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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?
“Comcast reportedly has an army of over 100 lobbyists ready to swarm Capitol Hill and whose goal is to push this through. Their top priority is Comcast’s bottom line — not whether this deal will be good for consumers,” said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in an email, adding the merger could result in higher prices and less choice for consumers. “There’s also a pretty cozy relationship between Comcast and the regulators that will evaluate this deal, which I find troubling.”
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.
After pushing out several betas, Apple 's finally ready to roll out its latest firmware update to the masses. iOS 7.1 is now available as a free download, and as expected, it adds a few new features to the mix. The new update should be heading your direction if you own an iPhone 4 or newer, iPad 2 or newer, either iPad mini or a fifth-generation iPod touch. Among the usual smattering of tweaks to the iOS UI and bug fixes, the most notable feature improvement is the inclusion of CarPlay support and fixes for the random reboot problem many iOS 7 users have been experiencing.
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.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared via Google Hangout at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas today and said if he could do it all again, he would.
One scene early on, for instance, requires you to get a Babel fish (an animal that can translate any language if you put it in your ear) out of a vending machine. In order to do so, you'll need to use a strange array of objects — a bathrobe, a hook, a satchel, and some junk mail — in ways that, even in retrospect, make very little sense. In other instances, what you're actually supposed to do is nothing; the game just wants you to wait until a thing happens. These moments can be immensely frustrating, especially in an age before game walkthroughs were readily available. But in a way, it's endearing: even failure can be funny, and experiencing countless forms of death becomes entertaining, even if it means restarting from the beginning of the game. In a lot of ways, the game simply feels like Douglas Adams trolling players, and that's not really a bad thing.
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 …
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.
When Tesla's "gigafactory" opens in about three years, it will be large enough to manufacture more lithium-ion batteries than the entire industry produces now. The automaker said it expects the advanced technology plant will slash the cost of the battery packs for its cars by almost a third, enabling Tesla to introduce a car that will sell for roughly half of its $70,000 to $100,000 Model S sedan.
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.
A 2-year-old boy used his tech know-how to help his mother after she was attacked by a dog.
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While working with kids who have trouble speaking, Ajit Narayanan sketched out a way to think about language in pictures, to relate words and concepts in "maps." The idea now powers an app that helps nonverbal people communicate, and the big idea behind it, a language concept called FreeSpeech, has exciting potential.
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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.
How to play: Use your arrow keys to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same number touch, they merge into one!
Article by the WWF. WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2014 – Illinois has embraced renewable electricity on a massive scale not seen anywhere else in the nation, says a new report, Leading from the Middle: How Illinois Communities Unleashed Renewable Energy…
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."
Follow a live stream as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via satellite link to the audience at the festival in Austin
One place I’ve always struggled to say I don’t know is when talking with engineers about technical stuff beyond my knowledge. No one wants to look stupid so it’s easier to nod your head when you don’t know what someone is talking about. I realize now it creates the opposite effect.
Startups are local. They are about the circulation of talent and ideas at speed, through invisible personal networks. Scattering Silicon Roundabout's startups to the winds may not kill all of them, but it forecloses on many of the startups that are yet to come. The conversation at the pub and in the sandwich shop that leads to the next big thing will now never take place, because the conversants are working in offices at opposite ends of Stratford.
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.
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.
We weren’t only lying to ourselves, but we were being disingenuous to the consumer about what the main intention of the company was. You could turn on your television and see the management reciting the mission statement with an impassioned plea to viewers, but no one in the company was living it.
Forbes reports that the group gained access to the personal blog and Reddit account of Mark Karpeles, Mt. Gox's CEO. The hackers used the platforms to post a message that claimed Karpeles still had access to some of the bitcoins that he'd reported stolen. In support of the claim, they uploaded a series of files that included a spreadsheet of more than a million trades, Karpeles' home addresses, and a screenshot purportedly confirming the hackers' access to the data.
Apple is tipped to launch the iPhone 6 later this year — and a concept of the “iPhone Air” that designer Sam Beckett has come up with may just be the approach Apple is taking for its next smartphone.
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.
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.
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).
I will no longer buy chickens in the grocery store if I can't be sure where they are processed. The Chinese have killed our pets and their babies. Granted they took one guy out and shot him which is better than what we don't do here for gross greed and negligence. From what the article says about buying frozen preparing and then cooking them it sounds like stuff I would never buy anyway.
It’s just not practical for companies to fly every potential candidate to their headquarters for an interview in person, so today’s job seekers need to be prepared for a recruiter to say the words "video interview." It can seem intimidating, especially if you’re not happy about the way you look on camera. But with these expert tips, you can learn to master the logistics of the video interview and spend your time focusing instead on wowing the company.
