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,

Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital,

JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all development, the infamous “source of truth.

Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken,

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city,

Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation.

Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund

These first-time VCs want to raise $50M for a Dallas-based, Millennial-focused venture firm.

SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Much has been said about the SoftBank Vision Fund, mostly in awe of the size of the investment vehicle. Today, however, the Vision Fund inched yet closer to that twelve-figure goal.

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.

The Phones on Air Force One Look Like Iron Man Accessories

Despite Harrison Ford's best attempts to enlighten us, Air Force One remains a mysterious place. Pretty much the only time you get to see the inside of the president's awesome airplane is when the White House photographer offers a peek. Ever notice how weird the phones look? Read more...

#LifeBeforeAbbott: Australians Remember The Days Before Prime Minister

SYDNEY — Australians love having a dig at the Prime Minister, especially on a public forum, so some have taken to Twitter in droves to reminisce about life before current leader Tony Abbott.The hashtag #LifeBeforeAbbott has been trending for more than 24 hours,

鲍里斯、切丽、莱昂内尔、特雷弗和昂山素季出席全球法律峰会

鲍里斯-约翰逊、切丽-布莱尔、莱昂内尔-巴贝尔、特雷弗-曼纽尔和昂山素季将作为演讲嘉宾出席全球法律峰会 伦敦2014年11月19日电 /美通社/ -- 将于2015年2月23日至25日在伦敦举行的世界级国际法律与商业活动 -- 全球法律峰会 (The Global Law Summit) 今天宣布,伦敦现任市长鲍里斯-约翰逊 (Boris Johnson)、Omnia Strategy LLP 创始人兼董事长切丽-布莱尔 (Cherie Blair QC)、《金融时报》总编辑莱昂内尔-巴贝尔 (Lionel Barber) 和 Rothschild Group 全球高级顾问、前南非总统府部长(1994年至2014年)特雷弗-曼纽尔 (Trevor Manuel) 将出席此次峰会。 

召喚阿寶!明星 Twitter 激讚 Galaxy S6 用的卻是 iPhone

面對 Samsung 的代言人,似乎阿寶想休息一下都不可以。Samsung 不時向知名藝人送出手機,希望透過他們的 影響力吸引粉絲,不過過去多次出現藝人名人大讚 Samsung 手機的時候,被發現利用 iPhone 發 Tweet,同樣的錯誤不斷重複。

'SNL' opens with its own Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Knowing full well that its viewership wouldn't be very high during the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Saturday Night Live decided to admit defeat and air a "pirated stream" of the fight.Enter Jay Pharoah and Aidy Bryant as Mayweather and Pacquiao, respectively.See also:

Cute animation video explains how smart dolphins actually are

We always hear that dolphins are smart but how smart are they actually? Lori Marino explains for Ted-Ed in this cute animation and it’s almost stunning how intelligent they are.

可自行管理 100GB 云空间,这是前 HTC One 设计师设计的新手机

手机外形设计棱角分明,做工也非常的扎实。#欢迎关注爱范儿认证微信公众号:AppSolution(微信号:appsolution),发现新酷精华应用。 爱范儿 |原文链接 ·查看评论 ·新浪微博 ·微信订阅

CM 耳機 3 頻高低可自訂 ! 不同型號可一次過「試聽」

CM 耳機是專為自己的耳仔而建造,不過耳機的聲底如何可以算是「駁一舖」,只有到各大網絡看其他用家的 Comme …The post CM 耳機 3 頻高低可自訂 ! 不同型號可一次過「試聽」 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活.

MobiFone部署Taqua的虚拟移动核心网和客户端,首次向越南提供Wi-Fi通话服务

越南河内和德州理查森--(美国商业资讯)--面向移动运营商和固网运营商提供IP通信系统、应用和服务的领先提供商Taqua今日宣布,MobiFone Corporation成为越南首家推出Wi-Fi通话服务的电信服务提供商。该项MobiFone服务名为WiTalk。

[评论]电信为什么拼命宣传全网通手机?

感谢于斌的投递近日,电信和联通发布了《六模全网通终端白皮书》,围观者有之、叫好者有之、质疑者也有之。虽然看上去不错,电信和联通明年出的定制机全都是“全网通”,但我不由得感觉奇怪,电信以前无论是营业厅还是网厅,不是早称自己是“全网通”了么?那现在的“全网通”又是何故?

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