When I was younger, most of the things above to “stop” doing is what was going on in my life. I grew up in that kind of world and thought it was normal. It has only been in the last few years that I have begun to do some of the things above to “start” doing. I have seen a huge change in both my relationships and in how I feel about myself. It takes a lot of pressure off when I can let go of the negative, and embrace the positive. I still have a lot of work to do, but I’m making progress and it feels good. Thanks for these great blogs that help remind me of the things I need to work on, and to help me let go of what holds me back from a better way of life. The more I uncomplicate my life, the better it gets!;
The decline is particularly striking for Facebook pages with more than 500,000 Likes. These larger brand pages saw their organic reach halved to just 2% in February. The study suggests organic reach for big and small brands will likely hit zero in the future, based on current trends as well as conversations with "Facebook sources."
This F8 conference will be less product-focused that the 2011 conference , according to a company spokesperson. Discussion topics will be more set on and front- and back-end technologies used by developers. Although it's been a while since the last F8, Facebook has hosted a handful of smaller developer conferences in more recent years, including a Mobile Developer Day in November and Parse Developer Day in September.
We've created a slideshow highlighting the key trends and forecasts for the entire Internet-connected ecosystem, including connected TVs, connected cars, wearable computing devices, and all of the consumer and business tools that will soon be connected to the "Internet Of Things."
We combed through the best video games of the '80s, and we discovered that those old games still have a ton of life left in them.
Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey hits Fox in March. Tyson talked with WIRED about inheriting the Carl Sagan’s mantle, what the new Cosmos hopes to teach us, and the future of science and education in …
Not that I haven't wasted time at the gym like everybody else, sweating dutifully three times a week, "working my core," throwing in the odd after-work jog. A few years ago, newly neck-deep in what Anthony Quinn describes in Zorba the Greek as "Wife, children, house … the full catastrophe," I signed a 10-page membership contract at a corporate-franchise gym, hired my first personal trainer, and became yet another sucker for all the half-baked, largely spurious non-advice cobbled together from doctors, newspapers, magazines, infomercials, websites, government health agencies, and, especially, from the organs of our wonderful $19 billion fitness industry, whose real knack lies in helping us to lose weight around the middle of our wallets. Not that all of these people are lying, but here's what I've learned: Their goals are only marginally related to real fitness – goals like reducing the statistical incidence of heart disease across the entire American population, or keeping you moving through the gym so you won't crowd the gear, or limiting the likelihood that you'll get hurt and sue.
Lanier, who worked with Microsoft on its Kinect motion cameras, agrees that the technology is far cheaper today, but he can perceive few “profound differences” to ease the difficulties he and his team experienced in the 1980s. “All of the current [head-mounted display] makers face the same challenges that we did in 1985,” he says. “It’s relatively straightforward to create a great demo and unbelievably hard to do a great product.” Lanier also predicts a sense of user ennui after the initial wonder fades. “I found in the old days that looking into a virtual world becomes a little tiring at some point,” he says. “It’s a little like Google Glass, where the notion that this technology is on your head all the time is too much and people start to reject it. Your first time playing a game in a virtual world is incredible, but the 20th time is wearying. The gaming modality is self-limiting. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with it, but you can’t limit your strategic thinking to that one style of use.”
These efforts to advance the art and science of mobile software development both inside and outside the company are part of an enormous change in recent years across Silicon Valley and beyond. A world of internet companies and independent developers are now regularly open-sourcing and freely discussing the software used to build and operate even their newest products and services — sharing everything from mobile development tools to the sweeping data center software that underpins the largest sites on the net — and in doing so, they’re pushing technology forward at a faster rate than ever before. Facebook is at the forefront of this movement, not only because Zuckerberg is so committed to the open source way, but because, like Google and Twitter and a few others, the company has the power and the money to hire some of the most talented engineers and designers on the planet.
