YC-grad Papa raises $2.4M for its ‘grandkids-on-demand’ service

Alexis Ohanian's Initialized Capital and Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures participated in the round for the Y Combinator graduate.

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,

Grado takes the wraps off their first pair of wireless headphones

Legacy open-backed headphone maker Grado is taking their classic design into the future with the small Brooklyn company’s first pair of wireless headphones. The GW100s have a familiar look but integrate bluetooth tech and volume controls. They go for $249. Grado headphones are a favorite of mine,

Copyright compromise: Music Modernization Act signed into law

Musicians are celebrating as the Music Modernization Act, an attempt to drag copyright and royalty rules into the 21st century, is signed into law after unanimous passage through Congress.

G2 crowd, a business software marketplace, raises another $55M at just under a $500M valuation

G2 Crowd, a platform that lets businesses search for, compare reviews and pricing for, and then buy software and other IT services — it likes to refer to itself as the “Amazon of business software” — has raised $55 million in growth funding to continue expanding its business.

虚拟现实设备已经到来,但是能否大众化?

Oculus Rift 的卖点是沉浸式的游戏体验,不过,在许多人看来,它不仅是一款游戏设备,而且是把虚拟现实带回到大众之中。虚拟现实设备的开发早已有人尝试过,但是由于技术所限,许多想法最终只能以失败而告终。

亮码在 2014MIECF 上展示节能型 LED 路灯

韩国首尔2014年3月31日电 /美通社/ -- 亮码科技(网址:www.leedmart.cn)在2014年澳门国际环保合作发展论坛及展览 (2014MIECF) 上展示节能型 LED 路灯。

专利显示苹果为移动设备开发新一代环境传感器

根据美国科技网站AppleInsider今天发现的两项新专利,苹果可能希望下一代iPhone(或者是iWatch)能够探测到湿度、大气压和温度等数据。

大数据时代带来的大变革

国际数据公司定义了大数据的四大特征:海量的数据规模(vast)、快速的数据流转和动态的数据体系(velocity)、多样的数据类型(variety)和巨大的数据价值(value)。

本田的新款机器人ASIMO变得更加智能 更接近主流

本田的ASIMO机器人已经随着时光的推移,进行了新的程序更新。这些更新包括更加智能的分析系统,增强手臂灵巧,实现可以打开瓶子的动作;而且能够跑得更快,爬楼梯的时候也会更加流畅。

蜗牛庐:纯爷儿们的旅程

徒步、攀岩、骑行、越野是赵聪喜爱的出行方式,滑雪、潜水、冲浪、滑翔是赵聪享受的玩乐项目。

T-Mobile:iPhone 6 Plus订单占了大约一半

威锋网 10 月 28 日消息,今天在 Re/code 的 Code/Mobile 大会上,T-Mobile CEO 约翰·莱格尔(John Legere )表示消费者对 iPhone 6 Plus 的需求超出了他们原本的预期,他们收到的订单中45%均是iPhone 6 Plus的。

微软黑科技:让你的触摸不再冰冷

早先曾多次提到微软一直在研发各个方面的黑科技,从前不久的透明柔性触屏Cover技术到最近能把房间变游戏场景的RoomAlive技术,无一不是我们想都没想到,或者是曾认为很难成为现实的东西。

女性网购是真爱 就怕“负罪感”

回现太太网购了件衣服给你?先别热泪盈眶,这很可能是太太网购太多,需要透过为丈夫购买而降低负罪感罢了。近日,首份针对亚洲女性的网购调研报告《崛起中的亚洲女性网购力量》曝光了女人网购中“不能说的秘密”。

First Look At Axanar, The Star Trek War Movie We've Waited Decades For

Star Trek fans have been curious for years about the Battle of Axanar, the decisive turning point in the war against the Klingon Empire. And now, a new unofficial movie will show what really happened at Axanar, and how Captain Garth triumphed. Here’s your first image from Star Trek: Axanar,

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