Tuesday
Jul212015

Week of 2015/07/12

[NyTimes]

  • "Pluto's Portrait From New Horizons: Ice Mountains and No Craters" [nytimes]
  • "Trying to Win the Public's Trust With Autonomous Cars, at 120 M.P.H." [nytimes]
  • "Lawrence Summers to Join Board of ‘Hyperdata’ Start-Up" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Tesla's Musk: New 'ludicrous' mode shoots Model S to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds [link]
  • Nintendo was right about the Wii U. We were wrong. [link]
  • The end of capitalism has begun [link]
  • An Identity Thief Explains the Art of Emptying Your Bank Account [link]

Monday
Jul132015

Week of 2015/07/05

[NyTimes]

  • "Hacking of Government Computers Exposed 21.5 Million People" [nytimes]
  • "New, Simple 'Buy' Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers" [nytimes]
  • "Arianna Huffington's Improbable, Insatiable Content Machine" [nytimes]
  • "For Start-Ups, How Many Angels Is Too Many?" [nytimes]
  • "Reinventing Google for a Mobile World" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Stop Designing for Millennials [link]
  • The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio [link]
  • Wealthfront: Silicon Valley Tech at Wall Street Prices [link]

Tuesday
Jul072015

Week of 2015/06/28

[NyTimes]

  • "How Television Won the Internet" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Music Makes Debut With D.J. Carrying the Flag" [nytimes]
  • "When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too" [nytimes]
  • "SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Launch to Space Station" [nytimes]
  • "Letter of Recommendation: Alternative Search Engines" [nytimes]
  • "Google Photos Mistakenly Labels Black People 'Gorillas'" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Future of UI Design? Old-School Text Messages [link]
  • What Is a Leap Second Anyway, and Why Do We Use It? [link]

Tuesday
Jun302015

Week of 2015/06/21

[NyTimes]

  • "Start-Ups Finding the Best Employees Are Actually Employed" [nytimes]
  • "Tech Companies Fly High on Fantasy Accounting" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Echo, a.k.a. Alexa, Is a Personal Aide in Need of Schooling" [nytimes]
  • "Jim Dolce of Lookout, on Achieving Breakthroughs in Small Bites" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • A power plant for the Internet: our newest data center in Alabama [link]
  • Exclusive: Satya Nadella reveals Microsoft's new mission statement, sees 'tough choices' ahead [link]
  • The Future of UI Design? Old-School Text Messages [link]
  • Does It Tell A Story? [link]

Tuesday
Jun232015

Week of 2015/06/14

[NyTimes]

  • "As Stress Drives Off Drone Operators, Air Force Must Cut Flights" [nytimes]
  • "Virtual Reality Headsets Raise Very Real Concerns" [nytimes]
  • "Cardinals Investigated for Hacking Into Astros' Database" [nytimes]
  • "Moving Wikipedia From Computer to Many, Many Bookshelves" [nytimes]
  • "Prom Accessories: Corsages, Limousines and Liability Waivers" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How does Facebook plant its garden? In sync with nature [link]
  • A look inside Google's Data Center Networks [link]

Tuesday
Jun162015

Week of 2015/06/07

[NyTimes]

  • "Apple Music Is Unveiled, Along With Upgrades for iPhone and Mac OS" [nytimes]
  • "A Music-Sharing Network for the Unconnected" [nytimes]
  • "EBay and PayPal Revise Their User Agreements, and Hit a Nerve" [nytimes]
  • "What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul" [nytimes]
  • "Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • An Inside Look at Facebook's Approach to Automation and Human Work [link]
  • An introduction to immutable infrastructure [link]
  • What is code? [link]

Tuesday
Jun092015

Week of 2015/05/31

[NyTimes]

  • "Every Virus a Person Has Had Can Be Seen in a Drop of Blood, Researchers Find" [nytimes]
  • "Sharing Data, but Not Happily" [nytimes]
  • "Upload the Pictures, and Let Google Photos Do the Rest" [nytimes]
  • "Mark Zuckerberg, Let Me Pay for Facebook" [nytimes]
  • "U.S. Was Warned of System Open to Cyberattacks" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Korea's Team KAIST wins the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge [link]
  • Five Reasons To Shoot Film [link]
  • How Is Critical 'Life or Death' Software Tested? [link]

Sunday
May312015

Week of 2015/05/24

[NyTimes]

  • "A Murky Road Ahead for Android, Despite Market Dominance" [nytimes]
  • "How Netflix Keeps Finding Itself on the Same Side as Regulators" [nytimes]
  • "John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a 'Beautiful Mind,' Dies at 86" [nytimes]
  • "Relax, the Terminator Is Far Away" [nytimes]
  • "Switzerland: Scientists Find the Secret to the Holes in Swiss Cheese: Hay Dust" [nytimes]
  • "Why Do We Experience Awe?" [nytimes]
  • "Nature's Waste Management Crews" [nytimes]
  • "Lori Senecal on Coaching When the Bar Is High" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Thieves steal tax data for 100,000 from an IRS website [link]
  • Being a Better Online Reader [link]

Monday
May252015

Week of 2015/05/17

[NyTimes]

  • "Low U.S. Rail Spending Leads to Poor Safety, Experts Say" [nytimes]
  • "Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life" [nytimes]
  • "Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions" [nytimes]
  • "Jacob Jensen, Designer in Danish Modern Style, Dies at 89" [nytimes]
  • "'Inside Out,' Pixar’s New Movie From Pete Docter, Goes Inside the Mind" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Nobody wants your wearable [link]
  • Ford Makes Backing Up a Trailer as Easy as Turning a Knob [link]
  • Google's Homemade Self-Driving Cars to Hit Roads This Summer [link]

Wednesday
May202015

Week of 2015/05/10

[NyTimes]

  • "For Verizon and AOL, Mobile Is a Magic Word" [nytimes]
  • "Astronomers Measure Distance to Farthest Galaxy Yet" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Google's Homemade Self-Driving Cars to Hit Roads This Summer [link]
  • Guide to Technical Development [link]
  • Instant Apps for the Apple Watch with the Wolfram Language [link]
  • The future is now, and it's using AWS Lambda [link]
  • How Distributed Electric Propulsion Will Change the Way We Design Flying Vehicles [link]