This tech startup is trying to tackle waste in Africa

Kenya has a waste management problem, especially in the country’s capital of Nairobi. As of 2016, Nairobi was producing around 2,400 tons of waste every day but only 38 percent of that trash was collected and less than 10 percent was recycled,

2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin Sorrell has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry.

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects.

Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech

“Everything’s a battle,” Cindy Gallop sighs, although ti’s clear she relishes those battles. What she means is that the entire Internet has long been divided into two separate, walled fiefdoms: one labelled “pornography,” the other marked with those three dread words “no adult content.

Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figures. In other words,

The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy

Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more stories or follow ups. Silicon Valley can rest easy. But wait! There is another crisis brewing,

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The major money quote about Silicon Valley is this:

Katalyst.Ventures, a new firm led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, 

Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment

Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has added some new articles to its help center that detail how the company reviews and enforces rules,

A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico

When goTenna put out their Mesh device earlier this year, I thought the off-grid gadgets would be great for an emergency kit or back country hike. But it turns out that I underestimated the demand for a resilient, user-powered mesh network: dedicated nodes now populate cities across the country,

Attending CES 2018? TechCrunch wants to see your company

CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge contingent to the show again this year and want to see your gadgets, toys and products.

中移动祭出融合通信抵抗OTT

面对逐年递减的短彩信和语音收入,中国移动于2014年2月发布RCS(融合通信)白皮书。但是面对现在即时通信OTT产品市场饱和,互联网OTT产品垄断市场的局面,融合通信真的能让中国移动打个漂亮的翻身仗么?

Siri之父Adam Cheyer:如果乔布斯还在,我应该不会离开

iPhone 4S发布之后,人们问新CEO库克,那个“S”代表什么,库克说,它代表Siri。 由此可见Siri […]

微服务-分解应用程序从而实现更好的部署特性及可伸缩性 - 黄博文

本文是我翻译INFQ上的一篇文章。作者Chris由简入深的讲解了微服务的来龙去脉、使用场景、优势劣势、以及现有技术栈向微服务架构的重构步骤。是一篇微服务主题的不可多得的好文。

SpaceX的可回收运载火箭Falcon 9R发射失败

据spaceflightnow网站报道,美国时间本周五傍晚,德克萨斯州McGregor ,Elon Musk的太空探索初创企业SpaceX的Falcon 9R无人运载火箭在发射后不久因内部故障自毁,事故中并无人员伤亡。该事件彰显出了太空探索活动的高风险性。

新型光纤每秒可传255TB:效率超目前21倍

据物理学家组织网站报道,来自荷兰埃因霍芬理工大学(TU/e)以及美国中佛罗里达大学(CREOL)的研究人员近日在《自然-光学》杂志上发表文章,报告了光纤通讯领域的一项重要技术进展——他们成功地在一种新型光纤中实现了每秒255TB的数据传输率,这一结果要比目前商业用光纤的带宽效率高出21倍。

GROUPING SETS与GROUP_ID - BI征途

SQL> SELECT E.DEPARTMENT_ID DID, 2 E.JOB_ID JOB, 3 E.MANAGER_ID MID, 4 SUM(E.SALARY) SUM_SAL, 5 COUNT(E.EMPLOYEE_ID) CNT, 6 GROUP_ID() GG 7 FROM EMPLO...

Facebook to remind UK users to register to vote

LONDON — If you're eligible to cast a ballot in the UK general elections in May, you'll see an update in your Facebook newsfeed Thursday reminding you to register to voteSee also: We're less than 100 days from the UK election.

The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked

If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them.Read more...

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This Amazing, Giant Hulkbuster Toy Has an Iron Man Figure Inside

I have long suspected that the employees of Hot Toys have sold their souls to the devil in order to have gained their almost terrifying abilities to turn living, breathing people into picture-perfect 12-inch figures. Apparently, they also received the ability to make miracles.Read more...

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