Microsoft mogul Bill Gates has risen as an education influential in recent years through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation's education initiatives have pumped billions of dollars into advocacy groups and research organizations that support pro-education reform causes like charter schools and teacher evaluation systems. <br> <br> In addition, Gates himself has <a href="http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/11/06/11gates_ep.h33.html?tkn=XLPFVWGtbWpuXp%2BjpdxY4idXdoNOdzQE0eOx&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1" target="_blank">reportedly taken a strong personal interest in improving student outcomes across the country</a>. His foundation is also helping to fund the <a href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2013/10/gates_foundation_grant_to_bols.html" target="_blank">implementation and promotion</a> of the groundbreaking <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/" target="_blank">Common Core State Standards</a>, a set of national education benchmarks that have been adopted in most states. <br> <br> However,<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/teachers-letters-bill-gates_n_3600758.html" target="_blank"> some teachers resent his unduly influence in the field</a>. Several months ago, a website called "Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates" emerged. The site publishes letters from educators who feel the philanthropist has impacted their classrooms in negative ways. <br> <br> “We are teachers with questions. We are teachers who no longer want to live behind the Gates. We are teachers who are not funded by the Gates Foundation," <a href="http://teachersletterstobillgates.com/about/" target="_blank">the website's "About" section</a> reads.
She did not have a tape recorder? And she pretends to be a seasoned investigative journalist? That’s total crap. There are all sorts of ways of recording interviews. She should know that. The fact that she misrepresented herself to him in emails about his model train hobby shows she understands deception. At the old Newsweek, she would have been fired for that. But the fact that she now says she cannot produce a recording of her conversation is, I believe, because it would not corroborate what she is now saying. Furthermore, she is now, suddenly, for the first time, 24 hours later, saying, “I was prepared up until the day I spoke to him for him to laugh and say it was a ridiculous coincidence. But he didn’t; he acknowledged it. I told him, ‘You’re acknowledging Bitcoin and if you weren’t involved you need to tell me now.’ He said, ‘I cannot do that.’” If she had truly said that, she would have put it in her article to support the two quotes she used, flagrantly, out of context. That, in fact, is the most damaging quote she’s got… “I told him, ‘You’re acknowledging Bitcoin and if you weren’t involved you need to tell me now.’ He said, ‘I cannot do that.’” But she didn’t use it. Why? How about she just made it up. This is scandalous and serious journalists must call her out on it. At the old Newsweek, this story would never have passed a serious editor, the lawyers or anyone’s smell test. It reeks.
Ukraine sent 23 athletes to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, but only one man participated in Friday's opening ceremony. That man, biathlete Mykhailo Tkachenko, was met with a thunderous ovation when his country's name was called during the parade and he entered the stadium.
For something as ubiquitous as the internet today, it certainly isn't easy to find where it all started. I don't mean historically, I mean logistically: 3420 Boelter Hall is a tiny room in a basement hallway of a large nondescript building on the sprawling UCLA campus.
One thing I’m super excited about also gives the deep geeks I know goosebumps. As we approach 2020 the size of computing moves to zero. If you look at the size of computational power of the past few decades it’s been getting smaller and smaller, from mainframe computers in the '70s, to desktops in the '80s, up through smartphones and tables.
The majority thinks the troops are from the house next door, and some of the soldiers have even admitted it themselves. Others have shown it inadvertently with their license plates, social media postings and tags left sewn on their gear.
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Users’ data (including personal data) are not stored locally into users’ devices. They subsist “in the cloud”, in the sense that they are hosted in a distributed database — the blockchain in this case — that is shared amongst all users in the network. This means that data is ubiquitous: It can be accessed at anytime and from anywhere, regardless of the user’s device. But the data is also more transparent: All actions or transactions performed by users are recorded on the blockchain and thus publicly available to everyone (although the identity of users can be kept secret and the content of such transactions can of course be encrypted).
