Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service

At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices — the kind of devices that use tiny and relatively low-powered microcontrollers (MCUs) for basic control or connectivity features.

Tumblr booted from App Store due to child porn

Tumblr’s app was booted out of the iOS App Store a few days ago due to an issue with child pornography getting its way past the app’s filtering technology, according to a report from CNET, which Tumblr then confirmed. The app’s disappearance was first spotted on November 16, 

500 Startups Vietnam grabs $14M to invest in local companies

Vietnam is one of the most rapidly-expanding tech ecosystems in Southeast Asia.

Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls

Video chat was always one of Echo Show and Spot’s biggest selling points. But until now, the products have been tethered to Amazon’s own software. This week, however, the company took another big step in its ongoing relationship with Microsoft by adding Skype calling to mix.

Elon Musk just renamed SpaceX’s Big F** Rocket

BFR, the monster rocket that will cost SpaceX roughly $5 billion to develop, has a new name. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Monday night that he has renamed the company’s largest (and yet to be built) BFR rocket to Starship. Or more precisely, the spaceship portion will be called Starship.

The WT2 in-ear translator arrives in January, with real-time feedback coming soon

Timekettle was eager to show us the progress it’s made on the WT2 since it first showed us its wearable translation device at TechCrunch Shenzhen, this time last year. Unlike their 3D printed state at last year’s event, the crowdfunded earpieces are now ready to ship.

Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us 

Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance,

Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49%

Xiaomi is diversifying into a new range of phones as the Chinese smartphone maker announced impressive growth with its latest financials. The company announced it will take over selfie app maker Meitu’s smartphone business to go after new demographics, particularly women,

Bird, Lime and Spin receive cease-and-desist letters from SF City Attorney

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bird, Lime and Spin for operating their shared electric scooter programs in San Francisco, the SF Examiner first reported. “We have just received it and we are reviewing it,

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. raises $113 million to chase a pipe dream

Elon Musk’s tunneling startup The Boring Company has raised $113 million to fund its vision of the near/distant future of transportation, according to newly-filed SEC docs first spotted by CNBC. The startup, which is centered around the goal of creating underground tunnels,

Someone made a game where you ride the rapidly changing prices of cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency world is a strange one, but at least it has a sense of humor. A new game has you riding a little crypto-car along the wildly fluctuating prices of major and minor currencies. It's quite ridiculous, and it isn't even a bad game!

硅谷负面效应凸显 高房价令湾区居民苦不堪言

不久前,位于旧金山温东格伦公园(Glen Park)附近教堂街1829号(1829 Church Street)一处房产的挂牌房价为89.5万美元,但其在两周内的最终成交价格却达到了142.5万美元,超出挂牌价格整整53万美元。

Deals: Nest Thermostat Up To $67 Off, Treadmill Desk, LED Flood Lights

Amazon today is taking $20 off the Nest Learning Thermostat. That's pretty decent as far as Nest deals go, but if you have an Amazon Visa Card, you can add in promo code THI20ARC to bring the price all the way down to $183. [Nest Learning Thermostat,

2014中国产业新区高峰论坛在京盛大开幕

北京2014年7月2日电 /美通社/ -- 7月3日,“2014(第四届)中国产业新区高峰论坛”在北京悠唐皇冠假日酒店盛大开幕。

Samsung Z launch delayed over more Tizen setbacks

The South Korean firm has announced that the first smartphone to use its own Tizen OS, due to be released this quarter, has been delayed as the firm looks to enhance the Tizen "ecosystem."Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/28/samsung-z-launch-delayed-over-more-tizen-setbacks/

We could have had AC 50 years earlier but the ice lobby killed it

With another sweltering summer over you might have already forgotten the glory of your AC unit, the 100-year-old modern convenience which truly changed the way we live. But the U.S. might have felt the cool breeze of relief a half-century sooner,

HUAWEI:金色版 Honor 6 Plus 比起金色 iPhone 6 更難生產

HUAWEI 最新款的 Honor 6 Plus(榮耀 6 Plus)已於上月在中國地區發售,而適逢臘八節的到來,今日官方更特別推出了金色版本,並免預約發售。

Will Every Xbox Be a Dev Kit?

jfruh writes There were a lot of rumored features of the Xbox One that vanished after public outcry — that it would need an always-on Internet connection, for instance.

苹果为Apple Watch发售准备的员工新恤衫

在 Apple Watch 发售时,苹果零售店员工将着全新设计的新衬衫。新衬衫采用海军蓝色调,要比目前员工穿着的亮蓝色暗很多。每位员工会获得两件衬衫,苹果要求员工在4月10日开始穿着新衬衫。

《权力游戏》第五季泄露与拷贝跟踪技术

HBO热门电视剧《权力游戏》第五季的1到4集被人泄露到了互联网上,泄露的拷贝已经被网民下载了超过百万次,对提前看过电视剧的人来说,他们将需要到下个月才知道第五集发生了什么。

There's a new prime time in Australia due to the streaming obsession

After Australians have watched the news on television and maybe caught an episode of Married at First Sight, they're firing up their laptops and spending the next couple of hours streaming content online.We're seeing the creation of a new prime time later at night, according to Mike Sneesby,

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