As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media

David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The episode has plenty of funny moments,

The slow corrosion of techno-optimism

Two weeks from now, the Swahilipot Hub, a hackerspace / makerspace / center for techies and artists in Mombasa, Kenya, is hosting a Pwani Innovation Week, “to stimulate the innovation ecosystem in the Pwani Region.

Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards

European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised full credit card details for a number of its customers, as well as personal information. Compromised data includes full name, billing address, email address, password,

Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor As tasks wane,

Microsoft to shut down HockeyApp

Microsoft announced plans to shut down HockeyApp and replace it with Visual Studio App Center. The company acquired the startup behind HockeyApp back in 2014. And if you’re still using HockeyApp, the service will officially shut down on November 16, 2019.

China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO

You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which gobbled up Musical.ly in August. The Beijing-based company also runs a popular news aggregator called Jinri Toutiao, which means “today’s headlines” in Chinese, and the app just assigned a new CEO.

Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

William ("Whurley") Hurley Contributor Share on Twitter William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.

WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing slideshows missing tons of features including augmented reality selfie masks,

Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches

It hasn’t been a fun time to be Intel. Last week the company revealed two chip vulnerabilities that have come to be known as Spectre and Meltdown, and have been rocking the entire chip industry ever since (not just Intel). This week the company issued some patches to rectify the problem. Today,

Intel tried desperately to change the subject from Spectre and Meltdown at CES

Intel had a bad week last week. It was so bad that the chip maker has to be thrilled to have CES, the massive consumer technology show going on this week in Las Vegas, as a way to change the subject and focus on the other work they are doing. For starters,

Even the Most Interesting Man in the World couldn’t make Luma work as standalone company

Luma, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based maker of smart WiFi routers, has been acquired by First Alert, a maker of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that is itself a subsidiary of Newell Brands, a public company whose other holdings include Rubbermaid. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed,

黄章或首次现身魅族线下活动

今日,魅族科技发布微博,将于4月12日(本周六)举办《魅族Flyme玩家面对面-广州站》。Flyme产品设计师将与用户面对面,采纳用户需求及建议。魅族总裁CEO黄章亦发微博表示,有时间将参与此次活动。

微软或推出「无延迟」云游戏平台 DeLorean

DeLorean 的引擎使用了一种预测式的机制,能够根据玩家可能输入的下一个指令提前将游戏内容串流到用户设备中,然后根据实际指令来采用不同的内容——非常占带宽,非常的。但或许微软将再一次定义游戏……

Jimmy Fallon Breaks Down the Pros and Cons of Joining Ello

Do you remember Ello? No? As a refresher: It's an invite-only social network that promises anonymity and no ads. If you still don't have an invite, it's probably time to weigh the pros and cons of joining the site.Thankfully, Jimmy Fallon is here to lay out all the arguments for you, including:

National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court

Gunkerty Jeb writes The Ninth Circuit appeals court in San Francisco took oral arguments from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Department of Justice yesterday over the constitutionality of National Security Letters and the gag orders associated with them.

在金融公司做 IT 是什么感觉?

金融公司的范围太大了。我来尝试从对冲基金的角度来说几句吧。抛砖引玉,欢迎批评指正。我现在工作在一个美国的对冲基金IT部门。从我的角度来看,对冲基金的IT可以分为4个主要的方向:Front Office, Back Office,

“信仰家族纪念活动”在京举行 缅怀革命先辈

天津2015年5月25日电 /美通社/ -- 5月22日,“信仰家族纪念活动”在北京隆重举行。

人类在进化中丢失数万DNA:大部分已无作用

外媒称,虽然人类喜欢相信,由于自己的复杂程度,所以自己位于进化体系的顶端,但我们的成功实际上可能归结为丧失了部分DNA。

Amy Schumer asks future 'Bachelor' if he'd like to have phone sex

Amy Schumer may not be down for committing to a full season of The Bachelorette, but she's still clearly invested in the franchise.She tweets frequently about the dating series and its sister shows; she appeared on a Bachelorette episode back in May; and on Monday night,

街霸前制作人打造 《乱斗之王》安卓首测今日开启

深圳2015年8月26日电 /美通社/ -- 国内领先的手机游戏发行平台乐逗游戏与广州新游联合发行S级格斗大作《乱斗之王》将于今日正式开启安卓首测。

NSW government targets Uber in plan to take 40 vehicles off the road

Up to 40 drivers in New South Wales have been issued with suspension notices in a government crackdown targeting ride-share services such as Uber.The state's transport authority, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), which issued the suspensions,

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