Facebook wants to turn the Quest into a fitness device

Facebook is adding a fitness tracker, Oculus Move, to its sweet suite of software for its latest version of the Quest. Announced today as part of the Facebook Connect event outlining the company’s augmented reality and virtual reality plans for the future,

Meet “Spire”, The Wearable Breath Tracker That Calms You Down

“You haven’t taken a deep breath in 30 minutes”. This is the smartest thing a wearable has ever told me. Most fitness trackers just pump out near-meaningless numbers. But Spire could actually make you healthier, happier, and more productive.

A Wearables Startup Playbook

The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and supply chain, crowdfunding, and nimble design have converged to make wearables mainstream. With the category now validated as a strategic hotspot for all major corporations and platforms,

Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Music Skunkworks

Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the sonic skunkworks born from Spotify’s $100 million acquisition of The Echo Nest. Deep inside Spotify’s New York headquarters, the team gave me a peek how the combined company plans to nail recommendations,

The February Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Afford To Miss

2015 is already off to a crazy start, as far as science fiction and fantasy books are concerned. And your to-read pile is about to get much bigger. February brings new Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Claire North and Joe Abercrombie. Plus tons more.

Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs Is Just Eugenics By Another Name

Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of health and behavioral issues in them. — Ed.

Unity Software has strong opening, gaining 31% after pricing above its raised range

Whoever said you can’t make money playing video games clearly hasn’t taken a look at Unity Software’s stock price. On its first official day of trading, the company rose more than 31%, opening at $75 per share before closing the day at $68.35.

Conan O’Brien on how to embrace an ever-changing media landscape

“Like most of the best things in my life,” Conan O’Brien explains, with a wry smile, “the success of the podcast was a complete surprise.” The answer is a typically self-effacing one from the comedian. Since launching “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” nearly two years ago,

Chamath launches SPAC, SPAC, and SPAC as he SPACs the World with SPACs

SPACs are going to rule the world, or at least, Chamath’s future portfolio. Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder of Social Capital, has already tripled down on SPACs, the so-called “blank check” vehicle that takes private companies and flips them onto the public markets.

Daily Crunch: Partial US TikTok ban is imminent

The Trump administration moves forwards with plans to ban TikTok and WeChat (although TikTok gets a partial extension), Unity goes public and we announce the winner of this year’s Startup Battlefield. This is your Daily Crunch for September 18, 2020. The big story: US TikTok ban is imminent The U.

SaaS Ventures takes the investment road less traveled

Most venture capital firms are based in hubs like Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston. These firms nurture those ecosystems and they’ve done well, but SaaS Ventures decided to go a different route: it went to cities like Chicago, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S.

Check out this never-before-seen clip from HBO’s The Perfect Weapon

At Disrupt 2020, we got a chance to see some never-before-seen footage from HBO’s upcoming documentary The Perfect Weapon. The documentary, which was executive produced by John Maggio, is based on the book by the same(ish) name written by David Sanger,

Facebook is launching ‘Project Aria’ AR glasses in 2021

At Facebook’s first big event since moving away from the Oculus brand and rebranding its AR and VR efforts as “Facebook Reality Labs,” the company kicked off with some big news. At the fittingly virtual event,

Jefa is a challenger bank for women without a bank account

Meet Jefa, a startup that is building a challenger bank specifically designed for women in Latin America. The company is building a product that focuses on solving the problems that women face when opening a bank account and managing it.

Facebook is officially killing off the Oculus Rift line

Facebook is officially killing off the Rift. The company showed off its latest headset at its newly renamed Facebook Connect online event today, but they also revealed that they would be ending sales of the PC-based Oculus Rift S early next year. Facebook will soon only be selling the new Quest 2,

微软苦口婆心劝XP死忠:是时候变一下了

为了劝导广大死守 Windows XP 的用户更新到新的系统,微软最近没少出力气,今天他们再出新招,苦口婆心劝用户:说实话,是时候改变一下了。通过以下链接进入(详细),用户可以看到微软这个最新上线的页面。    

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微软承诺开发更便宜的Windows手机

威智网 9 月 15 日消息,据外媒 Neowin 报道,在接受印度《经济时报》(Economic Times of India)的采访中,微软高管 Chris Weber 解释称,该公司一直在为新兴市场寻求开发更好、更廉价的设备。

探秘采云间:全链路数据处理工具直击传统DW/BI痛点

采云间于2014年7月24日在阿里云官网上线,通过快速迭代数个版本,目前的V1.2版本已经可以较为完整地支持ETL工程师和数据分析师的工作。

[图]新西兰工程师在谷歌地图上发现疑似“海怪”伴流

据英国《每日邮报》12月15日报道,新西兰哈密尔顿(Hamilton)工程师皮塔·怀特希拉(Pita Witehira)在谷歌地图上发现新西兰海岸上有一个巨大伴流,疑似神秘生物。

C#函数式编程之标准高阶函数 - y-z-f

何为高阶函数 大家可能对这个名词并不熟悉,但是这个名词所表达的事物却是我们经常使用到的。只要我们的函数的参数能够接收函数,或者函数能够返回函数,当然动态生成的也包括在内。

Plan Your Next Trip To Mordor With This Google Map Of Middle-Earth 

Because Middle-Earth can be a confusing, perilous place, Reddit user mbingcrosby created this Google Maps-style guide to the journey from Hobbiton to Mordor. As you can see, it's expected to take six months ("four months without Orcs"), and be ready, because "this route has trolls."Read more...

唔駛網上搶!Letv 電視攻入街舖有現貨

今日 Letv 就宣佈會在多間電器舖展出兩部電視,大家唔止可以先試後買,而且隨時都買到唔洗等搶購。The post 唔駛網上搶!Letv 電視攻入街舖有現貨 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活.

是什么助推了新三板如此疯狂?

注:新三板的火爆几乎成了创业市场里激情蓬勃的一个助燃剂,我们发现越来越多的中小企业与资本蜂拥而入,大起大落的现象时有发生,整个大陆资本市场一下像被突然激活了。

You Can Drive Lexus' Laser-Cut Cardboard Car, But You Probably Shouldn't

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel-gate scandal , automakers are now making even more of an effort to design vehicles that are as eco-friendly as possible. But Lexus might have gone too far with this paper version of its IS, made from 1,700 sheets of precisely laser-cut cardboard.Read more...

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