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Friday
Nov072014

The Observation Deck » SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source

[Link] : Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based…
Friday
Nov072014

Malicious Software Campaign Targets Apple Users in China

[NyTimes] : "Researchers at a Silicon Valley security company said on Wednesday that they had found a new manner in which hackers can infect Apple products. The company, Palo Alto Networks, reported that it had"

Friday
Nov072014

Brittany Maynard, ‘Death With Dignity’ Ally, Dies at 29

[NyTimes] : "Brittany Maynard, who became a public face for the “death with dignity” movement in the United States after she was found to have terminal brain cancer, ended her life on Saturday at"

Friday
Nov072014

Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web

[NyTimes] : "Twenty years ago last month, a team of well-meaning designers, coders and magazine publishers inadvertently unleashed on an unsuspecting world one of the most misguided and destructive technologies"

Thursday
Nov062014

Facebook's Top Open Data Problems

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Thursday
Nov062014

Introducing Proxygen, Facebook's C++ HTTP framework

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Thursday
Nov062014

The Sixth Stage of Grief is Retro-Computing

[Link] : Over the last few days I’ve been crazy for emulation—that is, simulating old, busted computers on my sweet modern laptop. I’ve been booting up fake machines and tearing them…
Thursday
Nov062014

The End of the Throw Away Appliance

[Link] : Rhett Allain I went to press the “start” button on the dishwasher. Nothing happened. There was no sound, there were no lights. Nothing. It didn’t start. I convinced my daughter…
Monday
Nov032014

HP Unveils Plan to Make 3-D Printing an Everyday Thing

[NyTimes] : "Hewlett-Packard believes it has developed impressive new technology to make it easier and faster to print three-dimensional objects. Let’s hope the grandiose way HP talks about it"

Sunday
Nov022014

There Is No ‘Healthy’ Microbiome

[NyTimes] : "LONDON — IN the late 17th century, the Dutch naturalist Anton van Leeuwenhoek looked at his own dental plaque through a microscope and saw a world of tiny cells “very prettily"

Saturday
Nov012014

A Billion Still to Spend, and Only Two Years to Do It

[NyTimes] : "Christopher Oechsli, chief executive of the Atlantic Philanthropies, left, and Chuck Feeney, its founder. The limited-life foundation intends to exhaust its assets in 2016. THE ATLANTIC"

Saturday
Nov012014

The Latest Flipboard Serves Up the News and Some Surprises

[NyTimes] : "A FEW months after Apple began selling the iPad in 2010, Mike McCue, a former employee at Microsoft, and Evan Doll, formerly with Apple, unveiled the first truly great app for the new tablet"

Saturday
Nov012014

Amazon’s Grand Design in Devices

[NyTimes] : "Amazon introduces new gadgets the way a guerrilla army prepares for attack: unsteadily at first, and then with unexpected ferocity.The company usually begins by putting out feelers to test the"

Friday
Oct312014

Making Connections to Facebook more Secure

[Link] : It's important to us at Facebook to provide methods for people to use our site securely.…

Friday
Oct312014

I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On — And You’d Be, Too

[Link] : Cross-posted on Salon I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I am now the owner of a new “smart”…
Thursday
Oct302014

osquery

[Link] : osquery exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database. This allows you to write SQL-based queries to explore operating system data on a variety of platforms.

Thursday
Oct302014

Microsoft Contributes Next Generation Server Design to Open Compute Project

[Link] : Today I will be giving a keynote address at the Open Compute Project (OCP) European Summit, where I’ll announce the contribution of the 2nd-generation Open CloudServer (OCS v2)…
Thursday
Oct302014

With Microsoft Band and Health, a Jump Into the Growing Market for Wearable Technology

[NyTimes] : "REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft has a place on desks, in living rooms and pockets. Now, like many other big technology companies, Microsoft believes it belongs on wrists.The company has created a"

Thursday
Oct302014

Apple’s Tim Cook Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’

[NyTimes] : "Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said he was “proud to be gay” in an essay published early Thursday, becoming by far the most prominent executive of a public company to"

Thursday
Oct302014

Wal-Mart's Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked

[Link] : Screenshot Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.  CurrentC is sending emails to people who signed up for the beta…