Watch every panel from TC Sessions: Robotics

Last week at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, TechCrunch held its second TC Sessions: Robotics event. It was a full day of panels and demos, featuring the top minds in robotics, artificial intelligence and venture capital, along with some of the most cutting-edge demonstrations around.

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,

Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto

Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interest the way traditionally banked assets do.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong to talk the future of cryptocurrency at Disrupt SF

Coinbase has come a long way since its launch in 2012. The company has raised more than $225 million and paved the way for cryptocurrencies to enter the mainstream by providing a digital currency exchange.

OpenClassrooms raises another $60 million

French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from General Atlantic, with existing investors Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance also participating. OpenClassrooms is the most popular massive open online course platform in France.

Idina Menzel Performs 'Let It Go' Accompanied With Toy Instruments

Idina Menzel — or Adele Dazeem, if you're John Travolta — got a standing ovation for her performance of the Oscar-winning song from Frozen, Let It Go, at the 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony. Only a day later, Menzel pulled an even more stunning performance of the song on The Tonight Show,

“咕咕”小鸟酱汁杯----入围作品

咕咕是一组小鸟造型的酱汁容器杯。有不同的大小的容器杯在内,构成了一组造型可爱的酱汁杯,给使用者的厨房来来丝丝乐趣。

为什么《银翼杀手》是科幻片历史上最重要的作品之一?

这个问题,在之前的许多问题中都部分的的回答过。一个电影的影响力,主要看之后有多少电影在模仿她,不管这种模仿是有意还是无意的。

马航事件中网络媒体的表现点评与深入思考

3月8日,载有154名中国公民的马航MH370失联,媒体对其关注报道几乎贯穿整个3月份且持续至今,尤其是网络媒体第一时间跟进,积极主动挖掘信息,展开实时播报,并对碎片化信息进行专业、深度的整合,在此次事件的舆论场中发挥了重要作用与影响。

Juniper Research:预计2017年全球手机游戏市场规模达240亿美元

游戏将是最大的贡献者,占750亿美元中的32%(即240亿美元),比其他任何应用的比例都大,比如多媒体,社交以及生活应用等。平板应用市场规模也将继续增长,预计将从今年的78亿美元增长到2017年的266亿美元。

Hamsterdb vs. LevelDB:且看非主流数据库的自白和逆袭

虽然归属NoSQL,但Hamsterdb却是单线程和非分布式的。同时虽然使用了键值类型存储,但其特性却更偏向于列式存储。更重要的是,它还支持read-committed隔离级别的事务。不得不说,Hamsterdb是个典型的非主流数据库。

NASA wants to build Lytro's camera tech into space probes

Lytro has big ambitions that go way beyond just selling a few technically impressive cameras. The company behind the "shoot first, focus later" camera wants nothing less than to evolve traditional the entire field of photography with tools that incorporate depth, dimensionality and computation.

eMarketer:2014年韩国在线广告中移动端广告占38.4%

据韩联社8日报道,韩国移动端广告市场发展迅猛,明年预计超过PC端广告,2018年韩国移动端广告在国内的市场份额可能会在全球各国中最高。

苹果iPhone 6S传支持压力触摸但没有双摄像头系统

知情人士透露,苹果秋季发布的iPhone 6S 有代号“N71”的4.7英寸机型和代号“N66”的5.5英寸版本,苹果不会在年内推出4英寸版本。据称,4.7英寸机型(N71)和5.5英寸机型(N66)支持压力触摸,这种功能苹果称之为“Taptic引擎”。

Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals

Here’s a curious bit of news out of Tesla this afternoon: they’re experimenting with a customer referral program. A few people — emphasis on few — are going to get Tesla’s new Model X SUV for free; others will get $1,

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