NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with data scientist Cathy O’Neil about her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, which describes the dangers of relying on big data analytics to solve problems.
What is TypeScript and why with Anders Hejlsberg on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers
The Hanselminutes Podcast by Scott Hanselman
While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talked with Bryan Hunter about the language Elixir. Bryan tells the story of how the folks behind Ruby got interested in Erlang, thinking to bring some of Erlang’s features to other languages - but then discovered it was impossible, since Erlang is its own operating system. So instead, they created a new language within Erlang, and that is Elixir. Taking the favorite features of many languages including Ruby, C#, F# and others, Elixir makes for a pleasant programming experience while still having the power of Erlang behind you. Check it out!
I heard this great audio presentation by Limor Fried (Ladyada) and Phillip Torrone. They talk about how they run Adafruit, their open source hardware company, and I highly recommend everyone give it a listen. http://www.eevblog.com/2010/08/26/how-to-run-an-open-source-hardware-company/
In this week’s episode Ben and James discuss Apple Pay and its impact on retailers and banks.
Glenn Fleishman: A Week of Apple Pay: Chips, PINs, and…signatures? – Six Colors
Ben Thompson: The Problem with Payments – Stratechery
Ben Thompson: Why Apple Pay was Blocked, Why Apple Pay Will Succeed – Stratechery
Josh Constine: CurrentC is the Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt to Kill Apple Pay and Credit Card Fees – TechCrunch
Charles Duhigg: How Companies Learn Your Secrets – New York Times
Ben Thompson: Publishers and the Smiling Curve – Stratechery
Ben Thompson, @monkbent, Stratechery
James Allworth, @jamesallworth, Harvard Business Review
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An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country. The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks. But when Carmen Segarra was hired, what she witnessed inside the Fed was so alarming that she got a tiny recorder and started secretly taping.
They were talented, idealistic risk takers, on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.
In an age of smartphones, it’s easy to take an overwhelming number of photos. NPR’s picture editor, Kainaz Amaria, has some tips for creating a bounty of images without driving yourself crazy.
Audie Cornish talks to psychologist Linda Henkel about whether photos impair memory in a series that explores the relationship between human memory and photography in the age of smartphone cameras.
When you snap lots of photos, psychologists say you’re subconsciously relying on the camera to remember the experience for you. And your memory, they say, may suffer because of it.
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