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Thursday
Apr162015

Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg

[Link] : Venue Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys), ACM, Bordeaux, France (2015) Publication Year 2015 Authors Abhishek Verma, Luis Pedrosa, Madhukar R. Korupolu, David…
Wednesday
Apr152015

The Art of Evangelism

[Link] : “Evangelism” became a business buzzword during the internet boom of the late 1990s. In fact, as Apple’s second software evangelist, I helped popularize the term. The idea is…
Wednesday
Apr152015

Customer Data: Designing for Transparency and Trust

[Link] : Idea in Brief The Problem Though consumers worry about how their personal data is gathered and used, they’re surprisingly ignorant of what data they reveal when they’re online, and most…
Wednesday
Apr152015

15 tiny design features that show Apple’s insane attention to detail

[Link] : Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and…
Tuesday
Apr142015

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

[Link] : Patrik Nygren/Flickr The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their wisdom teeth removed, researchers gave s…
Monday
Apr132015

DARPA creating software that won't need upgrades for a century

[Link] : Software upgrades and outdated applications that don't work on new platforms are just a fact of life for people who use computers and other devices. DARPA, however, wants to change that by making…
Monday
Apr132015

The Must-Attend Event for Education Technology Investors

[NyTimes] : "SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — To observe the major forces at play in the education technology sector, one needed only to stand near the marble fountain in the Phoenician Resort lobby this week."

Monday
Apr132015

How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out

[Link] : It’s easy to forget that Pixar is a technology company. Mostly because the invention that they do is in service of a narrative. When done successfully, your attention is held by that…
Sunday
Apr122015

I'd Rather Have a Half-Driverless Car

[Link] : Companies like Google are racing ahead on driverless cars development, and technovisionary Elon Musk claims one day manual driving will be illegal. But after watching the concept video for a Bosch…
Sunday
Apr122015

Apple Watch vs The Police

[Link] : With all of the hubbub about the Apple Watch and the massive potential surrounding it, we must speak of a large pitfall. Generally, there’s really no issues with the Apple Watch. Sure, it may…
Sunday
Apr122015

GoPro from space: watch a stunning NASA spacewalk

[Link] : From stellar time-lapses to live, high-definition views of Earth, NASA's not short on beautiful footage taken in space. But two videos that the agency just published offer some of the most unique…
Saturday
Apr112015

How To Kill Your Ecosystem. Twitter Pulls An Evil Move WIth Its Firehose

[Link] : Sad news today that Twitter is cutting off access to its “firehose”, the stream of Tweets and related information that have been utilized by third party vendors for years. Twitter has…
Saturday
Apr112015

The Ants Are Still Dead

[Link] : When I was in elementary school, someone gave me an ant farm for the holidays. I felt like a god, but then all the ants died because I was a dope who didn’t take care of them. It was a nice…
Saturday
Apr112015

Deep Learning vs Probabilistic Graphical Models vs Logic

[Link] : Today, let's take a look at three paradigms that have shaped the field of Artificial Intelligence in the last 50 years: Logic, Probabilistic Methods, and Deep Learning. The empirical,…
Saturday
Apr112015

Fearless Concurrency with Rust

[Link] : The Rust project was initiated to solve two thorny problems: How do you do safe systems programming? How do you make concurrency painless? Initially these problems seemed orthogonal, but to our…
Friday
Apr102015

SendGrid Account Breach Was Used to Attack Coinbase, a Bitcoin Exchange

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers targeted SendGrid, a mass email service used by 180,000 companies including Uber, Pinterest, Spotify and Foursquare, to infiltrate Coinbase, one of the most popular"

Friday
Apr102015

The Gap Between Auto Dealers and Social Media

[NyTimes] : "Matt Howell, the general manager of a Hyundai dealership in Huntsville, Tex., has been in the auto business for 18 years. In all that time, he said, “I can think of one deal that originated on"

Friday
Apr102015

Mini is making augmented reality eyewear for use in its cars

[Link] : Mini is rolling out a new product, and no, it's not a car. Announced at the Auto Shanghai show, the Mini Augmented Vision is actually a pair of augmented reality glasses that offers up info about…
Thursday
Apr092015

Dear Diary: My Week Wearing an Apple Watch

[NyTimes] : "I picked up my Apple Watch last Wednesday at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. After interviewing some of the designers and engineers who worked on the device, I was given a guided tour of the"

Thursday
Apr092015

The Sad Reason Why Vertically-Shot Videos are Catching On

[Link] : Television and movies both hew to the fact that our eyes are next to each other, not one over the other. A horizontal image more closely aligns with our natural field of vision. Yet the scourge that…