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,

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,

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,

魅族联姻阿里:战略上抗衡小米

昨天,阿里巴巴发布了 Yun OS 3.0,而相信在此之前各位也注意到了之前魅族和阿里高管在微博上的唇枪舌剑和眉来眼去了。 紧接着,魅族今天在北京召开发布会,宣布了发布 Flyme Powered By Yun OS 系统。

Head First 设计模式系列之二----备忘录模式 - 我是诗爷

申明:这几天无意中关注到备忘录模式,比较陌生回家一番参考书,只在附录里记录了该模式。后来在园子里有发现了有专门写设计模式的博客,并且写的也得牛逼。附上链接http://www.cnblogs.

宝马集团10月销量再创新高

慕尼黑2014年11月11日电 /美通社/ -- - 全球销量增加11.1%,全球成交量达到184,297辆 - 年初至今的成交量增加7.0%,达到1,714,197辆 - 前10个月 BMW i 汽车的销量达到13,

小米12.7亿元入股美的 智能家居将落地推广

美的集团发出公告称,已与小米科技签署战略合作协议,美的将以23.01元/股的价格向小米科技23.01元/股定向发行5500万股,募集资金总额不超过12.7亿元,同时美的股票将于15日开市起复牌。

How a Virus Can Make Water Boil Faster

Here are some things that won't make water boil faster: watching the pot, adding salt. And here's something that does: nanostructures made from plant viruses, which subtly alter the physical properties of bubbling water. Read more...

争夺线下超市,支付宝和微信支付又杠上了

近期,支付宝钱包和微信支付的线下超市争夺战愈演愈烈,两家纷纷使出补贴优惠杀手锏,不光是国内连锁超市争相接入支付宝或微信支付,诸如家乐福这样的国际连锁巨头也赶上这一潮流。

亚太森博发布2013-2014年可持续发展报告

-- 浆纸产品获得国际“绿色通行证”,中水回用项目每年节水千万吨 南京2015年8月18日电 /美通社/ -- 8月18日,世界领先的浆纸生产商亚太森博集团发布了《2013-2014年可持续发展报告》(以下简称“报告”)。

微軟公布最新的Windows Phone旗艦機-Lumia 950

大家應該都在期待明天開賣的iPhone 6s吧!不過這時候,恰好也是Microsoft微軟的新產品發表會,微軟終於公布了最新的Winodow Phone新款旗艦機種,就是之前已有許多風聲的Lumia 950。

阿里巴巴拟注资以色列初创公司Twiggle 加强搜索技术

新浪美股讯 北京时间31日晚彭博社报道,据知情人士称,阿里巴巴集团将向以色列初创公司Twiggle注资500万到1000万美元,以利用其搜索技术,巩固自己在中国电商市场的领先地位。阿里巴巴拟注资以色列初创公司Twiggle ... ...

9 月 27 日登陸香港!《FIFA 17》改用 ForstBite 引擎開發

足球遊戲玩家一年一度買 Game 是常識吧,如果以為每年買新版本,只為了球隊名單更新,遊戲內有新球衣、新波 Boot,還有開發商刻意改變的操控方式。今年可能會有些額外的轉變,E3 電子娛樂博覽將會在下星期揭幕,EA Sports 亦提早宣佈《FIFA 17》的初步資料。以下更多內容:The post 9 月 27 日登陸香港!《FIFA 17》改用 ForstBite 引擎開發 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 玩生活‧樂科技.

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