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Wednesday
Aug122015

Growing Vegetables in Space, NASA Astronauts Tweet Their Lunch

[NyTimes] : "The local food movement has now reached outer space.On Monday, after watching a batch of “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce grow under a purplish glow in the microgravity of space, NASA"

Wednesday
Aug122015

Alphabet? Google Might Get Some Letters

[NyTimes] : "One can only assume that before Larry Page and Sergey Brin chose Alphabet as the name for their new holding company, they Googled it.If so, they would have discovered that the Internet domain"

Wednesday
Aug122015

Twitter Reacts to Google Creating Alphabet: ‘Now It Can Be Evil!’

[Link] : excited for when the artist formerly known as google changes its name to just a symbol — Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) August 10, 2015 Rarely is the Internet simply handed a joke fest on this…
Tuesday
Aug112015

Analysis of Alphabet aka Google's new corporate structure

[Link] : If the hubbub on Twitter is any indication, then Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have won the Internet with their announcement that Google will transition to a new holding company…
Tuesday
Aug112015

How Google Invented an Amazing Datacenter Network Only They Could Create - High Scalability -

[Link] : Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8:56AM Google with justly earned pride recently announced: Today at the 2015 Open Network Summit, we are revealing for the first time the details of five generations of our…
Monday
Aug102015

Algorithmic Trading: The Play-at-Home Version

[Link] : After more than 100 hours of coding over three months, Mike Soule was finally ready to switch on his project. He didn’t know what to expect. If things went right, he could be on his way to…
Monday
Aug102015

Why ‘Smart’ Objects May Be a Dumb Idea

[NyTimes] : "A FRIDGE that puts milk on your shopping list when you run low. A safe that tallies the cash that is placed in it. A sniper rifle equipped with advanced computer technology for improved accuracy. A"

Sunday
Aug092015

Conquering Digital Distraction

[Link] : Sinan Koçaslan/iStockphoto Digital overload may be the defining problem of today’s workplace. All day and night, on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we’re bombarded…
Saturday
Aug082015

How do you program a computer with 10 terabytes of RAM? - High Scalability -

[Link] : Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 8:56AM How do you program a computer with 10 terabytes of RAM in a single address space?  When the great Adrian Cockcroft was interviewed for Enterprise Initiatives…
Saturday
Aug082015

Everyone is Mocking TIME's Latest Cover Photo

[Link] : The August 17th issue of TIME magazine contains a cover story about the ongoing rise of virtual reality. Unfortunately for TIME, it’s not the story itself that has everyone talking —…
Friday
Aug072015

Researchers find major security flaw with ZigBee smart home devices

[Link] : by Devindra Hardawar |…
Friday
Aug072015

North Korea to Move 30 Minutes Backward to Create Its Own Time Zone

[NyTimes] : "A train station in Pyongyang, North Korea. The isolated country said on Friday that it would create its own time zone — “Pyongyang time” — and set its clocks 30 minutes"

Friday
Aug072015

Among the States, Self-Driving Cars Have Ignited a Gold Rush

[NyTimes] : "Whether it is fuel savings, safer commutes or freed-up time behind the wheel, drivers have many reasons to embrace self-driving cars.But another group is just as eager to see these vehicles on the"

Friday
Aug072015

Firefox security glitch exploited by malicious ad that could steal users’ local files

[Link] : Heads up, Firefox users — Mozilla is urging you to update your browser post-haste, after a rogue advertisement on a Russian news site was found to be exploiting a vulnerability that…
Friday
Aug072015

Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU

[Link] : As the global elite gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and four other executives from the Internet search giant were meeting in a…
Thursday
Aug062015

Ad firms are the reason Adobe’s Flash still exists—despite its many, many security flaws

[Link] : There’s yet another security issue surrounding Flash, the Adobe technology that is used in the majority of rich online ads today. On Monday (Aug. 3), Yahoo said it shut down an attack that…
Thursday
Aug062015

Researchers can take complete control of Android phones

[Link] : by Roberto Baldwin |…
Thursday
Aug062015

Thirteen Months of Working, Eating, and Sleeping at the Googleplex

[Link] : Giving up the house key makes it brave. Anyone can sleep in the office for a night, a few nights, even most of the time. But to remove the option of escaping the office entirely—that’s…
Thursday
Aug062015

The real secret to success in Silicon Valley, according to a Stanford professor

[Link] : Silicon Valley has become something of a mecca for talented entrepreneurs looking to make their mark. As a professor teaching them, I have had a ringside seat as some of the most driven…
Thursday
Aug062015

Researchers Hacked a Model S, But Tesla’s Already Released a Patch

[Link] : Tesla cars have one security advantage that a lot of other cars don’t—the electric vehicles can’t be hot-wired the way many older gas-fueled cars can, so a thief can’t…