Monday
Feb122018

Week of 2018/02/04

[NyTimes]

  • "Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Today" [nytimes]
  • "Pelosi Holds House Floor to Advocate for 'Dreamers.' For 6 Hours and Counting." [nytimes]
  • "It's Time to End the Scam of Flying Pets" [nytimes]
  • "What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn" [nytimes]
  • "FEMA Contract Called for 30 Million Meals for Puerto Ricans. 50,000 Were Delivered." [nytimes]
  • "A Girl Scout Sold 300 Boxes of Cookies Near a Marijuana Shop" [nytimes]
  • "Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Falcon Heavy launch brought me to tears [link]
  • Why Do Rich People Love Endurance Sports? [link]
  • This AI Reads Privacy Policies So You Don't Have To [link]

Sunday
Feb042018

Week of 2018/01/28

[NyTimes]

  • "Tackling the Internet's Central Villain: The Advertising Business" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Disrupt Health Care" [nytimes]
  • "The Real Burning Man" [nytimes]
  • "Xerox, an Innovator Hit by Digital Revolution, Cedes Control to Fujifilm" [nytimes]
  • "Uber's New Training Wheels: Testing Bike Sharing in San Francisco" [nytimes]
  • "Britain Was a Pioneer in Outsourcing Services. Now, the Model Is 'Broken.'" [nytimes]
  • "Car Navigation Systems Plot a Course Forward Against Phone Apps" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Building a Raspberry Pi Car Robot with WiFi and Video [link]
  • How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm and Intel [link]
  • Mac Malware of 2017 [link]

Sunday
Jan282018

Week of 2018/01/21

[NyTimes]

  • "Tesla's Pay Deal to Keep Elon Musk: All or Nothing" [nytimes]
  • "Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future" [nytimes]
  • "Yes, They've Cloned Monkeys in China. That Doesn't Mean You're Next." [nytimes]
  • "Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It" [nytimes]
  • "Selling Airborne Opulence to the Upper Upper Upper Class" [nytimes]
  • "Using Drones and Netflix in the Andes, but Sidestepping Google Maps" [nytimes]
  • "In an Israeli Cave, Scientists Discover Jawbone of Earliest Modern Human Out of Africa" [nytimes]
  • "No Passport or Ticket: How a Woman Evaded Airport Security and Flew to London" [nytimes]
  • "For Jerry Brown, the Face of California's Old Order, the Ranch Is Calling" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web [link]
  • Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels and washing machines in first major trade action of 2018 [link]
  • Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It [link]

Sunday
Jan212018

Week of 2018/01/14

[NyTimes]

  • "Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error, Officials Say" [nytimes]
  • "Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You're Not" [nytimes]
  • "While You Were Sleeping" [nytimes]
  • "Learning to Fool Our Algorithmic Spies" [nytimes]
  • "Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West's Recycling" [nytimes]
  • "Crowdsourcing the Commute" [nytimes]
  • "Inside One of America's Last Pencil Factories" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions [link]
  • Airbnb cuts half of San Francisco listings as new laws kick in [link]

Sunday
Jan142018

Week of 2018/01/07

[NyTimes]

  • "Media Organizations Grapple With the New Facebook" [nytimes]
  • "Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You're Not" [nytimes]
  • "Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?" [nytimes]
  • "As Low-Power Local Radio Rises, Tiny Voices Become a Collective Shout" [nytimes]
  • "John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Facebook's Virtual Assistant M Is Dead. So Are Chatbots [link]
  • 63 games and apps on Google Play served porn ads [link]
  • A Concise History of the Smartwatch [link]

Sunday
Jan072018

Week of 2017/12/31

[NyTimes]

  • "Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World's Computers" [nytimes]
  • "Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No" [nytimes]
  • "Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg" [nytimes]
  • "In Pursuit of Liquid Gold" [nytimes]
  • "Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla." [nytimes]
  • "In Palm Springs, to Pool Hop Is to Time Travel" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6 [link]
  • Twitter: Banning world leaders would 'hide important information' [link]

Wednesday
Jan032018

Week of 2017/12/24

[NyTimes]

  • "Nintendo's Switch Brings Some Magic Back" [nytimes]
  • "MoviePass Adds a Million Subscribers, Even if Theaters Aren't Sold on It" [nytimes]
  • "Power Prices Go Negative in Germany, a Positive for Energy Users" [nytimes]
  • "China's New Lenders Collect Invasive Data and Offer Billions. Beijing Is Worried." [nytimes]
  • "Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body" [nytimes]
  • "Barack Obama's BBC Interview With Prince Harry" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • No boundaries for user identities: Web trackers exploit browser login managers [link]
  • Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New "20% Qualified Business Income Deduction" [link]
  • Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review [link]

Tuesday
Dec262017

Week of 2017/12/17

[NyTimes]

  • "The Best Toys That Teach Kids How to Code" [nytimes]
  • "Have a Very Merry War on Christmas" [nytimes]
  • "Tax Cuts Benefit the Rich, but Not All of Them" [nytimes]
  • "A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted" [nytimes]
  • "In the California Desert: Vast Darkness, Vibrant Music, an Oasis" [nytimes]
  • "The Amargosa River Defies the Desert" [nytimes]
  • "What Eats What: a Landlubber's Guide to Deep Sea Dining" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive Start-Up Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles [link]
  • The Year That Software Bugs Ate The World [link]
  • What To Do When You Miss Your Flight [link]
  • Massive leak exposes data on 123M US households [link]

Monday
Dec182017

Week of 2017/12/10

[NyTimes]

  • "How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants" [nytimes]
  • "Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too" [nytimes]
  • "We Need to Talk About Balthus" [nytimes]
  • "Rupert Murdoch Is Having His King Lear Moment" [nytimes]
  • "The Return of the Techno-Moral Panic" [nytimes]
  • "Golden State Warriors' Go-to Guy Doesn't Play a Minute" [nytimes]
  • "Letter of Recommendation: iNaturalist" [nytimes]
  • "In Spending Spree, Shopping Mall Operator Bets on Westfield" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65 [link]
  • Earth - The largest living thing on Earth is a humongous fungus [link]
  • Trading Stocks on Facebook Messenger Is Becoming a Big Thing [link]
  • France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools [link]

Sunday
Dec102017

Week of 2017/12/03

[NyTimes]

  • "Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy" [nytimes]
  • "Don't Prosecute Trump. Impeach Him." [nytimes]
  • "What If Our Current State of Affairs Is Actually 'Normal'?" [nytimes]
  • "YouTube Hiring More Humans to Train Computers to Police the Site" [nytimes]
  • "Inside the Opposition to a Net Neutrality Repeal" [nytimes]
  • "The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes - Hundreds of Them" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview [link]
  • A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users' personal data [link]
  • Trading Stocks on Facebook Messenger Is Becoming a Big Thing [link]
  • Stanford University data glitch exposes truth about scholarships [link]
  • A Deep Dive on AWS DeepLens [link]