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Friday
Sep262014

From the World of Design Trends: “Flat Design” is Dying

[Link] : By Natalia Klishina on May 13, 2014You’ve probably already heard about flat design — a very popular, current trend in website and user interface design. But is flat design really all…
Friday
Sep262014

Marc Andreessen Sounds Warning on Start-Ups Burning Cash

[NyTimes] : "Fretting over a possible downturn in Silicon Valley is now a mainstream pursuit. Marc Andreessen, the prominent venture capitalist, took to Twitter on Thursday to warn against excessive spending by"

Thursday
Sep252014

Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug

[Link] : Remember Heartbleed? If you believe the hype today, Shellshock is in that league and with an equally awesome name albeit bereft of a cool logo (someone in the marketing department of these vulns…
Wednesday
Sep242014

Passport designers Joseph Hofer and Brian Paschke on BlackBerry’s industrial design

[Link] : Speaking with an industrial designer is a rare opportunity to see the world in terms of form and function. Oftentimes, the little details and big ideas that go into the technology we use everyday…
Wednesday
Sep242014

How a Times Cybersecurity Reporter Protects Her Data. And What You Can Do to Protect Yours.

[NyTimes] : "Nicole Perlroth covers cybersecurity and privacy. Last week she wrote on Home Depot’s confirmation that hackers had broken into its in-store payments systems in what could be the largest-known"

Wednesday
Sep242014

Duh: Of Course the iPhone 6 Plus Can Bend in Your Pocket

[Link] : Josh Valcarcel/WIRED Some iPhone 6 Plus users are discovering their handsets do something Apple isn’t advertising: Bending. Yes, a few phablets are bowing slightly after being kept in back…
Wednesday
Sep242014

When It Comes To Facebook Scale, You Can Throw Out The Rulebook

[Link] : There are certain ways of doing things in hardware engineering, and engineers simply follow these rules because there’s no use fighting them even if they wanted to. Frankly, most…
Tuesday
Sep232014

jQuery.com Malware Attack Puts Privileged Enterprise IT Accounts at Risk

[Link] : On September 18, 2014, RiskIQ detected credential-stealing malware being loaded onto users’ computers through a drive-by download at jQuery.com. The attack was carried out using RIG exploit…
Thursday
Sep182014

No, You Can’t Manufacture That Like Apple Does

[Link] : Startups and big companies differ in a lot of ways. When it comes to hardware, the gulf between the two is massive. Early-stage startups are painfully under-financed. This lack of capital makes…
Thursday
Sep182014

We’ve built privacy into the things you use every day.

[Link] : So much of your digital life now lives in the cloud. And we’re committed to making that experience secure and simple to use. Unlike our competitors, we never scan any of your iCloud data for…
Wednesday
Sep172014

Stuff Goes Bad: Erlang in Anger

[Link] : The Heroku Routing team does a lot of work with Erlang, both in terms of development and maintenance, to make sure the platform scales smoothly as it continues to grow. Over time we've learned some…

Wednesday
Sep172014

iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed

[Link] : Enlarge / iOS 8 is here, and it's a big deal. "Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else." That was Apple's tagline for iOS 8 when the software was announced at the company's Worldwide…
Wednesday
Sep172014

Boeing and SpaceX to Take Americans to Space Station

[NyTimes] : "Boeing and the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation are the winners in the competition to carry Americans astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA announced Tuesday.The awards"

Wednesday
Sep172014

Launching Today: Mathematica Online!—Wolfram Blog

[Link] : September 15, 2014 — Stephen Wolfram…
Wednesday
Sep172014

Riak 2.0 – New Capabilities, New Use Cases, Available for Download – Basho Technologies

[Link] : By: Tyler Hannan September 16, 2014 We are excited to announce that Riak 2.0 the open source version, and Riak Enterprise 2.0 are now publicly available. Since the Technical Preview, we have been…
Tuesday
Sep162014

Lessons From the Past for a Future in Smart Cars

[NyTimes] : "Cars today come packed with so much software that they are routinely described as computers on wheels. Computers are prone to occasional glitches, are they not? One can imagine a latter-day Ralph"

Monday
Sep152014

Introducing mcrouter: A memcached protocol router for scaling memcached deployments

[Link] : null…

Monday
Sep152014

ncollide

[Link] : ncollide is a 2 and 3-dimensional collision detection library written using the Rust programming language. Collision detection and computational geometry in general are ubiquitous in computer…

Sunday
Sep142014

Useless Creatures

[NyTimes] : "Menagerie: Just between us species. This article contains no useful information. Zero. Nada. Nothing. If usefulness is your criterion for reading, thank you very much for your time and goodbye, we"

Sunday
Sep142014

The Hippie Daredevils Who Were Just Crazy Enough to Invent Mountain Biking

[Link] : On October 21, 1976, a small group of cyclists and a dog named Junior gathered on Carson Ridge, which rises just west of Fairfax, California. It was mid-morning and the sky was bright blue, a…
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