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Thursday
Apr142016

SpaceX's Landing Drone Ship Is Just As Complicated As The Rocket

[Link] : SpaceX finally managed to land its Falcon 9 reusable rocket on its autonomous drone ship out at seaafter four unsuccessful attempts, with plans for …
Tuesday
Apr122016

Scientists Unveil New ‘Tree of Life’

[NyTimes] : "A team of scientists unveiled a new tree of life on Monday, a diagram outlining the evolution of all living things. The researchers found that bacteria make up most of life's branches. And they found that much of that diversity has been waiting in plain sight to be discovered, dwelling in river mud …"

Tuesday
Apr122016

Chinese Scions’ Song: My Daddy’s Rich and My Lamborghini’s Good-Looking

[NyTimes] : "VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Andy Guo, an 18-year-old Chinese immigrant, loves driving his red Lamborghini Huracán. He does not love having to share the car with his twin brother, Anky.<p>“There's a lot of conflict,” Mr. Guo said, as a crowd of admirers gazed at the vehicle and its vanity license …"

Monday
Apr112016

My Book: World After Capital (Rough Draft)

[Link] : After frequently mentioning in person and here on Continuations that I am working on a book, I am excited to announce that a first rough draft …
Monday
Apr112016

The Lytro Cinema Camera Lets Filmmakers Adjust Their Movie Scenes After They've Shot Them

[Link] : After a pair of misfires on the consumer front, Lytro’s light-field camera technology may have reached its full potential. The first-generation Lytro …
Monday
Apr112016

On the Job, Blurring the Private Parts in ‘Naked and Afraid’

[NyTimes] : "SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — At first blush, it is a perfectly normal modern production office: standing desks, an indoor putting green, a casual dress code. There is a Whole Foods right around the corner.<p>And then you look a little closer.<p>At one desk, a 50-year-old man with gray hair and a gray goatee …"

Monday
Apr112016

Behind Fake Degrees From Pakistan, a Maze of Deceit

[NyTimes] : "In the year since Pakistani investigators raided Axact, a Karachi-based software company accused of raking in hundreds of millions of dollars with a vast Internet degree scam, Pakistani and American investigators have been busy dismantling its operations.<p>Fourteen Axact employees, including the …"

Sunday
Apr102016

Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring

[NyTimes] : "ONE high school teacher runs a prescription drug ring. An elementary teacher rejects an assignment to work with gifted students because she “can't relate to people with glasses.” And a Spanish instructor gives a lesson listing films in which Salma Hayek appears naked.<p>In television shows like “Those …"

Sunday
Apr102016

Congratulations! You’ve Been Fired

[NyTimes] : "AT HubSpot, the software company where I worked for almost two years, when you got fired, it was called “graduation.” We all would get a cheery email from the boss saying, “Team, just letting you know that X has graduated and we're all excited to see how she uses her superpowers in her next big …"

Saturday
Apr092016

Amazon.com Investor Relations: SEC Filings

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Friday
Apr082016

SpaceX’s Rocket Victorious Over Robot Boat at Last

[Link] : Today, SpaceX made history. It is the first company—the first <i>anybody</i> to send a rocket to space and then land it on a floating barge. Sixth time is …
Friday
Apr082016

On Fifth Try, Mission Accomplished for SpaceX Booster Rocket

[NyTimes] : "For SpaceX, the fifth time was the charm in the impressive feat of landing a rocket on a boat.<p>On Friday, SpaceX — more formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corporation of Hawthorne, Calif. — launched a mission taking cargo for NASA to the International Space Station. While the capsule …"

Friday
Apr082016

The Best Electric Vehicle

[Link] : The Kia Soul EV has great range, an affordable price, and the best set of high-tech features, making it an excellent all-around car that only gets …
Friday
Apr082016

Facebook will announce chatbot and live chat APIs at F8

[Link] : Chatbots could replace 1-800 numbers, and Facebook wants them on Messenger. But most businesses don’t have the resources or technical skills to build chatbots themselves. That’s why Facebook is currently providing developers with API tools to build chatbots and Live Chat web plug-ins for business …
Friday
Apr082016

The next big thing in space is really, really small

[Link] : ASU team worked for two years to shrink the costs of space exploration.<p>Swarms of femtosats could examine a damaged spacecraft from many angles.<p>"Space …
Thursday
Apr072016

Ted Cruz’s Bronx Campaign Stop Just Backfired Big Time Because Duh

[Link] : Cruz's Bronx visit was trending today...for all the wrong reasons. The post Ted Cruz's Bronx Campaign Stop Just Backfired Big Time Because Duh …
Wednesday
Apr062016

Magnified Peacock Feathers Look Like Pure Woven Magic

[Link] : Peacocks are renowned for their beauty. But to truly appreciate them, take a look at Waldo Nell’s photographs.<p>His images show the feathers magnified …
Wednesday
Apr062016

US Cities Aren't Nearly Ready for the Arrival of Self-Driving Cars

[Link] : When self-driving cars get here, they’ll make our commutes more efficient and allow us to get the kids to soccer practice without disrupting mom and …
Wednesday
Apr062016

WhatsApp Messaging Service Introduces Full Encryption

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook and used by more than one billion people, on Tuesday rolled out full encryption for its service, a way to ensure that only the sender and recipient can read messages sent using the app.<p>The encryption, known as “end-to-end encryption,” …"

Wednesday
Apr062016

An Activism-Shy BlackRock Throws a Surprise Punch

[NyTimes] : "BlackRock, the enormous American asset manager with over $4.6 trillion of assets under management, has waged its first significant activist campaign around the G-Resources Group, a Hong Kong company that owned a gold mine. It may be Hong Kong, and it may be only one campaign, but companies should …"