My Subaru Outback has a camera system that lets it automatically set distance to the next car ahead of it.
When there's too much sun for it to see, it disables itself, warns you loudly, and requires you to drive manually.
Strikes me as reasonably sane.
Netflix emailed you this weekend because two years ago, it raised prices and grandfathered you for a whopping two years, and those two years are finally over. I believe, in fact, that's literally what your email notice said.
It's worth noting, BTW, that Netflix didn't sponsor this study. Mostly because everyone at Netflix already knows how toxic ads would be to the brand.
a geek who works for Netflix
Fun fact, BTW: That movie was filmed on the Netflix campus
(But I still have no idea who that guy is. Pretty sure he's not a regular Netflix employee)
In my neighborhood (south of San Francisco), I often find Uber drivers who have to commute 1+ hours to come work around here. If that's a sizable population, it means that if we can predict surge times better in advance, Uber might be able to tell them "next Thursday, you'll probably really want to be on the road because we predict surge pricing." Uber drivers already know that this is the case for either well-defined events ahead of time, or ad-hoc events in real-time, but if you have a long way to go before you can go on the clock, the latter situation doesn't much help you. "Great, it's surge pricing in SF right now, but by the time I get showered and dressed and get down there, it'll probably be gone."
In other words, while you can't actually manufacture new drivers, you can boost the driver supply if you can give at least some of them more advance notice that surge is coming.
Technically, Flash was first a Macromedia product. Adobe got Flash when it purchased Macromedia in the early 2000s.
(Possibly few people will care about the distinction -- I worked at Macromedia at the time, and Adobe was considered our singular nemesis, so I
And in today's list of "things straight white men in tech never have to worry about," we have entry #285: You never have to worry that either you're being promoted or hired because of your gender/orientation/ethnicity, or that others will think that's the reason for your promotion/hiring.
I have, so far, not rejected my adopted child.
And if your argument is that adoption vs cuckolding is different because of consent, your DNA is far smarter and more sentient than mine.
You've already seen a plethora of comments slamming the idea of an expensive smartwatch (or in some cases slamming the idea of a wristwatch entirely). I'm a huge Smartwatch fan -- I spend virtually all my day in meetings, often not being able to use my laptop (tells you all you need to know about my job, I suppose). I was using a Pebble for years before my spouse got me an LG G Watch. Then a year later my spouse got me an Olio and as soon as I verified that it couldn't make it more than about 10 hours without needing recharging, I returned it.
When I got the LG G Watch, I made peace with the idea of charging my watch every day, which felt a bit blasphemous to begin with, but
These days, I'm using a big, chunky, Huawei Watch (http://www.gethuawei.com/huawei-watch) which I like quite a bit and makes it to bedtime with about 60% charge remaining.
So why not the Apple Watch? Simple -- I'm more interested in continuing to use my Android phone than I am using the Apple Watch. Apple, in an attempt to create a vertically integrated stack and bolster up the iPhone (or maybe just because they're lazy), has made their watch only work with the iPhone.
"the good times are about to end for this customer base, which analysts estimate at about 17 million people, or 37% of Netflix's U.S."
Last official member numbers from Netflix were 74M customers (end of 2015). That means that 22% of the customer base is impacted (or 37% of Netflix's US customer base. Whether you choose to look at the 22% (since article title talks about "most Netflix customers," not "most US Netflix customers"), or the 37% number, neither represents "most."
It'd be far more correct to say that most Netflix customers for whom prices are finally going up don't realize it's going to happen.
Kinda wonder how many of them will care
Trust is not absolute -- it is differential.
I own a Google Nexus phone (made by Huawei, but it's marketed as a Google Nexus phone). This required trusting them enough to bet that my $800 or so (128GB version, with Nexus Protect) spend on the phone will last me about the two years or so I expect to use the phone. Do I trust Google that much? Probably. Would I trust them with a low-cost home appliance thingy that, if they broke, I could replace with something else? I might, if that was the best option at the time. I don't buy any electronic device with the expectation it'll be around for years to come.
But these are all relatively small investments, so the risk of taking that bet is pretty low. Ask me if I trust Google enough to, say, buy a $40,000 car from it, and you'll get a very, very different answer.
Depends on the location, I'd think. I know a bunch of people who are far richer than you need to be in order to drive a car in NYC, but who still take the subway because self-driving or not, a car during rush hour in NYC is going nowhere.
That shouldn't be the case any longer, if you look carefully. Certainly, my Nexus 6P is (allegedly) compatible with the standard carriers -- there's no carrier-specific version of the phone.
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