AMP for email is a terrible idea

Google just announced a plan to “modernize” email, allowing “engaging, interactive, and actionable email experiences.” Does that sound like a terrible idea to anyone else? It sure sounds like a terrible idea to me, and not only that,

Why Is Yahoo Still So Bad At The Basics?

I’m reluctant to cite what I’m about to cite. It’s scathing. It’s scurrilous. It’s caustic criticism that seems often overblown and, in some cases, deliberately devoid of context. It’s the New York Times Magazine‘s condensation of Nicholas Carlson’s book about Marissa Mayer,

This Is The Worst App In The World

If you set out to build an incredibly annoying application, what would you create?If you are Daniel Zarick and Benedict Fritz, the answer to that question is The Shakedown. The app, borne out of Zarick’s torrid fever dream,

Anonymous Social App Cloaq Lets You Secretly Comment On Anything

The trend toward anonymous social applications may be on the downswing for some, but others believe there’s still a place for online discussions where users don’t have to reveal their real identity. Case in point: Cloaq,

Redbox To Kill Off Its Streaming Service Next Week

Well, that didn’t last long.18 months after opening its doors to the public, Redbox Instant (the online streaming arm of those Redbox kiosks you see in grocery stores around the country) is shutting down. The service will officially hit the lights and kill the servers on October 7th.

Jimmy Wales Blasts Europe’s “Right To Be Forgotten” Ruling As A “Terrible Danger”

Court of Justice that requires Google to consider information removal requests from individuals whose data its search engine has indexed. In comments emailed to TechCrunch, Wales described the ruling as censorship of knowledge — pure and simple. “In the case of truthful,

The Apple Watch And The Smartphone’s Second Act

The smartphone was supposed to free us from our computers. And it did, for a while. You didn’t have to sit at your desk to check your email! You could delete a voicemail without even listening to it first! Life was grand. Then, around the time that Apple introduced the App Store,

How The Hell Do I Clean A Pair Of Headphones?

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check the Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her.Read more...

Facebook Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach you. Facebook has a plan to fix all that.

Kill The Password

There are a myriad of problems with the password in the modern computing context. We are no longer signing onto a single mainframe. We have multiple applications in use across various platforms. That means we are forced to remember far too many passwords.

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Microsoft?

It’s great at business software and technology, but Microsoft still struggles to make coherent consumer products. The problem seems ingrained and cultural, starting with its constant reversion to ecosystem plays and through to its increasingly bizarre user interfaces.

Facebook changes algorithm to demote “borderline content” that almost violates its policy

Facebook has changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait so it’s seen by fewer people even it’s highly engaging. In a 5000-word letter by Mark Zuckerberg published today,

Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook’s work with GOP opposition research firm

Today in call with reporters preceded by a frantic if fairly uneventful distraction-pushing media blitz, Facebook responded to a damning New York Times story published yesterday that cited interviews with more than 50 sources privy to Facebook’s decision making.

Citrix pays $200M to acquire Sapho, which connects legacy software with ‘micro apps’

As large organizations grapple with adopting modern work practices without throwing out all of their legacy software, a company that works with them is making an acquisition that it hopes will help with that process. Citrix today is announcing that it has acquired Sapho,

Wonder Ventures aims to dazzle L.A. startups with its new seed-stage fund

Dustin Rosen thinks L.A. has a problem, aside from its famously car-choked highways. There aren’t enough investors willing to write small checks. Most of the so-called micro venture funds have grown their funds to the size of traditional venture firms, and are making bigger bets as a result.

Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO

It’s been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a Linux distribution. Today, it’s a major enterprise player that offers a variety of products and services. Throughout the years,

SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation

SpaceX's application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company actually puts those birds in the air.

