Irish startup SoapBox Labs is building speech recognition tech for kids

Irish startup SoapBox Labs is on a mission to create what it calls “the world’s most accurate and accessible speech technology for children”, tech it plans to offer to third-party hardware and app developers. These span educational apps that support reading and language development,

Google makes $550M strategic investment in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

Google has been increasing its presence in China in recent times, and today it has continued that push by agreeing to a strategic partnership with e-commerce firm JD.com which will see Google purchase $550 million of shares in the Chinese firm. Google has made investments in China,

Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

Brooks Rainwater Contributor 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 Do cities still want a sharing economy? As tech startups surge in cities,

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

Grant Miller Contributor Share on Twitter Grant Miller is the co-founder of Replicated As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce,

Original Content podcast: ‘Queer Eye’ season two is even more of a tearjerker

It’s only been a couple months since we reviewed the first season of Netflix’s revival of Queer Eye, but the show’s Fab Five are already back with another eight episodes where they remake the homes, wardrobes and lives. For season two, however,

The techlash

People hate hubris and hypocrisy more than they hate evil, which is, I think, why we’re seeing the beginnings of a bipartisan cultural backlash against the tech industry. A backlash which is wrongly conceived and wrongly targeted … but not entirely unfounded. It’s hard to shake the sense that,

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from its playbook, the Startup Battlefield competition,

Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red eye or lens flare, and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots.

Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu on Friday released the first images of the next season of The Handmaid’s Tale, announcing that the next season will be released in April. Unfortunately, they weren’t any more specific than that.

CTRL+T podcast: Diversity and its discontents

No one is down with how diversity is unfolding in Silicon Valley. Depending on how one looks at it, they’re going to have an issue with it. White men are crying foul, saying they’re being left out of these conversations and initiatives. However, actual marginalized people are, rightfully so,

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule returns from the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has returned from the International Space Station as planned, after spending around a month docked at the orbital facility. This Dragon spacecraft was previously flown on an ISS resupply mission, meaning it’s done the round trip successfully twice in its lifetime now.

热议互联网金融:“吸血鬼”还是“鲶鱼”

余额宝、理财通、百发、京保贝、P2P……互联网金融无可置疑是去年至今年来最热门的话题之一。批评者称,余额宝类产品是附着在银行身上的“吸血鬼”,甚至喊出“取缔余额宝”的声音。

而立之年,开发者在害怕什么?

俗话说“30岁是20岁的重生”,但这句话并不总是正确的——事实上,在软件开发行业似乎与之相反。尽管有的开发者在30岁时候才刚刚起步,但很多程序员平均在29岁之后就开始感到前途迷茫。

【051期】用户体验人才和应聘

【SDC51期设计讲座】又到了金三银四的日子,相信不少同学都有换工作的打算吧!本周星期五晚八点阿里国际 UED 用户体验总监@加州paulpaul老师...

A closer look at how friendly Google is with the NSA

It would seem that the relationship between the web giant and the NSA is a bit friendlier than we have previously been led to think.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/07/a-closer-look-at-how-friendly-google-is-with-the-nsa/

是什么摧毁了程序员的工作效率

英文原文:How to destroy Programmer Productivity  上图是摘自网上有关程序员工作效率的论述。  正如 Homer Simpson 所说,如果这是真的,那就有意思了。  我之所以不能一针见血地发现如何才能高效工作 ... ...

[图表]Gartner发布2014年新科技产品预测周期图

在科技行业中,总是会遵循着这样一个预测模式:首先通过各个渠道大肆宣传,然后会经历一段无法避免的否决和证实,在经过相当长的一段时间之后,此前炒作中的产品终于问世。

蛇叔:平玩「鐳射對焦」一按即拍 – LG G3 Beat 速試

最近 LG G3 加推紅及紫色版,各位 Unwire.hk 讀者係咪都想換機呢?不過旗艦機未必人人換得起,所以 LG 今日發佈全新 G3 Beat,它屬 G3 平價版本,但仍擁有 G3 大部分功能,最重要是售價不用 $3,

无人机为我们带来苹果发布会神秘建筑新图

距离苹果的发布会也就几天的时间了,除了对于产品方面的一些预测在继续外。外界对于这次发布会的地点弗林特中心也是充满了兴趣。此前我们报道了苹果正在弗林特中心外建造一幢三层楼高的建筑。

麻省理工推出未来宇航服:由记忆合金打造

据国外媒体报道,麻省理工学院的科学家目前公布了一个新的宇航服设计,这款宇航服可以在火星表面上使用,从外形上看,先进的宇航服几乎贴着宇航员的身体,可以自动收紧变成宇航员的“第二皮肤”,这样就为行星探索提供了更多自由活动的空间,穿着宇航服就不显得那么笨重。

诺基亚:再见微软!NOKIA故事将续写下去

威锋网 11 月 12 日消息 就在昨天,微软正式发布了首款自主 Lumia 品牌旗下的全新手机Lumia 535,该机子也成为了芬兰“NOKIA”品牌正式从微软消失的标志。不过,这一点也不令人感到惊讶,对于诺基亚本身亦是如此。

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