7 things to think about voice

Voice won't change everything but it will be part of a movement that heralds a new way to think about our relationship with devices, screens, our data and interactions.

Listnr Wants to be 'Your Listening Assistant' (Video)

This Listnr is "a new listening device connected to the cloud" being developed by a team in Japan that's currently running a Kickstarter project looking for $50,000 by March 7.

At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 1 and 2 of 6)

Wikipedia says Tim O'Reilly "is the founder of O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) and a supporter of the free software and open source movements." And so he is. O'Reilly Media is also the company from which Make magazine and the assorted Maker Faires sprang,

Why Is My Digital Assistant So Creepy?

Siri, Cortana and Alexa are robotic personal assistants, but they are also women. They live in your pockets, their skinny smart phone bodies executing your every command. They are intimate with you. But they are also, as Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore said at the Windows 10 keynote last week,

'Voice' finalist looks back on his best and worst performances

Season 7 of The Voice saw many talented singers take the stage in hopes of walking away victorious, but only one actually didIt wasn't Chris JamisonBut even after losing the title to country singer Craig Wayne Boyd, the 20-year old isn't down on himself. In fact,

A Conversation With Michael Lopp, Pinterest’s Head Of Engineering

About a year ago, Michael Lopp joined Pinterest as the company’s head of engineering — filling in the leadership of the engineering side next to co-founder Evan Sharp and CEO Ben Silbermann. Much of his role, since joining, has been to help teams at Pinterest,

Never Sleep Again: Your Ten Best Stories of Absolute Terror

We asked and you delivered. With over 3,000 comments on this year’s Scary Story contest, this year’s submitters brought their best—sharing hair-raising, spine-tingling tales that were so scary that certain Jezebel writers were forced to sleep with their lights on.

Moto Hint Review: ​The First Bluetooth Headset I Wasn't Ashamed to Wear

Bluetooth earpieces have always stuck out. I mean they've literally stuck out of your ear. Perhaps they're not as much of a fashion faux pas as Google Glass, but there's definitely a stigma about them. To combat the cyborg look, some wearable manufacturers are building smartwatches,

We Need to Re-Think How We Fight for Privacy

Most of us agree that privacy on the internet is important. Unfortunately, those of us that advocate for privacy aren't focused. We rant about a scattershot of real issues, conspiracy theories, half-truths, and aphorisms, and don't focus on how we actually fix things. We need to change this.

How Product Hunt Hopes To Avoid The Pitfalls That Wounded Quora And Buried Digg

When Ashwinn Krishnaswamy and two of his buddies were living with their parents and working out of a basement in the suburbs of Philadelphia, they had only their development skills, a solid sense of product design, and a simple idea in their heads.

If We Build IoT, They Will Come. Right?

It looks like this IoT trend is starting to catch on with the developer community. At least, that’s a conclusion one could draw from the reported results of a new Evans Data Corporation survey. Of the 1,400 developers who participated in this survey,

Multilingual Indian video app Roposo raises $10M from Tiger Global and Bertelsmann

India has 22 official languages, which often presents a challenge for businesses that want to scale across the entire country. Video-sharing app Roposo, however, uses that to its advantage by offering content in several different regional languages. Based in Gurgaon,

China’s Tencent Music raises $1.1 billion in downsized US IPO

Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming company, has raised $1.1 billion in a U.S. IPO after it priced its shares at $13 a piece ahead of a listing on the Nasdaq. That makes it one of the largest tech listings of the year, but the pricing is at the bottom end of its $13-$15 range indicating […]

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese e-commerce giant led a $1.1 billion round last year,

Building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus evacuated after bomb threat

A building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus was evacuated after a bomb threat early Tuesday evening. Around 5PM, the Menlo Park police department warned people to avoid the area around the 200 block of Jefferson Drive as they investigated a bomb threat. Then they said 200 Jefferson Drive,

L.A. gets more moolah, thanks to Calibrate Ventures and its new, $80 million fund

Two years ago, a couple of VCs from Shea Ventures, a 50-year-old, L.A. -based investment firm, banded together to create a Pasadena, Ca.-based early stage venture firm called Calibrate Ventures. Investors clearly like what they’re building.

