Sunday
Jul152018

Week of 2018/07/08

[NyTimes]

  • "'Still Can't Believe It Worked': The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue" [nytimes]
  • "Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments" [nytimes]
  • "Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy" [nytimes]
  • "This Snail Goes Through Metamorphosis. Then It Never Has to Eat Again." [nytimes]
  • "I Used Apple's New Controls to Limit a Teenager's iPhone Time (and It Worked!)" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Can you trust Big Tech to cure you of your smartphone habit? [link]
  • How to fix reinforcement learning [link]

Sunday
Jul082018

Week of 2018/07/01

[NyTimes]

  • "The Millennial Socialists Are Coming" [nytimes]
  • "Can Elon Musk and Tesla Reinvent the Way Cars Are Made?" [nytimes]
  • "How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What's on Tonight" [nytimes]
  • "The Rise of the Stressed-Out Urban Camper" [nytimes]
  • "The Balancing Act of Arches" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free [link]
  • I couldn't test-drive Radio Flyer’s Star Wars landspeeder, but my 5-year-old did [link]
  • Swiss Investors On What Silicon Valley Can Learn About Blockchain Adoption From 'Crypto Valley' [link]
  • Cruel pranksters made NYC internet kiosks play ice cream truck tunes [link]

Monday
Jul022018

Week of 2018/06/24

[NyTimes]

  • "California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy" [nytimes]
  • "We Have Reached Peak Screen. Now Revolution Is in the Air." [nytimes]
  • "Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free [link]
  • This device will literally tell you how much you stink [link]
  • Hands-On with Lightform Projection Mapping! [link]
  • Facebook drops solar-powered Internet drone business, cans Aquila [link]

Monday
Jun252018

Week of 2018/06/17

[NyTimes]

  • "Review: 'Incredibles 2' Is a Fast Blast (With Red Flags)" [nytimes]
  • "Christo's Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats." [nytimes]
  • "At Snapchat, Redrawing the Bounds of Reality" [nytimes]
  • "Chicago Says Elon Musk's Boring Company to Build High-Speed Link to O'Hare" [nytimes]
  • "The Winners and Losers From the AT&T Verdict" [nytimes]
  • "Why We Are So Vulnerable to Charlatans Like Trump" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem [link]
  • Ford's Detroit Investments Are Bigger Than a Train Station [link]
  • The Story Behind Susan Kare's Iconic Design Work for Apple [link]
  • ARKit 2: Why Apple keeps pushing AR, and how it works in iOS 12 [link]

Sunday
Jun102018

Week of 2018/06/04

[NyTimes]

  • "In the World of Cryptocurrency, Even Good Projects Can Go Bad" [nytimes]
  • "Booking With Airbnb? Here's Your Survival Guide" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • 'He would be an incredible president': Steve Kerr is US sport's voice of reason [link]
  • Lightform Projected AR Platform [link]
  • Apple announces a very international group of Apple Design Award winners [link]
  • Unfortunately, the Electric Scooters Are Fantastic [link]
  • Uber keeps on truckin' as Freight expands nationwide [link]
  • The Nissan Recon is the Camper Van You Don't Know You Want [link]
  • A Beginner's Guide to Blockchain Programming [link]

Sunday
Jun032018

Week of 2018/05/27

[NyTimes]

  • "Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not" [nytimes]
  • "18 Hours and 45 Minutes: Longest Commercial Flight Returns to Service" [nytimes]
  • "Pret A Manger, U.K. Sandwich Chain, Is Sold to Food Giant JAB" [nytimes]
  • "Colliders, Sundials and Wonder: When Science Is Your Destination" [nytimes]
  • "Breathe Deep: How the Antarctic Sea Spider Gets Oxygen" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • China just invited the world to its space station [link]
  • Can the world's largest rewilding project restore Patagonia's beauty? [link]
  • Herrera investigates Uber, Lyft over driver pay and benefits - City Attorney of San Francisco [link]
  • San Francisco Announces Next Steps in Regulating Shared, Powered Scooters [link]

Tuesday
May292018

Week of 2018/05/20

[NyTimes]

  • "U.S. News Outlets Block European Readers Over New Privacy Rules" [nytimes]
  • "Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them" [nytimes]
  • "Thanks, Meghan Markle, We Needed That" [nytimes]
  • "Who Spends $140,000 on a CryptoKitty?" [nytimes]
  • "Is This the World's Most Diverse National Park?" [nytimes]
  • "A D.I.Y. Trip Through Alaska's Inside Passage" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • This Armada of Saildrones Could Conquer the Ocean [link]
  • Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition [link]
  • San Francisco Announces Next Steps in Regulating Shared, Powered Scooters [link]
  • Apple now lets you download a copy of all the data it has on you [link]

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]