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  • Doctors share and discuss anonymous photos of patients with Instagram-like app Figure 1 (John…

    20 October 2014, 5:50 am

    John Herrman / The Awl:Doctors share and discuss anonymous photos of patients with Instagram-like app Figure 1  —  The Uncanny Language of Medical Instagram  —  A few months ago I came across an old story about an app called Figure 1.  It was billed…
  • Tesla built a sophisticated autonomous driving system, but its advancements are incremental (Chris…

    20 October 2014, 1:55 am

    Chris Ziegler / The Verge:Tesla built a sophisticated autonomous driving system, but its advancements are incremental  —  Tesla's autopilot isn't special (but it's still cool)  —  An important non-revolution for self-driving cars  —  “We've been…
  • Marc Andreessen on the evolution of Silicon Valley and technology's impact on the economy (Kevin…

    20 October 2014, 12:05 am

    Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:Marc Andreessen on the evolution of Silicon Valley and technology's impact on the economy  —  Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet  —  The Netscape creator turned Silicon Valley sage on why optimism…
  • Amid pressure from activist investors, Marissa Mayer to detail Yahoo's cost-cutting plan and…

    19 October 2014, 10:15 pm

    Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:Amid pressure from activist investors, Marissa Mayer to detail Yahoo's cost-cutting plan and acquisitions strategy during Tuesday's earnings call  —  Yahoo CEO Set to Refresh Turnaround Plan  —  Firm to Release…
  • Pressing Fwd.us: How Silicon Valley's $50 Million Bet on Immigration Stalled (Amy Schatz/Re/code)

    19 October 2014, 8:40 pm

    Amy Schatz / Re/code:Pressing Fwd.us: How Silicon Valley's $50 Million Bet on Immigration Stalled  —  When President Barack Obama decided in early September to postpone immigration reform, it marked the beginning of the end of Joe Green's tenure as the…
  • IBM Agrees to Pay Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion to Take Chip Unit (Bloomberg)

    19 October 2014, 7:05 pm

    Bloomberg:IBM Agrees to Pay Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion to Take Chip Unit  —  International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) agreed to pay Globalfoundries Inc. $1.5 billion to take an unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit off its hands, according to two…
  • Microsoft plans to launch a fitness-focused wearable in the next few weeks with more than two-day…

    19 October 2014, 5:10 pm

    Parmy Olson / Forbes:Microsoft plans to launch a fitness-focused wearable in the next few weeks with more than two-day battery life, multi-platform support  —  Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks  —  Microsoft is gearing up to…
  • This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS (Chris Welch/The Verge)

    19 October 2014, 5:00 pm

    Chris Welch / The Verge:This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 ‘superwatch’ with built-in GPS  —  GPS and heart rate monitoring headline Fitbit's next flagship wearable  —  Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. …
  • Google's information processing and Amazon's transaction processing platforms are headed for a…

    19 October 2014, 3:35 pm

    Gideon Rosenblatt / Medium:Google's information processing and Amazon's transaction processing platforms are headed for a collision in the battle to dominate local retail  —  The Google—Amazon Retail Slugfest  —  Two competitors, seemingly in…
  • Remembering Macworld Expo: Why we went to the greatest trade show on earth (Christopher…

    19 October 2014, 2:25 pm

    Christopher Breen / Macworld:Remembering Macworld Expo: Why we went to the greatest trade show on earth  —  This morning IDG announced that Macworld Expo (later known as Macworld/iWorld) is going on hiatus.  How permanent this break is depends entirely on…
  • Latest leak gives best look yet at Motorola's Droid Turbo (Dante D'Orazio/The Verge)

    19 October 2014, 12:50 pm

    Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:Latest leak gives best look yet at Motorola's Droid Turbo  —  Motorola's next Verizon-exclusive Android phone hasn't been announced, but a number of leaks have left very little to the imagination.  Now we're getting our best…
  • Inside the nearly decade-old Google Scholar, which is still led by its creator Anurag Acharya…

    19 October 2014, 12:10 pm

    Steven Levy / Medium:Inside the nearly decade-old Google Scholar, which is still led by its creator Anurag Acharya  —  The Gentleman Who Made Scholar  —  Ten years after a Google engineer empowered researchers with Scholar, he can't bear to leave it …
  • Britain to increase maximum sentence for online bullying from six months to two years (Glen…

    19 October 2014, 10:55 am

    Glen Owen / Daily Mail:Britain to increase maximum sentence for online bullying from six months to two years  —  Crackdown on the cyber-mobs poisoning Britain: Sentence for web trolls to be quadrupled to two years after shocking high-profile online abuse…
  • Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue (Jon Fingas/Engadget)

    19 October 2014, 10:05 am

    Jon Fingas / Engadget:Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue  —  Well, that didn't take long.  Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has…
  • 2014 Mac mini: RAM is not user-replaceable, no dual-drive server version (Brian Stucki/Macminicolo…

    19 October 2014, 9:30 am

    Brian Stucki / Macminicolo Blog:2014 Mac mini: RAM is not user-replaceable, no dual-drive server version  —  A look at the 2014 Mac mini  —  We've been working extensively with Mac minis for nearly 10 years.  (Yes, we're nearing the tenth anniversary…

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