Review: The tiny $149 Echo Sub is a huge audio upgrade

Want to make your music more interesting? Add a subwoofer. That’s what Amazon did and, suddenly, the entire Echo smart speaker lineup is more interesting. If you were not impressed with the sound of an Echo, consider trying again when the Echo is paired with an Echo Sub.

JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great software.” In many organizations it has become the primary map of software projects, the hub of all development, the infamous “source of truth.

Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken,

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city,

Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation.

Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund

These first-time VCs want to raise $50M for a Dallas-based, Millennial-focused venture firm.

SoftBank’s Vision Fund inches closer to $100B

Much has been said about the SoftBank Vision Fund, mostly in awe of the size of the investment vehicle. Today, however, the Vision Fund inched yet closer to that twelve-figure goal.

The nation-state of the internet

The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of digital nomads and the deeply libertarian ethos baked into parts of the blockchain community. It’s clearly on a lot of other people’s minds as well:

The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

David Gorodyansky Contributor David Gorodyansky is the CEO and co-founder of AnchorFree. More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s time to take privacy into our own hands This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping,

Snowflake scoops up another blizzard of cash with $450 million round

When Snowflake, the cloud data warehouse, landed a $263 million investment earlier this year, CEO Bob Muglia speculated that it would be the last money his company would need before an eventual IPO. But just 9 months after that statement, the company announced a second even larger round.

Chargify launches a new payment management tool for subscription services

Chargify, the payment management service owned by Scaleworks, has launched a new tool for billing management.  The new product is designed to remove limitations and allow payers to assign or reassign payment responsibility for subscriptions or groups of subscriptions, according to the company.

以白为美,哪怕是病

白色的动物历来为人所偏爱,而白色动物自己的感受则鲜有人提及。

[视频]薛蛮子的7个月:微博大V时代已结束

4月19日下午3时,薛蛮子在微博上说,“七个多月不见了,久违了”。这是这位千万级大V在被捕近7个多月后的再次网络亮相。

LendUp Raises $50 Million To Disrupt Payday Lending

Y Combinator-incubated payday loan disruptier LendUp has raised a $50 million credit debt facility from Victory Park Capital. This adds to the $18 million in equity funding LendUp has raised from investors including Google Ventures, Data Collective, QED and others.

中兴入门新机Concord II登陆美国

来自运营商T-Mobile和MetroPCS的消息,中兴(ZTE)的新款入门级智能机ZTE Concord II将经由这两家运营商推向市场。这款设备搭载Android 4.3系统,具体的配置包括了4英寸480×800分辨率显示屏,康宁二代大猩猩玻璃,1.

又变了!传iPhone 6有三种尺寸 将保留4寸版本

iPhone6将会4.7英寸和5.5英寸两个触控屏版本的传闻较多,但如今来自台湾媒体《电子时报》援引产业链的消息披露称,除了尽人皆知的4.7英寸和5.5英寸版本之外,苹果还有可能推出一款配有4英寸屏幕的机型。

OpenCascade B-Spline Basis Function - opencascade

Abstract. B-splines are quite a bit more flexible than Bezier curves. This flexibility comes from the fact that you have much more control over the ba...

”小猴子”和“土拨鼠”——如何培养孩子的“专注力”

文:刘建鸿【故事】大厅里妈妈正在织毛衣,听到阳台鹦鹉怪声怪气地说“晚上倒”,还有儿子小鸿哈哈的笑声。咦,小鸿刚才不是还在书房里看图画书吗,怎么没几分钟又跑到阳台上了呢。

赏析《被解放的姜戈》&《黑礁》:找寻“暴力”与“美”

暴力美学作品的两个基本要素:首先需要为暴力情节寻找一个能够被观众所接受的“故事主题”;然后还需要通过某种艺术形式来降低暴力血腥镜头对观众观感带来的“冲击(不适)体验”。

深圳直辖,难言利弊

本文为深规院公众微信号updiscc首发文章,作者是我的同事@孙不熟,已获授权选编发布,转载请私信联系厂长。原文链接:深圳直辖,难言利弊得失厂长按:直辖是个敏感话题。

自动驾驶除汽车外还有更多用途 比如椅子

威锋网 2 月 16 日消息,通常来说,提起自动驾驶,我们首先想到的都是汽车。的确,关于在汽车上使用自动驾驶,从而减少事故的发生概率,提高交通效率并解放双手,这样的事情已经被构想不是一天两天了。但这并不容易,或者说短时间内还很难完全实现。因为毕竟汽车是在路上跑的,一不留神就是人命关天的大事,因此要确保万无一失才行。  而在自动驾驶被正式用于汽车上面之前,也许它将率先在其它领域产生自己的作用。就比如,办公室里面的椅子。是的你没有听错,椅子也能够实现自动驾驶!并且,这种自动驾驶的椅子正是由一家汽车生产商开发出来的,它就是日产。  

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