The first magazine cover story I ever wrote, for MacUser, was a web browser shootout between the incumbent, Netscape, and a scrappy upstart called Internet Explorer.I wrote that IE was the better browser, which was quite a controversial statement in the days when Windows 95 Macintosh 89 buttons were in wide circulation.I also thought the Google I/O keynote last week was the best one I ve seen–disciplined and focused in a way previous I/O keynotes weren t. But some of the stuff Microsoft pulled in the 1990s was awful, and made users angry.Then came 1993, and something funny happened: Microsoft released new versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac, all based on the Windows code base.In any event, users rebelled, sticking with old versions of Word and Excel for years, or finding alternatives.I don t know the reason–arrogance, pride, or a lack of desire to do the extra work are all options–but for a while now, Google has insisted on using the Material Design approach when creating iOS apps.
Exhibit A is the $400 OnePlus 3, the latest in a string of value smartphones from a Chinese startup challenging the full-priced giants.But when it comes to Android devices, the OnePlus 3 puts even Samsung Electronics Co. SSNHZ 0.00 % s killer Galaxy S7 on notice.And have the same lack of expandable storage and removable battery.Any time you enter a situation where you only want your personal VIPs to get through, just flip it.In a shootout with an iPhone 6s Plus and a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the OnePlus beat the top iPhone in daytime shot detail and in low-light resolution.The OnePlus 3 looks a lot like an Apple iPhone 6s Plus, on the outside.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, is an annual treat for gearheads and racing enthusiasts alike, but if you have a thing for British metal, 2016 will be extra special.Along with tons of other stars from the U.K., Aston Martin will showcase four vehicles that are equally at home on a bedroom poster as they are on the racetrack.The Vantage GT8, V12 Vantage S, Vulcan hypercar, and all-new DB11 will participate in Goodwood s famous hill climb, and one of them will have a very distinguished driver.The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the best events of the summer season and Lord March s beautiful estate has become a place of pilgrimage for car enthusiasts, said Palmer.Unfortunately for the rest of us, all 24 of the carbon-fiber-laden beauties are sold out.The Vantage GT8 — heavily inspired by the V8 Vantage GTE race car — will participate in the Supercar Shootout portion of Goodwood with a 440-hp V8 as its primary weapon.
GoPro cameras are built to handle the elements — from rain to snow, and from high in the sky to the depths of the ocean.Built to carry up to four GoPro Hero or similar cameras, Tenba s Shootout Actionpack has plenty of room for mounts and additional accessories.It even includes a pouch for a 100-ounce Camelbak-style water reservoir.It resides within a crush-proof compartment and holds up to three GoPro Hero or Session cameras with extra room for an LCD BacPac, a remote control, spare batteries, and various mounts.The top of the bag features pockets for additional accessories and a smartphone, and the main interior compartment can store larger items such as a jacket.The Seeker is GoPro s newest bag and features a top, quick-access compartment that s fabric-lined to protect up to five cameras.
It wasn't just German and Italian fans who were left biting their nails during the recent 6-5 quarter-final penalty shootout.It was hard for any football fan not to gasp, grimace and feel sorry for those who missed their penalties, or had them saved.According to researchers from Bangor University, players consistently miss vital penalties because they make the exact error they are trying to avoid.Known as an "ironic error", this could conversely explain why the Germans are typically so good at taking spot kicks.During training or a less important match, they would find the back of the net with ease every time," explained Recep Gorgulu, a researcher of sport psychology, and Tim Woodman, professor and head of the school of sport at the university."But this is a high-pressure match – a stadium full of screaming fans and hundreds of millions of viewers around the world watching him take those steps back.