It thus became a major layer of the internet. Indeed, for many, it became synonymous with the internet, even though that is not technically the case. The internet is rules (protocols) that enable computer networks to communicate with each other. The Web is a service that uses the network to allow computers to access files and pages that are hosted on other computers. Other applications that are different from the Web also exploit the internet’s architecture to facilitate such things as email, some kinds of instant messaging, and peer-to-peer activities like internet phone calling through services like Skype or file sharing through torrent services.
A study discovers that people aren't au fait with techspeak. 77 percent, for example, don't know what SEO is. Isn't that a good thing?
A baby girl born today will still face inequality and discrimination, no matter where her mother lives. We have a common obligation to ensure her right to live free from the violence that affects one in three women globally; to earn equal pay for equal work; to be free of the discrimination that prevents her from participating in the economy; to have an equal say in the decisions that affect her life; and to decide if and when she will have children, and how many she will have.
As long as magazines and advertisers continue to use Photoshop (both the verb and the software), Adobe is winning. "Photoshop itself and the word 'Photoshop' have become part of popular culture and not many products can say that," Adobe said in its statement.
Haque: One of the things that is so unfortunate about this whole thing is that when you look three years back and think about the founder of one of the most important companies in the world standing on the stage, announcing this set of principles--about human freedom, about liberation--in those three years, what has Twitter done? Here is the company that has not participated in all this NSA spying stuff, that has played a role in the Arab Spring. Now it’s one of the most valuable companies in the world and it’s squarely tied to those principles and that vision. But when we look at the tech industry today, people are lamenting exactly the loss of that ethos, the lack of that spirit. One of the things we do badly in the tech industry is that we focus so much on the surface of these things that we don’t actually go to the substance. So I think connecting those dots is actually really important. I mean, it’s three years later and we’re still talking about this. It’s indicative of how the tech industry focuses on really tiny things instead of taking on the big challenges in the world today. I would rather talk about how we end world hunger or poverty or fix the financial system instead of fetishizing the latest rock-star entrepreneur. What happened on that stage was a warning of things to come.
I think they are intimately linked. Unless you really examine a problem or an issue, I don't think you can really effectively innovate it. You have to keep going deeper and deeper--its a philosophical quality that Patagonia has as a company. All the people that do the work in our production and design group--they ask deep questions, and we need a world full of people asking deep questions or else we're not going to have a world to live in.
What is Ouya without its hardware? It's not a console anymore: it's a subset of the Android operating system that will necessarily have fewer games, due to its smaller install base and extra hurdles, than Android as a whole — only without the previous benefits of a single hardware platform for developers to target. You might liken Ouya to Netflix or Amazon's Kindle in its attempt to spread throughout the hardware landscape, but the technical requirements to read books or play movies are well satisfied by any device on the market, while games attempting to satisfy a console gamer are chasing a moving target. Originally, Ouya planned to upgrade its microconsole every year with the latest chips, but people rarely replace their television anywhere near that quickly. It's not clear why game developers would build Android games for a fragmented Ouya instead of Android, period.
He says he plans to continue utilizing the 3D digitization team for future research. The 3D printed whale, which will be up in the museum in the coming months, is only the start. He's recently hired an associate — "My own information scientist," he laughs — to continue building the website and ensure 3D downloads are both frequent and easily accessible.
Market intelligence firm IDC released two forecasts on Thursday: one for tablets and one for PCs , which suggest tablets will outsell PCs by next year. Although the tablet market's growth rate is slowing, PC sales are declining even more.
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Deprived of sight, blind people manage to squeeze an amazing amount of information out of their other senses. Doing this requires their brains to do some reorganizing. To learn about some of these changes, scientists studied the brains of blind people who’ve learned to use an augmented reality system that converts images into soundscapes.
Bryce, our Snapmaster, made a Snapchat story telling our followers that he was going on a really cheap date to save money. He gave users different date options and they voted. In the story, we had keywords for users to text in and vote, and everyone who voted was encouraged to sign up for the Would You Rather campaign.
