A Florida man accused of fatally shooting another man for texting during a movie appears to have sent a text of his own right before the incident.;
The star is currently known as HR 5171A, and lies about 12,000 light years from Earth. And it’s far, far bigger than our own Sun – its diameter is about 1300 times larger. To give you an idea of how big that is, consider this: the Sun’s diameter is less than 200 times larger than the Earth’s diameter.
Government estimates suggest there may be 77,000 empty or underutilized buildings across the country. Taxpayers own them, and even vacant, they're expensive. The Office of Management and Budget says these buildings could be costing taxpayers $1.7 billion a year.
Look around you. The world is full of hashtags: #jar, #rug, #craftbeer, #bieberdoll, #procrastination, #apileofnecklacesyouhaventuntangledsince2007. The hashtag can be just as much a source of maddening confusion as an effective tool for social media conversation.
Kim Keever's photographs feature billowing fabric-like shapes that look nearly solid enough to hold in your hands. But the secret behind this New York-based artist's swirling abstract images is a mix of water and various brightly-colored paint pigments.
Spy tools, whether designed by intelligence agencies, cyber crooks or internet creeps, can turn your camera on without illuminating the indicator light. Online tutorials even instruct neophyte hackers on how to hijack your webcam. Fortunately, WIRED is here with a …
“My phone just erased everything it had in it and rebooted,” NBA superstar LeBron James tweeted earlier today. “One of the sickest feelings I’ve ever had in my life!!!”
What do the happiest travelers have going for them? Some might just force a smile and promise themselves a drink on board, while others likely spent the entire morning meditating as to fully relinquish control while the airport is still a mile away. But for someone without these capabilities, a little pre-planning and gathering of only the best supplies can stop that trip anxiety before it starts.
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"Ultimately Shitty_Watercolour was the best thing that has happened to me, and I want it to stay for as long as people will have me," says Rensburg. The exposure he receives from Reddit has enabled him to create hundreds of commissioned works (as well as sell prints for about $20 each), work with the BBC Twitter account and receive at least two potential book deals. Both are currently in the works, and according to Rensburg, may or may not be sloth-related.
Tweet often: Though it depends on your career of choice, tweeting is a great way to network with like-minded folks in your profession. Follow businesses and people you're interested in and don't be afraid to send them the occasional tweet. (On that note, make sure your Twitter account is polished and professional).
I think it's a clear and important extension of Houghton's mission to promote research and teaching with our collections to make them openly accessible and usable, and I'm excited that one of the aspects of the project will be to contribute images of public domain materials to Wikimedia Commons. It's my hope that those images will get widely used and shared. I hope as well that even though this pilot project is only going to scratch the surface of our collections, it might help spark a broader interest in the Wikipedian community in using Houghton materials to enhance Wikipedia entries.
Over the last few years, I’ve discovered ways to reduce the noise of stuff around me so I can focus on creation and have more time for the things that matter most.
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I’m going to agree with Kashmir on this. It totally makes sense. I’m assuming the average consumer will probably not bother toggling their Bluetooth when and when not needed. That could be one of the reasons as well for having it on by default every time there’s been a software update in the last few revisions of iOS 7. Two important reasons for having Bluetooth on, especially recently: AirDrop and iBeacons. I doubt that this is a bug. No, they’re onto something here. And when the time comes, they want everyone at the party. Great article btw :)
Facebook today introduced 15-second video ads, which will start playing without sound as they appear on screen and stop if you scroll past. If you tap the video, it will expand into a full-screen view with sound. The company says users can expect to start seeing these new ads “over the next few months.”
But Tinder wants to fix that. The company's CEO said it would soon roll out changes to the dating app to make it easier for lonely celebs to meet people on the app, in the form of a verification system.
Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, however, said the first indication of a gas leak came from a call into Con Edison at 9:13 a.m. ET on Wednesday, roughly 15 minutes before the explosion. Teams were dispatched to the scene at 9:15 a.m. ET. Mayor Bill de Blasio backed Cassano's statement this afternoon during a press conference in East Harlem; Officials said Con Edison gets hundreds of gas leak reports daily.