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed McLaren P1 LM sets record for fastest ever Goodwood hillclimb sprint by a road legal car YouTube/Goodwood Road & RacingA very special McLaren has set a new record for the fastest road-legal car to ever take on the Goodwood hill climb.The record-breaking run was set on 26 June, the final day of this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, and there are now videos online showing just how quickly the car went.Good, because the LM is very special indeed.There's also some gold leaf in the engine bay, harking back to the McLaren F1 of the Nineties.Piloted by Swedish hillclimb expert Kenny Brack, the P1 LM was entered in the Festival of Speed's shootout, an event which acts as the grand finale for the weekend and is normally dominated by highly-modified race cars, Formula One cars and vehicles designed to scramble up tarmac hill climbs as quickly as possible.
The robots compete in a five-a-side tournament with two 10-minute halvesAs the old adage goes, football is a simple game; 22 men kick a ball about for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win on penalties.But it appears the saying goes even when the game is being played by a team of miniature robots.A team from the University of Bremen in north Germany has won the annual world cup of robot football after emerging victorious in a penalty shootout against a team from the US.This year s Robocup, which took place in Leipzig, pitted participants from researchers around the world against each other in different categories and challenges.The organisers of the event hope that it will encourage the development of robots capable of defeating human football players by 2050.
NEWS ANALYSIS: You can run but you cannot hide from a ubiquitous social network like Facebook – especially now that it enables users to broadcast live video at any timeWhen Mark Zuckerberg was working in his dorm room writing code for the app that was to become Facebook more than a dozen years ago, it s pretty certain that he did not in his wildest dreams foresee that his invention would one day turn out to become a key witness in crimes being committed in real time.Facebook Live, launched by the company only in the last year, and other apps like it are now enabling unprecedented on-the-spot news coverage, and some of the results are shocking.The widely viewed video broadcast from St. Paul, Minn., on July 6 of an officer conducting a routine traffic stop and then shooting and killing an ostensibly innocent black man inside his vehicle brings this phenomenon into sharp focus for us all.Subsequent social-network video from Dallas on the evening of July 7 recording heavy gun-fighting between snipers and police at a peaceful protest rally further punctuates the message in this column.At 11:30 p.m. Central time on July 7, 11 law-enforcement officers had been hit and four had been killed in the shootout.
Facebook has published new guidelines for how it will treat controversial live videos on its service, after a week in which the social network's livestreaming tool was used to broadcast videos of multiple high-profile shootings.Facebook's main edict: When deciding what content to remove, "context and degree are everything."On Wednesday night, Diamond Reynolds livestreamed the death of her fiance, Philando Castile, after he was shot by police during a traffic stop.Then, on Thursday, Michael Kevin Bautista recorded an exchange of gunfire in a Dallas shootout that would ultimately leave five police officers dead."Just as it gives us a window into the best moments in people s lives, it can also let us bear witness to the worst," Facebook writes in a post explaining its new Community Standards, which specifically address Live video."Live video can be a powerful tool in a crisis — to document events or ask for help.To decide which videos should remain on the site and which should be removed, the company has a team of content reviewers working 24 hours a day, every day.
Jeffrey Ford s short story Blood Drive imagines a world in which all high school seniors and teachers are required to carry guns.The story originally appeared in After, an anthology of post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, and was recently reprinted in Ford s new collection A Natural History of Hell.The story was inspired by recent stories about college students being encouraged to carry guns on campus, a development Ford finds worrying.I was a college teacher for a long time, and I knew the level of maturity of certain students that I had, Ford says in Episode 212 of the Geek s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.And also, you ve got a nice mix of nutjobs in there too. Blood Drive explores the tragedy that unfolds when everyday pressures boil over into a shootout that exterminates most of the senior class.
So it's not surprising that the true-crime odyssey of her kidnapping and crimes with the radical terrorist gang, the Symbionese Liberation Army, would bring into its orbit an assortment of famous and infamous figures from the 1970s and beyond.Sara Jane Moore: To meet the SLA's ransom demands, San Francisco Examiner publisher Randolph Hearst had to quickly put together a program to provide millions of dollars in food to thousands of needy Bay Area residents.She later turned up at the Hearst's Hillsborough mansion, demanding a job.Six months later, she was arrested after trying to shoot President Gerald Ford during his visit to San Francisco.She was sentenced to life in prison and moved to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin in September 1979, the same month Hearst was released from the same facility after her sentence for bank robbery was commuted by President Jimmy Carter.Yusef Bey and Your Black Muslim Bakery: Before the Oakland-based bakery became publicly linked to corruption, physical and sexual abuse, intimidation, welfare fraud and murder, it purported to serve as a model of African-American self-sufficiency.
