Daily Articles: February 23, 2017

Garmin engineer shot and killed in Kansas by man who allegedly yelled ‘get out of my country’

A Kansas man was charged today after the fatal shooting of a Garmin engineer at a bar Wednesday night, police said.
Witness said Purinton yelled “get out of my country”
The suspect in the shooting,… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

LeEco fixes the worst thing about its phones by adding an app drawer

LeEco is rolling out the latest update to its Le Pro3 and Le S3 smartphones this week which finally adds an app drawer to the company’s Ecosystem User Interface skin of Android, after user… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

BioShock studio Irrational Games has reformed as Ghost Story

More than three years after the surprising news that Irrational Games was closing down, the studio behind BioShock is back: but with a new name. The studio is now called Ghost Story, and it was… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber for allegedly stealing self-driving car secrets

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun-off late last year by Google, is suing Uber and its self-driving truck company Otto, claiming the ride-hail giant stole its key technology.
According to a… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

HP’s Spectre 15 makes 4K on a laptop a livable experience

What makes it better than other 4K laptops is its decent battery life and healthy selection of ports. If Windows is your jam and you need full-size screen,.. – TechCrunch

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Principled free-software license enforcement

Issues of when and how to enforce free-software licenses, and who
should do it, have been on
some people’s minds recently, and Richard Fontana from Red Hat decided
to continue the discussion at FOSDEM. This was a fairly lawyerly talk;
phrases like “alleged violation” and “I think that…” were scattered
throughout it to a degree not normally found in talks by developers.
This is because Fontana is a lawyer at Red Hat, and he was talking about
ideas which, while they are not official Red Hat positions, were developed
following
discussions between him and other members of the legal team at Red – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

craft ai | How to build a Personal Wellness coach with craft ai

Learning users’ habits is something that can be useful in many cases: smart homes or energy consumption are examples. Today we’re introducing a new use case:… – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

With PyWren, AWS Lambda Finds an Unexpected Market in Scientific Computing – The New Stack

A University of California-Berkeley researcher has found a new, and somewhat unexpected, use case for the Lambda serverless computing service from Amazon Web Services: scientific computing. At the Continuum Analytics’ first user conference, AnacondaCON 2017, held last week in Austin Texas, Eric Jonas, a postdoctoral research student at University of California-Berkeley’s AMPLab, talked about how a number of … – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

CMV Is a Greater Threat to Infants Than Zika, but Far Less Often Discussed

Every year in the U.S., 20,000 to 40,000 infants are born with cytomegalovirus. Yet most doctors don’t talk with pregnant women about how to prevent it. – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

The disruption in mobile gaming that few are talking about

With GDC approaching next week, mobile gaming is on my mind. Truth be told, I was never much of a gamer myself, yet the industry has always fascinated me from an investment perspective. In 2016 we … – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

GWAS of cognitive empathy

bioRxiv – the preprint server for biology, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research and educational institution – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Aggregations in MongoDB by Example

In this second half of MongoDB by Example, we’ll explore the MongoDB aggregation pipeline. The first half of this series covered MongoDB Validations by Example. When it’s time to gather metrics from MongoDB, there’s no better tool than MongoDB aggregations. Aggregations are a set of functions that allow you to – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Alphabet’s Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing the design of a key self-driving system

The Alphabet subsidiary is accusing its former employee, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski, of downloading 14,000 confidential files before he left the company. – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Spotify gets into podcasting with three music-themed shows

The streaming service looks to original content to stand out in a crowded market. – Engadget

February 23rd, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

Frank Abagnale, world-famous con man, explains why technology won’t stop breaches

The man who once pretended to be a doctor explains identity theft to the health industry at HIMMS. – Ars Technica

February 23rd, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

The long history of Oscar speeches as political protest

The crush of Hollywood awards season has provided ample opportunity for people in the entertainment industry to speak out about current political events, and almost everyone with something to say… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Expanse just had its Ned Stark moment

The Expanse is a television show based on the novels by James S.A. Corey. Every week, I’ll be taking a look at one moment in each episode of the show’s second season, and chatting with the creators… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Lego Batman director Chris McKay will reportedly direct a Nightwing movie

Nightwing is reportedly getting his own movie in the DC Extended Universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is currently developing a film that will follow the grown-up former… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Oscar Isaac will star as Hamlet this summer at the Public Theater

Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac is returning to the stage this summer in a production of Hamlet at the Public Theater, per a report from The New York Times. Isaac, known from his popular turn as pilot… – The Verge

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Android users can now find Google Drive files right in Search

Android users are getting a small but useful update today: Google is rolling out the ability to find your Drive files right from the Search app. Just type in what you’re looking for, scroll over to the ‘In Apps’ tab (it’s all the way on the right), and you should see your files listed. Tap … – The Next Web

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Google’s iOS Keyboard gets the one feature it really lacked: voice typing

I really like Gboard. It’s been my primary iOS keyboard since Google launched it back in May of 2016, and it’s pretty much the only third party iOS keyboard.. – TechCrunch

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

8 Tips to Keep Small Server Rooms and Closets Cool – Enviromon

Check your server room temperature and if you notice that it is regularly above 80F you may be at risk damaging your equipment. – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Uber investors blast company for failure to change: ‘We have hit a dead end’

Freada and Mitch Kapor called out Uber in an open letter: “We feel we have hit a dead end in trying to influence the company quietly from the inside.” – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Booster

Apply to join Booking Booster, Booking.com’s 3-week startup accelerator
programme, and compete for a chance to receive a grant of up to €500,000 to
promote sustainable tourism. – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

What California Gets Wrong About Affordable Housing

Los Angeles is considering a measure that would make housing even less affordable. – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service | ZDNet

Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service. – Hacker News

February 23rd, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

The Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $100 on a Dell UltraSharp monitor

Other savings include a RAVPower 22,000mAh charger and Samsung Gear Fit 2 wearable. – Engadget

February 23rd, 2017 Engadget, Tech News