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]

Monday
May302016

Week of 2016/05/22

[NyTimes]

  • "Behind the Scenes, Billionaires' Growing Control of News" [nytimes]
  • "Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics" [nytimes]
  • "Google Prevails as Jury Rebuffs Oracle in Code Copyright Case" [nytimes]
  • "Bulletin! The 'Internet' Is About to Get Smaller" [nytimes]
  • "How I Learned to Love Snapchat" [nytimes]
  • "A 32-Hour Webcast of Norwegians Reading the Fine Print" [nytimes]
  • "Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial" [nytimes]
  • "Sorry, There's Nothing Magical About Breakfast" [nytimes]
  • "Jane Rosenthal: Keep Coaxing Out the Spark in Others" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Ninety-Nine Problems in Java 8, Scala, and Haskell [link]
  • The Morning Paper Quarterly Review [link]
  • Overland Expo - A Travel Junkie's Favorite Destination Rally [link]
  • Four hundred miles with Tesla’s autopilot forced me to trust the machine [link]

Monday
May232016

Week of 2016/05/15

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook 'Trending' List Skewed by Individual Judgment, Not Institutional Bias" [nytimes]
  • "To Tip or Not to Tip Your Uber Driver" [nytimes]
  • "Start-Ups Once Showered With Cash Now Have to Work for It" [nytimes]
  • "Are You Successful? If So, You've Already Won the Lottery" [nytimes]
  • "In Audi's Virtual Cockpit, Technology Is Your Co-Pilot" [nytimes]
  • "A Service to Pay Off High-Interest Credit Cards, but a Bad Time to Start" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Shifts From Genius Bars to Genius Groves, Hoping Patrons Linger" [nytimes]
  • "The Fragmented Society" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • 'Hyper-Reality': A provocative glimpse into an augmented reality future [link]
  • Tesloop offers city-to-city autonomous travel in a Tesla [link]
  • The Obsessive, Secretive Race to Make the Perfect Tire for Electric Cars [link]
  • Let's Use Self-Driving Cars to Fix America’s Busted Infrastructure [link]
  • Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis [link]

Thursday
May192016

Week of 2016/05/08

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook Issues Its Policy on News Content" [nytimes]
  • "New Breach Reported in Global Bank Network" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much [link]
  • Google takes a stand against predatory lending ads [link]
  • Amazon DSSTNE: Deep Scalable Sparse Tensor Network Engine [link]

Tuesday
May102016

Week of 2016/05/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Hackers' $81 Million Sneak Attack on World Banking" [nytimes]
  • "The Digital Afterlife of Lost Family Photos" [nytimes]
  • "The Smallest Fingers on the Trigger" [nytimes]
  • "In the Race to Pay, Mobile Wallets Win" [nytimes]
  • "Michael Bloomberg Says Both Parties Have Demagogues in Presidential Race" [nytimes]
  • "Lured by Seattle's Tech Boom, but Being Left Behind" [nytimes]
  • "Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Bends the Rules of Audience Engagement to Its Advantage" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Who Invented Homework? [link]
  • Google : End Of The Online Advertising Bubble [link]
  • The Self-Driving Car of the Future Comes With ... a Bookshelf [link]

Sunday
May012016

Week of 2016/04/24

[NyTimes]

  • "SpaceX Says It Plans to Send a Probe to Mars" [nytimes]
  • "30 Years After Chernobyl Disaster, Shelter Nears Completion" [nytimes]
  • "VW Presentation in '06 Showed How to Foil Emissions Tests" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Posts Strong Profit, Thanks to Its Cloud" [nytimes]
  • "A Private Equity Alum's Guide to Better Payday Lenders" [nytimes]
  • "Oklahoma's Unabashed Attack on Abortion" [nytimes]
  • "Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal" [nytimes]
  • "Android Faces Monopoly Claims as Its Users Tackle an Abundance of Choices" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves [link]
  • The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life [link]

Sunday
Apr242016

Week of 2016/04/17

[NyTimes]

  • "Prince, a Master of Playing Music and Distributing It" [nytimes]
  • "'Whole Foods Effect': When Small Food Makers Get the Call to Go Big" [nytimes]
  • "The Minecraft Generation" [nytimes]
  • "A New Map for America" [nytimes]
  • "Amy Pressman of Medallia: Bored by 'Yes,' Inspired by 'No'" [nytimes]
  • "In Towering Redwoods, an Abundance of Tiny, Unseen Life" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • When a nation is hacked: Understanding the ginormous Philippines data breach [link]
  • The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo [link]
  • Dyson dryers hurl 60X more viruses - most at kid-face height - than other dryers [link]
  • Tesla gives owners free trial of its self-driving future [link]
  • Tested: Driving the Tesla Model X w/ Autopilot! [link]

Monday
Apr182016

Week of 2016/04/10

[NyTimes]

  • "Scientists Unveil New 'Tree of Life'" [nytimes]
  • "Uncovering a Deep-Sea Swarm of Zombie Crabs" [nytimes]
  • "Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes" [nytimes]
  • "Behind Fake Degrees From Pakistan, a Maze of Deceit" [nytimes]
  • "Congratulations! You've Been Fired" [nytimes]
  • "Chinese Scions' Song: My Daddy's Rich and My Lamborghini's Good-Looking" [nytimes]
  • "Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • When a nation is hacked: Understanding the ginormous Philippines data breach [link]
  • Hands-on with HoloLens: On the cusp of a revolution [link]
  • The Lytro Cinema Camera Lets Filmmakers Adjust Their Movie Scenes After They've Shot Them [link]
  • SpaceX's Landing Drone Ship Is Just As Complicated As The Rocket [link]
  • 10 Things Facebook's Given Away to Take Over the World [link]