Hollywood gets its own open source foundation

Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation,

'Everything Really Hit Rock Bottom': How Nasty Gal's Culture Went Nasty

“Be a nice person at work,” Sophia Amoruso writes in her 2014 book #GIRLBOSS, a combination memoir and self-help book for hungry millennial feminists looking to get ahead in life and business. “If you are a total terror to work with, no one will want to keep you around.

Why I Left Scientology

I was a Scientologist for eight years. Although I identified as one I didn’t really understand what actually being a Scientologist fully entailed until after a couple of years of being heavily indoctrinated. The reality of Scientology is deceptively hidden and cleverly disguised.

East of Palo Alto’s Eden

What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different?  Would we? And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?

Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted.

UberFacts Is Still UberWrong

A few months ago we did a little fact-checking and found out that UberFacts is full of shit . So we wanted to give them another shot. The results? UberFacts is still spreading way too much misinformation.Read more...

Image recognition startup ViSenze raises $20M Series C

ViSenze, a startup that provides visual search tools for online retailers like Rakuten and ASOS, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series C. The round was co-led by Gobi Ventures and Sonae IM, with participation from other backers including returning investors Rakuten and WI Harper.

Netflix says new episodes of “Arrested Development” will debut on March 15

It’s time for another hit off the juice box. Netflix announced today that it will release the remaining eight episodes of “Arrested Development’s” fifth season on March 5, ten months after the first half premiered. In the intervening time, however,

These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that's not half as good as what they're seeing.

Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’

Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehicles for the first year of production. But interest in the vehicle could push those estimates higher, 

The SEC is looking to make it easier for any company to test the IPO waters

Under the leadership of its newest chairman, Jay Clayton, the SEC has for the last two years made it clear that it wants more companies to go public already. A new proposal, revealed today, may get it closer to that objective. Specifically,

Invest in AI’s ethical future

I recently talked to a group of kids about AI. I asked them to come up with ideas for how AI could be used. I was struck by their genuine interest in creating AI solutions that would help people.

FDA warning brings controversial young blood transfusion company to a halt

On Tuesday, the FDA issued a warning to anyone who might be inclined to give their old bones a jolt with fresh blood harvested from the young. The idea is pretty far from mainstream, even in Silicon Valley, where the ultra-wealthy have a keen interest in the cutting edge of life extension science.

Apple orders a show about a video game studio from the ‘It’s Always Sunny’ gang

Apple’s been on a tear lately. Say what you will about some of the company’s programming decisions (see: Carpool Karaoke), at least it’s building a portfolio that’s got a little something for everyone. Earlier this week, word got out that it ordered a series based on Min Jin Lee’s novel, Pachinko.

Google isn’t sure how to spell “Fortnite Battle Royale”

The launch of Fortnite Battle Royale has left Google in a slight predicament. While Google is in no way hard up for cash, Fortnite Battle Royale for Android certainly represented the potential for a relatively big revenue stream for an app. That is,

Slack raises, Dropbox and Snap report earnings, and Magic Leap is real

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm were joined by 500 Startups CEO Christine Tsai for what turned out to be a super packed episode.

Weev Talks About Life In Prison And His Plans To Open A Hedge Fund, TRO LLC

Weev aka Andrew Auernheimer is free. The 29-year-old hacker, released from the Allenwood Federal Correctional Center in Pennsylvania last weekend,

[图]英国大使馆定制蛋糕 庆祝“火烧白宫”200周年

1814年8月24日,美国总统官邸白宫遭到英国军队的纵火焚烧。大火过后,白宫内室尽毁,只剩下墙壁。昨日,英国驻美国华盛顿大使馆则用别样的方式庆祝了该事件的200周年。

苹果智能手表要比想象来得薄

在苹果发布智能手表之后,有人将其厚度和瑞士表厂多款机械表厚度进行了对比。首先登场的是劳力士。根据发布会上的照片,目测苹果智能手表可能比劳力士Submariner14060M厚度要厚2-3个毫米。

U.S. Airline Profits Soar as Fuel Costs Go Down

DALLAS — Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly.Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines,

新德里推线上叫车服务禁令 - 若想运营需获政府认证

据外媒报道,日前,印度新德里官方已经展开了对Uber司机强奸乘客的案子,另外,当地政府还下令,禁止任何未经授权的线上出租车服务在当地运营。

深度评测:Withings Activité健身追踪手表

可穿戴技术的发展似乎有一条非常清晰的路径——从计步器到健身手环,再到智能手表。不过人们的手腕一直以来都是一项更加精细的技术结晶的领土:腕表。

自主杀戮机器人或正在设计中,后果难以预料

Clearpath Robotics由3个大学时代的好友于6年前创办,目前拥有80名员工。Husky是他们的产品之一,这是一个用于全地形测试的4轮机器人载具,目前正服务于国防部的研究员们。公司也研制无人机以及称之为Kingfisher的机器人船。

The Revolution Wasn't Televised: the Early Days of YouTube

mrflash818 sends this report from Mashable: A decade ago, Netflix meant DVDs by mail, video referred to TV and the Internet meant simple text and pictures. All that changed in about 20 months. ...It was hard to get a handle on what YouTube was, exactly.

我的博客园CSS样式分享 - CodeDiary

过完年又开始上班了,已经从2月25连续加班到现在,晚上11点多才回去,也没时间写文章了。先分享一下我的博客园的CSS吧。我的博客皮肤最开始的时候是参考共享一下我的自定义CSS博客皮肤(2012.3)修改的。

Piston Goes To Cisco, Blue Box to IBM As OpenStack Consolidation Accelerates

Cisco announced this morning it has purchased private cloud — and OpenStack — specialist Piston Cloud Computing. The acquisition comes on the heels of its Metacloud purchase last Fall,

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