Elon Musk has new plans to tunnel into Chicago

If you’re planning to fly into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at some point in the future, you might be pleasantly surprised by the transit options. The city struck a deal with Elon Musk today to move forward with its plan to build a high-speed rail between O’Hare and downtown Chicago.

Tumblr booted from App Store due to child porn

Tumblr’s app was booted out of the iOS App Store a few days ago due to an issue with child pornography getting its way past the app’s filtering technology, according to a report from CNET, which Tumblr then confirmed. The app’s disappearance was first spotted on November 16, 

500 Startups Vietnam grabs $14M to invest in local companies

Vietnam is one of the most rapidly-expanding tech ecosystems in Southeast Asia.

Amazon Echo devices can now make Skype calls

Video chat was always one of Echo Show and Spot’s biggest selling points. But until now, the products have been tethered to Amazon’s own software. This week, however, the company took another big step in its ongoing relationship with Microsoft by adding Skype calling to mix.

Elon Musk just renamed SpaceX’s Big F** Rocket

BFR, the monster rocket that will cost SpaceX roughly $5 billion to develop, has a new name. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Monday night that he has renamed the company’s largest (and yet to be built) BFR rocket to Starship. Or more precisely, the spaceship portion will be called Starship.

The WT2 in-ear translator arrives in January, with real-time feedback coming soon

Timekettle was eager to show us the progress it’s made on the WT2 since it first showed us its wearable translation device at TechCrunch Shenzhen, this time last year. Unlike their 3D printed state at last year’s event, the crowdfunded earpieces are now ready to ship.

Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us 

Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance,

Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49%

Xiaomi is diversifying into a new range of phones as the Chinese smartphone maker announced impressive growth with its latest financials. The company announced it will take over selfie app maker Meitu’s smartphone business to go after new demographics, particularly women,

Marketing startup Influential raises $12M from WME and others

Influential announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The funding came from existing investors Capital Zed, ECA Ventures, Paradigm Talent Agency, ROAR and Tech Coast Angels, as well as from Hollywood agency WME . Just a couple weeks ago,

Catch these biotech investors speaking at Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7)

TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) will be one for the record books, with twice the attendees and twice the programming sessions compared to past Disrupts, which means we can tackle emerging,

Ford’s latest taxis use diesel and hybrid powertrains

The taxi of tomorrow might be dead but Ford today announced two new models that combine forward-looking technology with proven body styles. For the first time, Ford is offering a hybrid powertrain in a taxi model that is said to get a 40 mpg in the city.

Apple TV获iOS 6.1.1更新 速度更快了

威锋网消息,苹果于今日凌晨发布了一系列的安全更新,并附上声明称:“为保障我们的用户,在经过全面调查和必要的补丁或更新发布之前,苹果不会透露、讨论或确认安全问题。

研究人员指出 iPhone对于青少年来说象征着社会地位

International Business Times报道称,据研究公司Piper Jaffray最新所做的调查发现,现在的青少年不再把衣服作为其彰显个性的代表,他们更愿意把钱花在食物和电子设备上。

夏天怎能不玩水 户外折叠水杯巧变手机防水袋

去海边旅行是否担心手机沾水?普普通通的水杯改变一下材质,就能创造出让人耳目一新的多功能产品,防水什么的都是小 case。bubi Bottle 户外折叠水杯就是这样一款神器!  

Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare Cancer, Will Undergo Chemotherapy

TORONTO — Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, and will undergo chemotherapy, Mount Sinai Hospital's Dr. Zane Cohen announced WednesdayFord has malignant liposarcoma, which begins in the fat cells, Cohen told reporters at a news conference.

Jawbone Drop Creates Tweet-Enabled Playlists for Your Jambox

Jawbone just made its Jambox speaker an even better party accessory.The company rolled out a new music app, Jawbone Drop, that allows users to manage group playlists with tweets.See also: Twitter Fabric Aims to Help Developers Build Better,

Heath Ledger's Greatest Movie Wasn't A Dark Knight

Heath Ledger was probably best known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and A Dark Knight — and quite rightly so, given his stellar performances. But let's be honest. His best work was really a predictable, badly scripted but hilariously funny medieval comedy. Read more...

Where’s Pikachu? 測驗眼力,來找找皮卡丘在哪裡

直接破題,封面圖就是模仿紅白條紋戴著眼鏡的 Wally 遊戲,透過用力到快要脫窗的眼睛和細膩的心思,就可以找到 Wally 在哪裡,日本網友 Yavazin 製作了一張超複雜的圖片放在 twitter 上,希望神奇寶貝的忠實粉絲也能來找找皮卡丘。

Fans are awestruck by that 'Suicide Squad' trailer

An anonymous Comic-Con visitor leaked a bootlegged Suicide Squad trailer over the weekend after it was shown at the Warner Bros. panel in San Diego. Luckily, Warner Bros responded by posting the proper HD version — and the reaction has been highly favorable.

国外电商曝光一加2代售价:499美元

感谢科客网的投递7月17日,国外某电商提前上架了一加手机2代,同时给出了不少参数信息,根据页面显示,一加手机2代配备5.7英寸2K屏,后置摄像头1600万像素。有了这两条信息,一加2代的配置我们知道得更完整了。

Normal human Jennifer Lawrence hates New Year's Eve, just like the rest of us

As 2015 draws to a close, one must pretend to enjoy year-end celebrations. Oscar-winning A-listers are no exceptionBut Jennifer Lawrence revealed during the taping of the New Year's Eve edition of British talk show The Graham Norton Show that even she despises the holiday.See also:

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