Astronauts land safely after Soyuz launch fails at 20 miles up

A fault in a Soyuz rocket booster has resulted in an aborted crew mission to the International Space Station, but fortunately no loss of life. The astronauts in the capsule, Nick Hague (US) and Alexey Ovchinin (Russia) successfully detached upon recognizing the fault and made a safe, if bumpy,

Guillermo del Toro is making a stop-motion Pinocchio movie for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro, the Academy Award-winning director of “The Shape of Water” (not to mention “Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Pacific Rim”) is making a new version of “Pinocchio” for Netflix. I’d thought that after del Toro’s awards victory earlier this year,

Uber’s head of corporate development resigns

Less than one month after the Wall Street Journal reported allegations of sexual misconduct by Cameron Poetzscher, Uber’s head of corporate development, Poetzscher has resigned, according to the WSJ. Uber has confirmed Poetzscher’s resignation to TechCrunch.

The future of photography is code

What’s in a camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface, and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. While the physical components are still improving bit by bit, Google, Samsung,

Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One

Richard Branson has reportedly stepped down from the chairman role of Virgin Hyperloop One. In a statement, cited by Reuters, Branson said that the company would require a more time than he could devote to the company. “At this stage in the company’s evolution,

Ford expands self-driving vehicle program to Washington, D.C.

Ford is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Washington, D.C.,the fourth city to join the automaker’s testing program as it prepares to launch a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021. Ford will begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the district in the first quarter of 2019. 

A look at the Android Market (aka Google Play) on its 10th Anniversary

Google Play has generated more than twice the downloads of the iOS App Store, reaching a 70% share of worldwide downloads in 2017, according to a new report from App Annie, released in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Android Market, now called Google Play.

Cowboy, the Belgian e-bike startup, raises €10M Series A

Cowboy, the Belgium startup that’s designed and sells a smarter electronic bicycle, has raised €10 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous backers Index Ventures, and Hardware Club. The new capital will be used to scale operations,

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.

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,

【地心引力Gravity】高清海报

!!!!绝对满分的好片,先不说让人完全没有意识的360旋转无痕的长镜头有多么碉堡牛逼,开放式结局更是让人深省(从做梦开始女主已死说)完全看似无炫技的无炫技,无演技的演技,大师之作就是化零为整,简单归一。

Fashion And Lifestyle Blog Reader Bloglovin Raises $7M

Bloglovin, a site where users can follow their favorite fashion and lifestyle blogs, is announcing that it has raised a $7 million Series A. The company was founded in Sweden back in 2007, but it moved its headquarters to New York last year. It basically started out as an RSS reader,

搜狗输入法 Linux 版来袭 | 极客早知道 2014 年 4 月 23 日

搜狗推 Linux 版输入法看重极客人群来自搜狐IT随着Ubuntu Kylin优麒麟 14.04 LTS长期支持版的推出,搜狗也一同发布了Linux版的输入法软件。这款输入法具备了智能拼音、自动匹配、多样化皮肤支持等功能。

央视调查支付宝遭“插桩”遇客服神回复:我们是神仙啊

央视《每周质量报告》调查支付宝安全支付过程中,通过电话对客服进行了采访。在询问当支付宝软件被“插桩”时能否主动告诉用户时,遭遇客服神回复:我们是神仙啊!

Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

MonOptIt writes: I'm a new IT professional, having recently switched from a different sci/tech field. My first gig is with a mid-size (50ish) nonprofit which includes a wide variety of departments and functions. I'm the sole on-site IT support,

17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do in Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad.Read more...

R&B legend Ben E. King dies at 76

R&B and soul singer Ben E. King, who sang the classic hit "Stand By Me," has died. He was 76King died of natural causes on Thursday, his publicist confirmed to multiple outlets.See also: 100 timeless songs that are never gonna give you upThe singer, who was born Benjamin Earl Nelson,

新型人造皮肤问世:借传感器来感受外界压力

斯坦福大学研究小组工程师正在开发一种内置传感器的人造塑料皮肤,它可以“感知”外界压力。

Google launches Springboard, an AI-powered assistant for its enterprise customers

Google has unwrapped two significant announcements for its enterprise customers, the most notable of which is the rollout of Springboard, a new service that makes searching from Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Gmail and other Google enterprise services a cinch. Read More

Sorry, Notorious RBG, your common sense was MIA

Factually speaking, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was correct in her three recent interviews published Tuesday — with the New York Times, the Associated Press and CNN — where the Supreme Court justice took Donald Trump to task. As she said in the latest interview Monday, Trump is a faker.

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