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The National Telecommunication & Information Administration (NTIA) on Tuesday announced that it plans to hold a variety of meetings next year, starting in early February, to discuss the use of facial recognition technology in modern devices. The NTIA will also look to develop a “voluntary, enforceable code of conduct that specifies how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies” for the technology.
We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Jeff, who wants to crowdsource his wedding photography without any mess. If you’re looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
“As part of my wedding plans, we’re expecting plenty of our friends to take pictures of the big day on their smartphones and cameras. I’d like to create a public online photo album to let everyone upload the pictures to one place, and then I can download them later. I’d really rather not have anyone set up an account anywhere (so Flickr won’t work) and, ideally, I’d like those who shoot in .RAW to be able to upload the full sized files. Any ideas and suggestions of places would be great, thanks!”
Well, actually, your humble narrator has this same problem early last year. My solution, which won’t work for you, was to sign up with a Flickr Pro account and set up a new group. As you can email in images to a specific group email address, we sent this address out on our invitations. That way, anyone who took pictures could just email them straight to the site. As you’ve said, that’s not going to work with .RAW images, so let’s turn this question over to the community and see what they can come up with.
There are many ways to look at the NFL, but the easiest – and most tedious – method to figure out what is going on is by examining the numbers.
Here is a numerical look at the league heading into Week 13:
0 – Touchdowns scored by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter of seven consecutive games. Miami is 2-5 during that stretch.
2 – Consecutive loses by the Detroit Lions since they were 6-3. Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay recently defeated Detroit, and those teams have a combined 8-14 record.
4 – Fumbles by New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley this season, which is a league-high by a rusher. He has fumbled once in the Patriots’ past three games.
5 – Interceptions by Giants safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Alterraun Verner, which is a league-high. However, Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has five interceptions, too.
6 – Touchdown passes by Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn during his previous start against the Detroit Lions on January 1, 2012. Flynn threw for 480 yards that day.
13 – Consecutive wins by the Seattle Seahawks at home, while quarterback Russell Wilson has a 117.0 passer rating at CenturyLink Field.
20 – Meetings between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, and the Lions have an 11-8-1 edge.
28 – Wins by the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day with 16 loses and one tie. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has won five of six starts on the holiday.
33.3 – Points per game average by the Philadelphia Eagles in November, while quarterback Nick Foles has a 152.8 passer rating, the highest by a player in any calendar month in NFL history (minimum 50 attempts). Foles leads the NFL with a 128 passer rating this season.
36 – Touchdowns by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, which marks the third time during his career he has registered 35-or-more touchdown passes in a season. He joins Tom Brady (three) and Brett Favre (three) for the most such seasons in NFL history.
80 – Receptions by Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown, which is a league-high. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Steelers have never had a player lead the league in receptions.
200 – Career touchdown passes by Romo, which makes him the fifth undrafted player to reach that milestone. Romo joins Warren Moon (291), Dave Krieg (261), Jim Hart (209) and Kurt Warner (208).
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We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget inquiry is from Andrew, who loves his trackball and needs to help find a wireless replacement. If you’re looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
“I’m a huge fan of trackball mice, and I’ve been using a Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman since 2002. They can’t be popular, because the company no longer makes them, and I haven’t been able to source one except at ridiculous prices on eBay. I’ve even tried the Logitech M570, but I simply can’t use it. I’ve looked at Kensington’s offerings, but they are geared towards thumb-ballers rather than index-finger ballers, so what I want to know is: is any company making a wireless trackball mouse that offers the same experience as my beloved Optical Trackman? Thanks!”
Now, if we’re honest, we did some digging and we really do feel your pain. In our searches, it looks as if the wireless trackball world has collapsed down to the Kensington Orbit or the M570, which you’ve already discounted. So, do any of you, out there in the ether, use a suitable trackball from a niche manufacturer? Heck, are you a niche manufacturer looking for an audience? The comments section below is where you need to go.
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Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas joins FOX Football Daily to talk about Peyton Manning‘s health, the Kansas City defense, and why he’s one of the best wideouts in the NFL.
HTC’s new supersized smartphone, the One Max, already passed through the FCC on its way to Sprint, but a launch date has yet to be announced. The phone’s Best Buy page, however, notes that it’ll arrive on the carrier — and thus, in the US — on November 15th. While The Now Network’s been largely …
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My psychiatrist, Dr. Celineta Rottweiler, says the American family isn’t what it used to be.
Bonds are loosening and everyone talks to each other only on Facebook.
So let’s hail the bow to the modern family offered by Best Buy.
The company has decided that it’s not good enough to entice shoppers to begin their Black Friday shopping at midnight, when the turkey is digested and the Wild Turkey is absorbed.
Instead, the doors of your local Best Buy will open at 6 p.m.
A Best Buy spokeswoman told the Associated Press that this is what the American people want: “Last year customers clearly showed that they wanted to be out shopping much earlier on Thanksgiving.”
I am not sure whether the American people expressed themselves by lining up at 6 p.m. precisely or whether they inundated Best Buy with a promise to start their own Thanksgiving festivities at 11 a.m.