Sunday
May202018

Week of 2018/05/13

[NyTimes]

  • "Google's File on Me Was Huge. Here's Why It Wasn't as Creepy as My Facebook Data." [nytimes]
  • "In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?" [nytimes]
  • "A Helicopter on Mars? NASA Wants to Try" [nytimes]
  • "How 2 M.T.A. Decisions Pushed the Subway Into Crisis" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The revolution won't wait: AI enthusiasm rises, but adoption lags [link]
  • Why the GDPR email deluge, and can I ignore it? [link]
  • I let Gmail's new AI write my pointless emails for me [link]
  • Google Duplex parodies show off the potentially creepy side of Assistant’s latest trick [Video] [link]
  • A look back: The Bloomberg Keyboard [link]

Sunday
May132018

Week of 2018/05/06

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities" [nytimes]
  • "Who Strikes Fear Into Silicon Valley? Margrethe Vestager, Europe's Antitrust Enforcer" [nytimes]
  • "It's Not Just Hybrids: Pickup Trucks and Sedans Have Gotten More Efficient, Too" [nytimes]
  • "'Shell-Shocked' in Hawaii: How Lava Overran a Neighborhood" [nytimes]
  • "How 2 M.T.A. Decisions Pushed the Subway Into Crisis" [nytimes]
  • "Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can't." [nytimes]
  • "Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who's Guarding It?" [nytimes]
  • "This Fungus Borrowed From Ancient Bacteria to Defy Gravity" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Apple took 8 days to give me the data it had collected on me. It was eye opening. [link]
  • Why the GDPR email deluge, and can I ignore it? [link]
  • The HP-35 [link]
  • Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One [link]
  • The revolution won't wait: AI enthusiasm rises, but adoption lags [link]

Monday
Apr302018

Week of 2018/04/22

[NyTimes]

  • "How a Common Beetle May Offer Deep Insights Into Evolution" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Google's Sergey Brin warns of the threat from AI in today's 'technology renaissance' [link]
  • Ford's decision to kill most of its cars was inevitable [link]
  • The Signing Machine by Jaquet Droz [link]

Sunday
Apr222018

Week of 2018/04/15

[NyTimes]

  • "A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit" [nytimes]
  • "When Mr. Gates Went to Washington" [nytimes]
  • "Baby Boomers Reach the End of Their To-Do List" [nytimes]
  • "You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves." [nytimes]
  • "Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Artificial Intelligence - The Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet [link]
  • Palantir Knows Everything About You [link]
  • 'The most significant development since the safety belt' [link]

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]