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Friday
Jun032016

Tips | US-CERT

[Link] : Tips describe and offer advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users. Sign up to receive these security tips in your inbox or …
Friday
Jun032016

Google's self-driving cars now know when to honk

[Link] : But the team promises to be polite about it.<p>Google's self-driving cars are not only getting smarter by the day, but they're also getting a little bit more polite. According to the project's latest monthly report, the self-driving car team has recently been teaching the car's AI when and how to honk …
Thursday
Jun022016

"Just Pure Petrolhead Heaven" Trying The Ferrari 458 Spider - Fifth Gear

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Thursday
Jun022016

Payday Borrowing’s Debt Spiral to Be Curtailed

[NyTimes] : "The payday loan industry, which is vilified for charging exorbitant interest rates on short-term loans that many Americans depend on, could soon be gutted by a set of rules that federal regulators plan to unveil on Thursday.<p>People who borrow money against their paychecks are generally supposed to …"

Wednesday
Jun012016

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work – the Minimal Viable Product

[Link] : I am always surprised when critics complain that the Lean Startup’s <i>Build, Measure, Learn</i> approach is nothing more than “throwing incomplete products …
Wednesday
Jun012016

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland

[Link] : <b>The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.</b><p>The 57km …
Wednesday
Jun012016

This ‘Demonically Clever’ Backdoor Hides In a Tiny Slice of a Computer Chip

[Link] : Security flaws in software can be tough to find. Purposefully planted ones—hidden backdoors created by spies or saboteurs—are often even stealthier. …
Wednesday
Jun012016

Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants

[NyTimes] : "Imagine you're a French lawmaker. For decades, you've protected your nation's cultural output with the diligence of a gardener tending a fragile patch against invasive killer weeds. You've imposed quotas on the French film industry, required radio stations to play more French music than anyone …"

Tuesday
May312016

Yunnec Typhoon H Review: Screw Everything, We're Going With Six Blades

[Link] : At the top of the bustling consumer drone marketplace, two big names have been battling (sometimes litigiously) for dominance. DJI popularized drone …
Monday
May302016

Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats

[NyTimes] : "SACRAMENTO — When Bernie Sanders held a rally at an outdoor stadium here the other night, more than 15,000 people turned out in a display of cheering, chanting, singing and cartwheels.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown, the state's most prominent Democrat, was not there, but he might as well have been. Mr. Sanders's …"

Sunday
May292016

Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global Fascism

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — The comparison was inflammatory, to say the least. Former Gov. William F. Weld of Massachusetts equated Donald J. Trump's immigration plan with Kristallnacht, the night of horror in 1938 when rampaging Nazis smashed Jewish homes and businesses in Germany and killed scores of Jews.<p>But …"

Saturday
May282016

Overland Expo - A Travel Junkie's Favorite Destination Rally

[Link] : RawHyde instructors show onlookers how to make big Adventure Bikes fly during the RawHyde Rodeo show at Overland Expo West 2016.<p>Over land, sea or …
Friday
May272016

A 32-Hour Webcast of Norwegians Reading the Fine Print

[NyTimes] : "A Norwegian consumers' group produced a 32-hour webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions of downloadable apps.<p>Finn Myrstad of the Norwegian Consumer Council, a government agency, said the idea was to point out the absurdity and possible illegality of some of …"

Friday
May272016

Google Prevails as Jury Rebuffs Oracle in Code Copyright Case

[NyTimes] : "A jury ruled in favor of Google on Thursday in a long-running legal dispute with Oracle over software used to power most of the world's smartphones.<p>Oracle contended that Google used copyrighted material in 11,000 of its 13 million lines of software code in Android, its mobile phone operating …"

Friday
May272016

Behind the Scenes, Billionaires’ Growing Control of News

[NyTimes] : "At first blush, the secret support that the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel provided for Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker is a salacious yarn about money, power, gossip and revenge.<p>But it is also about something more important: an aggressive bid by the very wealthy to control the American …"

Friday
May272016

Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics

[NyTimes] : "American military researchers have identified the first patient in the United States to be infected with bacteria that are resistant to an antibiotic that was the last resort against drug-resistant germs.<p>The patient is well now, but the case raises the specter of superbugs that could cause …"

Thursday
May262016

Four hundred miles with Tesla’s autopilot forced me to trust the machine

[Link] : Enlarge / Supercharging at my usual stop in Columbus. (credit: Lee Hutchinson)A few weeks ago, I finally tried Tesla Motors' "autopilot" feature. A …
Wednesday
May252016

Bulletin! The ‘Internet’ Is About to Get Smaller

[NyTimes] : "The Internet is going the way of the Weblog, the Electronic Message and the World Wide Web.<p>The New York Times announced on Tuesday that it would join The Associated Press in lowercasing the name of the global network that lives in our pockets and in front of our faces, keeping us pinned to various …"

Wednesday
May252016

Toyota and Volkswagen Invest in Ride-Sharing Companies

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Automakers are putting the pedal to the metal with their investments into ride-hailing companies.<p>On Tuesday, Toyota and Volkswagen announced two investments into popular ride-hailing companies. Toyota said it had invested in Uber, the world's biggest ride-hailing company, for an …"

Wednesday
May252016

Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial

[NyTimes] : "If you're reading this article voluntarily, you're probably not a millennial, because everyone knows millennials don't read news. In fact, there's a pretty good chance you look down on millennials. Perhaps you consider them entitled, indulgent, needy and a little too much to bear — or maybe you're …"

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