Daily Articles: February 1, 2017

Barnes & Noble is recalling its Nook seven-inch power adapters

Barnes & Noble is recalling its newest Nook tablet’s power adapter, only a few months after its release. The adapters’ casing apparently sometimes comes off, thereby exposing a metal prong. This,… – The Verge

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Dune may finally get a good adaptation from Denis Villeneuve

This morning, we learned that Denis Villeneuve, who directed Sicario and the heavily Oscar-nominated Arrival, not to mention the upcoming sequel Blade Runner 2049, has signed on to direct a new… – The Verge

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Airbnb is giving away a tool for making neat app animations

When it’s not busy trying to take over the travel industry, Airbnb engineers appear to be spending time on side projects to assist fellow developers. Today, the team launched Lottie, an open-source… – The Verge

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Facebook beats in Q4 with $8.81B revenue, slower growth to 1.86B users

Facebook had another strong quarter in Q4 2016, earning $8.81 billion in revenue and $1.41 EPS. It pulled that from 1.86 billion monthly users, up 3.91.. – TechCrunch

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

400M people use Facebook Messenger audio and video calling each month

Facebook’s push for video goes well beyond the News Feed. On today’s earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg said 400 million people are making audio and video calls.. – TechCrunch

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Reddit bans r/altright over doxing

Reddit has banned the r/altright subreddit for “the proliferation of personal and confidential information.” That’s a rather clinical way of describing what’s.. – TechCrunch

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Facebook plans to be more like YouTube than Netflix as it pays for video

Facebook will both pay video makers up front and through ad revenue sharing to get their content into its News Feed and video tab. And despite reports that.. – TechCrunch

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Bat Bot is the biomimetic flying soft robot we deserve

If you’ve ever seen a bat in flight, you know how impressive their aerial acrobatics can be — so impressive that we have yet to successfully imitate it the.. – TechCrunch

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

A Trip Around Saturn

After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is now preparing for its “Grand Finale.” – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Tesla Is Testing Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

Tesla Inc. started testing four self-driving cars on California’s public roads late last year, a milestone for Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk who has promised to demonstrate an autonomous road trip from Los Angeles to New York by the end of 2017. – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

akelleh/causality

causality – Tools for causal analysis – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Survey: Employer Mobile Apps Don’t Meet Worker Expectations | ArcTouch

Custom research from ArcTouch suggests that U.S. workers who use company-issued enterprise mobile apps aren’t satisfied with the user experience. – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

franciscop/recordar

recordar – A spaced repetition algorithm to analyze several responses from the students and give an approximate score of how much they remember the concept – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Can there be a science of collective intelligence?

There’s strong phenomenological evidence that human organisations are much greater than the sum of their parts. In spite of this, psychologists have until very recently focused on black-box theorie… – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Setting up an Angular 2 Development Environment

Angular 2 is the rave of the moment. It is a modern JavaScript framework that is supercharged with awesome features. In fact, Angular 2 is now more than a framework, it … – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Facebook 10 year plan

We just announced our quarterly results and gave an update on our progress building a global community.

Our community now has almost 1.9 billion… – Hacker News

February 1st, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

‘Super Mario Run’ now has an easy mode

If you’re stuck on a level in Super Mario Run, Nintendo has your back. – Engadget

February 1st, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

‘Serial’ team returns with a new true crime podcast

Coming in March, ‘S-Town’ investigates a murder in small town Alabama. – Engadget

February 1st, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

The Expanse is the badass epic space opera you need right now

Catch up on this addictive show about our dirty, amazing, messed up future in space. – Ars Technica

February 1st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Judge orders halt to Trump’s immigration executive order

Court ruling, however, was silent about refugees and tourists trying to enter US. – Ars Technica

February 1st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Barnes & Noble is recalling its Nook seven-inch power adapters

Barnes & Noble is recalling its newest Nook tablet’s power adapter, only a few months after its release. The adapters’ casing apparently sometimes comes off, thereby exposing a metal prong. This,… – The Verge

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

MIT built a wearable app to detect emotion in conversation

How a person tells a story could be interpreted in a multitude of ways — telling your friend about your awesome new car can come across as excitement or a brag, depending on the listener. To help… – The Verge

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Facebook is closing in on 2 billion monthly users

Facebook announced its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 today. The company has shown steady growth in its revenue and user base since going public, collecting healthy profits… – The Verge

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

General Motors has some fierce (and nerdy) codenames for its self-driving cars

Polar Bear. Pronghorn. Beluga. Iron Man. No, these aren’t the names of a terrible Avengers reboot. Rather they are the codenames used by General Motors for its fleet of self-driving cars currently… – The Verge

February 1st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge