The techlash

People hate hubris and hypocrisy more than they hate evil, which is, I think, why we’re seeing the beginnings of a bipartisan cultural backlash against the tech industry. A backlash which is wrongly conceived and wrongly targeted … but not entirely unfounded. It’s hard to shake the sense that,

Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

In an unusual move, Tesla reportedly asked some suppliers to return part of the money it’s paid them since 2016, including for past work. According to the Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a memo Tesla sent to a supplier last week,

Get passes to Disrupt SF 2018 before prices increase on July 25

Don’t look now, but July 25 is sneaking up mighty fast. Why should you care? That’s the day prices go up on all passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place on September 5-7. If you want to attend one of the best tech conferences for all-things startup and — depending on the type […]

Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

For the nearly 20% percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean,

Rental attacks mean that blockchains must evolve or die

Abraham Othman Contributor Abraham Othman is a visiting scholar in the Operations, Information and Decisions department of the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He is an advisor to a number of blockchain applications including Augur, Codex, and Decent.

Inside the rise and reign of supergiant venture capital rounds

There was a time not so long ago when nine-figure venture capital rounds weren’t a near-daily feature of tech business news.

Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

Snapcash ended up as a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to split bills with friends. But Snapchat will abandon the peer-to-peer payment space on August 30th.

Here are some of the movie and TV trailers to come out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Over the course of a weekend we got a glimpse at some of the coming seasons and movies for various sci-fi, superhero, and other types of highly-anticipated fan-favorite franchises from the San Diego Comic-Con this year. Here’s a quick selection of some of the ones shown over the weekend:

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from its playbook, the Startup Battlefield competition,

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.

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,

13 Diddly-Doo Details in the Lego 'Simpsons' House Set

Everything's coming up Lego in the new Simpsons house brick setAnd with 2,523 pieces to sift through, there's no shortage of tiny details that give the set its unmistakably cartoonish feel.See also: You're Welcome, World:

三星可投影手机又来了,你会买吗?

智能手机上的创新似乎日渐疲态,智能硬件更加夺人眼球,手机厂商都在变着法的做功能创新。

联合国粮食及农业组织:调查显示全世界约有30%的食物被人类浪费

事实上,最新的统计数字也证明了食物浪费问题应受到人们的关注。根据联合国粮食及农业组织的调查数据显示,每年全世界有13亿吨的食物被人们丢弃或者浪费掉,这个数字是人类每年生产食物总量的30%。

李国庆三招图破局,能否扭转被边缘化的当当?

阿里一家独大,京东拼命追赶,苏美高调触网,垂直电商风生水起已成为电商基本态势,当当网掌门人李国庆已一改往日作风不再频繁更新微博,因为还有更重要的事情在等着他:振兴当当。

Report: Samsung's Made Rollable Batteries That Bend Into a Hoop

Wearables: great, apart from the fact that batteries las about five minutes. Samsung, though, may have a solution: it's just announced a new type of battery which is so flexible that it can be rolled up into a hoop.Read more...

Vertu宾利结盟推专属智能手机

奢侈智能手机厂商Vertu宣布和豪车厂商宾利结盟,为宾利推出专属智能手机,让宾利用户有了彰显自己身份的智能手机。

The Secret Weather Manipulation Program of the Vietnam War

"It's too bad the Post Office isn't as efficient as the Weather Service," Doc Brown says in the 1989 movie Back to the Future: Part II, referring to the fact that the weather could be manipulated by the government. But was that vision of the future really that futuristic? Read more...

Phone home, LightSail! Bill Nye's space mission stalled by glitches

A spacecraft designed to surf on the sun's rays may not get a chance to set its sailThe Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft — which launched to space on May 20 — has fallen silent due to a glitch. The satellite didn't phone home during any of its 11 opportunities yesterday,

复制NSA的间谍工具

无论是NSA还是中国黑客,BIOS固件都是植入后门的最佳工具,因为后门可以在系统的重复安装中存活下来。NSA的机密文件显示,它修改了不同厂商的硬件固件,其中包括思科和华为。

新加坡网友水泥地测试小米手机4c抗摔性

日前,小米正式发布了自家的新机小米4c,它是小米4i的国行版,同时也是升级版。

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