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  Peter Thiel thinks tech innovation has 'stalled'


Peter Thiel says the United States no longer cares much about science or technology(Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET)ASPEN, Colo.--One of the Internet's most influential investors and entrepreneurs is offering a dire prediction: the pace of technological change is stagnating.Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook, warned that--despite spectacular advances in computer-related fields over the last few decades--technological progress overall is actually "stalled out.""There...

   Peter Thiel,PayPal,Technology,Stack,Inno     2011-08-24 08:42:42


  Why Aren't Other SOPA Supporters Being Punished Like GoDaddy?


Even though it recanted (somewhat unconvincingly) its support of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), domain registrar GoDaddy continues to lose thousands of domains as an online campaign to punish GoDaddy is proving highly effective. The boycott campaign began on reddit on December 22. A day later GoDaddy announced its withdrawal of support for the House legislation it actually helped craft. And still GoDaddy has lost more than 70,000 domains in less than a week, with the prospe...

   GoDaddy,SOPA,boycott,Reason,Punishment     2011-12-27 09:38:27


  Oracle released an urgent Java patch


On March 23, Oracle just released an urgent Java patch which is out of its normal update schedule. The security vulnerability is related to the Java SE running in web browsers on desktops. The CVE ID for this issue is CVE-2016-0636. With the unpatched Java, attackers can remotely exploit the target system without username and credentials. Successful exploits can impact the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the user's system. When the user access pages containing malicious code...

   JAVA,SECURITY,ORACLE,NEWS     2016-03-25 08:39:59


  Windows 8 Possible Features: Ribbon, Metro, Apps, Cloud Integration


Microsoft may still be plugging away at selling Windows 7 to consumers and the enterprise, but rumors have already started about the next version of the popular operating system—dubbed "Windows 8" by many in the media. Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, two bloggers with a track record of delving into Microsoft's proprietary code base, recently sparked a fresh round of chatter with a dissection of a supposed Windows 8 early build, adding their voices to a discussion that extends back to 2010. Ot...

   Windows 8,New features,Touch,Metro     2011-04-11 02:10:12


  Alibaba starts IPO procedure


According to Hong Kong East Daily, Alibaba has submitted its IPO application to Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This marks the beginning of Alibaba's IPO procedure. It's expected to be listed in October at the earliest. It's valued as between $80 billion and $100 billion. It may raise $20 billion this round. If Alibaba is listed successfully, this will be the highest fund raising company in HSE's history. There is news that Alibaba will spend $7 billion to buy back the shares owned by Yahoo. Yahoo re...

   Yun Ma,Alibaba,IPO,HSE     2013-07-23 08:17:47


  Xiaomi band with screen is around the corner


On May 10, the Chinese electronics company Xiaomi will hold a new product release conference to reveal its Xiaomi MAX, a new model of Xiaomi phone. Along with this phone, there will be other product releases as well, one of them will probably be the next generation of Xiaomi Band. In April, Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, seemed leak the look and design of a new wrist band while he was attending a company's year end party. This new wrist band should be the next generation of Xiaomi Band. The new band ...

   NEWS,XIAOMI,XIAOMI BAND,FIBIT,FITBIT ALTA,SMART DEVICE     2016-04-30 23:29:09


  Those famous Emacs users


I don't think using Emacs can improve one's programming skills, I don't think some famous people used Emacs before can provide something, either. But these famous people encouraged me to learn Emacs when I wanted to give it up. Here I created a list of famous Emacs users. Most of people in this list are not famous because they developed or used Emacs, but they are famous and also use Emacs. Joe Armstrong -- Erlang's author In The Setup, Joe mentioned that "I write books using XML markup in emacs...

   Emacs,History     2013-07-28 21:36:09


  Lenovo gets into the chip design field


According to EETimes, Lenovo will enter the field of chip design, the main focus is the smartphone and tablet chip design.There is a small team of 10 people who are working on integrated circuit design in Lenovo in the past 10 years, Till the middle of this year, Lenovo intends to expand the team to 100 engineers. Lenovo may recruit 40 engineers in Shenzhen and 60 engineers in Beijing.Despite Lenovo has much freedom in the choice of application processors, but because it involves a competitive ...

   Lenovo,Chip,Samsung,Smartphone     2013-04-01 06:15:54


  Many Chinese applicants to US universities may be affected by Gmail cut out


Just after Christmas, many Chinese found that they could not connect to Gmail anymore in mainland China. Since Google announced leaving from China in 2010, the web version of Gmail was not accessible anymore. But people from China could still access Gmail through some Gmap apps. This time, Gmail is not accessible even with these apps. It is said that all the mail service protocols of Gmail including IMAP/POP/SMTP have been cut out by Chinese government. This means no mails can be sent to or rece...

   Gmail, China, Gmail cut out     2014-12-30 00:35:28


  Google will close shopping search service in China


Google vice president of products Sameer Samat posted a news on Google Blackboard, since the service failed to meet the expectations, in order to better optimize resources, Google decided to close the shopping search service in China.In order to better optimize resources, we have decided to close the shopping search service in China. The original intention of the development of this product is to set up a bridge between consumers and retailers and traders. However it did not meet our expectatio...

   Shopping search service, Google China     2012-12-12 14:30:44