12 years later, Twitter is still trying to explain itself

Twitter, more than any other social media company, faces a unique challenge even after more than decade of existence: It still doesn't know how to explain what it is to new users.

Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps

A new mobile application called Snowball, launching today, is going to give iPhone users Android envy. The app serves as a universal inbox for your many mobile messaging clients, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, Snapchat, Google Hangouts and more,

Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Music Skunkworks

Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from Spotify’s $100 million acquisition of The Echo Nest. Deep inside Spotify’s New York headquarters, the team gave me a peek how the combined company plans to nail recommendations,

Sand Hill Road’s Consiglieres: August Capital

There are VCs, and then there are classic VCs. It was 1980, and 30 year old Dave Marquardt was a young, hot shot VC at Technology Venture Investors looking for his next deal. He heard through the grapevine that another young hotshot, “Billy Gates,

Kevin Rose Is Competing With His Own Investment

On September 4th, Kevin Rose, the Digg founder turned partner at Google Ventures, sent out a series of texts to the folks who were beta testing his new photo-sharing app, Tiiny. People were curious about the similarities between Tiiny and another photo-sharing app, Cap,

The Psychopaths of GamerGate Are All That's Left, and They're Terrifying

Game developer Brianna Wu has been stalked, tormented, and harassed by GamerGate —the amorphous reactionary movement centered around video game journalism—for months now.

Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway.

Meet The Censorship Activists Who Are Scaring China’s Government

TechCrunch talks to one of the founders of GreatFire.org about the organizations ‘David versus Goliath’ struggle to end internet censorship in China. Read More

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley.

'What Do You Mean, It Jammed': A Harrowing Journey to IUD City

On Monday evening at about 5:20 I was wearing a cream-colored sweater and nothing else, lying back on a medical table with my feet in stirrups, breathing like my 80-pound dog when she's having a stress dream.

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay. When you get there, you retrieve a dude, bring him to 2015,

Rap made from Will Smith's grunts in YouTube Rewind is better than YouTube Rewind

There's no easy way to say this: YouTube Rewind 2018 was ...pretty cringey. But YouTuber Jacksfilms made the best of it and created a surprisingly good song out of Will Smith's bizarre grunting. The resulting musical homage to Smith — The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air star, award-winning actor,

An unwelcome reminder that eating raw cookie dough is dangerous even when it's egg-free

The CDC is reminding people not to consume raw cookie dough, even if it is egg-free. Egg-free dough isn't safe if it includes raw flourProducts with cookie dough, such as ice cream, have killed the germs by heating up the dough.  Read more...More about Food, Health, Mashable Video, Food Drink,

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, and it'll be a special one

Get ready for what might be the best meteor shower of 2018. The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks late at night on Thursday into the wee hours of the morning Friday, could bring more than 100 meteors per hour to light pollution-free skies in dark areas around the world, according to NASA.

Commuter starts petition to move Holland Tunnel's infuriating holiday decorations

You ever see something mildly infuriating but manage to breeze past it? Imagine breezing past it every day, five days a week. And instead of breezing past it, you're stuck in bumper to bumper traffic during rush hour. This mildly infuriating decor oversight looms overhead,

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 review: Basic to the extreme, but hands-free Alexa is a nice bonus

Amazon Fire HD 8$79.99 (Starting)View ProductThe GoodVery affordable at $79.

15 songs turning 20 in 2019

Take a look at all of the hit songs turning 20 in 2019, and you'll be reminded that music was bangin' in 1999.Pop goddesses like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jennifer Lopez gave us some of their greatest hits,

Save $250 on the iRobot Roomba 960 at Best Buy. (That's nearly as good as Black Friday.)

While the Roomba 980 is iRobot's best vacuum yet, the 960 isn't too far behind. And when this thing goes on sale, people can not get enough of it. (Case in point: When we wrote about this deal on the 960 ahead of Black Friday, it was one of the most popular posts we did all week.

Here's when you can expect next-gen Xbox consoles and Surface devices

If you're thinking about selling your Xbox One because a new release is imminent, you may not want to unplug it from your TV just yet.A new report from Thurrott, a tech blog that's previously leaked accurate information about unannounced Microsoft products,

The Fyre Fest guy is still out here conning people

Just when you thought it was safe, the epic millennial influencer debacle known as Fyre Festival is back in the news for, surprise, fraud.SEE ALSO: Upcoming documentary to add fuel to the Fyre Festival disasterBilly McFarland,

Amazon wants to sell you two Echo Spots and take $40 off your total

Smart home hubs and security cameras have basically taken over the internet, and if you still haven't gotten into that game, you're probably having a hard time justifying the purchase.SEE ALSO: The lighting is always flattering with these smart home light bulbsBecause yeah,

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中小国产手机厂商为何选择经营多个品牌

大概一年多前,主要面向三五级市场的中小国产手机厂商们开始大批量的从功能机生产转向智能机生产,在这样一个特殊的集体转型期里,新品牌如雨后春笋般地冒了出来。

E-Visits To the Doctor To Top 75 Million In the US, Canada This Year

Lucas123 (935744) writes "Telehealth medicine, or communicating remotely with patients through electronic means, will be used by nearly one in six North Americans this year, according to Deloitte. With an aging Baby Boomer population and a growing shortage of primary care physicians,

一路走低的电影票为啥能卖到一元钱,到底图个啥?

为什么这些O2O平台会争当冤大头?对于综合性O2O平台来说,目前的电影票业务表面上是一条产品线,但更多的是一个营销工具。在价格战的轮番轰炸下,专业电影网站前景堪忧。

17 most awkward moments that made us cringe in 2014

Welp, 2014 has been a very uncomfortable year.The last 365 days have been marked by weird news stories, social media fails and plenty of photos that made you squirm in your seat more than watching at R-rated movie with your grandparents.See also:

Hackers Are Attacking PSN and Xbox Because Christmas Spirit Is Dead

Since late last night, it looks like a bunch of hackers have been attacking the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live online gaming services. Merry Christmas in 2014, everyone!Read more...

可装入背包的智能吉他 你要来一把吗?

尽管吉他已经是足够便携的乐器之一了,在一些科技公司看来,它显然还可以更便携… 见识一下这款可以轻松装到单肩包里的Jamstik+智能吉他吧。  

The Best of Gizmodo This Week

This week was space habitats week at Gizmodo and io9, and we had a ton of great stories on the topic of exploring and colonizing the cosmos. We also played with some crazy futuristic tech at E3. Check out the favorites.Read more...

Why No Manufacturer Wants To Sell You The First Fully Autonomous Car

When will fully Autonomous Driving become a reality? That’s the trillion dollar question. It may come down to which company is willing to offer it first, but there are some very clear hurdles to that. Read more...

只需一条USB-C 你就可以为Apple TV录屏

威锋网讯,新款 Apple TV 背后配备了一个 USB-C 接口,但 Apple TV 出厂并没有附赠一条 USB-C 线缆。不额外购买 USB-C 的话对日常的使用几乎没有影响,但如果你想获得更多的功能体验的话,不妨多“投资”一条 USB-C。  

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