The World Wide Web turned 28 on Sunday and, for its birthday, it's creator Sir Tim Berners Lee, wrote an open letter descriptively titled Three challenges for the web, according to its inventor.
The legislation, Assembly Bill 165, would “end the application of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to a local educational agency, as defined, or an individual acting for or on behalf of a local educational agency.” The bill defines educational agencies as county offices of education, school districts and charter schools. [...]
It’s hard to describe but you know it when you see it. If movies and fiction TV shows on your new HDTV look more like soap operas, then you might be experiencing the “soap opera effect.” Here’s Consumer Reports explanation This soap opera effect is a common problem that comes up when a feature called smooth motion is activated, causing movies to lose much of their filmic [...]
In December, Facebook said that it would start flagging "disputed" stories in an attempt to warn users about fake news and they have just launched that feature. [...]
This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News In 2010, I attended two meetings with Facebook staff over how the service could help prevent suicides. One meeting was at the company’s headquarters and was attended by representatives from several tech companies, including Yahoo and Google. The session explored industry-wide approaches to the issue. The other meeting, at Lucy Stern [...]
Amazon Web Services has explained what happened that caused numerous web sites and other Internet services to go down on Wednesday. It was basically, as CNET News phrased it “a typo.” In a blog post, Amazon said: At 9:37AM PST, an authorized S3 team member using an established playbook executed a command which was intended to remove a small number of servers for one of the S3 [...]
AT&T has two new unlimited data plans and this post shows how they compare with each other and the competition.
Disney Research is working on technology that may someday allow you to charge your phone or other device simply by walking into a specially equipped room. As Phys.org points out, researchers at Disney built a 16 by 16 room with aluminium panels floor to ceiling and two-inch copper pipe runs vertically that is able to transmit power that can charge compatible receivers. “This new [...]
This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News In June I wrote about Hum by Verizon but I’m now testing a similar device that, unlike Hum, doesn’t require a monthly service fee. Listen to Larry’s full interview withAutomatic co-founder Ljuba Miljkovic To review, Hum by Verizon is a device and service that works with almost any car built in the last 20 years that helps you [...]
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