Sunday
Dec142014

Week of 2014/12/07

[NyTimes]

  • "A One-Way Trip to Mars? Many Would Sign Up" [nytimes]
  • "Uber's System for Screening Drivers Draws Scrutiny" [nytimes]
  • "Banks' Lawsuits Against Target for Losses Related to Hacking Can Continue" [nytimes]
  • "Ford Trades Microsoft for BlackBerry in Revamping In-Car System" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Chief Says Secret of His Success Is Making Lots of Mistakes" [nytimes]
  • "Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start-Up" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • From Open (Unlimited) to Minimum Vacation Policy [link]
  • The first full trailer for Pixar's Inside Out shows the inner workings of a family's brains [link]
  • Hangouts eavesdrops on your chats to offer 'smart suggestions' [link]
  • 7 new beautifully designed objects [link]

Tuesday
Dec092014

Week of 2014/11/30

[NyTimes]

  • "Thousands of Einstein Documents Are Now a Click Away" [nytimes]
  • "Hacked vs. Hackers: Game On" [nytimes]
  • "Sony Pictures and F.B.I. Widen Hack Inquiry" [nytimes]
  • "Banks' Lawsuits Against Target for Losses Related to Hacking Can Continue" [nytimes]
  • "A Connecticut Indian Tribe Faces Its Eroding Fortunes From Foxwoods" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • NASA's Orion capsule begins its 3,600-mile journey into outer space [link]
  • Facebook just gained a big ally in its battle with Cisco [link]

Sunday
Nov302014

Week of 2014/11/23

[NyTimes]

  • "The Slippery Slope of Silicon Valley" [nytimes]
  • "Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting" [nytimes]
  • "Tech Toys That Can Make the Video Screen Pass" [nytimes]
  • "Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us." [nytimes]
  • "Shopping on a Phone Is Still Uncommon but Growing Fast" [nytimes]
  • "Alastair Mitchell, on Running With Your Dreams" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Payday Lenders Seek Shelter on Tribal Lands for 700% Loans [link]
  • The Unreasonable Effectiveness of C [link]
  • Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU [link]

Tuesday
Nov252014

Week of 2014/11/16

[NyTimes]

  • "Uber, a Start-Up Going So Fast It Could Miss a Turn" [nytimes]
  • "Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren" [nytimes]
  • "Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success" [nytimes]
  • "No. 1 With a Bullet: 'Nadeshot' Becomes a Call of Duty Star" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Building a complete Tweet index [link]
  • It's Official - iOS 8 Is Apple's Buggiest Release to Date [link]
  • The Unknown Start-up That Built Google’s First Self-Driving Car [link]

Monday
Nov172014

Week of 2014/11/09

[NyTimes]

  • "Comet Landing Bumpier Than Initially Thought" [nytimes]
  • "U.S.D.A. Approves Modified Potato. Next Up: French Fry Fans." [nytimes]
  • "Fearing Bombs That Can Pick Whom to Kill" [nytimes]
  • "Postal Service Discloses Major Theft of Its Employees' Personal Data" [nytimes]
  • "For Guccifer, Hacking Was Easy. Prison Is Hard." [nytimes]
  • "Microsoft's Nadella Talks About the Future of Office" [nytimes]
  • "Republicans Are Only Sometimes the Party of Uber" [nytimes]
  • "With Some Dating Apps: Less Casual Sex Than Casual Text" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster [link]
  • SpaceX Will Announce Micro-Satellites For Low Cost Internet Within Three Months [link]
  • Film industry shows how it's (sorta) easy to legally watch movies online [link]
  • DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests [link]

Monday
Nov102014

Week of 2014/11/02

[NyTimes]

  • "Malicious Software Campaign Targets Apple Users in China" [nytimes]
  • "The Latest Flipboard Serves Up the News and Some Surprises" [nytimes]
  • "Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web" [nytimes]
  • "A Billion Still to Spend, and Only Two Years to Do It" [nytimes]
  • "There Is No 'Healthy' Microbiome" [nytimes]
  • "Brittany Maynard, 'Death With Dignity' Ally, Dies at 29" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work [link]
  • The End of the Throw Away Appliance [link]
  • The Sixth Stage of Grief is Retro-Computing [link]

Thursday
Nov062014

Week of 2014/10/26

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook to Spend Billions on Future" [nytimes]
  • "Ideology and Investment" [nytimes]
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Says He Is 'Proud to Be Gay’" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Pay Runs Afoul of MCX, a Group With a Rival Product" [nytimes]
  • "With Microsoft Band and Health, a Jump Into the Growing Market for Wearable Technology" [nytimes]
  • "Charles Schwab to Offer Free Advisory Service for Online Investments" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • I'm Terrified of My New TV: Why I'm Scared to Turn This Thing On - And You'd Be, Too [link]
  • Incredible Photos of Mountaineers Scaling the Swiss Alps [link]

Tuesday
Oct282014

Week of 2014/10/19

[NyTimes]

  • "Can You Uber a Burger?" [nytimes]
  • "Michelle Munson of Aspera, on Always Respecting the Opportunity" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation [link]
  • Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay [link]
  • What It Took for SpaceX to Become a Serious Space Company [link]
  • How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari's Most Exclusive Hypercar [link]
  • Refold's Portable Cardboard Standing Desk [link]

Tuesday
Oct212014

Week of 2014/10/12

[NyTimes]

  • "Phone Hackers Dial and Redial to Steal Billions" [nytimes]
  • "Trying to Live in the Moment (and Not on the Phone)" [nytimes]
  • "CBS to Offer Stand-Alone Web Subscription Service" [nytimes]
  • "Why Germans Are Afraid of Google" [nytimes]
  • "Your Instagram Picture, Worth a Thousand Ads" [nytimes]
  • "Brunch Is for Jerks" [nytimes]
  • "Venture Capitalists Return to Backing Science Start-Ups" [nytimes]
  • "The Gummi Bear Chronicles" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funders [link]
  • Dreaming a Different Apollo [link]
  • Keeping Space Clean: Responsible satellite fleet operations [link]

Monday
Oct132014

Week of 2014/10/05

[NyTimes]

  • "Technology Takes the Wheel" [nytimes]
  • "Aboard a Cargo Colossus" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Model D Is Tesla's Most Powerful Car Ever, Plus Autopilot [link]
  • Mercedes will talk self-driving cars and debut a new concept at CES [link]
  • Drone racing in the woods evokes more than a few Star Wars memories [link]
  • Square Cash for iOS sends funds to nearby pals over Bluetooth [link]
  • Inside the Biggest-Ever Hedge-Fund Scandal [link]
  • I want my Apple back [link]