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'Guardians of the Galaxy' director: Groot died in first film

Were we supposed to know this? Because some of us thought Baby Groot was just a reborn version of big Groot...<p>Four years after "Guardians of the Galaxy" came out, director James Gunn is clarifying a major plot point: tree-creature Groot did actually die in that 2014 film.<p>That might seem obvious, …

Marvel Universe

Android 手機將加入電話通話錄音功能

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>二月 5, 2018 •Android App, 應用軟件, 科技趣聞 •<p>Google 在 Android 開放原始碼項目(AOSP)中加入通話錄音功能,代表此項功能有望成為 Android 系統的預設功能,用家可以 1400Hz 頻率進行錄音。為了讓通話雙方都知道對話被錄音,系統每隔 1 …

Pornhub data shows phones are our new masturbation stations

Every year adult content titan Pornhub releases its annual report to highlight some of the most popular and unusual trends it noticed on its website over the course of the past twelve months – and we finally have the rundown on what kept netizens excited in 2017.<p>The porn giant has revealed that it …

The global activities market is bigger than you thought – here’s why

The face of tourism has undoubtedly changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. A combination of online services, the emergence of ultra-cheap air fares, and more widespread globalization than ever before has made tourism an accessible, affordable, and very attractive option for a huge …

蘋果承認舊 iPhone 的確有因電池老化被調慢,而且你手上的新機也逃不了

這應該算是折衷之下的最佳體驗。<p>iPhone 越老會被蘋果調慢的城市傳說,最近被 Reddit 的一則貼文證實,最終蘋果也跳出來給出了個正式的說法。根據 TechCrunch 向蘋果官方所取得的說明,Apple 正面承認了有把 iPhone 調慢,然而有意思的是,他們的意圖並不算是希望你快點換手機,反而是希望能讓手機保持運作得更久。<p>鋰電池會隨著循環使用的時間逐漸降低電量,而且時常在極端溫度環境下使用,更會加速這個變化速度,這在現代應該算是基本常識,我們也就不多做解釋。<p>先前,蘋果意識到了 iPhone 6、6s 與 SE 世代的產品在使用一段時間後的突然關機問題,是因為電池老化或遭遇極端溫度狀況, …

Facebook is killing a feature you forgot you hated

Facebook today announced in a blog post it would be phasing out third-party app invites — a feature that was often reserved for games such as Farmville or Bejeweled.<p>Unless you’re a sucker for pain (or, mercy forbid, someone who actually uses them), you’ve probably long-since blocked out app invites …

Walmart is raising prices online to increase in-store traffic

Walmart is taking a bit of a nontraditional approach to boost sales ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events by raising prices for products sold online and discounting those same items in physical retail stores. According to <i>The W</i><i>all Street Journal</i>, the big-box store has quietly raised …

Dog Food

Japan’s Sora raises $710K to help hotels set competitive but profitable prices using AI

The Sora management team along with some of their investors<br>Image credit: Sora<i>See the original story in Japanese.</i>MagicPrice and Hotel Banzuke are both …

Profit

China is opening a massive VR theme park next month

Clear your schedules and count up your vacation days, everyone: A massive virtual reality theme park is opening next month in Guiyang, China.<p>The park, called the East Valley of Science and Fantasy, was designed to be a science fiction world. The park site says it will include VR recreation halls, …

Chinese Singles' Day spending blows Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the water

Americans see Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the ultimate consumer spending extravaganzas, but the annual "record breaking " sales days have nothing on China's so-called Singles' Day. As we can see in this chart from Statista, Singles' Day sales make the US Thanksgiving weekend spending look like …

自動回覆電郵 用人工智能浪費騙徒時間

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>十一月 11, 2017 •資訊保安 •<p>你有沒有接受過詐騙電郵?例如告訴你贏得了 500 萬美元的抽獎,或者西非一名王子有大批黃金,需要你協助取回,甚至是找你假結婚搵真銀。詐騙電郵是一門大生意,全球每年受害者數以百萬計,涉及的款項不少,有保安公司就嘗試利用人工智能,嘗試玩返騙徒轉頭。<p>紐西蘭 …

This wallpaper app makes your iPhone X's notch disappear

Tired of that odd notch on your new iPhone X already? Apple couldn’t seem to find a way around it, as it had to fit multiple hardware components to enable its Face ID security system.<p>Thankfully, there’s a fix – for the home and lock screens, at least. A free iOS app called Notcho comes with a bunch …

小心讓 Face ID 「學壞」!辨識錯誤後入密碼最危險

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>十一月 7, 2017 •iOS App, 應用軟件 •<p>早前有一對兄弟(並非孖生兄弟)成功突破蘋果的最新 Face ID 人臉辨識系統。但有分析指 Face ID 並非被這對兄弟破解,而是 Face ID 被他們「教壞」了!而蘋果最近也發佈了Face ID 技術的詳細介紹文章,指 Face …

Facebook Messenger teams up with PayPal for payments

Facebook users are getting a new way to pay eachother with Messenger. Well, actually an old one – starting today, people in the US will be able to pay eachother using PayPal.<p>To set up PayPal, just initiate a payment like you normally would, by tapping the ‘+’ button and then selecting the green …

August’s third-generation smart lock is uncomplicated and cheap

Much like Nest did a few weeks ago with its Thermostat E, August has begun offering a cheaper version of its flagship product with a fresh design. August’s new third-generation Smart Lock has moved away from the circular design that it was known for (which can still be found on the Smart Lock Pro) …

