Sunday
Mar262017

Week of 2017/03/19

[NyTimes]

  • "In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Scolds a High-Flying Uber" [nytimes]
  • "Taxi Center Woos Drivers With Perks. Uber Center Offers Even More." [nytimes]
  • "Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful - but What Exactly Do They Want?" [nytimes]
  • "A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions" [nytimes]
  • "How a Water Bear Survives, Even When It's Dry" [nytimes]
  • "Bonds That Combat the Isolation of Military Life" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How Tyler Brule has extended Monocle beyond simply a magazine for the jet set [link]
  • The Consequences of Bad Typography [link]
  • Experiments in Handwriting with a Neural Network [link]

Wednesday
Mar222017

Week of 2017/03/12

[NyTimes]

  • "In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Scolds a High-Flying Uber" [nytimes]
  • "Taxi Center Woos Drivers With Perks. Uber Center Offers Even More." [nytimes]
  • "A Silicon Valley Train Gets Stuck" [nytimes]
  • "In Rural Michigan, Harvesting Sounds Instead of Soybeans" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Austin is fine without Uber and Lyft ... until it isn't [link]
  • Google Home is playing audio ads for Beauty and the Beast [link]

Sunday
Mar122017

Week of 2017/03/05

[NyTimes]

  • "Trump's Wiretapping Claims Puncture Veneer of Presidential Civility" [nytimes]
  • "Statue of Girl Confronts Bull, Captivating Manhattanites and Social Media" [nytimes]
  • "Building a Road Map for the Self-Driving Car" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries [link]
  • Stock options are really complicated [link]
  • Trump adviser spoke with DNC hacker during the campaign [link]

Sunday
Mar052017

Week 2017/02/26

[NyTimes]

  • "SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018" [nytimes]
  • "Meet the First Must-Try Gadget of 2017: The Nintendo Switch" [nytimes]
  • "For Marketers, TV Sets Are an Invaluable Pair of Eyes" [nytimes]
  • "Popularity of Sony's PlayStation VR Surprises Even the Company" [nytimes]
  • "Oscars Mistake Dents PricewaterhouseCoopers' Reputation" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Sony's crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year [link]
  • Who Needs GPS? The Forgotten Story of Etak's Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System [link]

Tuesday
Feb282017

Week 2017/02/19

[NyTimes]

  • "Trump Calls the News Media the 'Enemy of the People'" [nytimes]
  • "White House Bars Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing" [nytimes]
  • "Warren Buffett, in Annual Letter, Offers Hymn to U.S. Economy" [nytimes]
  • "VW Executive Charged in Emissions Case Says He Was Bit Player" [nytimes]
  • "Snapchat Founders' Grip Tightened After a Spat With an Early Investor" [nytimes]
  • "This Century Is Broken" [nytimes]
  • "Rembrandt of the Ski Trail 'Interprets' the Mountainside" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Server bug leaks user data for thousands of popular websites [link]
  • Mossberg: TV is changing, but not fast enough [link]
  • Why Founders Fail To Market Their Products [link]
  • Why I'm leaving Snapchat and so are all your friends [link]

Tuesday
Feb212017

Week of 2017/02/12

[NyTimes]

  • "Rise in U.S. Traffic Deaths Reported for a Second Year" [nytimes]
  • "Journalists, Battered and Groggy, Find a Renewed Sense of Mission" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg, Bucking Tide, Takes Public Stand Against Isolationism" [nytimes]
  • "Five Key Moments From Snap's I.P.O. Roadshow Video" [nytimes]
  • "Twitter Struggles to Capitalize on Influence and Posts Lackluster Earnings" [nytimes]
  • "SoftBank of Japan Will Buy U.S. Private Equity Giant Fortress" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon's Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle Streets" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Pixar opens a free Khan Academy course on storytelling [link]
  • Robots aren't automating the jobs we want them to [link]
  • How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way into the Future [link]

Sunday
Feb122017

Week of 2017/02/05

[NyTimes]

  • "Hearing 'America First,' European Nations Jockey to Be Second" [nytimes]
  • "A Hard Look at Times Editing in the Digital Era" [nytimes]
  • "How the Grammy Awards Are Made: 4 Craftsmen and 'Grammium'" [nytimes]
  • "Newly Discovered Gecko Escapes Danger Naked and Alive" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • What Vizio was doing behind the TV screen [link]
  • A City Is Not a Computer [link]
  • This Teen Hacked 150,000 Printers to Show How the Internet of Things Is Shit [link]
  • People are okay at remembering where they get news online (but still think Facebook's a news outlet) [link]

Sunday
Feb052017

Week of 2017/01/29

[NyTimes]

  • "'Becoming Warren Buffett' Goes Beyond a $74 Billion Fortune" [nytimes]
  • "Sequoia Capital Reshuffles Leadership" [nytimes]
  • "A Concerned Citizen's Plea to America’s Business Leaders" [nytimes]
  • "'The Only Way We Can Fight Back Is to Excel'" [nytimes]
  • "Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should 'Keep Its Mouth Shut'" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Epson wants to put a paper recycling machine in your office [link]
  • Tesla's Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass [link]
  • Meet the Students Racing to Make Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dreams Come True [link]
  • How The New Yorker brought the soul of the magazine to the web [link]

Sunday
Jan292017

Week of 2017/01/22

[NyTimes]

  • "How to Make America's Robots Great Again" [nytimes]
  • "How to Buy a Used Car in an Age of Widespread Recalls" [nytimes]
  • "'Alternative Facts' and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality" [nytimes]
  • "The Politics of Cowardice" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms [link]

Thursday
Jan262017

Week of 2017/01/15

[NyTimes]

  • "'We're Not Going Away': Huge Crowds for Women's Marches Against Trump" [nytimes]
  • "How Davos Brings the Global Elite Together" [nytimes]
  • "Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say" [nytimes]
  • "Grass-Fed Beef, Sold One Cow at a Time" [nytimes]
  • "Eight Crossings and 192 Atoms Long: the Tightest Knot Ever Tied" [nytimes]
  • "Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Slaves to the Surge" [nytimes]
  • "Sharon Daniels of Arria: Always Double-Check Your Motivations" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Investigation clears Tesla for fatal Autopilot crash [link]
  • Atlas Survival Shelters [link]