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Thursday
Aug162018

The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

[NyTimes] : "Elephants ought to get a lot of cancer. They're huge animals, weighing as much as eight tons. It takes a lot of cells to make up that much elephant.<p>All of those cells arose from a single fertilized egg, and each time a cell divides, there's a chance that it will gain a mutation — one that may lead …"

Thursday
Aug162018

These MoviePass Superfans Found Each Other. But What’s Next?

[NyTimes] : "In January, Ken Lin, a film buff, used his MoviePass in and around Los Angeles for 19 days in a row, eyes glued to movies including “Lady Bird” and “The Shape of Water.” But during “Phantom Thread,” the 19th movie, he fell asleep.<p>“O.K., I need to stop this craziness,” Mr. Lin recalled thinking.<p>But …"

Thursday
Aug162018

$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It’s Common.

[NyTimes] : "In late April, when Mike Massaro set out to get $40 million to $75 million in funding for his payments start-up, Flywire, he contacted a small group of investors he already knew. But word quickly got around, and other investors flooded his inbox with $200 million of investment offers, half of which …"

Tuesday
Aug142018

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

[Link] : And it only costs $695.<p>At $695 a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over …
Tuesday
Aug142018

SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time

[Link] : "We are in it for the long haul to make this vehicle as great as possible."<p>HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Across the cavernous rocket factory, the buzz, whirr, …
Monday
Aug132018

Hilarious Japanese Automatic Handheld Dishwashing Device

[Link] : It's ingenious and really dumb at the same time<p>This vaguely insectoid plastic contraption from Japan was created to wash dishes, bowls and even …
Monday
Aug132018

A first look at San Francisco’s sensational new elevated park

[Link] : Designed by PWPLA, the landscape architects behind the 9/11 Memorial, the Transbay Park opened in a part of the city desperate for green space–and even helped change local zoning regulations.<p>After more than a decade of planning, the first stage of San Francisco’s new transit hub is almost complete. …
Monday
Aug132018

What is the Application for Segway's Self-Balancing, Powered Single-Wheel Rollerskates?

[Link] : Casey Neistat introduces the Drift W1<p>Segway has applied their balancing technology to a new product called the Drift W1, a pair of strapless, …
Monday
Aug132018

Sony's New Super-Fast Cameras are Winning Over the Pros

[Link] : Eight seconds. That's how long a cowboy needs to stay on a bucking bronco to qualify for a rodeo score. For photographers, that's barely enough time …
Monday
Aug132018

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

[NyTimes] : "When you're browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.<p>The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facial features. To fight fraud, a …"

Sunday
Aug122018

Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

[Link] : One way operating system developers try to protect a computers's secrets from probing hackers is with an appeal to the human at the keyboard. By …
Sunday
Aug122018

Richard Jarecki, Doctor Who Conquered Roulette, Dies at 86

[NyTimes] : "Many gamblers see roulette as a game of pure chance — a wheel is spun, a ball is released and winners and losers are determined by luck.<p>Richard Jarecki refused to believe it was that simple.<p>He became the scourge of European casinos in the 1960s and early ′70s by developing a system to win at …"

Sunday
Aug122018

Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy

[NyTimes] : "Not long ago arrived word of a new start-up, Wonderschool, which as its website explains, is a “network of boutique, in-home early childhood programs” — the Airbnb or Rover of preschool. Already established in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, with significant capital behind it, the venture …"

Sunday
Aug122018

What I Learned in Secretarial School

[NyTimes] : "I hate to break it to parents who just sent their college-admission-minded progeny to the Tibetan Plateau to churn yak butter, but the smartest summer I ever spent was in secretarial school.<p>This was back when I was 17, and it wasn't grist for an essay about a transformative communion with people …"

Saturday
Aug112018

7 of the most innovative watches ever made

[Link] : By Spencer Hart<p>The wristwatch as we know it has been around for a little over 200 years, and while it appears little has changed over the two …
Saturday
Aug112018

Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards

[NyTimes] : "As a science writer at The New Yorker, Maria Konnikova, 34, focuses on the brain, and the weird and interesting ways people use their brains.<p>Dr. Konnikova is an experimental psychologist trained at Columbia University. But her latest experiment is on herself. For a book she's researching on luck …"

Saturday
Aug112018

Don’t Let TripAdvisor Kill Adventure

[NyTimes] : "August is peak travel season, which means that right now millions of Americans are traipsing around the world creating the stories they'll be telling captivated dinner guests and captive grandchildren for decades to come.<p>But as user reviews are added by the millions, social media becomes a …"

Saturday
Aug112018

What’s the Right Number of Taxis (or Uber or Lyft Cars) in a City?

[NyTimes] : "When Uber and Lyft first entered the market, offering a ride-hailing service that would come to include tens of thousands of amateur drivers, most major American cities had been tightly controlling the competition. New York City allowed exactly 13,637 licenses for taxicabs. Chicago permitted 6,904, …"

Saturday
Aug112018

Larry David: What Really Happened at Trump Tower

[NyTimes] : "Everybody wants to know what was said in that Trump Tower meeting with the Russians in June 2016. Well, other than the people in the room, I, Steven Yablonsky, alone know exactly what was said because I worked as a janitor in the building and was hiding in the closet recording all of it on my …"

Saturday
Aug112018

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter's headquarters on Friday afternoon.<p>In a rare look inside one of the social media company's policy meetings, the Twitter chief executive gathered with 18 colleagues, including the safety team, to …"