But on Friday morning, the senator's spokesperson reached out to Ars saying that the bill "had been put on hold," although he would not comment on the reasons for the decision, nor would he speak to when or if the amendment might be revived.If it passes, the amendment would pull the rug out from under a number of lawsuits filed against Facebook, Google, and Snapchat for using facial recognition in photo tagging.A law firm representing plaintiffs in the Facebook case suggested that Sen. Link proposed the amendment yesterday and added it to a bill that has been languishing since February so that state representatives would move to quickly pass the amendment before Memorial Day.The Center for Democracy and Technology wrote that the piece of legislation was proposed "without time for sufficient public debate, less than a week before the end of a legislative session" in an "undemocratic maneuver that minimizes the potential for public engagement on a vital issue of policy and technology."Facebook requested that the lawsuit be moved from Illinois to a California district court, and this request was granted.Facebook had argued that the three Illinois residents had no grounds to sue because in 2015 the site amended its terms and conditions to stipulate that all cases against Facebook had to be litigated according to California law, which does not have such a stringent biometric privacy provision.
Given its financial and corporate woes, you might think that Yahoo is done doing mobile app experiments that end up getting swept under the rug.Ever the contrarian, the former Internet giant has launched a new app, for now iOS only, with a bent towards helping users plan for their next big trip.Curiously called "Radar", the app is advertised to harness Yahoo's "expertise in search, communications and content" to help you pack the right things and visit the right sights, all in a style that would make you feel like talking to a chatbot.Like any program that relies on some sort of machine learning to offer intelligent suggestions, Radar starts out with an empty slate that you have to feed with data.Radar's uniqueness comes from its conversational style interface, where it seems like you're asking it questions to refine its results.It is also limited to iOS and US users, with no word yet on any sort of future expansion.
Technically speaking, built-in stationary vacuums have been around for years — decades even — in places like hair salons, wood shops, and homes of the rich and famous.But up until now, that kind of convenience wasn t something that we plebeians typically had in our houses.Instead, we re forced to carry or wheel around our suction machines, fiddle with cords, or perhaps even enlist the help of a robot.But not to worry — a German company by the name of Gronbach has, at long last, brought the convenience of built-in vacuum systems to the masses.The company s Furniture Vacuum Cleaner is a handy little gadget that can be installed underneath practically any appliance or cabinet in your kitchen.Sure, something like this definitely isn t an essential addition to your kitchen, but the idea is to provide homeowners with a fast, convenient way to sweep away dirt and debris — without having to bend over and scoop it into a dustpan or quietly scoot it under the oven/refrigerator/dishwasher like my housemates love to do
There s an iPhone laying somewhere on this carpet.You have to stare really hard and probably scour every pixel of this picture and possibly stop blinking for at least four minutes in order to find it, but I promise you that it s there.Jeya May Cruzdropped her iPhone onto this rug and basically saw her phone vanish before her eyes.Who knew iPhones had an invisibility feature.Or do you think I m lying about an iPhone being on the carpet?
IMAGE: Can you spot what's hiding in this pictureThere's another mind-bending picture that's gone viral on the web and this one has got everyone baffled.The image appears to show a plain pile of logs in a forest but, on closer inspection, there's something else hiding in the woods.So can you spot the household pet perching in the picture below?The cat is nestling in amongst the logs is cat but can easily mistaken for a piece of wood.To make things harder, our furry friend has its eyes shut, meaning he blends into the background even more easily.
In September you can look forward to the Messe Berlin being taken over by the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin that's the International Radio Exhibition Berlin for the non-German speakers amongst us .The show is normally dominated by TVs, but last year saw an influx of smart watches from the likes of Samsung, Motorola and Huawei.We also saw a number of phone announcements thrown in for good measure: two Sony Xperia Z5s, the 'compact' and the 'premium', and Huawei showed off the Mate S and the G8.With the show's start now rapidly approaching we've now got a much better idea for what we might have in store for us, so read on for our top 6 predictions for this year's IFA.Prediction 1: Ultra HD Blu-rays will be bigWhen it comes to TVs, IFA tends to play second fiddle to January's CES in Vegas where the majority of new sets are announced, but we wouldn't be surprised if one of the big TV manufacturers dropped a couple more 4K TVs.
