Tuesday
Dec262017

Week of 2017/12/17

[NyTimes]

  • "The Best Toys That Teach Kids How to Code" [nytimes]
  • "Have a Very Merry War on Christmas" [nytimes]
  • "Tax Cuts Benefit the Rich, but Not All of Them" [nytimes]
  • "A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted" [nytimes]
  • "In the California Desert: Vast Darkness, Vibrant Music, an Oasis" [nytimes]
  • "The Amargosa River Defies the Desert" [nytimes]
  • "What Eats What: a Landlubber's Guide to Deep Sea Dining" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive Start-Up Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles [link]
  • The Year That Software Bugs Ate The World [link]
  • What To Do When You Miss Your Flight [link]
  • Massive leak exposes data on 123M US households [link]

Monday
Dec182017

Week of 2017/12/10

[NyTimes]

  • "How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants" [nytimes]
  • "Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too" [nytimes]
  • "We Need to Talk About Balthus" [nytimes]
  • "Rupert Murdoch Is Having His King Lear Moment" [nytimes]
  • "The Return of the Techno-Moral Panic" [nytimes]
  • "Golden State Warriors' Go-to Guy Doesn't Play a Minute" [nytimes]
  • "Letter of Recommendation: iNaturalist" [nytimes]
  • "In Spending Spree, Shopping Mall Operator Bets on Westfield" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65 [link]
  • Earth - The largest living thing on Earth is a humongous fungus [link]
  • Trading Stocks on Facebook Messenger Is Becoming a Big Thing [link]
  • France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools [link]

Sunday
Dec102017

Week of 2017/12/03

[NyTimes]

  • "Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy" [nytimes]
  • "Don't Prosecute Trump. Impeach Him." [nytimes]
  • "What If Our Current State of Affairs Is Actually 'Normal'?" [nytimes]
  • "YouTube Hiring More Humans to Train Computers to Police the Site" [nytimes]
  • "Inside the Opposition to a Net Neutrality Repeal" [nytimes]
  • "The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes - Hundreds of Them" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview [link]
  • A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users' personal data [link]
  • Trading Stocks on Facebook Messenger Is Becoming a Big Thing [link]
  • Stanford University data glitch exposes truth about scholarships [link]
  • A Deep Dive on AWS DeepLens [link]

Sunday
Dec032017

Week of 2017/11/26

[NyTimes]

  • "Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos" [nytimes]
  • "Is Trump Going to Lie Our Way Into War With Iran?" [nytimes]
  • "Trump Hits a Favorite Punching Bag, CNN" [nytimes]
  • "Trump Is Cracking Up" [nytimes]
  • "The Senate Is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks" [nytimes]
  • "How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed" [nytimes]
  • "Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time" [nytimes]
  • "A New Way for Machines to See, Taking Shape in Toronto" [nytimes]
  • "The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes - Hundreds of Them" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Apple's had a shockingly bad week of software problems [link]
  • SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy will carry Musk's Tesla Roadster to Mars [link]
  • Amazon Sumerian - Build VR & AR applications [link]
  • Twitter is making excuses for allowing hate speech [link]
  • Google's Waze goes hands-free with new voice command and gets motorcycle mode for tailored navigation [link]
  • Volvo wants to sell cars like Verizon sells phones [link]

Monday
Nov272017

Week of 2017/11/19

[NyTimes]

  • "America Is Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths" [nytimes]
  • "Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts" [nytimes]
  • "With Net Neutrality and Antitrust Moves, a Mixed Message From Washington" [nytimes]
  • "Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over" [nytimes]
  • "Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors' Melted Uranium Fuel" [nytimes]
  • "How Pixar Made Sure 'Coco' Was Culturally Conscious" [nytimes]
  • "The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The big stores that track your every online move [link]
  • America's Cup Race Gets A Radical New Single-Hulled Boat [link]

Monday
Nov202017

Week of 2017/11/12

[NyTimes]

  • "Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: My Democracy Isn't Your Laboratory" [nytimes]
  • "Silicon Valley Can't Destroy Democracy Without Our Help" [nytimes]
  • "Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits" [nytimes]
  • "Jet Pilot Might Not Seem Like a 'Gig,' but at Ryanair, It Is" [nytimes]
  • "Public Shaming and Even Prison for Plastic Bag Use in Rwanda" [nytimes]
  • "How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade's Worth of Them" [nytimes]
  • "Trillions of Flies Can't All Be Bad" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The Paradise Papers: How Ridiculously Easy It Is For The Rich To Avoid Taxes [link]
  • Over 60,000 people open a trivia app twice a day for the chance to win hundreds of dollars in minutes [link]
  • Bob Lutz: We are approaching the end of the automotive era. [link]

Sunday
Oct222017

Week of 2017/10/15

[NyTimes]

  • "An Auction Setup at Christie's: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint" [nytimes]
  • "College Advice I Wish I'd Taken" [nytimes]
  • "An Alternate Universe of Shopping, in Ohio" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • The scandal of Pentagon spending: Who really gets rich? [link]
  • A Fire Story [link]
  • Mac OSX Trojan malware spread via compromised software downloads [link]
  • Breaking WPA2 [link]
  • This $185 million mansion has hidden rooms and an underground lake [link]

Sunday
Oct152017

Week of 2017/10/08

[NyTimes]

  • "How Facebook's Ad System Works" [nytimes]
  • "As the 747 Begins Its Final Approach, a Pilot Takes a Flight Down Memory Lane" [nytimes]
  • "A Robot Makes a Mean Caesar Salad, but Will It Cost Jobs?" [nytimes]
  • "Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild." [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'I don't know whether humans want change that fast' [link]
  • Pierre Omidyar: 6 ways social media has become a direct threat to democracy [link]
  • Augmented reality? Pogue checks out 7 of the first iPhone AR apps [link]
  • Oculus Connect Full Presentation 2017 [link]
  • New Audi A8 2018 review - the most high-tech car ever? [link]

Sunday
Oct082017

Week of 2017/10/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Electric Honeycombs Form When Nature Gets Out of Balance" [nytimes]
  • "Google Unveils Tools to Increase Subscriptions for Publishers" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again [link]
  • How to think about Facebook & its Algorithm [link]
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'I don't know whether humans want change that fast' [link]
  • Honda's new AC powerbank will keep the juice flowing in an emergency [link]
  • Go ahead, try to guess what Magic Leap does based on this video [link]

Sunday
Oct012017

Week of 2017/09/24

[NyTimes]

  • "The Last Stand of the Amazon's Arrow People" [nytimes]
  • "Elon Musk's Mars Vision: A One-Size-Fits-All Rocket. A Very Big One." [nytimes]
  • "Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There" [nytimes]
  • "Why Texas Is No Longer Feeling Miraculous" [nytimes]
  • "Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • IKEA buys TaskRabbit to help you build furniture [link]
  • In Battle for Talent, One Startup Founder Tries 'Unlimited' Pay [link]