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,

Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity.

Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list,

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson,

Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The company makes voice experience design tools,

Marriott now lets you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack

Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has put in place “a mechanism to enable guests to look up individual passport numbers to see if they were included in the set of unencrypted passport numbers.

Deploy the space harpoon

Watch out, starwhales.

GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S.,but also in Latin America — and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia,

Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended. 

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,

Horizon, the clever camera app that forces your iPhone or iPad to only shoot horizontal videos no ma

Horizon, the clever camera app that forces your iPhone or iPad to only shoot horizontal videos no matter how they're held, is now free on the iTunes App Store for a little while. So now you have no excuse for shooting vertical videos ever again. [iTunes App Store]Read more...    

LHCb Confirms Existence of Exotic Hadrons

An anonymous reader sends this news from CERN: "The Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) collaboration today announced results that confirm the existence of exotic hadrons – a type of matter that cannot be classified within the traditional quark model.

每周要闻回顾(14.06.01):Apple 花 30 亿美金收购 Beats、Google 全新自动车、SpaceX Dragon V2、LG G3

分类: 精彩杂录这个星期真的有很多重磅消息啊,包括 Apple 花 30 亿美金收购 Beats、Google 公布全新自动车、SpaceX 公布 Dragon V2 和 LG 公布 G3。

Twitter eyes up Soundcloud, Pandora and Spotify for potential acquisition

Recent rumours have suggested that Twitter is looking to acquire music streaming service Soundcloud. Now it appears that Pandora and Spotify are also in the picture.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/05/twitter-eyes-up-soundcloud-pandora-and-spotify-for-potential-acquisition/

Apptio releases cloud industry standard IT operating model

The Technology Business Management Unified Model standardises IT cost and data models, and has been approved by the TBM Council.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/14/apptio-releases-cloud-industrys-first-standard-it-operating-model/

These Drawings Were Made By the Bad Guys In Legend of Zelda

The other day I was playing SNES on an emulator and it suddenly struck me: The incredible amount of work that went into creating every single tiny box of light on that screen. It sounds like a simple point, but less so when you glimpse the math and complexity behind 1990s-era video games in action.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and one lucky fan use tank, defeat evil

Hasta la vista, bad guys.Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally gotten around to filming the tank-based trailer with the lucky winner from last year's Will It Crush? contestThe two teamed up as action heroes in a fake trailer that really took cheesy to a whole new level.

智慧頭戴裝置-展覽與醫療之重要應用

【GRi草根影響力新視野╱記者林旻柔】自Google在兩年多前推出實驗性產品Google Glass以來,智慧頭戴裝置就已成為產業間熱門的話題。

Debian创始人声称遭到警方暴力,表示要自杀

Debian创始人Ian Murdock在其Twitter账号上发表一系列帖子,声称遭到了警方暴力对待,表示要在今晚自杀,但随后改变了自杀念头。目前还不清楚究竟发生了什么,他的个人网站还没有更新。根据他的描述,他遭到了警方的逮捕,被控攻击警官,保释金2.5万美元。他宣布要将自己的余生投入到反抗警察暴力上,称自己是白人,去年挣了140万美元,缴纳了很多税,谴责警察是没有文化的邪恶的虐待狂。

如果无人机长眼了能做啥?博瑞空间推出搭载GPU的无人机

无人机已经发展了很多年,图像处理技术也已经在很多地方得到应用,然而无人机结合实时图像处理,受限于无人机的主板芯片处理性能,还应用的比较少,无人机空有一双看世界的眼,却不能理解看到的世界。为此大疆推出了Guidance 视觉传感导航系统,但需要给无人机额外搭载一堆设备,比较复杂。如果能拿一块运算能力超强的GPU,把它直接集成在无人机主板上进行图像处理就好了。然而从NVIDIA拿芯片不是易事。那如果是来自NVIDIA的人呢?由于创始人之一是前NVIDIA资深工程师,博瑞空间把NVIDIA的Tegrak GPU集成在他们的无人机上,也就不奇怪了。

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