California is ‘launching our own damn satellite’ to track pollution, with help from Planet

California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today.

Stung by criticism, Facebook’s Sandberg outlines new plans to tackle misinformation

Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors to skew democratic elections, Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg unveiled five new ways the company would be addressing these issues at the annual DLD conference in Munich,

Technology’s dark forest

We used to be such optimists. Technology would bring us a world of wealth in harmony with the environment, and even bring us new worlds. The Internet would erase national boundaries, replace gatekeepers with a universal opportunity for free expression, and bring us all closer together.

The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking their Coinbase accounts.

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders,

Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot

Illinois’s startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it’s not slowing down. Let’s take a quick look at the state of venture in the Land of Lincoln.

Watch builders construct a life-size Chevy truck with 300,000 LEGO bricks

Behold, the LEGO Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size truck is basically a giant ad for Chevy and the new LEGO Movie, which is due out in February. Apparently they have to fight Duplo blocks from outer space. No, seriously, that’s the plot. Anyway, the 2019 Silverado is six-feet tall, weighs 3,

Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika

We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds,

Senator claps back after Ajit Pai calls California’s net neutrality bill ‘radical’ and ‘illegal’

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has provoked a senatorial response from California after calling the "nanny state's" new net neutrality legislation "radical," "anti-consumer," "illegal," and "burdensome." Senator Scott Wiener (D-CA), in response,

Twitch updates security for its TwitchCon event following the Jacksonville esports shooting

Twitch is today announcing changes to its security procedures for its TwitchCon event taking place in San Jose, California on Saturday, October 27th. The update follows news of the tragic shooting at an esports event in Jacksonville, Florida last month where three people died,

UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’

The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European Union . Britain has less than six months to go before the country leaves the 28 member state bloc,

克丽:家贼比防盗门威胁大 微软支持对手尺度大

有人急得东山再起与主流相背       太傻 有人防盗不防家贼想换防盗门       太蠢 有人急着扩大市场想起个俗招       大俗 还有人想靠中国平板电脑再起       太急   以上是本周中国IT业的简况,详评如下:  

三星首款Tizen系统手机Samsung Z正式发布

安锋网 6 月 2 日消息 经过好几次推迟,韩国手机巨头今天出人意料的发布首款Tizen系统手机,名为 Samsung Z,这是一款怎样的手机,我们来了解一下。  首先看硬件,Samsung Z 拥有一块 4.

New Sensors Will Scoop Up "Big Data" On Chicago

Graculus writes with news about a plan to install sensors to collect environmental data and count people in Chicago. Chicago plans to install sensors in light poles to observe air quality, light intensity, sound volume, heat, precipitation, and wind.

Ybrain 融资350万美元,打造可穿戴设备治疗老年痴呆症

专为老年痴呆症患者开发可穿戴健康设备的韩国创业公司Ybrain今天宣布,它已从Stonebridge Capital领投的A轮融资中获得350万美元,累计融资额达到420万美元。

可伸缩NoSQL数据库的五条建议

Bigstep’s Full Metal Cloud公司的产品经理Alex Bordei分享了他们在NoSQL使用上关于可伸缩性的经验,并给出了具体的五条指导意见。 By 张逸

The 16 ballsiest reactions to #DeflateGate

The New England Patriots trounced the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 during Sunday's AFC Championship Game, but all the Internet can talk about is balls. Deflated balls, more specificallyIndianapolis TV station WTHR reports that the NFL has launched an investigation against the Patriots,

赵薇当上阿里影业二股东,花了近31亿港元……

赵薇和马云的关系一直不错,比如马云去年曾出现在赵薇公公80大寿宴会上;去年恒大集团与阿里巴巴合作时,赵薇老公黄有龙现身发布会现场;和马云还一起拜访过“气功大师”王林;赵薇早前在微博分享自己与马云一起挥毫泼墨的照片,展示了马云的国画作品。

氢燃料电池汽车相比电动车,有哪些优劣势?

.谢 @图灵Don 邀。新能源汽车路线之争实在扣人心弦。。特斯拉加快了超级充电站的建设步伐;倍感压力的丰田不得不提前推出Mirai,并开放专利;这一次,穆斯克失去了面对比亚迪的从容。EV、FCV对决,未来谁吃肉谁喝汤?

Revist your favorite movie sets from the air with Bing Maps

Hollywood tells stories by convincing viewers what they are seeing on screen is authentic, however very often the romantic countryside of Italy is really Dayton Ohio.

用于医疗的ResearchKit为何如此重要?

ResearchKit是一款旨在帮助医生和科学家更精确和频繁地从使用iPhone应用的参与者那收集数据的开源软件框架,用于医疗卫生研究。基于对数据背后问题提供解决方案的ResearchKit,从下个月起将完全开放给第三方开发者。

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