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Tuesday
Mar312015

Re-order everyday items from Amazon with the 'Dash Button'

[Link] : Amazon is rolling out the Dash Button, a physical device that allows customers to re-order items like toilet paper, diapers and laundry detergent as soon as they run out, with a simple press. The…
Tuesday
Mar312015

What Mass Transit Can Learn From Elitist Buses Like Leap

[Link] : Leap, a luxury bus service that lets affluent San Franciscans commute between two of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods while sipping fancy coffee and enjoying free WiFi, strikes many…
Tuesday
Mar312015

The History of In-N-Out Burger

[Link] : In-N-Out Burger is something of a cult to those living outside of the chain’s west-coast bubble, proselytized by endless waves of sunkissed acolytes devoted to spreading the good burger word.…
Tuesday
Mar312015

Sign Up at irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You

[Link] : If you’re an American and haven’t yet created an account at irs.gov, you may want to take care of that before tax fraudsters create an account in your name and steal your personal…
Tuesday
Mar312015

Discrimination

[Link] : I am very proud to see tech leaders like Mark Benioff and Tim Cook speak out on the rising tide of discriminatory legislation being proposed around the country. I believe we must continue to work as…
Monday
Mar302015

China's Man-on-the-Side Attack on GitHub

[Link] : Tuesday, 31 March 2015 01:15:00 (UTC/GMT) On March 27 The following message was posted on the official GitHub blog: We are currently experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service)…
Monday
Mar302015

Meerkat is dying – and it’s taking U.S. tech journalism with it

[Link] : About three days after it received a lavish new funding round, Meerkat died an ugly and embarrassing death. It is hard to decide whether the Great Meerkat Debacle that has unfolded over the past week…
Monday
Mar302015

The Mercedes Robo-Car That Made Me Want to Stop Driving

[Link] : One sunny day last week, I drove from my office in San Francisco over the Bay Bridge, down Interstate 880 and into a parking lot at the defunct Alameda Naval Air Station. I was late, so I…
Monday
Mar302015

Hackers Use an Android App for Sex Extortion

[NyTimes] : "For years, criminals have been tricking people into performing embarrassing sexual acts on the Internet, and then blackmailing them with recordings of that behavior. Now there’s an Android app"

Monday
Mar302015

A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri

[NyTimes] : "Ever since Siri appeared as a regular feature on the iPhone, certain young children — and, let’s face it, some of their parents — have spent hours chatting up the virtual"

Monday
Mar302015

For Hardware Makers, Sharing Their Secrets Is Now Part of the Business Plan

[NyTimes] : "Facebook showed plans last week for drone aircraft that beam lasers conveying high-speed data to remote parts of the world. As powerful as that sounds, Facebook already has something that could be"

Sunday
Mar292015

At the track with Formula E, the first e-racing series

[Link] : MIAMI—The pit lane we're standing in is unusual, and not only because it's a temporary setup placed in the shadow of American Airlines Arena (home of the NBA's Miami Heat). Garages are set up on both…
Sunday
Mar292015

After Kleiner Trial, Expect Less Shooting From the Hip in Silicon Valley

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — John Doerr really needed a win, and late Friday the esteemed venture capitalist got one of the biggest of his career: a jury’s complete dismissal of gender"

Sunday
Mar292015

In Silicon Valley, Auto Racing Becomes a Favorite Hobby for Tech Elites

[NyTimes] : "When you get past the noise and the smell, the unbearable heat, the G-force, the surprising physical exertion and, always, the constant threat of injury or death — auto racing, like much else,"

Sunday
Mar292015

F8 2015 - Big Code: Developer Infrastructure at Facebook's Scale

Saturday
Mar282015

2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4: The One We’ve Been Waiting Half a Century For? - Ignition Ep. 128

Friday
Mar272015

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

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Friday
Mar272015

Mornings in Blue America

[NyTimes] : "Two impossible things happened to the U.S. economy over the course of the past year — or at least they were supposed to be impossible, according to the ideology that dominates half our"

Friday
Mar272015

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu No Longer Find Themselves Upstarts in Online Streaming

[NyTimes] : "Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have suddenly found themselves playing a new role: the establishment.After years of waging an assault on the traditional television business, these companies now must defend"

Friday
Mar272015

As Twitter Introduces Periscope, Tech Titans Bet on Live Streaming Video

[NyTimes] : "Kayvon Beykpour, right, the chief and a founder of Periscope, and Joe Bernstein, also a founder, at their office in San Francisco. Tyra Banks smiled a toothy grin and chatted idly with a captive"