November 19, 2013 |
The economic contributions of U.S. copyright industries reached new heights last year, for the first time contributing more than $1 trillion to the gross domestic product and accounting for 6.5% of the nation's economy, according to a new report. The study tracks the economic effect and contributions of U.S. industries engaged in the creation and distribution of computer software, video games, books, newspapers, periodicals and journals, as well as motion pictures, music, radio and television programming.
September 16, 2013 |
The latest iPhones have yet to release but already, talk of Apple's next big event has kicked off. According to France's MacGeneration , an Apple news site, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant will hold a "special event" Oct. 15. MacGeneration has a spotty track record when it comes to Apple rumors, so take its report with a grain of salt. But this is the first time a date has been thrown out on the Web predicting Apple's next event. PHOTOS: 10 signs that it's time to upgrade your computer After announcing the iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad last October, Apple may do the same this October.
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June 21, 2013 |
Southwest Airlines planes began departing their gates late Friday, more than two hours after a companywide computer glitch caused flights to be grounded throughout the western United States. Planes began taking off about 10:30 p.m., said company spokesman Brad Hawkins. The company estimated that 250 flights had been affected by a shutdown in the computer software used to dispatch flights. Hawkins said the airline is relying on a slower backup system. “We sincerely appreciate everyone's patience as we work diligently now to get people where they are supposed to be,” Hawkins said in an email.
November 18, 2012 |
Call it the democratization of the right to look fabulous. It used to be that only models and celebrities had the wherewithal, through the wizardry of professional airbrushing or digital alteration, to look younger, thinner, fitter and more beautiful in their photos than in real life. But new advances in relatively cheap photo retouching apps and computer software are making it astonishingly simple for anyone to look hot at the push of a button. Computer photo-retouching software options include Portrait Professional (www.portraitprofessional.com, $29.95)
September 22, 2012 |
SEOUL - With less than 90 days left before this year's South Korean presidential election, computer software mogul Ahn Cheol-soo has announced his presidential bid as an independent, turning the campaign into a three-way race. A former physician, founder of a software company and a professor at Seoul National University, the 50-year-old Ahn last week suddenly became a dark-horse candidate popular among voters in their 20s and 30s. Even before his announcement, polls showed Ahn closing in on Park Geun-hye, 60, a five-term legislator with the ruling New Frontier Party who is seen as the strongest candidate to succeed President Lee Myung-bak.
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August 31, 2012 |
In a jail system facing overcrowding and under growing pressure to release inmates early, one of the most difficult questions confronting the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is: Who do you let out? Officials hope a key part of the answer is computer software that can sift through a matrix of "psychometric" data, including a 137-question survey, and help identify inmates who seem least likely to commit new crimes. The questionnaire delves into personal histories: Were your parents divorced or separated?