Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches cube-sat with experimental water detection tech

Planetary Resources, the space mining company backed by Google’s Larry Page and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, has taken another step in its quest to actually mine resources from asteroids and other planetary bodies. The company successfully launched its Akryd-6 cubesat,

Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles

The investment arms of BMW and the Chinese search technology giant, Baidu, along with a large original equipment manufacturer for the auto industry and a slew of technology investors have all come together to back Lunewave, a startup developing new sensor technologies for autonomous vehicles.

Apple Watch fire face was made with actual fire

With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a new, larger display. It now has rounded edges and thinner bezels. And the company took advantage of that display to introduce new fire, water, liquid metal and vapor faces.

AI could help push Neo4j graph database growth

Graph databases have always been useful to help find connections across a vast data set, and it turns out that capability is quite handy in artificial intelligence and machine learning too. Today, Neo4j, the makers of the open source and commercial graph database platform,

Bird hits 10 million scooter rides

Bird just announced 10 million scooter rides since launching about one year ago. If this story sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because Bird competitor Lime earlier today announced it surpassed 11.5 million rides across its shared bikes and scooters. Bird,

Walmart is putting 17,000 Oculus Go headsets in its stores to help train employees in VR

Workplace training has long been considered one of the key early areas where virtual reality can make a dent in the enterprise. Walmart already made some noise when it announced it would be bringing VR hardware into its training centers,

Vonage acquires cloud-based contact center startup NewVoiceMedia for $350M in cash

More consolidation is afoot in the world of cloud-based voice services. Today, Vonage — once a VoIP pioneer that today offers cloud-based unified communications and other IP services in the business market — announced that it would acquire NewVoiceMedia,

Spotify will now let indie artists upload their own music

Spotify today is taking another step that may make record labels uncomfortable. Fresh off reports that the streaming service is cutting its own licensing deals with independent artists, the company this morning announced it will now allow indie artists to directly upload their music to its service,

Yesojo’s Nintendo Switch projector dock is a dream accessory

The Yesojo Nintendo Switch projector dock got a lot of attention when we covered the launch of its crowdfunding campaign last year, but at CES, it was on display and working, with the company ready to ship to its early backers. We got to spend some time with the portable projector,

Netflix was 2017’s top non-game app by revenue

Netflix was the top earning app of 2017 that wasn’t a mobile game, according to Sensor Tower’s new year-end report on the most successful apps and publishers across Apple’s App Store and Google Play. In previous years, the top spot had gone to Spotify, and before that, LINE.

Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to fund college scholarships for Dreamers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college. The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US,

10 More Bodies Found in Deadly Washington Mudslide

The death toll continues to rise following a massive mudslide in Oso, Wash.,over the weekend.Local search and rescue officials pulled two more bodies from the wreckage on Tuesday, bringing the official death toll to 16 since Saturday’s slide. An additional eight bodies were discovered on Tuesday,



Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settements

curtwoodward (2147628) writes "In January, Boston University settled lawsuits against two dozen big technology companies for allegedly using its patented blue LED technology without permission. But apparently,

Understanding an AI's Timescale

An anonymous reader writes "It's a common trope in sci-fi that when AIs become complex enough to have some form of consciousness, humans will be able to communicate with them through speech.


威锋网讯,据外媒 9to5Mac 的报道,苹果的高层正在就移动支付服务和来自连锁零售店的负责人进行商谈。据熟悉这项计划的知情人士透露,这个谈话在过去的几个月里就已经开始了,对象是一些比较高端的零售商。  

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British MPs hope a day off will encourage people to vote

LONDON — Would a national holiday make you feel more like voting? The House of Commons political and constitutional reform committee hopes so. It has recommended a day off for each general election in the UK as part of a package of proposed changes to try and increase voter turnout.See also:

得道多助: 韩国现代计划在CES展示CarPlay

威锋网讯 12 月 18 日消息,韩国汽车厂商现代(Hyundai)于本周四正式宣布,他们将会在 2015 年的 CES 消费电子展会上通过 Display Audio 展示与苹果车载系统 CarPlay 进行整合后的新貌。


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