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Friday
Oct312014

https://www.facebook.com/notes/protect-the-graph/making-connections-to-facebook-more-secure/1526085754298237

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Friday
Oct312014

I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On — And You’d Be, Too

[Link] : Cross-posted on Salon I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I am now the owner of a new “smart”…
Thursday
Oct302014

osquery

[Link] : osquery exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database. This allows you to write SQL-based queries to explore operating system data on a variety of platforms.

Thursday
Oct302014

Microsoft Contributes Next Generation Server Design to Open Compute Project

[Link] : Today I will be giving a keynote address at the Open Compute Project (OCP) European Summit, where I’ll announce the contribution of the 2nd-generation Open CloudServer (OCS v2)…
Thursday
Oct302014

With Microsoft Band and Health, a Jump Into the Growing Market for Wearable Technology

[NyTimes] : "REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft has a place on desks, in living rooms and pockets. Now, like many other big technology companies, Microsoft believes it belongs on wrists.The company has created a"

Thursday
Oct302014

Apple’s Tim Cook Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’

[NyTimes] : "Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said he was “proud to be gay” in an essay published early Thursday, becoming by far the most prominent executive of a public company to"

Thursday
Oct302014

Wal-Mart's Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked

[Link] : Screenshot Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.  CurrentC is sending emails to people who signed up for the beta…
Wednesday
Oct292014

Facebook to Spend Billions on Future

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook shareholders got a sobering reminder on Tuesday: It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s company, and he is determined to spend billions of dollars over the next decade"

Wednesday
Oct292014

Apple Pay Runs Afoul of MCX, a Group With a Rival Product

[NyTimes] : "One week after its debut, Apple’s new mobile wallet is showing promise with consumers.Apple’s rivals in the payments industry, meanwhile, are scrambling to prevent it from being too"

Tuesday
Oct282014

Incredible Photos of Mountaineers Scaling the Swiss Alps

[Link] : Hundreds of mountaineers recently pulled together their efforts to create one of the most ambitious climbs. To document their hard work, Swiss mountaineering photographer Robert Bösch in…
Tuesday
Oct282014

Microservices - A Reality Check(point)

[Link] : It’s reached the point where it’s even a cliche to state “there’s a lot written about Microservices these days.” But despite this, here’s another post on the…
Tuesday
Oct282014

Charles Schwab to Offer Free Advisory Service for Online Investments

[NyTimes] : "The brokerage firm Charles Schwab said on Monday that it would enter the online investment advice market early next year and would offer its advisory services to those customers without charge.In the"

Tuesday
Oct282014

Directing Planes, by Remote Control

[NyTimes] : "ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden — On a clear day, Per Granquist cannot see forever. But from his perch inside the airport control tower here, he does have an unobstructed view of the future.The big"

Tuesday
Oct282014

NASA Posts a Huge Library of Space Sounds, And You're Free To Use Them

[Link] : Space is the place. Again. And SoundCloud is now a place you can find sounds from the US government space agency, NASA. In addition to the requisite vocal clips (“Houston, we’ve had a…
Monday
Oct272014

Ideology and Investment

[NyTimes] : "America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for"

Saturday
Oct252014

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

[Link] : There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart,…
Friday
Oct242014

How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari’s Most Exclusive Hypercar

[Link] : Businessman and television star Robert Herjavec bought 1 of 499 LaFerrari supercars. Herjavec Group Businessman and television star Robert Herjavec bought 1 of 499 LaFerrari supercars. Herjavec Group…
Thursday
Oct232014

The human-driven driverless car

[Link] : TECHNOLOGY companies from Google to Audi have made remarkable strides in autonomous vehicle technology over the past few years. This progress is the more impressive given the fact that a decade ago…

Wednesday
Oct222014

Can You Uber a Burger?

[NyTimes] : "In the spring of 2009, when New York was consumed by a frenzy for extravagant hamburgers, one of the most coveted was the $26 Black Label burger, perhaps smeared with a dab of bone marrow, at the"

Wednesday
Oct222014

What It Took for SpaceX to Become a Serious Space Company

[Link] : The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric…