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.

India’s state gas company leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers

Another security lapse has exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers. This time, India’s state-owned gas company Indane left exposed a part of its website for dealers and distributors, even though it’s only supposed to be accessible with a valid username and password.

What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs

The American AI Initiative as it stands does little to blunt the fears that America will fall behind in its technological edge. In fact, its lack of particulars sends exactly the opposite message.

Oculus co-founder shipping free Rift repair kits to users with VR headset audio issue

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey isn’t in the VR hardware business these days since getting canned by Facebook (he’s focused on smart border security at his new company Anduril) but he still wants people to like the product he helped design.

TCL leaks foretell a weird future for foldable phones

Foldables are going to get weird. And I’m here for it. Just check out these leaked TCL renders from CNET. All manner of strange and wonderful folding devices — two tablets and three smartphones, including one that flips all the way around into a Futurama-style bracelet.

HiHello raises $2.5 million to finally fix contact management

HiHello, the latest startup to take aim at business cards with its own digital alternative, has now raised a $2.5 million seed round to continue its efforts in building a better contact management solution designed for the mobile era. The new financing was led by August Capital,

Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers

Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 roadmap for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things from Instagram etc, Facebook needs their credit card info on file.

Google Assistant Actions up 2.5x in 2018 to reach 4,253 in the U.S.

In addition to competing for smart speaker market share, Google and Amazon are also competing for developer mindshare in the voice app ecosystem. On this front, Amazon has soared ahead – the number of available voice skills for Alexa devices have grown to top 80,000 the company recently announced.

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.

365 Days of Weather in 35 Cities, All in a Single Beautiful Image

Next time your weather forecast predicts the blizzard of the century, you could gaze at this gorgeous weather visualization and find where in the world you should be vacationing. (Spoiler: it's probably California.) The designers at Raureif, masterminds behind a successful weather app,

工信部:2014年Q1中国信息消费规模达6910亿元

工业和信息化部总工程师、新闻发言人张峰表示,今年以来,我国“两化融合”稳步推进,信息消费增势强劲,一季度,信息消费规模达到6910亿元,增长22.3%。

An App That Detects STDs In The Privacy Of Your Own Home

First Derm is an app let’s you snap a picture of whatever is going on with your skin and submit it to a doctor for anonymous diagnoses. First launched in Sweden as an STD triage app in 2009, it now works with a slew of dermatologists to allow people to upload any rash, bump,

机器人抢饭碗,人们该怎么做?

随着机器人科学和人工智能科技的不断发展,部分劳动力人将被科技所逐渐取代,同时也使大量劳动力人口面临失业风险,这是全球目前所面临的最重要问题之一。而在某些领域,技术进步的同时也让生产有了更高的效率。

耗时4年时间 科学家出版《南冰洋生物地理图册》

据外媒报道,一群由来自世界各地的海洋学家和海洋生物学家组成的团队耗时4年多的时间,制作了一本名叫《南冰洋生物地理图册》的书。

[视频]微软建议组织机构建立高效预防措施 对抗网络犯罪

在移动为先,云为先的世界里,人们在享受方便的互联生活的同时,也面临了日益猖獗的网络犯罪和恶意攻击者的威胁。微软认为,在对抗网络犯罪的过程中,准确认清目前的形势状况应该优先于制定打击的策略。

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全球最有钱的公司 你以为是苹果其实是微软

苹果就像一台日夜不断印钞票的机器,在大家印象中苹果也许是最能赚钱的公司。但是近日来自 FactSet Rese […]

Pebble手表专用便携充电器NomadKey

虽然使用Pebble智能手表的用户并不太会担心电池续航问题,不过或许正是由于这点,很多用户会在Pebble用到没电时才想起充电,但是当有急用而又没有专用的充电器该怎么办呢?

「数据会说谎」的真实例子有哪些?

世界上有三种谎言:谎言、十足的谎言、和统计数字(There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics)。

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