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Saturday
Oct182014

Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funders

[Link] : August Germar All August Germar asked for was $7,500 to fund his privacy-focused router project. But as the attention and controversy around his Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign snowballed over the…
Friday
Oct172014

Your Instagram Picture, Worth a Thousand Ads

[NyTimes] : "Alina Tsvor is a 24-year-old freelance photographer who sometimes struggles to make ends meet. But when Ms. Tsvor wanted to charter a helicopter to take her and her friends for a ride over Chicago,"

Friday
Oct172014

Audi's self-driving RS 7 hits the racetrack this weekend

[Link] : Audi, who's long been toying with the idea of building self-driving cars, has upgraded one of its RS 7 sedans to build an autonomous concept vehicle for those who like to ride fast. The prototype…
Friday
Oct172014

Keeping Space Clean: Responsible satellite fleet operations

[Link] : I am the Director of Spacecraft Missions here at Planet, and along with our CEO, Will Marshall, previously worked at NASA analyzing the risk of space debris and developing mitigation strategies. We…
Thursday
Oct162014

CBS to Offer Stand-Alone Web Subscription Service

[NyTimes] : "CBS unveiled a new subscription Internet streaming service on Thursday that lets people watch its live television programming and thousands of its current and past shows on demand without paying for"

Tuesday
Oct142014

Dreaming a Different Apollo

[Link] : NASA Apollo didn’t die; it was killed. The Apollo Program might have continued for many years, evolving constantly to achieve new goals at relatively low cost. Instead, programs designed to…
Monday
Oct132014

Venture Capitalists Return to Backing Science Start-Ups

[NyTimes] : "Vestaron makes an eco-friendly pesticide derived from spider venom. Bagaveev uses 3-D printers to make rocket engines for nanosatellites. Transatomic Power is developing a next-generation reactor"

Monday
Oct132014

IBM's Watson Attracts Commercial Clients

[NyTimes] : "No one questions that IBM’s Watson technology is impressive. The question is: How much of a business can it become? IBM will show off progress on that front on Wednesday when it officially"

Monday
Oct132014

Coding Tutorial for the BMW i3 Electric Car

[Link] : The new BMW i3 has some of the most passionate and tech savvy owners we have seen in the entire history of BMW cars. The new megacity car not only brings to market the first electric bimmer but also…
Sunday
Oct122014

Paul Graham – Lecture 3: Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas

[Link] : One of the advantages of having kids is that when you have to give advice to people you can ask yourself, "what would I tell my own kids?", and actually you'll find this really focuses you. So even…
Sunday
Oct122014

Brian Chesky of Airbnb, on Scratching the Itch to Create

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Brian Chesky, chief executive of Airbnb, the apartment sharing service, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. Were you in leadership roles when you were young?A. I had"

Sunday
Oct122014

The Gummi Bear Chronicles

[NyTimes] : "My children think they can hide their candy consumption from me. But they fail to recognize my tactical advantage: They mistake me for an ignorant grown-up, when I’m actually an eternal"

Sunday
Oct122014

Why Germans Are Afraid of Google

[NyTimes] : "BERLIN — These days Germany is known for being many things: a leader in clean technology, a manufacturing powerhouse, Europe’s foreign poli"

Sunday
Oct122014

Brunch Is for Jerks

[NyTimes] : "It’s over. I’m through with brunch.It’s gone way too far. Saturday and Sunday mornings in New York’s West Village, where I have lived for nearly 20 years, used to bring an"

Friday
Oct102014

The Model D Is Tesla’s Most Powerful Car Ever, Plus Autopilot

[Link] : Alex Davies/WIRED Tesla’s next car, the P85D, will have two motors and all-wheel drive. It will match the 3.2 second 0 to 60 mph time of the McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars ever made. And…
Thursday
Oct092014

Drone racing in the woods evokes more than a few Star Wars memories

[Link] : Ever wanted to recreate the speeder chase in Return of the Jedi, or pod racing in The Phantom Menace? There's apparently an easy way to do it that doesn't involve sci-fi technology. France's Airgonay…
Thursday
Oct092014

Mercedes will talk self-driving cars and debut a new concept at CES

[Link] : If you haven't started thinking about next year's CES yet, Daimler AG has beat you to the punch. Not only will Mercedes Benz CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche be delivering a keynote about autonomous vehicle…
Wednesday
Oct082014

A 10-Year-Old's Journey, From Lemonade Stand to Silicon Valley

[NyTimes] : "I arrived at Silicon Valley’s Techmanity conference too late to see the actor Jared Leto lecture about entrepreneurship and too early for the Weezer concert that night. But that was fine. I"

Tuesday
Oct072014

Square Cash for iOS sends funds to nearby pals over Bluetooth

[Link] : Square Cash made its debut earlier this year, allowing you to repay your pals after a night of drinks without actually exchanging bills. After adding the ability to beam funds via text message back…
Tuesday
Oct072014

How Clay.io Built their 10x Architecture Using AWS, Docker, HAProxy, and Lots More - High Scalability -

[Link] : Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:56AM This is a guest repost by Zoli Kahan from Clay.io.  This is the first post in my new series 10x, where I share my experiences and how we do things at…
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