Thursday
Aug252016

Week of 2016/07/14

[NyTimes]

  • "In the U.S., VW Owners Get Cash. In Europe, They Get Plastic Tubes." [nytimes]
  • "A Charming Alternative Universe of You, Your Friends and No News" [nytimes]
  • "What a Nice Vacation You're Having" [nytimes]
  • "Glamping Adds a Touch of Luxe to the National Parks" [nytimes]
  • "On the Bauhaus Trail in Germany" [nytimes]
  • "Social Security Retreats From Cellphone-Based Online Security" [nytimes]
  • "Matt and Ross Duffer Discuss 'Stranger Things,' a Nightmare on '80s Street" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Uber's first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month [link]
  • How most of them work and spread? [link]
  • SpaceX succesfully launches another satellite, brings home another rocket [link]

Monday
Aug152016

Week of 2016/07/07

[NyTimes]

  • "Why It's Not Enough Just to Be Disruptive" [nytimes]
  • "London Bookstores Go Rogue as No Wi-Fi Zones" [nytimes]
  • "Report Envisions Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance" [nytimes]
  • "Arianna Huffington Steps Down as Huffington Post Editor in Chief" [nytimes]
  • "Meet the Greenland Shark. It Could Be the Longest-Living Vertebrate." [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Helps Develop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans" [nytimes]
  • "The Science of Humming to Draw Snails From Their Shells" [nytimes]
  • "Growing Comb Jellies in the Lab Like Sea-Monkeys" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • ARMageddon: Cache Attacks on Mobile Devices [link]
  • I Just Drove 8 Hours on Tesla Autopilot and Lived to Tell The Tale [link]
  • An Emergency Network built on .. Land Cruisers? [link]
  • Oh Good: A New Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens [link]
  • A Denver Suburb Bets Big on Free Lyft Rides to Light Rail [link]

Sunday
Aug072016

Week of 2016/06/31

[NyTimes]

  • "Yahoo and the Online Universe According to Verizon" [nytimes]
  • "Uber and Rival Didi Chuxing to Combine in China" [nytimes]
  • "Seattle, With Its Needle, Is Turning Into a Space Center" [nytimes]
  • "California Company Gets Approval to Put Robotic Lander on Moon" [nytimes]
  • "Tesla Faults Brakes, but Not Autopilot, in Fatal Crash" [nytimes]
  • "Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer" [nytimes]
  • "Study Finds Chinese Students Excel in Critical Thinking. Until College." [nytimes]
  • "Seymour Papert, 88, Dies; Saw Education's Future in Computers" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Hey Siri [link]
  • Forget Tornadoes. Rain Bombs Are Coming for Your Town [link]
  • Theranos Had a Chance to Clear Its Name. Instead, It Tried to Pivot [link]

Tuesday
Aug022016

Week of 2016/07/24

[NyTimes]

  • "Clinton Campaign Computers Are Said to Be Hacked, Apparently by Russians" [nytimes]
  • "'Dictator Trump': Clinton’s Portrayal Aims at the Left and Right" [nytimes]
  • "Tesla Faults Brakes, but Not Autopilot, in Fatal Crash" [nytimes]
  • "F.C.C. Backs Swedish Company to Run American Phone Routing System" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Flying Aquila: Early lessons from the first full-scale test flight and the path ahead [link]
  • Master Plan, Part Deux [link]
  • Serverless computing on DC/OS with Galactic Fog [link]

Monday
Jul182016

Week of 2016/07/10

[NyTimes]

  • "Unity Technologies, Maker of Pokemon Go Engine, Swells in Value" [nytimes]
  • "After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Found" [nytimes]
  • "How Private Equity Found Power and Profit in State Capitols" [nytimes]
  • "Sukhinder Singh Cassidy: Either You Manage Me or I Manage You" [nytimes]
  • "Europe Approves New Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Deal" [nytimes]
  • "A Start-Up Shies Away From the Gig Economy" [nytimes]
  • "Live Streaming Breaks Through, and Cable News Has Much to Fear" [nytimes]
  • "The Agony of the Digital Tease" [nytimes]
  • "As Online Video Surges, Publishers Turn to Automation" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • This Hedge Fund Wants to Use Atomic Clocks to Beat High-Speed Traders [link]
  • A Chinese hacking group is making $500,000 per day from the trojan it created [link]
  • Facebook explains censorship policy for Live video [link]

