Our friend Jenny Hart, who owns the Sublime Stitching embroidery kit business, has a solo art show of amazing drawings that opens on May 1 at Domy Books in Austin, TX.
These are drawings based on year-book photos of various students from my high school. I grew up and attended school in the same town throughout my life and went from daycare to graduation with many of the same kids from this farming town. Despite the access FaceBook offers, I have no idea where most of these people are today.
Study Hall Drawings — new work by Jenny Hart
Most people are pretty good at guessing which cities rank highest in crime. But, how well does your hometown do when it comes to cybercrime? When I think about criminals, I think about shady characters lurking in dark alleys. Turns out, cybercriminals might be hanging out at the original Starbucks in Seattle.
According to a new report by online security giant Symantec, creator of Norton, Seattle ranked number one, by a huge margin as the riskiest online city, followed by Boston, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Not exactly cities you imagine to be hotbeds of criminal activity. The report looked [...]
The ‘Interactive’ part of the annual South by South West conference in Austin, Texas kicks off this Friday.
Known as SXSWi, and running through until Tuesday 16 March, the event brings together web designers, developers, content creators and more, to share ideas, network, announce new products and services, and then hang out in the evenings over barbeque and beer.
The conference features around 200 panels and evening events covering subjects such as social media, interface design, real-time web and much more. The evenings see parties such as the Bigg Digg Shindigg, events hosted by [...]
Convio, an Austin, Texas-based provider of on-demand solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to manage online fundraising and other activities, has announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
The shares in the offering will be offered by Convio and certain stockholders. While the number of shares to be offered and the price range have not been determined, the Wall Street Journal reports (behind paywall) that the sale is estimated to entail $57.5 million in stock.
We should note that the [...]
Israeli startup Siano, which makes tiny digital TV receiver chips for mobile devices, announced a $24 fourth round of funding from Siano’s existing investors: JVP, DFJ-Tamir-Fishman, Star Ventures, Walden Israel, and Bessemer Venture Partners. The same investors had participated in a $17.5 million round in August 2008.
The new round brings Siano’s total fundraising to around $76 million.
Siano chairman Erel Margalit said in a prepared statement that “Coming out of the global financial crisis around mid 2009, it was clear that the mobile DTV market has shifted gear.” Demand for [...]
Holiday season air travel just got a little less crappy—freebie access starts today, and runs through to January 15. Read on for the full list of airports, and info on free Wi-Fi promos from Yahoo and Microsoft, too.
You may also remember that Google already said it would foot the bill for Virgin America Wi-Fi during the same period.
The catch? Once you log into the network, you’ll be pestered if you want to set Google to your homepage or try Google Chrome. But that’s it. I can deal with that. You’ll also have the option to make a donation to Engineers Without Borders, the [...]
Pakistan have many natural places and mountains.The second highest mountain on the earth is called K-2(God One Austin).The peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range, and is located in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
As anyone who has worked on a group project knows all too well, not all team members contribute equally to the success of a project. And now Virginia Tech researchers have found the same holds true for the cores in multicore processors.
Depending on how your code is distributed across seemingly identical cores, the speed at which that code is executed on a multicore processor can vary by as much as 10 percent.
If you’ve ever had a program perform slower than expected or perform quickly on one day and not as spritely the next, you might want to examine how that CPU is executing the job.