Reading Isaac Asimov at 100

In his recently published book “Astounding,” the author Alec Nevala-Lee brings American science fiction’s Golden Age back into focus by following four key figures: John W. Campbell, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard — and Isaac Asimov,

Energica CEO plots her Italian EV company’s reboot from lockdown

There could be more demand for electric vehicles post COVID-19 crisis, believes Energica founder Livia Cevolini. The CEO of the high-performance Italian motorcycle manufacturer offered that point of optimism, as her Modena based EV company remains closed by government decree.

German security firm Avira has been acquired by Investcorp at a $180M valuation

Mergers and acquisitions largely grinded to a halt at the end of March, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic spreading around the world, but today comes news of a deal out of Europe that underscores where pockets of activity are still happening. Avira,

ClimateView raises $2.5 million for its toolkit to visualize climate mitigation plans

ClimateView, a Swedish software development company working on monitoring and visualization tools for greenhouse gas emissions, said it has raised $2.5 million in its latest round of financing. While the world is gripped by the material and economic toll of the COVID-19 epidemic,

Commercial real estate could be in big trouble — even after this is all over

Commercial real estate owners, brokers, and landlords have collectively made many hundreds of billions of dollars a year in recent years as the economy zipped along. Now, they’re getting clobbered by the pandemic-fueled economic crisis. Worse, their industry may be forever changed by it.

Gillmor Gang: Digital Ben

The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Gang returns with a Zoom recording, checking in from London, Seattle, Palo Alto, Boston, and the Bay Area.

Disney+ Hotstar has about 8 million subscribers

We finally know just about how many subscribers Hotstar has amassed over the years in India. “Approximately 8 million.” Disney said on Wednesday that its eponymous streaming service has hit 50 million subscribers, nearly 8 million of whom are in India,

Outrunning COVID-19 twice

Editor’s note: Our writer Rita’s journey from China to the US and back again was planned months before the coronavirus pandemic descended on the world. That descent ended up turning a simple trip home into a kind of epic journey. The changes in her location — which we reference,

This particle accelerator fits on the head of a pin

If you know nothing else about particle accelerators, you probably know that they're big — sometimes miles long. But a new approach from Stanford researchers has led to an accelerator shorter from end to end than a human hair is wide.

How to tell if your startup deserves press coverage

Tech reporters’ inboxes are filled with garbage pitches from misguided founders who assume that the smallest milestone warrants a write-up. Founders dream of seeing their company’s name in headlines without knowing how that might help or hurt them. But with the proper intentions,

After 2019’s reality check, what’s ahead for driverless cars in 2020?

If 2018 was when the industry was shocked into sobriety, 2019 would be a year?when pragmatism and the challenges of trying to develop and scale a technology got a lot more real.?The upshot: the industry is in the midst of its adolescent years, where change can occur suddenly,



[圖]首批Android Wear獨立應用登陸Play商城

Android Wear最實用的功能莫過于充當智能手機的“貼身秘書”,通過和手腕的直接震動提醒用戶即時查看通知,但是在上周召開的I/O大會上Google向眾多開發者表明Android Wear事實上具備運行獨立應用程序的能力,而今天在一些大神的不懈努力下部分應用已經登陸Google Play應用商城。

硅基帝國:人工智能、3D 打印與機器人

3D 打印技術的出現,讓機器人第一次可以實現自我復制。而不僅僅是復制,機器人甚至可以借一些算法實現「進化」。那么百年后機械生命遍布大地可能真的不是科幻電影里的場景。



This Is How Organisms Are Tested to See if They Can Survive Space

Ever wondered how astronauts go about working out if organisms can survive the stresses of space? Largely by strapping them to the side of the International Space Station is how.Read more...

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新浪微博 1.42 億美元投資滴滴快的

在美國納斯達克上市 的新浪微博不太像是快速崛起的打車服務滴滴打車和快的打車的投資者。 據估計,滴滴和快的這兩家公司一共占據了中國打車應用 95%的市場份額,今年二月 這兩家公司出人意料地宣布合并 。




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