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Saturday
Sep132014

On Death and iPods: A Requiem

[Link] : Jim Merithew/WIRED Have you ever loved a car? Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your…
Saturday
Sep132014

Deployment of Flock 1b Commences

[Link] : On August 19 the first 2 satellites from Flock 1b were successfully deployed from the International Space Station (ISS). This event kicked off the deployment campaign for the full…
Friday
Sep122014

The Rust Guide

[Link] : This guide is a work in progress. Until it is ready, we highly recommend that you read the Tutorial instead. This work-in-progress Guide is being displayed here in line with Rust's open development…
Thursday
Sep112014

Philippe Starck’s Electric Mountain Bikes Boost You Up Hills in Style

[Link] : For riding in wet dirt, Starck took advantage of Moustache’s differentiated diameter wheel setup. Mud’s 29-inch front wheel is made to get the bike over roots and large rocks, while the…
Thursday
Sep112014

The Digital Wallet Revolution

[NyTimes] : "THIS week Apple announced two new pieces of hardware, the iPhone 6 and a “smartwatch.” But as flashy as they are, neither item is as groundbreaking as a piece of software that will"

Thursday
Sep112014

I wrote the original blue screen of death, sort of

[Link] : We pick up the story with Windows 95. As I noted, the blue Ctrl+Alt+Del dialog was introduced in Windows 3.1, and in Windows 95; it was already gone. In Windows 95, hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del called up a…
Thursday
Sep112014

Researchers now able to stop, restart light

[Link] : HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES By William J. Cromie Gazette Staff Lene Hau and her colleagues created a new form of matter to bring a light beam to a complete stop, then restart it again. (Staff photo by…
Thursday
Sep112014

Bike lanes have actually sped up car traffic in New York City

[Link] : Second Avenue's bike lane. Ian Freimuth Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked cars…
Thursday
Sep112014

How Google’s Autonomous Car Passed the First U.S. State Self-Driving Test

[Link] : Google’s experimental self-driving cars will officially be allowed on California’s roads starting 16 September. They have driven more than 1 million kilometers since the company started secretly…
Thursday
Sep112014

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

[Link] : After three days, and incredible pitches from our 26 Battlefield companies (plus two Audience Choice winners), it’s now time to name the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield champion. This…
Thursday
Sep112014

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

[NyTimes] : "When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. I was on the receiving"

Thursday
Sep112014

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Journalism?

[Link] : Formally trained in print and documentary, journalist Nonny de la Peña has a history of telling human stories through a multitude of communication tools and media. The award-winning…
Wednesday
Sep102014

With Apple Watch, a Naming Tradition Ends

[NyTimes] : "Steven P. Jobs introducing Apple's iMac computer in 1998. Paul Sakuma/Associated Press For 16 years, Apple has bestowed the prefix “i” on the names of most of its groundbreaking"

Wednesday
Sep102014

With Apple Pay, a Push Into Mobile Payments

[NyTimes] : "Tech evangelists have predicted for years a world in which people paid for retail goods with the wave of a smartphone, or the push of a smartphone button. For nearly as long, this so-called mobile"

Tuesday
Sep092014

Unlike Anything They Have Ever Seen Before

[NyTimes] : "Two species of deep-sea dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms discovered off the coast of Southeast Australia defy all existing classifications of life, researchers from the University of Copenhagen"

Monday
Sep082014

With Videos of Killings, ISIS Sends Medieval Message by Modern Method

[NyTimes] : "The ostensible purpose of the recent videos that show the beheadings of two American journalists by Islamic militants is to deter attacks — your missiles on our positions will beget our knives"

Monday
Sep082014

Facebook’s Feeds Give Videos a Boost

[NyTimes] : "MENLO PARK, Calif. — On Friday morning, Beyoncé posted a video on Facebook and YouTube that took her fans behind the scenes to see the preparations for her live performance last month at"

Sunday
Sep072014

Online Privacy: Maybe Not So Unreasonable, After All

[NyTimes] : "The trend of gradually giving up privacy on the Internet may be reversing among young users. Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press Mark Zuckerberg said in 2010 that privacy was no longer a"

Sunday
Sep072014

Two Cities With Blazing Internet Speed Search for a Killer App

[NyTimes] : "KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A team of computer programmers here set out to learn how many cute kitten photos can be downloaded in one second on their Internet network, one of the fastest in the"

Sunday
Sep072014

Jane Park of Julep: To Succeed, Fly Like a Bumblebee

[NyTimes] : "“In business today, it’s not enough to be high-level and strategic; you have to be able to execute. I think of it like a bumblebee that can move multidirectionally, and can get granular"

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