Monday
May232016

Week of 2016/05/15

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook 'Trending' List Skewed by Individual Judgment, Not Institutional Bias" [nytimes]
  • "To Tip or Not to Tip Your Uber Driver" [nytimes]
  • "Start-Ups Once Showered With Cash Now Have to Work for It" [nytimes]
  • "Are You Successful? If So, You've Already Won the Lottery" [nytimes]
  • "In Audi's Virtual Cockpit, Technology Is Your Co-Pilot" [nytimes]
  • "A Service to Pay Off High-Interest Credit Cards, but a Bad Time to Start" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Shifts From Genius Bars to Genius Groves, Hoping Patrons Linger" [nytimes]
  • "The Fragmented Society" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • 'Hyper-Reality': A provocative glimpse into an augmented reality future [link]
  • Tesloop offers city-to-city autonomous travel in a Tesla [link]
  • The Obsessive, Secretive Race to Make the Perfect Tire for Electric Cars [link]
  • Let's Use Self-Driving Cars to Fix America’s Busted Infrastructure [link]
  • Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis [link]

Thursday
May192016

Week of 2016/05/08

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook Issues Its Policy on News Content" [nytimes]
  • "New Breach Reported in Global Bank Network" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much [link]
  • Google takes a stand against predatory lending ads [link]
  • Amazon DSSTNE: Deep Scalable Sparse Tensor Network Engine [link]

Tuesday
May102016

Week of 2016/05/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Hackers' $81 Million Sneak Attack on World Banking" [nytimes]
  • "The Digital Afterlife of Lost Family Photos" [nytimes]
  • "The Smallest Fingers on the Trigger" [nytimes]
  • "In the Race to Pay, Mobile Wallets Win" [nytimes]
  • "Michael Bloomberg Says Both Parties Have Demagogues in Presidential Race" [nytimes]
  • "Lured by Seattle's Tech Boom, but Being Left Behind" [nytimes]
  • "Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Bends the Rules of Audience Engagement to Its Advantage" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Who Invented Homework? [link]
  • Google : End Of The Online Advertising Bubble [link]
  • The Self-Driving Car of the Future Comes With ... a Bookshelf [link]

Sunday
May012016

Week of 2016/04/24

[NyTimes]

  • "SpaceX Says It Plans to Send a Probe to Mars" [nytimes]
  • "30 Years After Chernobyl Disaster, Shelter Nears Completion" [nytimes]
  • "VW Presentation in '06 Showed How to Foil Emissions Tests" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Posts Strong Profit, Thanks to Its Cloud" [nytimes]
  • "A Private Equity Alum's Guide to Better Payday Lenders" [nytimes]
  • "Oklahoma's Unabashed Attack on Abortion" [nytimes]
  • "Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal" [nytimes]
  • "Android Faces Monopoly Claims as Its Users Tackle an Abundance of Choices" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves [link]
  • The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life [link]

Sunday
Apr242016

Week of 2016/04/17

[NyTimes]

  • "Prince, a Master of Playing Music and Distributing It" [nytimes]
  • "'Whole Foods Effect': When Small Food Makers Get the Call to Go Big" [nytimes]
  • "The Minecraft Generation" [nytimes]
  • "A New Map for America" [nytimes]
  • "Amy Pressman of Medallia: Bored by 'Yes,' Inspired by 'No'" [nytimes]
  • "In Towering Redwoods, an Abundance of Tiny, Unseen Life" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • When a nation is hacked: Understanding the ginormous Philippines data breach [link]
  • The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo [link]
  • Dyson dryers hurl 60X more viruses - most at kid-face height - than other dryers [link]
  • Tesla gives owners free trial of its self-driving future [link]
  • Tested: Driving the Tesla Model X w/ Autopilot! [link]

Monday
Apr182016

Week of 2016/04/10

[NyTimes]

  • "Scientists Unveil New 'Tree of Life'" [nytimes]
  • "Uncovering a Deep-Sea Swarm of Zombie Crabs" [nytimes]
  • "Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes" [nytimes]
  • "Behind Fake Degrees From Pakistan, a Maze of Deceit" [nytimes]
  • "Congratulations! You've Been Fired" [nytimes]
  • "Chinese Scions' Song: My Daddy's Rich and My Lamborghini's Good-Looking" [nytimes]
  • "Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • When a nation is hacked: Understanding the ginormous Philippines data breach [link]
  • Hands-on with HoloLens: On the cusp of a revolution [link]
  • The Lytro Cinema Camera Lets Filmmakers Adjust Their Movie Scenes After They've Shot Them [link]
  • SpaceX's Landing Drone Ship Is Just As Complicated As The Rocket [link]
  • 10 Things Facebook's Given Away to Take Over the World [link]

Friday
Apr152016

Week of 2016/04/03

[NyTimes]

  • "On Fifth Try, Mission Accomplished for SpaceX Booster Rocket" [nytimes]
  • "WhatsApp Messaging Service Introduces Full Encryption" [nytimes]
  • "An Activism-Shy BlackRock Throws a Surprise Punch" [nytimes]
  • "San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Parental Leave" [nytimes]
  • "Gay Rights Battle Heats Up in Mississippi and North Carolina" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Nest Reminds Customers That Ownership Isn't What It Used to Be [link]
  • US Cities Aren't Nearly Ready for the Arrival of Self-Driving Cars [link]
  • Magnified Peacock Feathers Look Like Pure Woven Magic [link]

Monday
Apr042016

Week of 2016/03/27

[NyTimes]

  • "Orders for Tesla's Model 3 Surge Even Before Its Unveiling" [nytimes]
  • "San Francisco, 'the Silicon Valley of Recycling'" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Looks to Artificial Intelligence for the Next Big Thing" [nytimes]
  • "Car-Pooling Helps Uber Go the Extra Mile" [nytimes]
  • "Valeant's Accounting Error a Warning Sign of Bigger Problems" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Tesla's Electric Cars Aren't as Green as You Might Think [link]
  • Untethered and unguided: Our first deep look at HoloLens [link]
  • Nexar is more than a simple dashcam recording app [link]
  • Steve Urkel's Isetta Finds Second Life as a Teensy Electric Car [link]
  • Why apps like Siri and Cortana need to understand suicide [link]

Tuesday
Mar292016

Week of 2016/03/20

[NyTimes]

  • "The Race Is On to Control Artificial Intelligence, and Tech's Future" [nytimes]
  • "Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries" [nytimes]
  • "Square Teams Up With Facebook to Offer Ads That Can Be Gauged" [nytimes]
  • "Cities to Untangle Traffic Snarls, With Help From Alphabet Unit" [nytimes]
  • "Low Gas Prices Create a Detour on the Road to Greater Fuel Economy" [nytimes]
  • "Chip-Card Payment System Delays Frustrate Retailers" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • An Ode To The Rice Cooker, The Smartest Kitchen Appliance I've Ever Owned [link]
  • Why smart people are better off with fewer friends [link]
  • Do jobs run in families? [link]

Sunday
Mar272016

Week of 2016/03/13

[NyTimes]

  • "Where Computers Defeat Humans, and Where They Can't" [nytimes]
  • "7 Virtual Reality Highlights From the Game Developers Conference" [nytimes]
  • "Twitter Rules Out Long Tweets, Sticking to 140-Character Limit" [nytimes]
  • "Samsung's Smartphones Aren't the Problem (Just Prune the Bad Apps)" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Sacha Baron Cohen mimics Jonny Ive to promote his new movie [link]
  • How a Playmobil Factory Pumps Out 100 Million Tiny People a Year [link]
  • Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard [link]