Google temporarily bans addiction center ads globally following exposure of seedy referral deals

Google is temporarily halting advertisements worldwide for addiction and rehabilitation centers, following a report last week showing it was acting as a platform for shady referral services earning huge undisclosed commissions. Read More

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,

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,

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,

首款Tegra 4i手机Wiko WAX将在4月上市

英伟达的芯片产品向来都发布得非常早,可最终采用英伟达芯片的设备却少见,而且推出的时间很晚。今天,首款即将推出,且采用Tegra 4i芯片的智能手机终于问世了,那就是来自Wiko的WAX手机。  

一分钟性教育(10)胸部发育知多少

什么?有同学嘲笑你胸部变大了?

[组图]SpaceX发布首个私营载人飞船:3D打印推进器

据美国全国广播公司网站(NBCnews)报道,就在今天,SpaceX公司即将对外公布第二代“龙”飞船(Dragon V2)的设计方案,这是首艘由私营公司设计的载人飞船,不久的将来这款飞船将开始执行将宇航员送入太空的任务。

传亚马逊将在本周推出流媒体音乐服务

据《纽约时报》报道,电子商务巨头亚马逊正计划推出自己的流媒体音乐服务,以赶上其他科技公司的步伐。这项流媒体服务将让亚马逊金牌用户能够免费访问一个拥有数千首歌曲的曲库,而且没有任何广告的干扰。

微软XBOX ONE天猫9月首发 售价尚未公布

微软XBOX ONE已定于9月份在天猫首发,消息人士透露,包括主机、手柄、kinect、游戏在内,价格或不到4000元人民币。

Apple Ad Promotes the Macbook Air as 'The Notebook People Love'

Apple sticks to a straightforward product message with its latest ad, "Stickers." The 30-second spot features a montage of Macbook Airs customized with stickers ranging from Walter White to a kitty to Snow White to Homer Simpson.

Microsoft: Windows 10 will be free for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users for 1 year after launch

Microsoft has announced at its January 21st event that all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 for the first year of its launch. This is big news indeed,

Does Showing a Horrific Video Serve a Legitimate Journalistic Purpose?

HughPickens.com writes: Erik Wemple writes at the Washington Post that Fox News recently took the controversial step of posting a horrific 22-minute video online that shows Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned to death.

中国的开源浪潮

开源软件已在操作系统、编译工具、Web服务器、大数据、云计算等领域占据了主导地位,开源软件还为许多企业带来了独特的商业模式,许多初创企业多是基于开源技术起步的。

Lexus大改严肃形象 卖萌LF-SA车展前曝光

说起 Lexus,相信不少车迷都会联想到“老板车”或一些豪华车款,无论如何都是和迷你小车无关的。不过当传说中的 Lexus LF-SA 概念车现身时,车迷们可能要三观颠覆了。  

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