Big, small, stock, or skinned, if you're in the market for a new smartphone, chances are there's an Android option to fit your fancy. And unlike Apple's rigid yearly release cycle, Google's hardware partners release a seemingly endless stream of new devices year round. But therein lies the problem: With so many options out there, how do you settle on the right one? Lucky for you, we test and review nearly every smartphone available on all the major U.S. carriers. Read on for our top picks for Android phones.
Russia's government has escalated its use of its Internet censorship law to target news sites, bloggers, and politicians under the slimmest excuse of preventing unauthorized protests and enforcing house arrest regulations. Today, the country's ISPs have received orders to block a list of major news sites and system administrators have been instructed to take the servers providing the content offline.
If you haven’t heard of Unity , though, that’s on you — they’ve been pretty important in the game development scene for a while now. Their thing? They make a game development engine that lets you build a game once, and run it natively on an absurd number of platforms — iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. — with minimal code changes. In the past 30 days alone over 600,000+ developers have worked on a Unity project, Unity CEO David Helgason tells me.
Whereas an old-line book maker sells to bookstores, Plympton deals directly with customers. It knows their email addresses and could at least theoretically use their reading and purchase history to tailor the content of subscription streams (though with only one subscription channel, the company has no immediate plans to do so). Meanwhile, production costs are significantly lower with ebooks, and distribution is essentially free. That means more money can be plowed into online marketing for subscription channels. So, whereas the idea of mailing a monthly batch of books was ungainly in the old physical book market, it has become feasible in the ebook world, feasible not just because digital distribution is easy but because online publishers know and build audiences better.
It is not hard to estrange the idea of the chorus. Why should songs have some parts that are repeated and others that are not? Imagine other works of art in which a quarter or half of the work is repeated: a movie that shows the same 10-minute sequence every 20 minutes, or a book that repeats every other chapter.
Arevalo said he never expected to run into James in the first place. Hailing from Tampa, he's a big Heat fan (since "right before they got D-Wade") and an even bigger James fan, dating back to the basketball prodigy's high school days. So Arevalo and his girlfriend took a little vacation to Miami this week to hit the beach and take in a few Heat games. They also stopped by The Juice Spot, the Miami juice bar own by James' wife, to check it out and hopefully meet the woman in charge.
When Tim Berners-Lee penned a memo to his boss at CERN in March 1989, he was looking for a better way to manage information about complex evolving systems. He proposed an interconnected network of information that would improve communication at the facility, but there was no way of knowing what a tangled web we would weave. That memo would eventually spawn the world wide web and the various memes, crowdfunded gadgets and user-generated porn sites that it made possible. Hell, you wouldn't be reading Engadget if it weren't for Sir Berners-Lee. In homage to that great network of information that we all know and surf today, we present you with 25 things made possible by the big ole' W3.
"So I had some confidence, but I had no idea it would get as popular as it did. It wasn't a game that I was making in order for it to be popular.
The former Facebook and PayPal art director used Adobe Illustrator to sketch his tsunamiball plan (he asked some engineers for help calculating whether it would float). “Very early in the project it became about building this interesting object,” Robinson says. “I’m not a survivalist. I don’t even have life jackets.” He does, however, have an emotional connection to Fukushima—he met his wife there in 1991, when he lived in Japan. “Half the places we went on dates are gone,” he says. Robinson plans to finish the outer shell by May, then ocean-test the vessel if he can find a crane and truck big enough to haul it over to the Pacific. And if the sphere doesn’t sink, he’ll use Airbnb to rent the tsunamiball for tidal wave-safe overnights in Palo Alto.
Microsoft's co-operation was not limited to Outlook.com. An entry dated 8 April 2013 describes how the company worked "for many months" with the FBI – which acts as the liaison between the intelligence agencies and Silicon Valley on Prism – to allow Prism access without separate authorization to its cloud storage service SkyDrive.
For now, Tyson is happy to act as the very public face of the scientific cause — he’s recently been profiled in the New Yorker , posed for a selfie with President Obama, and was a keynote speaker at SXSW. But when Cosmos comes to an end this season, he’s intent on making a shift back into the more private life of a scientist, husband, and father. "Next time I'd rather just stay home, I’d rather let someone else do it," says Tyson, who lives with his wife and two kids in Manhattan and remains director of the Hayden Planetarium and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. But his role as an advocate for scientific exploration won’t change — and the research Tyson plans to undertake next might even make that advocacy stronger. "As a scientist, [my research] is what fuels my energy to even communicate in the first place," he says. "[So] I’ll go back to the lab. I’m ready. After I go to the Bahamas, then I’m going to the lab."
