The annual event, hosted by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, featured two days of panels, screenings, and book signings, as well as the wall-to-wall cosplay that's become a staple at any fan convention.
But the donations also put the firms in company with some of the event’s other sponsors, which included three groups known for their work attacking climate change science and trying to undermine efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Then they heard a hacker's voice on their Nest cameras saying, "I’m going to kidnap your baby, I’m in your baby’s room." For years, Internet of Things security woes have been epitomized by hackers accessing live feeds from video baby monitors.
Replace the wheels with heavy-duty helicopter skids, add four buzzing dronelike electric fans to each one, and you’ll have something like Boeing’s prototype flying taxi.
And soon, your Amazon Prime packages may show up courtesy of Scout, Amazon's new six-wheeled autonomous delivery robot built to withstand the sidewalk. While at the moment Amazon’s Scout is sequestered in one neighborhood in Washington, it’s not hard to see a future where delivery robots of all kinds roam among humans on city streets.
But it has to cover the tech giants and brick and mortar stores, too." Even some data brokers have come around to the idea of a federal privacy law, as long as it levels the playing field for all industries in all states.
“They’ve demonstrated that in some situations, you really don’t need expensive sensors,” says Gordon Wetzstein, an electrical engineer at Stanford University, who was not involved with the work but is developing a similar camera, using lasers.
When the Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday, I found comfort amid the nominees for Best Documentary—alongside Liu’s transformative portrait of abuse was Hale County This Morning, This Evening , director RaMell Ross’s impressionistic meditation on black southern life in Selma, Alabama.
Since multiplication can be tedious after a while, let's make a computer program to calculate the height of the 29th domino assuming the starting domino is 5 millimeters tall. Here is a similar program that calculates the height of dominoes needed to get one big enough to possibly crush a car.
Yet in the West, at least, the threat of government surveillance systems being integrated with the existing corporate surveillance capacities of big-data companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon into one gigantic all-seeing eye appears to trouble very few people—even as countries like Venezuela have been quick to copy the Chinese model.
The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day Organic matter sits in open-air tanks where microbes feed on it and release CO2 as a byproduct.
Vivo calls this particular feature the Elevating Front Camera, which makes it sound like it hovers above the phone in an act of magic.
A gloved technician gently placed those light enough to carry against white and black velvet backdrops for Richards to shoot with his Canon 1DS Mark II, using simple overhead fluorescent lighting for illumination.
Wikipedia’s blog post announcing Google’s new investment makes this strategy fairly clear, noting that the company also provided Project Tiger with “insights into popular search topics on Google for which no or limited local language content exists on Wikipedia.” Google is also providing Wikipedia free access to its Custom Search API and its Cloud Vision API , which will help the encyclopedia’s volunteer editors more easily cite the facts they use.
The work of the antidiet crowd asks anyone touched by diet culture to entertain the possibility that body weight doesn’t, in itself, cause health issues.
Night Shyamalan's trilogy-ending almost-superhero film Glass ruled the long-weekend box office, and Pixar lost a big director. Night Shyamalan's Glass won the box office, bringing in $47 million in North America during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.
Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible Visually impaired creators are a lifeline for those who share their disability—and they’re educating and making allies of sighted people along the way.
But inside the instrument is an array of electronics that lets the player dial in a wide variety of sounds; when amplified, the Acoustasonic can take on the tonal character of different styles of acoustic guitar as well as solid-body and hollow-body electrics.
Getty Images As flu season nears its annual peak, between eight and nine and a half million people in the US have already been sickened by various strains of the respiratory virus, according to new estimates released Friday by federal health officials.
Check Out This New Guide Flying squirrel caught on camera trap © Janet Pesaturo Trail cameras have become a common tool for wildlife biologists. That’s why Janet Pesaturo’s Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign, and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife (Stackpole Books) will be invaluable for both novice and experienced camera trappers.
“If you’re unlicensed, you’re probably not paying taxes, you’re certainly not paying licensing fees, and you’re not participating in all the regulations and oversight the state has in place.” The number of businesses listed on Weedmaps fluctuates as shops pop up and shut down, but by the beginning of August 2018, the site was listing about 2,000 total marijuana dispensaries and delivery services in Southern California.
“Quite frankly, most of the jobs are still male-dominated and therefore the kind of private information that's so important to help women get ahead isn't as important to men's advancement,” says Northwestern University data scientist Brian Uzzi, the lead author on the study.
“Every town had an industrial center, and people were moved all over the country to these areas to work in the mines and factories,” says photographer Ioana Cîrlig , who grew up in the Romanian capital of Bucharest in the 1990s after the fall of Communism.