Tuesday
Aug252015

Week of 2015/08/16

[NyTimes]

  • "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace" [nytimes]
  • "Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web" [nytimes]
  • "Upstarts Raid Giants for Talent in Silicon Valley" [nytimes]
  • "Don Charlton of Jazz on the Power of Candid Questions" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Facebook Should Pay All of Us [link]
  • A visit to Christoph Niemann's studio, where he's "making imperfections fun" [link]
  • F1 Race Starts Are About to Get Way More Interesting [link]

Sunday
Aug162015

Week of 2015/08/09

[NyTimes]

  • "Alphabet? Google Might Get Some Letters" [nytimes]
  • "Growing Vegetables in Space, NASA Astronauts Tweet Their Lunch" [nytimes]
  • "When Online Loan Applications Lead to Unauthorized Bank Account Debits" [nytimes]
  • "Can We Interest You in Teaching?" [nytimes]
  • "Siri, Tell Me a Joke. No, a Funny One." [nytimes]
  • "Keeping Skyscrapers From Blowing in the Wind" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Twitter Reacts to Google Creating Alphabet: 'Now It Can Be Evil!' [link]
  • G is for Google [link]
  • There's one glaring flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 strategy [link]

Sunday
Aug092015

Week of 2015/08/02

[NyTimes]

  • "The Internet of Things and the Future of Farming" [nytimes]
  • "Hackers Exploit 'Flash' Vulnerability in Yahoo Ads" [nytimes]
  • "Incurable American Excess" [nytimes]
  • "North Korea to Move 30 Minutes Backward to Create Its Own Time Zone" [nytimes]
  • "An Old Songbook Could Put 'Happy Birthday' in the Public Domain" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Researchers can take complete control of Android phones [link]
  • GEs New Cloud May Be the Most Tempting Hacker Bait Ever [link]
  • Firefox security glitch exploited by malicious ad that could steal users' local files [link]
  • The real secret to success in Silicon Valley, according to a Stanford professor [link]

Tuesday
Aug042015

Week of 2015/07/26

[NyTimes]

  • "Facebook Posts Solid Gains, a Feat Eluding Rivals" [nytimes]
  • "Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking" [nytimes]
  • "Researcher Says Can Hack GM's OnStar App, Open Vehicle, Start Engine" [nytimes]
  • "Steep Discounts a Boon for Customers, but a Gamble for Start-Ups" [nytimes]
  • "In Microsoft’s Nokia Debacle, a View of an Industry’s Feet of Clay" [nytimes]
  • "How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The F-35 Fighter Jet Is Finally Ready for Combat [link]
  • Dream killer: 4 nasty truths about U.S. fintech [link]
  • Use Safari instead of Chrome, get an extra hour of battery. [link]
  • A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning [link]

Thursday
Jul302015

Week of 2015/07/19

[NyTimes]

  • "In Apple Watch Debut, Signs of a Familiar Path to Success" [nytimes]
  • "Ruth Porat May Be Just What Investors Think Google Needs" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Web-Connected Car Is Cool, Until Hackers Cut Your Brakes [link]
  • Vulnerability Warning: Hackers Can Haunt Homes Hitting Horrible Honeywell Security Holes [link]
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion caused by faulty strut [link]

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]