Poor Doors, Hot Trains, Old Ads: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

It's hot pretty much everywhere and everyone's in a horrible mood. Which means there is plenty of ruining of cities to be had—so much so, that I've had to double up on this week's selections. From a plan to plunge Russia into darkness, to a steamy, sweaty Tube in London,

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Poor Doors, Hot Trains, Old Ads: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

It's hot pretty much everywhere and everyone's in a horrible mood. Which means there is plenty of ruining of cities to be had—so much so, that I've had to double up on this week's selections. From a plan to plunge Russia into darkness, to a steamy, sweaty Tube in London,

Is Hosting the World Cup Worth It Anymore?

There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting the games with transit strikes and tent occupations,

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: News, photos and the Startup Battlefield LIVE

The agenda looks very pretty indeed, featuring the likes of Michael Acton Smith, Neelie Kroes, Waze, Raspberry Pi, a couple of Tech City celebs and some of the most promising startups around. Read more: http://www.itproportal.

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: Photos, commentary and the Startup Battlefield LIVE

The agenda looks very pretty indeed, featuring the likes of Michael Acton Smith, Neelie Kroes, Waze, Raspberry Pi, a couple of Tech City celebs and some of the most promising startups around. Read more: http://www.itproportal.

Prelude to a Robot Uprising

Technology Begets Technology. I’ve been staring at this banner at the DARPA Robotics Challenge for what feels like a solid minute, trying to figure out what the hell it means. Read more...

Infrared Search And Track Systems And The Future Of The US Fighter Force

Lockheed has a new modular sensor system for combat aircraft dubbed the "Legion Pod" that aims at plugging a major hole in US air warfare capability. It provides a bolt-on Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for optically hunting down enemy aircraft, especially stealthy ones,

How the U.S. Military Turned Santa Claus Into a Cold War Icon

You've probably heard the story by now: On Christmas Eve 1955, a young boy in Colorado Springs dialed a Sears-sponsored hotline that let kids talk with Santa Claus. But instead of reaching Santa, he was connected to the red phone at CONAD,

86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi Olympics , those fake Ebola cures , and all the lies that UberFacts helped spread . It was a busy year for fakes.Read more...

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

Cable Snaps on 60 MPH Amusement Park Ride

This is the Skyhawk, a 10-story tall "Screamin' Swing" ride that flings its passengers round and round at up to 60 mph. It's the tallest of its kind, bringing its 40 passengers as high as 125 feet off the ground at the apex of a swing. It's scary enough on a normal day. Last night,

Report: The Next Nexus Phone Might Be a Gigantic Moto

Google and Motorola may have parted ways in January, but it if this latest Android Police rumor holds up, it appears to have been on good terms. The Nexus 6 may be a hefty Moto device, and while details are scant, it does have a delightful nickname: Shamu.Read more...

Place Your Bets on This Thrilling Roomba Knife Fight

It's a Roomba-eat-Roomba world out there and these two plucky floor cleaners are playing for keeps. By which I mean their drunk owners taped knifes and balloons to them and forced them into combat. It's adorably dangerous!Read more...

The (Important) SXSW Panels You Missed, Explained by Cartoons

AUSTIN, Texas — About 800 panels took place during SXSW Interactive this year, so unless you had some clones on hand, you probably missed most of themIf you missed any important ones, though, help is on the way. ImageThink, which bills itself as New York City's only graphic recording firm,

刷机大师v3.4.6:独家适配小米4一键刷机与ROOT

随着小米4的发布,刷机大师也拿到了小米4并独家适配刷机与ROOT。今日刷机大师更新最新版v3.4.6,新版中除了适配小米4的刷机与ROOT外还新增支持多款热门机型,升级ROOT大师,新增一键清理工具,针对安卓4.

iOS 新 App Widget:天氣,方位,系統狀況等 20 工具集一身

iOS 8 終於加入第三方 widget 功能,除了很多舊 app 會加入 widget 小工具外,也有些全新 widget 專屬 apps。今天介紹這個就是個能夠令通知中心更實用,更多用途的 widget 工具 app。閱讀全文

iBookstore春天?电子书市场规模有望扩大

威锋网 11 月 12 日消息,Strategy Analytics 日前发布了一份关于电子书市场的报告,这份报告对于苹果 iBookstore 来说是个好消息。报告表示到 2020 年电子书市场规模将扩大一倍。

Mashable Media Summit agenda announced

The Media Summit is just around the corner on Dec. 5, and we're excited to announce the topics we'll be focusing on this year. All sessions have themes of storytelling in the digital age, and we'll be analyzing trends like big data, scalable video,

[图]NASA重新绘制木卫二欧罗巴图像

据外媒报道,日前,NASA重新绘制了一张木卫二欧罗巴的图像。图片中我们可以看到,在近乎白色的星球布满了密密麻麻的脉络。这要比NASA在2001年绘制的图像清晰得多、色彩方面也变得更为生动。

TUV 南德助力LED灯具和锂电池产品迈进日本市场

香港2014年11月26日电 /美通社/ -- 近日,全球领先的第三方技术服务机构 TUV南德意志集团(以下简称 TUV SUD)为遍布世界各地的 LED 灯具和锂电池产品制造商提供技术支援,以满足日本市场的安全标准要求。

专家称MH370或高速螺旋坠海 残骸难反推坠机点

马来西亚总理纳吉布6日宣布,7月29日在法属留尼汪岛发现的飞机残骸经确认属于马航MH370航班客机。至此,马航MH370首次确认找到飞机残骸。

Facebook's Nearby Friends feature launches in Australia to help you find mates

Facebook has brought its Nearby Friends feature Down Under, more than a year after it launched in the U.S.Starting Tuesday on iOS and Android, Aussie Facebook users can chose to turn on Nearby Friends to see if they have any mates in their general vicinity.

斯诺登: FBI需要苹果才能解锁iPhone是扯谈

威锋网讯,说到美国在监控隐私方面的问题,爱德华·斯诺登或许会有一定的发言权。随着苹果和 FBI 事件的升级,依然流亡在外的斯诺登也发表了自己的看法。  近日,在一个名为“Blueprint for Democracy” 的峰会上,斯诺登就 FBI 要求苹果帮助解锁圣贝纳迪诺一案中的 iPhone 一事发表了看法。斯诺登表示:“FBI 说苹果拥有独家技术手段解锁 iPhone,那完全是扯谈(bullsh*t)。

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