Monday
Nov202017

Week of 2017/11/12

[NyTimes]

  • "Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: My Democracy Isn't Your Laboratory" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Can't Destroy Democracy Without Our Help" [nytimes]
  • "Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits" [nytimes]
  • "Jet Pilot Might Not Seem Like a 'Gig,' but at Ryanair, It Is" [nytimes]
  • "Public Shaming and Even Prison for Plastic Bag Use in Rwanda" [nytimes]
  • "How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade's Worth of Them" [nytimes]
  • "Trillions of Flies Can't All Be Bad" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Paradise Papers: How Ridiculously Easy It Is For The Rich To Avoid Taxes [link]
  • Over 60,000 people open a trivia app twice a day for the chance to win hundreds of dollars in minutes [link]
  • Bob Lutz: We are approaching the end of the automotive era. [link]

Sunday
Oct222017

Week of 2017/10/15

[NyTimes]

  • "An Auction Setup at Christie's: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint" [nytimes]
  • "College Advice I Wish I'd Taken" [nytimes]
  • "An Alternate Universe of Shopping, in Ohio" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The scandal of Pentagon spending: Who really gets rich? [link]
  • A Fire Story [link]
  • Mac OSX Trojan malware spread via compromised software downloads [link]
  • Breaking WPA2 [link]
  • This $185 million mansion has hidden rooms and an underground lake [link]

Sunday
Oct152017

Week of 2017/10/08

[NyTimes]

  • "How Facebook's Ad System Works" [nytimes]
  • "As the 747 Begins Its Final Approach, a Pilot Takes a Flight Down Memory Lane" [nytimes]
  • "A Robot Makes a Mean Caesar Salad, but Will It Cost Jobs?" [nytimes]
  • "Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild." [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'I don't know whether humans want change that fast' [link]
  • Pierre Omidyar: 6 ways social media has become a direct threat to democracy [link]
  • Augmented reality? Pogue checks out 7 of the first iPhone AR apps [link]
  • Oculus Connect Full Presentation 2017 [link]
  • New Audi A8 2018 review - the most high-tech car ever? [link]

Sunday
Oct082017

Week of 2017/10/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Electric Honeycombs Form When Nature Gets Out of Balance" [nytimes]
  • "Google Unveils Tools to Increase Subscriptions for Publishers" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again [link]
  • How to think about Facebook & its Algorithm [link]
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'I don't know whether humans want change that fast' [link]
  • Honda's new AC powerbank will keep the juice flowing in an emergency [link]
  • Go ahead, try to guess what Magic Leap does based on this video [link]

Sunday
Oct012017

Week of 2017/09/24

[NyTimes]

  • "The Last Stand of the Amazon's Arrow People" [nytimes]
  • "Elon Musk's Mars Vision: A One-Size-Fits-All Rocket. A Very Big One." [nytimes]
  • "Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There" [nytimes]
  • "Why Texas Is No Longer Feeling Miraculous" [nytimes]
  • "Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • IKEA buys TaskRabbit to help you build furniture [link]
  • In Battle for Talent, One Startup Founder Tries 'Unlimited' Pay [link]

Monday
Sep252017

Week of 2017/09/17

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook's Frankenstein Moment" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web" [nytimes]
  • "Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington" [nytimes]
  • "How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food" [nytimes]
  • "Monsanto's New Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers" [nytimes]
  • "A Down Payment With a Catch: You Must Be an Airbnb Host" [nytimes]
  • "Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain" [nytimes]
  • "Gin Wong, Who Designed Futuristic Buildings in Los Angeles, Dies at 94" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • States flexing their power, just as our Founders intended [link]
  • Nestle Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For [link]

Tuesday
Sep192017

Week of 2017/09/10

[NyTimes]

  • "It Distracted Us. It Gave Us Uber. It Made Selfies a Thing." [nytimes]
  • "At the Apple Keynote, Selling Us a Better Vision of Ourselves" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box" [nytimes]
  • "Nestle Targets High-End Coffee by Taking Majority Stake in Blue Bottle" [nytimes]
  • "In 'Coco,' Bringing the Land of the Dead Back to Life" [nytimes]
  • "Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost." [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Screw My iPhone, I Just Want The New Apple Watch [link]
  • Are publishers making money on Facebook? "Not really," a new report finds [link]
  • The early history of HP calculators [link]

Monday
Sep112017

Week of 2017/09/03

[NyTimes]

  • "Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million Customers" [nytimes]
  • "Chief Executives See a 'Sad Day' After Trump's DACA Decision" [nytimes]
  • "Shared Bikes Bring Chinese a 'Monster-Revealing Mirror'" [nytimes]
  • "Inside New York City's Priciest Rentals" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How-to build a Raspberry Pi touch screen car computer [link]
  • Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude [link]

Monday
Aug282017

Week of 2017/08/20

[NyTimes]

  • "As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check" [nytimes]
  • "Dear iPhone: Here's Why We're Still Together After 10 Years" [nytimes]
  • "Foiling, a Pastime Worthy of Silicon Valley" [nytimes]
  • "The Rise of the Fidget Spinner and the Fall of the Well-Managed Fad" [nytimes]
  • "Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons" [nytimes]
  • "Corey E. Thomas of Rapid7 on Why Companies Succeed or Fail" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • California continues to lead the US in renewable energy [link]
  • Twitter's dilemma: What to do with Trump [link]
  • MakerStudio ARKit [link]

Sunday
Aug202017

Week of 2017/08/13

[NyTimes]

  • "The Messy, Confusing Future of TV? It's Here" [nytimes]
  • "Matthew Prince of Cloudflare on the Dangers of Fast Growth" [nytimes]
  • "A Perfume Devotee in the Land of French Fragrance" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • A Dozen Things I've Learned from Georges Doriot (the Founder of the Modern VC industry) [link]
  • Trump has huffed and puffed, with little to show for it [link]
  • Twitter's dilemma: What to do with Trump [link]
  • Build an Autonomous R/C Car with Raspberry Pi [link]