Cortana had a crappy CES

Cortana gets no respect. Microsoft’s smart assistant is actually pretty solid, all things told, but it rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant.

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.

Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers

Facebook shares fell around 5% on Friday following the news that the company would retool its News Feed to boost social interactions over stories from publishers. Mark Zuckerberg announced the news on Thursday evening in a post on his own Facebook page to expected investor skittishness.

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,

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

Star Within a Star: Thorne-Zytkow Object Discovered

astroengine writes: "A weird type of 'hybrid' star has been discovered nearly 40 years since it was first theorized — but until now has been curiously difficult to find. In 1975, renowned astrophysicists Kip Thorne, of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Calif.,

Google Music Could Get Touchy-Feely If It Does Acquire Moody Playlist App Songza

“Google Play Music All-Access”. That tongue-twisting name says a lot about how well Google understands humans. It’s also why the New York Post’s report that Google is in talks to buy contextual playlist service Songza for $15 million seems like a smart move.

微信公众平台开发(97) 图文消息 - 方倍工作室

在这篇微信公众平台开发教程中,我们将介绍如何灵活的使用图文消息功能。我们将只介绍被动回复消息中的图文消息,发送客服消息及高级群发消息接口的发送的图文消息与本文介绍的图文消息的各情况基本一致。

Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Nerval's Lobster writes: Every company needs employees who can analyze information effectively, discarding what's unnecessary and digging down into what's actually useful. But employers are getting a little bit worried that U.S.

【第2编辑室】马云家买什么都快成为行业风向标了

银联似乎已经对移动支付迫不及待了。和Apple Pay的合作还没有确定,日前《第一财经日报》报道,银联已决定在 […]

NASA宣布了人类登陆火星计划

NASA宣布了人类登陆火星计划,表示正在开发能在2025年将人类发送到小行星2030年发送到火星的能力。

Microsoft and AT&T are no longer selling the 6-inch Lumia 1520 phablet

The steady flow of low-end Lumia phones has been a bit disheartening for some Windows Phone loyalists. Event after event, low to mid range phones are paraded out, with no signs of a flagship in sight. Typically when asked about flagships,

用人造钻石瑕疵开发出新型超灵敏磁场探测器 效率提高千倍

最近,美国麻省理工大学(MIT)研究人员利用人造钻石中的瑕疵开发出新一代超灵敏磁场探测器,效率达到上一代探测器的近千倍。这将为医疗领域、材料成像、走私检查甚至地质勘探带来微型化的电池充电设备。

索尼与苹果合作协议遭维基解密曝光

北京时间4月19日上午消息,索尼影业去年底遭到黑客攻击,大量公司内部信息被曝光。本周,维基解密公布了其中一批电子邮件,曝光了索尼与苹果之间的合作协议。

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