For the amateur psychoanalysts out there, I suppose you might have noticed that two of the first three Friday videos I've posted feature dark post-apocalyptic futures. This probably gives some insight into the "sky is falling" pessimism that seems to run deep in publishers. There's a great old joke that after the Bible, the second book to come off the Gutenberg printing press was about the decline of the publishing industry.
We have starting taking it for granted, this extremely convenient system in our lives, telecommunications. From ordering a late-night pizza to having all-night-long shouting matches about some inane political issue with someone on the other side of the globe, we have loved it, hated it, manipulated it, exhausted it and made telephones indispensible. What is so indispensible to us is not even dreamable to many.
It's summer. And nothing is worse than hauling home some 20-pound watermelons - only to find that they are mealy and tasteless. It has happened to me before. But it seems it’s time to end the misery - a new smartphone app named “pick a good watermelon”, developed by a group of Chinese university students, now tries to solve the ancient task of choosing a perfect watermelon, according to Chinese media reports…
Google is working on an Android-based console for video games and a smart watch as a direct attack on rival Apple, reports a trusted newspaper.
There are already several Android-based gaming consoles - such as Project Shield and OUYA. Although only Ouya is on the market yet.
An Android game console. That's what Internet giant Google is currently working on.
Last summer TopGear.com braved altitude sickness, ridiculously early starts and an outrageous consumption of Cheetos that tattooed our fingers and lips orange to bring you coverage from the world’s greatest hill climbing event: Pikes Peak. And this year we’re back.
When it emerged last month that the academic social network ResearchGate had raised $20 million, the most significant missing detail was the identity of the investors. However, according to a Wall Street Journal Germany report, that lineup included Bill Gates.
WorldStores, a U.K.-based online retailer of home and garden products going after supplier scale to fuel its growth, has raised £10 million (US$15.2 million) in Series C funding, led by Serena Capital. Existing investors Balderton Capital and Advent Venture Partners also participated in the round. The new funding brings WorldStores' total funding to £21 million.
The retailer says it plans to use the new funding to continue to grow its supplier network and expand its product range, which currently exceeds more than 500,000 lines.