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Friday
May222015

Jacob Jensen, Designer in Danish Modern Style, Dies at 89

[NyTimes] : "Jacob Jensen, an industrial designer whose sleek minimalism exemplified the style known as Danish modern, most notably with the stereo systems and other audio products he created for the consumer"

Friday
May222015

Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life

[NyTimes] : "Climate change scientists have known for years that rising temperatures affect sea creatures, from the biggest fish to the microscopic plankton at the base of the ocean food chain.Now, a four-year"

Thursday
May212015

hydrogen

[Link] : This package lets you run your code directly in Atom using any Jupyter kernels you have installed. Hydrogen was inspired by Bret Victor's ideas about the power of instantaneous feedback and the…
Thursday
May212015

Logjam: the latest TLS vulnerability explained

[Link] : Yesterday, a group from INRIA, Microsoft Research, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania published a deep analysis of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm as used in…
Thursday
May212015

Ford Makes Backing Up a Trailer as Easy as Turning a Knob

[Link] : One of the best things about owning a pickup is you can haul stuff. A lot of stuff.  And not just in the bed. A pickup can haul a trailer hauling tons of stuff. But, as anyone who has…
Thursday
May212015

Low U.S. Rail Spending Leads to Poor Safety, Experts Say

[NyTimes] : "PARIS — Across Europe and East Asia, hundreds of millions of train passengers a year are routinely whisked, at speeds that often exceed 200 miles an hour, over extensive rail networks that,"

Wednesday
May202015

‘Inside Out,’ Pixar’s New Movie From Pete Docter, Goes Inside the Mind

[NyTimes] : "EMERYVILLE, CALIF. — John Lasseter, a notepad in hand, settled into his seat in a dimly lit screening room at Pixar headquarters here in July 2012. Mr. Lasseter, Pixar’s chief creative"

Wednesday
May202015

Nobody wants your wearable

[Link] :  SAN FRANCISCO — The problem with wearable technology might just be that nobody particularly wants it. Not if you call it “wearable technology,” that is. That’s the…
Monday
May182015

Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions

[NyTimes] : "Seen from the Internet, it is a vast education empire: hundreds of universities and high schools, with elegant names and smiling professors at sun-dappled American campuses.Their websites, glossy and"

Monday
May182015

The future is now, and it's using AWS Lambda

[Link] : It’s a bit of a sensationalistic title, but hear me out. And sorry for the boring-ish example in this article. This is designed to only excite people who really get it. :) AWS Lambda lets you…
Monday
May182015

This is the best app for the Apple Watch.

[Link] : Magic is a service where you get anything you want on demand just by sending a text.Text what you want to the number 83489, and Magic finds a way to get it to you (unless it’s impossible or…
Friday
May152015

Google's Homemade Self-Driving Cars to Hit Roads This Summer

[Link] : Here’s something that irks Chris Urmson: Sometimes people will get in self-driving cars, the spectacularly complex piece of technology he runs at Google and to which he has devoted most of his…
Friday
May152015

20 Financial Technology Startups You Need to Know

[Link] : Consumer facing business are always changing and it's our job to stay on-top of current trends so that our businesses thrive online. Financial technology (also known online as "FinTech") is changing…
Friday
May152015

For Verizon and AOL, Mobile Is a Magic Word

[NyTimes] : "In a memo to employees after announcing that Verizon Communications would buy his company for $4.4 billion, Tim Armstrong, AOL’s chief executive, offered a rhapsodic hymn on a single subject: m"

Friday
May152015

Wolfram Language Artificial Intelligence: The Image Identification Project

[Link] : “What is this a picture of?” Humans can usually answer such questions instantly, but in the past it’s always seemed out of reach for computers to do this. For nearly 40 years…
Friday
May152015

Gracefully Stopping Docker Containers

[Link] : All containers must die. It's just part of the natural lifecycle of the container. They are born from an image, do some work and, ultimately, expire. Some die of natural causes (exit 0) but some need…
Wednesday
May132015

Cloud providers scramble to address VENOM security vulnerability

[Link] : IT pros—Join agile and waterfall masters on turning the best DevOps tools into quality code that's quick to market. Sign up for the FREE webinar today. A new security vulnerability called…
Wednesday
May132015

Instant Apps for the Apple Watch with the Wolfram Language

[Link] : My goal with the Wolfram Language is to take programming to a new level. And over the past year we’ve been rolling out ways to use and deploy the language in many places—desktop, cloud,…
Wednesday
May132015

How Distributed Electric Propulsion Will Change the Way We Design Flying Vehicles

[Link] : NASA is not known for taking risks. But by partnering with smaller, pluckier transportation technology companies, they can bring their engineering might to bear on blue-sky technologies that would…
Wednesday
May132015

8 extraordinary things you probably didn’t know about Microsoft’s HoloLens

[Link] : Arguably Microsoft’s most exciting product in a long time is the company’s augmented reality headset, HoloLens. While we’ve featured some of its many wonders, i.e., making your…