Category: What I’m reading

  • How Safe Are Blockchains? It Depends.

    How Safe Are Blockchains? It Depends.

    Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology underlying bitcoin, may prove to be far more valuable than the currency it supports. But it’s only as valuable as it is secure. Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.» http://bit.ly/2fYSa88

  • Watch out Google! Blockchain will set us free from data tyranny

    Watch out Google! Blockchain will set us free from data tyranny

    Do you know how much data you actually own? You would think it would be a lot, right? We’re constantly feeding the internet with our personal information, traits, habits, and characteristics — so at least some of that data should belong to us personally. Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.» […]

  • Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts

    Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts

    America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.» http://bit.ly/2xcTMBz

  • The Favelog Writes Itself

    The Favelog Writes Itself

    I’d like to introduce you to the concept a favelog, a self-updating website that archives and catalogs your personal collections of favorites, saves, stars, and likes around the web. Better yet, I’ll show you how to set one up for yourself. Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.» http://bit.ly/2wnpb4E

  • AIY Voice Kit: Inspiring the maker community

    AIY Voice Kit: Inspiring the maker community

    Recently, we launched AIY Voice Kit, a do-it-yourself voice recognition kit for Raspberry Pi-based maker projects. Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.» http://bit.ly/2vCQ4ks

  • The future is coming. Here’s what it might look like

    The future is coming. Here’s what it might look like

    Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform our cities and workplaces, shifting jobs and entrepreneurship in new directions, and spur new ways to manage our lives. Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.» http://bit.ly/2wwRVvR

  • How Long Does Building a WordPress Site Take?

    How Long Does Building a WordPress Site Take?

    The best piece of WordPress writing last week was from Brian at Post Status: How much should a custom WordPress website cost? Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.» http://bit.ly/2qFbw54

  • Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

    Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

    In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. Shared via Pocket. Read full article here, at the publisher’s site.»

  • 50 Books Recommended by This Year’s TED Speakers

    50 Books Recommended by This Year’s TED Speakers

    TED is one of the world’s premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to millions of learners around the world through the event’s wildly popular online videos. Shared via Pocket. Read full article […]

  • How ‘Twin Peaks’ Invented Modern Television

    How ‘Twin Peaks’ Invented Modern Television

    The sensational entrance into mass consciousness of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks, 27 years ago, was an event that defies replication. To begin with, back then there actually was a mass consciousness—or, at least, there were a lot of people watching the same shows at the same time. Shared via Pocket. Read full […]