This is no ordinary space photo: It is 16 years’ worth of Hubble data—7,500 exposures in total, including more than 265,000 galaxies. But that’s not all. Some of the galaxies in this image are so ancient, they date back to almost the beginning of the universe. That means that most of the light you see …
Last week, Anki, creator of adorable robots that are part toy, part virtual assistant and part pet, went out of business. “It is with a heavy heart to inform you that Anki has ceased product development and we are no longer manufacturing robots,” the company said in a statement, which promised to help owners keep enjoying their little mechanical pals for as long as possible.
So what went wrong? Why did Anki – a company that had attracted a huge amount of funding and interest in its earlier days – find itself so strapped for cash that it had to pull the plug? Why aren’t we welcoming little bots into our lives?
Apple hates wires. Over the years, it’s plucked them away from its products. It even kicked off a frustrating no-jack trend when it removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from all of its iPhones. Its AirPods have set the tone for how a pair of wire-free earbuds should look and operate. They’re petite with no wires at all (not even between your ears), get five hours of battery on a charge, and come with a pocket-sized charging case that can top them up a few times before it too needs some plug time.
With its Beats brand, though, Apple is widening the door. The new Powerbeats Pro are made for working out, and they’re fantastic. They’ll never fall out of your ears, sound much better than the AirPods, and last almost twice as long on a charge.
Sorta Colorful, Quite Comfortable
You can see Apple’s influence more than ever in newer Beats headphones (it bought the company in 2014), like the Studio3 headphones. [...]read more
Tinder is preparing to launch a version of its popular dating app aimed at users in emerging markets. The app, which will be called “Tinder Lite,” offers a smaller, more lightweight version of the current flagship app, the company says. Smaller app size is a defining characteristic of most of today’s “Lite” apps, which are specifically focused on addressing the unique needs of users in areas where data usage, bandwidth and storage space is a concern.
Most major tech companies now offer “Lite” apps for the large and rapidly growing online user base coming from these emerging markets — and specifically India, as of late.
$1 Million Bitcoin Scavenger Hunt Attracts 60,000 Digital Sleuths (And New Investors) … While many players in this game were, like Cantrell, already bitcoin … “We have a couple of people who are new to cryptocurrency, didn't know … social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit
Rad Power Bikes’ RadWagon is a beast of a machine, but in a good way. It’s the end product of a business that was started up in Seattle by two childhood friends. Their love of bikes has resulted in a growing company that has its headquarters in the Pacific North West city. Unsurprisingly, however, Rad Power Bikes also has an office in Utrecht, Holland.
The European base is an obvious one as Holland is bike central on this side of the pond. It’s also a country where you’ll see all manner of bicycles. But even Dutch people, who think they’ve seen it all when it comes to two-wheelers, do a double-take when they clap eyes on the Rad Power Bikes RadWagon. What we have here, says the company, is an electric cargo bike.
14Ah lithium-ion battery (Image credit: Rad Power Bikes)
Which is where the ‘beast’ bit of the equation comes in. Rad Power Bikes says in its promotional blurb that this is a bike that’s designed to replace your car. That’s a bold claim, but in some ways it’s kinda true. The RadWagon boasts a longtail [...]read more
Era stata annunciata con l’allerta arancione e puntuale l’ondata di maltempo si è abbattuta nel pomeriggio su Milano con piogge abbondanti e vento forte con raffiche fino a 50-70 chilometri all’ora. Tempesta di grandine anche a Malpensa, dove l’aeroporto è rimasto chiuso con i voli bloccati per circa un’ora a causa dei due centimetri di ghiaccio che hanno coperto le piste.Condividi social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #repubblicait https://milano.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/05/11/news/milano_allerta_maltempo_piogge_monitorano_seveso_e_lambro-225994449/?rss
Da giorni migliaia di penne nere – 500 mila persone, secondo le stime – invadono le strade, le piazze e gli spazi verdi di Milano per l’evento che segna il ritorno delle penne nere a cent’anni dalla fondazione dell’Associazione nazionale alpini (Ana). Gli accampamenti riempiono i parchi cittadini (non senza proteste di alcuni residenti). E …