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Wednesday
Mar122014

Tesla Faces New Jersey Challenge as Rule Change Looms

[Link] : Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric-car maker that doesn’t have franchised retail dealers, may be forced to close its stores in New Jersey if the state changes rules for selling autos,…
Wednesday
Mar122014

MtGox data hacked and published, complete with Bitcoin wallet-stealing malware

[Link] : Over this last weekend, hackers stole the database of the failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, hijacked the blog and Reddit account of MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles and published the former via the latter.…
Wednesday
Mar122014

Use of Public Transit in U.S. Reaches Highest Level Since 1956, Advocates Report

[NyTimes] : "PHILADELPHIA — More Americans used buses, trains and subways in 2013 than in any year since 1956 as service improved, local economies grew and travelers increasingly sought alternatives to the"

Wednesday
Mar122014

Who Made That Progress Bar?

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story “People wait for all sorts of things every day, sometimes more happily than others,” wrote the interface designer Bob Stahl in a 1986 article for"

Wednesday
Mar122014

Jeff Lawson of Twilio: When Ideas Collide, Don’t Duck

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story This interview with Jeff Lawson,"

Saturday
Mar082014

IPython: The Complete Beginners Guide | Pypix

[Link] : The IPython project began in 2001 as Fernando Pérez’s side project to make a better interactive Python interpreter. In the subsequent 11 years it has grown into…
Saturday
Mar082014

Newsweek Returns to Print and Sets Off a Bitcoin Storm

[NyTimes] : "After being out of print for 14 months, Newsweek wanted its return to the newsstands to land with a splash. So it put out an issue with a darkened cover featuring a theatrical silver mask, and made"

Saturday
Mar082014

After Debit Card Fraud, a Chicago Bank Feels Its Customers’ Frustration

[NyTimes] : "People should no longer use debit or credit cards in Chicago taxicabs. Bank of America should shut off the card-swiping terminals in the back of those cabs. And MasterCard ought to learn to share"

Saturday
Mar082014

Flying the world's fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71

[Link] : Spencer Hall interviews former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Rick McCrary about what it's like to fly the world's fastest plane. Spoiler: It's terrifying. SH: How did you end up flying that thing? RM: Well,…
Saturday
Mar082014

Faster, Leaner, Smarter, Better Data Centers

[Link] : Four years ago, Facebook broke ground on its first greenfield data center project in Prineville, Oregon. In the years since, we’ve deployed six iterations of that design, culminating in the…
Friday
Mar072014

Lisa Falzone of Revel Systems on the Thrill of Entrepreneurship

[NyTimes] : "Lisa Falzone, the C.E.O. of Revel Systems, a maker of point-of-sale payment systems for restaurants and retailers, says: “You always want to have composure in front of your employees. They can"

Friday
Mar072014

What's Beyond Virtualization? - QCon London 2014

Thursday
Mar062014

Making Cloud-Computing Systems More Efficient

[NyTimes] : "Christos Kozyrakis, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University, headed the creation of management software called Quasar. Computer scientists at Stanford have"

Thursday
Mar062014

Examining a Generation Tied to Smartphones

[NyTimes] : "SO attached to their cellphones are 18- to 24-year-olds that 61 percent of them sleep next to their devices, compared with just 22 percent of cellphone owners over 65 who do so, according to the Pew"

Wednesday
Mar052014

Responsive Design vs. Task-Oriented UX Design

[Link] : Responsive design is all the rage these days, but most folks don't really know what it means. Consequently, when they ask a design firm to build a responsive website, they end up with what they asked…
Wednesday
Mar052014

This Simple Data-Scraping Tool Could Change How Apps Are Made

[Link] : Ryan Rowe and Pratap Ranade have spent the last 6 months building Kimono. Photo: Kimono Labs The number of web pages on the internet is somewhere north of two billion, perhaps as many as double that.…
Tuesday
Mar042014

Why the internet of things is big data's latest killer app -- if you do it right

[Link] : Every year, nearly 2 million people contract infections while staying the hospital, and inadequate handwashing is a big cause. It turns out we might be able to help fix the handwashing problem with…
Tuesday
Mar042014

Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping

[Link] : Hundreds of open source packages, including the Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions of Linux, are susceptible to attacks that circumvent the most widely used technology to prevent eavesdropping…
Tuesday
Mar042014

Stop using Nagios (so it can die peacefully)

Tuesday
Mar042014

papers-we-love

[Link] : Papers from the computer science community to read and discuss.

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