Xiaomi’s five-year plan is a $1.5 billion bet on smart homes

Xiaomi, the Chinese company best known for budget phones, is betting big on a future of connected homes. It plans to plough at least 100 billion yuan, or $1.48 billion, into the so-called “AIoT” sector over the next five years, founder and chief operating office Lei Jun announced on Friday. AIoT,

Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs)

Prosthetic limbs are getting better, but not as quickly as you'd think. They're not as smart as our real limbs, which (directed by the brain) do things like automatically stretch out to catch ourselves when we fall.

A Netflix hack lets you feel the action in a scene by vibrating your phone

Netflix Hack Day, the company’s internal hackathon, has a habit of producing some amazing gems — like a brain-controlled interface, a Fitbit hack that shuts off Netflix when you fall asleep, a Netflix app for the original NES, and a way to navigate the Netflix app with Face ID and ARKit,

Researchers create first mind-controlled robot arm that works well without surgery

Carnegie Mellon researchers working with peers from the University of Minnesota have made a big breakthrough in brain-computer interface (BCI) and robotic technology:

Transitioning from engineering to product with Adobe’s Anjul Bhambhri

Many roles inside of startups and tech companies are clear: marketers market, salespeople sell, engineers engineer. Then there are the roles like “product manager” that seem obvious on the surface (product managers “product,” right?

Apple issues voluntary recall of 2015 MacBook Pro batteries due to overheating concern

Apple this morning announced a “voluntary” recall of MacBook Pro batteries due to potential overheating and safety risk. The recall only applies to mid-2015 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays. As the company notes in a press release,

NASA’s historic Apollo 11 launch comes to your phone in AR

We’re nearing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 24, and to celebrate, there’s a new interactive augmented reality app called 321 LAUNCH that will bring a faithful recreation of the launch to your mobile device, and any surface you happen to have to hand.

Daily Crunch: Slack makes its Wall Street debut

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Slack prices IPO at $26 per share Slack is debuting on the New York Stock Exchange today.

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and tracking software. In NASA’s case,

Epic Games receives an “F” from the Better Business Bureau

The Fortnite community may be polite, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting the customer service they deserve. The Better Business Bureau gave Fortnite maker Epic Games an “F”, the lowest possible grade. The Better Business Bureau,

Amazon Dash buttons judged to breach consumer rules in Germany

Amazon’s Dash buttons have been found to breach consumer ecommerce rules in Germany. The push-to-order gizmos were debuted by Amazon in 2015, in an attempt by the ecommerce giant to shave friction off of the online shopping process by encouraging consumers to fill their homes with stick-on,

Google将收购一家脑电波公司?

据TechCruch报道,有消息人士指出,Google联合创始人Sergey Brin正在试图收购加拿大脑电波追踪创业公司InteraXon,不过后者似乎对这场收购不感兴趣。

Cloud is an industrial revolution, and Europe is being left behind

At the Trust in the Digital world summit in Vienna, Tobias Hölwarth, the vice-chairman and treasurer for EuroCloud, spoke about how Europe faces falling behind in cloud adoption.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/07/cloud-is-an-industrial-revolution-and-europe-is-being-left-behind/

Microsoft Is Officially Killing MSN Messenger Once and For All

Ever since Microsoft acquired Skype, it's been slowly but surely pushing those last MSN/Windows Live Messenger clingers-on into its brave new, Skype-based world. And now China, the last MSN Messenger stronghold, is finally getting the boot,

用户需求分析:背后隐藏的门槛

互联网的红利烧红了一个新的职业:产品经理。一夜间,人人都是产品经理。很多成名大佬喜欢说:“其实,我是一名产品经理”,不论之前是写博客的还是说相声的。边装低姿态,变暗示自己产品领域倍专业,居功至伟。

喝苏打饮料后你的身体会发生怎样的变化?

我们都知道经常饮用苏打类饮料会严重破坏牙齿的珐琅层。但是如果只喝你喜欢的可乐或水果味的苏打饮料会发生什么呢?近日 YouTube 科普大神 Asap Science 发布的视频解释了喝太多苏打饮料以后对身体造成的影响。A ... ...

Bernie bros sense the end is near

Hillary Clinton came much closer to locking up the Democratic nomination on Tuesday night with big wins in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, expanding her delegate lead to a potentially insurmountable margin for Sen. Bernie Sanders.And for the first time,

Fitbit CEO:Apple Watch的路“走歪了”

知名健身设备厂商Fitbit首席执行官詹姆斯·帕克(James Park)本周一在接受纽约时报采访时谈到了公司如何在2015年在很多人眼中成为苹果的直接竞争对手,并坦言Apple Watch的路已经走歪了。首先帕克表示Fitbit的产品线是专门为健身而研发的,Apple Watch尽管装备了部分健身追踪功能,但显然不在同个类目中。Fitbit的产品注重简约和独立,满足不同用户的健身需求,然而苹果则想将所有的东西都一股脑的塞到Watch中。

Behind the thermochromic murals that morph before your eyes

Paid Content by LennoxWith room-by-room temperature control and thermostats you can program from anywhere in the world, staying comfortable in a connected home has never been easier. Learn more at Lennox.com.

受市场及政治因素影响 今年全球IPO规模萎缩三分之一

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