SkyMall closes, Windows10 for free, Twitter & Instagram wars, Doctorow’s Three Laws about digital rights, and moar. Bonnie Miles and Lyle.
Today, we mourn the passing of another glossy giant. Xhibit Corporations, the company behind SkyMall LLC, filed for bankruptcy Thursday. The in-flight magazine peddled essentials focused on life-improvement, which included LED-illuminated ziplines and hooded raincoats for pugs .
On Tuesday, Disney said five Disney employees had been diagnosed with measles, three of whom have fully recovered.
Herd immunity or herd effect, also called community immunity, describes a form of immunity that occurs when the vaccination of a significant portion of a population (or herd) provides a measure of protection for individuals who have not developed immunity.
Google’s Project Zero vulnerability research program may have dropped more zero-day vulnerabilities—this time on Apple’s OS X platform.
Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter’s official user count of 284 million.
Twitter has a message for its top users: Stop sharing Instagram links.
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HoloLens is an engaging and effective augmented reality system. With HoloLens I saw virtual objects—Minecraft castles, Skype windows, even the surface of Mars—presented over, and spatially integrated with, the real world.
Microsoft Corp. unveiled a version of Windows adapted to run on gadgets beyond PCs and said it would be free for many existing users, a gamble that sacrificing some of its core revenue will lift the company’s fortunes in other digital devices.
1. Anytime someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you and won’t give you the key, it’s not there for your benefit.
2. Fame won’t make you rich but you’ll have a hard time getting sales if no one has heard of you.
3. Information doesn’t want to be free, people do.
And don’t forget Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics