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Saturday
Jun112016

The End of Reflection

[NyTimes] : "There are many moments throughout my average day that, lacking print reading material in a previous era, were once occupied by thinking or observing my surroundings: walking or waiting somewhere, riding the subway, lying in bed unable to sleep or before mustering the energy to get up.<p>Now, though, I …"

Saturday
Jun112016

Drug Maker’s Former Employees Accused of Shady Dealings With Doctors

[NyTimes] : "Jonathan Roper, once a sales manager at Insys Therapeutics, a small pharmaceutical company, had a problem. The end of the quarter was near, and for the first time, Insys was in danger of missing sales goals for its only product, a spray called Subsys that contains the powerful painkiller …"

Saturday
Jun112016

The Chinese Hackers in the Back Office

[NyTimes] : "BELLEVILLE, Wis. — Drive past the dairy farms, cornfields and horse pastures here and you will eventually arrive at Cate Machine & Welding, a small-town business run by Gene and Lori Cate and their sons. For 46 years, the Cates have welded many things — fertilizer tanks, jet-fighter parts, cheese …"

Friday
Jun102016

Complete Guide to Living the Van Life

[Link] : Title<p>Lifestyle Manual<p>Info<p>There are many things to consider before buying a van and after you hit the road. This guide should provide some insight on …
Friday
Jun102016

Gawker Media files for bankruptcy thanks to Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel

[Link] : Other companies are reportedly already making bids for Gawker.<p>A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, a co-founder of Paypal and current Facebook board member, was bankrolling Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media. (Got all that?) Despite the fact that …
Friday
Jun102016

Tiny Home Test Drive

[NyTimes] : "Last week, the first tenants moved into the city's first micro apartment development on East 27th Street. I did, too, for one night.<p>Tucked into a New York City Housing Authority site, on a spot between First and Second Avenues that was once a parking lot, and flanked by linden and honeylocust trees …"

Thursday
Jun092016

Formula 1 Development Tool Now at Hand for the Family Sedan

[NyTimes] : "In the world of motor sports, the British firm McLaren has a distinguished record of innovation, from the use of carbon fiber to create ultralight, ultrastrong chassis to pioneering a single device to control a car's electrical systems, engine and gearbox.<p>An even bigger game-changer may lie …"

Thursday
Jun092016

Want to Capture a Pokémon? Look Behind That Tree

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Pokémon is about to leave the realm of pure fantasy and jump into the real world.<p>Niantic — the maker of the smartphone game Ingress, which combines onscreen actions with physical locations that players must visit — is using similar concepts to build Pokémon Go, the latest …"

Thursday
Jun092016

University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage

[Link] : Canada's University of Calgary paid almost $16,000 ($20,000 Canadian) to recover crucial data that has been held hostage for more than a week by …
Wednesday
Jun082016

Lexus nav systems are acting up nationwide

[Link] : According to owners, they have to disconnect the car battery to get it working again.<p>As upgraded systems bring cars closer to other connected devices, it's inevitable that they suffer from some similar issues. Today many Lexus owners were afflicted by a problem that saw their head units stuck in …
Wednesday
Jun082016

Netflix Studied Your Binge-Watching Habit. That Didn’t Take Long.

[NyTimes] : "At a time when there's more scripted television than ever, how long does it take to finish a complete season of a show?<p>According to Netflix, not much time at all.<p>Subscribers who finish the first season of a TV show generally wrap it up in a week, Netflix says. And those viewers are dedicating a …"

Wednesday
Jun082016

Imzy Is a Kinder, Gentler Reddit. If It Can Stay That Way.

[NyTimes] : "For much of his life, Dan McComas has worked to foster community.<p>He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area's punk music scene, where he built a community for youths with 924 Gilman Street, an all-ages punk club and co-op. He was early in supporting the local, neighborhood-driven newspaper, The Bay …"

Wednesday
Jun082016

Panel Endorses ‘Gene Drive’ Technology That Can Alter Entire Species

[NyTimes] : "The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on Wednesday endorsed research on a technology known as “gene drive,” which gives humans the power for the first time to alter or eliminate entire populations of organisms in the wild — like mosquitoes, mice or plants — through deliberate …"

Tuesday
Jun072016

For His Latest Trick, John Oliver Forgives $15 Million in Medical Debt

[NyTimes] : "Would you rather spend 20 minutes reading about the hazards of predatory debt collection, or would you rather spend 20 minutes watching someone forgive millions of dollars in debt, complete with a giveaway that professed to put Oprah Winfrey's famous “You Get a Car!” gimmick to shame?<p>If you chose …"

Tuesday
Jun072016

E-Trade to Introduce Robo-Advisory Service

[NyTimes] : "E-Trade Financial, the brokerage firm that rose to prominence in the internet start-up boom of the late 1990s by peddling the ease of active online trading, is introducing a so-called robo-advisory service.<p>It will be the latest big financial company to chase the billions of dollars that have poured …"

Monday
Jun062016

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

[Link] : <b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …
Monday
Jun062016

Uber Rolls Out App Improvements Aimed at Drivers

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Tensions have long simmered between Uber and its drivers who power the ride-hailing service. Drivers held protests when Uber cut fares with little warning and have filed class-action lawsuits to be recognized as company employees rather than independent contractors.<p>Uber is now …"

Sunday
Jun052016

TeamViewer users are being hacked in bulk, and we still don’t know how

[Link] : For more than a month, users of the remote login service TeamViewer have taken to Internet forums to report their computers have been ransacked by …
Sunday
Jun052016

No, He’s Not Hitler. And Yet ...

[NyTimes] : "We are supposed to find some solace these days in the assurance that Donald Trump is “not Hitler.” One reasonable response is this: Of course he isn't. Only Hitler is Hitler, and he died in a bunker in 1945. There is no such thing as reincarnation, and history is nothing more than a long, linear …"

Sunday
Jun052016

Drew Houston of Dropbox: Figure Out the Things You Don’t Know

[NyTimes] : "<i>This interview with Drew Houston, chief executive of Dropbox, the file-sharing and storage service, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.</i><p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> An early formative experience for me was toddling into the living room as a kid and seeing this glowing box with all …"