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Wednesday
Jun102015

Netflix is coming to a Marriott near you

[Link] : After being scolded by the FCC over its plans to block guests' personal WiFi connections back in January, Marriott hotels has a…
Wednesday
Jun102015

Containers, clouds and code: How Yelp built a hybrid cloud using Mesos and Docker

[Link] : By late 2013, Yelp Director of Operations Sam Eaton realized the company had an infrastructure problem. Scaling the site across its own datacenters and the Amazon Web Services cloud had become…
Wednesday
Jun102015

An introduction to immutable infrastructure

[Link] : Immutable infrastructure (II) provides stability, efficiency, and fidelity to your applications through automation and the use of successful patterns from programming. No rigorous or standardized…
Tuesday
Jun092015

Apple Music Is Unveiled, Along With Upgrades for iPhone and Mac OS

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s iTunes has grown stale. It is difficult to use and feels dated when compared with online music services like Spotify and Pandora. Pick your critique, and Apple"

Tuesday
Jun092015

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Security Freeze

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Monday
Jun082015

Apple Said to Build High-Speed Network for Fast Content Delivery

[Link] : Apple Inc. is assembling a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers, a push to be more competitive with Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in cloud services, people…
Monday
Jun082015

HackerOne Connects Hackers With Companies, and Hopes for a Win-Win

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — In 2011, two Dutch hackers in their early 20s made a target list of 100 high-tech companies they would try to hack. Soon, they had found security vulnerabilities in Facebook,"

Sunday
Jun072015

What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul

[NyTimes] : "Like most young people in the Bay Area, Mike Kim grew up believing that the future of technology was being forged in Silicon Valley. Raised in Piedmont, an affluent suburb of Oakland, Kim was in"

Sunday
Jun072015

Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?

[NyTimes] : "Pim Koeslag designs and fabricates some of the world’s most complicated mechanical timepieces. Especially ambitious is his Grand Tourbillon Minute Repeater, created for Ateliers deMonaco, a"

Sunday
Jun072015

A Music-Sharing Network for the Unconnected

[NyTimes] : "Over the last two decades, cellphones have ushered in a communications revolution in Africa. The entire country of Mali, for example, has just 120,000 landlines to serve a population of 15 million."

Sunday
Jun072015

Korea’s Team KAIST wins the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge

[Link] : Roboticists from around the world came together in Pomona, Calif., today and yesterday for the 2015 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, and DARPA has just named the…
Sunday
Jun072015

Artificial intelligence?

[Link] : Elon Musk started a trend. Ever since he warned us about artificial intelligence, all sorts of people have been jumping on the bandwagon, including Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates. Although I believe…
Sunday
Jun072015

Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible to Take Down

[Link] : WIRED Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food. Cutting their heads off won’t even kill…
Saturday
Jun062015

Five Reasons To Shoot Film

[Link] : Film photography tends to get romanticized these days. Aspiring Jurgen Tellers and Lomographers will wax poetic about the “transcendent experience of shooting film” and the “joy…
Saturday
Jun062015

A Manhattan Fortuneteller Cost Him Fortune After Fortune

[NyTimes] : "Everyone knows that when a man loves a woman, he can’t keep his mind on nothing else. He’ll spend his very last dime. Give up all his comfort, sleep out in the rain.But for a"

Saturday
Jun062015

U.S. Was Warned of System Open to Cyberattacks

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — The inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management, which keeps the records and security clearance information for millions of current and retired federal employees,"

Friday
Jun052015

Sharing Data, but Not Happily

[NyTimes] : "Should consumers be able to control how companies collect and use their personal data?At a dinner honoring privacy advocates this week in Washington, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple,"

Friday
Jun052015

Every Virus a Person Has Had Can Be Seen in a Drop of Blood, Researchers Find

[NyTimes] : "Using less than a drop of blood, a new test can reveal nearly every virus a person has ever been exposed to, scientists reported on Thursday.The test, which is still experimental, can be performed"

Thursday
Jun042015

How to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals online for free

[Link] : DARPA's Robotics Challenge is finally coming to a close. The finals will be held on June 5th to 6th, almost three years after the contest was launched, in Pomona, California -- but you thankfully can…
Thursday
Jun042015

The Role of a Senior Developer

[Link] : We work in a strange industry. There is a much higher need for developers than can be satisfied by new developers coming into the field. This is a problem that has existed for years, and it is…