Democrats introduce an election security bill that proposes paper trails and mandatory audits

As primaries ramp up in states across the U.S.,concerns about election cybersecurity are mounting too. This week, a group of Democratic senators introduced a bill to mitigate some of the well-established risks that the nation’s uneven mix of voting machines and election systems poses. The new bill,

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week

Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it comes to smarts. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be able to tap into Amazon Alexa’s deep base of answers.

IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades

The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users’ faces. The company announced today in a SEC filing that it will be shutting down its three remaining virtual reality centers including its flagship location in Los Angeles.

They scaled YouTube — now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and open-sourcing Vitess,

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame.

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are making a limited series for Apple

More than a decade after the end of “Alias,” J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are teaming up on a new limited series for Apple. The show, titled “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” will be based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name,

These face-generating systems are getting rather too creepily good for my liking

Machine learning models are getting quite good at generating realistic human faces — so good that I may never trust a machine, or human, to be real ever again. The new approach, from researchers at Nvidia,

Chowbotics raises $11 million to move its robot beyond salads

Creating a salad-making robot is pretty good, as far as tech company hooks go, but Chowbotics is looking to expand. The Bay Area company just raised $11 million in a “Series A-1” led by the Foundry Group and Techstars.

Netflix is adding an interactive ‘Minecraft’ story to its lineup, denies entry into gaming

Netflix denies a report that it’s entering the gaming market, but says it is expanding its lineup to include a new game-related, “interactive” narrative series called “Minecraft: Story Mode.” The new series will be the latest addition to its growing collection of interactive stories,

Uber brings on Facebook product director to lead driver product

Uber has brought on Daniel Danker to serve as a senior director and head of driver product. Prior to joining Uber, he was a product director at Facebook responsible for video and Facebook Live. “Drivers are the heart of the Uber experience,

Net Applications:2014年2月全球浏览器市场报告 IE占58.19%

至于Chrome,虽然它现在持有的份额只有16.84%,但它仍旧显示出了正在复苏的状态—Chrome 33、32分别得到了3.70%、3.07%的份额。不过,其他版本的Chrome就没这么幸运了,它们下跌的平均份额达到了5.91%。

文字的科学:多长的篇幅最合适?

互联网上诞生了丰富的文字形式,如电子邮件、博客、微博、演示等等,我们往往关注于其中的内容,但是却很少考虑过一个问题—这些东西的篇幅究竟多长才是最合适的呢?KEVAN LEE认真研究了这个问题。

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Social Marketing Company Unified Acquires Analytics Startup Awe.sm

Unified, which has created what it calls a "social operating platform," is announcing that it has acquired analytics startup Awe.sm.Unified offers tools for buying ads on social media, and for monitoring other ad-buying systems.

The Gi-Bike Is Electric, Foldable, And Looks Like The Future

When I head into the future in my magical time machine, I'm going to want to bring a few things with me. One of those things is a Rambo knife. Also CD of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. And also the Gi-Bike. Read More

Verizon FiOS Uploads Are Finally Going to Get Faster

Verizon FiOS is increasing its upload speeds to match its download speedsThe update, which the telecom company announced Monday on its website, is free for current customers. However, users may not notice a difference immediately,

为什么芭蕾舞和一些其它舞蹈有把底裤刻意露给观众看的一些动作?

我手里的刀不是用来砍你的,你相信我,你别跑。想了一会,差点无言以对。又想了一会,感觉可能有更多人有这个疑问呢。举一可反三,我就以芭蕾为主吧。这里分两点看。一、为什么会有这种动作?

特斯拉公布Model X动力数据 续航474公里

威锋网 1 月 19 日消息,前不久的 CES 展上特斯拉展示了自己最新的跨界车型 Model X,吸引了许多人的目光。近日关于特斯拉的 Model X 的动力细节浮出水面。85 千瓦时配置的 Model X 的续航里程可达 474 公里。  

8点1氪:Apple Watch今日开启预订,买么?

Apple Watch开始预定,调查显示大部分人购买意愿较低1. Apple Watch将在今天下午3点开放预订,4月24日正式发售,首发市场包括美国、加拿大、澳大利亚、中国、日本、中国香港、法国、德国以及英国。

量子场论是如何被引入凝聚态物理的?

我不了解历史,所以下面是我的臆想Kardar有两本统计教材名字叫做《粒子的统计物理学》和《场的统计物理学》统计物理学最主要是19世纪的玻尔兹曼以及之后的吉布斯(系综理论)等人发展起来的(不过根据一本玻尔兹曼的传记提到玻尔兹曼已经有系综的概念,只是他的论文太难读,所以没什么人注意到)然后20世纪初有了量子力学,把量子力学和统计结合在一起就有了量子统计物理,如费米-狄拉克统计,玻色-爱因斯坦统计。

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