In a new report from BI Intelligence , we explain what beacons are, how they work, and how Apple — with its iBeacon implementation — is championing this new paradigm for indoor mobile communication. We also take a look at the barriers in the way of widespread adoption.
In fact, some of these hacks, whether it’s looking at baby animals or grabbing some Z’s, might actually seem counterintuitive. After all, these aren’t your grandpa’s productivity hacks; they’re a little more strange than “go for a walk” or “prioritize your to-do list” – but all of these methods can help you stay refreshed, get refocused, and do your best work.
Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER that was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members, was scheduled to land at 6:30 a.m., but lost contact with air traffic control at 2:40 a.m. on March 8. Its whereabouts are unknown. Authorities later spotted an oil slick they suspected may be evidence, however, that the plane crashed into the Gulf of Thailand.
No one enjoys bad news. When you or someone you know are going through a hard time, sometimes it's difficult to say anything at all. Everyone could use a hug now and then.
A cashless society has been a talking point for futurists for years, but for one reason or another, has never quite been within our grasp. Now, like the electric car and clean energy, it’s finally happening – and it’s about time.
"Think of it this way — it’s easier to wait to eat at 8 p.m. than it is to force yourself to eat at 4 p.m. when you’re not hungry," Winter says. "The same goes for sleep. If you wait until you’re actually sleepy, you’ll get a more quality night of sleep — even if it’s only five hours."
Walmart did not elaborate about the specific fuel efficiency gains its innovative concept rig might bring to the trucking market. CEO Doug McMillon wrote on the company blog that the WAVE "may never make it to the road," but he said the concept model "will allow us to test new technologies and new approaches."
Getty Images If you’re an average reader, I’ve got your attention for 15 seconds, so here goes: We are getting a lot wrong about the web these days. We confuse what people have clicked on for what they’ve read. We mistake sharing for reading. We race towards new trends like native advertising without fixing what was wrong with the old ones and make the same mistakes all over again. MoreHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostThese Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch Huffington PostSurvivor's Brice Johnston: I Was a Social Threat PeopleFed by Joakim Noah's intensity, resilient Bulls take down Heat Sports Illustrated'True Detective' finale: Talk about it Entertainment Weekly Not an average reader? Maybe you’ll give me more than 15 seconds then. As the CEO of Chartbeat, my job is to work with the people who create content online (like Time.com ) and provide them with real-time data to better understand their readers. I’ve come to think that many people have got how things work online quite mixed up. Popular Among Subscribers Obama’s Trauma Team Subscribe The Mindful RevolutionBitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us Here’s where we started to go wrong: In 1994, a former direct mail marketer called Ken McCarthy came up with the clickthrough as the measure of ad performance on the web. From that moment on, the click became the defining action of advertising on the web. The click’s natural dominance built huge companies like Google and promised a whole new world for advertising where ads could be directly tied to consumer action. However, the click had some unfortunate side effects. It flooded the web with spam, linkbait, painful design and tricks that treated users like lab rats. Where TV asked for your undivided attention, the web didn’t care as long as you went click, click, click. In 20 years, everything else about the web has been transformed, but the click remains unchanged, we live on the click web. But something is happening to the click web. Spurred by new technology and plummeting click-through rates, what happens between the clicks is becoming increasingly important and the media world is scrambling to adapt. Sites like the New York Times are redesigning themselves in ways that place less emphasis on the all-powerful click. New upstarts like Medium and Upworthy are eschewing pageviews and clicks in favor of developing their own attention-focused metrics. Native advertising, advertising designed to hold your attention rather than simply gain an impression, is growing at an incredible pace. It’s no longer just your clicks they want, it’s your time and attention. Welcome to the Attention Web. At the core of the Attention Web are powerful new methods of capturing data that can give media sites and advertisers a second-by-second, pixel-by-pixel view of user behavior. If the click is the turnstile outside a stadium, these new methods are the TV control room with access to a thousand different angles. The data these methods capture provide a new window into behavior on the web and suggests that much of the facts we’ve taken for granted just ain’t true. Myth 1: We read what we’ve clicked on For 20 years, publishers have been chasing pageviews, the metric that counts the number of times people load a web page. The more pageviews a site gets, the more people are