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Saturday
Sep152018

Squarespace Outage

Because of an issue with Squarespace's API my blog and ticker doesn't get updated currently. Waiting for a fix from Squarespace.

In the meantime you can follow my daily news hunt on Flipboard. On Flipboard I run two magazines, The Weekly and trackerd.

Monday
Aug272018

Week of 2018/08/19

[NyTimes]

  • "Can Facebook, or Anybody, Solve the Internet's Misinformation Problem?" [nytimes]
  • "How Do You Explain the 'Obvious?'" [nytimes]
  • "Bull Market Hits a Milestone: 3,453 Days. Why the Harrumph?" [nytimes]
  • "The Mysterious Green Orbs That Float by Day and Sink at Night" [nytimes]
  • "Honeybees Are Hurting. What Else Can Pollinate Our Food?" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Magic Leap One Teardown [link]
  • A day in the life of a Waymo self-driving taxi [link]
  • burning man 2018 art installations and architecture [link]

Sunday
Aug192018

Week of 2018/08/12

[NyTimes]

  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common." [nytimes]
  • "Larry David: What Really Happened at Trump Tower" [nytimes]
  • "These MoviePass Superfans Found Each Other. But What's Next?" [nytimes]
  • "Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy" [nytimes]
  • "Inside Twitter's Struggle Over What Gets Banned" [nytimes]
  • "Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap" [nytimes]
  • "Don't Let TripAdvisor Kill Adventure" [nytimes]
  • "What's the Right Number of Taxis (or Uber or Lyft Cars) in a City?" [nytimes]
  • "The Trouble With Trucking" [nytimes]
  • "The 'Zombie Gene' That May Protect Elephants From Cancer" [nytimes]
  • "60 Times Madonna Changed Our Culture" [nytimes]
  • "Richard Jarecki, Doctor Who Conquered Roulette, Dies at 86" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • A first look at San Francisco's sensational new elevated park [link]
  • The first graphene jacket is here, and it's magical [link]
  • SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time [link]
  • What is the Application for Segway's Self-Balancing, Powered Single-Wheel Rollerskates? [link]

Sunday
Aug122018

Week of 2018/08/05

[NyTimes]

  • "Inside Twitter's Struggle Over What Gets Banned" [nytimes]
  • "Why Apple Is the Future of Capitalism" [nytimes]
  • "NASA Names Astronauts for Boeing and SpaceX Flights to International Space Station" [nytimes]
  • "A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter" [nytimes]
  • "Welcome to the World, Little Fish. In 14 Days You'll Start Making Babies." [nytimes]

[Links]

  • I tried Magic Leap and saw a flawed glimpse of mixed reality's amazing potential [link]
  • 7 of the most innovative watches ever made [link]

Monday
Aug062018

Week of 2018/07/29

[NyTimes]

  • "Stumbles? What Stumbles? Big Tech Is as Strong as Ever" [nytimes]
  • "For Sale: Survey Data on Millions of High School Students" [nytimes]
  • "'Lopping,' 'Tips' and the 'Z-List': Bias Lawsuit Explores Harvard's Admissions Secrets" [nytimes]
  • "The Fight for the One-Piece Swimsuit Emoji" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Nissan's Senior VP of Design, Alfonso Albaisa, on His Design Process, Working in Japan & Advice for Young Designers [link]
  • Australia's Wendy Tuck wins Clipper Round the World yacht race [link]
  • This record-breaking Everest climber has reached the summit nine times. She makes $11.50 per hour washing dishes at Whole Foods. [link]

Monday
Jul302018

Week of 2018/07/22

[NyTimes]

  • "Idaho Inmates Hacked Prison Service for $225,000 in Credit" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Over $118bn wiped off Facebook's market cap after growth shock [link]
  • What if people were paid for their data? [link]
  • Why I'd never do a TED talk (and it’s not just because they're named after a man) [link]
  • The World Economy Runs on GPS. It Needs a Backup Plan [link]

Sunday
Jul222018

Week of 2018/07/15

[NyTimes]

  • "They Bought a Ghost Town for $1.4 Million. Now They Want to Revive It." [nytimes]
  • "Amazon's Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback" [nytimes]
  • "Are You Ready to Fly Without a Human Pilot?" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Google's iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary [link]
  • A Short History of Prediction-Serving Systems [link]
  • The Productivity Booster You Have in Your Pocket, But Probably Don't Use [link]
  • Netflix has revolutionised television. But is its crown starting to slip? [link]

Sunday
Jul152018

Week of 2018/07/08

[NyTimes]

  • "'Still Can't Believe It Worked': The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue" [nytimes]
  • "Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments" [nytimes]
  • "Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy" [nytimes]
  • "This Snail Goes Through Metamorphosis. Then It Never Has to Eat Again." [nytimes]
  • "I Used Apple's New Controls to Limit a Teenager's iPhone Time (and It Worked!)" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Can you trust Big Tech to cure you of your smartphone habit? [link]
  • How to fix reinforcement learning [link]

Sunday
Jul082018

Week of 2018/07/01

[NyTimes]

  • "The Millennial Socialists Are Coming" [nytimes]
  • "Can Elon Musk and Tesla Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made?" [nytimes]
  • "How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What's on Tonight" [nytimes]
  • "The Rise of the Stressed-Out Urban Camper" [nytimes]
  • "The Balancing Act of Arches" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free [link]
  • I couldn't test-drive Radio Flyer’s Star Wars landspeeder, but my 5-year-old did [link]
  • Swiss Investors On What Silicon Valley Can Learn About Blockchain Adoption From 'Crypto Valley' [link]
  • Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream truck tunes [link]

Sunday
Jul012018

Week of 2018/06/24

[NyTimes]

  • "California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy" [nytimes]
  • "We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air." [nytimes]
  • "Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free [link]
  • This device will literally tell you how much you stink [link]
  • Hands-On with Lightform Projection Mapping! [link]
  • Facebook drops solar-powered Internet drone business, cans Aquila [link]