Improbable brings its massive multiplayer platform to Unity game engine

As battle royale games like Fortnite pit more players against each other, studios are starting to realize the potential of bringing a massive online audience together at one time. This ambition has always existed, but Improbable, a well-funded startup aiming to enable these vast online worlds,

Distinguished VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week

Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it comes to smarts. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be able to tap into Amazon Alexa’s deep base of answers.

IMAX pulls the plug on its dream of VR arcades

The company behind the biggest screens in cinema is giving up on bringing VR screens within a few inches of users’ faces. The company announced today in a SEC filing that it will be shutting down its three remaining virtual reality centers including its flagship location in Los Angeles.

They scaled YouTube — now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and open-sourcing Vitess,

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame.

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams are making a limited series for Apple

More than a decade after the end of “Alias,” J.J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner are teaming up on a new limited series for Apple. The show, titled “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends,” will be based on the Amy Silverstein memoir of the same name,

These face-generating systems are getting rather too creepily good for my liking

Machine learning models are getting quite good at generating realistic human faces — so good that I may never trust a machine, or human, to be real ever again. The new approach, from researchers at Nvidia,

Why missing Saudi journalist’s Apple Watch is an interesting, but unlikely, lead

Police investigating the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are searching for his Apple Watch to obtain his health and location data before his disappearance. But that may prove impossible, according to new details learned by TechCrunch. The Saudi-born U.S.

Facebook rolls out 3D photos that us AI to simulate depth

What if you could peek behind what’s in your photos, like you’re moving your head to see what’s inside a window? That’s the futuristic promise of Facebook 3D photos. After announcing the feature at F8 in May,

With Cred partnership, PwC wants to help make stablecoins legit

Audit giant PwC is the latest mainstream firm to show new interest in digital currencies. This week it announced a partnership with decentralized lending platform Cred to advise on better standards for stablecoins. While details of the partnership are light,


日本三大电信运营商的智能手机语音通话资费近期有望全部转向定额制。随着NTT DoCoMo6月1日正式引入定额制,不甘落后的软银制定了在6月引入定额制的计划。KDDI预计也将在今年夏天步两家同行的后尘。


上周末,《纽约时报》发表了对苹果 CEO 蒂姆·库克深入的介绍。同时,《纽约时报》也采访了苹果首席设计师乔纳森·伊夫。

Survey: YouTube More Popular Than Live TV

A new survey from Adroit Digital suggests that YouTube is now more popular than live TVOut of 2,000 people surveyed (U.S. respondents over 18 who own a television, smartphone and personal computer), 68% of viewers said they consume video content from YouTube,

多元文化聚乌镇 休闲度假好选择

中国乌镇2014年7月18日电 /美通社/ -- 一直以来,乌镇景区(在世人的眼中就是中国江南美景的代名词,故有“中国江南的封面”之美誉。


据国外媒体Worldcarfans报道,高通业务发展和市场营销副总裁Anthony Thompson博士表示,高通用于无线充电的Halo系统,将在2017年开始为市场提供能够用于电动汽车的无线充电模块。

原 Bing 系列应用将改 MSN 品牌登陆其它主流平台

继今年 8 月微软为 Windows Phone 8 和 Windows 8 自带应用去除 Bing 名称前缀后,知名 Windows 生态观察家 Paul Thurrott 在其博客透露微软将给这一系列应用赋予 MSN 品牌,并在接下来几个月当中推出其它主流平台客户端。

瑞银:30%三星手机用户考虑购买iPhone 6

据《财富》杂志网络版报道,瑞士银行最新发布的调查显示,竟有30%的现有三星手机用户考虑购买iPhone 6。瑞银自主证据实验室(Evidence Lab)对来自四个国家的4000名智能机用户进行了调查。




美国联合市场研究(Allied Market Research)机构近日预测,到2020年,Hadoop的市场价值会超过500亿。

2025年无人驾驶会让1000万人失业 但这并非坏事


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