If your new year’s resolution is to achieve worldwide fame and fortune – you would be wise to learn a thing or two from the stories below. In a year which saw a YouTube video break the one billion view mark for the very first time, barely a week went by without hearing about lives changing thanks to a viral smash.
Four different organisations are competing to run the .gay address system. But before a decision is made, third-parties are given a chance to oppose the string’s creation.
At present several non-profit US bodies oversee the net’s technical specifications and domain name system. They operate at arms-length from the US government but officially under the remit of its Department of Commerce.
“Once the team is eliminated,” the group explained, “we will grieve for 24 hours and then put ourselves for sale again on ebay. Hopefully joined by the previous winner since he or she will also have become an orphaned soccer fan by then.”
Schools must prepare for a large number of concurrent broadband users as more classrooms work Internet-based learning into their daily activities.
It’s not clear whether he will serve the full 30 days. In most cases, New Jersey county jail inmates with 30-day sentences automatically have them reduced by 10 days for good behavior. A warden at Middlesex County Jail was not immediately available Wednesday to say whether that would apply to Ravi.
A piece by Manuel Palou called “5 Million Dollars, 1 Terabyte” consists of a 1 TB external hard drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files.
Some of the text messages read like real-time rallying calls for rioters.
“If you’re down for making money, we’re about to go hard in east London,” one looter messaged before the violence spread.
Others direct troublemakers to areas of untapped riches – stores selling expensive stereo equipment, designer clothes, alcohol and bicycles.
Here’s one that’s sure to make art lovers go googly-eyed. Google has teamed with the Getty museum in Los Angeles to bring its Google Goggles visual search feature to museum-goers.
Developers caution that independent networks come with downsides: repressive governments could use surveillance to pinpoint and arrest activists who use the technology or simply catch them bringing hardware across the border. But others believe that the risks are outweighed by the potential impact. “We’re going to build a separate infrastructure where the technology is nearly impossible to shut down, to control, to surveil,” said Sascha Meinrath, who is leading the “Internet in a suitcase” project as director of the Open Technology Initiative at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research group.