Sunday
Apr152018

Week of 2018/04/08

[NyTimes]

  • "I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes." [nytimes]
  • "YouTube Is Improperly Collecting Children’s Data, Consumer Groups Say" [nytimes]
  • "The Failures of Anti-Trumpism" [nytimes]
  • "Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day" [nytimes]
  • "All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World" [nytimes]
  • "It's the Latest in Conservation Tech. And It Wants to Suck Your Blood." [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production [link]
  • Twenty Books That Shaped My Unconventional Life [link]
  • We're On The Brink of a New Era of Innovation, Will You Survive it? [link]
  • Ever Wonder Why Volvos Are So Safe? [link]

Sunday
Apr082018

Week of 2018/04/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Stock Markets Tumble Amid Worries Over Tech Firms and Trade Tensions" [nytimes]
  • "With Sinclair, We Have Trump TV. America Doesn't Need More." [nytimes]
  • "Tesla's Manufacturing 'Hell' Won't Slow Down Electric Cars" [nytimes]
  • "Why Laundromats Are the Hot New Place to Hang Out in Hong Kong" [nytimes]
  • "Wrong Flag Flying: Wall Street Greets Spotify With Swiss Banner" [nytimes]
  • "This Gun Maker Wanted Safe Guns" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet [link]
  • SpaceX reaches the promised land of launching every two weeks [link]
  • Robert Mercer's Secret Adventure as a New Mexico Cop [link]

Wednesday
Apr042018

Week of 2018/03/25

[NyTimes]

  • "Fatal Tesla Crash Raises New Questions About Self-Driving System" [nytimes]
  • "The Self-Driving Car Industry's Biggest Turning Point Yet" [nytimes]
  • "Are You Really in Love if It's Not on Instagram?" [nytimes]
  • "Stock Markets Tumble Amid Worries Over Tech Firms and Trade Tensions" [nytimes]
  • "Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It?" [nytimes]
  • "Live Nation Rules Music Ticketing, Some Say with Threats" [nytimes]
  • "In Energized Detroit, Savoring an Architectural Legacy" [nytimes]
  • "Insects Flew Before Anything Else Did. So How Did They Get Their Wings?" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet [link]
  • Emmanuel Macron Talks to WIRED About France's AI Strategy [link]

Sunday
Mar252018

Week of 2018/03/18

[NyTimes]

  • "Kevin's Week in Tech: Zuckerberg's Answers to Privacy Scandal Raise More Questions" [nytimes]
  • "In the Age of Amazon, Toys 'R' Us and Other Bankruptcies Test Private Equity's Playbook" [nytimes]
  • "How Democracy Can Survive Big Data" [nytimes]
  • "At Mars, Jeff Bezos Hosted Roboticists, Astronauts, Other Brainiacs and Me" [nytimes]
  • "'Lean In': Five Years Later" [nytimes]
  • "Thanks for Not Sharing! My Fine Dining Isn't Your Fork Orgy" [nytimes]
  • "On the Road With the World's Greatest Hitchhiker" [nytimes]
  • "Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out?" [nytimes]
  • "How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems 'Young'" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Music On The Move [link]
  • Inside Google's plan to build a smart neighborhood in Toronto [link]
  • John Oliver's gay rabbit book parody outsells Mike Pence's original on Amazon [link]

Sunday
Mar182018

Week of 2018/03/11

[NyTimes]

  • "Tech Leaders Are Growing Up (Again). That's a Good Thing." [nytimes]
  • "Photos From Student Walkouts Around the Nation" [nytimes]
  • "The Sublime and Scary Future of Cameras With A.I. Brains" [nytimes]
  • "How Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal Disrupts His Daily Routine" [nytimes]
  • "Letter of Recommendation: Celsius" [nytimes]
  • "Vive le Croissant!" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Stephen Hawking, cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76 [link]
  • Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin [link]
  • Inside Google's plan to build a smart neighborhood in Toronto [link]
  • How to Be an Artist, According to Georgia O'Keeffe [link]
  • Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created [link]

Sunday
Feb252018

Week of 2018/02/18

[NyTimes]

  • "Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa's World" [nytimes]
  • "Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City" [nytimes]
  • "To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You" [nytimes]
  • "The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World." [nytimes]
  • "A Chinese Mystery: Who Owns a Firm on a Global Shopping Spree?" [nytimes]
  • "These Goldfish Are 70 Percent Organic" [nytimes]
  • "Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway" [nytimes]
  • "The Boys Are Not All Right" [nytimes]
  • "No Country for Young Men With AR-15s" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • A Harvard professor thinks that tech's true power comes from design [link]
  • Elon Musk just shared the first images of new SpaceX satellites that could change the internet [link]
  • What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns [link]
  • United Airlines, Delta are latest big names to cut ties with NRA [link]

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]