Daily Articles: March 9, 2017

Amazon.com is getting a Spanish language option

Since its inception, Amazon.com has only be available in English. But that’s now about to change: CNET reports that Amazon is adding a Spanish language option that should be appearing to customers… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Teaching robots to trust

Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions to complex surgical procedures. But the question of trust has.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives

I have to admit I’m pretty reliant on Uber. With a subpar public transportation system, the ridesharing app makes it significantly easier to find my way.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Why would a bike computer calculate distance accurately but average speed inaccurately?

My otherwise reliable non-GPS bike computer calculates an extremely inaccurate average speed for my morning commutes. After my ride this morning, I read the following values from the display (units… – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Rebranding branding — a case study

In this guest post, the founder, creative director, and #thoughtleader of DRB Brands. talks us through his passion-infused mission to… – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Cyberattacks open new front in Korea, China THAAD spat

Korea and China are on the verge of a cyberwar as Chinese hackers that crashed the website of Lotte Duty Free are reportedly seeking to expand their attacks to more Korean public and private websites. Around 30 Korean public and company websites have so far been hacked by Chinese hackers, according to local news reports. These included relevant sites for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and the 2017 WTF World Taekwondo … – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Breathing new LIFE into LIVE: Why we’re building Glimpse (Our Story)

Live video is exploding — there’s no doubt about it. Over the past year, we’ve seen apps like Periscope, Meerkat (RIP) and Facebook Live… – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Show HN: When GTD meets markdown

应用 开发随笔 apps open source thoughts on development – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

John Carmack vs. ZeniMax Media | Lawsuit | Contracts

Dallas video game creator and Oculus CTO John Carmack filed a lawsuit against ZeniMax, saying it still owes money for buying a company that he founded. ZeniMax bought id Software in 2009. Since then, it has gotten into a legal feud with Carmack’s new employer over intellectual property. – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Ride inside Bertha, the world’s largest tunnel boring machine, in this 360 video

Bertha, the huge machine currently boring a two-mile tunnel 200 feet beneath Seattle, returned to work this week after s – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Contact your Senator with a fax-sending bot

It’ll help you reach politicians who haven’t entered the modern era. – Engadget

March 9th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

The many futures of VR, as seen at the Game Developers Conference

From hand-trackers to haptics to VR boxing gloves, VR tech is going… somewhere. – Ars Technica

March 9th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Microsoft is putting OneDrive ads in Windows 10’s File Explorer

Microsoft has made a bad habit of introducing ads here and there throughout Windows, and now people are starting to notice them showing up in another spot: inside File Explorer.
People have… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Plex’s cloud media server is now available for all Plex Pass subscribers

Plex launched Plex Cloud — a new feature for the company’s media streaming solution that allowed users to store content in a cloud account instead of a local computer or a NAS system — in beta last… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Fantasy board game Dragoon is getting even better with a new expansion

Just before Christmas, a friend’s Facebook Like proved useful for once: it led me to a four-player board game about warring dragons. I purchased a copy of Dragoon immediately.
Lay Waste Games, the… – The Verge

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Kairos Society, an organization for young entrepreneurs, has raised its own venture fund

The Kairos Society isn’t just trying to bring the next generation of entrepreneurs together — it’s investing in their companies, too. The organization.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Astro raises an $8 million Series A for its AI-powered email solution for teams

On the surface, Astro, launching its public beta today, is a nifty but not completely necessary email client that combines machine intelligence and a bot.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Google’s Cloud Platform improves its free tier and adds always-free compute and storage services

Google quietly launched an improved always-free tier and trial program for its Cloud Platform today. The free tier, which now offers enough power to run a.. – TechCrunch

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Why China’s internet reveals where we’re headed ourselves

Chinese people have reached a watershed moment in their online lives – and their innovation will lead the way for the rest of the world. – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Top 10 Services Google Killed Off

Google has a long history of introducing, then forgetting about, and finally officially killing off its products. Most recently, that included Google Spaces, a service that most of us never knew existed to begin with. Let’s take a tour of some of our favorite services Google’s killed off over the years. – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement – VRScout

Share Tweet Learn all the blue-collar skills you’ll need to tackle that scary home project. Whether you’re tiling a bathroom or simply painting the living room, DIY home improvement can be one hell of a project. Even if you’re a professional the process can be time-consuming and expensive depending on the type of job. However … – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Harvard Scientists Theorize That Fast Radio Bursts Come From Alien Space Travel

Could these mysterious flashes of radio waves come from a planet-sized device to power alien spacecraft? – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Live from Nebraska: Right To Repair

👉 Rossmann Repair Group Inc is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for … – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Oculus CTO John Carmack Sues ZeniMax For $22.5 Million

The ongoing legal drama between Oculus chief technology officer John Carmack and his former employer ZeniMax continues today with Carmack suing the company. – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Virta Health and the Hard Right Thing – SciFiVC

I advised Max to pass on Virta twice before investing. The first time was hardly a pass. Sami told Max about how he thought he could… – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Trump v. California: Scoring the Bout

CALmatters’ new tool lays out President Trump’s challenge to the status quo and the potential impact to California, issue by issue. The next four years look to be a slugfest. We’ll help you keep score. – Hacker News

March 9th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News