“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Fine. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”
Pat Smith, CIO of Our Kids, devises a way to protect sensitive data while paving the way for mobile devices and a network of care providers.
Not only does SonicWall provide network security, but it also enables Our Kids to create different levels of access to the database, effectively controlling who sees what, she said. That means Smith can provide granular data on any of the 3,500 children in Our Kids' care to the appropriate user. Security, though, is not just about which users can access what information within the system; it also pertains to information users can access outside of the Our Kids system.
How Women Can Save the World by Telling Epic Stories in the Movies Huffington Post I suggested to the audience that the best way we as women could overcome these inequities was by focusing on the excellence of our work -- and by taking on big...
A U.S. federal judge allowed a class-action suit against Google to proceed, saying the company's terms of service are unclear when describing how it scans Gmail content in order to deliver advertisements.
Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer advocate group based in Washington, D.C., called Koh's ruling a "tremendous victory for online privacy."
The filmmakers, working in Montreal on an independently financed threequel to the 2000 sleeper hit Pitch Black, needed to find a facility that could bring to life the otherworldly monsters and alien jackals with dog-like personalities that populate the planet where beefy antihero Riddick (Vin Diesel) is stranded. Mokko ended up leading the charge, completing more than 300 shots on the film, including conceptualizing, building, and animating the creatures; mud and water simulations related to the splashing action of the mud demons; and some digital environment work.
Its good to see Vin Diesel back in the Riddick storyworld.
Glen Mazzara opened up about why he left the AMC series. During a panel discussion at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives Conference, Mazzara said he was never in complete control of the hit zombie drama.
It will be interesting to see how (if) the new season changes dramatically, now its being helmed by Scott Gimple.
Huffington Post Finding Movie Inspiration in NASA's Real Science: The Case Study of Europa ... Huffington Post Hollywood is in the midst of a science-fiction boom, yet few of its sci-fi movies are based on real science.
The report compiled by Sir Tim's World Wide Web Foundation ranks countries in terms of the social and political impact of the web.
Sweden tops the annual web index, ahead of Norway, and followed by the UK, US and New Zealand.
It found that in 80% of the countries studied, the web and social media played a role in mobilising the public on a range of issues.
It also found that rich countries did not necessarily rank higher in the index. The Philippines, with a per-capita income of $4,410 per year, is more than 10 places ahead of Qatar, the world's richest country.
Cybercriminals have stolen $1.3 million dollars' worth of Bitcoin from inputs.io, a company that let users store the digital currency in online wallets, the site's founder claimed in a message on the site on Friday that started with a frowning...
Seems like Bitcoin only makes the news when there's an exploit.
Pudding Lane Productions, a team of students from De Montfort University in Leicester, has won the prestigious Off the Map competition which turns historic maps from the British Library into realistic and detailed CRYENGINE scenery.
Supported by The British Library, GameCity, and our state-of-the-art CRYENGINE technology, participating teams and universities were allowed to choose three different maps as their inspiration: The Pyramids of Giza, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge, or London around the time of the Great Fire in 1666. Pudding Lane Productions chose the London map and were highly involved and concerned with achieving historic accuracy, something already showing in their first progress update. The team impressed the judges with its realism and attention to detail, showing the tightly packed streets and lanes of the capital city.
Asil Note: The release includes a video embed of their machinima. Great stuff!
The Vikings production blog last week was all about how the Vikings have unique shields… so why not Athelstan, too? (RT @HistoryVikings: Take a look at #TheTinyViking's take on Athestan's first encounter with a #Vikings shield!
One afternoon late last month, security researcher Hristo Bojinov placed his Galaxy Nexus phone face up on the table in a cramped Palo Alto conference room. Then he flipped it over and waited another beat.
And that was it. In a matter of seconds, the device had given up its “fingerprints.”
Code running on the website in the device’s mobile browser measured the tiniest defects in the device’s accelerometer — the sensor that detects movement — producing a unique set of numbers that advertisers could exploit to identify and track most smartphones.
...conscientious users can at least exercise choices to minimize these capabilities — by selecting browsers that block certain tracking cookies by default, like Apple’s Safari, carefully picking apps that are less intrusive and managing which services access certain data.
Fingerprinting devices though the accelerometer and mobile browser, however, could eliminate such control, potentially undermining choice and transparency for the user. That’s what troubles privacy advocates the most.
The world's best street artists were invited to create whatever they wished on every surface this enormous building, in Paris. The result is a dizzying array of colourful pieces, some puzzling, others beautiful, and even some optical illusions.
Canada’s prized technology company is now confronted with many challenges as it tries to find a model for survival
Poor Blackberry. This article is really in-depth and pulls no punches assigning ownership of the company's failure to its top executives. RIM/Blackberry is going to end up being the caustionary tale of how to ruin yourself in the next crop of business school classes.
We now have more tools, like Google Glass and HP's ENVY 17 with Leap Motion technology, to make our lives easier and make ourselves more powerful than ever before.
Augmented reality (or AR) is the natural world we live in, made better; it is augmented by computer-generated inputs like sound, video, or GPS. It’s a conversation you have with your friend, where you can still keep eye contact and check the Yankees score. It’s a jogging route you’ve never taken before, with GPS guidance the whole way to keep you from getting lost. It’s being able to use your fingers to shape a 3D model on your computer, the same way you would if you were molding clay.
Peter Dinklage has ditched the drama of Westeros for the wholesome fun of Sesame Street The Game of Thrones actor pops up to play the infamous "Simon" of the the beloved, and often frustrating, childhood game "Simon Says." See also: 10 Delightful...