Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red eye or lens flare, and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots.

WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on how many groups a message can be sent on to. Originally,

AnyVision AI startup locks in $28M for its body and facial recognition tech

As image recognition advances continue to accelerate, startups with a mind towards security applications are seeing some major interest to turn surveillance systems more intelligent. AnyVision is working on face,

Public shareholders got high today on Tilray, the first marijuana company to IPO on Nasdaq

Tilray, a five-year-old, British Columbia-based medical cannabis company that sells its products to patients, researchers, pharmacies and even governments, saw its shares get high (sorry) on the Nasdaq today, after the company priced 9 million shares at $17 apiece and watched them soar,

Disney to debut its first VR short next month

The debut of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s first VR short film, Cycles, is set for this August in Vancouver, the Association for Computing Machinery announced today. The plan is for it to be a headliner at the ACM’s computer graphics conference (SIGGRAPH), joining other forms of VR,

Shared electric scooters probably won’t return to SF until August

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still reviewing the 12 applications from companies to operate electric scooters in the city. In early June, companies like Uber, Lime, Bird, Lyft and others applied for permits to operate electric scooter share services in San Francisco. 

Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that "password1" or "hunter2" is a terrible password — just terrible. But they don't.

Farfetch acquires CuriosityChina to expand its social media efforts on the Mainland

Farfetch — the e-commerce startup that works with some 900 high end fashion boutiques and labels to present and sell clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery online, and we and others have heard is gearing up for a $6 billion IPO — is making an acquisition to double down China,

First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool

Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards. Last month after TechCrunch first reported Instagram was prototyping a Usage Insights feature,

VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food

Here is what your daily menu might look like if recently funded startups have their way.

UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain “excessive monopoly power”

DeepMind’s foray into digital health services continues to raise concerns. 

更多新OEM?传法国Ucall将推5寸WP手机

微软在MWC2014上宣布有9大OEM加入Windows Phone阵营,这九大厂商分别来自中国、印度和韩国。 […]

Astronomers Map Milky Way in Remarkable Detail

Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like.It may seem odd that a comprehensive understanding of the Milky Way's structure has so far eluded researchers. But it's tough to get a broad view of the galaxy from within.

Police Officer to Media in Ferguson: 'I Will F*cking Kill You'

A police officer pointed his gun at a group people documenting events in Ferguson Tuesday night and threatened to kill them, according to video footage posted to YouTube on Wednesday.In the footage,

Goolge Wallet推出自动转账和余额提醒功能

今天Goolge Wallet推出了一些新功能,其中一项是余额提醒,用户可以设置一个金额标准,如果低于某一标准的话,系统就会有推送提醒。本周iOS和Android版都会适时发布。当然,得保证有余额经常提醒才有意义。

迪拜这个城市为何享誉世界,它成功的因素是什么?这种成功能否复制?

首先,题主问了三个问题,一个一个来回答。迪拜为何享誉世界?迪拜成功的因素是什么?迪拜模式能否复制?Q1我不确定迪拜是不是享誉世界,但迪拜的知名度很高是不争的事实。

Sony Execs Knew About Extensive IT Flaws Two Months Before Leaks

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures released one hell of an internal IT assessment. The report showed that not only was the company ignoring basic security protocol , its IT security was plagued with unmonitored devices, miscommunication, and a lack of accountability. It's dated Sept 25th,

Want to save Meerkat videos to YouTube? Katch's hashtag wants to help

The meteoric rise in popularity of mobile video streaming app Meerkat has already resulted in the creation of a companion app called Katch that saves your streams to YouTubeMost Meerkat users are aware that the app offers an option to save their video streams on their mobile devices,

大火的Magic模式,到底要怎样在中国落地?

注:本文作者是氪空间四期团队“如意如意”(微信公众号askruyi)的CEO齐坡,旨在讨论前段时间在YC Demo Day上大火的Magic模式。与之前三篇分析文章不同的是,此篇讨论的是Magic模式在中国本土化的问题。

PandaDoc Announces $5M Investment For Sales Content Creation Tool

Busy sales people want to spend their time interacting with customers, not taking care of administrative work. That’s where PandaDoc comes in, a startup that helps automate creation of quotes, proposals and contracts.

Meet the Prodigy Who Made 11 Bandcamp Albums That Eventually Got Him a Record Deal

Will Toledo hit the indie rock lottery one Monday last February. Chris Lombardi, founder of legendary independent label Matador Records, rang him up to wanting to know more about the 11 albums the 21-year-old Toledo had published online in near anonymity since he was a teen.Read more...

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