Prices increase tonight for our space focused event, TC Sessions: Space

“Space, the final frontier…” You can probably recite the “Star Trek” opening monologue in your sleep. But we’re talking science fact, not fiction, and TC Sessions: Space 2020 provides real opportunity to connect with the people,

Rock-star programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding

“Hi, I’m Rivers from the band, Weezer,” Rivers Cuomo says with a slight smile and a wave. He turns away from the camera for a bit, before launching into his best infomercial pitch. “Imagine you’re on tour, and you’re sitting in your dressing room or your tour bus. You’re backstage.

Daily Crunch: Amazon Web Services stumble

An Amazon Web Services outage has a wide effect, Salesforce might be buying Slack and Pinterest tests new support for virtual events. This is your Daily Crunch for November 25, 2020. And for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving: Enjoy! There will be no newsletter tomorrow,

Gift Guide: 5 solid tech gifts to help decrease stress and increase sleep

Even in a normal year, the holidays can be an anxiety-inducing hellscape. In 2020, though — honestly, it’s hard to say what manner of climactic finale this historically rough year might have on tap. In honor of the one of the most epically rotten years on record,

Enterprise investor Jason Green on SPAC hopefuls versus startups bound for traditional IPOs

Jason Green has a pretty solid reputation as venture capitalists go. The enterprise-focused firm the cofounded 17 years ago, Emergence Capital, has backed Saleforce, Box, and Zoom, among many other companies, and even while every firm is now investing in software-as-a-service startups,

Flexible expressions could lift 3D-generated faces out of the uncanny valley

3D-rendered faces are a big part of any major movie or game now, but the task of capturing and animated them in a natural way can be a tough one. Disney Research is working on ways to smooth out this process, among them a machine learning tool that makes it much easier to generate and […]

Gift Guide: 7 Smart Home gift ideas that go beyond the usual Google/Amazon smart speakers

It's never been easier to build a smart home. Beyond the same Google/Amazon/Apple/etc. voice-powered assistant speakers you've probably seen on every gift guide for years, there's a world of wonderful smart home products that can delight, surprise, and maybe make your life a little easier. 

Remote-controlled delivery carts are now working for the local Los Angeles grocer

Robots are no longer the high-tech tools reserved for university labs, e-commerce giants and buzzy Silicon Valley startups. The local grocer now has access too. Tortoise, the one-year-old Silicon Valley startup known for its remote repositioning electric scooters,

Snap acquired Voisey, an app to create music tracks overlaying your own vocals

Snapchat helped pioneer the use of lenses on faces in photos and videos to turn ordinary picture messages into fantastical creations where humans can look like, say, cats, and even cats can wear festival-chic flower crowns. Now it sounds like the company might be turning its attention… to sound.

Index ventures into Latin America to back Sofia, a Mexico City-based telemedicine and health insurer

Arturo Sanchez and his co-founders have spent the past two years developing the telemedicine and insurance platform, Sofia, as a way to give customers across Mexico better access to quality healthcare through their insurance plan. Along with his co-founders, Sebastian Jimenez,

Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?

With great technology, collaboration and a commitment to stop the Ivory trade that leads to most elephant deaths, there’s a real chance to save these singular creatures.

Online Dating Site Zoosk Files For $100M IPO, With $178M In Revenues And A $2.6M Net Loss In 2013

Zoosk just filed its S-1 registration statement today, announcing its plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering. The company, which has offers up a website and apps for daters around the world to find each other, posted a net loss of $2.6 million in 2013 on revenues of $178 million.

MIT媒体实验室推出“陌生人匿名生活分享软件”20 Day Stranger

喜欢八卦和窥探是人类的本性,而说到私密类的生活分享软件,尽管它们的功能不太复杂,但是趣味性也绝对不低。麻省理工学院媒体实验室(MIT Media Lab)也有一款这样的产品,它的名字叫做——20 Day Stranger。

The Future of Grilled Cheese Delivery Is Crispy, Gooey, and Delicious

Time is not kind to grilled cheese sandwiches; there's a (very) slim window once they've left the skillet before they turn into a congealed bummer. Which makes home delivery all but impossible. But the SmartBox, a highly engineered container,

[图]999元?中移动又一自主品牌4G手机来了

继第一款自主品牌的4G手机M811之后,日前,又有一款中国移动自有品牌的4G手机——M812C已经通过了工信部认证。工信部认证信息显示,M812C支持TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/GSM网络制式,运行Android系统。

分享一下我对代码命名的一点思考和理解 - netfocus

一个软件最后都会落实到代码,而代码,其背后的架构设计或设计思想或模式固然重要,但我觉得更重要的东西则是良好的命名。

Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

Beeftopia sends this excerpt from an article at BusinessWeek: "There’s no evidence of any way, shape, or form that there’s a shortage in the conventional sense," says Hal Salzman, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University.

2014年度十大网络流行语是那些?

2014年马上就要过去了,在互联网的裹挟下、在社交网络的传播中,每年都能诞生大量的网络流行语。其中有的昙花一现,有的则进入日常词汇,甚至被字典所收录。网络流行语的出现,往往也反映出一个时代里人们的情绪。

五大银行操控汇率被罚款56亿美元,无人被捕

美国联邦与州级政府宣布,瑞士银行、花旗、摩根大通、巴克莱、苏格兰皇家五大银行同意支付约56亿美元并承认了多项有关操纵外汇及利率的罪名。

Microsoft sheds some light on HoloLens’ asset creation process

As the HoloLens comes closer and closer to being a reality amongst consumers, it’s getting more exciting every day to hear about its progress, and the nitty gritty that goes into developing software for...

Pew:研究发现使用交友软件出轨率远高于其他人

在线交友约会网站、应用程序正悄无声息的改变着人与人之间的关系。根据美国皮尤研究中心(Pew Research Center)的调查研究,美国超过10% 的成年人,以及40% 的“单身汪”都在使用在线约会网站和应用程序,这些人出轨的风险远高于其他人。这是科技和浪漫的巧妙融合,然而一位来自 19 世纪的年轻人如何看待这种独特的现象呢?

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