These terms describe the utter horror you encounter when your Roomba, the robotic vacuum, accidentally encounters pet excrement and proceeds to use its smart technology to drag the the filthy mess everywhere.One Roomba owner, Jesse Newton, described the event in excruciating and disgusting detail on his Facebook page, complete with a hand-drawn diagram.Newton, who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, set up his Roomba to run while his family was sleeping.He thought, as many do, this would be convenient as the machine wouldn t get in the way of daily activities and who doesn t like to wake up to things cleaner than they were when you went to sleep?His new puppy had other plans and had an accident on the rug.Being the vigilant cleaner it was, the Roomba didn t miss the spot and promptly ran it over and the spreading began.
Here's a listing for a three-bedroom apartment in a doorman building in the East Village, offering 900 square feet for the low price of $3,384.It would be a steal, if only the houndstooth rug and surfboard art shown in the photos didn t so closely resemble the décor seen in this listing for a one-bedroom across the river in Brooklyn.This kind of thing is old hat in the hectic world of New York real estate, where demand outpaces the supply of units and where rental agents outnumber would-be clients—but a new crop of tech startups here aims to ease such apartment-hunting pains.In the all-too-common scheme, a broker's first move is to publish a fictitious listing that seems and is too good to be true.The next is to inform the earnest nest-seeker that the fake listed apartment has just been rented and offer a guided tour of apartments that are smaller, or more expensive, and farther-flung.That s the way the rental brokerages operate, said Ori Goldman, a cofounder at Loftey, a year-old startup that promises to save renters money when they move.The tactic, Goldman said, is commonplace in a city where about 30,000 brokers—many part-time—compete to help renters sign about 5,000 or so leases every month.
The rejection of a $100 million settlement with drivers comes with plenty of silver linings for Uber Technologies Inc.The gray cloud for the ride-hailing company is that a dozen or so lawsuits that would have been silenced may now roll back in.A San Francisco federal judge concluded the deal was unfair in large part because it undervalued potential labor code violations under California s unique bounty-hunter law, known as PAGA.The settlement sought to sweep under the rug lawsuits with potentially billions of dollars in claims under the law, which gives workers the right to step into the shoes of the state labor secretary to bring enforcement actions.Thursday s ruling breathes new life into one of those suits, a bid for class-action status to seek wage and overtime compensation, said Christopher Morosoff, a lawyer for driver Steven Price.He claims Uber owes drivers a minimum wage for hours spent idle but on the clock and time-and-a-half pay for work beyond 40 hours a week.The decision "is a great outcome," Morosoff said.It means "Price is going to move forward" with his case featuring the most comprehensive array of PAGA claims.The settlement would have let the world s most valuable technology startup escape without significant changes to its business model while keeping 385,000 California and Massachusetts drivers classified as independent contractors.Uber took an aggressive position, in effect daring U.S. District Judge Edward Chen to reject the agreement over tips and expenses reached in April.
Once you ve assembled the 1000 pieces that make up the model, throw its tiny towel behind the tilting rear seat and you re away.Unique elements include a VW logo tile, round headlamps and funky fender elements, as well as interchangeable number plates – perfect for the indecisive.Protective builders can park it on a shelf but, if like us you re a hippie at heart, it s the perfect plaything to push around the living room rug to the sound of Sgt Pepper.From one fine four-wheeler to another, this Lego Technic kit is a faithfully orange representation of the properly powerful Porsche 911 GT3 RS.At 57cm long you ll also need to make a fair bit of storage space, but it ll be worth it when you can say my other car is a Porsche .If you re a fan of size, this set isn t lacking – in fact, it s the largest Lego Technic kit to date, with more than 3900 pieces making up its monstrous, 41cm-tall frame – whilst a dumper truck buddy is on hand to haul the processed pieces that come out of the other end.
John Oliver Last Week TonightComedy Central must be kicking themselves for letting John Oliver go because the former Daily Show comedian has been absolutely killing it on HBO s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for some time now.Far from your standard satirical or late night show, John Oliver each week chooses one topic to hone in on and then goes after it with surgical-like precision and wit.DON T MISS: Samsung s hot new Galaxy Note 7 still isn t as fast as last year s iPhone 6sThis past Sunday, Oliver turned his attention to charter schools and highlighted many of the problems associated with them that often get brushed under the rug.While Oliver acknowledges that there are many things to like about charter schools he also isn t afraid to point out their shortcomings.
