Instagram tests tapping instead of scrolling through posts, first in Explore

The effortless way you fast forward through Stories could be coming to more of Instagram . A screenshot from user Suprateek Bose shows Instagram “Introducing a new way to move through posts — Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories.

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,

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,

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,

Dyson起诉三星侵犯专利,三星起诉Dyson损害公司形象

著名的真空吸尘器制造商Dyson在英国起诉三星侵犯专利,然后又以“专利制度有漏洞”为由放弃了起诉。

Conductive Paint Reveals the Faults in Our Concrete Structures

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but in this case it's more like tons and tons of the latter.

领英用户超600万,增长迅猛

36氪此前曾报导,LinkedIn 联合红杉资本与宽带资本,共同创立领英进驻中国。针对中国职场,领英做出了若干本土化尝试,比如:中文版个人页、与微信关联。

贝尔金推出一系列WeMo家用传感器,让你可以监测一切

你是否想知道自己家里每一个细微之处的变化?如果是这样的话,那你就可以使用贝尔金推出的全新WeMo家用传感器。

情怀至上,完美未满——Moto X 体验评测视频

感谢爱搞机的投递摩托罗拉的新 Moto X 早在上一年就在国外发布了,但由于种种原因,国行版本推迟至今才正式发布,我们今天带给大家的就是国行版本的新 Moto X。

JPHP——一款基于JVM的新PHP编译器

JPHP是一款基于Java语言编写的新PHP编译器以及新运行时库,支持多线程、unicode字符串(UTF-16)、GUI、Android开发以及嵌入式Web应用,JPHP可以将PHP源码编译成JVM字节码并在JVM中执行。

Obama to Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons For Local Police Forces

President Obama will announce Monday a ban on the federal transfer of some military-style weapons to local police departments and impose stricter regulations on others.Read more...

观点:万物互联?不如点到为止

编者按: 比尔·布里格斯 是德勤咨询公司的首席技术官。 2015 年,新一代的淘金热席卷了技术行业。一项 最近的研究 发现,参与调查的高管中有 75%表示他们所在的企业正在推行大规模的物联网计划。

“不被看好”的手机业务,帮三星交出了一份漂亮的财报

准确来说,是芯片业务和智能手机业务。#欢迎关注爱范儿认证微信公众号:AppSolution(微信号:appsolution),发现新酷精华应用。 爱范儿 |原文链接 ·查看评论 ·新浪微博

Fred Wilson:如何确定价格弹性

盈利才是做企业的根本。没有这个,其他东西都是胡扯。但是Fred Wilson发现,很多创业者对于影响盈利的价格弹性概念一无所知,所以他决定给创业者补补课。价格弹性本该是每一个生意人都要了解的概念,但我发现很多人都不懂。维基百科是这样定义价格弹性的:经济上用来表示某商品或服务的需求量对价格变动的响应性或弹性的一个指标。即需求量对价格的弹性,指某一商品/服务价格变动时,该商品/服务需求量相应变动的灵敏度。通过下面这张表可能理解起来会更容易些。横轴需求量、纵轴价格,完美的弹性是价格不变需求上升,彻底的无弹性是无论价格怎么变需求都不变简单来说,东西价格越低一般需求量就会越大。

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