Marco Liu

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New Atlas

Michael Irving March 27, 2018<p>Samsung has finally unleashed its latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, into the wild. Now it’s time to see how …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Google may be buying Dropcam to bolster smart home efforts

Google, through its Nest division, may be looking to buying security camera startup Dropcam.<p>The deal, according to <i>The Information’s</i> Jessica Lessin (paywalled) was on the table at some point in the past, but the current status of the discussions is not clear.<p>Google bought Nest Labs back in January …

Home Automation

What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

The Chinese mega-city of Shanghai has been cracking down on popular taxi-booking apps, banning their use during rush hour. The government says apps discriminate against older people and those who don't have smartphones.<p>But economists and some customers see the crackdown as a small, textbook case of …

How the “Navy SEALs” of trading are taking on Wall Street’s predatory robots

<i>Editors’ note: This article was originally published on October 25, 2013. It explains how IEX—the firm profiled in</i> Flash Boys<i>, Michael Lewis’s book about high-frequency trading published today—works to neutralize the advantages high-frequency traders enjoy in the markets.</i><p>A plague of predators are …

Stock Markets

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Road Ready | Lotus Motorcycle C-01

Two years of planning and R&D and the world’s first Lotus Motorcycle is finally ready to hit the road. German racing firm Kodewa was granted the …

Coffee Beans: Know Your Regions

In a recent tour of Seattle, famed TV personality and elder hipster, Anthony Bourdain quipped, “coffee isn’t a culture, it’s a drink”. And while we …

Vizzywig App Icon Design, Part 2

Vizzywig App Icon Design, Part 2<p>by in Sketches<p>Like? 288 likes<p>Bucket<p>Views 9,141 views<p>#E2E3E3<br>• #BEBEC0<br>• #515A67<br>• #9A2121<br>• #3C2A32<br>• #6A7484<br>• #CD3434<p><b>Vizzywig iOS</b> …

Pinterest Is Powering A Huge Amount Of Social Commerce, And Twitter Isn't Too Shabby Either

Pinterest's recent valuation at $3.8 billion suggests that a huge amount of potential is seen in the way the social network could bridge pins with purchases.<p>And even Twitter, which many thought would never drive significant social commerce, is overperforming, with a 22% share.<p>While Facebook's share …

FBI Says It's Seized $28.5 Million In Bitcoins From Ross Ulbricht, Alleged Owner Of Silk Road

The Silk Road made a small fortune during its two and a half years as the web’s biggest anonymous black market for illegal drugs. As of Friday, at least one $28.5 million chunk of that fortune now belongs to the FBI.<p>An FBI official tells me that the bureau has located and seized a collection of …

Mother Creates Adorable Adventures for Her Sleeping Son

As we've seen many times before, with Adele Enersen's <i>Mila's Daydreams</i> or with Anna Eftimie's <i>Blackboard Adventures</i>, magical adventures can happen when a baby is dreaming. Well, that is, if the baby has a creative parent! In the series that's quickly making its way around the web, mother Queenie Liao …

Cute

Starbucks Opens Its First Tea Bar As CEO Schultz Bets On $90 Billion Market

You heard it here first: the billionaire behind Starbucks is watching his caffeine intake. Howard Schultz, CEO of the java giant, won’t drink coffee after 5pm.<p>He’s more of a tea man these days, having taken a liking to the Maharaja Chai Oolong blend sold at Teavana, the mainly mall-based tea …

Bitcoin price surges to post-crash high

Bitcoin, the cryptographic peer-to-peer digital currency, has reached a new price high since the market crash in April this year.<p>Over the two weeks to 21 October, the value of one bitcoin rose by almost $60, and on Tuesday hit a high of $197.40 at the largest exchange, Mt Gox. An estimate of the …