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,

Stensul raises $7M to make email creation easier for marketers

Email marketing startup Stensul is announcing that it has raised $7 million. Stensul spun out of founder and CEO Noah Dinkin’s previous company FanBridge. Dinkin explained via email that the startup isn’t competing with the big email service providers — in fact,

Mobile website creator Universe nabs $4 million Series A

The small team behind Universe, an iOS app which allows users to build modular, simplistic websites in a minute or two, has scored some new funding as it looks to grow its operations and its ambitions. The startup has closed a $4 million Series A investment from Javelin Venture Partners,

Beamery closes $28M Series B to stoke support for its ‘talent CRM’

Beamery, a London-based startup that offers self-styled “talent CRM”– aka ‘candidate relationship management’ — and recruitment marketing software targeted at fast-growing companies, has closed a $28M Series B funding round, led by EQT Ventures. Also participating in the round are M12,

Bose gets into the business of sleep

You know you’ve got a problem sleeping when someone tells you that 35-percent of US adults aren’t get seven hours of sleep a night, and the number sounds remarkably low. I’m not a good sleeper. I never have been, and I’m a sucker for any gadget that comes along promising to make things better.

New system connects your mind to a machine to help stop mistakes

How do you tell your robot not do something that could be catastrophic? You could give it a verbal or programmatic command or you could have it watch your brain for signs of distress and have it stop itself.

Facebook tests “subscription Groups” that charge for exclusive content

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking, and ‘organize my home’ Groups will be the first to get the chance to spawn a subscription Group open to their members.

YouTube woos brands with its new Creative Suite of ad tools

YouTube hopes a new set of creative tools will help it win back advertisers who may have grown disenchanted with the video network due to its ongoing content scandals. The company announced this morning a suite of tools that will allow brands and agencies to test ads,

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,

Sony Unveils Xperia Z2: 5.2-Inch Screen, 4K Video Recording

BARCELONA — Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z2, the company's new flagship smartphone, a mere four months after introducing Xperia Z1 and one year after launching the first phone in the series, the Xperia Z.

Twitter的全新卡片式设计:服务用户还是商家?

大幅的封面照片、置顶推文、根据算法自动确定推文字体大小,这次针对个人页面的全新改版正在让Twitter变得越来越复杂。但这次改版除了能够帮助他们吸引非重度Twitter用户外,也能够外商家提供更好的广告展示效果。

This Obsidian Mirror Was Once Toxic Chemical Waste

There are plenty of ways to deal with chemical waste: You could ship it across the ocean . Or pump in into Ohio . Or, you could use plasma gasification—a Back to the Future-style process that "recreates the conditions inside a volcano" to incinerate waste. One byproduct of the process?

[图]意外收获的才能:盘点头部受创后成天才的人

此前帕吉特是一名大学辍学者,在他父亲开的家具店里当“伙计”,但在他31岁的时候突然遭人从背后袭击,后脑勺重重的挨了一棍子。当他清醒过来时,他突然发现自己成了一个数学和物理学天才。

Amazon Prime Music Impressions: Free with Prime! But Not Quite Enough

Prime Music is a free benefit for legions of Amazon Prime members. It makes Prime an even better deal than it already was. But is it so good that you can give up your other music services altogether? Here's a brief investigation based on a couple of hours of use.Read more...

【一些事晚报】魅族MX4发布会 iPhone6前夜

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Noisy upstairs neighbors finally reveal what they're doing up there

Anyone who has an upstairs neighbor knows the frustration — what are they even doing up there?Are they bowling? Why is she running in high heels? Sometimes it's difficult to associate the awful sounds you're hearing in your ceiling with a noise that a human can naturally produce.Thankfully,

A Rare Glimpse Into the Eye of Typhoon Dolphin

To remote sensing scientists, peering directly into the eye of a tropical storm is like hitting a hole in one. That’s exactly what NASA’s CloudSat satellite did on May 16th, completing a stunning overpass of Typhoon Dolphin as the category 4 storm churned across the west Pacific.Read more...

Scientists Calculate From Just How Far You Can See a Candle Flame

Your eyes a re good—but how good? There’s a long-standing argument about the distance from which humans can observe a burning candle, but now a pair of astronomers has calculated an answer based on the science of how we see the stars.Read more...

微软宣布向Windows 10用户推出特价Office 2016

据外媒报道,日前,微软面向全球用户推出了Office 2016,不过如果是已经升级到Windows 10的用户,则还能得到一个相当实惠的价格。

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