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Thursday
Oct092014

Drone racing in the woods evokes more than a few Star Wars memories

[Link] : Ever wanted to recreate the speeder chase in Return of the Jedi, or pod racing in The Phantom Menace? There's apparently an easy way to do it that doesn't involve sci-fi technology. France's Airgonay…
Thursday
Oct092014

Mercedes will talk self-driving cars and debut a new concept at CES

[Link] : If you haven't started thinking about next year's CES yet, Daimler AG has beat you to the punch. Not only will Mercedes Benz CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche be delivering a keynote about autonomous vehicle…
Wednesday
Oct082014

A 10-Year-Old's Journey, From Lemonade Stand to Silicon Valley

[NyTimes] : "I arrived at Silicon Valley’s Techmanity conference too late to see the actor Jared Leto lecture about entrepreneurship and too early for the Weezer concert that night. But that was fine. I"

Tuesday
Oct072014

Square Cash for iOS sends funds to nearby pals over Bluetooth

[Link] : Square Cash made its debut earlier this year, allowing you to repay your pals after a night of drinks without actually exchanging bills. After adding the ability to beam funds via text message back…
Tuesday
Oct072014

How Clay.io Built their 10x Architecture Using AWS, Docker, HAProxy, and Lots More - High Scalability -

[Link] : Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:56AM This is a guest repost by Zoli Kahan from Clay.io.  This is the first post in my new series 10x, where I share my experiences and how we do things at…
Tuesday
Oct072014

Inside the Biggest-Ever Hedge-Fund Scandal

[Link] : The federal investigation echoed tactics used for the Mob: get low-level workers to inform on those farther up the hierarchy. Credit Illustration by Concepción Studios. Clockwise from Top:…
Monday
Oct062014

Hadoop Weekly - October 6, 2014

[Link] : Hadoop Weekly is a recurring guest post by Joe Crobak. Joe is a software engineer focused on Hadoop and analytics. You can follow Joe on Twitter at @joecrobak. It’s a relatively…
Monday
Oct062014

Technology Takes the Wheel

[NyTimes] : "DETROIT — Google’s driverless car may still be a work in progress, but the potential for semiautonomous vehicles on American roads is no longer the stuff of science fiction.By the end"

Monday
Oct062014

Photoshop is not a design tool.

[Link] : A tool attempting to tackle this issue is Noflo. Aiming to bridge the communication gap between design and development and providing a platform for real, effective collaboration.Unlike Quartz…
Sunday
Oct052014

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

[NyTimes] : "A helicopter appeared in the sky over the North Sea.It was 7 a.m. on a Wednesday this summer, and the helicopter circled in a wide arc before hovering above a ship traveling south at about 15 knots."

Saturday
Oct042014

I want my Apple back

[Link] : Dear Apple, I have a MacBook Pro, an iPad, an iPhone 6 Plus, and an Apple TV. I've been a very happy customer for 5 years for only one reason: you guys make great products. You are the company that's…
Saturday
Oct042014

Times Articles Removed From Google Results in Europe

[NyTimes] : "Google has notified The New York Times in the last month that links to five articles have been removed from some search results on European versions of its search engine to comply with"

Saturday
Oct042014

The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

[NyTimes] : "A refinery and wetlands near Myrtle Grove, La. Jeff Riedel for The New York Times In Louisiana, the most common way to visualize the state’s existential crisis is through the metaphor of"

Friday
Oct032014

A mixed bag on apps: What The New York Times learned with NYT Opinion and NYT Now » Nieman Journalism Lab

[Link] : The New York Times’ announcement today that it was cutting 100 positions in its newsroom was coupled with changes to two of its most closely watched experiments, each just a few months old:…
Friday
Oct032014

Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising

[NyTimes] : "The amount of antibiotics sold for use in livestock rose substantially in recent years, according to the Food and Drug Administration, a pattern that experts said was troubling given the efforts to"

Thursday
Oct022014

My data is bigger than your data!

[Link] : How big is big data really? From time to time, various organizations brag about how much data they have, how big their clusters are, how many requests per second they serve, etc. Every time I come…
Thursday
Oct022014

Adrian Cockcroft on Microservices and DevOps

[Link] :   2. So what did you learn from your time at Netflix? The key thing that Netflix optimized for was speed, and as a fairly small company operating in a world where there are a lot of very large…
Thursday
Oct022014

Introducing Inspeqtor

[Link] : I’ve written server-side applications for a decade now, and monitoring the components of your application is critical but painful. What monitors the CPU and RAM usage of your custom daemons?…
Thursday
Oct022014

The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose

[Link] : Alex Washburn / WIRED It’s been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat security conference in Las…
Thursday
Oct022014

Protesters in Hong Kong Are Targets of Scrutiny Through Their Phones

[NyTimes] : "HONG KONG — As tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong continued to shut down the city’s main arteries on Wednesday in a call for democracy, a quieter struggle was playing out to"