reading, the more successful the site. Or so we thought. Chartbeat looked at deep user behavior across 2 billion visits across the web over the course of a month and found that most people who click don’t read. In fact, a stunning 55% spent fewer than 15 seconds actively on a page. The stats get a little better if you filter purely for article pages, but even then one in every three visitors spend less than 15 seconds reading articles they land on. The media world is currently in a frenzy about click fraud, they should be even more worried about the large percentage of the audience who aren’t reading what they think they’re reading. The data gets even more interesting when you dig in a little. Editors pride themselves on knowing exactly what topics can consistently get someone to click through and read an article. They are the evergreen pageview boosters that editors can pull out at the end of the quarter to make their traffic goals. But by assuming all traffic is created equal, editors are missing an opportunity to build a real audience for their content. Our data team looked at topics across a random sample of 2 billion pageviews generated by 580,000 articles on 2000 sites. We pulled out the most clicked-on topics and then contrasted topics that received a very high level of attention per pageview with those that received very little attention per pageview. Articles that were clicked on and engaged with tended to be actual news. In August, the best performers were Obamacare, Edward Snowden, Syria and George Zimmerman, while in January the debates around Woody Allen and Richard Sherman dominated. The most clicked on but least deeply engaged-with articles had topics that were more generic. In August, the worst performers included Top, Best, Biggest, Fictional etc while in January the worst performers included Hairstyles, Positions, Nude and, for some reason, Virginia. That’s data for you. All the topics above got roughly the same amount of traffic, but the best performers captured approximately 5 times the attention of the worst performers. Editors might say that as long as those topics are generating clicks, they are doing their job, but that’s if the only value we see in content is the traffic, any traffic, that lands on that page. Editors who think like that are missing the long game. Research across the Chartbeat network has shown that if you can hold a visitor’s attention for just three minutes they are twice as likely to return than if you only hold them for one minute. The most valuable audience is the one that comes back. Those linkbait writers are having to start from scratch every day trying to find new ways to trick clicks from hicks with the ‘Top Richest Fictional Public Companies’. Those writers living in the Attention Web are creating real stories and building an audience that comes back. Myth 2: The more we share the more we read Tony Haile—Chartbeat As pageviews have begun to fail, brands and publishers have embraced social shares such as Facebook likes or Twitter retweets as a new currency. Social sharing is public and suggests that someone has not only read the content but is actively recommending it to other people. There’s a whole industry dedicated to promoting the social share as the sine qua non of analytics. Caring about social sharing makes sense. You’re likely to get more traffic if you share something socially than if you did nothing at all: the more Facebook “likes” a story gets, the more people it reaches within Facebook and the greater the overall traffic. The same is true of Twitter, though Twitter drives less traffic to most sites. But the people who share content are a small fraction of the people who visit that content. Among articles we tracked with social activity, there were only one tweet and eight Facebook likes for every 100 visitors. The temptation to infer behaviour from those few people sharing can often lead media sites to jump to conclusions that the data does not support. A widespread assumption is that the more content is liked or shared, the more engaging it must be, the more willing people are to devote their attention to it. However, the data doesn’t back that up. We looked at 10,000 socially-shared articles and found that there is no relationship whatsoever between the amount a piece of content is shared and the amount of attention an average reader will give that content. When we combined attention and traffic to find the story that had the largest volume of total engaged time, we found that it had fewer than 100 likes and fewer than 50 tweets. Conversely, the story with the largest number of tweets got about 20% of the total engaged time that the most engaging story received. Bottom line, measuring social sharing is great for understanding social sharing, but if you’re using that to understand which content is capturing more of someone’s attention, you’re going beyond the data. Social is not the silver bullet of the Attention Web. Myth 3: Native advertising is the savior of publishing Tony Haile—Chartbeat Media companies, desperate for new revenue streams are turning to native advertising in droves. Brands create or commission their own content and place it on a site like the New York Times or Forbes to access their audience and capture their attention. Brands want their message relayed to customers in a way that does not interrupt but adds