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.
In September 2014, Twitter began testing ads with a button that select U.S. merchants sell their wares directly on Twitter.The Twitter spokesman said the commerce team will shift its efforts to focus on customer service and commerce-related ads, which have shown greater success for retailers.These ads, called dynamic product ads, show users images of products that they had previously viewed on the advertiser s website but for whatever reason had decided not to purchase.Facebook, which has tested buy buttons, has in recent years poured greater resources into dynamic product ads instead.He pointed to the announcement on Tuesday that Twitter was tweaking its format to not count media attachments and usernames sent in reply tweets against its signature 140-character limit in an attempt to make the product easier to use.The shareholders also approved Mr. Dorsey s plan to donate about 6.8 million of his Twitter shares, representing about one third of his total Twitter shares, to the employee equity pool.
This is a particularly bad example of something that happens all the time: a fifteen-second clip of a song will be playing in the background, while something else completely different is happening.Fair use is normally quite simple for a human to work out — if, say, a baby is seen dancing along to Prince s Let s Go Crazy, that should constitute use of copyrighted material done for a limited and transformative purpose.Think about it this way — no one who wanted to listen to Let s Go Crazy would be satisfied with that grainy 29-second clip instead.Unfortunately, in the case of the dancing baby, Universal thought otherwise, and issued a DMCA takedown.A DMCA notice was subsequently issued, and because the fake post was backdated to before the real Mumsnet post, Google automatically complied with the DMCA notice.Google handles 75,000,000 takedown requests every single month, so there s no way it has the manpower to sift through those manually.
Anyone who has ever opened Photoshop has been met with the question of using RBG or CMYK at some point.Red green yellow, for instance.The display you re reading these words on is almost certainly using RGB.What the bloody hell colour is key?In old printing presses, metal plates got coated in coloured inks, and the key plate, which usually had the darkest ink on it, is what provided all the detail and contrast to the image.May your images forever be colour-accurate.
It says research firm IDC analyst David Tapper, outsourcing in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. If you look at the hundred largest outsourcing deals made globally in 2005 as these were worth an average of $ 680 million. This applies not only to the biggest business. The decrease in value is illustrated by a recent outsourcing deal when British defense group BAE Systems - which moreover has a large Swedish business - Chalk on the new contract with the outsourcing provider CSC. IDC measured the outsourcing market for more than two decades and has a database containing more than 60,000 stores. They must simply find other services to complete the deal with.
From Comcast and Time Warner Cable to Dish, these companies all offer apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices that give you access to on demand content as well as live channels.And the ones that don t have restrictions still have other issues like bad interfaces, stability problems or even locked content that can only be accessed on your home TV.Instead of using an app, what if your smartphone, tablet or laptop was actually a portal into the full experience that your home TV and set-top box provides?It s time to stop saying what if, because the Slingbox 500 does all that and more.Get contextual YouTube recommendations, based on the show you re watching, at the touch of a button.If you want to the same great experience you get at home to follow you everywhere you go, this is the device for you.
The Sesto Elemento you see is almost entirely made of Carbon, whether that s in the alien-like carbon-fibre dashboard or the matte black carbon fibre body work.AFP via Getty ImagesPut simply, this car is a rocket engine bolted onto a luxury italian shoe which is then dipped in some of the world s most advanced materials.The results are, well, equal parts stunning and terrifying.That s about the same weight as a particularly large polar bear.Attached to this featherlight frame is Lamborgini s V10 engine with all-wheel drive.Thankfully this owner had no problems showing off just how a utterly bat-like this car is and b how utterly ludicrous it sounds.
Genetically modified foods are the subject of conspiracy theories and uneducated fearmongering…despite study after study that has found the foods to be perfect okay to eat.Anti-GMO groups are still out there, and there advocating against modified foods despite the benefits they offer and their potential to help improve food security around the globe.The report didn t help things, and so now six years later, it s back with yet another.This week, the organization released a new report that in the years since its previous report, no differences have been found that implicate a higher risk to human health safety from these GE foods than from their non-GE counterparts.Rather than scaling back work related to genetically modified foods out of fear, the report underscores a very clear point: people need to get over it so governments can move on to more sensible perspectives and facilitate an increased number of research projects.Utilized properly, genetically modified foods can lead to crops better able to thrive in a specific environment, being less prone to local pests and environmental variations to produce larger, more abundant edibles.
