Is there anything you and I can do that Willow Garage’s PR2 can’t do more adorably? PR2 is now learning how to bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch courtesy of MIT. Swathed in a smock to keep it from getting itself messy--the table was not so lucky--PR2 demonstrates an ability to properly combine ingredients and mix them up in the video below.
In the war over Internet privacy, money has apparently won a major battle.
Microsoft engineers initially wanted a feature in Internet Explorer 8 to limit the powers of third-party tracking cookies by default, the Wall Street Journal reports today. But executives, concerned with the ramifications for online advertisers, won out--and the world's leading browser was designed to share users' private information with advertisers.
Can websites that I'm not visiting still track me?
By Peter EckersleyPosted 03.09.2009 at 12:15 pm 2 Comments
Yes, and there are lots of ways they can do it. Web pages are a flexible platform for exchanging information, but that also means it can be easy to track what you're looking at on them. The first method is through third-party content. Say Company A is an advertising or tracking firm. When you visit sites that display A's ads or use A to track their visitors, A can identify your browser and see what pages you visit on those sites (and more).
I think that everyone in New York City read last week's article by David Leite on the Quest for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. One of the main tricks from the article is to rest your dough for 36 hours before baking the cookies in order to improve the flavor. In my work as a chef I have often made cookie dough in advance and baked to order. I knew that refrigeration had beneficial effects although I had never tested the theory to the extent that David Leite did for the article.