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Thursday
Aug182016

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

[Link] : It’s been a while since news broke in early 2015 that Uber was working on self-driving cars. Earlier this year, the company openly admitted it was testing cars in Pittsburgh, but we haven’t heard much more over the last 18 months.<p>With Google, the self-driving car leader, slowly making progress with …
Thursday
Aug182016

China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications

[NyTimes] : "BEIJING — China launched the world's first quantum communications satellite from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday, a major step in the country's bid to be at the forefront of quantum research, which could lead to new, completely secure methods of transmitting information.<p>Researchers hope to use the …"

Thursday
Aug182016

Why Millennials Are in No Hurry to Take On Debt

[NyTimes] : "Kids these days: They just aren't pulling out the plastic like they did in the past.<p>Data from the Federal Reserve indicates that the percentage of Americans under 35 who hold credit card debt has fallen to its lowest level since 1989, when the Fed began collecting data in a standardized way, …"

Thursday
Aug182016

A Charming Alternative Universe of You, Your Friends and No News

[NyTimes] : "This column is about escapist social networks, but let's start with Donald J. Trump because he seems more or less inescapable right now.<p>According to the research firm mediaQuant, the Republican presidential nominee has received the equivalent of around $4.3 billion in media coverage over the last …"

Tuesday
Aug162016

In the U.S., VW Owners Get Cash. In Europe, They Get Plastic Tubes.

[NyTimes] : "FRANKFURT — Volkswagen owners in the United States will receive about $20,000 per car as compensation for the company's diesel deception. Volkswagen owners in Europe at most get a software update and a short length of plastic tubing.<p>The startling gap in treatment is the result of European laws that …"

Tuesday
Aug162016

Giant Coral Reef in Protected Area Shows New Signs of Life

[NyTimes] : "In 2003, researchers declared Coral Castle dead.<p>On the floor of a remote island lagoon halfway between Hawaii and Fiji, the giant reef had been devastated by unusually warm water. Its remains looked like a pile of drab dinner plates tossed into the sea. Research dives in 2009 and 2012 had shown …"

Tuesday
Aug162016

With N.F.L. Deal, Twitter Live-Streams Its Ambitions

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Last March, Twitter and Facebook, along with other tech companies, faced off over which of them would get the rights to live-stream National Football League games on Thursday nights.<p>Twitter, in a rare win against larger rivals, emerged victorious with the deal. The N.F.L. saw …"

Tuesday
Aug162016

A Tech Mogul’s Fight to Keep Control of a Newspaper Empire

[NyTimes] : "In early summer, after the company formerly called Tribune Publishing had rejected two takeover offers from Gannett, two of its biggest investors found themselves in an escalating dispute. The investment firm Oaktree Capital Management was publicly questioning the motives of Michael W. Ferro Jr., …"

Tuesday
Aug162016

SpaceX succesfully launches another satellite, brings home another rocket

[Link] : At 1:26am ET, SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral and, once again, recovered the first stage of that rocket on a drone ship floating in the ocean. More importantly, SpaceX successfully completed the primary mission of today’s launch by inserting their payload, the JCSAT-16 …
Sunday
Aug142016

Glamping Adds a Touch of Luxe to the National Parks

[NyTimes] : "The notion of nodding off under the stars to the crackle of a fire in the shadow of ancient ponderosa pines sounds dreamy. Here's the catch. Though I love communing with nature, I detest discomfort. This includes interacting with moist soil and insects as well as partaking in tiresome camp chores …"

Sunday
Aug142016

52 Places to Go in 2016

[NyTimes] : "<b>Correction: January 17, 2016</b><p>This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An article last week about 52 places to go in 2016 misstated the timing of a visit Pope Francis will make to Mexico City. He will be there in February, not in the spring. Because of an editing error, the …"

Sunday
Aug142016

On the Bauhaus Trail in Germany

[NyTimes] : "The Bauhaus Building rises over Dessau, a small, postindustrial city in eastern Germany, like a futuristic message from the past. With its suspended glass facades, exposed steel gridding and asymmetrical layout, the three-wing complex feels both modern and familiar. But when it was finished in …"

Sunday
Aug142016

Matt and Ross Duffer Discuss ‘Stranger Things,’ a Nightmare on ’80s Street

[NyTimes] : "On paper, the plot of the series “Stranger Things,” a runaway summer hit from Netflix, reads like a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. And an early scene takes place in a suburban Indiana basement in 1983, with four adolescent boys debating the best way to defeat a mythical Demogorgon. When a version of …"

Sunday
Aug142016

What a Nice Vacation You’re Having

[NyTimes] : "Chief among my favorite Facebook memories is the time that a high-powered journalist of my acquaintance breezily informed us all that he was at the Grill Room of the Four Seasons with Ted Danson, tucking into some sea urchin. To which one friend responded, “That's funny, because I'm at the Midtown …"

Sunday
Aug142016

Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — In nearly eight years in office, President Obama has sought to reshape the nation with a sweeping assertion of executive authority and a canon of regulations that have inserted the United States government more deeply into American life.<p>Once a presidential candidate with deep …"

Saturday
Aug132016

1.28 Billion Minutes Streamed (and NBC Is Still Counting)

[NyTimes] : "STAMFORD, Conn. — NBC Sports' promise to stream every sport live at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is fulfilled here at its headquarters — a former Clairol factory — where the digital feeds from every event are sent to tablets, computers, smartphones and other connected devices. They are …"

Saturday
Aug132016

Colorado Towns Work to Preserve a Diminishing Resource: Darkness

[NyTimes] : "WESTCLIFFE, Colo. — As people around the world stepped into their backyards or onto rooftops to peer up at the annual spectacle of the Perseid meteor shower early on Friday morning, few of them had a view like Wilson Jarvis and Steve Linderer.<p>At 2:30 a.m. as the light show was peaking, the two men …"

Friday
Aug122016

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[Link] : The engine is thrice as powerful as the one it currently uses.<p>SpaceX has recently inched closer to realizing its head honcho's -- that's Elon Musk, but you already know that -- ambitious Mars plans. It has sent its next-generation rocket engine, the one it's developing for the rocket that will …
Friday
Aug122016

A Denver Suburb Bets Big on Free Lyft Rides to Light Rail

[Link] : Centennial thinks it can triple the ridership of its existing dial-a-ride service.<p>Dial-a-ride services have long been one of the most common answers to transit’s “first-and-last-mile” problem, especially in low-density areas underserved by buses and trains. Travelers who can’t walk to a station can …
Friday
Aug122016

Meet the Greenland Shark. It Could Be the Longest-Living Vertebrate.

[NyTimes] : "The Greenland shark is a ludicrously late bloomer.<p>This lazy-looking, Arctic predator reaches sexual maturity when it's about 150 years old. Though more than a century of prepubescence might sound bad, there's a bright side for the sea creature. Once it hits adulthood, it still has another hundred …"

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