‘Inexcusable’ false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was caused by human error

Hawaiian residents were briefly but intensely disturbed this morning by a state-wide alert via TV and phone warning of an incoming ballistic missile. It was, however, shortly afterwards confirmed to be a mistake caused by “human error.

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.

US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stage, VCs have cut back in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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,

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.

一张图让你看懂余额宝到底是在赚谁的钱——信息图

短短时间,余额宝发展了8100万用户,吸纳了近5000亿元资金,面临存款大搬家的银行急了,一场围绕互联网金融的争论成为两会的焦点。

广电牌照企业生存艰难,被迫向山寨授权

众多视频、游戏厂商陆续推出盒子产品,抢占客厅再度成为2014年互联网行业最炙手可热的名词。不过在这背后,部分拥有牌照的广电企业却陷入举步维艰的境地。

莫博士评苹果Beats传言:苹果应加强云计算业务

美国知名科技评论家沃尔特·莫斯伯格(Walter Mossberg)上周日在科技博客Re/code上发表题为《我对苹果收购Beats的一些感想以及他们应该做的其他一些事情》的评论文章称,苹果之所以有可能收购Beats,是为了引入更多创意人才。

[图]支持Dot View保护套 WP版HTC One新渲染图曝光

日前HTC发布邀请函表示将于8月19日召开新品发布会,届时备受关注的WP版HTC One M8将会亮相。

带英特尔RealSense 前后置3D摄像头的笔记本和平板电脑分别将于2014年底和2015年推出

英特尔在一年一度的英特尔开发者大会上称,带英特尔RealSense 3D摄像头的笔记本将于今年年末开售,而带3D摄像头的平板电脑将会在2015年推出。在今年年初的CES上,英特尔首次介绍了这种3D传感技术。

Google是如何做移动搜索的(一)

长久以来Google的旗舰产品已成为我们生活的一部分。但Google并不认为搜索理所当然就应该是那样的。此文编 […]

卖游戏不算啥:DLC和微交易才是大生意

游戏厂商们越来越青睐于微交易和DLC已经不算是什么新闻了,甚至作为传统游戏最后的阵地——家用主机上玩家也能不时 […]

工商总局局长:水货客扰乱市场正严查

商事制度改革实施一年,未来改革如何推进?对网络购物中出现的问题如何加强监管?在9日举行的十二届全国人大三次会议记者会上,国家工商总局局长张茅就上述问题回答了记者提问。

Windows 10: Updates will soon be deliverable via P2P

Word about a P2P feature for Windows Update in Windows 10 began circulating towards the end of 2014 thanks to a dummy UI found in one of the early Windows 10 builds which showcased P2P abilities. In build 10036 which leaked recently, it appears that feature is still being built and improved upon.

谋划重出江湖的诺基亚未来在哪?

在与微软72亿美元完成交易之后,按照条款诺基亚在30个月内不得在自己的移动设备上使用“Nokia”品牌,这项条 […]

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