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Thursday
Nov202014

The Unknown Start-up That Built Google’s First Self-Driving Car

[Link] : Photo: Conor O'Brien The Original: A robotized Toyota Prius, built by Berekely, Calif.-based startup 510 Systems, was the foundation of much of Google’s autonomous car program. In a stunt for TV…
Thursday
Nov202014

Building a complete Tweet index

[Link] : Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006. Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday…
Wednesday
Nov192014

Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success

[NyTimes] : "Of all the praise heaped upon Oculus, the virtual-reality company that Facebook acquired for $2 billion earlier this year, perhaps the most significant has been this: non-nauseating. I can testify to"

Wednesday
Nov192014

Uber, a Start-Up Going So Fast It Could Miss a Turn

[NyTimes] : "In just four years of operation, Uber has ignited a new global ride-sharing industry with the promise of transforming urban transportation and helping many people get by without owning cars.But these"

Wednesday
Nov192014

Deal by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Raises Cash and Some Concern

[NyTimes] : "About 15 years ago, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation made what was considered a risky foray for a nonprofit organization into the world of business. It began giving money to a small biotechnology"

Tuesday
Nov182014

It’s Official—iOS 8 Is Apple’s Buggiest Release to Date

[Link] : Ariel Zambelich / WIRED When Apple first released the iPhone 6, we were struck by the surprisingly persistent and numerous bugs in iOS 8. Almost all review units (from any company, not just Apple)…
Tuesday
Nov182014

Launching in 2015: A Certificate Authority to Encrypt the Entire Web

[Link] : Today EFF is pleased to announce Let’s Encrypt, a new certificate authority (CA) initiative that we have put together with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, Identrust, and researchers at the University…
Monday
Nov172014

Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

[NyTimes] : "HUNTER, N.Y. — For better or for worse, the third graders in Greg Fletcher’s class at Hunter Elementary School always know where they stand.One morning in mid-October, Mr. Fletcher"

Monday
Nov172014

State Department Targeted by Hackers in 4th Agency Computer Breach

[NyTimes] : "The State Department on Sunday became the fourth government agency to announce a breach of its computer systems in recent weeks, after an infiltration forced the agency to temporarily shut down its"

Sunday
Nov162014

Cloud Native Cost Optimization

Sunday
Nov162014

No. 1 With a Bullet: ‘Nadeshot’ Becomes a Call of Duty Star

[NyTimes] : "LOS ANGELES — Matt Haag, a professional video game player, makes close to a million dollars a year sitting in a soft chair smashing buttons. It is a fantastically sweet gig, and he will do"

Saturday
Nov152014

Introducing data center fabric, the next-generation Facebook data center network

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Saturday
Nov152014

Comet Landing Bumpier Than Initially Thought

[NyTimes] : "This historic landing of a spacecraft on a comet on Wednesday turned out to be not one but three landings as the craft hopped across the surface.Because of the failure of a thruster that was to press"

Saturday
Nov152014

ZeroToDocker: An easy way to evaluate NetflixOSS through runtime packaging

[Link] : Motivation: The NetflixOSS platform and related ecosystem services are extensive.  While we make every attempt to document each project, being able to quickly evaluate NetflixOSS is a large…
Saturday
Nov152014

Film industry shows how it's (sorta) easy to legally watch movies online

[Link] : In an effort to steer viewers away from torrents, the MPAA has just launched Where to Watch, a site to help you find legit streaming TV shows and movies. To distinguish itself from services like…
Saturday
Nov152014

Art Installation Turns Coca-Cola Back Into Pure Drinking Water

[Link] : Dutch artist Helmut Smits created a machine that can convert a bottle of Coca-Cola into a glass of clean drinking water in one day. Ronald Smits Dutch artist Helmut Smits created a machine that can…
Saturday
Nov152014

The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster

[Link] : Mike Nudelman/Business Insider Tesla Motors probably shouldn't exist. The last successful American car startup was founded 111 years ago. It's called Ford. Barely a decade old, Tesla is already…
Saturday
Nov152014

Fearing Bombs That Can Pick Whom to Kill

[NyTimes] : "On a bright fall day last year off the coast of Southern California, an Air Force B-1 bomber launched an experimental missile that may herald the future of warfare.Initially, pilots aboard the plane"

Thursday
Nov132014

Facebook Go

[Link] : Facebook open sourced their Go-libraries on GitHub

Tuesday
Nov112014

SpaceX Will Announce Micro-Satellites For Low Cost Internet Within Three Months

[Link] : SpaceX, Elon Musk’s startup, is committed to bringing space travel to the masses. Now Musk has also confirmed on Twitter that SpaceX is working on a fleet of “advanced micro-satellites…