difference between regular foot steps and stairs, you can use it to track sleep, and it has a visual display for feedback when you need it. It also offers a lot of options for manually tracking weight, calories, and other health markers. They use a freemium model, where basic website services are free and advanced options are offered to paid subscribers.
“We’re not going to be terrorized out of providing women with reproductive health care services,” said Executive Director Vicki Saporta.
Plucked off the Net: It began as a self-published e-book, but this January, The Sharp Edge of Love, by Galen, will be released as an alternate selection of The Venus Book Club, a division of Book Span. This is only the second time a major book club has plucked a self-published novel off the Net.
“Voice is a big part of the computer interface of the future,” said Gene Munster, a veteran equity analyst and now head of research at Loup Ventures. “Whoever owns voice will be the gateway of commerce.”
“The landscape has been pretty littered since January,” said Michael Klein, director of retail industry strategy at Adobe (NYSE:ADBE).
But proof that Kelley’s reputation was not altogether deserved could hurt bloggers’ attempts to scratch their way to mainstream credibility.
Ventaira, another company trying to get around the needle, is delivering drugs including insulin in an inhalable form. Instead of dry-freezing drugs, Ventaira’s Mystic technology uses an aerosol to carry the drug to the lungs, and controls the delivery amount using an inhaler device armed with a tiny circuit board.
Nitesh Dhanjani over at O’Reilly details the hacks and claims to have successfully exploited the vulnerabilities on both services.
What if the internet extended beyond computers and high-speed connections, with web pages expanding down city streets and onto the sides of buildings?
The folks at Zooniverse have a new citizen science project for you to play with – matching up whalesong to try and analyze the watery leviathans’ language.
“There’s a difference between being a step away from conducting sabotage and actually being in a position to conduct sabotage … being able to flip the switch on power generation,” says Eric Chien, a Symantec security analyst. “We’re now talking about on-the-ground technical evidence this could happen in the US, and there’s nothing left standing in the way except the motivation of some actor out in the world.”
MogoTXT CEO Andrew Won maintains that his company was “just trying to follow the spirit” of the Free the Games Fund.
On their best day, Michelle and Ryan covered 72 miles in five hours with the wind at their backs. On their worst, they covered 28 miles in five hours with the wind in their faces.
Good – This one is very musky in the bottle with that scent coming out even more on my skin.
Gemstar to merge with B&N? Barnes & Noble and e-book maker Gemstar-TV Guide International are in discussions. B&N wouldn’t acknowledge that these discussions could lead to a merger, but industry analysts say either a merger or strategic alliance could result.
B&N spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating said that the bookseller, having sold its interest in Nuvomedia (the original manufacturer of the Rocket E-Book) to Gemstar, is now a stockholder in the company.
Texas Instruments, whose shares rose 6 percent in extended trading, is considered a barometer of the semiconductor industry as the company makes chips for products ranging from cars and televisions to industrial machines and communication equipment.