Facebook will pass off content policy appeals to a new independent oversight body

Facebook doesn’t want to be the arbiter of decency when it comes to content policy decisions, similar to how it looked to third-party fact checkers rather than becoming an arbiter of truth. Today on a press call with journalists,

Magic Leap is partnering with Turner sports and the NBA to stream games on an app

Magic Leap and the National Basketball Association are partnering with Turner Sports to show live games on its platform in an app that will be available to Magic Leap One ‘Creator Edition’ customers.The partnership announced onstage at the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

As ad dollars erode, tech investments point the way forward for networks

There’s no doubt that linear advertising revenues are going to decline in the coming years for big networks. Squeezed by Facebook and Google on one side, and impossible consumer expectations created by Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services on the other,

Salon’s Monero mining project might be crazy like a fox

In the age of altcoins, at least one news site is taking a novel approach to making ends meet. Salon announced today that it would give readers a choice between turning off ad-blocking software or “allowing Salon to use your unused computing power” in order to access their content.

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评测:自拍神机Lumia 730的拍照及摄录功能

不久前,微软移动为自拍爱好者推出了一款全新的智能手机:Lumia 730/735。作为特色卖点,Lumia 730前置的500万像素镜头令人印象深刻,其所带来的成像体验甚至可以媲美于自拍界的Lumia 1020。

从Mac逆袭iPad看PC生态:Win10的激进能否刺激消费新动力

Mac为Q3季度的苹果带来的意外的惊喜,在IDC公布的2014年Q3季度的市场调查中,Mac产品线逆袭增长,Q […]

Facebook为避免被土耳其封锁而屏蔽批评穆罕默德的帖子

《纽约时报》援引一位熟悉内情的雇员的消息报道,为避免被土耳其屏蔽Facebook阻止土耳其用户访问某些被当局认为是侮辱先知穆罕默德的帖子。这位匿名雇员称,公司此举是为了遵守一家土耳其法庭的命令。

Back to the Future Will Be Released In Theaters For Its 30th Anniversary

Back to the Future is one of the greatest movies of all time. And with the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, all three BTTF movies are getting a re-release on DVD and Blu-Ray. But want to hear something even more exciting? The original film is getting released in theaters as well.Read more.

Ig Nobel Informal Lectures Give Winners a Chance to Explain Themselves

The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a marvelous spectacle encrusted with tradition . But if you really want to know how the winners did their work and why, you need to go to the Ig informal lectures, held at MIT the Saturday after the awards.Read more...

Evan Fournier: The NBA player whose surname you should never Google

Trust us on this: If you ever want to look up Internet information about NBA player Evan Fournier, do not just Google his last nameNo doubt plenty of NBA fans found this out the hard way Wednesday morning,

Lumia 玩「復古」?傳 Lumia 850 有 4 色選擇似足 Nokia N97 Mini?

之前曾經傳出過 Microsoft 將會推出 Lumia 850 這部中階機的傳聞,今日又有新消息。今次由規格轉到外貌。

移动端图片操作(一)——上传 - 咖啡机(K.F.J)

上传我们一般都是用“input[type=file]”控件。当你用此控件时,你就授权了网页和服务器访问对应的文件,就可以得到File对象。 友情提示在,在Android手机webview中,是不支持上传文件的,网上说是修改Android端的代码,但我没试过,我们这边是使用客户端提供的接口来实现上传的

如何评价 2015 中国新锐摄影奖?

再来一个更新:跟朋友聊微信,说到最终得奖的是陈哲,要我说那组照片,瞎扯了一通,干脆贴上来,免得被人骂只会吹捧。陈哲拍的主题是黄昏,采用了文字结合照片的创作模式,这种模式算是艺术摄影创作中非常常见的手法了,所以不要说什么照片离开了文字就没意思,本身就是一个整体你卖西红柿炒蛋不能把里面的蛋去掉吧?陈哲这组,我最关心她是怎么去接近这个主题,她是怎么拆分黄昏的。这张是从黄昏日光斜照的特点,光线形成的层次出发,选择了台阶作为拍摄对象,体现光影的层次,也跟“在已存的事物中间创造出一些层次”相呼应。

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