Wednesday
Jun212017

Week of 2017/06/11

[NyTimes]

  • "Whole Foods Deal Shows Amazon's Prodigious Tolerance for Risk" [nytimes]
  • "The Decline of the Baronial C.E.O." [nytimes]
  • "NASA's Newest Class of Astronauts Is Ready to Hit the Pool" [nytimes]
  • "Finland Works, Quietly, to Bury Its Nuclear Reactor Waste" [nytimes]
  • "Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels" [nytimes]
  • "Lorde Learns She Can't Party Away Her Melancholy on 'Melodrama'" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Divide and conquer: How Microsoft researchers used AI to master Ms. Pac-Man [link]
  • Apple Is Trying To Make Your iMessages Even More Private [link]
  • Apple undercuts Facebook in the augmented reality platform war [link]

Monday
Jun122017

Week of 2017/06/04

[NyTimes]

  • "Ariana Grande Brings Message of Defiance to Concert for Manchester Victims" [nytimes]
  • "Glaring Clues Led to N.S.A. Contractor in Criminal Leak Case" [nytimes]
  • "The Digital Bystander: A Citizen's Duty When the Assault Is Online" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Customer Data in China Was Sold Illegally, Police Say" [nytimes]
  • "Ponzi Scheme Meets Ransomware for a Doubly Malicious Attack" [nytimes]
  • "The Biggest, Strangest 'Batteries'" [nytimes]
  • "Mr. Trump: Stop Tweeting and Go Back to Bed" [nytimes]
  • "How Cold Brew Changed the Coffee Business" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Adam Savage Builds the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V! [link]
  • The Insane Tech That Make America's Cup Yachts Fly on Water [link]
  • Intelligent Tracking Prevention [link]
  • List of Printers Which Do or Do Not Display Tracking Dots [link]

Monday
May292017

Week of 2017/05/21

[NyTimes]

  • "NASA Spacecraft Finds a Chaotic Dance of Storms at Jupiter's Poles" [nytimes]
  • "California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change" [nytimes]
  • "Where Nestle Guzzles Water, Locals Doubt Claims of Negligible Impact" [nytimes]
  • "The Rise of the Fat Start-Up" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Sets Up Shop in the Heart of the Publishing Industry" [nytimes]
  • "The Science Behind the Flamingo's One-Legged Stance" [nytimes]
  • "Lisa Su on the Art of Setting Ambitious Goals" [nytimes]
  • "4-Year-Olds Don't Act Like Trump" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Simple math is why Elon Musk's companies keep doing what others don't even consider possible [link]
  • Curiosity May Be Vital for Truly Smart AI [link]
  • 1Password adds a 'travel mode' to keep your passwords safe at the border [link]

Wednesday
May242017

Week of 2017/05/15

[NyTimes]

  • "'The Internet Is Broken': @ev Is Trying to Salvage It" [nytimes]
  • "Netflix Defends Strategy at Cannes: 'The Culture Is Changing'" [nytimes]
  • "Washington Post, Breaking News, Is Also Breaking New Ground" [nytimes]
  • "Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future" [nytimes]
  • "First Came the Hydrogen Cars. Now, the Refilling Stations." [nytimes]
  • "Ladybugs Pack Wings and Engineering Secrets in Tidy Origami Packages" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Americans Are Paying $38 to Collect $1 of Student Debt [link]
  • The Technical Advisor for Silicon Valley on HBO: Ed McManus [link]
  • Google wants AI to manage my relationships, and that might be a good thing [link]
  • Mercedes-Benz is building cars that know the road better than you do [link]
  • Apple's New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership [link]

Tuesday
May162017

Week of 2017/05/08

[NyTimes]

  • "Why You Should Learn to Say 'No' More Often" [nytimes]
  • "Obama Defends Affordable Care Act, but Leaves Trump Out of It" [nytimes]
  • "Forget Taxes, Warren Buffett Says. The Real Problem Is Health Care." [nytimes]
  • "Hackers Find Celebrities' Weak Links in Their Vendor Chains" [nytimes]
  • "Emma Watson Wins MTV's First Gender-Neutral Acting Prize" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The reign of the $100 graphing calculator required by every US math class is finally ending [link]
  • NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale cyber-attack [link]

Tuesday
May092017

Week of 2017/05/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do if You Clicked" [nytimes]
  • "Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks" [nytimes]
  • "CNN Refuses Trump Campaign's 'Fake News' Ad" [nytimes]
  • "The Wrong Way to Fix Student Loans" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security [link]
  • Meet Relive, a startup that uses data to turn your outdoor activities into 3D animated videos [link]
  • 8,400 new Android malware samples every day [link]

Monday
May012017

Week of 2017/04/23

[NyTimes]

  • "Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)" [nytimes]
  • "The March for Science: What You Need to Know" [nytimes]
  • "Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims" [nytimes]
  • "Remembering the World's Oldest Person, in the Objects She Left Behind" [nytimes]
  • "Misty Copeland and Sally Field on the Social Significance of Their Success" [nytimes]
  • "No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car" [nytimes]
  • "As Rains Ease in the West, Cacti Shine Brighter Than Ever" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Geological Insights from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search [link]
  • Echo Look, Hands-Free Camera and Style Assistant [link]
  • My Wife Thinks I'm Crazy for Talking to Google All Day. Here's Why I Don't Care [link]

Monday
Apr242017

Week of 2017/04/16

[NyTimes]

  • "Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove" [nytimes]
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Sees Augmented Reality Ecosystem in Facebook" [nytimes]
  • "Vacation's Over: Obama Returns to Public Life Next Week" [nytimes]
  • "A New Exoplanet May Be the Most Promising Yet in Search for Signs of Life" [nytimes]
  • "The World's Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation" [nytimes]
  • "Where Did All the Black Teachers Go?" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Rise of Subscriptions and the Fall of Advertising [link]
  • Android Geo-Location Spyware Installed By Up To 5 Million Users [link]
  • The augmented reality gold rush is afoot [link]

Thursday
Apr202017

Week of 2017/04/09

[NyTimes]

  • "The Return of Lorde" [nytimes]
  • "Yes, You Can Lose Your Airplane Seat, Once You've Taken It" [nytimes]
  • "Hacking Attack Woke Up Dallas With Emergency Sirens, Officials Say" [nytimes]
  • "To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old" [nytimes]
  • "The World's Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation" [nytimes]
  • "Why You Shouldn't Walk on Escalators" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Italy's Struggling Economy Has World's Healthiest People - Bloomberg [link]
  • Crafty prisoners hid DIY computers, committed identity theft [link]
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his workers about the biggest enemy: 'Irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline.' [link]

Tuesday
Apr112017

Week of 2017/04/02

[NyTimes]

  • "Tesla Has Something Hotter Than Cars to Sell: Its Story" [nytimes]
  • "The Online Ad Industry Is Undergoing Self-Reflection. That's Good News." [nytimes]
  • "Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin" [nytimes]
  • "Reasons Not to Dismiss GPS Devices for Your Car" [nytimes]
  • "To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • 50 grand challenges for the 21st Century [link]
  • Apple fans, Android world scramble to patch Broadcom's nasty drive-by Wi-Fi security hole [link]
  • Formula 1: A technical deep dive into building the world’s fastest cars [link]
  • Commodity Ransomware Is Here [link]