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]

Monday
Feb012016

Week of 2016/01/24

[NyTimes]

  • "No Need to Fret, Apple Is Doing Fine" [nytimes]
  • "Alphabet Program Beats the European Human Go Champion" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Readies a Network for Virtual Reality" [nytimes]
  • "Cutting Off Recurring Charges, the Easy Way" [nytimes]
  • "German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Things Will Get Messy if We Don't Start Wrangling Drones Now [link]
  • NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System [link]
  • The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund [link]
  • Tesla Autopilot promo shows what it can do for your commute [link]

Tuesday
Jan262016

Week of 2016/01/17

[NyTimes]

  • "Michigan's Great Stink" [nytimes]
  • "2015 Was Hottest Year in Recorded History, Scientists Say" [nytimes]
  • "Robo-Advisers for Investors Are Not One-Size-Fits-All" [nytimes]
  • "Nielsen to Use Facebook and Twitter in New Ratings System" [nytimes]
  • "Who Ever Said No Two Snowflakes Were Alike?" [nytimes]
  • "In Palau, Taking the Bait to Swim With Jellyfish" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Sony's Tiny Short-Throw Projector Makes Any Wall a Screen [link]
  • Leap Motion is perfecting natural hand gestures for VR [link]
  • 7 Cool Things About Zero Electric Motorcycles [link]
  • Building an Impossible Clock [link]

Sunday
Jan172016

Week of 2016/01/10

[NyTimes]

  • "David Bowie, Pop Star Who Transcended Music, Art and Fashion, Has Died at 69" [nytimes]
  • "U.S. Proposes Spending $4 Billion on Self-Driving Cars" [nytimes]
  • "Uber Invites Developers to Build Apps for Customized Passenger Distractions" [nytimes]
  • "No Business Too Small to Be Hacked" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Subsidiary Gains Approval to Ship Ocean Freight" [nytimes]
  • "Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold" [nytimes]
  • "Michigan's Failure to Protect Flint" [nytimes]
  • "As U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Weapons, 'Smaller' Leaves Some Uneasy" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • SpaceX Release Epic Footage Of Last Month's Falcon 9 Landing [link]
  • Michigan Tech's anti-drone drone snatches drones in mid air [link]
  • The Sorry Legacy of Internet Explorer [link]

Tuesday
Jan122016

Week of 2016/01/03

[NyTimes]

  • "Insurers Brace for the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents" [nytimes]
  • "G.M., Expecting Rapid Change, Invests $500 Million in Lyft" [nytimes]
  • "As Uber Stumbles, German Rivals Prosper" [nytimes]
  • "On Display at CES, Tech Ideas in Their Awkward Adolescence" [nytimes]
  • "At CES, Netflix Announces Worldwide Expansion of Streaming Service" [nytimes]
  • "How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Why privacy is important, and having "nothing to hide" is irrelevant [link]
  • In 2016, The Coding Bootcamp Bubble Is Bound to Burst [link]
  • Inside The World's Fastest Toy Company [link]
  • Kodak Super 8 Camera [link]