Inside Planet Labs’ new satellite manufacturing site

Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in funding it’s amassed to expand.

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:

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt now secures 75% of the web

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it issued its first certificate. Since then, the numbers have exploded. To date,

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.

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,

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Glasshole Wants You To Wear A Computer On Your Face While You Cook

National Geographic magazine, a mail-order Caring About Things merit badge for baby boomers, has been running a "Future of Food" series on the Plate, its food blog, for the past few months. This month's entry was written by Mary Beth Albright, an attorney, food writer,

十六年磨一剑:Dyson Eye 360 的漫长故事

Dyson 虽然是昨天才推出了自家的「第一台」吸尘机器人,但其实这并不是真正的第一台。早在 1998 年 Dyson 就开始了自动吸尘机器人的研究,在投入了大把的银子和时间开发后,于 2001...

一只熊猫在iPad上的历险,或许会成为孩子们最有趣的童年记忆

Suzanne和她的团队一起,打造了一只叫做“Pan”的紫白相间的小熊猫,还有一个叫做Hullabalu的魔法世界,然后把这些故事,都藏在了一系列应用里。

Study: Smartphones Just As Good As Fitness Trackers For Counting Steps

jfruh writes While dedicated fitness trackers that you wear around your wrist have any number of functions, many people are focused on a single metric: counting steps, which serves as a proxy for determining how active you are.

3 ways to reduce your burn rate

This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

Google Has Its Own Alternative to GitHub: Cloud Source Repositories

If you work with code every day, you’re likely used to GitHub—a place to store code with all the revision history you ever need. Now, though, Google has its own take on the service, open as a beta release for you to use for free.Read more...

微软尝试让非正版Windows 10升级用户“一键转正”

早些时候,我们曾报道过微软试图让用户在Windows 10的升级过程中更加简单无痛的愿景。从改造升级通知,到更新媒体创建工具以确保创建DVD ISO和USB安装盘更轻松,Windows团队也在反思安装过程。

These are the craziest urban legends from each state

Every town has that house on the corner standing silent and still — a hostile presence that only the bravest neighborhood kids dare to walk past after dark. Or, maybe it's that stretch of road twisting like a serpent through a dense forest,

继小米之后 魅族也要发年度旗舰耳机

感谢科客的投递11月4日消息,就在今天上午,小米发布了其“年度旗舰耳机”——售价99元的小米铁圈耳机。该耳机亮点是动圈+动铁双发声单元,采用入耳式设计,售价是99元。

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