In the growing jungle of Android handsets, camera performance is one of the key ways to distinguish who s got the goods and who doesn t. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, and HTC 10 are all flagships for their respective brands, and each company has taken the camera very seriously, looking to improve it in every possible way.That said, we took all three smartphones on various photography outings to gauge their performance and see who ultimately wins this shootout.There is an irony here in that each of these devices uses a different primary design.Curved glass is the calling card for the Galaxy S7 Edge, metal with a modular design for the G5, and the metal tradition continues for the HTC 10.None of these design treatments affect camera output in any particular way, though it is worth noting that the G5 does have a separately sold camera grip that fits with the device s modular theme.These work together to bring in more light.
Now entering it's third year, the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is designed to showcase the beauty and diverse nature of the American landscape.And the good news is that while this is a celebration of the American landscape and the images must be taken in the US, entrants do not have to live in the USA.Digital Camera magazine is thrilled be part of the competition and we have our very own special award in this year's USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016.This special category is called Wild American Landscape and we are looking for sensational images that capture the magnificence of the wild American landscape, from the Alaskan Fjords to the Grand Canyon – and everywhere in-between!Perhaps use an image that was taken on an expedition, a road trip or a camping adventure or maybe something closer to home.Digital Camera magazine's editor Ben Brain will be one of the judges and lucky winners will receive a free one year subscription to Digital Camera magazine print edition and have the opportunity to take part in a ShootOut masterclass in America with Ben details to be advised .
More than six months have passed since the FBI first ordered Apple to help the agency bypass the encryption on the iPhone 5c of Rizwan Syed Farook, an ISIS supporter who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino before dying in a shootout with police.On Wednesday, Cambridge University security researcher Sergei Skorobogatov published a paper detailing a method known as NAND mirroring that bypasses the iPhone 5c s PIN code security measures.The technique was widely discussed during Apple s dustup with the FBI, which claimed that the process wouldn t work.Freed from the iPhone s restrictions that permanently lock the phone after ten incorrect PIN entries, he showed that an attacker with cheap hardware could try every possible four-digit PIN in less than 24 hours.Any attacker with sufficient technical skills could repeat the experiments.Despite government comments about feasibility of the NAND mirroring for iPhone 5c it has now proved to be fully working.
According to reports, alleged New York City bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured by authorities in Linden, New Jersey after shooting at a police officer.Police reportedly found him sleeping in the vestibule of a local bar.Rahami is a suspect linked to several bombs which were left around New York and New Jersey over the weekend—one in Chelsea which detonated injuring 29, another several blocks away which did not, three near a New Jersey charity race which detonated but did not injure anyone, and five left near a New Jersey train station, one of which were detonated by a police robot.Rahami s name and information were disseminated early Monday morning via an emergency alert which was pushed to cell phones around New York and New Jersey just before 8 a.m.It s unclear what injuries the police officer who was shot sustained, but they do not appear to be life-threatening.CNN reports he was shot in the chest but was protected by a bullet-proof vest.