Huawei CFO accused of fraud is granted $7.5M bail

The decision concludes a three-days-long court hearing in which the judge and the public prosecutor debated whether Wanzhou would breach her bail conditions.

Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing

Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg explained that just as Wix was founded with the aim of “demystifying and democratizing how you get online,” Ascend has a similar mission:

Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct

Over the summer, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for governments to take a closer look at how facial detection technology is being implemented across the globe. This week,

MoviePass announces new pricing plans for 2019

It’s been a rocky year for MoviePass, something that CEO Mitch Lowe acknowledged in an interview this week with Variety. “We have a lot to prove to all our constituents,” Lowe said. “We don’t just have to prove ourselves to our members, we also have to prove ourselves to the investment community,

TransferWise keeps growing money transfers despite global turbulence

You don’t have to follow the financial technology industry or work with developers in faraway lands to know TransferWise, arguably the world’s leading peer-to-peer money-transferring startup. Thanks to its presence in over 70 countries, low-cost rates for moving money internationally and,

Apple Adds In-App Purchase Warning to iOS 7.1

Making an in-app purchase from an iOS device now comes with a warning reminding users of the 15-minute window they have to make additional purchases without re-entering their password.The change was part of the iOS 7.1 update that rolled out to users Monday.See also: What's Wrong With Apple's iOS 7.

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向软件和服务转型:思科推出开发人员社区和资源中心DevNet

思科(Cisco)于周一的时候推出了DevNet,作为该公司面向开发人员的社区和资源中心,它鼓励人们在其平台上开发应用程序。此外,该公司还计划在数月后推出一个应用市场。

微软第四财季售出580万部Lumia手机,但这并非一个完整季度的数据

根据微软今天公布的2014财年第四财季财报,采用Windows Phone操作系统的Lumia手机销量为580万部。而在去年第二季度(即微软2013财年第四财季),诺基亚一共售出了740万部Lumia手机。

Samsung Galaxy Alpha available now at Carphone Warehouse

Customers can pick up the new handset both in store and online with a variety of different tariffs meaning that the phone is available free-of-charge.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/12/samsung-galaxy-alpha-available-now-carphone-warehouse/

三星称诺基亚收购交易导致与微软合作产生反垄断问题

据路透社报道,三星电子周四在一份法院文件中称,一旦微软完成对诺基亚手机业务的收购,三星与微软在Windows Phone上的合作就会产生反垄断问题。这份法院文件来自微软指控三星违反商业合作协议的诉讼。

Nappers rejoice! The Nutshell is the ultimate sleep pod

This invention really gets us.An MFA student at the New York School of Visual Arts has invented the ultimate napping device. The invention is appropriately called “The Nutshell” and I think I speak for everyone when I say that this needs to be in stores ASAP.In a nutshell,

Early Uber Investors Shervin Pishevar And Scott Stanford Raising $250M SherpaEverest Fund

Early Uber investors Scott Stanford and Shervin Pishevar are looking to raise another big fund, presumably to do follow-on investments in growth companies they had previously invested in. According to an SEC filing, they are seeking $250 million for the SherpaEverest Fund. Read More

微软宣布499美元的Surface 3

微软宣布了起售价499美元的Surface 3平板电脑。这款产品尚未进入微软中国商店。微软前不久推出了Surface Pro 3,而它的RT产品线应该已经被抛弃。Surface 3配备了10.8英寸ClearType Full HD Plus显示屏,分辨率1920 x 1280,长宽比3:

How 11 'Game of Thrones' characters transformed over 5 seasons

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or in the case of the Seven Kingdoms, the more things change, the more chances there are of you dying a grizzly deathSeveral things still hold true since Season 1 of Game of Thrones: the Stark kids still can't catch a break,

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