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Far from being “harmless,” the gathering of telecommunications metadata or “non-content” information can be incredibly damaging to a reporter’s work and integrity — or a regular citizen’s privacy.Metadata matters: how phone records and obsolete laws harm privacy and the free press | The Verge
The Verge is in San Francisco for the 2013 Google I/O conference. We take the time to reflect on the three hour developer keynote, check out some of Google’s not-so-official projects, and catch up with Bradley Horowitz to talk about Google’s new unified Hangouts app and the redesigned Google+
Google included some fun user-facing features in its new Hangouts messaging product, such as a massive suite of over 800 emoji characters. While the company advertises the emoji icons as a feature, it has unsurprisingly included some hidden Easter eggs, as well.
In practical UI, you are trying to give the user an elegant way to make choices. With film UI, I am trying to give the viewer the illusion of choice. I am trying to deliberately direct the viewers eye to whatever story point the director wants revealed at the time he wants it revealed. The job becomes more about illustration, especially in post where we can see how the interface is framed within the shot. We paint a small part of a much bigger picture, and our work needs to visually support what’s on screen so that we don’t disrupt the rhythm of the viewing experience.
After the unprecedented damage to New York City’s transit system brought on by Hurricane Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been looking into near-term solutions that could shield subway tunnels from flood waters come next storm season. It tested one of those safeguards yesterday for the first time by inflating a 30-foot plug (designed by the US Department of Homeland Security) that could effectively seal off New York’s subways in the event of a natural disaster.
In the old days when you could still find a video rental store in most towns, ordering a pizza for the evening’s movie was second nature for many families. Things have changed a bit in the Netflix era, but that combination still proves popular in many countries around the world. Brazil is among them, and to ensure that its customers continue to associate movie night with a warm pie, Domino’s is taking a unique approach. It’s joined up with 10 rental stores in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to distribute DVDs that smell like pizza after they’ve been played.
Sources say iRadio is still mired in licensing talks and may not be ready for WWDC
Will Glass create information heroes or new-wave Bluetooth dorks?