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Monday
Aug112014

What Cars Did for Today's World, Data May Do for Tomorrow's

[NyTimes] : "A General Electric technician working on a jet engine. The company said that by analyzing million miles of flights by two dozen airlines in recent months, it has been able to identify possible"

Sunday
Aug102014

Living Like the Kardashians, via Smartphone

[NyTimes] : "It was quite a glamorous weekend. First, I flew to Los Angeles to star in a commercial for athletic wear. Then I flew right back to New York, where I met my handsome boyfriend, Christian, a famous"

Sunday
Aug102014

Oversize Expectations for the Airbus A380

[NyTimes] : "An Airbus A380, by far the world’s largest commercial passenger plane, at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow in England last month. Only one airline — Emirates — has made"

Saturday
Aug092014

Rudderless Craft to Get Glimpse of Home Before Sinking Into Space’s Depths

[NyTimes] : "An artist's concept of the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 spacecraft, in space since 1978. The craft was essentially abandoned by NASA in 1997. A small group of space enthusiasts had hoped to"

Saturday
Aug092014

When a Car Loan Means Bankruptcy

[NyTimes] : "The mortgage industry set the stage for the recession by luring people into ruinously priced loans they could never hope to repay, then selling those loans to Wall Street in mortgage-backed"

Saturday
Aug092014

The Edge of Space

[Link] : We arrange photo sets using an algorithm that is based on how much space is available on the screen. To change the order of your photos, drag photos up and down using the strip on the left. Changes…
Saturday
Aug092014

How free cloud services become free, currency-mining, DDoS-attacking botnets

[Link] : It’s no secret that the cloud has the potential to be a hacker’s paradise, chock-full of all the password-cracking computing power a trove of stolen credit cards can buy. Surely,…
Friday
Aug082014

China Cracks Down on Popular Mobile Messaging Services

[NyTimes] : "BEIJING — Chinese authorities imposed new restrictions on the country’s most popular mobile instant messaging services on Thursday, including rules meant to curb the sharing of"

Thursday
Aug072014

HTTPS as a ranking signal

[Link] : Cross-posted from the Webmaster Central Blog Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by…
Thursday
Aug072014

Google Says Website Encryption – Or Lack Thereof – Will Now Influence Search Rankings

[Link] : Google will begin using website encryption, or HTTPS, as a ranking signal – a move which should prompt website developers who have dragged their heels on increased security measures, or who…
Thursday
Aug072014

Hellcat Unleashed: The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT! - World's Fastest Car Show Ep 4.7

Thursday
Aug072014

Russian Hackers Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords

[NyTimes] : "A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses,"

Thursday
Aug072014

Finding Meaning: Enriching Our Stories with Sensing

[Link] : By Jarrett Webb The morning sunshine creeps through the closed bedroom blinds. You begin to wake up. You rise, dress, and head out for a jog. Upon returning you shower, feed the dog, eat breakfast,…
Monday
Aug042014

Wealth Managers Enlist Spy Tools to Map Portfolios

[NyTimes] : "MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Some of the engineers who used to help the Central Intelligence Agency solve problems have moved on to another challenge: determining the value of every conceivable"

Saturday
Aug022014

Ebola Vaccine Possible, but Many Doubts Persist

[NyTimes] : "Even as federal health officials announced plans to speed development of an Ebola vaccine, scientists who study the virus warned that the task would be arduous and that success was hardly"

Saturday
Aug022014

The lab that created Spark wants to speed up everything, including cures for cancer

[Link] : Unknown to most of the world, the University of California, Berkeley’s AMPLab has already left an indelible mark on world of information technology, and even the web. But we…
Saturday
Aug022014

Reanimating Bertha, a Mechanical Behemoth Slumbering Under Seattle

[NyTimes] : "SEATTLE — Sometime this fall, a huge vertical shaft lined with 84 concrete pilings, designed to hold back the slurry that defines underground Seattle, will be finished, and a Mr. Fix-It"

Saturday
Aug022014

Lytro’s Illum Is a Camera for Serious Photographers

[NyTimes] : "In 2006, Ren Ng, a graduate student at Stanford, published a doctoral thesis outlining a revolutionary technology in photography that almost seemed like an illusion.Mr. Ng discussed a way of"

Friday
Aug012014

Should your robot driver kill you to save a child’s life?

[Link] : Big decision for a small car. laughingsquid, CC BY-NC-ND Robots have already taken over the world. It may not seem so because it hasn’t happened in the way science fiction author Isaac Asmiov…
Thursday
Jul312014

Checking In From Home Leaves Entry for Hackers

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — The same tools that help millions of Americans work from home are being exploited by cybercriminals to break into the computer networks of retailers like Target and Neiman"