After a bomb went off in New York City, injuring 29 people, an alert system using the location of users cellphones was deployed Monday morning to find a suspect, the New York Times reported.Since it was activated in 2012, the system, called the Wireless Emergency Alert, or WEA, has been used to send more than 21,000 alerts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the FCC.WEA has three types of alerts: storms and threats to public safety, Amber Alerts for finding an abducted child and alerts from the president.Using cellphone towers and location technology, the alerts travel by networks not clogged by phone calls and data use, the Journal said.Cellphone users do not have to sign up for the alerts and are able to block these messages, except for those issued by the president.Over the summer, the system was used to alert people within a five-mile radius of the Los Angeles International Airport over reports of a shooter, which turned out to be false.While some claim that its use in New York may have been the first time the system was used as a digital Wanted poster, authorities in Boston in 2013 used the system after the Boston Marathon bombing to alert city residents of the hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and to take shelter, Mashable reported.In the New York bombing situation, the first alert went out on Saturday night warning people in New York City s Chelsea neighborhood to stay away from windows.The second alert went out Monday morning.Rahami was arrested before midday.Lance Ulanoff, the editor-at-large of Mashable, said the alert he received was too opaque to be helpful:Above: Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Linden, N.J. Rahami was wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of New York and the New Jersey shore town of Seaside Park.Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP Tags: Ahmad Khan Rahami, bombing, New York, Wireless Emergency Alert
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors formally filed charges against Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man who allegedly planted a series of bombs around New York and New Jersey before getting captured following a shootout Monday night.And while the complaint lists multiple pieces of evidence connecting Rahami to the attacks — including recovered fingerprints and surveillance footage — it also provides a chilling look into the online life of the man accused of injuring 29 people last weekend.Among other revelations, the charging documents claim an eBay user named ahmad rahimi purchased several bomb components through the online auction site between June and August, including electric igniters, hundreds of ball bearings and a precursor to a home-made explosive allegedly used in the devices.Online purchases listed in the complaint.I know, based on my training, experience, and conversations with other law enforcement officials, that ball bearings can be used in improvised explosives to increase fragmentation and thus to increase the lethality of the device, writes Special Agent Peter Licata in the complaint.I further know, based on conversations with other law enforcement officials, that the 23rd Street Bomb and the 27th Street Bomb both contained as components of the bomb, among other things, ball bearings.
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors formally filed charges against Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man who allegedly planted a series of bombs around New York and New Jersey before getting captured following a shootout Monday night.And while the complaint lists multiple pieces of evidence connecting Rahami to the attacks — including recovered fingerprints and surveillance footage — it also provides a chilling look into the online life of the man accused of injuring 29 people last weekend.Among other revelations, the charging documents claim an eBay user named ahmad rahimi purchased several bomb components through the online auction site between June and August, including electric igniters, hundreds of ball bearings and a precursor to a home-made explosive allegedly used in the devices.Online purchases listed in the complaint.I know, based on my training, experience, and conversations with other law enforcement officials, that ball bearings can be used in improvised explosives to increase fragmentation and thus to increase the lethality of the device, writes Special Agent Peter Licata in the complaint.I further know, based on conversations with other law enforcement officials, that the 23rd Street Bomb and the 27th Street Bomb both contained as components of the bomb, among other things, ball bearings.
At the time, it seemed to be referencing the FBI hot on fsociety's trails with agent Dom DiPierro following Angela like a hawk or E-Corp about to unleash its digital currency on the US to fill the financial sector void created by the 5/9 hack .It took 11 episodes, but fsociety's follow-up to S1's 5/9 hack has finally come into focus.Robot desire from early in S1 before Elliot fought to include "no killing" as part of the hacking moral code.So when Elliot's do-gooder core rears its head, everyone else knows the plan.Chekov's gun in the arcade popcorn machine finally delivered.Darlene survived the cliffhanging shootout of episode 10 and has been penned in an FBI facility with Dom ever since.
Earlier this month, bombings in multiple areas of New York and New Jersey led to the arrest of Ahmad Khan Rahami.Rahami was eventually discovered by police sleeping in the doorway of a bar after a shootout with authorities, but not before many in the area had a vague alert sent to their phones:WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male.For many, the NYPD text was confusing and did not convey the necessary information in the Wireless Emergency Alert s WEA allotted 90 characters.Now, the FCC has approved a proposal from November to expand alerts to 360 characters that will also allow for links and embedded media.As The Verge reports, the FCC s plan will also include more accurate geotargetting to make sure the right people will receive relevant WEAs from authorities.
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