Tuesday
May092017

Week of 2017/05/01

[NyTimes]

  • "Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do if You Clicked" [nytimes]
  • "Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks" [nytimes]
  • "CNN Refuses Trump Campaign's 'Fake News' Ad" [nytimes]
  • "The Wrong Way to Fix Student Loans" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security [link]
  • Meet Relive, a startup that uses data to turn your outdoor activities into 3D animated videos [link]
  • 8,400 new Android malware samples every day [link]

Monday
May012017

Week of 2017/04/23

[NyTimes]

  • "Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)" [nytimes]
  • "The March for Science: What You Need to Know" [nytimes]
  • "Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims" [nytimes]
  • "Remembering the World's Oldest Person, in the Objects She Left Behind" [nytimes]
  • "Misty Copeland and Sally Field on the Social Significance of Their Success" [nytimes]
  • "No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car" [nytimes]
  • "As Rains Ease in the West, Cacti Shine Brighter Than Ever" [nytimes]

[Links]

  • Geological Insights from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search [link]
  • Echo Look, Hands-Free Camera and Style Assistant [link]
  • My Wife Thinks I'm Crazy for Talking to Google All Day. Here's Why I Don't Care [link]

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]