The sudden death of the website

Unlike most startup founders who saw the birth of the internet in the mid-1990s, I am still CEO of my company. My longevity in this position gives me a unique perspective on the changes that have happened over the past two decades,

A Eulogy For Dead Standalone Apps

Session lengths started to be counted not in hours or even minutes, but in seconds. Software had to blend into our life, augmenting it rather than supplanting it. Speed and simplicity became the keys to success. And it all came down to nailing something specific.

Why Website Redesigns Make You So Angry

Oh lord, Seamless. Do you want me to starve to death?Read more...

Mobile Blog JKOnTheRun Is Reborn After The Fall Of Gigaom

Harken back with me to the heady days of 2004. The century was still young and we humans were yet unsullied by the great iPhoning of mobile technology. A young man, James Kendrick, hat in one hand and valise in the other,

How Michael Jackson Inspired One of the Original YouTube Memes

An incredible thing happened on July 17, 2007. A video of several hundred inmates wearing orange jumpsuits and performing an immaculately choreographed dance to Thriller appeared on a small website called YouTube. Two years later, Michael Jackson was dead, and YouTube had changed history.Read more.

Why Deer Freeze in Your Headlights

Less a function of fear than bewilderment; simply put, deer freeze in headlights because they can't see.Read more...

How A Video Game Is Released In 2015

In 2009, publisher Electronic Soft released BloodDeath, a blockbuster video game that won 306 “Best In Show” awards at E3 and went on to sell 3.2 million copies worldwide. In 2015, Electronic Soft released BloodDeath’s sequel, BloodDeath: DeathBlood.

How We Bootstrapped A SaaS Company To 4 Million Users — And Why Google Owes Us €400,000

At 7 PM on February 7, 2007, MindMeister went live in private beta. Today, we have almost 4 million users worldwide, and have become the market leader in online mind mapping. It’s a story we haven’t told often (too busy working, I guess),

How Soundcloud's Corporate-Friendly Overhaul Fucked Over One Small Podcast

In February 2012, two friends and I started a podcast. It wasn’t a complex idea. They’re two straight male comedians and one day, they made a joke about doing a dating advice podcast in which they’d advise only non-straight males. Why would anyone want their advice, was the hilarious joke.

How a 14-inch Hole Created a 1,300 Foot Deep Saltwater Lake

Lake Peigneur is located in Louisiana near the Gulf of Mexico. Before 1980, it was an approximately 10-foot deep fresh water lake with an island in the middle. Next to it, and partially under it, Diamond Crystal Salt Company maintained a salt mine, with salt being mined near the lake since 1919.

America's Forgotten Wolf Still Lives In North Carolina

Did you know there were wolves roaming freely in North Carolina? Neither did we, so we set out to learn more about this rarest of canids: the Red Wolf. Read more...

Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa cardholders now get 5% back at Whole Foods if they pay for Prime

Amazon has already rolled out price cuts for Whole Foods shoppers as a result of its acquisition of the grocery chain. It has also rolled up its Treasure Truck deals service to Whole Foods locations, and began delivering Whole Foods groceries through Prime. Now,

Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices

Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3, both now available for download.

The $20 Wyze security camera gets a sequel with improved intelligence and Amazon Echo support

The team behind WyzeCam is full of surprises. First they introduced a $20 plug and play security camera in October of last year, and now they’re already back with the sequel. The simply titled WyzeCam v2 is here, less than half a year later, bringing with it some pretty welcome updates.

Author Brian Dear talks about the amazing PLATO computing system

Before Xerox Parc there was PLATO. This amazing computing system came to life in 1960 and by the 1970s was running a number of graphical terminals well before the rise of Xerox PARC and the Alto.

Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time

Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) is a joint project out of MIT and Cornell that brings together a variety of different emerging technologies in an attempt to build a better prototyping machine. Using an augmented reality headset and two controllers,

Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen,

Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — It will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications,

Particle announces the Mesh board, an easy way to make your DIY talk to itself

Particle – which used to be called Spark – has released the third generation of their tiny, networked computing boards. Their new product, called Mesh, allows you to connect either to a Wi-Fi or cellular network but also allows you to create a mesh network between multiple Mesh devices.

A Google R&D team wants to bring Smart Reply to all your chat apps

Smart Reply, the clever A.I.-powered technology that automatically creates responses to your inbound messages, first debuted in Google’s email client Inbox over two years ago, before later rolling out to Gmail, Android Messages on Project Fi, and Allo. Now,

Why Google Stories will save, not screw, Snapchat Discover

Snapchat has a new ally or enemy depending on how you look at Google’s new mobile magazine format, but the social app is welcoming the search giant. Google’s clone of Snapchat Discover called AMP Stories officially launched today,

三洋公布2014高清电视产品线 最高配120Hz刷新率65英寸屏

三洋电器(Sanyo)今天公布了2014年最新的HDTV高清电视产品线,该系列电视均为1080p全高清分辨率规格,暂时没有4K分辨率的电视机产品。考虑到三洋主打低价品牌,没有4K电视也在情理之中。

Gunman Kills Three at Jewish Museum in Belgium

A gunman killed three people Saturday, after opening fire at a Jewish museum in Belgium.Joelle Milquet, Belgium's interior minister, confirmed the deaths and shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium. A spokesperson for a fire department in Brussels added that one person was wounded,

Intel inside——Nexus 8或搭载英特尔64位处理器

安锋网 6 月 25 日消息 Google I/O 大会将于美国当地时间 6 月 25 日—26 日举行,北京时间 6 月 25 日凌晨开始。

【论文故事】经济有危机,脑电告诉你

股市是熊市还是牛市?要做接盘侠还是大赢家?在金融市场里,你的大脑会怎样活动?近日科学家利用功能性磁共振技术发现,在面对价格泡沫的时候,大脑伏隔核和前脑岛皮层的活动可能对你的决策起到了关键作用。

Microsoft Is Closing Its Entertainment Studios, But Narrow Focus Is Likely Better For Xbox

Microsoft let the ax begin to fall today, announcing 18,000 in job cuts to come over the course of the next year, a move Wall Street has so far applauded. A big part of that is going to be ex-Nokia staff, but Microsoft is also shuttering its nascent Xbox Entertainment Studios,

十六年磨一剑:Dyson Eye 360 的漫长故事

Dyson 虽然是昨天才推出了自家的「第一台」吸尘机器人,但其实这并不是真正的第一台。早在 1998 年 Dyson 就开始了自动吸尘机器人的研究,在投入了大把的银子和时间开发后,于 2001...

JAVA多线程Thread VS Runnable详解 - Li-Cheng

建议使用Runnable这种方式创建线程。程序中的同一资源指的是同一个Runnable对象。安全的卖票程序中需要加入同步synchronized。

Australian TV show blames victims of leaked nude photos

The Australian morning show Sunrise has been accused of victim shaming, after a Facebook post regarding a nude photo leak essentially asked: When will women learn?After more than 400 illicit photos of Australian women were uploaded to a U.S. website,

随着互联网的发展,哪些网络攻击手段越来越盛行了?

没有人提到小米路由器的payload篡改,没有人提各种PC/手机全家桶,没有人提百度下载的软件都被重新打包过,没有人提各种贴心手机ROOT。没有基本的商业道德,讨论安全不是搞笑么。大家确认自己在认真讨论吗?

Taylor Swift opens up about Harry Styles, turns 'Out of the Woods' into piano ballad

To celebrate the first anniversary of 1989, Taylor Swift gave her fans a birthday present — since albums can't appreciate giftsT-Swift unveiled a video of her performing "Out of the Woods" with just a piano and her emotions, which was recorded at the Grammy Museum earlier this year.

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