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Friday
Apr042014

Nest Labs Stops Selling Its Smoke Detector

[NyTimes] : "Nest Labs, the home automation company recently acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, said on Thursday that it was halting sales of its smoke and carbon monoxide detector over safety concerns.Tony"

Friday
Apr042014

A Beautiful Super 8-Inspired Camcorder With Modern Smarts

[Link] : Image: Chinon Corporation Image: Chinon Corporation Image: Chinon Corporation Image: Chinon Corporation…
Thursday
Apr032014

Rise of the (Virtual) Machines: Creating Powerful Data Science Learning Experiences with Vagrant and IPython Notebook

[Link] : Today, we have a guest post from Matthew A. Russell, the author of Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition, who has been innovating with lean startup principles to create better data science toolboxes and…
Thursday
Apr032014

With Fire TV, Amazon Seeks a Beachhead in the Living Room

[NyTimes] : "Amazon is a retailer that makes and sells entertainment. On Wednesday, it took a big step toward a future in which shopping and video are tightly linked, perhaps even inseparable.If Amazon has its"

Thursday
Apr032014

‘Silicon Valley,’ Mike Judge’s New Series, Debuts on HBO

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story There is no epiphanic moment of invention in “"

Thursday
Apr032014

Sweeping Away a Search History

[NyTimes] : "YOUR search history contains some of the most personal information you will ever reveal online: your health, mental state, interests, travel locations, fears and shopping habits.And that is"

Wednesday
Apr022014

These Tips Will Make Your Software Engineer Resume World Famous

[Link] : What does it take to make a top-notch software engineer resume? It's easy to ignore the issue, but resumes still matters for engineers. Think about these tips and your resume won't let you…
Wednesday
Apr022014

Ephemeral Apps

[Link] : Ephemeral messaging apps such as Snapchat, Wickr and Frankly, all of which advertise that your photo, message or update will only be accessible for a short period, are on the rise. Snapchat and…
Wednesday
Apr022014

Zed: The Next Phase

[Link] : When I started the Zed project about a year ago I intended to build an editor just for me: something minimal, simple and stable. Writing something for myself seemed a natural thing to do after…
Wednesday
Apr022014

So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

[Link]The morning I met Elaine Rich, she was sitting at the kitchen table of her small town home in suburban Maryland 

Wednesday
Apr022014

Virtual Reality, Perfect for an Immersive Society

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story The news that Facebook paid $2 billion for a virtual reality start-up, Oculus VR, might strike you as a b"

Wednesday
Apr022014

A Billion-Dollar Bracelet Is the Key to a Disney Park

[NyTimes] : "ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World has spent more than a year rolling out a $1 billion system that changes how visitors do everything from enter their hotel rooms to ride Space Mountain. But a"

Wednesday
Apr022014

A Revolution in Money

[NyTimes] : "Imagine it’s 2040. You go to the grocery store, and when you look for the checkout counter there is none. There’s no place to pay for your groceries because you already did. When you"

Monday
Mar312014

10 Siri Tricks To Help You Be Your Most Productive Self

[Link] : There are literally thousands of commands you can issue to Siri, the “intelligent” voice-activated assistant built into Apple’s iOS. I say “intelligent” in quotes…
Monday
Mar312014

What to Expect From the World’s Greatest Endurance Race This Year

[Link] : Photo: Audi If you thought this year’s new Formula 1 rules were complex, the World Endurance Championship regulations, including those that govern the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are enough to fry…
Sunday
Mar302014

Big, Small, Hot or Cold - Your Data Needs a Robust Pipeline (Examples from Stripe, Tapad, Etsy & Square)

[Link] : In response to a recent post from MongoHQ entitled “You don’t have big data," I would generally agree with many of the author’s points. However, regardless of whether you call it…
Sunday
Mar302014

Civilization’s Starter Kit

[NyTimes] : "I’M an astrobiologist — I study the essential building blocks of life, on this planet and others. But I don’t know how to fix a dripping tap, or what to do when the washing"

Sunday
Mar302014

BlackBerry Sees Hope for Future in Security

[NyTimes] : "OTTAWA — Since becoming president and chief executive of BlackBerry in November, John S. Chen has revamped the company’s executive ranks, accelerated layoffs, farmed out some phone"

Sunday
Mar302014

Cloud Computing's Watershed Week

[NyTimes] : "Robert Galbraith/ReutersMicrosoft’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella, made his first big public appearance this week, offering Office for the iPad partly as a way to sell more of its"

Sunday
Mar302014

Tom Erickson of Acquia, on the Philosophy of ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Tom Erickson, chief executive of Acquia, an open-source software company, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. Any leadership lessons early in your life?A. I grew up in a"