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Tuesday
Aug042015

German Carmakers Buy Nokia’s Here Mapping Unit for $3 Billion

[NyTimes] : "Nokia, the Finnish telecommunications company, said on Monday that it had sold its Here digital mapping unit to a consortium of German automakers for 2.8 billion euros, or about $3 billion.The"

Monday
Aug032015

Brilliant AR Application: An Expert Can Remotely Overlay Arrows and Data on What You See, Enabling You to Fix Complicated Things

[Link] : The Model 201-2 was Singer's top-of-the-line sewing machine from the 1930s to the 1950s. It's powerful, quiet, lays down a beautiful stitch, and adjusted for inflation, sold for a couple thousand of…
Monday
Aug032015

Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs

[Link] : The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in…
Sunday
Aug022015

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

[Link] : by Jon Fingas | @jonfingas |…
Sunday
Aug022015

It’s time for the Uber of air travel

[Link] : Airbnb changed the hotel industry. Uber changed ground transportation. So why can’t the same change happen for air travel? Airlines are ready for disruption. With only four large airlines controlling…
Sunday
Aug022015

Sadly, How Windows 10 Reveals Microsoft's Ethics Armageddon

[Link] : Over the last few days, I've been discussing various problematic issues involving Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, most recently in: Windows 10's New Feature Steals Your Internet…
Sunday
Aug022015

Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook

[Link] : Create a social network or risk everything. That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra,…
Sunday
Aug022015

Facebook is the undisputed king of the tech industry now

[Link] : Facebook is on top. No other tech company is executing so well across so many areas at once — from product development to business management to public relations. Take a look: Users…
Sunday
Aug022015

Welcome to Your Airbnb

[NyTimes] : "OH, my gosh, welcome! So great to meet you! I’m Margot. This is my boyfriend, Claudio. Claudio doesn’t talk much. He mostly speaks with his body. We’re superexcited to have you"

Sunday
Aug022015

A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared

[NyTimes] : "There are times when Dan Price feels as if he stumbled into the middle of the street with a flag and found himself at the head of a parade.Three months ago, Mr. Price, 31, announced he was setting a"

Saturday
Aug012015

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

[NyTimes] : "DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the"

Saturday
Aug012015

Researcher Says Can Hack GM's OnStar App, Open Vehicle, Start Engine

[NyTimes] : "BOSTON/DETROIT — A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the"

Saturday
Aug012015

Security researcher: Globalstar GPS at risk of hackers

[Link] : by Andrew Tarantola |…
Saturday
Aug012015

FDA tells hospitals to ditch IV pumps that can be hacked remotely

[Link] : by Jessica Conditt | @JessConditt…
Saturday
Aug012015

Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture…

[Link] :   From VOX I was halfway through a job interview when I realized I was wrinkling my nose. I couldn’t help myself. A full-time freelance position with a long commute, no benefits, and a…
Friday
Jul312015

The F-35 Fighter Jet Is Finally Ready for Combat

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Friday
Jul312015

Preferred number

[Link] : In industrial design, preferred numbers (also called preferred values) are standard guidelines for choosing exact product dimensions within a given set of constraints. Product developers must choose…
Friday
Jul312015

Use Safari instead of Chrome, get an extra hour of battery.

[Link] : We all love Chrome. The statistics prove that it has grown to be the most popular browser in the world (roughly 64.8% of all internet visits are on Chrome). But it’s got a dirty secret:…
Friday
Jul312015

In Microsoft’s Nokia Debacle, a View of an Industry’s Feet of Clay

[NyTimes] : "Let’s call it the $7.5 billion lesson.That’s the amount Microsoft wrote off on Nokia’s phone unit, which it bought a little over a year ago for what it said was $9.5 billion."

Friday
Jul312015

How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune

[NyTimes] : "Zhou Qunfei is the world’s richest self-made woman. Ms. Zhou, the founder of Lens Technology, owns a $27 million estate in Hong Kong. She jets off to Silicon Valley and Seoul to court"