Monday
Apr242017

Week of 2017/04/16

[NyTimes]

  • "Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove" [nytimes]
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Sees Augmented Reality Ecosystem in Facebook" [nytimes]
  • "Vacation's Over: Obama Returns to Public Life Next Week" [nytimes]
  • "A New Exoplanet May Be the Most Promising Yet in Search for Signs of Life" [nytimes]
  • "The World's Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation" [nytimes]
  • "Where Did All the Black Teachers Go?" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Rise of Subscriptions and the Fall of Advertising [link]
  • Android Geo-Location Spyware Installed By Up To 5 Million Users [link]
  • The augmented reality gold rush is afoot [link]

Thursday
Apr202017

Week of 2017/04/09

[NyTimes]

  • "The Return of Lorde" [nytimes]
  • "Yes, You Can Lose Your Airplane Seat, Once You've Taken It" [nytimes]
  • "Hacking Attack Woke Up Dallas With Emergency Sirens, Officials Say" [nytimes]
  • "To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old" [nytimes]
  • "The World's Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation" [nytimes]
  • "Why You Shouldn't Walk on Escalators" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Italy's Struggling Economy Has World's Healthiest People - Bloomberg [link]
  • Crafty prisoners hid DIY computers, committed identity theft [link]
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his workers about the biggest enemy: 'Irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline.' [link]

Tuesday
Apr112017

Week of 2017/04/02

[NyTimes]

  • "Tesla Has Something Hotter Than Cars to Sell: Its Story" [nytimes]
  • "The Online Ad Industry Is Undergoing Self-Reflection. That's Good News." [nytimes]
  • "Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin" [nytimes]
  • "Reasons Not to Dismiss GPS Devices for Your Car" [nytimes]
  • "To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • 50 grand challenges for the 21st Century [link]
  • Apple fans, Android world scramble to patch Broadcom's nasty drive-by Wi-Fi security hole [link]
  • Formula 1: A technical deep dive into building the world’s fastest cars [link]
  • Commodity Ransomware Is Here [link]

Monday
Apr032017

Week of 2017/03/26

[NyTimes]

  • "Self-Driving Cars Could Offer Older Adults Chance to Age in Place" [nytimes]
  • "Banks and Tech Firms Battle Over Something Akin to Gold: Your Data" [nytimes]
  • "Little Tropical Fish With a Big, Venomous Bite" [nytimes]
  • "Wonders of a Marine National Monument" [nytimes]
  • "Waking From Hibernation, the Hard Work of Spring Begins" [nytimes]
  • "Can Trump Change Libel Laws?" [nytimes]
  • "He Turned His Home Into a Reality Television Show" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Watch SpaceX relaunch the first rocket it landed on a barge (update: it was a success) [link]
  • 'Rock Band VR' is the dorkiest game ever and I love it [link]
  • Ikea is getting into home automation with a new smart hub [link]

Sunday
Mar262017

Week of 2017/03/19

[NyTimes]

  • "In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Scolds a High-Flying Uber" [nytimes]
  • "Taxi Center Woos Drivers With Perks. Uber Center Offers Even More." [nytimes]
  • "Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful - but What Exactly Do They Want?" [nytimes]
  • "A New Form of Stem-Cell Engineering Raises Ethical Questions" [nytimes]
  • "How a Water Bear Survives, Even When It's Dry" [nytimes]
  • "Bonds That Combat the Isolation of Military Life" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • How Tyler Brule has extended Monocle beyond simply a magazine for the jet set [link]
  • The Consequences of Bad Typography [link]
  • Experiments in Handwriting with a Neural Network [link]

Wednesday
Mar222017

Week of 2017/03/12

[NyTimes]

  • "In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Scolds a High-Flying Uber" [nytimes]
  • "Taxi Center Woos Drivers With Perks. Uber Center Offers Even More." [nytimes]
  • "A Silicon Valley Train Gets Stuck" [nytimes]
  • "In Rural Michigan, Harvesting Sounds Instead of Soybeans" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Austin is fine without Uber and Lyft ... until it isn't [link]
  • Google Home is playing audio ads for Beauty and the Beast [link]

Sunday
Mar122017

Week of 2017/03/05

[NyTimes]

  • "Trump's Wiretapping Claims Puncture Veneer of Presidential Civility" [nytimes]
  • "Statue of Girl Confronts Bull, Captivating Manhattanites and Social Media" [nytimes]
  • "Building a Road Map for the Self-Driving Car" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries [link]
  • Stock options are really complicated [link]
  • Trump adviser spoke with DNC hacker during the campaign [link]

Sunday
Mar052017

Week 2017/02/26

[NyTimes]

  • "SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018" [nytimes]
  • "Meet the First Must-Try Gadget of 2017: The Nintendo Switch" [nytimes]
  • "For Marketers, TV Sets Are an Invaluable Pair of Eyes" [nytimes]
  • "Popularity of Sony's PlayStation VR Surprises Even the Company" [nytimes]
  • "Oscars Mistake Dents PricewaterhouseCoopers' Reputation" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Sony's crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year [link]
  • Who Needs GPS? The Forgotten Story of Etak's Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System [link]

Tuesday
Feb282017

Week 2017/02/19

[NyTimes]

  • "Trump Calls the News Media the 'Enemy of the People'" [nytimes]
  • "White House Bars Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing" [nytimes]
  • "Warren Buffett, in Annual Letter, Offers Hymn to U.S. Economy" [nytimes]
  • "VW Executive Charged in Emissions Case Says He Was Bit Player" [nytimes]
  • "Snapchat Founders' Grip Tightened After a Spat With an Early Investor" [nytimes]
  • "This Century Is Broken" [nytimes]
  • "Rembrandt of the Ski Trail 'Interprets' the Mountainside" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Server bug leaks user data for thousands of popular websites [link]
  • Mossberg: TV is changing, but not fast enough [link]
  • Why Founders Fail To Market Their Products [link]
  • Why I'm leaving Snapchat and so are all your friends [link]

Tuesday
Feb212017

Week of 2017/02/12

[NyTimes]

  • "Rise in U.S. Traffic Deaths Reported for a Second Year" [nytimes]
  • "Journalists, Battered and Groggy, Find a Renewed Sense of Mission" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg, Bucking Tide, Takes Public Stand Against Isolationism" [nytimes]
  • "Five Key Moments From Snap's I.P.O. Roadshow Video" [nytimes]
  • "Twitter Struggles to Capitalize on Influence and Posts Lackluster Earnings" [nytimes]
  • "SoftBank of Japan Will Buy U.S. Private Equity Giant Fortress" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon's Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle Streets" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Pixar opens a free Khan Academy course on storytelling [link]
  • Robots aren't automating the jobs we want them to [link]
  • How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way into the Future [link]