Monday
Jul112016

Week of 2016/07/03

[NyTimes]

  • "Makers of Self-Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature" [nytimes]
  • "In New Jersey Student Loan Program, Even Death May Not Bring a Reprieve" [nytimes]
  • "A Sad Day for Punchers: BlackBerry to Discontinue Its Last Keyboard Phone" [nytimes]
  • "On the Hunt, 'Where Warm Waters Halt,' for a $2 Million Treasure" [nytimes]
  • "Learning From Healthy Bears (You Mean We Should Hibernate?)" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Apollo-11, AGC Source Code [link]
  • A Chinese hacking group is making $500,000 per day from the trojan it created [link]
  • Is Facebook ready for live video’s important role in police accountability? [link]
  • EasyDoc malware adds Tor backdoor to Macs for botnet control [link]

Wednesday
Jul062016

Week of 2016/06/26

[NyTimes]

  • "Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash, U.S. Says" [nytimes]
  • "Kleiner Perkins Raises $1.4 Billion With Two Funds" [nytimes]
  • "Palantir Buyback Plan Shows Need for New Silicon Valley Pay System" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers" [nytimes]
  • "Lethal Buzzers: America's Six Most Dangerous Mosquitoes" [nytimes]
  • "While Limited, Wi-Fi-First Phones Are a Good, Frugal Bet" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The World's Most Efficient Languages [link]
  • How Facebook Tries to Prevent Office Politics [link]

Tuesday
Jun212016

Week of 2016/06/12

[NyTimes]

  • "Hacker May Have Removed More Than $50 Million From Experimental Cybercurrency Project" [nytimes]
  • "Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?" [nytimes]
  • "Christo's Newest Project: Walking on Water" [nytimes]
  • "Just How 'Smart' Do You Want Your Blender to Be?" [nytimes]
  • "Doctor's Plan for Full-Body Transplants Raises Doubts Even in Daring China" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Be Careful What You Code For - Data & Society [link]
  • Lexus software update gives new meaning to 'car crash' [link]
  • This barista may be the best coffee artist in San Francisco, even the world [link]
  • Citigroup Sues AT&T For Saying 'Thanks' To Customers [link]

Monday
Jun132016

Week of 2016/06/05

[NyTimes]

  • "For His Latest Trick, John Oliver Forgives $15 Million in Medical Debt" [nytimes]
  • "No, He's Not Hitler. And Yet ..." [nytimes]
  • "Peter Thiel's Dropout Army" [nytimes]
  • "Netflix Studied Your Binge-Watching Habit. That Didn't Take Long." [nytimes]
  • "Formula 1 Development Tool Now at Hand for the Family Sedan" [nytimes]
  • "Panel Endorses 'Gene Drive' Technology That Can Alter Entire Species" [nytimes]
  • "E-Trade to Introduce Robo-Advisory Service" [nytimes]
  • "Uber Rolls Out App Improvements Aimed at Drivers" [nytimes]
  • "Want to Capture a Pokmon? Look Behind That Tree" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Gawker Media files for bankruptcy thanks to Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel [link]
  • We're Probably All Living Inside An Alien's Giant Computer Game Says Musk [link]
  • University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage [link]
  • Lexus nav systems are acting up nationwide [link]

Sunday
Jun052016

Week of 2016/05/29

[NyTimes]

  • "Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants" [nytimes]
  • "Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global Fascism" [nytimes]
  • "Payday Borrowing's Debt Spiral to Be Curtailed" [nytimes]
  • "Ancient Civilization of Microbes, Not Greeks, Built 'Lost City'" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • World's longest and deepest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland [link]
  • Best DIY Birthday Card Ever! [link]
  • This Summer's 14 Must-Read Books [link]
  • Google's self-driving cars now know when to honk [link]
  • Why Build, Measure, Learn - isn't just throwing things against the wall to see if they work - the Minimal Viable Product [link]