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.

Amazon’s Audible expands its original programming with new comedy series

Over the past few years, Amazon -owned Audible has been expanded beyond audiobooks to include more original content, like the short-form audio programming offered through Audible Channels, for example. Today, the company announced a new partnership for original comedy projects,

Watch the historic first private mission to the Moon launch Thursday night

For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket, organized by a private launch coordinator.

Audi’s new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light

Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. The tech, called GLOSA or Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory, is part of the automaker’s built-in traffic light-reading technology.

Macquarie Capital Venture Studio adds three new companies to infrastructure tech portfolio

Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, the infrastructure-focused accelerator affiliated with the nearly $500 billion-dollar investment firm, Macquarie Group, has added three companies to its portfolio. The companies, AirMap, Envoy Technologies, and Teralytic,

Samsung’s foldable phone? Meet the Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s promised a much better look at its foldable phone at tomorrow’s big S10 event. We already caught a glimpse of the product late last year at the company’s developer conference, but among the many uncertainties with the product is what the hell the company will name the thing. After all,

Why can’t we build anything?

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom announced that he was intending to aggressively scale back plans for the state’s high-speed rail system, which in its most ambitious routing would have connected Sacramento to San Diego. The immediate cause was ballooning costs,

You can now register .dev domains

Google today announced that you can now register .dev domain names. Google acquired the .dev top-level domain when ICANN opened up the web to new generic top-level domains (gTLD) a few years ago. At the time, Google acquired gTLD’s like .app, .page and .dev (for some reason, Google also owns .soy).

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.

埃塞克斯大学:研究显示秋季出生的孩子更有运动天赋

研究者们也认为,秋季生孩子在夏季时风险较大,一方面是临近生产,另一方面也与“阳光维生素”—维生素D有关。

Finally, A Pair of Sunglasses That Will (Hopefully) Never Break

If you're prone to breaking sunglasses just hours after you've bought them, hold off on ordering a bunch of replacements in bulk until you can try the I-Ultra sunglasses from Italia Independent.

如何在媒体内容型产品中做社交

[核心提示] 媒体内容产品越来越依赖社交关系的引入,那么与一般社交网络不同的内容产品如何构建自身的社交关系呢? […]

Windows未来或作为一项类Office 365的服务

此前坊间曾有一段时间都在流传,微软不久后将有可能会把 Windows 当做一项服务推向用户,其有可能将完全效仿目前已经在 Office 应用工具上推广的服务方式,这意味着 Windows 未来可能会作为一项类似于 Office 365 的订购服务面向用户。  

Toyota's Anti-Collision Pedestrian Tests Are the Stuff Of Nightmares

You know how it's easier to enjoy fast food when you don't have any idea what goes into making it? It turns out the same holds true with vehicle pedestrian collision systems. Read more...

阿里:深圳迪蒙多次在微信恶毒攻击诽谤 已向公安报案

阿里巴巴旗下认证账号平安阿里发微博称,长期以来,深圳市迪蒙科技多次在微信平台对淘宝品牌及公司高管个人进行攻击、诽谤,对此,淘宝已进行了证据保全,并就其中一些谣言信息向公安机关报案。

10 wines to pair with your favorite candy

The one thing more fun than candy? Wine, obviously.Everyone has a favorite treat they've loved since childhood. But for adults with more refined palates, candy doesn't always feel like a satisfying dessert. Adding wine solves that problem.See also:

Age of Empires Castle Siege picks up a major update with new features and enhancements

Age of Empires: Castle Siege doesn’t require any introduction. It’s one of the most popular strategy games available, and if you’re a fan of the game, you be glad to find out it has...

大数据告诉你,申请挂牌新三板会被问到哪些问题

本文头图经CFP汉华易美授权,未经允许,不得转载。据说创业者现在找钱,除了谈梦想,还会谈下如何在两年之后挂牌新三板。不过,新三板不是想挂就能挂,毕竟还有5%的公司被股转公司拒绝。

Saturday's Best Deals: Early Black Friday Sales, Your Favorite Headphones, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...

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