Libraries loom large in the public imagination, and are generally viewed very positively: 90% of Americans ages 16 and older say that the closing of their local public library would have an impact on their community. This means that many people have a stake in the future of libraries, and as the digital age advances, there is much discussion about where they are headed. To help with that conversation, Pew Research has spent three years charting the present role libraries play in Americans’ lives and communities, in the hopes that this will set the foundation for discussions of what libraries should be in the future. The first stage of our research studied the growing role of e-books, including their impact on Americans’ reading habits and Americans’ library habits . Our second stage explored the full universe of library services , as well as what library services Americans most value and what they might want from libraries in the future. This typology completes our third and final stage of research, which explores public libraries’ roles in people’s lives and in American culture writ large—how they are perceived, how they are valued, how people rely on them, and so forth. 2 All of this research and the underlying data sets are available on our website .
It was 1997 the first time I got on the Internet or even had a home computer. I was 13 and I had never used one at school for longer than a half hour, but one day my dad came home with a new machine and broadband. He immediately set up email addresses for our whole family. Dad was sitting in front of our new HP 8180 and called me over. “I made your email firstname.lastname@example.org, what do you want me to set the password as?” That made no sense. “Why can’t the email address be tconnor? Why did you use my middle initial?” My dad, also named Tom, didn’t look up from the computer. “Because I took tconnor, you can’t have it.” “Can’t you use tconnor1 for me?” My dad scoffed. “That’s dumb. We’re not doing that.” (oh, the irony). I really didn’t want to use my middle initial in my email, but dad pressed on without me. “Look I already registered the name, so you have to go with it. What do you want the password to be?” I had never picked out a password before, and I tried to think of something I’d remember. I chose “defiant,” the name of the most badass starship on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Dad typed it in and hit enter. “Alright, you’re done.” Armed with a handle that made no sense and a password pulled from a science fiction show, I was ready to be a power user. Tom Connor
What began as a way to hit “hart-to-reach” targets – around 100 to 150 of them, as of 2004 – the NSA’s malware-spreading efforts have since proliferated to potentially millions of computers around the globe using an automated system known internally as TURBINE. Using TURBINE, documents reveal, gave members of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit the ability to tap into, or destroy, computers on a massive scale.
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"Today, thanks to a number of recent infrastructure improvements, we’re able to make it more affordable for you to keep everything safe and easy to reach on any device, from anywhere," Scott Johnston, director of product management at Google wrote in a blog post .
The company says that video and audio signals inside the console are both separated and shielded. The Nt is capable of outputting signal using raw RGB, component, S-Video, or composite connectors, options that allow it to be connected to modern TVs. The new console's audio, Analogue says, is a "significant improvement" over the original NES' output, as it runs through a custom amplifier circuit that ends in two dedicated RCA jacks. The company is playing coy with all other details, including price and availability, but it says it will reveal all at the end of the month.
The need for new, lightweight interaction better suited for wearable form factors is an important, if somewhat obvious, insight. But it’s also important to consider what these interactions are used for. In this case, the simple swipe to indicate mood adds a data point that could never be gleaned from sensors. “Without your human feeling, the rest of the data doesn’t mean much,” explains Benoit Collette, the lead industrial designer on the project. “These are things only you will be able to tell to the system.” The lesson, in other words, is to figure out what a wearable really needs to hear directly from the person wearing it–and then to figure how they can communicate it as effortlessly as possible.
Apple's next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, looks an awful lot like the iOS you've already got on your iDevice. At least that's according to screens leaked on Chinese microblog site Weibo and lent credence by veritable Apple site 9to5Mac , which show what is supposedly iOS 8 in action. Yes, square icons with rounded edges are back, but that design is wrapped around some new entrants in the app world: TextEdit, Preview and Tips. It's easy to guess what the first one might be (a potential replacement for the Notes app), but Preview? Given the icon's distinct resemblance to the application of the same name in OS X, we're guessing this serves a similar function: viewing documents and PDFs. As for Tips? Well, that's probably just a solution for introducing new users.