So we went to the program s spring exhibition, to see what madness they dreamed up.Scanalogue works with 35mm and medium format film, and is set to hit Kickstarter later this summer.So far she s tested these role plays on 10 kids with autism spectrum disorders with positive results!The prompts were guided by SD cards which contained statistical models culled from literature, and which told the devices whether to format their output as a novel, poem, or screenplay.In Haunt you watch moments past and present unfold from the perspective of a girl who has recently died.The six-odd-minute film takes one of the major limitations of VR—that you re no longer inhabiting your body—and makes it its strength.
vozach1234Proud and happy moments in our lives become cherished memories, kept in relatively crisp condition in our noggins for the occasional uplifting retrieval.Collecting data from a series of nine experiments involving 2,109 participants, researchers suggest that our brains actively blur and junk memories of our own misdeeds to help avoid dissonance between our actions and moral values.They found that the memories of unethical deeds were less vivid than the memories in any other category.The participants again had trouble clearly recalling their own misconduct, but they recalled with equal clarity the ethical and unethical feats of others.In the third experiment, 70 participants played a coin-toss game where they could easily cheat to win money.In experiments five 257 participants and six 88 participants , subjects again read narratives with unethical actions in first-person.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is so serious about pushing HPE into the world of corporate venture investing, that she is personally involved with the program, reports Bloomberg's Brian Womack.HPE intends to invest $100 million in 2016, its second year of its program, which HPE calls "Pathfinder," Lak Ananth, the program's managing director told Womack.And although the investment group currently employs 10 people, and expects to be at 15 later this year, this project is very much Whitman's baby.Startups have to pitch to the billionaire CEO personally at quarterly "coffees with Meg" before HPE signs off on deals.She was, for instance, personally involved in HPE's investment in Mesosphere, a hot cloud startup that reportedly turned down a $150 million acquisition offer from Microsoft.Instead it stayed independent and raised another $73.5 million led by this HP ventures unit, raising about $122 million to date, with a reported valuation of over $1 billion .HPE's didn't just throw money at Mesosphere, it's also giving the startup access to the company's enormous sales force and partner network, she says.This gives Mesosphere many of the benefits of being acquired by a bigger company, while allowing it to stay on its own.Joining the clubIt was, apparently, Whitman's direct involvement that encouraged Mesosphere to go with HPE's funding, CEO Florian Leibert told Womack, who describes Whitman as "really responsive.Although she's had a storied career growing eBay, was a "strategic advisor" to VC Kleiner Perkins, and been on the boards of other startups like Zipcar, she's not known for her angel investing.She has no AngelList profile and Crunchbase only lists a single personal investment she's made, into startup factory Expa, founded by Uber and StumbleUpon cofounder Garrett Camp.Whitman isn't looking for HPE to become a big VC and make a killing on its investments, though she doesn't want to lose money.Instead, it's a way for HPE in general, and Whitman in particular, to keep tabs on the startup world, and get a stake in hot technologies without having to acquire every company outright, she says.NOW WATCH: How to see everything Google knows about youLoading video...
According to a new report from Parks Associates, Apple TV poked down to fourth place on the list of the most sold devices for streaming video in the United States. Most popular is the Roku with a share of 30 percent, followed by Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV at 22 percent each. The share of Apple TV is on its side at 20 percent, which means that other producers have a combined market share of 6 percent. According to Parks Associates now has more than a third of American households have a media player that can handle streaming video.
the accident investigation board has issued a new balcony safety recommendations last summer balcony because of the accident.Last June a woman died after falling from the balcony of the Bay in the centre, while the balcony railing below have been fiber cement board is broken.the accident investigation board recommends that the minister for the environment, to draw up the new guidelines, according to which non-transparent railing construction are required in the same strength and impact resistance than glass under construction.the Railing to keep the ntsb said it takes people pouring into it.