Friday
Apr152016

Week of 2016/04/03

[NyTimes]

  • "On Fifth Try, Mission Accomplished for SpaceX Booster Rocket" [nytimes]
  • "WhatsApp Messaging Service Introduces Full Encryption" [nytimes]
  • "An Activism-Shy BlackRock Throws a Surprise Punch" [nytimes]
  • "San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Parental Leave" [nytimes]
  • "Gay Rights Battle Heats Up in Mississippi and North Carolina" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Nest Reminds Customers That Ownership Isn't What It Used to Be [link]
  • US Cities Aren't Nearly Ready for the Arrival of Self-Driving Cars [link]
  • Magnified Peacock Feathers Look Like Pure Woven Magic [link]

Monday
Apr042016

Week of 2016/03/27

[NyTimes]

  • "Orders for Tesla's Model 3 Surge Even Before Its Unveiling" [nytimes]
  • "San Francisco, 'the Silicon Valley of Recycling'" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Looks to Artificial Intelligence for the Next Big Thing" [nytimes]
  • "Car-Pooling Helps Uber Go the Extra Mile" [nytimes]
  • "Valeant's Accounting Error a Warning Sign of Bigger Problems" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Tesla's Electric Cars Aren't as Green as You Might Think [link]
  • Untethered and unguided: Our first deep look at HoloLens [link]
  • Nexar is more than a simple dashcam recording app [link]
  • Steve Urkel's Isetta Finds Second Life as a Teensy Electric Car [link]
  • Why apps like Siri and Cortana need to understand suicide [link]

Tuesday
Mar292016

Week of 2016/03/20

[NyTimes]

  • "The Race Is On to Control Artificial Intelligence, and Tech's Future" [nytimes]
  • "Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries" [nytimes]
  • "Square Teams Up With Facebook to Offer Ads That Can Be Gauged" [nytimes]
  • "Cities to Untangle Traffic Snarls, With Help From Alphabet Unit" [nytimes]
  • "Low Gas Prices Create a Detour on the Road to Greater Fuel Economy" [nytimes]
  • "Chip-Card Payment System Delays Frustrate Retailers" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • An Ode To The Rice Cooker, The Smartest Kitchen Appliance I've Ever Owned [link]
  • Why smart people are better off with fewer friends [link]
  • Do jobs run in families? [link]

Sunday
Mar272016

Week of 2016/03/13

[NyTimes]

  • "Where Computers Defeat Humans, and Where They Can't" [nytimes]
  • "7 Virtual Reality Highlights From the Game Developers Conference" [nytimes]
  • "Twitter Rules Out Long Tweets, Sticking to 140-Character Limit" [nytimes]
  • "Samsung's Smartphones Aren't the Problem (Just Prune the Bad Apps)" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Sacha Baron Cohen mimics Jonny Ive to promote his new movie [link]
  • How a Playmobil Factory Pumps Out 100 Million Tiny People a Year [link]
  • Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard [link]

Sunday
Mar132016

Week of 2016/03/06

[NyTimes]

  • "Master of Go Is Walloped by Emotionless Challenger, a Google Computer" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Has Not Saved Us From a Productivity Slowdown" [nytimes]
  • "New Federal Website Aims to Enhance Community Services" [nytimes]
  • "It's Discounted, but Is It a Deal? How List Prices Lost Their Meaning" [nytimes]
  • "The Echo From Amazon Brims With Groundbreaking Promise" [nytimes]
  • "Do You Really Need Rental Car Insurance? 8 Things to Know" [nytimes]
  • "Marine Life Thrives in Unlikely Place: Offshore Oil Rigs" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Collective memory discovered in bacteria [link]
  • The End of the News as We Know It: How Facebook Swallowed Journalism [link]

Monday
Mar072016

Week of 2016/02/28

[NyTimes]

  • "Warren Buffett, in Annual Letter, Rejects Candidates' Message of U.S. Decline" [nytimes]
  • "Waste in Cancer Drugs Costs $3 Billion a Year, a Study Says" [nytimes]
  • "Ask Your Doctor if This Ad Is Right for You" [nytimes]
  • "Disney Introduces Demand-Based Pricing at Theme Parks" [nytimes]
  • "Bitter Contract Dispute Extends to Who Owns Yosemite Names" [nytimes]
  • "A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck" [nytimes]
  • "Failure to Lunch" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Most Important Object In Computer Graphics History Is This Teapot - Facts So Romantic [link]
  • Hands-on with the $949 mind-bending Meta 2 augmented reality headset [link]
  • Tesla Drives Itself 61 Miles: We're Closer to Autonomous Cars Than You Think [link]
  • Hot Pod: The battle for your car's dashboard - and for your ears during your commute is on [link]

Tuesday
Mar012016

Week of 2016/02/21

[NyTimes]

  • "The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street" [nytimes]
  • "A Robot That Has Fun at Telemarketers' Expense" [nytimes]
  • "The Ad Blocking Wars" [nytimes]
  • "Don't Turn Away From the Art of Life" [nytimes]
  • "A Sea Snail That Moves Like a Flying Insect" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The FCC's War to Liberate Your Cable Box [link]
  • How to Think About Bots [link]

Tuesday
Feb232016

Week of 2016/02/14

[NyTimes]

  • "E-Commerce: Convenience Built on a Mountain of Cardboard" [nytimes]
  • "Apple Chief Calls Court Order to Unlock iPhone 'Unprecedented Step'" [nytimes]
  • "Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else" [nytimes]
  • "Ignore the GPS. That Ocean Is Not a Road." [nytimes]
  • "Don't Privatize Air Traffic Control" [nytimes]
  • "'Hairy Panic' (a Plant) Strikes Australian Town of Wangaratta" [nytimes]
  • "Are You a Toxic Waste Disposal Site?" [nytimes]
  • "Creating a Computer Voice That People Like" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Frogs Are Really Cool. Too Bad Humans Are Killing Them All [link]
  • Nissan's self-parking chairs keep lazy offices tidy [link]
  • 13 Awesome Wolfram Alpha Tricks for the Average Person [link]
  • From 'Halo' to Miles Davis: One woman's life behind the scenes [link]

Monday
Feb152016

Week of 2016/02/07

[NyTimes]

  • "Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves, Proving Einstein Right" [nytimes]
  • "I Miss Barack Obama" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Loses a Battle in India Over Its Free Basics Program" [nytimes]
  • "Negative Interest Rates Are Spreading Across the World. Here's What You Need to Know." [nytimes]
  • "Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions" [nytimes]
  • "A Parasite, Leopards, and a Primate’s Fear and Survival" [nytimes]
  • "Cockroaches: Indestructible, and Instructive to Robot Makers" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI [link]
  • With Quartz's App, You Don't Read the News. You Chat With It [link]

Sunday
Feb072016

Week of 2016/01/31

[NyTimes]

  • "End of the Road May Be Near for Side Mirrors" [nytimes]
  • "Deal Shows Investors Are Willing to Make a Blind Bet on Uber" [nytimes]
  • "Fake Online Locksmiths May Be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too" [nytimes]
  • "Burberry Announces a See Now/Buy Now System for New Collections" [nytimes]
  • "Microsoft Plumbs Ocean's Depths to Test Underwater Data Center" [nytimes]
  • "How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off" [nytimes]
  • "Liz Pearce of LiquidPlanner: Solving the Rubik's Cube of Leadership" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Augmented Reality Climbing [link]
  • Google removes Samsung's first Android ad blocker from the Play Store [link]
  • Magic Leap Just Landed an Astounding Amount of VC Money [link]