I’ve been a working journalist for more than a quarter of a century, much of it freelance, with a particular interest in science, technology and medicine. My experience includes writing for The Economist’s science section, The Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph and New Statesman, as well as papers in Canada and Jamaica. I have also contributed to CBC and BBC programs and the World Service science unit. I have an MA in Science Journalism from City University London.
Although the paid participants kissing in the original ad were, in fact, strangers, many feel emotionally cheated by the marketing ploy. Most of the people involved in the video were professional actors, so the legitimacy of their intimacy is questionable and we can't help but wonder if the chemistry was real or forced.
According to theMusic.com.au’s eyewitness the incident happened outside The Mohawk on Red River St. A staff member of theMusic.com.au was inside the venue when it happened. X were playing at the time.
People may love to laugh, but they love food even more. Luckily there are several accounts that allow Twitter users to have their cake and laugh at it too. Beyond brand accounts like Taco Bell and Skittles, these once-idle food stuffs have become sentient beings online. And their personalities are as varied as their tastes.
Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) , the world’s largest coffee-shop operator, will test a smartphone service this year that lets customers order items ahead of time at some U.S. cafes, part of a push to promote its mobile application.
Nonetheless, Wonder can’t target that audience without stepping on Vimeo’s or YouTube’s toes in some way. To compete with these bigger rivals, the company said it did its research, surveyed film makers and drew up a shortlist of must-have features: storage, editing tools and a customisable player, swift uploads, and a sizeable platform so that creators can actually reach their audience.
Feel like you're playing catch-up even before your day starts? You’ll feel a lot less frazzled if you wake up early and take a calm approach to your morning routine. Set your alarm clock for at least an hour before you need to leave for work; this will give you time to linger over a cup of coffee and actually enjoy a real breakfast. A calm and relaxed morning at home will start your day on a positive note, paving the way for a better day at work. Often the key to making this part of your routine is to get to bed earlier.
We're hiring a Wikipedian in Residence for the same reason that lots of museums and libraries have over the last few years. Wikipedia is such a valuable and widely used information resource—hardly a day goes by when I don't make use of it myself—and we'd like to find ways that we can use Houghton's online resources to enrich that experience for its users. We're digitizing more and more material all the time, and I'd like to make those things more accessible to interested researchers. I think it's a clear and important extension of Houghton's mission to promote research and teaching with our collections to make them openly accessible and usable, and I'm excited that one of the aspects of the project will be to contribute images of public domain materials to Wikimedia Commons. It's my hope that those images will get widely used and shared. I hope as well that even though this pilot project is only going to scratch the surface of our collections, it might help spark a broader interest in the Wikipedian community in using Houghton materials to enhance Wikipedia entries.
A custom user interface takes advantage of Glass gestures such as tapping and swiping, scrolling by looking up and down, and voice commands. Information displays were simplified and re-organized to fit the doctors' view, and as such "Google Glass does not appear to be a replacement for desktop or iPad—it is a new medium best suited for retrieval of limited or summarized information," Halamka wrote. "Real-time updates and notifications is where Google Glass really differentiates itself. Paired with location services, the device can truly deliver actionable information to clinicians in real time."
The iTunes Festival has made a tradition of hosting some of the biggest names in music for free, intimate performances. This app is an interactive multimedia accompaniment to the event with features that are available for a limited time, including streaming and on-demand video, photos, and more.
The technology could allow companies to do much more with their data, to their benefit and the benefit of their customers. Today, companies either keep their data closely held, or release it with certain details obscured or removed, which limits how useful it can be. Health-related data is particularly limited today, due to HIPAA regulations that govern the sharing of patient records. Two parties using the system need to agree on the analysis to be performed, feed in their data, and then get the results without either side seeing the other’s raw input. The original information is then wiped from the locker. “There are many companies and organizations that own data, and would like to share in a way that [ensures] it is not released or stolen,” says Sridhar Iyengar, a director of security research at Intel Labs. “This is a neutral environment where parties can place their data and derive an answer without revealing their data to one another.”
Humans live on a water world, and yet, many of us still struggle to slake our thirst. Why is that? Earth’s oceans are salty.