The Quest is getting its own Fortnite ripoff

Fortnite may not be available in VR (or on iOS), but Quest users will soon be getting their own Fortnite clone for virtual reality. Nearly two years after its funding and initial launch announcement, BigBox VR is finally ready to roll out its battle royale game, “POPULATION:

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,

Salesforce announces 12,000 new jobs in the next year just weeks after laying off 1000

In a case of bizarre timing, Salesforce announced it was laying off 1000 employees at the end of last month just a day after announcing a monster quarter with over $5 billion in revenue, putting the company on a $20 billion revenue run rate for the first time. The juxtaposition was hard to miss.

Kiri is a screen-free smart toy meant to help kids learn languages and more

After six months of sheltering in place (and now weeks of hiding from wildfire smoke) alongside a toddler who never seems to run out of energy, I’m the last person who would try to make anyone feel bad for giving their kid some screen time. But if a company wants to build a toy that […]

Alexa’s new celebrity wake words ‘Hey Samuel,’ turns the assistant into Samuel L. Jackson

Alexa just read me Monday’s baseball scores. It was great for two reasons. First, the A’s shut out the Mariners 9-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. And second, she did so in Samuel L. Jackson’s voice. With Amazon based in Seattle,

Making sense of 3 edtech extension rounds

While venture capitalists are pouring funding into edtech startups, the surge of interest isn’t coming without pressure. Edtech companies are searching for new ways to tap into a booming market. As Course Hero co-founder Andrew Graeur put it,

[图]Epic Games宣布下一代《虚拟竞技场》开源免费

今天Epic Games游戏开发团队宣布公司正在研发的下一代游戏虚拟竞技场(Unreal Tournament)将会以开源免费的形式出现。

【论文故事】有一种蝙蝠,不肯让同类好好吃饭

美国维克森林大学的研究者发现,一种名为墨西哥犬吻蝠的蝙蝠在同类觅食时会发出特殊声波干扰它们的定位。由于这种蝙蝠的种内竞争非常激烈,这种“不厚道”的行为在种群中十分普遍。

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这不是任天堂DS掌机:而是一台基于树莓派的Linux终端

对于爱折腾的极客们来说,打造一台与众不总的Linux终端,绝对是一件既好玩又很有成就感的事情。本文要介绍的,就是来自Chris Robinson的一款“小掌机”。

[图]HTC M9原型机对比照曝光:边框更窄

日前法国爆料媒体Nowhereelse.fr曝光了HTC M9的真机谍照,基本上沿袭了前代M8的设计风格。

優點結合!Corning 下代 Gorilla Glass 抗刮能力將媲美藍寶石

提起螢幕玻璃,相信不少人應該會想到 Corning 的 Gorilla Glass 及藍寶石玻璃。

蚂蜂窝“旅游攻略”app竞品分析

行业概述 旅游类应用按照用户需求划分为:资讯、预订、交通、分享四种类型,OTA预订市场发力多年,厮杀激烈,赚取 […]

Former high school bully sends a sweet Facebook apology 20 years later

When ChadMichael Morrisette, now 34, was in junior high school in Alaska, he was bullied by so many people that he couldn't name only one.“The entire football team bullied me,” Morrisette told Yahoo Parenting. “It wasn’t one guy, it was six or seven guys who would follow me in the hallways,

携程瘫痪映射出的企业数据管理乱象

继支付宝昨天被一个农民工大哥的锄头打败之后,今天,携程也“挂”了。今天的头条是属于携程的,CDN、联想+范冰冰、黄晓明+baby已经哭晕在厕所。  

First FAA-Approved Delivery Drone Drops Medical Supplies in Virginia

While drones were busy mucking up rescue fire rescue efforts across the I-15 freeway last night, they were helping to save lives elsewhere. Yesterday, the very first FAA-approved drone delivery dropped much-needed medical supplies to a rural popup hospital in southwest Virginia.Read more...

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