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Tuesday
Feb022016

The Inside Story of Uber’s Radical Rebranding

[Link] : In place of Uber’s signature black, gray, and blue color palette, the company will embrace bright colors---lots of them.The post The Inside Story of …
Tuesday
Feb022016

Magic Leap Just Landed an Astounding Amount of VC Money

[Link] : After much speculation, the secretive augmented reality company announced it has raised nearly $800 million dollars.The post Magic Leap Just Landed …
Monday
Feb012016

Microsoft Plumbs Ocean’s Depths to Test Underwater Data Center

[NyTimes] : "REDMOND, Wash. — Taking a page from Jules Verne, researchers at Microsoft believe the future of data centers may be under the sea.

Microsoft has tested a prototype of a self-contained data center that can operate hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean, eliminating one of the technology …"

Sunday
Jan312016

Liz Pearce of LiquidPlanner: Solving the Rubik’s Cube of Leadership

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Liz Pearce, C.E.O. of LiquidPlanner, a project management software firm, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

Q. What were you like as a child?

A. My mom says I was pretty strong-willed and strong-minded as a toddler. She would try to get me dressed in the morning, and I …"

Sunday
Jan312016

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

[NyTimes] : "THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …"

Saturday
Jan302016

Things Will Get Messy if We Don’t Start Wrangling Drones Now

[Link] : Higher-end drones from DJI and 3D Robotics will have geofencing systems powered by AirMap, a company that has its sights set on the future of UAV …
Saturday
Jan302016

Fake Online Locksmiths May Be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too

[NyTimes] : "Maybe this has happened to you.

Locked out of your car or home, you pull out your phone and type “locksmith” into Google. Up pops a list of names, the most promising of which appear beneath the paid ads, in space reserved for local service companies.

You might assume that the search engine's …"

Friday
Jan292016

I love live data visualizations. Here's every one that I know about.

[Link] : Weather• WindyTY
• Earth
• Wind Map
• Live WX Radar
• NOAA
• Lightning map
Twitter
• No Homophobes
• F Bomb.co
• One Million Tweet Map
• Neomix
• Hashtagify
• Tweetping
Flight
Friday
Jan292016

Augmented Reality Rock Climbing Turns a Sport Into a Videogame

[Link] : All you need is a little code and a projector to make climbing a super competitive sport.The post Augmented Reality Rock Climbing Turns a Sport Into …
Friday
Jan292016

Cutting Off Recurring Charges, the Easy Way

[NyTimes] : "If you want newly invented ice cream flavors to show up at your home each month, you can get a subscription for that.

Ditto for toilet paper, clothing and, in some parts of California, marijuana. Charities, music services and, yes, newspapers, are also happy to regularly bill your credit card.

So it …"

Friday
Jan292016

German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

[NyTimes] : "HÜMMEL, Germany — In the deep stillness of a forest in winter, the sound of footsteps on a carpet of leaves died away. Peter Wohlleben had found what he was looking for: a pair of towering beeches. “These trees are friends,” he said, craning his neck to look at the leafless crowns, black against a …"

Thursday
Jan282016

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

[Link] : Continuing a legacy that dates back to the race-winning 718s of the '50s and '60s, the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster earns its title by adopting flat …
Thursday
Jan282016

NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System

[Link] : It was the talk most anticipated at this year’s inaugural Usenix Enigma security conference in San Francisco and one that even the other speakers …
Thursday
Jan282016

Alphabet Program Beats the European Human Go Champion

[NyTimes] : "Artificial intelligence researchers are closing in on a new benchmark for comparing the human mind and a machine. On Wednesday, DeepMind, a research organization that operates under the umbrella of Alphabet, reported that a program combining two separate algorithms had soundly defeated a …"

Wednesday
Jan272016

The Nine Safest Cars in America, and Volvo is Getting Closer to their Overall Zero Volvo Deaths Goal

[Link] : In 2007 in America, no matter what kind of car you drove, someone else had died in that exact model. With over 200 million licensed drivers in the …
Wednesday
Jan272016

Facebook Readies a Network for Virtual Reality

[NyTimes] : "MENLO PARK, Calif. — When Facebook releases its fourth-quarter earnings results on Wednesday, it is likely to announce it shows well over eight billion videos a day. It is certainly a big number, but video is most likely a means to an end for Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, …"

Wednesday
Jan272016

No Need to Fret, Apple Is Doing Fine

[NyTimes] : "Let's get this out of the way first: Despite what you may have heard, the iPhone is not dying. Neither, by extension, is Apple.

It's true that in an earnings report on Tuesday, after weeks of speculation by Wall Street that iPhone sales would finally hit a peak, Apple confirmed the news: IPhone …"

Tuesday
Jan262016

Tesla Autopilot promo shows what it can do for your commute

[Link] : Tesla Motors doesn't usually run advertising, but it could start by pushing self-driving features.

Why let fans make the videos when you can do it yourself? Tesla Motors just made public a new video -- if it ever runs as a TV ad, it could be the company's first one -- promoting it Autopilot feature …

Monday
Jan252016

The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund

[Link] : Last week, Ben Goertzel and his company turned on a hedge fund that makes all its stock trades using AI---no human intervention required.The post The …
Monday
Jan252016

Michigan’s Great Stink

[NyTimes] : "In the 1850s, London, the world's largest city, still didn't have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you might imagine. But conservatives, including the magazine The Economist and the prime minister, opposed any effort to remedy the situation. After all, …"