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Thursday
Dec042014

Sony Breach May Have Exposed Employee Healthcare, Salary Data

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Tuesday
Dec022014

How to Build an Empire, the Netflix Way

[NyTimes] : "In the first episode of “Marco Polo,” Netflix’s coming original series, the Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan sits on a throne in his gilded palace and plots the future conquests of"

Tuesday
Dec022014

Hackers Using Lingo of Wall St. Breach Health Care Companies’ Email

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — For more than a year, a group of cybercriminals has been pilfering email correspondence from more than 100 organizations — most of them publicly traded health care or"

Tuesday
Dec022014

A Connecticut Indian Tribe Faces Its Eroding Fortunes From Foxwoods

[NyTimes] : "Encased in glass, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center rises, improbably and on a grand scale, from the wooded swamplands of eastern Connecticut.The museum, which cost $225 million to"

Monday
Dec012014

CoreOS is building a container runtime, Rocket

[Link] : Rocket is a new container runtime, designed for composability, security, and speed. Today we are releasing a prototype version on GitHub to begin gathering feedback from our community and explain why…

Saturday
Nov292014

Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us.

[NyTimes] : "Amateur photographers and Hollywood filmmakers turn to them for lush overhead shots. Geologists use them to look above the seas for oil-bearing rocks. Amazon executives are pushing to use them to"

Saturday
Nov292014

Payday Lenders Seek Shelter on Tribal Lands for 700% Loans

[Link] : Photograph by Zeke Faux/BloombergA payday loan office Joshua Wrenn needed money to make the January payment for his Jeep Cherokee. The truck driver and aspiring country singer from Madison, N.C., got…
Saturday
Nov292014

New Directions in Operating Systems « syslog

[Link] : New Directions in Operating Systems Blogging live from the New Directions in Operating Systems 1 day conference at the Shoreditch Village Hall in London. Rump kernels Writing drivers and filesystems…
Friday
Nov282014

7 Best Off-Road Trailers

[Link] : With our continuing dependence on tech devices and current state of online privacy, there’s no better time than the present to get off the grid. But whether you’re bugging out full time…
Friday
Nov282014

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of C

[Link] : For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang.…

Friday
Nov282014

Shopping on a Phone Is Still Uncommon but Growing Fast

[NyTimes] : "Throngs of people still camp out awaiting Black Friday doorbuster sales, but it is more for the sake of tradition and sport than for good deals. Those can just as easily be found online.E-commerce"

Friday
Nov282014

Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting

[NyTimes] : "In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft.The average price of an individual New York City"

Thursday
Nov272014

The Slippery Slope of Silicon Valley

[NyTimes] : "Ahh, Thanksgiving, the time of year to stop the daily drudgery and give thanks for what we have. To be grateful for our family, friends and health. Maybe this is also a perfect time to be thankful"

Wednesday
Nov262014

Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU

[Link] : News & Analysis Rex targets 10x leap in performance/watt 11/24/2014 07:35 PM EST Post a comment SAN JOSE, Calif. — A startup founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that…
Wednesday
Nov262014

Tech Toys That Can Make the Video Screen Passé

[NyTimes] : "When we talk about children’s access to digital technology, we often focus on “screen time,” but that term is a bit antiquated. Across the ind"

Wednesday
Nov262014

Solving the Mystery of Link Imbalance: A Metastable Failure State at Scale

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Wednesday
Nov262014

Alastair Mitchell, on Running With Your Dreams

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Alastair Mitchell, the chief executive of Huddle, a cloud-based collaboration software company, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. What were some early influences for"

Thursday
Nov202014

The Unknown Start-up That Built Google’s First Self-Driving Car

[Link] : Photo: Conor O'Brien The Original: A robotized Toyota Prius, built by Berekely, Calif.-based startup 510 Systems, was the foundation of much of Google’s autonomous car program. In a stunt for TV…
Thursday
Nov202014

Building a complete Tweet index

[Link] : Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006. Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday…
Wednesday
Nov192014

Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success

[NyTimes] : "Of all the praise heaped upon Oculus, the virtual-reality company that Facebook acquired for $2 billion earlier this year, perhaps the most significant has been this: non-nauseating. I can testify to"