Watch Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot leap up massive steps like it’s nothing

Two years ago, Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot ATLAS needed a big ol’ safety tether to shuffle its way down a flat hiking trail. Now it’s casually leaping up and over obstacles that would leave many humans huffing and puffing.

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,

Bird hires Uber’s former head of finance and director of corporate development

Bird, the scooter sharing startup founded by former Uber VP of International Growth Travis VanderZanden, has brought on a couple of former Uber employees to the flock. Joining as Bird VP and Head of Finance, is Dennis Cinelli,

How this Kazakhstan internet giant built success on ideas from Russia and China

The advantage of entering an emerging market is that the market still has a lot of empty space to fill, and as a startup you can be the first player. Kazakhstan might not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of overseas expansion. However,

Facebook mistakenly deleted some people’s Live videos

This time instead of exposing users’ data, a Facebook bug erased it. A previously undisclosed Facebook glitch caused it to delete some users’ Live videos if they tried to post them to their Story and the News Feed after finishing their broadcast.

钢铁电商的鳄鱼式生存法则

鳄鱼法则源自于鳄鱼的吞噬方式:猎物愈试图挣扎,鳄鱼的收获愈多。止损退出,是最后的选择。如果连退出的机会也没有了,鳄鱼已经咬着你半个身体,或放眼一看,周围全是鳄鱼呢?

Chromosonic:穿上变成变色龙

穿上设计师 Judit Eszter Karpati 发明的布料,你也可以成为变色龙。 Judit 一直在探索科技与纺织艺术之间的关联,在这个原子与比特边界日益模糊的世界,纺织也面临科技带来的巨大变革。

来看看索尼的VR头戴设备虚拟现实设备Project Morpheus的第一个游戏Demo

索尼的头戴式VR设备Project Morpheus从发布到今日已经整整3个月了,然而我们都只看到了一些简单的技术Demo,如在一个房间里走动,在水下的一个牢笼中等。今天索尼放出了第一个较为完整的游戏Demo,“街头雪橇”。

iPhone 5s 屏幕更换服务如期登陆欧苹果店

上周有消息表示,iPhone 5s 屏幕更换服务将会在当地时间 8 月 11 日登陆欧洲苹果零售店。今天外媒报道,这项服务确实如预期登陆了欧洲市场。

Test Your Endurance on This Ikea Showroom-Turned-Climbing Wall

Lots of us spend a lot of time lounging, sleeping, eating—heck, living out of and off of Ikea furniture. In order to promote a new superstore coming to Clermont-Ferrand in the middle of France,

15 Rare Images From NASA's First Decades of Space Exploration

The idea of floating in orbit, protected from the void by mere inches of material, is one we've grown pretty blasé about over the years. But it's a terrifying, marvelous, sublime thing—and a new exhibit of rare NASA photos attempts to remind us of that fact. Read more...

Will a Driver Beating a Passenger With a Hammer Force Uber to Grow Up?

San Francisco's District Attorney has already charged the UberX driver who allegedly used a hammer to beat passenger with two felony counts for assault and battery. But the victim, Robert Chicas,

互联网电视:上有政策下有对策

广电总局强势命令整改互联网电视应用,禁止用户通过互联网电视直接上网,要求互联网电视的七大内容牌照方将视频类APP和浏览器全部下架。然而上有政策下有对策。

Nightmare基于phantomjs的自动化测试套件 - 破狼

今天将介绍一款自动化测试套件名叫nightmare,他是一个基于phantomjs的测试框架,一个基于phantomjs之上为测试应用封装的一套high level API。其API以goto, refresh, click, type…等简单的常用e2e测试动作封装,使得其语义清晰,简洁。

为什么上海出不了马云?因为有交管官员那样的蠢货

文/阳淼 山寨发布会创始人2008年,时任上海市委书记的俞正声在当地两会上发问:“上海为什么没有出马云这样的人”。时隔近七年之后,迟钝的淼叔看到了答案:因为上海有交通委官员这样的一帮蠢货。

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