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Wednesday
Oct012014

A Fresh Look at Rust

[Link] : written on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 I have been programming with Rust for quite a long time now but that does not mean much. Rust has been changing for years now in such dramatic ways that coming…
Wednesday
Oct012014

When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

[Link] : In other words, the recent spate of user hackings stand as symbols not of black-hat engineering prowess but of failed consumer products. And devices in your home will rely on the exact same kind of…
Wednesday
Oct012014

Chains Spurn Netflix Plan to Screen ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

[NyTimes] : "Two major theater chains, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark, said Tuesday that they would not screen next year’s sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the first major motion"

Wednesday
Oct012014

If You Have Unlimited Vacation, Will You Take It?

[NyTimes] : "Last week, the Virgin Group founder Richard Branson announced he’d be giving his employees unlimited time off — and in so doing, incited a debate about whether they’d"

Wednesday
Oct012014

A Separate PayPal Still Must Solve the Payments Puzzle

[NyTimes] : "Related Links EBay Does About-Face in Spinoff of PayPal Moving money through the pipes of the financial system is a grindingly mundane activity, but that has not stopped Wall Street and Silicon"

Wednesday
Oct012014

As PayPal Spins Off, Apple Pay Signals New Era at Cash Register

[NyTimes] : "Not a single purchase has been made with Apple’s new payment system, Apple Pay, which will allow people to pay for everyday goods with their smartphone.But the service, expected in the coming"

Wednesday
Oct012014

Floating Drone Lamps Would be Freaking Amazing

[Link] : Posted by hipstomp / Rain Noe  |  30 Sep 2014  |  Comments (0) We've seen drones used or proposed for package delivery, elaborate selfies, action sports capt…
Wednesday
Oct012014

How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks

[Link] : Getty Images Today, news broke of yet more large-scale credit-card breaches at big-box stores, this time at Albertson’s and Supervalu, grocery chains in the American west. The breaches follow…
Saturday
Sep272014

Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A.

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — Devoted customers of Apple products these days worry about whether the new iPhone 6 will bend in their jean pockets. The National Security Agency and the nation’s law"

Saturday
Sep272014

E. W. Dijkstra Archive: "Why is software so expensive?" An explanation to the hardware designer. (EWD 648)

[Link] : "Why is software so expensive?" An explanation to the hardware designer. Recently I received an invitation from a sizeable (and growing) hardware company. For many years its traditional…
Friday
Sep262014

Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Use

[NyTimes] : "LOS ANGELES — The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with the help of Hollywood.The Federal Aviation Administration, responding to applications from"

Friday
Sep262014

Start-Ups and the Death of Do-It-Yourself

[NyTimes] : "Near the top of the list of tiresome tasks that the Internet has yet to solve is this one: trekking to the post office.Enter a San Francisco start-up called Shyp, which is expanding to New York on"

Friday
Sep262014

Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attacks

[Link] : Peter Earl McCollough/WIRED With a bug as dangerous as the “shellshock” security vulnerability discovered yesterday, it takes less than 24 hours to go from proof-of-concept to pandemic.…
Friday
Sep262014

From the World of Design Trends: “Flat Design” is Dying

[Link] : By Natalia Klishina on May 13, 2014You’ve probably already heard about flat design — a very popular, current trend in website and user interface design. But is flat design really all…
Friday
Sep262014

Marc Andreessen Sounds Warning on Start-Ups Burning Cash

[NyTimes] : "Fretting over a possible downturn in Silicon Valley is now a mainstream pursuit. Marc Andreessen, the prominent venture capitalist, took to Twitter on Thursday to warn against excessive spending by"

Thursday
Sep252014

Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug

[Link] : Remember Heartbleed? If you believe the hype today, Shellshock is in that league and with an equally awesome name albeit bereft of a cool logo (someone in the marketing department of these vulns…
Wednesday
Sep242014

Passport designers Joseph Hofer and Brian Paschke on BlackBerry’s industrial design

[Link] : Speaking with an industrial designer is a rare opportunity to see the world in terms of form and function. Oftentimes, the little details and big ideas that go into the technology we use everyday…
Wednesday
Sep242014

How a Times Cybersecurity Reporter Protects Her Data. And What You Can Do to Protect Yours.

[NyTimes] : "Nicole Perlroth covers cybersecurity and privacy. Last week she wrote on Home Depot’s confirmation that hackers had broken into its in-store payments systems in what could be the largest-known"

Wednesday
Sep242014

Duh: Of Course the iPhone 6 Plus Can Bend in Your Pocket

[Link] : Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Some iPhone 6 Plus users are discovering their handsets do something Apple isn’t advertising: Bending. Yes, a few phablets are bowing slightly after being kept in back…
Wednesday
Sep242014

When It Comes To Facebook Scale, You Can Throw Out The Rulebook

[Link] : There are certain ways of doing things in hardware engineering, and engineers simply follow these rules because there’s no use fighting them even if they wanted to. Frankly, most…