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,

Amy Poehler would be totally up for a 'Parks and Recreation' revival

We may now know the reason why a Parks and Recreation revival is yet to happen — and the issue doesn't appear to be the willingness of certain cast members.The problem may be that the show's co-creator Mike Schur is just too damn busy.SEE ALSO:

Lena Headey posts touching Instagram response to Emilia Clarke's essay on health struggles

Actor Emilia Clarke has published a very honest and moving essay about the health problems she faced while filming Game of Thrones.After collapsing at the gym shortly after she'd finished making Season 1, Clarke was diagnosed with a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH)Per the NHS website,

'PEN15' is a hilariously painful reminder that middle school mattered

Every once in a while, social media is swarmed by people participating in 10 year challenges, where people dig up photos of themselves from a decade ago and juxtapose them with a more recent picture. These challenges are meant to show how much time has changed someone,

It's National Puppy Day and BarkBox is just $10 for your dog's first box

National Puppy Day is here and it's about time you celebrate "man's best friend" with this deal from BarkBox. When you sign up for a 6-month or 12-month subscription, you can get your first box for just $10, which is a savings of up to $15 (depending on the plan.)SEE ALSO:

This LG OLED TV is the cheapest we've ever seen it at $700 off

Editor's note: Mashable and PCMag are both owned by Ziff Davis.Listen, maybe you don’t necessarily need a new TV just yet. Yes, we know you don’t want to be tempted to blow your savings, but just trust us here. Once in a while, a deal comes around that you simply cannot refuse. Let us explain:

Seasonal Reese's are better than Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are obviously incredible, the envy of their chocolaty peers. But as Easter approaches and we begin to consider our springtime candy lineups (I assume everyone does this),

'The Act' offers up true crime at its most heart-wrenchingly exploitative

Warning: Spoilers for The Act lie ahead.I'm a fan of true crime the same way some people are fans of Halo Top. After a long day, I'll crack open nearly any true crime account and eat up the terrifying, true-to-life details with a metaphoric spoon. Whether it's a movie, series, or podcast,

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,

耐克FuelBand工程师遭微软Nest和Oculus热捧

上周耐克解雇了FuelBand可穿戴设备硬件团队中的55人,该团队一共只有70人。耐克首席执行官Mark Parker今天证实,该公司正将重点转移到软件。但FuelBand工程师却被各大有计划开发可穿戴技术产品的高科技公司竞相追逐。

知名UX设计师:设计要感同身受

本文作者 Jo Plumridge来自英国,是一名摄影师、作家和演说家。 在数字化领域里,用户体验设计师绝对可 […]

Tesla在宾夕法尼亚州赢下一城,获准开设5家直营店

与美国汽车经销商协会斗智斗勇的Tesla在宾夕法尼亚州赢下一城。当地时间周三,美国宾夕法尼亚州众议院通过一项法 […]

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PC的反击战:销量将会超过平板电脑?

10月24日消息,业内撰稿人安东尼•莱塞(Antony Leather)在《福布斯》杂志上撰文称,由于个人电脑(PC)的高效率和不可替代性,未来它的销量有可能超过平板电脑。

Could the Sun Be Extinguished By a Bucket of Water Just As Big?

The simple answer is probably not. That's because the sun involves a special type of fire that is able to "burn" water, and so it will just get hotter and six times brighter. Here's why.Read more...

TNS:调研显示2014年法国人在圣诞节期间平均为孩子花费开支为161.8欧元

从全国范围内来看,法国的弗朗什-孔泰地区的孩子们或许将成为圣诞期间最幸福的孩子们:该地区的家长们选购圣诞礼物时的平均预算为296.

无秘2.4版本加入了微信好友印象和防截屏等半匿名社交功能

用户在无秘APP内使用微信登陆后可以实名提一个问题,并将问题分享到朋友圈,好友点击链接后匿名回答。另一方不需安装无秘也能使用。

Vintage portraits at historically black Howard University, in 1946

A student on campus.Image: Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesThese pictures of students and teachers at historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C. were taken for LIFE magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Two years before Eisenstaedt took the pictures,

It's about time everyone made some Apple Watch jokes

The time has come — to make a joke about Inspector Gadget and the Apple WatchApple gave us all the details about its first wearable on Monday at its "Spring Forward" event in San Francisco, revealing everything that will make it painfully complicated to figure out the time.See also:

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