to the experience. However, the truth is that while the emperor that is native advertising might not be naked, he’s almost certainly only wearing a thong. On a typical article two-thirds of people exhibit more than 15 seconds of engagement, on native ad content that plummets to around one-third. You see the same story when looking at page-scrolling behavior. On the native ad content we analyzed, only 24% of visitors scrolled down the page at all, compared with 71% for normal content. If they do stick around and scroll down the page, fewer than one-third of those people will read beyond the first one-third of the article. What this suggests is that brands are paying for — and publishers are driving traffic to — content that does not capture the attention of its visitors or achieve the goals of its creators. Simply put, native advertising has an attention deficit disorder. The story isn’t all bad. Some sites like Gizmodo and Refinery29 optimize for attention and have worked hard to ensure that their native advertising experience is consistent with what visitors come to their site for. They have seen their native advertising perform as well as their normal content as a result. The lesson here is not that we should give up on native advertising. Done right, it can be a powerful way to communicate with a larger audience than will ever visit a brand’s homepage. However, driving traffic to content that no one is reading is a waste of time and money. As more and more brands start to care about what happens after the click, there’s hope that native advertising can reach a level of quality that doesn’t require tricks or dissimulation; in fact, to survive it will have to. Myth 4: Banner ads don’t work Tony Haile—Chartbeat For the last few years there have been weekly laments complaining that the banner ad is dead. Click-through rates are now averaging less than 0.1% and you’ll hear the words banner blindness thrown about with abandon. If you’re a direct response marketer trying to drive clicks back to your site then yes, the banner ad is giving you less of what you want with each passing year. However, for brand advertisers rumors of the banner ad’s demise may be greatly exaggerated. It turns out that if your goals are the traditional brand advertising goals of communicating your message to your audience then yes, most banner ads are bad…. but…. some banner ads are great! The challenge of the click web is that we haven’t been able to tell them apart. Research has consistently shown the importance of great ad creative in getting a visitor to see and remember a brand. What’s less well known is the scientific consensus based on studies by Microsoft , Google , Yahoo and Chartbeat that a second key factor is the amount of time a visitor spend actively looking at the page when the ad is in view. Someone looking at the page for 20 seconds while an ad is there is 20-30% more likely to recall that ad afterwards. So, for banner ads to be effective the answer is simple. You have to create great creative and then get it in front of a person’s face for a long enough period for them to truly see it. The challenge for banner ads is that traditional advertising heuristics about what works have been placing ads on the parts of the page that capture the least attention, not the most. Here’s the skinny, 66% of attention on a normal media page is spent below the fold. That leaderboard at the top of the page? People scroll right past that and spend their time where the content not the cruft is. Yet most agency media planners will still demand that their ads run in the places where people aren’t and will ignore the places where they are. Savvy web natives like Say Media and Vox, as well as established players like the Financial Times, are driven by data more than tradition and are shaping their advertising strategy to optimize for experience and attention. A small cadre of innovative media planners are also launching an insurgency and taking advantage of their peers’ adhesion to old heuristics to benefit from asymmetrical information about what’s truly valuable. For quality publishers, valuing ads not simply on clicks but on the time and attention they accrue might just be the lifeline they’ve been looking for. Time is a rare scarce resource on the web and we spend more of our time with good content than with bad. Valuing advertising on time and attention means that publishers of great content can charge more for their ads than those who create link bait. If the amount of money you can charge is directly correlated with the quality of content on the page, then media sites are financially incentivized to create better quality content. In the seeds of the Attention Web we might finally have found a sustainable business model for quality on the web. This move to the Attention Web may sound like a collection of small signals and changes, but it has the potential to transform the web. It’s not just the publishers of quality content who win in the Attention Web, it’s all of us. When sites are built to capture attention, any friction, any bad design or eye-roll-inducing advertorials that might cause a visitor to spend a second less on the site is bad for business. That means better design and a better experience for everyone. A web where quality makes money and great design is rewarded? That’s something worth paying attention to.
