Osama Hashmi on “Exponential Social Impact challenges”

This week on Technotopia I talked to Osama Hashmi, founder of Mocha 7 and a deep thinker on the topics of AI, blockchain, and the future. Hashmi was a bit of a downer in my optimistic view of the future but he had plenty to say, especially on the topic of human growth and improvement. […]

Voyager 2 joins its twin in interstellar space

Voyager 2, the multi-planetary exploratory probe launched in 1977, has finally entered interstellar space, some six years after its twin, Voyager 1, did the same. It's now about 11 billion miles from Earth, the second-farthest-out human-made object in space.

Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging

You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie talkie feature,

Google+ bug gave developers access to non-public data from 52.5M users

Google+ was a bit of a disaster for the company when it was still alive, and now that it’s walking dead, it’s becoming even more of a stone around its neck. After disclosing a major security bug in October that affected just under half a million users,

Kong launches its fully managed API platform

API platform Kong, which you may remember under its previous name of Mashape, is launching its new Kong Cloud service today. Kong Cloud is the company’s fully managed platform for securing, connecting and orchestrating APIs. Enterprises can deploy it to virtually any major cloud platform,

Original Content podcast: We sing the praises of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Controversial opinion here: The Coen Brothers are very good filmmakers, and their latest movie, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” is also very good. Still, it’s not hard to see why the movie was made by Netflix, rather than a major Hollywood studio.

Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features & more

Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice, and the ability to check your email, hands-free, on supported Alexa devices, among other things.

Verizon announces 10,400 employees will voluntarily leave the company

Verizon today announced 10,400 employees are taking buyouts to leave the company. That’s about 7% of the company’s worldwide workforce. This is part of an effort to trim the telecom giant’s workforce ahead of its push towards 5G. I still have a job. Everyone at TechCrunch,

Teachable raises $4M to create a tool to turn any online class into a true business

Online coursework is exploding across all kinds of verticals and fields of expertise — but those courses inevitably end up on platforms like Udemy, and for Ankur Nagpal, that’s really not a way to build a true business. That’s why Nagpal started Teachable,

The Skagen Falster is a high fashion Android wearable

Skagen is a well-know maker of thin and uniquely Danish watches. Founded in 1989, the company is now part of the Fossil group and, as such, has begin dabbling in both the analog with the Hagen and now Android Wear with the Falster. The Falster is unique in that it stuffs all of the power […]

Sword Health raises $4.6M for its digital physiotherapy solution

Sword Health, a startup operating out of Portugal that has developed a digital physiotherapy solution to enable patients to be treated remotely in their own homes, has raised $4.6 million in seed funding. Backing the round is Green Innovations, Vesalius Biocapital III,

新疆男子因通过微信传播“违法信息”被判10年

天山网报道,6月25日上午,新疆喀什地区两级法院在喀什市、疏附县等11个县市对69件113人涉组织、领导、参加恐怖组织罪、传授犯罪方法罪、煽动民族仇恨、民族歧视罪、窝藏包庇罪、重婚罪、贩卖毒品罪、非法持有毒品罪、抢劫罪、帮助毁灭证据罪、非法拘禁罪等案件进行公开宣判,判处4名被告人无期徒刑,其余109名被告人被判处有期徒刑。

中国研发抗埃博拉药物

四环医药与中国军事医学科学院上周达成协议,以帮助推动一个名叫JK-05的抗埃博拉药物通过中国的审批流程,并进入市场。由军事医学科学院研发的这款药物目前仅被批准用于紧急军事用途。

Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More Robots

jfruh writes: Foxconn, which supplies much of Apple's manufacturing muscle and has been criticized for various labor sins, is now moving to hire employees who won't complain because they're robots. The company expects 70 percent of its assembly line work to be robot-driven within three years.

柴静是块试金石:为什么不能怀疑别人的动机?

当身边的大妈都举着手机向你推荐柴静团队的纪录片《穹顶之下》时,你不能不折服于片子在传播上的巨大成功。但关于柴静和《穹顶之下》的争议和批评,规模也同样巨大。

Joel McHale says 'Community' is finally dead

#SixSeasonsAndAMovie could still technically happen. A seventh season of Community will definitely not.Dan Harmon's Community — a scrappy, absurdist sitcom that survived years on the bubble at NBC, creator Harmon's departure and return, and a highly publicized split with former star Chevy Chase,

使用tornado,我们可以做什么? - 双调

以下介绍都是建立在python2.x的基础上面,tornado使用任意版本皆可。如果我们需要对外提供一个http server(web api)/websocket server时,我们都可以使用tornado,以下是一个基于tornado的rest的应用简介。当我们下载好了tornado以后,可以...

科幻感满分!未来的智能手机将会植入头部

现如今,智能手机已经成为了我们日常生活中一个非常重要的组成部分,机不离手已经成为了一种常态,而如果这种设备被植入我们的头部,那会是怎样一种情形呢?  目前,我们已经在手表、衬衫和鞋子上加入了高科技,虽然“把手机植入头部”的说法听起来有点像科幻小说,但是这真的只是下一个合乎逻辑的步骤。至少,这是手机行业的一些领导者的想法。  在今年的瑞士达沃斯论坛上,一群世界上最具影响力的政治家和企业家表达了他们对于未来愿景和社会走向的想法。许多人认为,随着软件技术的发展,我们正在进入一个变动非常大的时期,其中包括人工智能、物联网、3D 打印以及植入头部的手机等方面。  

苹果发布会不是3月15日? 消息称要推迟到21日

【媒体报导】2月28日消息,据外媒报道苹果2016年春季新品发布会的时间可能有所改变。此前曾传出苹果将于3月15日召开发布会,但这一时间会推迟到3月21日。苹果发布会不是3月15日? 消息称要推迟到21日此前,来自台 ... ...

Hibernate(3)——实例总结Hibernate对象的状态和ThreadLoacl封闭的session - 木棉和木槿

俗话说,自己写的代码,6个月后也是别人的代码……复习!复习!复习!涉及的知识点总结如下: Hibernate的内部执行过程(CRUD) 对象的状态及其转换图和例子 使用JUnit测试 使用getCurrentSession代替openSession ThreadLoacl对象 享元模式 sessio

Kantar Media CIC被列为亚太区最优社媒聆听平台之一,Campaign China称其为中国市场最佳选择

如果所有的企业和组织都需要参与到社会化商业中,则所有企业都会需要有一款“软件”去实现这一想法。社会化商业支持系统能使企业在整个组织中更有效的利用社会化商业资讯,借力社会化媒体平台。在中国,若一家公司想对社交网络有所了解或进行社媒聆听时,最好的方式是通过与提供当地社媒聆听平台的第三方供应商合作,从而充分采集相关社媒资料与所需情报。三月初, Forrester Research刚推出了2016年度第一季度关于亚太区社媒聆听平台总测评的分析报告——《The Forrester WaveTM: Asia Pacific Enterprise Social Listening Platforms,

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