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...
My best eBay days are far behind me, as I now tend to downsize possessions by either giving them away to friends, donating them to Goodwill, or on rare occasion using Craigslist or eBay to sell an item.
There’s a ton of dice out there on the market. They come in all shapes and sizes and are used for all sorts of games. Dice+ recently hit the market, which adds another die to the list.
For those who don’t know, Dice+ is a digital game die that has LED lights and connects to your tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth. Once connected, the die can be used to play digital games than make use of dice.
E-Single Review: "Searching for Dave Chappelle" by Jason Zinoman (Kindle Single)
"If there is a knock against Zinoman’s Kindle Single, it’s that it simply isn’t long enough. I wanted to keep reading. But I think this is an evolving story, as Chappelle has rather quietly rejoined the stand-up comedy circuit."
I loved Chappelle's show, good to read he's venturing back into the public sphere.
Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online—but when they do seek advice, they go primarily to peers and parents.
Lavabit shut down, hinting at a secret government order, and Silent Circle, a similar end-to-end encrypted e-mail provider, followed suit.
“Could you imagine what would happen if Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page decided to shut down Facebook or Google rather than answer National Security Letters? They couldn’t. They would be fired,” Mr. Schneier wrote on his blog. “When the small companies can no longer operate, it’s another step in the consolidation of the surveillance society.”
Asil Note: One of my clients looked at using Silent Circle as an email hosting service. Good know they were serious about keeping their client's emails safe. I hope this action spurs people to use their text and phone service.
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.
Four distinct factors have interacted to kill electronic privacy: a legal framework that has remained largely static since the 1970s, significant changes in our use of rapidly evolving technology, commercial providers' increasingly intrusive tracking of our every online habit, and a growth in non-state threats that has made governments the world over obsess about uncovering these dangers.
The battle for fair use is unfair to anyone who plays by the old rules and tries to share with the artists because human creatives can’t compete with the automated services that aren’t sharing with the artists.
The revolutionary planet-hunting activities of NASA's prolific Kepler space telescope have come to an end.
Kepler has detected 3,548 candidate planets to date, 135 of which have been confirmed by follow-up observations. Mission scientists expect more than 90% of the observatory's finds will end up being the real deal.
The cyberpunk classic Ghost in the Shell gets a reboot in the four-part anime film series Ghost in the Shell: Arise. Produced by Production I.G., Arise offers a prequel to Shirow Masamune's original manga, revealing the story behind how heroine Kusanagi Motoko came to be the cyber-crime fighting Major of Section 9. Directed by Kise Kazuchika and written by Ubukata Tow (Mardock Scramble), Arise features new character designs and different voice casting from previous Ghost in the Shell releases.
This is one of my favorite anime series every ... perhaps one day it will come to Amazon.
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