Look, most of the music consumption (not preview or radio listening or downloading, but consumption of entertainment value) is happening on YouTube and Pandora in the U.S.. YouTube has every commercially viable song ever recorded, curated playlists of radio-style video stations, and more active users than Itunes, Spotify, Beats and Amazon combined. Pandora has more active users than iTunes. We all know how much a songwriter or label gets paid off of a crappy online stream, if they are even properly fingerprinted and monetized in the first place. Most aren’t. There will always be (and always were) superstar artists, and big marketable hits, and a hit-driven business that has trained consumers to pay for the privilege of owning the image. The problem is now the whole business model is shot to hell, for everyone — everything is available for free. Napster ’99 was tame compared to what is going on now. Would you open a candy store next to a storefront that is giving every piece of candy away for less than a penny regardless of its value? Bad business to get into these days. Period. Make music because you love it, license it occasionally when you can, get a cut of the door where you play, make sure you upload your fingerprints to GooTube. But stop complaining. It’s over. Just like the gold rush, pets.com, and tulips. Nothing lasts forever.
Apple added a new HDR Auto mode to iOS 7.1 that automatically chooses the best photo from your HDR snap. You can toggle HDR Auto off by just switching to “HDR On” if you want the camera to save all 3 exposures to your camera roll with the option to expand and view each frame. The switching UI is a bit confusing at first, so hopefully Apple makes some improvements before final release.
"My greatest vines have started with a simple concept but when you get there and you’re filming, it’s always the things people throw in at the last second that make it great. You could do the same take 1,000 times and that 1,001th time you do it it will be that much better, maybe because you raised your eyebrow a certain way. I’m never satisfied with a Vine. They say art is never finished it’s abandoned. You’re constantly looking at your likes, comparing videos and sharpening skills so [producing a Vine] is a never-ending cycle."
What if deception is in the eye of the beholder? And what if lies can help us tell the truth? Watch this video and enter into the multimedia world of magician Marco Tempest. Then decide for yourself.
That in turn meant that newsmakers had to go to media outlets in order to share their message and get it amplified and reach those they wanted to reach — call them constituents or the target audience. With the rise of the social web, that has changed. Blogs, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other such platforms have made it easy for news makers to go direct to their constituents. So what is the role of today’s media person? In addition to reporting news, I think picking things to amplify is also important. Back in the day, news people made choice by deciding which stories to write. Today, we have to adopt a similar rigor about what we choose to share and amplify. In sharing (on Twitter or even re-blogging) we are sending the same message as doing an original news report. The easy thing is to share or reblog everything, but by being deliberate about it, we are essentially “editing” and telling the world: “this is how I see the world/this particular beat.”
On Sunday, hackers took over the Reddit account and personal blog of Mark Karpeles, Mt. Gox’s CEO, to post an angry screed alleging that the exchange he ran had actually kept at least some of the bitcoins that the company had said were stolen from users. “It’s time that MTGOX got the bitcoin communities wrath instead of [the] Bitcoin Community getting Goxed,” wrote the unidentified hackers, referring to the multiple occasions over its three year history when Mt. Gox has gone offline, delayed trades or suspended withdrawals, events so common that Bitcoin users coined the phrase to be “goxed”–to suffer from Mt. Gox’s technical glitches.
But now, your job is to support some other king in some other castle. “When I sit, you sit. When I kneel, you kneel. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.” Yul Brenner wasn’t the only chief executive to assume such power. Hopefully, the king you were hired to promote isn’t the “all about me” kind, but even if he (or she) is, your job now is to shine the light on him and whatever he deems important. If you’ve chosen this company and this person to follow into full-time employment, chances are you’ll be on the same page with your king and be only too happy to promote him. If, by some chance, that’s not the case, think of this as an opportunity to exercise your creativity. Everyone has some king-worthy quality, so find it, and, perhaps, work your own magic to help your king see why this particular worthy quality matters and why he or she should exercise it as well.
Furthermore, e-navigation and unmanned ships are the subject of debate in the $375 billion shipping industry. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a union that represents about 600,000 of the 1 million seafarers worldwide believes that remote-controlled drone ships would lack the skill and knowledge brought by professional seafarers.
Facebook today announced a new streamlined look for Pages on desktop that is meant to help both users and Page admins find what they’re looking for. The new design will start rolling out “this week.”
It is clearly not true, as is sometimes said, that its impossible to conquer Afghanistan -many Empires have done so, from the ancient Persians, through Alexander the Great to the Mongols, the Mughals and the Qajars.
Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, knows when his patients’ hearts are racing or their blood pressure is on the rise, even if they’re sitting at home. With high-risk patients hooked up to “personal …
Demand-side platform (DSP) is one of the hottest media trends right now, but what most people fail to understand is that it is merely a buying mechanism. The real value lies in the data management platform (DMP), which acts as the brain that tells the DSP which ad impression to buy. In the Western ad tech ecosystem, third-party DMPs like BlueKai serve as the central nervous system that various DSPs plug in for intelligence. In some instances, many Western DSPs such as Turn will often combine their own first-party data with BlueKai's third-party data to create custom audience segments.
On March 15, 1985, Symbolics Inc., a computer manufacturer in Massachusetts, registered the domain name Symbolics.com, making it the first appropriately registered .com domain in the world. Symbolics.com remained under the same ownership until 25 years later, in 2009, when it was purchased for an undisclosed sum by XF.com Investments. As it stands today, Symbolics.com is a strange hybrid: part-online museum, part-advertising space.
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.