Upstarts emerge to chase Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles

A slew of well-funded new entrants backed by massive amounts of capital are chasing Tesla’s lead in an effort to power the next generation of the electric vehicle industry. Electric vehicle startups have raised more than $2 billion in the U.S. over the first months of 2018 alone,

Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people

A government system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans was breached, allowing hackers to siphon off sensitive and personal data on 75,000 people. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed the breach in a late Friday announcement,

Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology

Bilal Zuberi Contributor Share on Twitter Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is currently, and correctly, under fire for the failure of leading platforms such as Facebook,

Gearing up to step into virtual reality

For the past two years, we’ve been closely following the advances of new VR experiences. Much of this gear is still in development, but if you’re eager to dive in and get a sense of what’s available right now, we’ve put together our current recommendations for mobile, PC,

Apply for free tickets to Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018

We’re just a few short weeks away from the inaugural Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018 that takes place November 8 at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo, Brazil.

New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers

A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up UK ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the UK, according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown,

Watch BepiColombo’s twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury

Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, due to launch in just a few hours aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. But while there's just the one launch, there are two spacecraft.

Convene uses landlord partnership model to outclass WeWork

Recent reports that Softbank may take a majority stake in WeWork has added fuel to the already hot market for start-ups in the workspace and property tech sectors. One of the more compelling companies that stands to benefit from this trend is New York-based Convene.

Representatives rip FCC Chairman Pai’s ‘lack of candor’ and double down on net neutrality questions

13 members of Congress have written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai criticizing his "repeated evasive responses to our inquiries" and "outright refusal to respond to some of the members of this Committee." Unsatisfied with the answers or evasions he has offered to date,

Apple offers a $50 credit for some out-of-warranty iPhone battery purchases

If you bought a battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone last year, you may be eligible for a $50 credit from Apple. The company issued a new support page post this week, announcing the rebate policy, which applies to purchases made at authorized locations.

50 tech CEOs come to Paris to talk about tech for good

Ahead of VivaTech, 50 tech CEOs came to Paris to have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then, they all worked together on “tech for good”. The event was all about leveraging tech around three topics — education, labor and diversity. At the end of the day,

Google may add personal photos, weather forecasts to Chromecast home screen

Chromecast's home screen has been a never-ending slideshow of pretty pictures ever since the device launched last summer. Soon, Google may ad weather forecasts.

The perils of BYOD: Security implications and how to combat them

Ensuring secure passwords are used, and providing employees with software and services that promote security, can make BYOD the positive development it really should be. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/17/the-perils-of-byod-security-implications-and-how-to-combat-them/

Hotel Association Takes Aim at Airbnb, But Airbnb Isn't Taking the Bait

The hotel industry is making a move in the growing battle between established companies and new, short-term rentals websitesAirbnb, which has a valuation of around $10 billion, has been on hotel owners' radar for some time. But so far,

Severe Storms Stall Cars in Colorado, Send Passengers to Shelters at Denver Airport

Severe thunderstorms pounded the Denver metro area — located at the fin of the shark of storms that the National Weather Service predicted could occur — for a second straight day Wednesday, Large hail fell from Colorado Springs to Denver, affecting Denver International Airport,

纽约街头路人对 iPhone 6 实物模型的反应

此前外媒根据从各个渠道获得的不同消息,制作出了一款 iPhone 6 实物模型。如视频所示,这款 iPhone 6 实物模型屏幕尺寸为 4.7英寸,机身采用方形圆角设计,机身背部分为三段式,电源键和音量键移到机身右侧。

王速瑜揭秘腾讯敏捷研发方法与平台

相信在深圳的小伙伴们,都跟我有过类似的经历吧。每每下班的时候抬头看见这座庞然大物,屹立于科技园。 […]

Grow Your Own Apartment With Just The Wave Of Your Hand

MIT’s CityHome aims to solve the space issue for many urban renters in New York and San Francisco who often must sacrifice space for cost. A 200 square-foot modular unit expands to a full 840 square-foot apartment with the wave of a hand.

瑞典法院裁决维持对Julian Assange的逮捕令

瑞典斯德哥尔摩地区法院周三举行听证会后作出裁决,维持对涉嫌犯下性侵犯和强奸罪的WikiLeaks创始人Julian Assange的逮捕令。法官在裁决书中表示,由于Assange涉及性侵犯的嫌疑没有消除,裁定对他的拘捕令继续生效。

Reddit Live 自博客平台上线,支持浏览器内自动实时更新,并能整合 Twitter 内容

今天,Reddit 正式上线旗下自博客平台 Reddit Live。该产品已测试数月——在早期 beta 阶段,只有 Reddit 雇员才能享受内容流(Live Streams)、授权信任的 “报导者” 来贡献内容。

Mobile app of the day: Adobe Photoshop Express

Photoshop is the self-styled world leader in digital imaging, and its editing capabilities extend into apps for Windows Phone, Android and iPhone.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/25/mobile-app-of-the-day-adobe-photoshop-express/

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