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Letter from Shenzhen
Chinese tech isn't an imitation of its American counterpart. It's a completely different universe.
china  technology  culture  commerce  apps  internet  future 
july 2018 by mikeRuns
Plato, from The Phaedrus
for this discovery of yours will create forgetfulness .... will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.
culture  technology  history 
february 2018 by mikeRuns
The Doomsday Invention - The New Yorker
Raffi Khatchadourian on Nick Bostrom, an Oxford philosopher who asks whether inventing artificial intelligence will bring us utopia or destruction.
ai  technology  society 
june 2016 by mikeRuns
World’s First 1,000-Processor Chip | UC Davis
Applications already developed for the chip include wireless coding/decoding, video processing, encryption, and others involving large amounts of parallel data such as scientific data applications and datacenter record processing.
technology  cpu 
june 2016 by mikeRuns
Illumina CEO Jay Flatley Built The DNA Sequencing Market. Now He's Stepping Down - Forbes
Discussions are fast, executives think like engineers and the focus is on rapid, incremental innovation, things that are not usually possible in healthcare thanks to regulation and the vagaries of biology.
biology  technology  genetic  innovation 
march 2016 by mikeRuns
The Problem with Our Data Obsession
the myth that social media is a potent weapon against dictatorships. Quite the opposite, he said: savvy regimes use the Web to keep tabs on dissidents. This certainly appears to be true in China, Syria, and Iran.
technology  follies  data 
february 2016 by mikeRuns
Researchers Solve Juniper Backdoor Mystery; Signs Point to NSA | WIRED
Security researchers believe they have finally solved the mystery around how a sophisticated backdoor embedded in Juniper firewalls works.
cis3360  security  crypto  network  technology  fail 
december 2015 by mikeRuns
This Big White Button Mutes Your Life So You Can Get Work Done | Co.Design | business + design
Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Repeat for 10 hours, maybe throw in a few Facebooks and a sad desk salad, and you’ve just diagrammed the modern distracted workflow.

There must be a more productive way. And the team behind Saent thinks they’ve charted it. The product is a Bluetooth-connected mute button. It sits on your desk. You push it. And it deactivates distracting apps for a preset period of time, allowing you to tune out internet noise and get focused.
gtd  pomodoro  technology 
july 2015 by mikeRuns
First all-digital radio transmitter | Cambridge Consultants
“If we’re going to get high-speed broadband to every mobile phone in the world, we’ll need lots of tiny, high-performance radios in those phones. The radios will be squashed together in a way that analogue just doesn’t tolerate. Whereas a Pizzicato-like digital radio can follow Moore’s Law to smaller size and lower power consumption.
sdr  technology  radio 
march 2015 by mikeRuns
And as the software that is capable of turning them into true satellite offices becomes refined, they will probably even be used - in fact, profitably so.

But the real future of the laptop computer will remain in the specialized niche markets. Because no matter how inexpensive the machines become, and no matter how sophisticated their software, I still can't imagine the average user taking one along when going fishing.
laptop  technology  future 
february 2015 by mikeRuns
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