Parsable secures $40M investment to bring digital to industrial workers

As we increasingly hear about automation, artificial intelligence and robots taking away industrial jobs, Parsable, a San Francisco-based startup sees a different reality,

Disney‘s John Snoddy will talk imagineering augmented worlds at TC Sessions: AR/VR in LA this week

At our one-day TC Sessions: AR/VR event in LA on October 18, we’ll be joined by Walt Disney Imagineering’s R&D Studio Executive Jon Snoddy.

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global

Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative tedium of arranging and expensing work trips.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has died at age 65

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen passed away this afternoon in Seattle at age 65, owing to complications relating to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Vulcan, the privately held company that Allen founded in 1986, three years after leaving Microsoft,

Twilio acquires email API platform SendGrid for $2 billion in stock

Twilio, the ubiquitous communications platform, today announced its plan to acquire the API-centric email platform SendGrid for about $2 billion in an all-stock transaction. That’s Twilio’s largest acquisition to date,

Disney-backed Jaunt lays off ‘significant’ number of employees as it moves away from VR

One of the top-funded VR content startups with backers including Disney and GV (Google Ventures) is laying off a “significant portion” of its employees as it pivots away from virtual reality. In a blog post titled “The Future of Jaunt is AR,

Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data

A new dating app for Trump supporters that wants to “make America date again” has leaked its entire database of users — on the day of its launch. The app, called “Donald Daters,” is aimed at “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends,

This robot uses lasers to “listen” to its environment

A new technology from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will add sound and vibration awareness to create truly context-aware computing. The system, called Ubicoustics, adds additional bits of context to smart device interaction,

PicoBrew’s new machine does everything from kombucha to craft beer

Craft beer appliance maker PicoBrew is eyeing some bold new directions in drinkables. The company’s taken to Kickstarter with the Pico U, a new machine that’s capable of brewing up a pretty broad range of different beverages. That list includes, but is not limited to:

Gfycat starts rolling out 360 degree GIF content

GIFs offer a way to compress a ton of information into a small amount of space, and while Gfycat has positioned itself as more of a short-form video centric platform, it’s going to take a step further to see what a step beyond a standard GIF looks like. The company today said it would be […]

Quip raises $10 million for electric toothbrushes and dental care

The mouth tech industry is continuing to pick up steam with electric toothbrush startup Quip’s latest $10 million funding round from Silicon Valley Bank and its acquisition of dental insurance startup Afora. 

The Amazon Effect: Staples To Close 225 Stores, Says It’s Now Making $11.5B In Sales Online

The Amazon effect continues to be felt among the brick-and-mortar faithful. Today, office supply superstore Staples announced that it would close 225 stores by 2015, some 10% of its worldwide footprint, as it continues to move more of is business online -- now half of its total sales.

Al Franken Says FCC Proposed Rules Are "The Opposite of Net Neutrality"

An anonymous reader writes "Senator Al Franken can be counted among the many who are at odds with the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules. From the article: 'Senator Al Franken has a pretty good idea of what the term "net neutrality" means—and that, he says,

Kevin Rose Can't Help Himself From Relaunching Failed Startup Idea

What happened to just letting a shitty idea die? For Kevin Rose , giving up the dream of owning a thriving app incubator is something he can't let go of. The former television personality's last company, Milk, released one app before the entire company shut down. Now after two years of investing,

硬朗而低调 Urwerk 智能机械表再推黑色版本

Urwerk EMC 是史上首款可以由佩戴者自行监测及微调的精确智能机械表。该表采用先进的电子技术来监测机芯的精密运动,精准度可控制在 10 微秒内。

How to Lock Down Your Internet-Enabled Houseful of Gadgets

Our houses are quickly filling with an internet of things—smart TVs, DVRs, thermostats, and more all online, all the time. But to a hacker, each of these devices is a digital door or window into your home (network). Here's what you need to do to keep your devices locked against outside intrusions.

Disney Consumer Products蓄势待发,迎接皮克斯史上最强大片年

TOMY在香港玩具展前推出《大脑环游记》和《恐龙当家》的创新衍生玩具系列 加州格伦代尔--(美国商业资讯)--Disney Consumer Products今天公布有关DisneyPixar的《大脑环游记》和《恐龙当家》新款全球玩具系列的独家细节,这两部电影将分别于2015年6月19日和2015年11月25日在美国首映。

Student signs contract for part-time job, owns it like he's a football superstar

LONDON — Signing a contract to stack shelves,

10 of the most stylish, useful and fun iPhone cases you can buy

As much as we don't want to cover up the sleek finish of our iPhones, protecting them is a must. But we want to at least look good doing it. And since our iPhones go everywhere we do, it doesn't hurt if the case has some extra utility, too.We've rounded up 10 iPhone cases that are stylish or,



别太乐观 虚拟现实太逼真并不是什么好事

现如今,虚拟现实(Virtual reality)已经成为了非常热门的一项技术,谷歌、三星、Facebook(这家公司收购了 Oculus)和 HTC 等多家科技厂商纷纷加入了这一领域,他们也提出了多种不同的虚拟现实解决方案,比如佩戴设备的方式、解决晕眩的方法等等。  虽然虚拟现实技术仍然没有成为市场的主流,但是研发公司在 2015 年里找到了许多控制和捕捉虚拟现实图像的新方法。而在即将到来的 CES 2016 展会上,我们将有望看到 HTC Vive 和索尼 PlayStation VR 等虚拟现实头戴设备的亮相。  

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