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How to launch your product on China’s popular Xiaohongshu fashion platform

While most of you are using Amazon and eBay, people in China are shopping on sites and apps like Tmall, Taobao, JD, Suning, Kaola, VIP.com, and the very popular new kid on the block, Xiaohongshu.<p>Xiaohongshu (小红书), or Little Red Book, first came to my attention when I heard two colleagues discussing …

eCommerce

Microsoft's latest data center houses 864 servers underwater

As a major player in the cloud infrastructure market, Microsoft is keen on figuring out better ways to store and power its machinery. To that end, it’s now deployed a data center on the seafloor off the Orkney Islands in Scotland.<p>The idea is part of Project Natick, an initiative to identify …

Virginia Beach

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain

Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free.<p>When Jarek Duda invented an important new compression technique called …

Deep Learning

Does wireless charging degrade your battery faster? We asked an expert

Wireless charging has been around for a long time, but it has taken a while to catch on for phones. There were some definite limitations when it …

Tech Trends

Samsung’s 2019 flagship is looking better by the week. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to be a smartphone that ultimately establishes the South Korean tech giant as the undisputed leader in mobile design. So far, there is one particular feature that has remained elusive for Samsung’s flagship devices: an in-screen fingerprint scanner. As revealed […]

Share Email Comments<p>Samsung’s 2019 flagship is looking better by the week. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to be a smartphone that ultimately …

Theranos’ Fatal Flaws Were in Plain Sight

With this many red flags, it’s a wonder the collapse didn’t come sooner.<p>Last week, I previewed 10 books I want to tackle during the summer reading season. I finished the first one, “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter John Carreyrou, over the …

Theranos

The Theranos deception

Elizabeth Holmes was just 19 years old when she dropped out of Stanford University with a dream of creating a company that would revolutionize blood …

Genetic Engineering

The world’s most valuable AI startup is a Chinese company specializing in real-time surveillance

China wants to use AI-powered surveillance to help ‘manage society’<p>Artificial intelligence is being used for a dizzying array of tasks, but one of the most successful is also one of the scariest: automated surveillance. Case in point is Chinese startup SenseTime, which makes AI-powered surveillance …

How To Give The Pixel 2's Squeeze Gesture To Any Water-Resistant Android Phone

Android: Google's Pixel 2 came with a pretty cool if somewhat gimmicky feature: The ability to launch Google Assistant by simply squeezing the …

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent 'weaponised' web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”.<p>The web can be weaponised – and we can't count on big tech to stop it<p>Read more<p>Berners-Lee, in an open letter to mark the 29th …

Social Media

Spy v. Spy: An NSA Leak Reveals the Agency's List of Enemy Hackers

When the still-unidentified group calling itself the Shadow Brokers spilled a collection of NSA tools onto the internet in a series of leaks starting …

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

Wine 3.0 arrives on Android to let you run Windows apps on your phone

Wish you could do more with your phone than just run Android? Codeweavers is working to sort you out: it’s just released version 3.0 of the Wine compatibility layer for Linux-based systems, which can now be built into an APK package and installed on your Android device.<p>Once you grab the installer …

A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded

A man at an electronics store in China decided to give a smartphone battery his own litmus test by biting it. The battery ruptured and caused a small explosion. The spectacle, captured by the store’s CCTV security cameras, was uploaded to Miaopai, a Chinese video sharing platform similar to the …

This Is Why You Should Never Hold in a Sneeze

A recently released case report, courtesy of the <i>BMJ,</i> reaffirms one of life’s important lessons: Don’t try to hold back a sneeze. Especially, don’t do …

Medicine

So you're thinking about investing in bitcoin? Don't

I’ve been watching this bitcoin situation for a few years, assuming it would just blow over.<p>But a collective insanity has sprouted around the new field of “cryptocurrencies”, causing an irrational gold rush worldwide. It has gotten to the point where a large number of financial stories – and …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase bug let Overstock users pay in Bitcoin Cash, get refunds in Bitcoin

It turns out that newbie cryptocurrency enthusiasts are not the only ones struggling to tell Bitcoin apart from its fork, Bitcoin Cash.<p>Online retailer Overstock.com, which has a wide selection of goods from furniture to luxury watches, suffered from a nasty technical flaw that allowed customers to …

Donald Knuth and the Art of Programming

Donald E. Knuth,<br>photo: October 25, 2005 by Jacob Appelbaum<p>On January 10, 1938, computer scientist <b>Donald Knuth</b>, developer of the seminal computer …

Windows 10 free upgrade is still available through this handy loophole | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft is still offering Windows 10 upgrades for free, providing you’re in need of assistive technologies (or not).</b><p>The company had previously …

Kindle Oasis: Amazon finally launches a water resistant e-reader

Amazon’s Kindle is finally water resistant, with the launch of the new larger 7in Kindle Oasis that merges ebooks and audiobooks into one device.<p>Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the original Kindle in November, the new top-end device aims to lead Amazon’s e-readers into the next decade with a new …

Gear & Gadgets

An 18-year-old entrepreneur has idea that could change the world — and she might help change the tech industry too

A freshman at MIT, Lin helped develop an Android app while interning at the US State Department. She's this year's Youth Poet Laureate in New York City. And She was named to Crain's 20 under 20 list.<p>She's also prospective entrepreneur who's CEO of her own company. And in that role, she could help …

How it feels to be a pro female e-sports player in China

Professional female video gamer Shan Chen used to encounter men who didn't think she could play – now she leaves those opponents in the dust. In the video above, Danny Vincent discovers what life is like for a gifted female e-sports team in China.<p>E-sports – or professional, competitive video …

Stock Photo Companies Randomize Their Watermarks to Foil Google's Clever Algorithm

Last month at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference, Google showed off an algorithm capable removing watermarks from photos. Using …

Machine Learning

Millions of programmers rely on this site to do their jobs, and its CEO has big plans to make it even more helpful

Millions of programmers rely on Stack Overflow, the question-and-answer site for the tech industry, to do their jobs. So much so, that it's become something of an industry in-joke.<p>It doesn't matter which programming language you're using, what kind of software you're trying to make, or where in the …

Chinese startup Toutiao raising funds at over $20 billion valuation: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, backed by Sequoia Capital and CCB International, is raising at least $2 billion at a valuation of over $20 billion in its latest funding round, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>A logo of Chinese news aggregator Toutiao is pictured …

Using AI to Super Compress Images

Data driven algorithms like neural networks have taken the world by storm. Their recent surge is due to several factors, including cheap and powerful …

Best Websites A Programmer Should Visit » Avtar Time - Every Thing Merge Here

Best Website Programmer visit<p>As programming field is endless for learning all the languages and technologies. But our hard working developers and …

Boston Dynamics' robot fell off stage and the internet totally missed it

Experimenting with robots at the scale Boston Dynamics does makes public blunders inevitable. But when a company previously owned by Google and now by SoftBank messes up on cam, the footage usually goes viral on the next day. Somehow, this isn’t what happened with the Atlas.<p>A little over a month …

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …