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Friday
Aug282015

Turmoil highlights how little stock markets matter to Silicon Valley

[Link] : With stock markets around the world going bonkers this past week, analysis has inevitably turned to how this will affect Silicon Valley. This is a natural instinct, because many of us became…
Friday
Aug282015

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

[Link] : 2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015Enlarge PhotoThe BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that…
Friday
Aug282015

Amazon’s Hardware Isn’t About You, and That’s the Problem

[Link] : The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has laid off “dozens” of engineers in Lab126, home to its hardware division, scaling back current offerings and abandoning some future…
Friday
Aug282015

Review: Tesla Model S P90D

[Link] : 9/10 The best electric car ever made, with road trip range and acceleration to match the legendary McLaren F1. Tired Interior styling still favors form over function. More cup holders, please.…
Thursday
Aug272015

Virginia Shooting Gone Viral, in a Well-Planned Rollout on Social Media

[NyTimes] : "In one sad sense there was nothing new, or even very unusual, about the televised killing of two journalists in Virginia on Wednesday morning.Death on T"

Thursday
Aug272015

How a Retro Camcorder App Became a Huge iPhone Hit

[Link] : Thomas Worth swears he didn’t expect any of this. He never expected that, 10 days after it launched, VHS Camcorder, his goofy $3.99 video app, would be No. 2 on Apple’s chart for…
Wednesday
Aug262015

Facebook’s Human-Powered Assistant May Just Supercharge AI

[Link] : Face it: Siri sucks. So often, she has no clue what you’re saying. And when she does, there’s a pretty good chance she’ll respond with nothing more than a page filled with…
Wednesday
Aug262015

What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment

[Link] : Three years ago, I lived in a tiny New York City walkup with one human roommate and untold billions of bacteria. I know this for a fact because I once swabbed four surfaces of my apartment and sent…
Tuesday
Aug252015

The Meaning of Serena Williams

[NyTimes] : "There is no more exuberant winner than Serena Williams. She leaps into the air, she laughs, she grins, she pumps her fist, she points her index finger to the sky, signaling she’s No. 1. Her"

Tuesday
Aug252015

Stop Universities From Hoarding Money

[NyTimes] : "SAN DIEGO — WHO do you think received more cash from"

Tuesday
Aug252015

Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3D scanner

[Link] : Microsoft has developed an app that can turn the smartphone camera into a 3D scanner. Photo: Microsoft/YouTubeIf you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3D…
Saturday
Aug222015

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

[Link] : Naval Ravikant is one of the most respected and successful angel investors in Silicon Valley. He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge…
Thursday
Aug202015

F1 Race Starts Are About to Get Way More Interesting

[Link] : The first lap of a Formula One race is usually the most exciting in the race. Passing, crashing, and nail-biting wheel-to-wheel action happen more frequently here than anywhere else, before the order…
Wednesday
Aug192015

A Look At Startup Opportunities In The Container Era

[Link] : The DockerCon user conference recently concluded in San Francisco, and the evidence of the container movement gaining momentum was clear — 2,000+ attendees, 70 sponsors and more than 40…
Wednesday
Aug192015

Facebook Should Pay All of Us

[Link] : The most valuable innovation at the heart of Facebook was probably not the social network so much as the creation of a tool that convinced hundreds of millions of people to hand over so much personal…
Wednesday
Aug192015

Upstarts Raid Giants for Talent in Silicon Valley

[NyTimes] : "Mike Curtis, vice president for engineering at Airbnb, said new hires were drawn to the youth of the company, which was founded in 2008."

Wednesday
Aug192015

Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web

[NyTimes] : "The great philosopher Homer Simpson once"

Wednesday
Aug192015

A visit to Christoph Niemann's studio, where he's "making imperfections fun"

[Link] : I visit Christoph at his Berlin studio on a hot summer day in August, and most of our conversation is half-spoken and half-sketched. When my questions become too specific, he runs across the room and…
Monday
Aug172015

Developer reveals Mac security hole without telling Apple

[Link] : by Jon Fingas | @jonfingas |…
Monday
Aug172015

Locking the Web Open: A Call for a Distributed Web

[Link] : (Short form article, Short lecture, Long lecture, demo of a fraction of the idea of a distributed website) Over the last 25 years, millions of people have poured creativity and knowledge into the…