Uber launches a new lower-priced service called Chap Chap in Nairobi

Uber has launched a new, lower-cost service in Nairobi called Uber Chap Chap. Made possible by using a fleet of fuel-efficient budget sedans, Uber Chap Chap (Swahili slang for “hurry, hurry”) is currently available in several areas of the Kenyan capital, including its central business district.

CES will allow sex tech on a one-year trial bias, and finally bans booth babes

The Consumer Technology Association, the organization behind the annual Consumer Electronics Show, is slowly getting up to speed with the modern-day. Today,

Retail role play

Retail isn’t dying, it’s evolving. How democratizing data access is changing the rules -- and roles -- for both brands and merchants.

Final tickets to our 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party

One of Silicon Valley’s most fun and enduring traditions — the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party — takes place on July 25. If you don’t have a ticket yet, know this: We just released the last batch of tickets. Once they’re gone, that’s it. No party for you. Don’t miss out on a night of fun […]

Amazon Prime Day sees competition from more than expected number of retailers

Amazon’s Prime Day continues to gain competition from rival retailers piggybacking on the annual event with their own sales. Ahead of this year’s Prime Day, RetailMeNot had forecast that this year’s sale would see competition from 250 retailers. Today, the firm upped this figure to over 300,

Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data sec

A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in Congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing data and privacy protections for the company’s newly launched cryptocurrency, Libra, has not been contacted by Facebook, according to a report.

Minecraft Earth starts rolling out in beta in Seattle and London

If you’ve been waiting to check out Minecraft Earth (Mojang’s Pokemon GO-style augmented reality reimagining of its hugely popular game Minecraft) good news: it’s starting to roll out to some people now. The catch? It’s only available to a slice-of-a-slice of the world, at first.

Peter Thiel says Elizabeth Warren is ‘dangerous,’ Warren responds: ‘Good’

Senator Elizabeth Warren doesn’t seem too unhappy about being labeled “dangerous” by investor Peter Thiel . Thiel, who co-founded PayPal, Palantir and Founders Fund, made the comments in an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson,

Skydio’s $2499 ‘self-flying’ drone knows where you are and where you’re going

A four-year-old autonomous drone startup founded by MIT researchers and backed by Silicon Valley’s top investors is finally ready to show off what it’s been building over the last several years.Today, Skydio is showcasing the R1,

Google wants to use AMP to make email more interactive

Google’s AMP format has always been about making mobile pages render faster. But Google is now taking it beyond posts, recipes and how-to articles. First, the company launched the new AMP story format earlier today and now it’s also announcing a preview of AMP for Email. At first,

PicoBrew announces a modular and scalable professional brewing appliance

PicoBrew today announced a new product in its growing line of brewing appliances. Called the Z Series, this product targets serious brewers with a scalable design that allows for greater precision in repeatable larger batch sizes. And with the largest model, the Z4,

Scientists Hacked a Blu-Ray Player to Test for Salmonella

As much of the world migrates its movie needs from optical disks to hard drives, a team of chemists from Spain found a new use for a regular old Blu-Ray player. They turned it into a cheap but functional medical device that could help the third world.Read more...    

Deadly E-Cigarette Explosions Add to the Health Hazards of Vaping

Electronic cigarettes can cause deadly explosions if the wrong type of charger is used, according to recent news reports. This is just one of the unforeseen risks associated with smoking e-cigs, which is also sometimes called vaping.A 62-year-old Englishman died on Aug.

解密比特币暴跌之谜

比特币的投资风险早被外界所知,但近日其瞬间暴跌近40%还是出乎市场预料。8月18日晚间,比特币交易平台BTC-e交易平台的报价从当日盘中高位的497.79美元迅速暴跌至309美元,跌幅高达37.9%。

联合国:预计2100年全球人口数达到110亿

具体而言,由于生育率持续保持高水平,非洲总人口到2100年可能增加3倍,由现在的约10亿增加到本世纪末的约40亿,占全球人口的比例从现在的七分之一提升至三分之一。

走进科学:小米手机芯片该不该点胶

一旦产品质量不可控,售后成本就会暴涨。所以在具体工艺选择上,是让产品更稳固还是更易于维修?多数厂商会根据产品的故障率,仔细权衡制造成本与售后成本的平衡之后做出选择。

UK tops list of countries most under threat from cyber attack

The UK has topped the list of countries most under threat from cyber-attack, followed by Germany in second place and Saudi Arabia in third.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/20/uk-tops-list-of-countries-most-under-threat-from-cyber-attack/

TheLadders Revamps iPhone App To Focus On Job Referrals, Unveils Job Market Guide

What good is a job search site or app when you’re not looking for a job? That’s the issue TheLadders is tackling with the launch of a new version of its iOS app and a new feature that it calls the Job Market Guide.

30年前的今天 英国人首次使用移动电话通话

30年前的今天,是英国伦敦移动通信业值得铭记的一天,因为就是在1985年的1月1日,首次在伦敦用移动电话通话就发生在那一天。  

Microsoft's Q2 2015: 6.6 million Xbox consoles sold, with strong holiday performance

Since the next-generation consoles launched from Sony and Microsoft, the two companies have been battling for the most sales, with Sony’s PlayStation 4 winning the title most of the time, until recently.Now that Microsoft has released its FY2015 Q2 earnings report,

视频演讲: 云上大数据-生于战火的云端PB数据引擎ODPS

演讲将主要介绍里巴巴基于海量数据与阿里云平台倾力开发的大数据计算引擎ODPS(Open Data Process Service),深入探讨ODPS上丰富的分布式计算框架,以及在这些计算框架上生长出来的完整产品生态,并以成功案例帮助与会者进一步了解阿里云的大数据计算能力。

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