共享單車違規亂泊?看看新加坡怎處理

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>十月 20, 2017 •單車科技 •<p>共享單車在香港的起步較遲,早前還有違例擺放阻礙通道的問題,引發不少居民的議論,最後政府決定在天水圍採取行動,嚴厲打擊違泊並將 23 部單車被政府充公。香港以現有的措施嘗試規管共享單車,但成果如果有目共睹,新加坡多個政府部門最近則和 5 家營辦商簽署諒解 …

Yahoo 奇摩直播拍賣上線半年,分享這段時間來的成就

原來這麼多人在看直播拍賣啊 @@。<p>Yahoo 奇摩在四月上線的「直播拍賣」功能到今天已經差不多營運半年的時間,無論是效果還是反響似乎都相當不錯,所以今天 Yahoo 開心地特地開了一場記者會,分享這半年來的成就。至今 Yahoo 的直播平台上已經有超過 1,800 個賣家嘗試過直播拍賣,而觀看人次更是超過了 6,000 萬,成為拍賣服務未來重要的焦點。<p>據 Yahoo 的調查,台灣人大約每兩個人就有一個(53%)看過購物或拍賣直播,而且年齡分佈上並不像想像中是以年輕人為主,而是 34 歲以上和以下大約各佔一半。觀看直播購物不意外地以女性佔多數,但男女差距並不懸殊,大約是 45:55 這樣的比例。 …

Alibaba launches mobile ads platform in Indonesia

Alibaba Mobile Business Group launched on Thursday mobile advertising platform UC Ads in Indonesia, which provides content marketing solutions for …

Gene-edited corn has nutrients usually found in meat — here's why that's huge

Scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey and China’s Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences have come up with a way to improve the …

用 Wi-Fi 訊號做保安感測系統 感測空間內物體移動

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>十月 10, 2017 •生活科技 •<p>以往室內保安系統,都需要安裝攝錄鏡頭又或者感應裝置。要裝齊全套裝置,很多家庭用戶都會覺得太昂貴,而且也不喜歡時常有攝錄機拍著自己。現在就有一家名為「Origin Wireless」的公司,開發新技術利用 Wi-Fi 訊號來感測空間,計算出物體在空間內的 …

4 Thoughts on Design From Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive

When it comes to the world of technology design, few are revered more than Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer.<p>Ive, who holds more than 5,000 …

Drink-driving in a driverless car should be legal, expert body says

National Transport Commission argues for exemption for self-driving cars when there is ‘no possibility that a human could drive’<p>Uber drivers could one day be spared from engaging in small talk with drunks if a National Transport Commission suggestion to allow people under the influence of alcohol …

DUI

More than 70% of US fears robots taking over our lives, survey finds

As Silicon Valley heralds progress on self-driving cars and robot carers, much of the rest of the country is worried about machines taking control of human tasks<p>Silicon Valley celebrates artificial intelligence and robotics as fields that have the power to improve people’s lives, through inventions …

Artificial Intelligence

YouTube changes search algorithms after misinformation during Las Vegas shooting

YouTube has changed its search algorithms to display more reliable and trustworthy sources after the violent attack in Las Vegas saw a spike in misinformation and hateful content appear on the site, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The paper reports that on Tuesday the fifth result shown when a user …

Internet

Report: Uber app can secretly record your iPhone screen thanks to special 'entitlement'

A security researcher this week uncovered special permissions in Uber’s app that allow the company to access new screen-recording features in iOS 11.<p>Will Strafach, the researcher that uncovered the “entitlement,” said these features are normally off limits to app developers without special …

YouTube 收緊在影片置放外部連結的要求

你的頻道需要先加入 YouTube 合作夥伴計劃。<p>YouTube 近來雖然都在做一些好的改變,但似乎今天他們卻惹惱了一些較小型的頻道主了。因為他們發現自己的帳戶突然失去在影片加入外部連結的權限,再追查發現,原來這功能被改成只有 YouTube 合作夥伴計劃的成員才可以使用。<p>問題是 YouTube 合作夥伴計劃的加入條件,是頻道觀看數需要達到一萬次以上,這對於剛開始或是小型頻道主是一個相當高的門檻。而且獲得足夠觀看數也只是基本要求,然後還要等 YouTube 的審核呢。這樣對於剛透過 YouTube 謀生的 YouTuber 來說,更是影響生計的改變,因為把連結放在影片描述欄的效果,肯定遠遠不如 …

學者籲課堂禁用PowerPoint 指簡報令學生愚蠢不懂解決問題

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>九月 30, 2017 •校園科技, 生活科技 •<p>有外國學者指出,目前大學出來的畢業生,未必對學科擁有詳細的知識,欠缺思考能力,亦不懂解決問題。學者就認為是 PowerPoint 簡報式教學,令到學生變得愚蠢。<p>美國專題研究網站《The Conversation》一篇由丹麥哥本哈根商業大學商 …

iPhone X 正式棄用 Touch ID ! 轉用 Face ID 容貌辨識解鎖

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>九月 13, 2017 •手提電話 •<p>iPhone 採用全面屏設計之後,失去了原先作為 Touch ID 的 Home 按鍵,作為取代的生物特徵解鎖方法,Face ID 就應運而生。之前已經有消息流出,在發佈會上終於正式展現其用法。<p>一如傳聞,iPhone X 並沒有加入 Touch ID …

【評測】Panasonic洗碗機:清潔力不俗但需時較長

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>九月 7, 2017 •生活科技, 親子科技, 評測 •<p>與許多讀者一樣,雞蛋妹最討厭的家務就是洗碗。Panasonic近來推出了一部洗碗碟機,稱設有多重清潔功能,用水量更比傳統手洗少四倍。我就去實測一下洗碗機的各種功能。<p>可容納二至四人家庭碗碟<p>Panasonic全自動洗碗碟機外形走簡約風格, …