Link collection

Monday links

The history of Google’s self-driving carWriting in the New Yorker, Burkhard Bilger gives the story of Google engineer Anthony Levandowski and his effort to bring a self-driving car to reality Algorithms will do more and more of the thinking in the worldTrading on the New York Stock Exchange and internet traffic are predominantly made up […]

Monday links

In the big data breach era, the safety of your personal data is ultimately out of your handsEach time there’s a high-profile data breach, security experts exhort the same best practices: Create unique logins for every service you use, use complex passwords, vigilantly comb your credit card statements for anomalies. The advice is sound. Unfortunately, […]

Monday links

8 Reasons Why Even Microsoft Agrees the Windows Desktop is a NightmareLet’s be honest: The Windows desktop is a mess. Sure, it’s extremely powerful and has a huge software library, but it’s not a good experience for average people. It’s not even a good experience for geeks, although we tolerate it—The How-to Geek Banking malware […]

Monday links

Top Shelf 017: inside the home of the futureVideo at The Verge showing what a home may be like in the future Social Media OverloadAt PCMag, Coco Rocha says there are too many social networks taking up too much of people’s time and effort How the mobile revolution will transform health care around the worldConnected […]

Monday links

Ways to Make Your Online Tracks Harder to FollowAt the New York Tines Bits blog. some suggestions from Natasha Singer on how to protect your online privacy 6 Common Tech Myths That Cost You MoneyLifehacker gives advice for saving money Intel moves to make 3D gesture control as pervasive as the mouseAt IDF 2013 this […]

Interesting links

Happy 10th birthday Skype. You changed everything; too bad you didn’t change MicrosoftVery quietly today, Skype turned ten years old. [August 29] Ironically, I didn’t even remember its 10th birthday. I forgot, mostly because ever since it was acquired by Microsoft, Skype as we know is slowly losing its identity. It is merely a pale […]

Monday links

Microsoft’s bet on touch PCs fails to pay offBuyers reject touchscreen notebooks, spooked by higher prices and concerns about value of Windows 8′s touch UI—Gregg Keizer at Computerworld How You Can Buy Whatever Reputation You WantIn NY Magazine, Graeme Wood writes about how you can buy whatever reputation on the web that you want. High-Tech […]