Sunday
Oct182015

Week of 2015/10/11

[NyTimes]

  • "Tesla Adds High-Speed Autonomous Driving to Its Bag of Tricks" [nytimes]
  • "Alexandra Wilkis Wilson on the Art of Recovering From a Wrong Note" [nytimes]
  • "Dell Announces Purchase of EMC for $67 Billion" [nytimes]
  • "For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds" [nytimes]
  • "Scottish Nurse Who Had Ebola Is Back in Hospital and Critically Ill" [nytimes]
  • "Behind the Failure of Leap Transit's Gentrified Buses in San Francisco" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Talking the safety of self-driving cars with Volvo [link]
  • Kilogram conflict resolved at last [link]
  • Apple ordered to pay $234 million to university for infringing patent [link]
  • How Pixar Changed All The Rules To Make The Good Dinosaur A Stunning Masterpiece [link]

Sunday
Oct112015

Week of 2015/10/04

[NyTimes]

  • "Data Transfer Pact Between U.S. and Europe Is Ruled Invalid" [nytimes]
  • "YouTube's Young Viewers Are Becoming Its Creators" [nytimes]
  • "Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at NASA Is to Keep It That Way." [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Victory in California! Gov. Brown Signs CalECPA, Requiring Police to Get a Warrant Before Accessing Your Data [link]
  • Only in Japan: the robot that's a smartphone that's a robot [link]
  • Microsoft's Very Good Day [link]
  • The DMV is publishing self-driving car accident reports [link]
  • Are Bosses Necessary? [link]
  • The New York Times strategy memo [link]

Tuesday
Oct062015

Week of 2015/09/27

[NyTimes]

  • "Apple iPhone 6s Breaks First-Weekend Sales Record" [nytimes]
  • "Mars Shows Signs of Having Flowing Water, Possible Niches for Life, NASA Says" [nytimes]
  • "Is There Too Much TV to Choose From?" [nytimes]
  • "Stop Googling. Let's Talk." [nytimes]
  • "Me and My Jetta: How VW Broke My Heart" [nytimes]
  • "Why Everything Is Bad for You" [nytimes]
  • "That Stinky Cheese Is a Result of Evolutionary Overdrive" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How the Body's Trillions of Clocks Keep Time [link]
  • Experian hack affected 15 million T-Mobile customers [link]
  • Car-Hacking Tool Turns Repair Shops Into Malware 'Brothels' [link]

Monday
Sep282015

Week of 2015/09/20

[NyTimes]

  • "Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot Under the Hood" [nytimes]
  • "As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West" [nytimes]
  • "Why Everything Is Bad for You" [nytimes]
  • "Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87; His Type Designs Show You the Way" [nytimes]
  • "The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How the Body's Trillions of Clocks Keep Time [link]
  • NASA's new app helps airlines cut flight-times and fuel consumption [link]
  • Watch These Drones Autonomously Assemble a Rope Bridge [link]

Wednesday
Sep232015

Week of 2015/09/13

[NyTimes]

  • "Enabling of Ad Blocking in Apple's iOS 9 Prompts Backlash" [nytimes]
  • "Apple and Google Create a Buzz at Frankfurt Motor Show" [nytimes]
  • "Volkswagen Is Told to Recall Nearly 500,000 Vehicles Over Emissions Software" [nytimes]
  • "Coming Soon to Facebook: A 'Dislike' Button" [nytimes]
  • "Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers [link]
  • Malware XcodeGhost Infects 39 iOS Apps, Including WeChat, Affecting Hundreds of Millions of Users [link]
  • Hacker Lexicon: A Guide to Ransomware, the Scary Hack That's on the Rise [link]
  • Kardashian website security flaw exposes data for over 600,000 users [link]
  • Watch These Drones Autonomously Assemble a Rope Bridge [link]
  • What Technology Can't Change About Happiness [link]

Tuesday
Sep152015

Week of 2015/09/06

[NyTimes]

  • "Humanizing Technology: A History of Human-Computer Interaction" [nytimes]
  • "Can Companies Excel Without Making Workers Miserable?" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Nest outage cuts remote users off from Dropcams, thermostats [link]
  • I bought a thousand dollar phone at 3AM in my underpants - and I was not alone [link]
  • New iPhone Means We'll Soon Escape the Captivity of Carriers [link]
  • 5 Best Apps from Apple Design Awards [link]

Friday
Sep042015

Week of 2015/08/30

[NyTimes]

  • "'Star Wars' Fans Flock to Midnight Store Openings for New Toys" [nytimes]
  • "Google's Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers" [nytimes]
  • "Hacking Victims Deserve Empathy, Not Ridicule" [nytimes]
  • "The Selfie-Drone: Invasion of the Vacation Snatchers" [nytimes]
  • "Scrutiny of Security Start-Ups May Signal Shift in Venture Funding" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Fast food reinvented? Eatsa, a fully automated restaurant, opens today [link]
  • Grand illusions [link]
  • The mysterious origins of punctuation [link]

Tuesday
Sep012015

Week of 2015/08/23

[NyTimes]

  • "Virginia Shooting Gone Viral, in a Well-Planned Rollout on Social Media" [nytimes]
  • "Stop Universities From Hoarding Money" [nytimes]
  • "The Meaning of Serena Williams" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Amazon's Hardware Isn't About You, and That's the Problem [link]
  • How a Retro Camcorder App Became a Huge iPhone Hit [link]
  • BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty) [link]
  • Review: Tesla Model S P90D [link]

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]