‘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.

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.

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.

Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

Actually, I do RTFA writes "We recently heard about the confiscation of a delivery of multimeters to SparkFun for infringing on Fluke's trademark.

Android Auto 很快将登上你爱车的中控屏幕里

年初成军的 Open Automotive Alliance 联盟,总算在今天的 Google I/O 上给我们看到了实际的产品展示。而这,便是由 Google 所带来的"Android Auto"。同时间,它所吸引的合作厂商阵容也从原本的 25...

男生止步:世界屋脊上的雌牦牛聚会

蒙大拿大学生物学家约珥·伯格的团队对青藏高原的牦牛群进行最终,发现当地的雌性牦牛会组成庞大的群体在陡峭的地形上进行活动。这种“聚会”没有雄性牦牛参与,目的尚不明确。

JS魔法堂:从void 0 === undefined说起 - ^_^肥仔John

一、前言 当使用coffeescript书写如下代码时name = person?.name会被预编译为 var name = typeof person !== "undefined" && person !== null ?...

4 important considerations for your social impact business

This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.“Social impact” is a buzzy phrase being thrown around in entrepreneurship. To oversimplify,

今日新聞淺談:不想透露行蹤記得要把 FB Messenger 的定位關掉啊...

就算你常常使用 FB Messenger,都有可能會忘記要把自己的定位功能關掉,讓所有人都不小心看到你人在哪裡,美國一名大學生寫了一個名為 “Marauder's Map” 的外掛軟體,將好友對話訊息中的好友的位置資訊整合起來,並且標示在地圖上,只是畢竟是外掛程式,需要一個一個點開聊天視窗才能夠正確的抓出每位好友最後留下的地理位置。

全面的Mac系统级监控应用:《iStat Menus》

类型:系统监控  在 Windows 平台上,不少电脑管家类软件都提供了系统监控功能,该功能可以让用户对电脑系统内的一些重要参数指标进行实时查看,例如 CPU 使用率、内存使用情况等。

三星确认英国相机事业已收摊;被尼康收购传言已甚嚣尘上

传闻已久,三星已经收掉英国相机业务的传言现在已获官方证实,不过紧跟着而来的谣传,居然是更大的相机事业群被收购的消息,而且买家即是在无反市场刚好一直缺乏 APS-C 机型的尼康。

This Shark Shepherdess Looks Like She Stepped Out of an Underwater Fairy Tale

A lovely shepherdess in a flowing white dress tends to her flock in these gorgeous photographs reminiscent of a fairy tale. The twist: the shepherdess is underwater, and her charges are white-tipped reef sharks.Read more...

大众对造假事件展开地毯式调查 扩大至17人

据美国《纽约时报》3月8日消息,德国执法人员继续深入调查大众排放造假事件,涉及此事的员工人数已经从最初的6人扩大到17人。布伦瑞克律师事务所发言人称,目前仍没有发现大众管理委员会的成员涉及此事,调查将继续深入开展。同时,在最近的法庭文件中,大众称其监管理委员会此前对排放造假事件并不知情。

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