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Saturday
Aug302014

2015 BMW i8: Is i The New M? - Ignition Ep. 115

Saturday
Aug302014

Flying a Blimp Is Way Trickier Than You’d Expect

[Link] : Goodyear Goodyear’s newest airship, just christened Wingfoot One, is now cruising the skies in all its newfangled glory. From the ground, the redesigned dirigible doesn’t look that…
Friday
Aug292014

Here’s Everything You Should Watch on Netflix Over the Long Weekend

[Link] : Who needs Labor Day plans? Maybe you’re sensitive to the sun. Maybe that campground closed down because of season fires. Maybe you just want to fill your long weekend with ample sitting-around…
Thursday
Aug282014

Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

[NyTimes] : "For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable.But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse.For teenage apparel retailers, that"

Thursday
Aug282014

The Future Could Work, if We Let It

[NyTimes] : "One persistent criticism of the tech industry is that it no longer works on big ideas. For all of Silicon Valley’s talk of changing the world, critics say, Google and Facebook mainly hire"

Wednesday
Aug272014

The Future Programming Manifesto

[Link] : It’s time to reformulate the principles guiding my work. Inessential complexity is the root of all evil Most of the problems of software arise because it is too complicated for humans to…
Tuesday
Aug262014

Facebook Takes Steps Against ‘Click Bait’ Articles

[NyTimes] : "Facebook announced on Monday that it had adjusted the way users see articles on its site to reduce what it called “click bait” — items that tempt readers with a beguiling"

Tuesday
Aug262014

What’s Twitch? Gamers Know, and Amazon Is Spending $1 Billion on It

[NyTimes] : "The video in video games is suddenly a billion-dollar business.Video games have long been something people played. But in the last few years, thanks in part to fast Internet access and multiplayer"

Tuesday
Aug262014

The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)

[Link] : Background: My day job is running a space transportation company called SpaceX, but on the side I am the chairman of Tesla Motors and help formulate the business and product strategy with Martin and…

Tuesday
Aug262014

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

[Link] : Today at 10am PST, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, the company’s first-ever app outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm processing, the app makes it easy to use your…
Monday
Aug252014

Box, Dropbox and Hightail Pivot to New Business Models

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Nothing concentrates minds at a tech start-up like living in the middle of a price war between Amazon and Google.Just ask executives at companies like Box, Dropbox and"

Monday
Aug252014

Klarna, an Online Payment System Popular in Europe, Eyes Global Expansion

[NyTimes] : "STOCKHOLM — Ready to check out online? Just enter your email address and a postal code to complete the purchase. The bill will be in the mail.That is the simple option offered to shoppers on"

Sunday
Aug242014

Getting started with drones

[Link] : Drone. Quadcopter. Phantom. Dronie. You’ve no doubt heard about these terms with increasing gusto in recent months. They are everywhere in the news now; from seeing more dronies slide into…
Sunday
Aug242014

Red Hook’s Cutting-Edge Wireless Network

[NyTimes] : "Robert Smith, a 19-year-old in a gray T-shirt and camouflage pants, climbed the stairwell of the Joseph Miccio Community Center in Red Hook, scaled a ladder at the top floor and jumped onto the roof."

Sunday
Aug242014

Bug Love

[NyTimes] : "LARAMIE, Wyo. — IT’S summertime, the season of insects, and if you spend any time outdoors (or even indoors), you’ve probably been swatting and stomping your way toward fall."

Sunday
Aug242014

Julie Myers Wood: Eat Your Sushi, and Expand Your Horizons

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Julie Myers Wood, chief executive of Guidepost Solutions, a security, compliance and risk management firm, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. Were you in leadership"

Sunday
Aug242014

Why We’re Not Driving the Friendly Skies

[NyTimes] : "A number of us can thank a cartoon character from the future, George Jetson, for instilling our longing. Students of aviation history might look for inspiration to the Autoplane prototype built in"

Saturday
Aug232014

What is a Hacker?

[Link] : Brian HarveyUniversity of California, Berkeley In one sense it's silly to argue about the ``true'' meaning of a word. A word means whatever people use it to mean. I am not the Academie…
Friday
Aug222014

Manhattan, our real-time, multi-tenant distributed database for Twitter scale

[Link] : As Twitter has grown into a global platform for public self-expression and conversation, our storage requirements have grown too. Over the last few years, we found ourselves in need of a storage…
Thursday
Aug212014

Reactive Frameworks, Microservices, Docker and Other Necessities for Scalable Cloud Native Applications

[Link] : A lot of startups go wrong when adopting cloud services. For starters, cloud becomes a yet another hosting provider with more competitive rates. I have personally seen deployments which are mere fork…