39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says,

Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs Is Just Eugenics By Another Name

Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of health and behavioral issues in them. — Ed.

Confessions Of A US Navy Blue Angel

They are one of the most iconic performance groups in existence, amazing millions yearly. Their shows feature seemingly super-human levels of precision. Now, one of them is going to tell you what it's like to don the blue flight suit as part of the elite of the elite,

Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border

Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company “is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.

ezCater raises $100M as it looks to own office catered meals around the world

Everyone at the office needs lunch (or in some cases dinner) — but for salespeople trying to entice a potential lead or convince an architect to pick up their project, they might need to use a free meal as a bit of a lure to get them in the room to make that pitch. It […]

Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the ‘Stripe for identity’

Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity’, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, joining an impressive list of backers that include Taavet Hinrikus, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, SV Angel,

GameStop reportedly discussing buyout with private equity firms

Struggling retail chain GameStop is discussing a potential buyout with private equity firms, according to Reuters. The report says that one of the private equity firms is Sycamore Partners and that GameStop has hired a financial advisor to help with the talks,

What’s under those clothes? This system tracks body shapes in real time

With augmented reality coming in hot and depth tracking cameras due to arrive on flagship phones, the time is right to improve how computers track the motions of people they see — even if that means virtually stripping them of their clothes.

SurveyMonkey has filed confidentially to go public

The IPO window continues to remain open as SurveyMoney, which last raised money in 2014 at a $2 billion valuation, announced today that it has confidentially filed to go public. SurveyMonkey can file confidentially with the SEC through the JOBS act signed in 2012,

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of Diseases.

Forget the Alexa-powered toasters at CES, these innovations will really shape 2018

This year, as CES rolls out troves of new Alexa-enabled toasters, mirrors, and even shower heads, the gathering has become just another symbol of Silicon Valley’s disconnect with the needs of everyday people. Read More

IBM may be prepping for massive changes at Global Technology Services group

IBM has been a company adrift for the last several years with 22 straight quarters of declining revenue. Against that backdrop, The Register published an article yesterday suggesting there could be massive changes afoot for the company’s Global Technology Services group.

Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica begins testing in San Francisco

Waymo is bringing its self-driving cars back to San Francisco streets for testing. TechCrunch has obtained pictures of the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous test vehicle on SF city roads,


极客 写道 "国外开发者David Auerbach最近撰文分享他眼中最难的电脑游戏——Robot Odyssey,他在文中称:“我的第一台电脑是 Apple II,128K 内存,没有硬盘,只有一个5.25英寸的软驱。

Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun. Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.


英文原文:The Internet Has Become the External Hard Drive for Our Memories  我们都在某种程度上把劳心的事托付给他人。当新信息出现时,我们会自动把记忆事物与概念的责任分配给社交群体里的成员。我们自 ... ...


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Boston Technologies和Forexware宣布企业合并

马塞诸塞州波士顿2014年7月12日电 /美通社/ -- 今天,Forexware, LLC 和 Boston Technologies, Inc. 宣布了两个企业合并的消息。


近年来,互联网数据泄露事件频频发生,数据泄露不仅让终端用户的信息安全遭受威胁,同时也让互联网企业的数据安全问题 […]

Yik Yak 涉嫌网络霸凌,被移出谷歌应用排行榜


乐视将开6小时马拉松式发布会 手机电视连发

4月1日下午消息,乐视再次向媒体发出邀请函,邀请参加4月14日下午14:00举行的发布会,主题为“From 1984 to 2015”,地点北京万事达中心(原五棵松体育馆)。今天上午,贾跃亭在微博发布414超级发布会邀请函。

[画廊]微软在Build 2015大会展示Windows 10设计概念图

微软在本周旧金山的Build 2015开发大会上,展示了很多Windows 10设计方面开发过程中的概念图。这些图片代表了Windows 10给Insider测试者提供的预览版中的各种设计界面的概念设计由来,当然与最终形式会有些许细微不同之处。

惠普:9月1日起全面预装Win10 二合一机型受欢迎

惠普打印与信息产品集团(PPS)个人信息产品事业部中国区副总裁周信宏,长期主管惠普的商用台式机业务。他向cnBeta介绍称,惠普产品线从9月1日起全面预装Windows 10。预计可拆卸转换的笔记本平板二合一式机型将最受欢迎。

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