Sunday
Dec272015

Week of 2015/12/20

[NyTimes]

  • "Why Do I Have to Call This App 'Julie'?" [nytimes]
  • "SpaceX Successfully Lands Rocket After Launch of Satellites Into Orbit" [nytimes]
  • "Beyond 'Star Wars,' a Dark Force Looms for Disney: Cord-Cutting" [nytimes]
  • "Our Misplaced Nostalgia for Cassette Tapes" [nytimes]
  • "VW Executive Had a Pivotal Role as Car Maker Struggled With Emissions" [nytimes]
  • "Sued Over Old Debt, and Blocked From Suing Back" [nytimes]
  • "Hospitality and Gambling Interests Delay Closing of Billion-Dollar Tax Loophole" [nytimes]
  • "The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Why I'm leaving Spotify after six years [link]

Tuesday
Dec222015

Week of 2015/12/13

[NyTimes]

  • "'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Delivers the Thrills, With a Touch of Humanity" [nytimes]
  • "Navigation Systems Still Show the Way, but Also Make the Route Safer" [nytimes]
  • "Gossip and Scandal Lead Google's Top Searches in 2015" [nytimes]
  • "In a Self-Serve World, Start-Ups Find Value in Human Helpers" [nytimes]
  • "Water's Big (and Then Bigger) Bounce" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • TechTrends 2016 - frog [link]
  • Congress will give NASA nearly $20 billion next year [link]
  • Rinspeed Etos is the most ridiculous BMW i8 yet [link]

Tuesday
Dec152015

Week of 2015/12/06

[NyTimes]

  • "Taming Carbon Emissions From the 'Invisible' Shipping Industry" [nytimes]
  • "Tech Toys to Inspire a Child's Imagination" [nytimes]
  • "The Internet's Loop of Action and Reaction Is Worsening" [nytimes]
  • "Delta Bans Hoverboards, Citing Batteries' Safety Risk" [nytimes]
  • "Tiny Homes You Can Collect" [nytimes]
  • "Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures: Aim to See Beneath the Surface" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Volkwagen and the Blame The Engineer Game [link]
  • Facebook to open-source AI hardware design [link]

Monday
Dec072015

Week of 2015/11/29

[NyTimes]

  • "Zuckerberg's Philanthropy Uses L.L.C. for More Control" [nytimes]
  • "Boston Consulting's Most Innovative Companies: Lessons From a Decade of Ranking" [nytimes]
  • "Scientists Seek Moratorium on Edits to Human Genome That Could Be Inherited" [nytimes]
  • "NASA Set to Launch Supply Ship to Space Station" [nytimes]
  • "Digital Culture, Meet Analog Fever" [nytimes]
  • "Our Year of Living Airbnb" [nytimes]
  • "Security Breach at Toy Maker VTech Includes Data on Children" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Scrooge-like charities ruin more than Christmas for everyone [link]
  • Driverless vehicles and the future of L.A. transportation [link]
  • Epson Develops the World's First Office Papermaking System that Turns Waste Paper into New Paper [link]
  • Swift Programming Language [link]

Monday
Nov302015

Week of 2015/11/22

[NyTimes]

  • "A Car Dealers Won't Sell: It's Electric" [nytimes]
  • "Adele's '25' on Track to Break Sales Records" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Is Growing Up, Giving Parents a Break" [nytimes]
  • "For Auto Enthusiasts, the Right to Tinker With Cars' Software" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Square's new reader arrives to accept mobile payments and chip cards [link]
  • 'Smart' highways, not bullet trains, for California [link]
  • Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race [link]
  • Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon [link]

Sunday
Nov222015

Week of 2015/11/15

[NyTimes]

  • "Mass Surveillance Isn't the Answer to Fighting Terrorism" [nytimes]
  • "A Reality Check for Microsoft's HoloLens" [nytimes]
  • "How Amazon's Long Game Yielded a Retail Juggernaut" [nytimes]
  • "On Fake Instagram, a Chance to Be Real" [nytimes]
  • "Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,' Katniss's Final Battle" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • What Is Disruptive Innovation? [link]
  • Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook [link]
  • Muji, the Japanese emporium of minimalist housewares, now makes houses, too [link]
  • 79 interesting facts about Pixar [link]

Wednesday
Nov182015

Week of 2015/11/08

[NyTimes]

  • "TAG Heuer, Intel and Google Raise the Stakes in Smartwatches" [nytimes]
  • "The Dream Life of Driverless Cars" [nytimes]
  • "Gentlemen, Start Your Drones" [nytimes]
  • "A Texas Utility Offers a Nighttime Special: Free Electricity" [nytimes]
  • "What It Takes to Save a Mockingjay" [nytimes]
  • "After a Mass Extinction, Only the Small Survive" [nytimes]
  • "Why Free Can Be a Problem on the Internet" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Review: Apple iPad Pro [link]
  • Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit [link]

Sunday
Nov082015

Week of 2015/11/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Revenue Surges 41%, as Mobile Advertising and Users Keep Growing" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Adds New Perks for Workers and Opens a Bookstore" [nytimes]
  • "Elon Musk Says Never Mind the Hiccups, Tesla Is on Track" [nytimes]
  • "What We Owe the MythBusters" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Facebook Now Lets Candidates Target Political Fanatics [link]
  • New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove [link]
  • Google Hackers Battle One Another To Uncover 'Serious' Flaws In Samsung Galaxy 6S Edge [link]
  • Why Static Website Generators Are The Next Big Thing [link]

Monday
Nov022015

Week of 2015/10/25

[NyTimes]

  • "New Mobile Search Start-up Focuses on Apps" [nytimes]
  • "The New Apple TV Invigorates the Set-Top Box" [nytimes]
  • "Jaguars-Bills Streaming Experiment a Success, for What It Is" [nytimes]
  • "Daily Report: IBM's New Weatherman Is Named Watson" [nytimes]
  • "Backlash Grows Over SXSW Interactive's Canceled Video Game Panels" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Snapchat's new 'scary' privacy policy has left users outraged [link]
  • Yamaha's robot motorcycle rider could challenge real racers [link]
  • Facebook Workers Ditch iPhones in Push for World Conquest [link]

Sunday
Oct252015

Week of 2015/10/18

[NyTimes]

  • "2015, When the Future Was Bright, in 'Back to the Future'" [nytimes]
  • "Quantum Theory Experiment Said to Prove 'Spooky' Interactions" [nytimes]
  • "Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion" [nytimes]
  • "How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones" [nytimes]
  • "Microsoft's Rule-Breaking Vision of a Future With Countless Devices" [nytimes]
  • "Longing for the Innocence of Playboy" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • This Guy Obsessively Recorded His Private Data for 10 Years [link]
  • Tesla autopilot: The 10 most important things you need to know [link]
  • Adventures in financial and software engineering [link]
  • How Two Guys Lost God and Found $40 Million [link]