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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…
Thursday
Aug212014

New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another

[NyTimes] : "A van in a program to test the safety benefits of cars communicating with one another and their surroundings is equipped with acamera, top right, a rearview mirror that signals when a driver stops"

Wednesday
Aug202014

RISC creator is pushing open source chips for cloud computing and the internet of things

[Link] : Fed up with the limitations of current computer chips and their related intellectual property, a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, is pushing an open source alternative.…
Tuesday
Aug192014

Evolution of Docker and Its Impact on AWS

[Link] : I’ve been pondering a lot lately on how the Docker ecosystem will evolve and what will be its impact on the larger infrastructure market. My current day job has allowed me over the past 8…
Tuesday
Aug192014

Our Microbiome May Be Looking Out for Itself

[NyTimes] : "Your body is home to about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes, collectively known as your microbiome. Naturalists first"

Monday
Aug182014

Apps for Sharing Secrets and Gossip

[NyTimes] : "IF you crave randomness, something unexpected or even a little scandalous gossip, some intriguing apps can help.Secret, free on iOS and Android, is best known for receiving random information. Users"

Monday
Aug182014

New York Regulator Announces Settlement With Bank Consultant PwC

[NyTimes] : "The offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York. New York State’s financial regulator announced a settlement deal on Monday with the giant consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, capping an"

Sunday
Aug172014

Teaching Is Not a Business

[NyTimes] : "TODAY’S education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation,"

Saturday
Aug162014

Meet Renovo Motors: An electric supercar maker from Silicon Valley

[Link] : If you thought the days of electric car innovation in Silicon Valley were over with the fall of Fisker and the rise of Tesla, think again. A startup called Renovo Motors, based in Campbell,…
Friday
Aug152014

Smartphones Overstate Their Social Intelligence

[NyTimes] : "When a smartphone app wants to alert you to a coming appointment, a text message or some bit of breaking news from your social network, it sends a tiny flare that lights up your phone’s lock"

Friday
Aug152014

New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

[NyTimes] : "CHEPÉN, Peru — A small remote-controlled helicopter buzzed over ancient hilltop ruins here, snapping hundreds of photographs. Below, stone walls built more than a thousand years ago by"

Thursday
Aug142014

Project Twitter visualization How (and Why) We Made Twitter Reverb

[Link] : (A recent Reverb visualization) Anybody who tells you that working with big data is straightforward is probably lying. Often, what you’re trying to do is to filter it down, make it…
Thursday
Aug142014

Awesome Screenshot URL tracking and niki-bot

[Link] : Back in June, my OSSEC logs alerted me to some web crawling activity by a crawler with a user-agent of 'niki-bot'. Chances are if you grep or analyse your web logs, you've seen it too. That in and of…
Thursday
Aug142014

Formula 1: The super-fast net driving teams to the podium

[Link] : Only 60 team members are allowed trackside during a F1 race - including data crunchers Technology has always been at the heart of Formula 1, but traditionally the efforts of engineers have been…
Thursday
Aug142014

Microservices and the First Law of Distributed Objects

[Link] : When I wrote Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, I coined what I called the First Law of Distributed Object Design: "don't distribute your objects". In recent months there's been a lot…
Wednesday
Aug132014

As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics

[NyTimes] : "Scholars are exhilarated by the prospect of tapping into the vast troves of personal data collected by Facebook, Google, Amazon and a host of start-ups, which they say could transform social science"

Tuesday
Aug122014

Coordination and the Art of Scaling - Speaker Deck

[Link] : Peter Bailis, CloudantCON 2014 Presentation

Tuesday
Aug122014

Cyanobacteria Are Far From Just Toledo’s Problem

[NyTimes] : "Over the weekend, an entire city was brought to its knees by pond scum.Toledo, Ohio, gets its drinking water from the western end of Lake Erie. A bloom of bacteria formed there last week, producing a"

Tuesday
Aug122014

Robin Williams, an Improvisational Genius, Forever Present in the Moment

[NyTimes] : "Some years ago, at a party at the Cannes Film Festival, I was leaning against a rail watching a fireworks display when I heard a familiar voice behind me. Or rather, at least a dozen voices,"

Monday
Aug112014

Casper, an Online Mattress Start-Up, Raises $13.1 Million

[NyTimes] : "Casper’s mattresses — which were developed in part by engineers with experience at Ideo, the design firm, and NASA — use proprietary memory and latex foams. How do you teach an"

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