Antisocial media?

As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads’, issue pushing Facebook pages, and even political rallies organized using its Event tools,

The Short, Serendipitous Life & Untimely Death Of Antisocial Photo-Sharing App, Rando

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a piece about a new random photo-sharing app called Rando, built by a London app & design studio, ustwo -- an app that prefigured the current preoccupation for apps and services to offer users more anonymity.

Listen Carefully

There are lessons to be drawn from how people are talking about the technology services they are interacting with. Not just in general terms — whether they like or dislike a service and so on; but what more subtle linguistic signifiers might be expressing on their behalf.

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

What a week. I’m about to go spend my weekend with extended family and old friends. What a weekend. What’ve you got lined up?Read more...

The way the Internet has changed the way we communicate

Oh Internet, where would we be without you? We certainly wouldn't be instant messaging someone we met at Machu Picchu six years ago. Or trawling through an album of a girl we went to primary school with entitled 'OMG! It's a Boy!' We wouldn't be able to craft a sentence using only emojis,

How to Watch Tonight's GOP Debates (Besides Stoned)

Sure, some people might be watching the presidential debates in VR but to truly experience tonight’s GOP circus in Boulder, Colorado you should be rolling a doobie before you tune in. Here’s how. To watch, not roll a doobie.Read more...

The Mattress Gets Reinvented and Stuffed in the Trunk of Your Car

Mattress shopping can be a major pain in the ass. Something that Casper, a newly launched sleep startup, wants to remedy. The supposed solution? One single, painstakingly engineered mattress for the masses.Read more...

UK beach's ban on Borat-style mankinis is helping its reputation

LONDON — There ain't no party like a mankini party, but the mankini parties...must stop.Police in Newquay, a town in Cornwall, England, have said that outlawing the bathing suits has helped contribute to overall improved behaviour and a boost to the economySee also:

In the first episode of 'Backstrom,' Rainn Wilson is just another savant

The following review discusses plot points from the first episode of 'Backstrom.' Do not read on if you have not watched the episode.You've likely heard this one before: Brilliant but antisocial ____________ is called back on the job for his expertise in ____________ field,

Business Insider Writer Says He Was Assaulted for Wearing Google Glass

This past Friday, Business Insider's Kyle Russell (above) covered an anti-eviction protest that targeted a high-ranking Google exec. While walking home, Russell put on his Google Glass , at which point he says it was torn off his face and smashed to bits.Read more...

Brewer Blasts Beer Censors With 'Sorry Not Sorry' Letter

There are contrite and carefully-measured responses crafted by brands in the face of public relations problems. And then there's the press release issued Monday by BrewDog.The 6 year-old Scottish brewer on Monday wrote a blistering NSFW response after Portman Group,

The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision

The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues after The New York Times sued the organization for withholding of information that it believes could prove there was Russian interference.

Beau Willimon shows us the path to Mars in ‘The First’

Beau Willimon, the screenwriter and playwright who created Netflix’s “House of Cards”, has turned his attention from Washington, D.C. to outer space in his latest series “The First”. The shows have more in common than I expected. Sure, “The First” is about a future expedition to Mars,

Airbnb wants to give its hosts equity in its business

Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That’s why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has written to the SEC to ask if its rules around security ownership can be revised. Specifically,

Toyota’s autonomous mobility lead to speak at Startup Battlefield MENA

Hard to believe, but Startup Battlefield MENA is just over a week away. We’ve got some of the top founders and investors in the region speaking, including Magnus Olsson of Careem, Imad Kreidieh of Ogero, Mai Medhat of Eventtus,

Swiping right on virtual relationships

Sextech entrepreneur and advocate Bryony Cole is planning for a future when entire relationships exist in virtual reality.

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The Washington Post, 

Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety

The Room has been ranked with Plan 9 From Outer Space as a strong contender for the “best” worst movie ever made — and it’s now available in its entirety on YouTube. Written, directed, and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room belongs in the same category as Plan 9,

Stop what you are doing and watch Nathan for You’s brilliant Uber episode right now

If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Nathan for You, you’re in for a treat! The man behind the show, Nathan Fielder, is so wonderfully awkward in his delivery he might just make you pee your pants from laughing so hard.Last week’s episode “Andy vs.

Redesigning the TechCrunch app

Over the last two years we have been working hard to improve the experience of TechCrunch products for our readers. Our tiny-but-mighty product team launched the brand new TechCrunch mobile app earlier this month and we couldn’t be more excited.

CapHorn Invest raises $150 million fund to invest in B2B startups

French VC firm CapHorn Invest recently closed a new $150 million fund (€130 million). Around 250 CEOs and executives of big established companies invested in the fund as limited partners. This is CapHorn Invest’s second fund. The firm plans to focus on Series A rounds, from $600,

奚国华:中国移动多数4G用户都买iPhone

威锋网 3 月 21 日讯 中国移动董事长奚国华日前在香港出席业绩发布会时表示,中国移动 4G 用户目前仅有 134 万,不过开局形势良好,随着网络布局的进一步完善,这个数据还将会出现大幅增长,预计在今年底将会达到 5000 万。  

AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

Yesterday AT&T announced it would examine 100 cities and municipalities in the U.S.,including 21 metropolitan areas, for introduction of gigabit fiber. Taken on its face, the announcement is the company's response to Google Fiber. But many were quick to note AT&T has promised nothing.

物联网中,一部分元件负责聪明,一部分负责愚蠢

本文作者Benedict Evans,原载于其个人博客。我爷爷或许曾说过他拥有多少个电动马达,也就是来自汽车、冰箱和电钻这些物件上了。估计我爸爸倒很难搞清楚自己有几个马达,但他应该知道家里有多少设备是带芯片的。

Inside the Disaster Housing NYC Is Testing For City Emergencies

More than eight million people live in NYC. And when a natural or human-made disaster strikes, there's a good chance it'll leave some New Yorkers without homes. That's why this summer, NYC's Office of Emergency Management is testing out a fast, cheap, and comfortable solution: Meet the Prototype.

90后创业者孙宇晨:我对安全感的定义不一样

虎嗅注:孙宇晨,生于1990年,锐波科技创始人兼CEO,美国硅谷Ripple Labs大中华区首席代表。Ripple Labs正在构建一个未来金融系统的底层协议,秒杀比特币。

新出土恐龙化石表明恐龙羽化现象更普遍

恐龙在人们的印象中通常是有着巨大的尾巴,蜥蜴状的头部以及巨大的身形覆盖着暗色的鳞片。

Strategy Analytics:预计2015年全球智能手机用户将达25亿

最新调查显示,2015年底前全球使用智能手机的人口将攀升至25亿,超过全球总人口的三分之一,主要源于越来越多的低价产品进入市场,吸引更多消费者。

概念无线充电桌子 桌脚直接可插入墙壁插座

威锋网讯,刚刚我们才向大家介绍了苹果在今天获得的新的无线充电专利,不少人都盼望着无线充电能够有一天实现普及化,现在的无线充电技术都存在一定的局限和安全问题,我们期待着有一天 iPhone,iPad 甚至 Mac 都可以实现无线充电。  

android选中radiobutton后改变TextColor - Van per 7

首先,看下效果图,以护照为例然后选中护照后可以看到 字体由黑色变成了白色下面说下实现方法。首先 在values文件夹下的color.xml文件中加入标签的颜色然后在drawable文件夹下新建xml文件,输入内容。

中国怎样通过碳市场去解决气候变化问题呢?

碳市场并不是解决了气候变化,而是期望用市场化的机制来减少全球的二氧化碳排放,以缓解因人类活动带来的气候变暖问题。

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