Monday
Dec302013

Week of 2013/12/22

[NyTimes]

  • "Babes in a Digital Toyland: Even 3-Year-Olds Get Gadgets" [nytimes]
  • "Into the Bitcoin Mines" [nytimes]
  • "Agreement Reached to Cut Power Use by Cable Devices" [nytimes]
  • "Alan Turing, Enigma Code-Breaker and Computer Pioneer, Wins Royal Pardon" [nytimes]
  • "Free Facebook, Common Globally, Finally Comes to American Mobile Phones" [nytimes]
  • "As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books Are Reading You" [nytimes]
  • "A Lot Changes in Tech Over Four Years and 1,000 Blog Posts" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • 3 semis, 65 countries, 36 tons: Shipping my Kickstarter [link]
  • Learn to think big [link]
  • Google's Location History Browser Is A Minute-By-Minute Map Of Your Life [link]

Sunday
Dec222013

Week of 2013/12/15

[NyTimes]

  • "Researchers Hack Webcam While Disabling Warning Lights" [nytimes]
  • "Beyonce Rejects Tradition for Social Media's Power" [nytimes]
  • "F.D.A. Questions Safety of Antibacterial Soaps" [nytimes]
  • "Whole Foods Finds Success in Smaller Cities" [nytimes]
  • "Google's Road Map to Global Domination" [nytimes]
  • "The Big Squeeze" [nytimes]
  • "Ants That Can Flow Like a Fluid, or Move Like a Solid" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Sources: Target Investigating Data Breach [link]
  • That Bomb-Hoaxing Harvard Student Was Using Tor, But They Caught Him Anyway [link]
  • Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer [link]
  • An Engineer's guide to Stock Options [link]

Sunday
Dec152013

Week of 2013/12/08

[NyTimes]

  • "Spies' Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls" [nytimes]
  • "After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought" [nytimes]
  • "Schools Use Web Tools, and Data Is Seen at Risk" [nytimes]
  • "'Story First, Maps Second'" [nytimes]
  • "Instagram Introduces Private Messaging" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • With the New Gmail, People Will Know When You Open That Message [link]
  • Chinese spacecraft lands on moon [link]
  • Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid [link]

Sunday
Dec082013

Week of 2013/12/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95" [nytimes]
  • "As Hospital Prices Soar, a Single Stitch Tops $500" [nytimes]
  • "After Snowden Revelations, a Changed World for Journalists" [nytimes]
  • "Dear Internet, Thank You for Introducing Us" [nytimes]
  • "The Allure of the Print Book" [nytimes]
  • "Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Floats the Notion of Delivery Drones" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Scientist-developed malware covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound [link]
  • This Popular Flashlight App Has Been Secretly Your Sharing Location And Device ID [link]
  • Salesforce responds to hackathon controversy by awarding $1M to the runner-up [link]

Sunday
Dec012013

Week of 2013/11/24

[NyTimes]

  • "Backlash by the Bay: Tech Riches Alter a City" [nytimes]
  • "A Rise in Attention and Price for Cryptocurrencies" [nytimes]
  • "Drones Offer Journalists a Wider View" [nytimes]
  • "Mario Tries to Rescue His Console" [nytimes]
  • "Danger Lurks in That Mickey Mouse Couch" [nytimes]
  • "Invasion of the Annual Reviews" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Forget about the NSA for a minute: The internet of things could kill the little white lie [link]
  • Nissan Leaf passes autonoumous driving test on Japanese highway [link]

Monday
Nov252013

Week of 2013/11/17

[NyTimes]

  • "More Freedom on the Airplane, if Nowhere Else" [nytimes]
  • "In a North Face Jacket, a Reversible Appeal" [nytimes]
  • "A Start-Up That Wants to Be the 'Anti-Yelp'" [nytimes]
  • "Jess Lee of Polyvore, on the Value of Simplicity" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Say hello to Safeplug, Pogoplug's $49 Tor-in-a-box for anonymous surfing [link]
  • Putting the Wolfram Language (and Mathematica) on Every Raspberry Pi [link]
  • Autodesk's Idea to Knit the Hyperloop Out of Carbon Fiber [link]

Monday
Nov182013

Week of 2013/11/10

[NyTimes]

  • "Elon Musk's Next Blue Sky Idea" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Web Services Gets Personal and Pretty" [nytimes]
  • "Postal Service to Make Sunday Deliveries for Amazon" [nytimes]
  • "Switzerland's Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Autodesk's Idea to Knit the Hyperloop Out of Carbon Fiber [link]
  • Little Data: How do we query personal data? [link]
  • Asciinema [link]

Sunday
Nov102013

Week of 2013/11/03

[NyTimes]

  • "Twitter as the Yin to Facebook's Yang" [nytimes]
  • "Nest's Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Twitter's Big Day: Why Zero Profits Make for a Great IPO [link]
  • How Jack Dorsey approached the payments market: As a buyer [link]
  • One Potential Problem With Geoengineering: Less Rain [link]
  • Apple: "Our Business Does Not Depend On Collecting Personal Data" [link]
  • 9 Foundational Software and Services for Startups [link]

Tuesday
Nov052013

Week of 2013/10/27

[NyTimes]

  • "N.S.A. Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad" [nytimes]
  • "Adobe Hacking Attack Was Bigger Than Previously Thought" [nytimes]
  • "On the Road to Autonomous, a Pause at Extrasensory" [nytimes]
  • "Warily, Schools Watch Students on the Internet" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How To Avoid CryptoLocker Ransomware [link]
  • The Role Of Personal Chemistry In Investment Selection [link]
  • Harrison Ford Pierces Jimmy Fallon's Ear [link]

Wednesday
Oct302013

Week of 2013/10/20

[NyTimes]

  • "LinkedIn's New Mobile App Called 'a Dream for Attackers'" [nytimes]
  • "Allegation of U.S. Spying on Merkel Puts Obama at Crossroads" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Exploits Microsoft Hesitation on Office" [nytimes]
  • "Senator Raises Questions About Protecting Student Data" [nytimes]
  • "What's That Smell? Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeast" [nytimes]
  • "Ma'am, Your Burger Has Been Paid For" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service [link]
  • Compete to win the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon [link]
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks [link]
  • Ask forgiveness, not permission [link]