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Tuesday
May262015

Relax, the Terminator Is Far Away

[NyTimes] : "In glossy sci-fi movies like “Ex Machina” and “Chappie,” robots move with impressive — and frequently malevolent — dexterity. They appear to confirm the"

Tuesday
May262015

Nature’s Waste Management Crews

[NyTimes] : "One of the biggest mistakes my husband made as a new father was to tell me he thought his diaper-changing technique was better than mine. From then on, guess who assumed the lion’s share of"

Monday
May252015

10 Edicts of Functional Design by Dieter Rams

[Link] : We’ve revisited the work of pioneering Functionalist designer Dieter Rams (Braun, Vitsoe) more than we care to admit, but we’ve never before explicitly laid out his “10…
Monday
May252015

Our Backup Planet

[Link] : Earthlings are fragile, demanding, and germy, not obviously suited to life elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Script & Seal On March 27th, an American astronau…
Monday
May252015

The Big Meh

[NyTimes] : "Remember Douglas Adams’s 1979 novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”? It began with some technology snark, dismissing Earth as a planet whose life-forms “are"

Monday
May252015

John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a ‘Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86

[NyTimes] : "John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose long descent into severe mental illness and"

Sunday
May242015

Smart glasses begin to take hold in the enterprise

[Link] : Google Glass was not the consumer success Google had hoped for. But, contrary to many predictions, Glass is not dead. In fact, its been spun off into its own department, spearheaded by Nest CEO Tony…
Sunday
May242015

Why Do We Experience Awe?

[NyTimes] : "HERE’S a curious fact about goose bumps. In many nonhuman mammals, goose bumps — that physiological reaction in which the muscles surrounding hair follicles contract — occur when"

Sunday
May242015

Detroit’s Chief Instigator

[NyTimes] : "In the middle of March, Mary T. Barra, the chief executive of General Motors, received a lengthy and unusual email from one of her direct competitors, Sergio Marchionne.Ms. Barra had never met Mr."

Sunday
May242015

Lori Senecal on Coaching When the Bar Is High

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Lori Senecal, global C.E.O. of the ad agency C.P.&B. and C.E.O. of the MDC Partner Network, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. What were some early influences for"

Friday
May222015

Jacob Jensen, Designer in Danish Modern Style, Dies at 89

[NyTimes] : "Jacob Jensen, an industrial designer whose sleek minimalism exemplified the style known as Danish modern, most notably with the stereo systems and other audio products he created for the consumer"

Friday
May222015

Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life

[NyTimes] : "Climate change scientists have known for years that rising temperatures affect sea creatures, from the biggest fish to the microscopic plankton at the base of the ocean food chain.Now, a four-year"

Thursday
May212015

hydrogen

[Link] : This package lets you run your code directly in Atom using any Jupyter kernels you have installed. Hydrogen was inspired by Bret Victor's ideas about the power of instantaneous feedback and the…
Thursday
May212015

Logjam: the latest TLS vulnerability explained

[Link] : Yesterday, a group from INRIA, Microsoft Research, Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania published a deep analysis of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm as used in…
Thursday
May212015

Ford Makes Backing Up a Trailer as Easy as Turning a Knob

[Link] : One of the best things about owning a pickup is you can haul stuff. A lot of stuff.  And not just in the bed. A pickup can haul a trailer hauling tons of stuff. But, as anyone who has…
Thursday
May212015

Low U.S. Rail Spending Leads to Poor Safety, Experts Say

[NyTimes] : "PARIS — Across Europe and East Asia, hundreds of millions of train passengers a year are routinely whisked, at speeds that often exceed 200 miles an hour, over extensive rail networks that,"

Wednesday
May202015

‘Inside Out,’ Pixar’s New Movie From Pete Docter, Goes Inside the Mind

[NyTimes] : "EMERYVILLE, CALIF. — John Lasseter, a notepad in hand, settled into his seat in a dimly lit screening room at Pixar headquarters here in July 2012. Mr. Lasseter, Pixar’s chief creative"

Wednesday
May202015

Nobody wants your wearable

[Link] :  SAN FRANCISCO — The problem with wearable technology might just be that nobody particularly wants it. Not if you call it “wearable technology,” that is. That’s the…
Monday
May182015

Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: Pakistani Company Axact Reaps Millions

[NyTimes] : "Seen from the Internet, it is a vast education empire: hundreds of universities and high schools, with elegant names and smiling professors at sun-dappled American campuses.Their websites, glossy and"

Monday
May182015

The future is now, and it's using AWS Lambda

[Link] : It’s a bit of a sensationalistic title, but hear me out. And sorry for the boring-ish example in this article. This is designed to only excite people who really get it. :) AWS Lambda lets you…
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