Monday
Nov302015

Week of 2015/11/22

[NyTimes]

  • "A Car Dealers Won't Sell: It's Electric" [nytimes]
  • "Adele's '25' on Track to Break Sales Records" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Is Growing Up, Giving Parents a Break" [nytimes]
  • "For Auto Enthusiasts, the Right to Tinker With Cars' Software" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Square's new reader arrives to accept mobile payments and chip cards [link]
  • 'Smart' highways, not bullet trains, for California [link]
  • Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race [link]
  • Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon [link]

Sunday
Nov222015

Week of 2015/11/15

[NyTimes]

  • "Mass Surveillance Isn't the Answer to Fighting Terrorism" [nytimes]
  • "A Reality Check for Microsoft's HoloLens" [nytimes]
  • "How Amazon's Long Game Yielded a Retail Juggernaut" [nytimes]
  • "On Fake Instagram, a Chance to Be Real" [nytimes]
  • "Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,' Katniss's Final Battle" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • What Is Disruptive Innovation? [link]
  • Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook [link]
  • Muji, the Japanese emporium of minimalist housewares, now makes houses, too [link]
  • 79 interesting facts about Pixar [link]

Wednesday
Nov182015

Week of 2015/11/08

[NyTimes]

  • "TAG Heuer, Intel and Google Raise the Stakes in Smartwatches" [nytimes]
  • "The Dream Life of Driverless Cars" [nytimes]
  • "Gentlemen, Start Your Drones" [nytimes]
  • "A Texas Utility Offers a Nighttime Special: Free Electricity" [nytimes]
  • "What It Takes to Save a Mockingjay" [nytimes]
  • "After a Mass Extinction, Only the Small Survive" [nytimes]
  • "Why Free Can Be a Problem on the Internet" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Review: Apple iPad Pro [link]
  • Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit [link]

Sunday
Nov082015

Week of 2015/11/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice" [nytimes]
  • "Facebook Revenue Surges 41%, as Mobile Advertising and Users Keep Growing" [nytimes]
  • "Amazon Adds New Perks for Workers and Opens a Bookstore" [nytimes]
  • "Elon Musk Says Never Mind the Hiccups, Tesla Is on Track" [nytimes]
  • "What We Owe the MythBusters" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Facebook Now Lets Candidates Target Political Fanatics [link]
  • New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove [link]
  • Google Hackers Battle One Another To Uncover 'Serious' Flaws In Samsung Galaxy 6S Edge [link]
  • Why Static Website Generators Are The Next Big Thing [link]

Monday
Nov022015

Week of 2015/10/25

[NyTimes]

  • "New Mobile Search Start-up Focuses on Apps" [nytimes]
  • "The New Apple TV Invigorates the Set-Top Box" [nytimes]
  • "Jaguars-Bills Streaming Experiment a Success, for What It Is" [nytimes]
  • "Daily Report: IBM's New Weatherman Is Named Watson" [nytimes]
  • "Backlash Grows Over SXSW Interactive's Canceled Video Game Panels" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Snapchat's new 'scary' privacy policy has left users outraged [link]
  • Yamaha's robot motorcycle rider could challenge real racers [link]
  • Facebook Workers Ditch iPhones in Push for World Conquest [link]

Sunday
Oct252015

Week of 2015/10/18

[NyTimes]

  • "2015, When the Future Was Bright, in 'Back to the Future'" [nytimes]
  • "Quantum Theory Experiment Said to Prove 'Spooky' Interactions" [nytimes]
  • "Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion" [nytimes]
  • "How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones" [nytimes]
  • "Microsoft's Rule-Breaking Vision of a Future With Countless Devices" [nytimes]
  • "Longing for the Innocence of Playboy" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • This Guy Obsessively Recorded His Private Data for 10 Years [link]
  • Tesla autopilot: The 10 most important things you need to know [link]
  • Adventures in financial and software engineering [link]
  • How Two Guys Lost God and Found $40 Million [link]

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]