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Thursday
Feb262015

Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — With millions of households across the country struggling to have enough to eat, and millions of tons of food being tossed in the garbage, food waste is increasingly being seen as"

Thursday
Feb262015

What Is ‘Middle-Class Economics’?

[NyTimes] : "An awkward truth for politicians looking to help the middle class is that there’s much less the government can do for them than for the poor. So, the president has picked an opportune time to"

Wednesday
Feb252015

Adopting Microservices at Netflix: Lessons for Architectural Design - NGINX

[Link] : In some recent blog posts, we’ve explained why we believe it’s crucial to adopt a four-tier application architecture in which applications are developed and deployed as sets of…
Wednesday
Feb252015

Magic: The Story of an Accidentally Founded, Wildly Viral Startup

[Link] : WIRED When I moved to Brooklyn, my roommate hooked me up with his weed dealer. He laid out shockingly specific instructions for contacting the guy. First, I had to text a certain number with the…
Tuesday
Feb242015

Google and Apple Fight for the Car Dashboard

[NyTimes] : "MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — When Google hosted a boot camp here this month for its Android operating system, there were some new faces in the room: auto manufacturers.They made the trip to learn"

Sunday
Feb222015

The Reality of Quantum Weirdness

[NyTimes] : "IN Akira Kurosawa’s film “Rashomon,” a samurai has been murdered, but it’s not clear why or by whom. Various characters involved tell their versions of the events, but"

Sunday
Feb222015

Lew Cirne of New Relic: Six Chairs for an Ideal Meeting

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Lew Cirne, chief executive of New Relic, a software analytics company based in San Francisco, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. Were you in leadership roles or doing"

Saturday
Feb212015

How Startups Valued At $1 Billion Or More Put Design First

[Link] : Since 2014, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource have been tracking venture-backed private companies valued at $1 billion or more. Now, they’ve turned their findings into an…
Saturday
Feb212015

Watch what castAR's projected augmented reality can do

[Link] : In November last year, former Valve engineer Jeri Ellsworth and her team over at Technical Illusions finally shipped their first ever castAR headset -- a pair of projected augmented reality glasses…
Saturday
Feb212015

What It’s Like to Try Magic Leap’s Take on Virtual Reality

[Link] : A startup is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery.Availability: 1-3 years Breakthrough A device that can make virtual objects…
Friday
Feb202015

My Private Solar System

[Link] : I’ve wanted my own solar power system since the first time I learned such a thing was possible. A year and a half ago, I learned about a great program called Solarize Seattle. They team up…
Friday
Feb202015

How the tiny Kano computer is helping inspire a generation of kids in STEM

[Link] : There’s a new weapon in the fight to keep kids engaged in computer science — a tiny single-board computer from the U.K. called Kano. Kano’s the brainchild of Alex Klein,…
Friday
Feb202015

Researcher Discovers Superfish Spyware Installed on Lenovo PCs

[NyTimes] : "Lenovo, the Chinese tech giant, was shipping PCs with spyware that tracks its customers’ every move online, and renders the computers vulnerable to hackers. Lenovo, the world’s largest"

Friday
Feb202015

Photoshop at 25: A Thriving Chameleon Adapts to an Instagram World

[NyTimes] : "The history of digital technology is full of innovations that are praised for having changed the world: the Mac, Microsoft Windows, the Netscape Navigator browser, the iPod and countless others. Then"

Friday
Feb202015

Tech Investors Create a Billion-Dollar-Baby Boom

[NyTimes] : "What a difference a year makes.Less than 12 months after investors valued Snapchat, the red-hot messaging app, at about $10 billion, the start-up is again in the market for money — and poised"

Tuesday
Feb172015

AT&T charges $29 for privacy. Time for others to do the same

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Monday
Feb162015

Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple

[Link] : “So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic…
Monday
Feb162015

Hoping Google’s Lab Is a Rainmaker

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s research arm, Google X, is called the company’s Moonshot Factory. One reason the company picked the word “Moonshot” was to remind people to"

Monday
Feb162015

Why We Should Design Some Things to Be Difficult to Use

[Link] : Getty ImagesThe first car I ever drove was a bashed Land Rover Defender. I was working at an outdoor pursuits centre in North Wales. Changing gear was like Russian roulette; you stirred the stick…
Monday
Feb162015

AWS Release Example EC2 Container Service Scheduler Driver for Mesos

[Link] : Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released an open source proof of concept scheduler driver that demonstrated how the Apache Mesos cluster manager could be integrated with the Amazon EC2 Container…
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