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,

Bitcoin, Ethereum and almost every other cryptocurrency is plunging

Look away now if you own bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. This won’t be breaking news to you if you are invested, but today has seen the entire crypto market fall by double-digit percentages. The price of bitcoin slumped by 15 percent to drop below $12,000 for the first time since December 4.

Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones

Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies it is offering to consumers. Read More

Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings

Airbnb has today announced a new feature that will help users manage their payments on the platform. The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part of their trip upon booking and the rest near the time of check-in. Before now,

AngelList launches Syndicates in India

AngelList has expanded its syndicates program to India in the latest overseas move for the US crowdfunding platform. The launch comes some 18 months after we reported that AngelList had hired Utsav Somani to launch the service and develop its business generally in India,

Twitter hits back again at claims that its employees monitor direct messages

Twitter is pushing back against claims made by conservative activist group Project Veritas that its employees monitor private user data, including direct messages. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a Twitter representative said “we do not proactively review DMs. Period.

Startup events platform Tech.co acquired by digital marketing firm MVF

Tech.co, an online platform and events organizer for startups, announced today that it has been acquired by digital marketing firm MVF. The deal’s terms were undisclosed. Read More

Apple’s MacBook Air turns 10

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs triumphantly held up a manilla interoffice mail envelope to a round of applause at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. It was a silly gimmick, but it got the point across. A year after introducing the Macworld crowd to the iPhone,

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,

Rob Ford Messes Up Daylight Saving Time

Rob Ford just can't catch a break.The scandal-plagued Toronto mayor tweeted out what should have been a harmless update on Saturday night reminding his followers to prepare their clocks and smoke alarms for daylight saving timeUnfortunately, Ford made one small mistake:

Stephen Colbert is Taking Over for David Letterman, CBS Confirms

CBS has confirmed that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of The Late Show.Mashable first reported last week that Colbert was the network's first choice for the role, and that the host of The Colbert Report was interested in taking the job.SEE ALSO:

比變形金剛還更威的「模組化都會背包」

軍用背包很帥氣沒錯,但是在地窄人雜的都會區移動就會顯得十分的不便,如何兼具軍用背包的超級功能,但又能夠在日常通勤時不會顯得笨重,一個可以隨時變更背包型態的變形背包,就顯得蠻有可行性的。

NowThisNews Is Working With Snapchat On An Ephemeral News Service

Mobile news startup NowThisNews, built around the idea of short and viral-friendly clips of news stories, has made some inroads into big media with an investment and content partnership with NBCUniversal, but it’s also looking to build its presence in the opposite, more disruptive direction.

今日嗅评:机器推荐改造的可能不是阅读方式,而是内容生产部门的工作流程

尴尬君正,是如何被“创新”带到沟里去的?联发科的Total Solution是服务模式的创新。瑞芯微是快速执行的创新。小米是借势上位的典范。像君正强调的自主创新CPU,反而束缚了自己的手脚。

预计2017年中国移动医疗市场规模达125亿元

移动医疗是挃通过使用移动通信技术(如PDA、移动电话和卫星通信)来提供医疗服务和信息。

【视频课程】第一次接触动态面板

主要内容:1、动态面板的介绍2、显示/隐藏元件3、显示隐藏时的展开收起元件效果扩展内容:1、将元件转换为动态面板2、动态面板自动适应状态中元件范围大小本视频为《Axure RP7.0从入门到精通》试听课程。 ... ...

Kindle漏洞无人修复 亚马逊帐户存风险

9月17日消息,据国外媒体报道,研究人员发现,亚马逊的电子书图书馆Kindle Library存在一个安全漏洞,可能导致用户的亚马逊账户处于危险状态。

闲谈影片怎样吸引大牌【一影】No.20

导语:本期一影则通过一则短片,教会你怎样在一部小成本的制作中吸引A咖大明星。要知道,当下能够吸引大明星加盟的不仅是金钱,更有许多其他的因素要考虑到。究竟怎样才能用四两拨千斤?先睹为快吧。

Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

An anonymous reader send this link to a developing situation in Sydney, Australia, being reported on via live feed at the Guardian, and covered by various other news outlets as well. According to CNN's coverage,

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