In the last few months, I’ve written 20 pieces that have been viewed over two million times. But every time I write, there are still moments where I want to punch myself in the face.
But with technological progress, families in different countries and continents can still be part of each other’s lives — not just at reunions, but on a daily basis. These apps and sites let distant grandparents read their grandchildren bedtime stories, draw with them and even be at their swim meets, virtually.
Quitting your job to start a venture is like abandoning a sailing ship in the middle of the ocean looking for adventure, seeking an island sailing on a dinghy. It looks fascinating and adventurous, but not everyone’s cup of tea to face storms, possible capsizing and navigating through shark-infested waters.
If your company is just starting out on the Web and need to pick a few social media networks to rule over, here is our guide to choosing the best platform(s) for your business, and how to make the most out of them.
The iPro Lens System has a little bit of everything all wrapped into one sweet package. A monopod handle acts as a carrying case for the three lenses -- wide-angle, fisheye, telephoto -- and features a change-on-the-fly system to make swapping lenses fast and efficient.
Ocearch , a non-profit organization dedicated to the research of great white sharks, tags sharks uses a custom-built, 75,000-pound capacity hydraulic platform on its research vessel to lift mature sharks so that they can be tagged for future research, like Lydia’s historic journey. The organization first tagged Lydia off the coast of Florida in March 2013. Since then, she’s traveled more than 19,000 miles.
Hot on the heels of Palantir comes VMware with an average salary of $6,966, followed by Twitter at $6,791, LinkedIn with $6,230, and Facebook at $6,213. Microsoft, Ebay, Google, Apple, Amazon, and Nvidia aren't too far behind. Intel might sound relatively stingy at $4,648 down in the 23rd spot -- until you compare it to Glassdoor's average pay calculation for all interns on its site, which lands between $2,400 and $3,100 per month.
A California lawmaker has proposed a ban on keeping killer whales in captivity for purposes of human entertainment. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act would outlaw SeaWorld-style shows, as well as captive breeding of creatures that may simply be too …
Chaotic Moon's proper Oculus Rift education demo begins by placing a user within a virtual classroom. At the front of this room is an interactive periodic table that the "student," acting on instructions from a nearby teacher, uses to pull elements together and create a molecule of H2O, also known as water. Once that goal's been achieved, the molecules begin to multiply in a chain filling the room and, eventually, transforming into water; water which then floods the classroom. It's at this point the student finds him/herself immersed in an undersea environment populated by swimming fish. Chance told us that it was this tempting virtual environment that prompted a multitude of users to wonder aloud, "Can I punch those fish?" If you've ever submerged yourself in the Oculus Rift's VR world, you'd understand the impulse.
BiteLabs insists it is growing meat from celebrity tissue samples. Oh, of course Kanye is one of them. It seems hard to swallow.
Sounding at least at little bit like a Jedi master, Bock says that if you don't have humility--intellectual humility, to be specific--then you'll never be able to learn. But the problem with people attracted to the Googles of the world is that they're probably insanely successful; Friedman says that "many graduates from hotshot business schools plateau." Since they rarely get the experience of failure, they don't know what to do with it. For all the ballyhoo about failing fast from tech elites, the uber-educated often don't know how to fail and learn.
After plotting a route to the Ministry of Food in the city center, Saturday’s "empty pots march" stopped short as protestors entered the pro-government Libertador municipality.
Your task is simple enough: Hit up the 10 Austin sweet spots below and document your adventure in one spectacular Vine.