Internet rallies behind tollbooth worker fired for act of kindness

Sam Samsonov was a tollbooth worker for the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority in Florida for more than 30 years. But Sam was recently forced out of his position when he covered a driver's $5.50 toll — and locals are not happy about it.Apparently Sam realized that he had undercharged a driver,

Internet rallies behind tollbooth worker fired for act of kindness

Sam Samsonov was a tollbooth worker for the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority in Florida for more than 30 years. But Sam was recently forced out of his position when he covered a driver's $5.50 toll — and locals are not happy about it.Apparently Sam realized that he had undercharged a driver,

This cyborg houseplant can automatically drive itself toward light

We usually think of plants as vegetables or home decoration, but Harpreet Sareen, an MIT Media Lab researcher,  developed a plant-robot hybrid that moves on its own in response to the changes happening in its environmentElowan is a houseplant, but it is much more than that.

Tech gifts for people who love the great outdoors

Got a friend who seems to love nature and animals more than they like people? Yep, we all have one — and even if they're constantly forgetting to text back because they never have service, we love them anyway.

Gift ideas for your in-laws so you don't have to get them a gift card (again)

Ah, the in-laws. Whether you love them or just tolerate them, one of the easiest ways to get on their good side is by wowing them with the perfect gift. Have a mother-in-law who's always misplacing her keys? That's where Tile comes in.

Apple just hired a Tesla designer. Let the speculation begin.

The hiring of a former Tesla designer has reignited speculation over Apple's self-driving car ambitions. Andrew Kim was hired by Microsoft after his minimalist redesign for the company went viral in 2013. He then spent two years as a senior design manager at Tesla. Now it looks like he's at Apple. 

Johnson & Johnson reportedly knew for decades about asbestos in baby powder products

A report from Reuters claims that Johnson & Johnson apparently knew that there were asbestos — or microscopic fibers that can cause cancer — in its baby powder productsEarlier this year, J&J ordered by a judge to pay over $4 billion in damages to 22 women and their families.  Read more...

Co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia dead at 34

Colin Kroll, who co-founded the once widely popular game HQ Trivia, was found dead in his apartment in New York. TMZ reported the cause of death as an apparent drug overdose. Kroll was 34. Read more...More about Twitter, Apps, Vine, Mashable Video, and Mobile Games

Hacker uses internet meme to send hidden commands to malware

A recently discovered piece of malware has a unique way of communicating with its creator—through an internet meme posted on Twitter.The mysterious hacker has been using the "What if I told you" meme to secretly tell a Windows-based strain of malware when to grab screenshots from infected PCs,

Miley Cyrus announces she's hosting the MTV VMAs in a very Miley way

Headline magnet Miley Cyrus, with her tongue out, just revealed she will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Cyrus, who won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" in 2014, announced her role in an image she she posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Adam Sandler calls 'Ridiculous Six' scandal a 'misunderstanding': 'There’s no mocking of Ameri

Adam Sandler wants to clear up the controversy surrounding his upcoming Netflix film The Ridiculous Six.In April, about a dozen American Indian actors walked off the set of Sandler's film (which he co-wrote and is producing), saying the movie shed an offensive light on their culture. In the film,

Joffrey from 'Game of Thrones' left Hollywood for play called 'Bears in Space'

When his reign on Game of Thrones came to an end, Jack Gleeson reportedly "quit" Hollywood, turning down big roles and paychecks to found a theater company with his friends.According to the London Evening Standard, the theater will soon put on a puppet-based show called Bears in Space,

Hacker News Attempts To Fix Its Comment Problems With Pending Comments

In an effort to improve the quality of discussions that crop up on Hacker News, Y Combinator founding partner Paul Graham yesterday announced some imminent changes to the way comments would be posted and appear on the site. In what could be one of Graham's last big moves,

云存储的黑暗面:元数据保障(上)

元数据系统是对象存储的核心,也是云存储系统架构和保障的重中之重。本文试图通过汇集在云存储系统的研发和运营实践中获得的知识和经验,探讨如何建立和保障一个元数据系统,以便为对象存储系统建立坚实的基础。

《使命召唤:尖端战争》全平台画面“被平均”是否会成为游戏开发的趋势

是否看到过这样一条新闻:“《使命召唤:尖端战争》制作组Sledgehammer Games尽力让所有的平台画质 […]

【KrTV视频】新硬件:Defender不仅能喷胡椒防身,还能保存证据

优酷链接KrTV 是36氪的视频品牌,我们亲切地叫它 KTV。KrTV 会努力将科技“百闻不如一见”的那部分内容呈现给读者,让大家有一种新的视角看科技。

Guardians of the Galaxy Review: Shut Up and Go See It

Let's not mince words here. Guardians of the Galaxy is awesome, hilarious, super fun, and you should go see it. Read more...

从3人到16人:Zapier 如何招聘和组建的远程团队

远程员工和本地员工,创业企业如何选择?为了节约成本,企业可以选择远程员工,合格的远程员工和本地员工没有区别,但是如何招聘到合适的远程员工?本文将带你一览Zapier的远程员工招聘过程。

李彦宏:百度无人汽车将在今年内推出

2015年IT领袖峰会今日在深圳开幕,百度CEO李彦宏在接受新浪科技采访时透露,百度无人汽车将在今年内推出。2014年7月,百度对外证实已经启动无人驾驶汽车研发计划。

NIH院长表示不会为编辑胚胎DNA研究提供经费

中国科学家的人类胚胎基因修改实验引发多国科学家批评,美国国立卫生研究院(NIH)院长Francis Collins博士认为,就修改人类胚胎DNA而言,目前存在无法量化的重大安全问题和伦理道德问题,但并没有迫切的医学理由来推进有关研究。

Emoji之所以爆红是因为苹果在iOS中推行?

Emoji 已经从只有年轻人使用的象形图,在经过 5 年的沉浮后一举发展成为所有语言的通用表达符。Instagram 就对博文中使用的 Emoji 表情进行了数据追踪,他们发现 Emoji 的爆发其实是在苹果 2011 年 10 月推出 Emoji 键盘后。

AOL 掌门人阿姆斯特朗:保留内容业务,不会出售 TechCrunch

对于 AOL 来说,今天是有趣的一天。 可能你已经看到了,Verizon 通信已就 44 亿美元收购 AOL 与后者达成协议 。消息传出后,外界普遍觉得这笔交易主要是 Verizon 通信看上了 AOL 的广告业务。

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