Watch this robot fly like a real insect

The DelFly is a super light, super agile robot that flies like a real insect. By using a quad-wing flapping system, this odd little bot can flit, hover, and land like a fruit fly. Part of a research project at the Delft University of Technology, this is the latest version of the DelFly and it […]

These Slithering Modular Snakebots Are the Future of Robotics

A snakebot recently crawled up my leg. The engineers sort of grinned while I grimaced, wondering if I should try to attack it or cry for help, an impulse that comes from watching too many scifi movies, I guess. I expect most robots to destroy me, but these snakebots are designed to do the opposite.

How Dumb Cluster Bombs Are Becoming Heinously Smart

Cluster bombs have a bad rep and for good reasons. Yet, the cluster bomb concept has evolved from the dumbest of dumb bombs into a more targeted and discriminating weapon. One of these new cluster munitions in particular is incredibly complicated, heinously smart and ridiculously effective.

What you missed in cybersecurity this week

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need to know.

Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day six

I’m starting to get that thing where my iPhone XS screen feels super tiny when I switch back from the Fold to send a text message from my number. Someone recently asked me if I’m going to have trouble giving the device back to Samsung in a few days, and while the answer is a […]

Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches,

Week-in-Review: is Samsung unfolding another flop?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, potentially one of the weirdest, most innovative,

The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think

Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It’s no shock to any seasoned security pro. For years,

The rules of the Game Of Oligarchs

Technology shrinks the world, makes geography less relevant. People find kinship, common cause, and community on the Internet, across nations and sometimes even languages. When the Internet began to erupt, when its connections began to draw such people closer together,

No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech

Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem. That presents quite the puzzle though:

Netflix’s newest program certifies post-production tools for Netflix Originals

Netflix on Thursday announced a new program aimed at helping Netflix Originals artists and producers select the right tools for delivering their content to its streaming service. With the launch of the Netflix Post Technology Alliance, as the program is called,

Crypto’s second bubble, Juul has 60 days and three Chinese IPOs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After a long run of having guests climb aboard each week, we took a pause on that front, bringing together three of our regular hosts instead: Connie Loizos,

The iPhone XR shows Apple admitting 3D Touch is a failure

Remember 3D Touch? Unless you’re a power iOS user you probably don’t. Or, well, you’d rather not. It’s been clear for some time now that the technology Apple lauded at its 2015 unveiling as the “next generation of multi-touch” most certainly wasn’t.

[下载]谷歌Drive应用更新提前流出 关联Docs和Sheets应用

本周Google悄然对旗下多款产品进行了升级,继Docs和Sheets应用之后今天Google再次更新了Drive应用,而实际上则是删减了部分功能。

[视频]奥巴马:美国将在2016年年底前撤出所有驻阿富汗部队

据外媒报道,美国总统奥巴马于今日宣布,美国部队将在2016年年底前撤出阿富汗。奥巴马称,美国在阿富汗的战斗使命将在今年结束,部队将开始陆续从这个国家撤出。据悉,目前美国政府大约还有32000名军官在阿富汗。

[视频]国内IT民工利用气象气球将房子升入太空

近日,一段名为“太空中的房子”的视频走红网络,不少网友感叹这是《飞屋环游记》现实版,还有很多网友被拍下的太空画面震撼了,纷纷询问视频画面是怎么传回来的。

Rovio launches Angry Birds Epic, available in Windows Phone Store

Rovio Entertainment has today released the new title to its Angry Birds franchise; Angry Birds Epic. The game has been made available across all popular platforms -- Android, iOS and Windows Phone, simultaneously. It features a fantasy-adventure story. 

WebODF: JavaScript Open Document Format Editor Deemed Stable

oever (233119) writes with news that WebODF (an Open Document Format editor written entirely using Javascript and natively rendering the XML document using CSS) 0.5.0 has been released, and the developers are declaring this release stable enough for every day use.

BYOD proving difficult transition, as half of all companies don't bother

While predictions about Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) paint a rosy future the reality is something less than expected.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/15/byod-proving-difficult-transition-as-half-of-all-companies-dont-bother/

牵手Concur, Uber进军商务用车领域,帮助公司缩短交通费用报销流程

据Uber官方消息,Uber日期推出了一项专门针对公司用户的打车服务Uber for Business,在赢得了大量个人用户之后,开始抢占商务用车领域。

2014年最佳数据段子集合

1、“我是搞数据分析的,学会了如何从DW中用SQL对数据ETL并建立了Cube。然后算啊算啊算,得出结论:今年2月份营业收入远远小于其它月份。我试图用spss、sas中的数据挖掘模型找出原因但至今无果。

Catchpoint Systems:2014年“黑色星期五”购物网站移动端性能下降57.21%

12月1日消息 美国黑色星期五购物节上周五正式开始。美国消费电子零售商百思买的网站当天即遭受了大规模的宕机事故。另外,排名前50位的电子商务网站今年整体的访问速度都比去年要慢,这也许会让用户们感到沮丧。

Scribd raises $22 million to grow its ebook subscription service

The ebook subscription market continues to heat up.Scribd confirmed Friday that it has raised $22 million in funding to double down on its ebook subscription serviceSee also:

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