The items are searchable by keyword, title, artist, or object number.Anni Albers s Design for a Rug 1927 is one of the more than 32,000 objects whose records are now accessible in our Bauhaus Special Collection.According to RIIND s Kickstarter page, its founders got the idea for The Pen $99 in October 2014.Despite appearances, our icy neighbor to the north is 1.5 times smaller than India, more than four times smaller than the United States, and 14.5 times smaller than Africa.It s a simple tool, but it s wildly effective at granting a new perspective on the size and shape of the world s various land masses.He calls it De-dimension, and it s flatpack with a perceptual twist: a perspective drawing come to life, its planar form conveying the height, width, and depth of the assembled stool.
Do you know of any easy way of letting me just see songs by an artist, not sorted by album?I don t want to shuffle all the songs by the artist.I was able to find a screenshot in my archives, which shows how albums and songs displayed when selecting an artist in iOS 8:The Music app in iOS 8 displayed each of an artists' albums, then their songs.In addition to the app not displaying the albums songs, it also displays them in reverse chronological order, rather than in alphabetical order.Then Apple pulled the rug out from under us and switched to a simple album list in reverse chronological order.
The items are searchable by keyword, title, artist, or object number.Anni Albers s Design for a Rug 1927 is one of the more than 32,000 objects whose records are now accessible in our Bauhaus Special Collection.According to RIIND s Kickstarter page, its founders got the idea for The Pen $99 in October 2014.Despite appearances, our icy neighbor to the north is 1.5 times smaller than India, more than four times smaller than the United States, and 14.5 times smaller than Africa.It s a simple tool, but it s wildly effective at granting a new perspective on the size and shape of the world s various land masses.He calls it De-dimension, and it s flatpack with a perceptual twist: a perspective drawing come to life, its planar form conveying the height, width, and depth of the assembled stool.
Jemal Countess/Getty Images Most people would stop taking a drug if it caused them to have grand-mal seizures for hours and puke uncontrollably. Ferriss, the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," said the drug ayahuasca vaporized his anger overnight."It's mind-boggling how much it can do in one or two nights," Ferriss, an early investor in tech startups such as Uber,
Plans to make world better place … but first needs to sort its channel, local leadersA running gag in the the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley points out that every other technology company has making the world a better place as its mission statement.Add Dell to that list: the leaders of the company's Asia-Pacific limb yesterday used more or less that mantra as to explain the company's next moves.In a conference call for Asia-Pacific press and analysts, former EMC Asia-Pacific-Japan head David Webster and former Dell growth markets supremo and Asia-Pacific-Japan head Amit Midha explained Dell the company's new aims.It's basically a pledge to make products that help you build infrastructure to power the usual internet of things spiel.Dell the company's not about to throw any sabots into the new engines of the internet, or at least not by pulling the rug out from users of its existing products and strongly suggesting they migrate to something new.
A photo posted by Harvard Art Museums @harvardartmuseums on Aug 15, 2016 at 12:17pm PDTArchitect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 with the goal of creating a utopian school where the disciplines of art and design could overlap and dissolve into a unified artistic language.The items are searchable by keyword, title, artist, or object number.Anni Albers s Design for a Rug 1927 is one of the more than 32,000 objects whose records are now accessible in our Bauhaus Special Collection.According to RIIND s Kickstarter page, its founders got the idea for The Pen $99 in October 2014.Despite appearances, our icy neighbor to the north is 1.5 times smaller than India, more than four times smaller than the United States, and 14.5 times smaller than Africa.
1 / 6 MyLaCroix.com lets you design whatever flavor of LaCroix you like.The items are searchable by keyword, title, artist, or object number.Anni Albers s Design for a Rug 1927 is one of the more than 32,000 objects whose records are now accessible in our Bauhaus Special Collection.According to RIIND s Kickstarter page, its founders got the idea for The Pen $99 in October 2014.Endure it did, but as prescient as Edward Johnston was about type design, it s not like he predicted that one day travelers would check train schedules primarily through an app.Despite appearances, our icy neighbor to the north is 1.5 times smaller than India, more than four times smaller than the United States, and 14.5 times smaller than Africa.
Created by Fred and Natasha Ruckel, the Ripple Rug is a rug with holes and lumps in it.It s 35 inches on each side and made of recycled plastic bottles.Why is the Ripple Rug so interesting?Because after creating the product the Ruckels began dealing with drop shippers, eBay buyers who sold the product for a massive profit while saddling the creators with dissatisfied customers and returns.Day after day they had to send cease and desist letters to a legion of resellers who weren t doing their customers any favors by charging $20 over their retail price and simply shipping the product through Amazon.The effort was taking its toll on the couple and they were losing money.
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